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6 Ways Your Siblings Affect Your Health

Whether you’re best buds or can’t be in the same room without arguing, there’s no question that you and your sibling(s) share a lifelong bond. …

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Physics

Neuroscience and Free Will Are Rethinking Their Divorce

Back in the 1980s, the American scientist Benjamin Libet made a surprising discovery that appeared to rock the foundations of what it means to be …

The Brain

TrumpScript Is Donald Trump in a Programming Language

A group of computer science students wants to make Python great again.<p>TrumpScript, tagline "making Python great again," is Donald Trump in a programming language. The creation of four computer science students at Rice University—who put it together in a 36 hour hackathon—it's surely a novelty …

Poachers are going after new species so fast that journals stopped publishing location details

The discovery of a new species is always of great interest to the scientific community. But it’s also, unfortunately, of interest to poachers—who have no interest in preserving the creatures, but instead are driving many to “near extinction.”<p>To protect against this, some journals are now omitting …

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Why Everyone in the NBA Hates the Los Angeles Clippers

This is a story about hate.<p>Not hate in the contemporary usage, in which the word is indiscriminately deployed as a cheap defense against unwelcome opinions. <i>("You think Kobe shoots too much? You're just a hater.")</i><p>Not hate in its purest, most lethal form, either. This is sports, not war.<p>This is about …

“Star Wars” got us ready for Reagan: “You suddenly have permission to think in very juvenile terms about how history works”

<b>(AP/Lucasfilm)</b><p>Salon talks to historian Rick Perlstein about the period when the U.S. went from reflective to shallowly triumphant<p>Scott Timberg<p>December 21, 2015 11:59pm (UTC)<p>“Star Wars: The Force Reawakens” broke all kinds of records over the weekend and has been called a return to the style of the …

Star Wars

Reggie Miller: Stephen Curry proves 'you don't have to be an a--hole'

Reggie Miller nailed why Stephen Curry is different from Michael Jordan and himself.<p>Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Reggie Miller told <i>The New Yorker</i>'s …

Kobe Bryant on cheers from Pistons fans: 'It's something I never thought I'd see'

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kobe Bryant remembered the Detroit Pistons announcers and their most popular adage, the one that rang out time and again …

6 dispiriting truths about America’s billionaires

<b>mark_zuckerberg (Reuters/Stephen Lam)</b><p>Mark Zuckerberg is applauded for his $44 billion donation, but he and his ilk are still driving income inequality<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>December 6, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced this week …

Demographics

The future of college football is looking very bleak

Football can build a sense of community for players and fans alike, and serve as a welcome escape from the pressures of ordinary life.<p>The sport cuts across distinctions of race, class, geography, and religion in a way few other U.S. institutions do, and everyone who participates reaps the …

Warriors' Historic Start Shows It's Talent, Not Coaching, That Counts Most

With all due respect to the formidable future Luke Walton has in his profession, this perfect Golden State Warriors start just goes to show how little coaching actually matters.<p>Quality players in healthy states of mind and body dictate the results of the NBA, bottom line, regardless of how everyone …

73-9? The Warriors can do it

Whether you like it or not, the Warriors can break the 1996 Bulls' wins record. Doubt them at your own peril.<p>The Warriors are 13-0. They are closing in on the record for most wins to start a season (15). They have the No. 1 offense (by a huge margin) and the No. 7 defense in the NBA. They are …

Utah Jazz C Rudy Gobert Owns Twitter Troll with 'Dragon Ball Z' Reference

Wednesday night, Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan absolutely annihilated Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert with a monster poster dunk. It was easily a front-runner for dunk of the year.<p>After the game, Gobert took to Twitter to admit DeRozan threw it down on him.<p>Obviously, the trolls came out to play …

5 college basketball coaches speak from the closet

<i>Previously published April 15, 2015</i><p><i>Editor's note: The names of the coaches quoted here have been altered to protect their desired anonymity. The true</i> …

LGBTQI

The Neverending Debate over the End of Naruto [1/16] - Forum

<b>Goto page</b> Next<p><b>Note:</b> this is the discussion thread for this article<p>Author<p>Message<p><b>jabarmason14</b><p>Joined: 04 Nov 2015<br>Posts: 1<p>Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:25 …

Uber teams with CodeFights to create UberBot, a game to test coding skills of potential hires

In the brutal competition to find and recruit the best programming talent, Uber hopes it has found a way to attract and test a wide range of job of candidates from around the globe.<p>It’s called UberBot.<p>Simply put, UberBot is a coding game that challenges players to solve actual problems facing …

Bots

John Oliver Seems To Have Started A War With Donald Trump By Calling Him An ‘Open Book’

John Oliver made sure to groan at the idea of being called a journalist during his appearance on <i>CBS This Morning</i> on Friday, almost as much as he groaned about the “John Oliver effect.” But it seems that it was the cap off of his interview is making more waves than anything, mostly due to the person …

We are the evil Empire now: This is how “Star Wars” grows up — by confronting what it means to become a traitor to your own beliefs | Salon.com

<b>(Lucasfilm)</b><p>We are the evil Empire now: This is how “Star Wars” grows up — by confronting what it means to become a traitor to your own beliefs<p>Today’s rebels are tomorrow’s establishment — just ask the Tea Party. The new “Star Wars” needs to deal with that<p>Arthur Chu<p>October 26, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>So …

Star Wars

Poverty goals? No, it’s extreme wealth we should be targeting | Zoe Williams

If we had focused on the real causes of poverty over the past 30 years we probably wouldn’t need the United Nations’ sustainable development goals now<p>The sustainable development goals – 17 in all, starting with “end poverty, in all its forms, everywhere” – were officially adopted at the UN in New …

Sustainable Development Goals

Bad science journalism: The Express reports that scientists have “proved” that God didn’t create the universe

I should start giving an award for the Most Misleading Science Journalism of the Year. If I did, this article from <i>The Sunday Express</i> would surely be …

Neanderthal genes are everywhere

by Matthew Cobb<p>[EDIT: IN JANUARY 2016, KEY POINTS OF THE STUDY DESCRIBED BELOW WERE DISCOVERED TO BE UNTRUE. Read this to see why.]<p>As regular readers …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Infographic: 20 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Your Decisions

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

The former head of the NSA openly disagrees with the FBI's position on encryption

At a cybersecurity panel in New York on Tuesday attended by Motherboard's Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai, Hayden said that America "[is] better served by stronger encryption, rather than weaker encryption."<p>Debate has been raging in Washington D.C. (and elsewhere in the world) for months about …

Where is God?

Where is God?<p>It seems like a child's question, a theological query during bedtime prayers or following a holy day at church or synagogue. Usually, the first answer we learned was simple, certain, and reliable: God is in heaven.<p>But "Where is God?" is not really a child's question. It is a question …

Theology

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5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement

Shaq Says Today’s NBA is Very Soft & Anthony Davis Would Be BBQ Chicken

Shaq Says Today’s NBA is Very Soft & Anthony Davis Would Be BBQ Chicken<p><b>David AstramskasAbout the Author<br>David AstramskasAka VincentDa & RedApples fka</b> …

Anthony Davis