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White House orders every government agency to consider climate change

The White House Council on Environmental Quality released a 34-page document on Tuesday directing government agencies to consider climate change in …

Climate

NASA analyses Maryland storm system that caused flooding

<i>NASA looks at historic flooding from slow-moving Maryland storms</i><p>NASA analyzed rainfall data from slow-moving storms that triggered flash floods over …

Flash floods close roads, strand drivers in Arizona

Flash flooding snarled rush hour traffic in Phoenix Tuesday evening, while the heavy monsoon rains also inundated roadways in the Tucson area and prompted the evacuation of two high schools.<p>The flooding closed numerous roads and stranded drivers, prompting water rescues or assists in Scottsdale, …

Weather

Dr. Tim Ball: How the world was deceived about global warming and climate change

Current weather is normal; that is, it is well within the range of all previous weather and climate variations. There are no dramatic increases in …

Hackers Have Just Cracked The Internet’s Most Common Security Protocol, Here’s How To Protect Yourself

HTTPS is everywhere you look. Most social media sites use it, YouTube uses it, it’s a basic protocol for secure email, and any website that takes a credit card uses it as a bare minimum. And unfortunately, researchers have just breached it in a method so simple that any idiot can do it.<p>What Is …

The Future of IoT: Blockchain Biometrics with HYPR

August 3, 2016 Uncategorized<p>Written by: Justin OConnell<p>2016/08/02 12:00 PM<p><b>Biometrics is a new and effective trend in the security industry. HYPR</b> …

To Chip or Not to Chip: Would You Get a Biotech Implant?

Many of us balk at the idea of biotech implants as an affront to privacy and good old-fashioned humanity - but what if it could restore your eyesight …

Google Glass

A French billionaire put up $100 million to create a tuition-free 'college' in Silicon Valley that's endorsed by Jack Dorsey and Evan Spiegel

The tuition-free college alternative is primarily focused on teaching coding and entrepreneurial thinking, and is called "42," a nod to the book "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy," where 42 is the answer to "life, the universe and everything."<p>Another huge draw, especially in this new US school, is …

Silicon Valley

The Agency Behind That Chinese Detergent Ad Apologizes For ‘Over Amplification’ By The Media

When you put out a commercial featuring a black man being shoved into a washing machine until he’s a much lighter skin tone, people might be inclined to think your ad is mind-bogglingly racist. Y’know, because it is. Well, the company behind the detergent spot has issued an apology, but one with a …

Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons

DALLAS (AP) — A glass of drinking water hasn't been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.<p>The Texas Gulf Coast city has issued three orders in less than a year telling residents to boil their water to ensure it's safe to consume, including a two-week order this month that …

Water
Brainwaves

Our brains hear things in a completely different way when we're in a loud room

We communicate using our body posture, facial expressions and head and eye movements; but also through the rhythms that are produced when someone is speaking.<p>A good example is the rate at which we produce syllables in continuous speech - about three to seven times a second.<p>In a conversation, a …

The Brain

Monique W. Morris Q&A: Why the K-12 Classroom Isn't Hospitable to Black Girls

When it comes to the treatment of black girls in schools, the headlines should, unfortunately, sound familiar: a six-year-old girl handcuffed in her …

Education

IBM Watson to match cancer patients with clinical trials

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network will employ IBM Watson's cognitive computing skills to help match cancer patients with …

Cancer

Black women have become one of the most educated groups in the U.S. says report

According to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, black women have become one of the most educated slices of the American …

NCES

This Claremont Safe Space for Women of Color Is Actually Pretty Hateful and Racist

Craig Stanfill / FlickrAre non-inclusive safe spaces—ones designed for members of a specific minority—bastions of toleration? Not at the Claremont …

Feminism

Black Girls and School Discipline: Four Researchers Unpack K-12's Racial Bias (Videos)

Most of the discussion around the disproportionality of black students' suspension or expulsion from K-12 schools has focused on boys. Only more …

New York City

New Federal Data Reveals Alarming Inequality For Black Students

1. Barack gives daughter Malia a kiss<p>Source:Getty 1 of 45<p>2. Michelle and Barack tell the kids a story<p>Source:Getty 2 of 45<p>3. Michelle and Barack …

How racial gerrymandering deprives black people of political power

Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court expanded the meaning of one of the most important civil rights laws in U.S. history — the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Among other things, the court prohibited a then-common practice among some states of spreading minorities across voting districts, leaving them …

Government

An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …

Immunotherapy

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Ebola Czar Rips Congress On Zika: 'The Mosquitoes Are Not Going To Wait'

As temperatures rise in the United States and mosquitoes become more active, public health officials warn that insects carrying the Zika virus are going to start infecting Americans in the southern and southeastern states. But nearly four months after the Obama administration requested $1.9 billion …

Public Health

Cues for DNA curl-up inside us just as important as genetic code – study

Taking a well-known concept, theoretical physicists (of all people) observed for the first time that our DNA hides embedded instructions for the …

Medtronic Converts Data Into Personalized Insights That Improve Diabetes Management

Delivering on what the company calls its vision to “transform care” for the millions currently living with diabetes through intelligent data, …

Digital Health

Even if you have health insurance, you may want to pay cash

Five blood tests were performed in March at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. The hospital charged the patient's insurer, Blue Shield of California, $408. The patient was responsible for paying $269.42.<p>If that were all there was to this -- which it's not -- you'd be justified in shaking your head …

Snowden: Scotland has its own NSA conducting mass surveillance of phone and internet activity

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that Scottish authorities have been engaged in gathering data about phone and internet usage in much the …

Surveillance