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Tribalism put Scott Pruitt in power. It may not be enough to save him.

He is pure Trumpism, but that doesn’t mean Trump will spare him.<p>Scott Pruitt is not like past administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency, just as Donald Trump is not like past presidents.<p>In both cases, it’s not that they’re conservatives. Conservatives have held those positions before. …

Donald Trump

3-D bioprinter to print human skin

Scientists have presented a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that can create totally functional human skin. This skin is adequate for transplanting to …

Wolf-size extinct otter discovered: 6.24 million years old

A large extinct otter, Siamogale melilutra, has been found in the Miocene Shuitangba site in northeastern Yunnan Province in China. The new …

Tail of stray black hole hiding in the Milky Way

By analyzing the gas motion of an extraordinarily fast-moving cosmic cloud in a corner of the Milky Way, astronomers found hints of a wandering black …

How are sea anemones so good at producing nerve cells?

A research group has revealed how a seemingly simple animal is able to produce nerve cells throughout its entire body. The study shows that the stem …

Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin

Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to molt when …

All about Trump: A presumed golden touch dims on closer look

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a presidential campaign to shine a bright light into the nooks, crannies and back alleys of a candidate's life. And there's nothing like Donald Trump in the annals of U.S. politics.<p>Some of what's been revealed about Trump's predatory personal interactions, …

Donald Trump

100 Must-See Bedroom Ideas for Inspiration

<i>100 Must-See Bedroom Ideas for Inspiration</i> – The ultimate source of inspiration for interior designers.When we think about decorating a bedroom, we …

Interior Design

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Design

Watch David Bowie’s X-rated film debut from 1967

The surprises just keep on coming. Despite his tragic death at the start of this year, David Bowie’s spirit is sparkling on: manifesting itself randomly through tattoos, tributes, and star constellations. The latest resurgence is in <i>The Image:</i> a 1967 horror short which also doubles up as the icon’s …

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Ego depletion, an influential theory in psychology, may have just been debunked.

Nearly 20 years ago, psychologists Roy Baumeister and Dianne Tice, a married couple at Case Western Reserve University, devised a foundational …

Psychology

What lost ancient work would historians most like to recover?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You</i> …

Quora

BEST OF THE WEB: The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America

There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and …

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco …

UC Berkeley

5 Reasons Why You Need a Muse

Shares 954<p>“A muse?” you ask. “You mean some kind of invisible spirit that dumps creative inspiration into my mind?”<p>“Exactly,” I answer. “A genius. A …

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

Source: dylann roof facebook<p>The tragedy in Charleston last week will no doubt lead to more discussion of several important and recurring issues in …

Dylann Roof

20 Utterly Unique Historical Photographs You’ve Never Seen Before

Among the multitudes of photos of the past, there are some that show the history from a different perspective. The best of theses images can help you …

New 'Skyscraper' Chip May Be 1,000 Times More Efficient Than Silicon

Silicon Valley may soon have to change its name, as the days of using silicon to create computer chips could be numbered thanks to the work of a …

An Awesome Response To A Cease-And-Desist Letter From Donald Trump’s Lawyer

Dark data may sound ominous, but in reality you already deal with it every day.<p>Dark data may sound ominous, but in reality you already deal with it …

Why are billionaires not trying to increase their lifetimes?

<b>They are. Actively.</b><p>Aside from the known (as Peter Lewis mentioned re: Ray Kurzweil - <b>At one time Ray was actively working on recording every moment of</b> …

Blade Runner

Why we end up paying with our health

Sucking it up is highly overrated.<p>We operate in a society where it seems as if there is some secret committee that hands out awards for people who …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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WW2 German Ace Stumbled Across a Crippled B-17 and Escorted It Home

Truly touching moments of humanity, ethics and morals are rather rare in warfare. The Christmas Truce of WWI was an excellent example of such …

America’s not a force for good: The truth about our most enduring — and harmful — national myth

Our exceptionalism is a lie, and only an honest accounting of our actual history will allow us to chart a new path<p><i>We didn’t know who we were till we got here. We thought we were</i> <i>something else.</i><br>—Robert Stone, <i>Dog Soldiers</i> (1974)<p>“I didn’t know there <i>was</i> a bad war,” George Evans recalled. He grew up in …

Political Science