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Using DNA, UK Scientists Predict Student Academic Achievement

The nature versus nurture controversy hasn’t been put to bed quite yet. It’s hard for scientists to determine just how much power DNA has over human …

ISIS' terrible weekend: 3 countries, 3 major setbacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS got smacked with a trio of setbacks over the weekend, with the loss of a key city, the death of an influential figure and -- oh yes -- the invasion of its biggest stronghold in Iraq.<p>Here's quick look at the terror group's recent losses:<p>The fall of Dabiq, Syria<p>Dabiq isn't just any town …

Middle East

It's Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to …

23 shocking photos that show just how crowded China has become

China's population was approaching 1 billion when it established its one-child-per-family policy in the late 1970s. But in the fall of 2015, China announced that the policy would be dropped because of unintended consequences, including a skewing of the population toward males and a disproportionate …

China

Reparations are not the only way to repair the damage done by slavery

Norman Dovberg wrote in his Sept. 11 letter, “How Georgetown should have addressed its history with slavery,” that there “has to be a reasonable statute of limitations” on providing restitution for slavery. Perhaps, but we haven’t yet reached that limit. As long as we can identify the victims and …

Black History

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) has tracked 5,000 of the smartest the children in America — the top 1%, 0.1%, and even 0.01% of all …

Education

Why the world’s Muslim population is growing so very, very quickly

This week, I reported a story for The Post from Jakarta on the “Muslim youth bulge” — the surge in youth in the Muslim world — and explored why this could be a recipe for instability. As a journalist and a young person (I’m 26), I’m fascinated by how young people shape society — sometimes for …

Middle East

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Education

Earth’s Collision With Another Planet Probably Started Life

Researchers from Rice University say that around 4.4 billion years ago, a Mercury-like planet smashed into Earth, seeding our primordial planet with …

Striking photos of America's child laborers reveal what work was like a century ago

The first Labor Day was celebrated Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. It was made a federal holiday in 1984, just days after federal troops ended the bloody Pullman strike.<p>The origins of the holiday — springing from Industrial Revolution-era clashes between workers and employers— have …

Library of Congress

Chaos & Climate – Part 3: Chaos & Models

<b>Guest Essay by Kip Hansen</b><p><b>“The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states</b> …

Conservatism Unbound

Conservatives & Republicans<p>Conservatism Unbound<p>Noah Rothman / Aug. 30, 2016<p>A<p>Conservatives have long labored under the delusion that conservatism was …

Three Grand Challenges for Brain Science That Can Be Solved in 10 Years - MIT Technology Review

One of the great scientific challenges is to understand the human brain. Research teams around the world are gathering data at breakneck speed on …

Space

Tips for Women Traveling Solo

After graduating from college in 2008, Kelly Lewis traveled the world solo. She spent a year in New Zealand and backpacked from one end of South America to the other. In the process, she relied on guidebooks. But they didn’t give her all the information she needed, especially as a woman. “I would …

Travel

How candy makers shape nutrition science

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't.<p>Less startling was how it came about. The paper, it turns out, was funded by a trade association representing the makers of Butterfingers, Hershey and Skittles. And its findings …

Teens

West African Ebola victims were more likely to survive if also infected with malaria, study finds

Just eight months after West Africa's Ebola epidemic was declared extinguished, researchers are reporting a curious and potentially revealing fact about the deadly viral infection: It was less likely to kill people who were also in the grips of malaria infection.<p>At a treatment center run by Doctors …

Escaping the sex trade: the stories of Nigerian women lured to Italy - in pictures

Spanish photographer Quintina Valero’s striking visual record of the work being done by an NGO, Piam Onlus, to help victims of sex trafficking in Asti, near Turin. “What I found was a really strong community of women who were helping each other overcome their experiences,” she says.<p>• Trafficked to …

West Africa

How the Brain Builds Memory Chains

Think about the first time you met your college roommate. You were probably nervous, talking a little too loudly and laughing a little too heartily. …

The Brain

Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions

The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that …

Political Science

Human Population Growth and Extinction

Get the latest on our work for biodiversity and learn how to help in our free weekly e-newsletter.<p><b>+</b> <b>PUBLICATIONS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>RELATED CAMPAIGNS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>MEDIA</b><p>We’re in the …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

The CDC's Ebola Catch-Up Game

As an extraordinarily secure isolation ward in Atlanta received its second Ebola victim Tuesday, New Yorkers awoke to tabloid headlines screaming about a possible third case of Ebola in America. A patient had presented to Mount Sinai with fever and abdominal pain after recent travel in western …

Film-maker defies China's censors to reveal horrors of the Great Famine

Hu Jie's documentaries tells story of students whose criticisms of Maoist excesses cost them their lives<p>For modern Chinese students it is not the Great Famine but the Three Years of Difficulties. The catastrophe remains so sensitive that their history books do not document how many starved to …