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Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of conversations with colleagues from all over the world about why science seems to be losing in the current war on reason.<p>This isn’t in the usual fringe battle fronts …

Critical Thinking

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

The boss of one of the world's largest companies tells us how Trump is going to boost the US economy through tax reforms

KPMG global chairman John Veihmeyer said in an interview with Business Insider that Trump's focus on reforming tax and regulation is already causing a spurt of optimism from the business community and that will have a major impact on US economic growth.<p>"I hate to keep using the word uncertainty but …

Rare Snowfall Blankets Dunes in The Sahara

On Monday, a rare and beautiful thing happened: There was a dusting of snow on the red sand dunes of the Sahara.<p>The snow fell on the northern Algerian town of Ain Sefra, which is known as the "gateway to the desert."<p>Karim Bouchetata, an amateur photographer there, grabbed his camera and took a …

Weather

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 …

Brazil

The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2016

Here’s a brief list of what could plausibly be considered “rock” in 2016: digitally manipulated sound fragments, free-jazz freakouts, emo spoken-word, octogenarian baritone, a song that sounds like a vintage Disney soundtrack, and warped variants on all manner of light ’70s sounds—plus, of course, …

This Real Estate Company Is Using Trump Tower's Secret Service Detail as a Selling Point

A surprising new "amenity."<p>The president-elect and his family aren't the only residents of Trump Tower who benefit from the protection of the U.S. Secret Service — and now, it appears one real estate company is looking to cash in on the building's surprising new "amenity."<p>According to Politico, …

Real Estate

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Serious photographers know that even the best camera phones can't compete with a DSLR. Provided you know how to use one, that is. The myriad knobs, …

Photography

Watch David Beckham’s Tattoos Come To Life In Stunning UNICEF PSA

<b>WHAT:</b> “Violence marks forever,” PSA video for Unicef, featuring the organization’s long-term goodwill ambassador, soccer star David Beckham.<p><b>WHO:</b> Unicef UK, BlindPig<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> For once, Beckham’s torso is on show and no one will be thinking about how buff he is. Beckham sits on a stool as a camera …

What Goes on Behind the Scenes of Selling Multi-Million Dollar Homes

The housing market saw an amazing recover in 2016, with interest rates on mortgages dropping steadily, and housing prices increasing at a healthy rate. Since the election, mortgage applications have even risen an additional 13%, as buyers try to close on the home of their dream before interest …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Beijing

Kanye West cuts Sacramento show after 30 minutes, fans enraged

The Kanye West show was billed as one of the biggest concerts booked for the new Golden 1 Center. But not long after the music began Saturday night, …

Kanye West Brings out Kid Cudi for ‘Saint Pablo’ Tour Stop and Storms out of His Own Concert After Only 3 Songs

The Saint Pablo Tour stop in San Jose caused a lot of controversy earlier this week, as Kanye West announced that he did not vote, but that he would …

White House Photographer Pete Souza Shares His Favorite Images From Barack Obama’s Presidency

If you still haven’t come to terms with last week’s shocking election result, then be sure to approach the above album with caution.<p>As Barack Obama …

New Zealand earthquake: Powerful aftershocks keep rocking the country after 7.8 magnitude quake kills two in South Island

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused massive infrastructure damage in New Zealand on Monday, as forecasters warned that wild weather could hamper rescue efforts.<p>The tremor, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the quake-prone South Pacific nation, hit just after …

New Zealand

Colombia tries again for peace with sides signing new accord

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia tried a second time to achieve peace, with its government and largest rebel group signing a revised deal to end its brutal …

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Donald Trump at the Apollo Sounds Like the Recipe for a Race Riot

If he has his way, Donald Trump may have laid the groundwork for a race riot right by Red Lobster.<p>According to the New York Daily News, the Trump …

Are Micro-Apartments Innovative Solutions for Cities or Future Slums?

Culture Microapartments<p>Soon enough, short of some last-minute appeal on behalf of protesters, Brill Place Tower will be shooting up from a site in …

Comparing the True Costs of Buying Vs. Renting | Investopedia

In this article, I will be examining whether it makes sense to rent or buy a home. This is the third and last article of this series. The first,</i> …

Real Estate

How to Buy a Foreclosure as an Investment Property

You know how to buy a foreclosure, right? Buy a really cheap property, fix it up, sell it, and make a killer profit on it, right? Slow down! As you …

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.<p>Rahul Jandial is one of those people who makes you feel bad about what you've done with your time on Earth. Now 43, Jandial became both a brain …

17 Photos of the Most Eerie Abandoned Sites in the World

And in some cases, actually haunted.<p>From vacant theme parks to deserted sanatoriums, these places manage to be both haunting and strangely beautiful at the same time.

An Italian surgeon has renewed his promise to perform the world's first head transplant after a 'proof-of-concept' experiment on a dog

His latest, renewed claim comes after his collaborators released video footage to several news outlets, including a clip shown on Tuesday on Sky News. The video appears to show a dog stumbling on all fours and wagging its tail. Sky News claims the video was shot three weeks after an experimental …

Meet Martín De Pasquale , The Photoshop Legend !

A lot of photographers use photoshop to add elements to photos , but not every photographer can do that Martín De Pasquale does !<p>watch this video to …

Photography

Synthesizer Pioneer Don Buchla Dead at 79

Modular synthesizer pioneer Don Buchla has died. The news was confirmed on the Buchla website. Mark Vail, author of the books <i>The Synthesizer: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument</i> and <i>Vintage Synthesizers</i>, shared some …

Donald Trump: Obama Was Born in the United States

Donald Trump on Friday finally conceded that President Barack Obama was born in the United States and falsely blamed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for starting rumors about the president’s citizenship.<p>The admission was a major reversal for the Republican nominee, who for years has been the …

Watch These Legendary Tweens Nail An 18-Minute Metallica Medley

Tweenallica?<p>Enter Sand pre-teen?<p>I don’t know what they’re called, but the three young bucks raging and ripping Metallica covers outside of a mall in Kansas City are American heroes. That is not hyperbole. It’s the truth. No need to “Make America Great Again” because what happened outside of the …