Caroline Connolley

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Europeans are cutting down U.S. forests for so-called 'sustainable' energy

European nations, including the UK, are making a grave accounting error that will result in the emissions of more planet-warming greenhouse gases, …

Federal Task Force Recommends Reducing Number Of Inmates By 60,000 In 10 Years

A bipartisan task force created by Congress issued "an urgent call to action" Tuesday to overhaul the nation's federal prisons and reduce the number of U.S. inmates by 60,000 over the next decade.<p>A new report from the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections found that punitive mandatory …

Edinburgh astronomers make sunless planet discoveries

<b>Clouds made of droplets of molten iron have been detected on a sunless world 75 light years from Earth.</b><p>The planet-like object, PSO J318.5-22, was already considered one of the strangest ever discovered.<p>About the same size as Jupiter, it floats freely out on its own in space.<p>Scientists estimate it …

Universe

The world's leading futurist wants to live forever — here's why

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil says humans are just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. During a visit to our office, the Google director of engineering talked to us about the future of health and medicine and his case for why we should live …

Singularity

These artists are making thousands of dollars — and their livings — off of Tumblr

Her work has been featured in campaigns by TRESemme, Universal Studios, Lipton, Converse, Mastercard, Free People, and more.<p>Cannon's career revolves around Tumblr, the blogging site Yahoo bought for $1.1 billion in 2013.<p>"She's easily one of our top creators," David Hayes, Tumblr's head of creative …

Social Media

Short Trip? More People 'Microdosing' on Psychedelic Drugs

For Martijn Schirp, it's a way to make an ordinary day just a little bit better.<p>A former poker player and recent graduate in interdisciplinary science in Amsterdam, Schirp has been experimenting with a new way to take psychedelic drugs: Called microdosing, it involves routinely taking a small …

Bioluminescent worms: Photographer's stunning images of 'natural miracle'

Joseph Michael's incredible long-exposure shots of glow worms didn’t come easily. He spent long nights in damp caves for months to produce the Luminosity series<p>Joseph Michael saw his first glow worm cave at age five. They’re a fixture in the New Zealand-born photographer’s homeland.<p>"Like most …

Military AI interface helps you make sense of thousands of photos

It's easy to find computer vision technology that detect objects in photos, but it's still tough to sift through photos... and that's a big challenge for the military, where finding the right picture could mean taking out a target or spotting a terrorist threat. Thankfully, the US' armed forces may …

Watch Stephen Colbert Mock Dissenting Supreme Court Justices

Stephen Colbert may have departed <i>The Colbert Report</i>, but his sharp satirical wit on the subject of current events remains as vital and inimitable as …

Singapore Airlines Wants to Bring Back the World's Longest Flight

The problem? Developing a plane efficient enough to make the Singapore-to-Newark route profitable.<p>On November 25th, 2013, Singapore Airlines put an …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Genius