Susan Caley

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Sayana Press: a game changer for family planning

Betty Laruni is on her bicycle by 6 a.m., “Sunday to Sunday,” as she says. Her children, aged 2 and 6, are still sleeping. When they wake, her …

Is Israel’s Big New Find for Real?

A piece of recently found papyrus is said to prove that Jerusalem was the center of a kingdom thousands of years ago. But the timing of its discovery …

Government Employees Have A Lot Of Thoughts About Working For Donald Trump

It turns out that <i>lots</i> of federal government employees are ready to share their thoughts on what it is like staring down the prospect of working under …

It’s only wrong when YOU do it! The psychology of hypocrisy | Dean Burnett

Hypocrisy seems to be everywhere lately. How do people reconcile themselves to saying one thing and doing another? And are there benefits?<p>In these times of political turmoil, aggressive online discourse, “post-truth” society and lord knows what else, one thing is hard to deny: there’s a lot of …

US election: What does the rest of the world think?

As the voting day in the US approaches, the world's attention is focused on perhaps one of the most polarised elections in US history. Not only will the winner seal the fate of Americans for the next four years, but the result will also have important ramifications for the rest of the world. We …

Google’s AI “Google Brain” Create Its Own Artificial Neural Network

A team of researchers at the Google Brain office have been working on a project that involved creating three separate neural networks that between …

SpaceX Finally Knows What Caused its Falcon 9 Rocket to Explode

Elon Musk says the problem has "never been encountered before in the history of rocketry.”<p>After SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket exploded while being fueled for a test fire in September, the company said it would be launching again by November. It appears the skeptics were right: It's now November, and …

Space Travel

Alan Bennett: ‘After Brexit, if people had voted out, I wouldn’t give them a selfie’

The playwright discusses referendum gloom, turning down I’m a Celebrity, and why his third volume of diaries may be his last. Read an extract here<p>Having been a <i>Spitting Image</i> puppet, voiced a biographical caricature on <i>Family Guy</i> and characterised himself in a film and several plays, Alan Bennett has …

Elon Musk: Tesla not liable for driverless car crashes unless it's design related

"No, I think that would be up to the individual's insurance," Musk said. "If it is something endemic to our design, certainly we would take our responsibility for that."<p>Tesla declined to elaborate further on the statement.<p>Musk made the remark when asked by a journalist if Tesla would take a similar …

Tesla

The philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius is supposed to help you be more resilient and at peace — here's how to master it in 7 days

It's been a tool for the ordinary and the elite alike — from slaves to emperors — as they sought wisdom, strength, and the "good life."<p>Today, Stoicism is popular with football coaches the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, investors like Tim Ferriss, and military generals like General James "Mad Dog" …

Pete Carroll

Richard Branson's advice for marijuana entrepreneurs: 'Screw it, just do it'

Richard Branson is one of the most exuberant and successful entrepreneurs of our time. Now, the UK's eighth richest person is throwing his support behind the marijuana industry.<p>Branson gave the keynote address at the New West Summit in San Francisco over the weekend, where thousands of medicinal …

Cannabis

It's Elementary

A Study in Scarlet<p><i>"It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment."[1]</i><p>Most of you are probably familiar …

Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.<p>It's a banner week for the end of the world, because we've officially pushed atmospheric carbon levels past their dreaded 400 parts per million. Permanently.<p>According to a blog post last Friday from the Scripps …

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

9 things you didn’t know about the UK’s tech scene

“Where are the UK tech companies that can become the next Google or Facebook?” goes the cry. Well, I think the UK has plenty of what it takes to grow a tech titan or two, or three.<p>Britain consistently punches above its weight when it comes to digital innovation and technology. In a recent …

25 of the most iconic images of Earth ever taken from space

When people and robots launch into space on far-off missions, it's a quiet tradition to briefly turn back toward Earth and take a photo.<p>These rare views of our home planet — recorded from hundreds, thousands, millions, or even billions of miles away, often with outdated cameras — are rarely as …

Space

How to Fight Extremism with Atheism

The world isn’t ending, but we face a tremendous problem from people who believe it is. The beliefs of many radicals have become increasingly …

Rewilding Britain is an opportunity for us all

Let’s take a journey across one of our national parks, the Lake District. It’s a place that invokes sentimentality; the fells, drystone walls and Herdwick sheep characterise the landscape. Yes, it’s expensive to park, but there’s lots of walking to be done to get away from it all and escape into …

This NASA probe will reach record speeds and withstand blistering temperatures as it gets dangerously close to the Sun

Blazing hot temperatures. Sizzling space dust and subatomic particles flowing at supersonic speeds. Solar storms ejecting billions of tons of material as fast as 1,240 miles per second.<p>These are just a few of the insane conditions NASA's Solar Probe Plus spacecraft will face as it plunges into the …

Solar Wind

The moment one of the most powerful women in banking noticed how weird Wall Street culture is

That's how Sallie Krawcheck — a former executive at Bank of America, Citi and other Wall Street banks — realized how strange Wall Street culture is.<p>She explained it on an episode of Hard Pass, a podcast I do with my colleague Josh Barro.<p>"Fish don't know there's water," Krawcheck said. "I worked on …

Jennifer Aniston Is Fed Up, Writes Powerful Viral Letter About A Woman’s True Value

There was never a time when I didn’t know the name Jennifer Aniston.<p>The classic sitcom Friends first premiered less than a year after I was born, and …

‘We Misled You’: How the Saudis Are Coming Clean on Funding Terrorism

On his latest trip, a former senior U.S. official finds a new attitude in Riyadh. But will it stick?<p>On my most recent trip to Saudi Arabia, I was greeted with a startling confession. In the past, when we raised the issue of funding Islamic extremists with the Saudis, all we got were denials. This …

A Lion in Winter

Not far from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate lies the Holocaust Memorial, a vast grid of nearly 3,000 concrete blocks that span a field of 19,000 square …

Civil rights icon Angela Davis wants young activists to challenge their heroes

Pretoria, South Africa<p>Just a peek of Angela Davis’ iconic Afro making its way up the stairs and onto the stage was enough to send the crowd at University of South Africa (UNISA) into a frenzied applause. Davis was clearly overwhelmed.<p>She would be interrupted several more times as the packed Z.K. …

Black History

Not all things wise and good are philosophy – Nicholas Tampio

I have published widely on Islamic political thought, including an encyclopedia entry on the topic. Reading the Quran, Islamic jurisprudence (<i>fiqh</i>), …

PLATO

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …