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Why Some Men Don’t Work: Video Games Have Gotten Really Good

If innovations in housework helped free women to enter the labor force in the 1960s and 1970s, could innovations in leisure — like League of Legends — be taking men out of the labor force today?<p>That’s the logic behind a new working paper released on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

How Does Impeachment Work?

The framers all agreed that the power to remove the executive would have to be lodged somewhere.<p>The Constitution has a failsafe. When the framers decided to create a powerful chief executive with a fixed term of office, it was immediately evident that a remedy was needed in case something went …

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Google says its own analysis shows 'no gender pay gap'

In a new post on pay equity, Google VP Eileen Naughton says the company was "taken aback" by the US Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) accusation that it paid women less than men, especially since the regulator gave no data to back up the claim. To counter it, the company …

The movie business is in denial

Everybody ignored the future at CinemaCon, but hope may be on the horizon<p>Hollywood has been facing stagnating ticket sales, intense competition from streaming services, and an IP-focused studio tentpole monoculture for years. None paint a particularly rosy picture for the future, so perhaps it …

This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23

Einstein For Millennials<p>At age 14, Sabrina Pasterski walked onto the MIT campus to request notarization of aircraft worthiness for her single-engine …

Army Unveils 3-D Printed Grenade Launcher

The U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) recently revealed that it had successfully 3-D printed almost all of the …

Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill Tuesday less than 24 hours after its …

Despite stretch of no homicides, more people shot in Chicago this year than last

Despite a six-day stretch without a homicide in Chicago, the number of people shot in the city is still higher than it was a year ago, according to data compiled by the Tribune.<p>At least 23 people were shot in the city over the weekend, bringing the total this year to 550, 25 more than last year at …

Exclusive: Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.<p>Part of the reason for the proposal is to deter …

Some Google self-driving-car experts were paid so much that they quit

The large payouts gave the employees little incentive to stay at the company, and some left to begin their own self-driving-car startups and initiatives. Essentially, the staff members were paid so much that they quit, the Bloomberg report says.<p>To be clear, it's likely the large payouts weren't the …

Questions swirl after Trump admin says tax will pay for wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising Mexico will pay for his massive border wall. On Thursday, his administration finally suggested …

Teeth say climate killed Australia's giant beasts - Futurity

What could eliminate 500-pound kangaroos, marsupial tapirs the size of horses, and wombat-like creatures the size of hippos? Climate change.

Skittles Highway Spill Reveals Awful Trend In The Food Industry

Excess candy doesn't go where you might expect.<p><i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Reclaim</i> <i>campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it.</i><p>America’s cows are getting serious sugar highs, and there’s nothing sweet about it.<p>On Jan. 18, hundreds of …

Small birds were observed travelling to as many as 24 different breeding sites in Alaska within six weeks, further than flying from Paris to Moscow<p>A bird smaller than a city pigeon has been recorded flying 13,000km (8,000 miles) in just one month to have sex with as many females as possible<p>In …

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Documenting Trump's war on science

During Canada's nightmarish Stephen Harper years -- when an Arctic country with two oceanic coastlines and major freshwater reserves was ruled by a …

General Motors tops list of S&P 100 companies that pay the least in taxes

If you're an average American, you paid about 20% of your income toward federal tax in 2015 — and that doesn't even count the state and local taxes …