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How the Death of a Muslim Recruit Revealed a Culture of Brutality in the Marines

<b>It was late</b> at night on March 7, 2016, when Ghazala Siddiqui heard the phone ring and hurriedly reached for it, eager to hear the voice of her son. An indecipherable torrent of words spewed from the breathless</i> …

Military

New Guitar World DVD: 100 Chords You Need to Know

Sure, <i>Guitar World</i> and GuitarWorld.com have posted countless stories about the chords, licks, riffs and general info you need to know to be a solid …

Guitar

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.<p>Currently, doctors perform …

University of Oxford

Five things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have now filled in some key pieces of the sprawling puzzle presented by the Russia investigations.<p>Here are the top five things we learned from their appearance before the Senate Judiciary …

Donald Trump

Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

The reclusive mastermind behind President Trump’s nationalist ideology and combative tactics made his public debut Thursday, delivering a fiery rebuke of the media and declaring that the new administration is in an unending battle for “deconstruction of the administrative state.”<p>Stephen K. Bannon, …

Donald Trump

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

We just saw what voters do when they feel screwed. Here’s the economic theory of why they do it

One of the most interesting experiments in economics is known as the ultimatum game. It deftly gets at a fundamental truth of human nature — about how our deep emotional programming cause us to do things that, when viewed through the lens of rationality, just don’t make sense.<p>The game itself …

Globalization

How our brains create 'mental time travel' - Futurity

Neuroscientists call high fidelity memories "mental time travel." Experiments reveal new information about the brain during these moments.

The science deniers' greatest hits | Climate Dispatch

“And yet, it moves.”<p>Thus muttered Galileo Galilei under his breath, after being forced by the Inquisition to recant his claim that the Earth moved …

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Physics

Physicist explains why time travel isn't possible - Futurity

In a new book, physicist Richard Muller answers the question: Why does the arrow of time flow inexorably toward the future, constantly creating new …

As if being 12-years-old wasn’t hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder

The transition from elementary school at about age 11, to middle school, is notoriously hard, and researchers have documented that a lot of kids take a hit academically from which they don’t recover for years.<p>It’s difficult to pinpoint what drives the drop in performance. Adolescence is in full …

Education

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

Dr Orgasm will see you now: is the O-Shot what women need for better sex?

Dr Charles Runels has been called a miracle-worker by the women whose clitorises he has injected with their own blood. But many medical professionals believe the effects are simply placebo – and question Runels’ methods<p>Seven years ago, Dr Charles Runels’ lover surprised him at his office, demanding …

Medicine

The Photographer: Antonio Bronic

I’m the only Reuters photographer based in Croatia, so I cover everything there. But I like shooting sport best of all.<p>When I was in elementary school, I had to pick my high school subjects and, quite by chance, I chose photography. I enjoyed the lessons and liked my teacher, and everything led on …

Humans are driving the evolution of new species — and that could be just as bad as causing extinctions

The London Underground mosquitoes were first noticed during World War II, when tens of thousands of people took shelter in the subway system's tunnels while their city was bombed. The sunless, concrete passageways were different from the mosquitoes' natural habitat — and their normal food source, …

Ecology

Challenges for Genomics in the Age of Big Data

(Image via Shutterstock)<p>Scientists don’t dabble much in predictions. They’re comfortable with data, and facts they can observe. So when they do …

Big Data

Using linkage maps to correct and scaffold de novo genome assemblies: methods, challenges, and computational tools

Introduction<p><i>De novo</i> genome sequences are fueling a scientific revolution. Biologists are in a position to answer questions that were unimaginable 30 …