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Stanford Removing Famous Catholic Saint’s Name From Campus

The SJWs at Stanford University have put the beloved and holy Saint Junipero Serra in their cross-hairs to appease people who have no understanding …

U.S. Politics

The Cartoon That Captures the Damaged American Male

Rick and Morty is a dialectic of masculinity unmoored.<p>If the universe is indeed run—as users of cutting-edge psychedelic drugs will occasionally suggest—by nine-foot-tall interdimensional locusts with lawn-mower voices and glittering, loveless minds, who program our life patterns on cold locust …

Rick and Morty

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.<p>Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at …

X-rays

America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>James Madison traveledto Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He …

James Madison

10 Healthy Sheet Pan Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes Flat

If 2017 was the year of the crockpot and Instant pot, then 2018 is the year of the sheet pan. The humble kitchen essential has been considered a …

Recipes

These 10 Bean Recipes Are Meal Prep Miracles — Recipes from The Kitchn

We've touted the benefits of keeping a few cans of beans stashed in the pantry and working this humble, protein-rich staple into your meal plan. But …

Slow Cookers

Sunspot Solar Observatory Evacuated By FBI With No Reason Given, Conspiracy Theorists Think It’s Aliens

"The FBI is refusing to tell us what's going on."<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) swooped into a New Mexico town unannounced and shut down …

Conspiracies

Barack Obama's return just reminds us how he fueled the distrust that led to Donald Trump

Who cares if Obama belatedly cheers for transparency and accountability? He should admit that he made the government more dangerous at home and abroad.<p>Former president Barack Obama is back. He kicked off a series of campaign appearances last week with a blistering attack on the Trump administration …

Barack Obama

The left discusses the ‘outrageous price of a U.S. degree’...

<b>From The Atlantic</b>: “The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world.”<p><b>From Inside Higher Ed</b>: “Jonathan A. Poritz warns that colleges and …

Cox Media Group

European Parliament Approves Catastrophic Copyright Bill That Threatens the Internet

Members of the European Parliament voted Wednesday to approve a sweeping overhaul of the EU’s copyright laws that includes two controversial articles …

European Parliament

“Move fast and break things” is broken

The regulators have had their revenge in San Francisco.<p>On Aug. 30, the city selected home-grown startups Scoot and Skip to operate rentals of 625 stand-up electric scooters each, beginning in October. A dozen companies had competed for up to five permits in the yearlong scooter pilot program, …

San Francisco

An Interview with the Author of the Definitive Treatment on Christian Universalism

Michael McClymond (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of modern Christianity at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. His latest work,</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Trump is right: More than Facebook & Twitter, Google threatens democracy, online freedom

Google, YouTube and other tech giants filter, suppress and even directly attack conservatives. This must stop to protect our free and open society.<p>Americans must be wary of powerful institutions that seek to control what we see and hear.<p>As the internet has become an increasingly central part of …

Internet

What ARE the mysterious signals coming from deep space? AI discovers 72 new fast radio bursts from billions of light-years away

Scientists have detected dozens more mysterious signals emanating from deep space, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence.<p>Using machine …

Machine Learning

Impressive colorization of century-old photos

Mario Unger brings old photos to life through his colorization skills. Above is a 12-year-old Frida Kahlo taken in 1919. Below: Freud in 1920:<p>View …

Sigmund Freud

Sperm Count Zero

A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We’ve become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely. What’s causing this mysterious drop in sperm counts—and is there any way to reverse it before it’s too late?<p><b>Men are</b> …

Male Fertility

10 Budget Breakfast Ideas to Make with Eggs

Pick up a carton of eggs during your next grocery shopping trip, and you just might be surprised at how many breakfast options are right at your …

Breakfast

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Imagine winding the hour hand of a clock back from 3 o’clock to noon. Mathematicians have long known how to describe this rotation as a simple …

Mathematics

Logical Entropy: Introduction to Classical and Quantum Logical Information Theory - Philsci-Archive

Ellerman, David (2018) <i>Logical Entropy: Introduction to Classical and Quantum Logical Information Theory.</i> Entropy, 20 (9). p. …

Quantum Physics

Top 9 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, 2 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Arteries …

Medical Research

Dynamic Underwater Photos Look Like Dramatic Baroque Paintings

Art from the Baroque period is known for its exquisite compositions and ethereal use of light. While it may seem as if oil paints are the only medium that can achieve this aesthetic, visual artist Christy Lee Rogers proves that underwater photography can be just as powerful in her dynamic series,</i> …

Painting

Homemade pita bread is so much better — and easier — than you might think

I still vividly remember the first time our baking instructor at culinary school made pita bread, shortly after dawn in a brightly lit Pasadena baking lab many years ago. She made a batch of bread dough, rolled it out into rounds the size of small Frisbees and deftly slid the discs onto the hot …

Los Angeles

The Tension Is Building Between Spotify and the Music Industry

Marc Cimino is frustrated. The Universal Music Publishing executive oversees one of the largest song catalogs in the world, collecting royalties for …

Music Industry

Facebook tells Senate it needs help stopping election interference

Sheryl Sandberg says the government should cooperate.<p>Facebook has been scrambling to fight election meddling ahead of the 2018 midterms, but it doesn't want to go alone. The social network has released COO Sheryl Sandberg's prepared testimony ahead of her Senate appearance on September 5th, and she …

Sheryl Sandberg

The nature of reality

Are the mysteries of reality within the grasp of science? Or does a strictly empirical, Western materialist approach fail to properly consider the …

Particles

Blockchain doesn’t kill people, but smart contracts can, law professor says

By now, we should be feeling quite familiar with artificial intelligence. Science fiction has shown us what happens when robots are gifted human-like intelligence. Typically, it doesn’t end well, but what about the “intelligence” of automated blockchain networks?<p>Smart contracts, like the ones that …

Artificial Intelligence

burning man 2018: the best pictures from the annual event

<b>70,000 people embarked on the annual pilgrimage to burning man, a festival that has taken place in black rock city, nevada, every year since 1986,</b> …

Black Rock

This Bizarre World Map Is So Crazily Accurate, It Actually Folds Into a Globe

Look closely.<p>We all know most maps of the world aren't entirely accurate. For starters, Africa is way bigger than it looks, and Greenland isn't …

Maps

Hubble captures mysterious nebula in gorgeous new image

You might think that with so many telescopes at its disposal NASA and the astronomy community at large would have plenty of time to gaze at whatever …

Cosmology

Weight-loss pills can help. So why don't more people use them?

Health Care<p>For decades, doctors have sought every dieter's dream of weight loss: a pill that could pare away the pounds without any harmful effects.<p>Their quest is an acknowledgment that losing weight and keeping it off is not just a matter of willpower, of resisting the siren call of the ice cream …

Weight Loss