Emily Brassley

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What You Should Know About Sunscreen Chemicals Oxybenzone And Octinoxate

They might get banned, but dermatologists don't want this to stop you from using sunscreen.<p>On Wednesday, Hawaiian lawmakers passed a bill banning the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals thought to <b></b>be harmful to the ocean’s coral reefs. The ingredients …

Sunscreen

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Moon’s lit side points to Aldebaran

Watch the moon travel toward Aldebaran in our sky’s dome, throughout the night of October 8. Then come back a night later, and see how far the moon …

Bananapocalypse: The race to save the world’s most popular fruit

By Paul Tullis<p>In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia's Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world's most popular fruit, the lowly banana.<p>Dodging the occasional crocodile, researchers will soon place into the …

Forestry

The Avant Garde Art of Yayoi Kusama at Her Museum

Attention Economy

DowDuPont alters post-merger breakup plan

DowDuPont, which was formed when chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont merged earlier this month, said on Tuesday it was making changes to its initial plans of how it would split up the company post merger.<p>The company now plans to move businesses totaling more than $8 billion in annual sales from …

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers looks at how firebricks, clay bricks used in ovens as far back as 3,000 years …

Five amazing natural phenomena that are harder to see than a total eclipse

Start planning your next trip.<p>That's a wrap on another total solar eclipse. And while the coincidental geometry and views of the phenomenon are certainly awe-inspiring, it's worth noting it's not <i>that</i> hard to see a total eclipse. Yes, it's a rare scenario—the last time the path of totality swept …

Fish

Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics

A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in …

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”<p>Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent …

Dylann Roof

Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study

A landmark study exploring a little-researched area of the hippocampus made an unexpected discovery about how memory is retrieved. The scientists …

Wreckage of U.S.S. Indianapolis, Lost for 72 Years, Is Found in the Pacific

In the 72 years since the Indianapolis, a United States Navy cruiser, sank about 12 minutes after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, the disaster has inspired controversy, dozens of books, a play and a famous scene in “Jaws.”<p>But the resting place of the Indianapolis had remained a …

Court Martial

The Earth moved: how we discovered ripples in space time

A new book charts the decades-long search to measure gravitational waves.<p>Monday 14 September 2015 was no ordinary day. At exactly 09:50:45 Universal …

Best coding toys and games for kids

Improve your child's STEM skills with these fun games and toys that help them learn how to code<p>1 Osmo Coding<p>Osmo combines an iPad app and interactive …

Kids

Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and has a single line that runs the length of the …

Art Deco

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does<p>My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. …

Humanism

Large, toothy fish found in Nevada chomped on prey like sharks, fossil suggests

A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark.<p>The fossil is what remains of a bony, sharp-toothed fish that would have been about six-feet-long (1.83 metres) with long jaws and layers of sharp teeth.<p>The type of jaw …

Venezuela searches for rebels after deadly clash at army base

<b>A search is under way in Venezuela for 10 men who escaped with weapons after an attack on a military base, President Nicolás Maduro says.</b><p>The assault in the north-western city of Valencia was carried out by 20 people, he said. Two were killed, one was injured and seven were arrested.<p>Earlier, a video …

Google just hired a diversity VP — just as it struggles with a sexist memo from an employee

Apparently, dudes can code — the ladies not so much.<p>Google recently announced a new head of diversity, just as it has had to deal with a controversial 3,000-word internal memo sent across the company by an employee.<p>It contains a series of what I can only describe as sexist twaddle, wrapped in the …

Auto supplier headed for liquidation after GMSA exit

Johannesburg - The pullout of General Motors from South Africa has claimed its first casualty, with a supplier to the car maker being placed into …

AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?

Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?<p>F<b>r</b>om Elgar to Adele, and the Beatles or Pink Floyd to Kanye West, London’s Abbey Road Studios has hosted a storied list of musical stars since opening …

Artificial Intelligence

Oculus updates its Home platform to play nice with Steam purchases

Oculus may be aiming to become the content power house of virtual reality, but it’s still making efforts to play nice with other ecosystems.<p>In a new update rolling out today for PCs, Oculus has added support for launching off-platform titles, meaning most critically, that gamers will be able to …

Virtual Reality

WannaCry researcher denies creating banking malware at court hearing

The security researcher rose to fame for curbing the spread of the WannaCry ransomware in May.<p>A security researcher who helped curb a global outbreak …

400-Year-Old Physics Mystery Is Cracked

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. E.T.</i><p>The mystery of tiny teardrop-shaped glass confections that can survive a hammer blow, yet …

Physics

The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci? He painted the <i>Mona Lisa</i>! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying …

This urban ‘tree’ cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest

Air pollution might be invisible, but it results in 7 million premature deaths each year. Fortunately, there’s a solution – the CityTree is a …

How the cloud has changed education and training

A few years ago, the cloud was a promise to reduce costs of IT and improve flexibility and scaling by providing on-demand computing, storage and services to every organization.<p>Today, the cloud is a ubiquity we take for granted. We expect every file, every service and digital asset we have to be …

Higher Education

'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene

Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on. By Alex Blasdel<p>A few years ago, Björk began corresponding with a philosopher whose …