Shannon Nichols

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Discovery Paves Way for New Kinds of Superconducting Electronics

June 22, 2015<p>By Kim McDonald<p>Physicists at UC San Diego have developed a new way to control the transport of electrical currents through …

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

Parenting

Don't Believe In Evolution? Try Thinking Harder

The theory of evolution by natural selection is among the best established in science, yet also among the most controversial for subsets of the American public.<p>For decades we've known that beliefs about evolution are well-predicted by demographic factors, such as religious upbringing and political …

Psychology

The dangers of Disney’s film about Charles Darwin | Philip Ball

Faced with a man so misunderstood, a ‘swashbuckling’ biopic about the naturalist could go horribly wrong. Here are a few blunders best avoided<p>The news that Disney is planning an “adventure film” about Charles Darwin sounds at first blush rather ominous. The idea that Darwin had “a bit of that …

Charles Darwin

'The Avengers of Oz' is the mashup you never knew you needed

I don't think we're in the Marvel Universe anymore.<p>Captain America and the other Avengers were just too stale for parody YouTuber Darren Wallace so …

How to Help Your Kids Survive the Cruelest Lessons of Childhood

We adults tend to look at kids with a sort of envy: Wouldn’t it be nice to be carefree, have summers off, and enjoy your youth again? We forget that …

Google AI chatbot hates children

We know Google is big on AI research – it acquired Deepmind last year, has partnered with Oxford University and is packing intelligence into everything from self-driving cars to Google Now. But sometimes that can be a little creepy.<p>A research paper published this week, blandly titled ‘A Neural …

Why modern scientists shouldn't completely dismiss Vedic knowledge

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>If students had access to authoritative narratives of Indian science in the university, they would not pay attention …

Religion and Science: Where Are They Headed?

Pope Francis's recent encyclical on climate change--and his embrace of mainstream science--brings the question of whether religion and science, two titanic cultural forces, can be reconciled. And it's not just about the Pope and climate change. Whether it's evolution vs. creation through the book …

Religion

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Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Hunter Gatherers

Is it OK to eat dogs? | Julian Baggini

Before you sign the petition against the dog meat festival in China, consider that eating man’s best friend is a matter of cultural tastes, not moral worth<p>Whenever western meat-eaters get up in arms over barbarous foreigners eating cute animals, it’s easy to throw around accusations of gross …

Eating

The world’s longest (and highest) glass-bottomed bridge

Visitors who dare venture forth can peer to the bottom of China’s Grand Canyon, 300m below.<p>Acrophobiacs beware… China’s newest bridge isn’t for the faint of heart.<p>Stretching 380m across a section of Zhangjiajie’s Grand Canyon, the new pedestrian bridge will have a completely glass floor. Visitors …

"SkinBook" Replaces Paper with Fake Skin for Tattooers to Practice On

When a tattoo artist is learning to ink, they don't have a lot of choices for surfaces to practice on. Many start by tattooing on fruit or raw meat, but it can't compare to real skin. Kind friends and willing participants are often their blank canvases. As a result, there are always some unhappy …

Art