Michael Hinsley

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Visiting the MadaTech Museum

Located in Haifa: Israel, an exciting place of historic invention, education and innovation. With an outside display of works from two extremely …

Warning: CEO Class' Next Big Attack on the Incomes of Ordinary Americans

If you're like most ordinary Americans, you're not thrilled that ever since George W. Bush came into office 15 years ago your income has flat lined.<p>It probably doesn't make much sense to you that CEO pay and Wall Street bonuses have exploded while most Americans can't keep up with the rising cost …

Middle-class

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

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The GOP on the Eve of Destruction

For reasons hard to fathom, the Republicans seem to have made up their minds: they will divide, degrade and secede from the Union.<p>They will do so with bullying, lies and manipulation, a willingness to say anything, no matter how daft or wrong. They will do so by spending unheard of sums to buy …

American Terrorist

"Now if a Muslim woman strapped with a bomb on a bus with the seconds running give you the jitters, just imagine an American-based Christian organization planning to poison water supplies to bring the second-coming quicker"<p>- Lupe Fiasco, "American Terrorist," 2006.<p>One of the great honors of my life …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

NYT Publishes Scathing Takedown Of Trump's 'Racist Lies'

"It’s no easy task for journalists to interrupt Mr. Trump with the facts, but it’s an important one."<p>The New York Times didn't mince words when it took on Donald Trump's recent comments about Muslims and other minority groups.<p>"America has just lived through another presidential campaign week …

Donald Trump

Chicago Releases 'Chilling' Video Of Cop Shooting Teen 16 Times

The Cook County state's attorney said the officer "was on the scene less than 30 seconds" before opening fire on Laquan McDonald, 17.<p><i>Note: This video is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.</i><p>CHICAGO -- City officials on Tuesday released police dashcam video showing an officer shooting …

Crime

Why I Decided To Do Genetic Testing + What I Found Out

Two months ago, I ordered a DNA test through 23andMe, the personal genomics service.<p>Mostly, I was curious. My daughter had DNA testing done through …

Genetics

How Much Is George W. Bush Responsible for 9/11?

<i>This post first appeared at NYR Daily on October 21, 2015.</i><p>Poor Jeb. Or I should say, Poor Jeb! (I'm not given to exclamation points, but Jeb! is so magnetic.) It's unfathomable how he thought that he could run for the Republican nomination without having to wrestle with his brother's record as …

National Security

Maybe We've Been Thinking About Addiction All Wrong

The problem isn't the drugs -- it's the cage.<p>The opposite of drug addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection, according to best-selling author Johann Hari.<p>The animated video above, adapted from Hari's <i>Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs</i>, claims that the drug war has …

The Rigging of the American Market

Much of the national debate about widening inequality focuses on whether and how much to tax the rich and redistribute their income downward.<p>But this debate ignores the upward redistributions going on every day, from the rest of us to the rich. These redistributions are hidden inside the market.<p>The …

Middle-class

IBM Is About To Change The Way We Forecast Weather

Its latest acquisition might sound boring, but it could actually improve your life.<p>In maybe the least sexy-sounding news of all time, IBM on Wednesday announced the acquisition of digital components of The Weather company, including Weather.com. But don't let those eyes glaze over: This could be a …

The Crowdsourcing Site That Wants to Pool Our Genomes

A new non-profit site aims to open up genetic data for scientific research.<p>In 2010, I posted a vial of my finest spit to the genetic-testing company 23andme. In return, I got to see what my genes reveal about my ancestry, how they affect my risk of diseases or my responses to medical drugs, and …

Genetics

Does It Matter Which iPhone 6s Processor You Have?

Samsung vs TSMC. Does it really matter?<p>Last week news broke that the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus feature two different processor chips, one from …

Can physics be taught like soccer?

Example of a drag-and-drop exercise designed to help students practice physics skills online (From Zhongzhou Chen’s presentation delivered at …

Ancestry is talking to the FDA about using DNA to estimate people's risk of disease

CEO Tim Sullivan says Ancestry's genomic database is bigger than that of 23andMe<p>Ancestry.com, a company that's all about the past, wants to tell you about your medical future. The amateur genealogy company is seeking permission to use its DNA kit to tell people about everything from their disease …

Six Cost-Saving Tips for Traveling in Retirement

Travel is the number one goal of retirees, but it can be costly. Here are some ways to spend wisely when you’re on the road.<p>If you saved all your …

4 Facts About Christopher Columbus

Students across the United States get to enjoy a day off school Monday in honor of the famed and mythical Renaissance Era explorer.

Christopher Columbus

Why the Earth’s past has scientists so worried about the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>In the last month, there’s been much attention to a cool patch in the North Atlantic Ocean, where record cold temperatures over the past eight months present a stark contrast to a globe that is experiencing record warmth. And although there is certainly no consensus on the …

China is building the world’s tallest and longest glass bridge

A glass bridge that’s believed to become the world’s tallest and longest is being built in the same Chinese province as a similar walkway that cracked last week under the weight of tourists.<p>When completed, the bridge will span Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Hunan’s Zhangjiajie National Park and is …

A Matter of Class: 2,400-Year-Old Tombs Yield Ancient Aristocrats

A 2,400-year-old underground tomb complex, containing what appears to be an aristocratic family, has been discovered near the ancient city of Soloi …

There's nothing else like America's most expensive war machine ever

The initial squadron of America's most expensive weapons system ever built is on track for "initial combat use" by August 2016. Fourteen years ago this month, Lockheed Martin won the contract to build America's premier fifth-generation stealth fighter jet.<p>Business Insider toured Lockheed Martin's …

Aviation

Paul Krugman: The GOP needs its most intellectually dishonest representatives “to save the day”

<b>Paul Krugman at The Commonwealth Club (Commonwealth Club/Creative Commons License)</b><p>The “post-policy” Republicans are looking for a few good con men<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>October 12, 2015 12:17pm (UTC)<p>New York Times columnist Paul Krugman mocked the Republican Party generally, and the House Freedom Caucus …

Paul Ryan

A Stone's Throw From Stonehenge Lies a Massive New Mystery

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Located in Wittshire, England, Stonehenge is one of the world's most iconic man-made landmarks. Tourists flock to the raised stones to ponder their origins and meaning. Are these the marks of an alien burial site? Were ancient sacrificial rituals conducted here? How were …

Stonehenge

Australia's former prime minister explains how he helped solve mass shootings in his country

On April 29, 1996, 35 people were killed and 23 wounded when a 28-year-old Australian man opened fire in Port Arthur, Australia.<p>Twelve days later, the Australian government, under then-Prime Minister John Howard, proposed a sweeping set of gun laws known as the National Firearms Agreement.<p>It banned …

Gun Control

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Linguistics

Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans: study

But making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States, said the findings in the October 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.<p>Scientists have already …

Climate Change

How much you should save to retire in New York City, San Francisco, and 8 other expensive US cities

That's according to SmartAsset's recent report, which determined the average savings needed to retire in the least affordable cities for retirees, assuming a 30-year retirement.<p>Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Council for Community and Economic Research, SmartAsset calculated …

What happened to the first 10 Apple employees

And without question, Jobs was the driving force that turned Apple into the world's most valuable tech company.<p>That's why there have been two new movies on Jobs this year — a documentary and a biopic. That's why there was another best-selling book on Jobs released this year.<p>But Jobs didn't do it …