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The New Yuppies

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Income Inequality

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Earth Science

Winners and losers from the final night of the Democratic convention

By Chris Cillizza<p>, Reporter<p>The Democratic convention ended Thursday night with Hillary Clinton delivering her acceptance speech. I watched, tweeted and jotted down some of the best and worst of the night that was.<p>Winners<p>* <b>Khizr</b> <b>Khan</b>: The father of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in a suicide …

Government

How the rest of the world views American violence and police

<b>BATON ROUGE.</b><p>St. Paul.<p>Dallas.<p>The latest case in Baltimore.<p>And back to Baton Rouge.<p>Violence involving American police officers and civilians can read like a never-ending tour of death in 2016. And with the past weekend’s latest fatal eruption in Louisiana, ahead of the Republican and Democratic …

Aren’t more white people than black people killed by police? Yes, but no.

By Wesley Lowery<p>Reporter<p>Dylan Noble died on the last Saturday of June.<p>Police in Fresno, Calif., received a report of a man walking a downtown street with a rifle, but when they arrived, they instead found Noble speeding by in his pickup truck.<p>When they tried to pull him over, the 19-year-old led …

Law Enforcement

EU referendum results: David Cameron to resign, markets tumble

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets.<p>There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

The medical industry is plundering a 450-million-year old species for its rare blue blood

The horseshoe crab is a hardy sea creature. It has lived through all the mass extinctions our planet has seen, including the one that killed the dinosaurs, and the biggest one, which wiped out more than 95% of marine species. It has done all that without changing much in the last 450 million years. …

Extinction

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

Brian Chippendale’s Puke Force is 2016’s first comics masterpiece

It’s been 15 years since the closure of the Fort Thunder art space in Providence. Many Fort Thunder alumni have gone on to notable careers in the …

Graphic Novels

A Lawyer Thinks This Tiger's Friendship With A Goat Is "Gay Propaganda"

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Where Are All the Aliens? Taking Shelter From the Universe’s Radiation

The hunt for signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the cosmos has been frustratingly quiet. But maybe the reason aliens aren't talking is because …

Universe

Income inequality happens by design. We can't fix it by tweaking capitalism | Steven W Thrasher

The poorest Americans have no realistic hope of achieving anything that approaches income equality. They still struggle for access to the basics<p>The economic hoarding by those at the top has been termed “income inequality”, but that’s neither a strong nor accurate enough phrasing. I have never heard …

Income Inequality

Hacking The Pipeline: How Black Colleges Are Taking Tech's Diversity Issue Into Their Own Hands

While the big tech companies release diversity reports, students and mentors at HBCUs are coding their own future.<p><b>Leslie Tita's tone grows oddly anxious</b> as he curls into the back of a Lyft, and speeds away from Howard University. Tita is a successful entrepreneur who owns a co-working space for …

California's Prop. 47 revolution: Do prosecutors really need a 'felony hammer' to deal with drug offenders?

President Obama's defense of Black Lives Matter was no doubt the biggest news that came out of last week's White House meeting with law enforcement leaders. But Proposition 47 came up as well, because Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was on the panel with Obama, and because just as California …

When we ban begging we take away the First Amendment rights of the poor | Matthew Segal

US income inequality,US constitution and civil liberties,Law,US news<p>It is cruel and unfair to say that governments can regulate words spoken by the poor but not by the wealthy, who can afford TV ads and lobbyists<p>All across America, municipalities have criminalized begging. This is bizarre. It is …

Rights & Freedoms

CIA torture survivors sue psychologists who designed infamous program

• Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen targeted by lawsuit<br>• ACLU sues on behalf of suspects subjected to mock drowning and more<p>Survivors of CIA torture have sued the contractor psychologists who designed one of the most infamous programs of the post-9/11 era.<p>Related: US torture report: …

The right’s shameless new Lincoln lie: Dred Scott, same-sex marriage, and the honest history of Abraham Lincoln

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Conservative thinkers who don’t respect Obergefell as law have history wrong when invoking Lincoln on Dred Scott<p>Corey Robin<p>October 13, 2015 4:45pm (UTC)<p>Conservative scholar Robert George has issued a “call to action” to constitutional scholars and presidential …

Law

The BBC Is Right: This Is The Most Important Economic Story Of The Decade

Much to my surprise I find that the BBC has managed to get an economic story correct. Not just correct but absolutely spot on. And the implications of this are rather large: it means, for example, that we can all stop wittering away about inequality and just get on with waxing fatter and richer. …

Economics

Now Would Be a Great Time To Get Into Creative JavaScript

Learning p5, a web-based interpretation of Processing, just got even easier to learn with a new series of tutorial videos.<p>Daniel Shiffman, an associate professor with NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, got me into a lot of stuff I didn't think I'd care about with his textbook, <i>The Nature</i> …

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Charted: What the landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal really means

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam, came to terms Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a landmark free-trade deal that’s being described as the most ambitious in a generation. What exactly does it all mean?<p>If the participants all ratify …

Economy

Boehner making waves on his way to the exit

The departing speaker is maneuvering behind the scenes to help shape the leadership team he'll leave in his wake.<p>John Boehner’s speakership is not ending quietly.<p>With less than four weeks left in his decades-long congressional career, Boehner is maneuvering to shape the House Republican Conference …

Finally, a 'Reasonably-Secure' Operating System: Qubes R3

The world's most secure operating system assumes you've been owned.<p>You know the state of computer security is dire when Qubes OS, arguably the world's most secure operating system, makes only modest claims.<p>Last week, the software project announced the official release of Qubes R3, which includes …

The Supreme Court Is Back At Work, And Things Look Pretty Ugly Already

Affirmative action, public unions and legislative representation are all on the chopping block in the next nine months.<p>WASHINGTON -- Back from its summer break, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing its first pair of cases on Monday -- the beginning of what's shaping up to be a controversial new …

Public Sector