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'Female Simulations' Show Horrific Patterns of Drunk Male Sexual Aggression

“The female agent was programmed to engage in some sexual activities but refuse others.”<p>If the last two seasons of <i>Westworld</i> taught us anything, it’s …

Psychology

The Lost Dogs of the Americas

Before Europeans began to colonize the Americas about 500 years ago, the land, north and south, was populated with people who had been here for thousands of years. And their dogs.<p>The devastation visited on the native human inhabitants of North and South America is well known. Whether their dogs …

Anthropology

How Coke spun the public on its water use

When Coca-Cola announced plans earlier this year to recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, the company touted the effort as building on its success with sustainable water use. In a 2016 full-page ad published in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times,</i> the company proclaimed, “For every drop we …

Sustainability

Columbia and Yale scientists found the spiritual part of our brains—religion not required

Scientists seek to quantify everything—even the ineffable. And so the human search for meaning recently took a physical turn as Columbia and Yale University researchers isolated the place in our brains that processes spiritual experiences.<p>In a new study, published in Cerebral Cortex (paywall) on …

The Brain

The 2020's could be the worst decade in US history

I recently wrote about a looming credit crisis that's stemming from high-yield junk bonds. The crisis itself will have massive consequences for investors. But that's not the worst part.<p>The crisis will create a domino effect and trigger global financial contagion, which I usually refer to as "The …

The GOP’s Public-Education Dilemma

A conservative teacher’s surprise victory in the Kentucky legislature indicates that rural voters expect more from the party that presents itself as their champion.<p>Public-school teachers have long been a vitally important constituency for the Democratic Party, and teachers’ unions are known for …

Education

A Catholic school told its valedictorian his speech was too political. So he gave it outside on a bullhorn

<b>(CNN) —</b> The morning of her son's high school graduation, Gillian Marksberry received an unexpected phone call from his school: He would no longer be allowed to deliver his valedictorian speech at the ceremony.<p>The principal of Holy Cross High School in Covington, Kentucky, told Marksberry on Friday …

High School

High school principal resigns after LGBTQ students were forced to read the Bible as punishment

An Oregon principal has resigned after a months-long investigation into how the high school under his leadership discriminated against LGBTQ students, including forcing them to read the Bible as punishment.<p>When Liv Funk and Hailey Smith, two female students at North Bend High School in Coos County, …

LGBTQI

Memories Physically Transferred Between Snails Through Strings of RNA

It just took one injection to teach these snails fear.<p>To most of us, memories are intangible, like floating photo albums existing only in the mind. …

Biology

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

Framing

'I want to explain arranged marriage to people in the West'

<b>When Pakistani designer Nashra Balagamwala produced a board game about arranged marriage, most news reports about her wrongly assumed she was dead against it. Actually her position is far more nuanced. And one goal is to explain to people in the UK and elsewhere how it works.</b><p>"People in the West …

China cuts reference in key report to Hong Kong’s people governing themselves

BEIJING — China may have formally tightened the screws on Hong Kong on Monday by eliminating a reference to the people of the territory governing themselves, in a key report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang at the opening of the annual meeting of the country’s parliament.<p>In a long address to the …

Why We Need Rise-Up Economics, Not Trickle-Down

How to build the economy? Not through trickle-down economics. Tax cuts to the rich and big corporations don’t lead to more investment and jobs.The …

“No way”: Three teachers explain why Trump’s proposal to arm teachers won’t work

Since the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, Americans have rushed to offer preventative solutions to mass shootings: Several student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have called for stricter gun laws, while other voices have been raised to blame mental illness and bullying, calling …

Guns

Conservative Californians are fleeing to Texas. Data show they’re in for a surprise

McKinney, Texas<p>Kevin Korenthal was once a registered Democrat, living in a California suburb. After struggling to keep his small public relations firm afloat for years, he decided to pack up his family and two dogs. Last year, Korenthal moved to McKinney, a conservative community in the outskirts …

korenthal

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Coffee

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

The New Tax Law’s Subtle Subversion of Public Schools

The law will facilitate private-school attendance and put more obstacles in front of the neediest students.<p><i>This story was updated on February 7, 2018.</i><p>American public schools have long been, and remain, deeply unequal. At the most dilapidated and underperforming schools, teachers are blamed for …

Education

Scientists have proven the existence of the strangest state of matter: superionic ice

In 1935, the <i>Harvard Crimson</i>, a student-run newspaper of Harvard University, carried the following clip:<p>Percy W. Bridgman ’04, professor of physics, can now make ice which will not melt until a temperature higher than the boiling point of water is attained.<p>This was newsworthy indeed. Bridgman went …

Chemistry

Cheddar Man: the first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals

The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed.<p>Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstruction techniques to prove that the first …

No end to crisis in sight as Lebanon's garbage mountains grow

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Arpi Kruzian has lived on the coastline east of Beirut for three decades. But now her balcony has a different view: a massive mound of trash rising on the Mediterranean.<p>"This used to be the sea," she said outside her home. "One day we looked out, we couldn't see the sea."<p>Trucks …

Human Rights

50,000 tons of dangerous waste material found in Istanbul’s Başakşehir, causing pungent smells

ISTANBUL<p>Municipal police officers found that 50,000 tons of dangerous waste material has been giving off pungent smells in an empty plot of land in …

Plastic chemical linked to male infertility in majority of teenagers, study suggests

A plastics chemical linked to reduced fertility in men is in the majority of teenagers, research has found.<p>More than 80 per cent of teenagers have traces of the chemical compound in their bodies, according to the study involving 94 young people aged between 17 and 19.<p>The chemical known as Bisphenol …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Teaching

McDonald's Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Fast Food

In the United States alone, McDonald's sells more than 1 billion pounds of beef and more than 500 million cups of coffee each year.<p>While I don't eat at McDonald's very often anymore (the few times I eat a burger in any given year, my place of choice is In-N-Out), I have unwrapped plenty of Quarter …

Sustainability

I'm a 'sugar daddy' who has been dating the same 'sugar baby' for 3 years — here's what everyone gets wrong about our relationship

<i>After Business Insider published a story about how some college students are becoming "sugar babies" to help pay for college, we heard from several "sugar daddies" who said there was more to it. One reader wrote to us about his "sugar dating" experience.</i><p><i>This reader works in tech in Silicon Valley,</i> …

Trump Is Cracking Up

Paul Joseph Watson is an editor and staff writer for Infowars, the website published by archconspiracist Alex Jones. Stories on the site claim that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and the “deep state” orchestrated August’s racist mayhem in Charlottesville, Va. On Wednesday, when Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

France’s butter crisis is a perfect lesson in basic economics

Toulouse<p>A visit to the Sena Fromager at the Marché des Carmes brought more bad news. Daniel, the knowledgeable and personable fromager who gamely tolerates my poor French, looked grimly at the display case when I inquired about butter.<p>Gone was the giant block of gleaming fresh butter from which he …

France

A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland

<i>This article has drawn significant feedback, most of it sharply critical. Read a response from The Times’s national editor here. And the reporter offers his thoughts on covering white nationalists here.</i><p>HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Tony and Maria Hovater were married this fall. They registered at Target. …