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Charlie Brown

A GOP Governor Just Undid A Major Voting Rights Victory In His State

Kentucky's new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin reversed a move Tuesday by his Democratic predecessor to restore voting rights to at least 140,000 people with felony convictions.<p>The state is just one of just three, along with Florida and Iowa, that permanently disenfranchises all people with felony …

Rights & Freedoms

It Looks Like a Worldwide Coffee Shortage Is Inevitable

Ruh roh...<p>If you rely on a good cup of coffee to get you through the morning, you might want to stock up: it looks like we'll soon be experiencing a …

Coffee
Paleontology

Dogs can imitate each other's expressions just like humans, study finds

Previously the characteristic has only been detected in humans and non-human primates such as chimps and orangutans<p>Dogs can instantly imitate each other's expressions just like humans, scientists have found, indicating that they have basic levels of empathy.<p>The phenomenon of dogs doing the same may …

Evolution

Scientists find 1,500-year-old pre-Viking settlement beneath new airport site | Ars Technica

The greatest archaeological treasures come from garbage.<p>When Norway announced plans to expand its Ørland Airport this year, archaeologists got …

Here’s a Video Showing the Very Worst Anti-Science Bullshit of 2015

Snowballs, witch-hunts, and a big measles outbreak.<p>By James West<p>In 2015, science was a favorite punching bag for many of America’s politicians. While …

3. Ex Machina

AI movies are a hot trend recently, what with Chappie and the new Terminator sequel. Ex Machina took things in its own direction though and looked …

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

There are a lot of different ways to define science, but perhaps one that everyone can agree on is that it’s a process by which:<p>knowledge about the natural world or a particular phenomenon is gathered,<br>• a testable hypothesis is put forth concerning a natural, physical explanation for that …

Physics

The science behind why we eat chicken noodle soup when we’re sick

Although researchers have not been able to determine the cause of the alleged positive effects of chicken soup, several studies have confirmed that it helps to unblock congested noses and throats.<p>Archaeological evidence shows that people started using poultry to make soups soon after they …

Chicken Soup

Why This Newly Discovered Shark Is A Real Ninja

Several shark species have cool names, like great white, hammerhead, goblin and cookiecutter.<p>Now, we have one more to add to the list. Meet the newest type of lanternshark: the ninja lanternshark.<p>Researcher Victoria Vásquez and her colleagues discovered the previously unidentified shark after …

Zoology

Scientists Create the Superman of Metals

A group of scientists say they have created the Superman of metals, a material so strong and lightweight it could lead to the creation of faster …

Year in review: Quantum spookiness is real

Some pesky loopholes no longer plague a crucial test for assessing the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Experiments reported in 2015 definitively …

Quantum Mechanics

The unethical superhero: Why science in The Flash needs some oversight | Ars Technica

Secret prisons, surreptitious DNA testing, and a disregard of public safety.<p>Marvel is fast becoming synonymous with the superhero—a pair of …

Guantanamo Bay

Scientists Identify Potentially Harmful Bacteria in Espresso Machines

Turns out bacteria like coffee too.<p>Your coffee maker might be brewing more than just coffee, scientists in Spain have discovered, reporting that in a …

Microbiology

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Eddie Izzard

The Science Behind the Virgin Birth

Researchers have come up with several intriguing—if improbable—scientific explanations for the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.<p>Although the religious meaning of Christmas was long ago neutered, replaced with the secular joys of eggnog and mall Santas, at its core December 25 is still a celebration of …

Biology

There’s a theory going around that Donald Trump might be in an even better position than you think

In 1982, California voters were supposed to elect former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley as the state's governor.<p>Bradley went into the election with a sizable lead over George Deukmejian. Exit polls projected a Bradley win. But when the ballots were counted, Deukmejian came out the winner.<p>Thus the …

Government