David Powers

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Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth

The Chaco ruin, 6,200 feet above sea level, is one of the largest and most spectacular archaeological sites in North America. It is an impressive …

John Kelly calls Robert E. Lee “honorable,” and Ta-Nehisi Coates schools him

<b>John Kelly (AP/Luis Soto)</b><p>Trump’s chief of staff turns out to be very similar to his boss<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 31, 2017 1:16pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, is being publicly schooled by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates after making asinine statements about the outbreak of the …

Jim Carrey Is Now an Amazing Painter and His Art Documentary Is Going Viral — Watch

Jim Carrey's disappearance from the big screen has left fans wondering what he's been up to. The answer is here, and it's pretty amazing.<p>Jim Carrey …

Jim Carrey

What Can You Do With That (Useless) Liberal Arts Degree? A Lot More Than You Think

A friend at a major university recently mentioned having a hard time advising a student who was unhappy with her major. The student wanted an art degree but was stuck in business school because her parents (who were footing the bill) required that she study something more employable.<p>Steven …

It’s time for science to abandon the term ‘statistically significant’ – David Colquhoun

The aim of science is to establish facts, as accurately as possible. It is therefore crucially important to determine whether an observed phenomenon …

How Howard Stern Owned Donald Trump

The Donald fancied himself a player in the ’90s, but the shock jock knew just how to play him. Now that’s back to haunt the candidate.<p>To anyone who’s listened to “The Howard Stern Show” since it hit the national airwaves in 1986, Stern’s name still conjures the snicker of adolescent dirty talk, and …

Clinton Touts Plan That Would Make College Free For Most

Hillary Clinton's campaign is emphasizing her embrace of Bernie Sanders' free college plan, releasing a tool for students to calculate how much they would save on tuition and loan payments under the proposal.<p>A middle-class student attending a four-year public college will save more than $37,000 …

College & University

Students Won the Campus Culture War

Last year, college campuses roiled with student activism and protests, from hunger strikes to requests for trigger warnings on academic curricula, …

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220 years of census data proves race is a social construct

The census is a survey the United States conducts every decade to take stock of who lives in the country. But it's also more than that: The census is a time capsule of a place and era during which it is collected — the survey's race and ethnicity categories are a testimony of that.<p>You can see in …

What you need to know about college football's major rule changes for 2016

Here's how some of college football's new rules could affect your favorite team this season<p>The 2016 college football season will look slightly …

The Difference Between Trump And Clinton Summed Up In One Cartoon

If you missed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s speeches at their respective conventions, cartoonist Joe Heller has you covered – he summed …

Hillary Clinton

How To Record Video While iPhone Screen Is Locked And Off [No Jailbreak Required]

Here's a trick that lets you record video on your iPhone with the screen locked and turned off. The best part? It works without jailbreak.<br>[ Continue …

Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

Already missing our former POTUS.<p>Something is dawning on us—it’s almost too soon for us to admit, but it’s there, a half-considered thought only now blooming in our brains. Maybe we dismiss it with one of those quick cognitive fly swats. <i>Nah, too early to say</i> or <i>I hate that guy.</i> But the truth is …

Trump supporters are operating on biological instinct

Donald Trump’s popularity—despite his lack of experience and questionable policy ideas—has mystified many political pundits in the US. But his ascendancy is no surprise to Rick Shenkman, author of a <i>Political Animals</i> published earlier this year, who writes on how human’s stone-age instincts are …

13 Best Tips for Winning College Scholarships

Save time and improve your odds of success.<p>Would you rather spend hours applying for scholarships or years paying off student loan debt? Us, too. …

The New The Lego Batman Movie Trailer Is as Fantastic as It Sounds

Back when <i>The Lego Movie</i> was announced in 2011, naysayers had their share of strong words about the notion of a film based entirely in the world of …

Horror movies do something strange and incredible to your brain

That's a powerful effect.<p>Think of the last time you jumped, yelped, or gasped during a horror film.<p>"Usually when we're watching something we've shut down the motor regions of the brain, and yet those stimuli [from a shocking scene] are so strong that they overcome the inhibition to the motor …

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

The job market may not suck for college grads after all

Nearly half of the 6.6 million jobs added by the economy since 2010 are "good jobs,"the report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds — positions that paid at least $53,000 for full-time workers and usually provide benefits like health insurance and retirement …