Ethan Greene

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Don’t Forget About the Islands

Hey, it’s Tim.<p>I’m not normally one to speak directly in the media, or write stuff publicly. So I’m a little out of my comfort zone here. I don’t use …

How the NBA Was Saved on the Back of a Napkin

Larry O’Brien, fresh off propelling John F. Kennedy to his first Senate term, is busy plotting the young politician's ascent to the presidency, and …

Basketball

The Final Humiliation of Reince Priebus

Like his party, the former White House chief of staff swallowed his principles in the name of power. He was repaid in savage indignity.<p>Six years ago, a humble party hack from Kenosha, Wisconsin, took on the thankless job of turning around the Republican Party. As he exits the White House—battered, …

Why can’t monkeys talk? Scientists rumble over a curious question.

Decades ago, while Philip H. Lieberman was soaking in a bathtub and listening to the radio, he heard anthropologist Loren Eiseley ponder an evolutionary puzzle: Why couldn't monkeys talk? Like us, they're social primates, intelligent and certainly not quiet. Rhesus macaques grunt, coo, screech and …

Linguistics

Insights Into the Brain, in a Book You’ll Wish You Had in College

<b>BEHAVE</b> <b><br>The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst</b><br>By Robert M. Sapolsky<br>790 pp. Penguin Press. $35<p>In 1859 Charles Darwin gave the world a theory of life. A century later, evolutionary biologists started thinking seriously about its implications for human behavior. Richard Dawkins’s “The Selfish Gene” …

Hunter Gatherers

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Extra layer of tectonic plates discovered within Earth's mantle, scientists say

Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific.<p>For more than half a century scientists have known that continents drift over the surface of our planet, and that the ocean floor tears …

Earth Science

Synthetic Meat Spat Shows That Ethical Meat Doesn't Mean Peaceful Meat

There are a few of generalizations we can probably make about meat. First, meat production is bad for the animal. Second, meat production is bad for …

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make you cry? I’ve always enjoyed reading newspaper and magazine articles about the psychological effects of music, but apart from the …

Flute

Republicans who voted against internet privacy got paid out

Cash rules everything around D.C.<p>That's hardly a new revelation, but it's worth revisiting after Congress recently voted (twice) to gut important …

Van Jones: Trump may have signed Earth's death warrant

<b>(CNN) —</b> As usual, Donald Trump is completely upside down on the facts.<p>In 2015, President Barack Obama created the Clean Power Plan to slow climate disruption. It was the first action ever taken by the US government to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.<p>And this week, with the stroke of …

Donald Trump

Cutting Science Funding Today Costs Us More Overall

How much money should we spend on funding our grandest scientific endeavors as a society? Should we be trying to send humans to Mars? Trying to cure cancer? Investigate the mysteries of deep space? Working to develop new vaccines? Monitoring our climate and weather to better predict natural …

James Webb Space Telescope

The Hammer Play is the Spurs' not-so-secret weapon that still can't be stopped

San Antonio got a wide open three with a play it’s been running for YEARS.<p>The San Antonio Spurs are so famous for the so-called Hammer Play that we wrote a 1,700-word article about it in 2014. You’d think, three years later, the Spurs couldn’t keep running the exact same play with teams falling for …

NBA

Robots aren’t killing the American Dream. Neither is trade. This is the problem.

“No, robots aren’t killing the American Dream,” argued the New York Times editorial board in February. As evidence, the Times emphasized that labor productivity and capital investment have decelerated in the new century. In theory, that wouldn’t be happening if automation were the main reason that …

Economics

A renewable planet is almost inevitable

When the leader of the free world denies climate change and fills his cabinet with like-minded individuals, it's hard not to panic. The world is, after all, hurtling toward an irrevocable ecological catastrophe that threatens all of our lives. There may be a reason to be slightly less pessimistic, …

Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

<i>Bret Stephens delivered the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture this week at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read the full text of his remarks</i> …

25 years ago today, Magic Johnson gave us the NBA All-Star Game’s greatest moment

When Magic Johnson announced 25 years ago last November that he was retiring from the NBA after contracting HIV, no one could have predicted what …

Magic Johnson

The economist behind Universal Basic Income: Give all citizens UBI to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism'

He described a growing class of "precariat" workers, alienated by a western political agenda which had, since the 1970s, promoted market-led competition above job security. Real wages across the west had stalled for decades and "flexible" work was becoming the norm, leaving many millions around the …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

Scientists Have Discovered an 'Off' Switch For The Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Important.<p>A lot has been written about CRISPR over the past year. The powerful gene editing tool can quickly and easily 'cut and paste' genes, which …

The 99 best things that happened in 2016, from Ebola’s eradication in West Africa to saving the manatees

Our media feeds are echo chambers. And those echo chambers don’t just reflect our political beliefs: they reflect our feelings about human progress. Bad news can be a bubble too, so here’s some good stuff that also happened in 2016.<p>Some of the biggest conservation successes in generation<p>1. British …

Marine Conservation

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance their functioning, according to a new study by researchers at Northwestern University. The findings, published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i>, …

The Brain

7 qualities in men that women find attractive

Luckily for you, many scientists have wondered what women want. And they've done studies to figure it out. Here are seven traits that researchers have concluded women find irresistible.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p><i>Sources:</i><i>Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,</i> …

Psychology

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Sighting of uncontacted Amazonian tribe – in pictures<p>Read more<p>“I took the camera and started photographing,” said Brazilian …

Ethnology

Let Me See Some Footwork

In basketball, what happens on the ground is as important as what takes place above it. When you think of Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, you think of …

Basketball

The science behind how WiFi internet connectivity works

Our Telegraph video series, How It Works, breaks down the basics of everyday technology, revealing how the products we use on a daily basis actually work.<p>The video above reveals how WiFi internet connectivity works, connecting to a computer by converting electronic data into digital signals via an …

Wi-Fi

9 Tips For Communicating Science To People Who Are Not Scientists

Many of the most complex and divisive topics of the day involve science. While deep ideological chasms cloud some discussions, the reality is that large segments of the American public are simply not trained as a scientists. For this reason they may tune out when scientists try to explain difficult …

University of Tennessee

How to Sign Up for Mass Effect: Andromeda's Multiplayer Beta

Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a multiplayer beta, producer Fabrice Condominas confirmed in a tweet. You can sign up for it right now on developer BioWare's website, though you might want to put some time aside: the survey could take you a while to fill out.<p>To sign up for the beta, you'll need to …

Mass Effect

We're Probably Imagining Aliens Wrong

Humans have always had the impulse to cast alien life in our image, says British science writer Philip Ball. It’s a tendency that goes back centuries, and has only been propagated by modern science fiction. In this video by Adam D'Arpino for Aeon, Bell argues that this tendency could actually be …

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

Consciousness