Josh Ussery

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Unlock a New Way of Seeing the World as a Master Naturalist

Becoming a Master Naturalist is easier than you think. You don’t have to enroll in years of coursework or explore the world a la Darwin. In fact, …

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Question Authority, But Trust Science

There’s a big difference between skepticism and denialism.<p>The results of a new Pew Research Center poll on politics and climate change surprised even some of those who study public attitudes toward science. Forty-five percent of respondents who identified as conservative Republicans said they had …

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There's Something Strange Going on Inside The US's Deadliest Volcano

Not what scientists were expecting.<p>Researchers have found something strange going on inside Washington's Mount St. Helens. Despite being responsible …

Earth Science

Air Traffic Controllers And Pilots Can Now Communicate Electronically

The control tower at a major metropolitan airport can be a pretty chatty place.<p>Some of the chatter comes from air traffic controllers literally and phonetically spelling out the routes pilots need to follow to their destinations, using the foxtrot-lima-sierra-tango alphabet.<p>When a weather issue — …

Aviation

Samir Chopra

This past Saturday, after falling, for the proverbially umpteenth time, off a climbing route at The Cliffs in Long Island City, I walked off, …

How Math Secretly Affects Your Life

Bill Gates reviews the book ”How Not to be Wrong” by author Jordan Ellenberg.

The Wrong Kind of Experience

There’s a battle raging within American liberalism, and it’s a familiar one — a repeat of the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries. Then, as now, …

The Donald Trump Subreddit Is in Active Revolt Against Reddit’s CEO

r/the_donald wants Reddit’s CEO Steve Huffman to resign for letting baby dick Trump make the front page during Donald Trump's AMA.<p>Though Donald Trump's AMA was thoroughly boring, the Reddit community never wastes the opportunity to stir up some internet drama: Users of the r/the_donald subreddit …

Surprise! Your Office Job Is Slowly Killing You

Turns out doing nothing with your life other than wageslaving will kill you?<p>As you trundle your grey viscera into your office, that place with the bad lighting that you don't see anywhere else, grab the back of your ergonomic chair, yank it out slightly, park yourself down, yawn, look down at your …

You’re Not Voting For Hillary To Protect Me

Many Americans are rightfully scared shitless of Donald Trump; in particular marginalized people. But for many of us, we do not have the privilege of …

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

Scientists Have Found a Mysterious Boiling River Straight Out of Amazonian Legend

Truth really is stranger than fiction.<p>For centuries, Peruvian locals have talked about a river in the Amazon that burns so hot it can kill. According …

This is what 4D printing looks like

A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of …

Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects

Google went through a massive reorganization October 2015 when Alphabet became its parent company.<p>Projects that weren't part of Google's core business (Google search engine and Android) were spun out into separate Alphabet companies with their own CEO. All of these "moonshot" projects cover …

Online reading behavior predicts stock movements

Web surfing patterns as people read financial news can be used to make accurate predictions of stock movements from a few minutes to up to a couple …

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Democratic debate found Hillary Clinton in a defensive crouch about her Wall Street ties and making iffy claims about that longtime relationship. Rival Bernie Sanders offered a fumbling account of a campaign ad that boasted of endorsements that were bogus.<p>A look at some …

Middle-class

Do Languages ‘Think’ Alike?

02/05/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Very different languages seem to organize the world in surprisingly similar ways—scientists say the ways humans describe nature transcends culture and geography. (Quartz)<p>How well do you know your own language? Play …

World History Maps & Timelines

Interactive World History Atlas since 3000 BC<p>Follow us<p>World History Maps & Timelines. Kingdoms, Battles, Expeditions.<br>Comparative History, Political, …

Bernie Gets It Done: Sanders' Record of Pushing Through Major Reforms Will Surprise You

“I'm a progressive, but I'm a progressive who likes to get things done,” Hillary Clinton said at the first Democratic debate, in response to a …

Hillary Clinton, Uniter?

With talk of bridging partisan divides, the Democratic frontrunner is adopting a tone she once mocked in 2008.<p>Answering questions at a women's conference in Silicon Valley earlier this week, Hillary Clinton told <i>Re/code's</i> Kara Swisher that if she ran for president, she wanted to "bring people from …

Scientists Are Trialling 'Hydricity' - A New Power Source That Combines Solar Energy And Hydrogen

It's hitting unprecedented levels of efficiency.<p>As ingenious and environmentally friendly as solar energy solutions are, they're not always as …

Clean Energy

Why America overhauled its main education law

CALLING it a “Christmas miracle”, Barack Obama signed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” on December 10th. It has been rare, lately, to have …

Education