Stephen Sottilare

27 Added | 6 Magazines | 27 Likes | 3 Following | 4 Followers | @StephenSott72td | Keep up with Stephen Sottilare on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Stephen Sottilare”

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

The Brain

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Political Science

Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Climate Change

Puppy bred to have muscular dystrophy saved by surprise mutation

Dog study provides potential pathway to new treatments for the disease.<p>Ringo, a golden retriever born in 2003 in a Brazilian kennel, was never …

Genetics

Electric vehicles beat gasoline cars in cradle-to-grave emissions study

A cradle-to-grave analysis finds driving an electric car in California creates less greenhouse gas emissions than even the most efficient gasoline vehicle.<p>A car running on electricity -- even when powerplant emissions are considered -- produces pollution equivalent to a theoretical conventional car …

Reddit Proves Once Again That Bill Nye Is A Goddamn Meme Machine

A recent Reddit Photoshop Battle tasked users with making something hilarious out of one of the unusually dark promo stills from Bill Nye’s current …

Bill Nye

Humans created a new top predator that's taking over the Northeast — and that's just one example of the evolution we're driving

Evolution, it turns out, isn't the long, invisible process we once thought.<p>Instead, it's happening all around us, all the time, and we are its primary drivers.<p>Numbers of the coywolf, a new hybrid of the coyote and the wolf, likely just topped a million.<p>By shaping landscapes, dumping pollutants into …

Biology

Scientists finally think they know what killed 211,000 of these antelope in May

Native to the grassy steppes of Kazakhstan and nearby regions, populations of the critically endangered species have suffered one catastrophic loss after the next over the past 15 years.<p>And now, a mass die-off in the spring of 2015 seems to have killed off about half the species, according to The …

Wildlife

Mexico Planning $46 Billion Coast-to-Coast Wind-Energy Push

Mexico is planning to quadruple its wind-power capacity as part of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s effort to transform the country’s energy …

Renewable Energy

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain …

Bowe Bergdahl

Key to longevity? Blocking over 200 genes boosts lifespan by 60%, study reveals

Once a bucket of genes linked to aging is removed, the lifespan of cells increases significantly, American scientists discovered during ten years of …

Watch Stephen Colbert Apologize for Whole Foods

Last night on the <i>Late Show</i>, host Stephen Colbert explained why he loves Whole Foods: "Because I love organic produce and I cannot stand having money." But he's bummed because Whole Foods has "gotten into a whole lot of organic, all-natural gluten-free trouble lately." After talking about the …

The Late Show

A New Mammal Has Just Been Discovered and It's Called the Hog-Nosed Rat

LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE Magazine<p>LIFE …

Mountain Biking

Archaeologists discover possible ruins of ancient Sodom in the Holy Land

The long-lost Biblical city of Sodom — a city that the Bible claims was destroyed by God because of its immorality — may finally have been found. …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

Giant Viruses Are Hiding in Permafrost, But Not for Long

Ancient viruses have been lying dormant in Siberian permafrost for centuries. But global warming is about to change that.<p>If you’re a germophobe, you …

The cost of letting the Arctic melt has been revealed—and it’s staggering

The melting of the Arctic is already affecting life on earth—causing harm to animals, opening up new sea routes, and enabling controversial oil-drilling in some of the world’s least-explored areas.<p>But now the financial cost has been modeled, too, and it’s colossal.<p>The Arctic is warming twice as …

Global Warming

4 Things That Might (or Might Not) Exist in the Human Body

Scientists have managed to sequence the human genome, image the human brain and harness stem cells for complex medical research, among many other …

Stunning images reveal SpaceX's revolutionary approach to landing on Mars

And as mind-blowing as these innovative ideas are, the video animations and illustrations that bring Space X's goals to life are equally impressive.<p>But these animations and illustrations aren't just fiction and propaganda: They are a way for SpaceX to envision the future and make it a reality.<p>For …

Space Travel

Amsterdam to refund fines levied on Holocaust victims for paying rent late

City agrees to refund fines to families after details of fines emerged in Amsterdam archive<p>Amsterdam will refund relatives of hundreds of Jews who were fined for being late with their rent during their incarceration in World War II concentration camps, city officials said Friday.<p>"From today, the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos8 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

3 Outdoor Workouts That Are Better Than Running | Men's Health

“You can get a dynamic workout that pushes your limits of strength and stamina through simple bodyweight movements,” says Gideon Akande, winner of <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer, who regularly teaches outdoor bootcamps in Chicago.<p>It’s all about the workout design.<p>Use these 3 no-equipment routines to …

A Little Bit of History: Six World War II Books You Shouldn't Miss

Image by Joshua Chaplinsky<p>“I’ve never been much of a history buff,” a friend said to me while discussing his recent visit to Hiroshima, Japan. “But …

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a …

The crazy story of the man who fought for Finland, the Nazis, and US Army Special Forces

Born in Finland in 1919, Törni enlisted at age 19 in his country's army and fought against the Soviet Union in the Winter War of 1939-1940, according to the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.<p>In 1942 he was severely wounded after he skied into a mine, but that didn't slow him down. In 1944, during what …

Special Forces