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Religious Democrats, Young Republicans: What The Stereotypes Miss About Both Parties

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p><b>Poll of the week</b><p>The Pew Research Center this week released a detailed report on party …

Pew Research Center

26 Resources to Further Your Understanding of Gun Violence in America

The Las Vegas massacre drove home the importance of fact-based research, reporting, and storytelling about gun violence in America. After the …

Guns

14 Recipes To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

You can finally say goodbye to the long, cold night of winter and get ready to see the sun again. The spring equinox officially marks the start of …

Postmodern dining with the Japanese art of useless gadgets

The Japanese word "chindogu" covers a delightful range of terrible gadgets. It's about vaguely genius concepts, ruined either in their execution or ambition. If you've seen the baby-floor-mop onesie or the upside-down umbrella for capturing rainwater, you've seen a chindogu. Yo Sushi, arguably the …

Gear & Gadgets

The Beauty of Antarctica in Pictures

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Cherry Blossom Season Blooms Early in Asia: Pictures

Cherry Blossom

The dysfunctional megacity: why Dhaka is bursting at the sewers

Cities can be dense without being overpopulated. But in the world’s most crowded city, the drains can’t cope – creating a grim new job<p>After decades cleaning the sewers of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s crowded capital, Sujon Lal Routh has seen plenty of misery. But the tragedy of 2008 was the worst. After a …

Geography

How a Virus Spreads Through an Airplane Cabin

Traveling by plane greatly increases our chances of getting sick, or so many of us are wont to believe. To be fair, it’s not uncommon to come down …

Public Health

‘Cows carry flesh, but they carry personality too’: the hard lessons of farming

They may be crucial products in a vast industry – but abandoning our relationship with the cattle we keep would mean throwing away something valuable. By John Connell<p>I’ve got my arms in her passage and I’m trying to find the new calf’s feet. As a farmer’s son, I’ve birthed calves aplenty, but …

Agriculture

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

Kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before

Imagine asking a classroom full of elementary school students to draw a scientist. Now try to guess how many of them would sketch a female or male …

Computer Science

These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.

Chris Wylie, a data scientist whose work was at the center of a massive Facebook controversy, said publicly that he helped create “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Two of his associates who also helped build that tool have been quietly building another company to analyze and influence …

Cambridge Analytica

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

Every Question You've Ever Had About The Keto Diet — Answered

<i>The mbg Collective is a curated group of our most trusted wellness advisers.</i> <i>Since 2009, we’ve had the brightest, most passionate, and mission-driven</i> …

Cosmologists create record-breaking simulation of galaxy formation

By understanding the stars and their origins, we learn more about where we come from. However, the vastness of the galaxy—let alone the entire …

Universe

Japanese basket pattern inspires new material

<b>Researchers have produced a metal with exotic electrical properties by mimicking a pattern from Japanese basket-weaving.</b><p>Kagome baskets are characterised by a symmetrical pattern of interlaced, corner-sharing triangles; the pattern has preoccupied physicists for decades.<p>Metals resembling a kagome …

Chemistry

Wayfair 3-Day Clearance Event with up to 70% off furniture, decor, patio & more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>For three days only, Wayfair is having its Clearance Event with <b>up to 70% off</b> furniture, decor, kitchen items, bedding and much …

AI-AP | Dispatches from Latin America » Trending: The Unknown Beauty of Afro-Mexicans

Until three years, Afro-Mexicans didn’t officially exist.<p>It wasn’t until a 2015 census that Mexico acknowledged the 1.38 million citizens of African …

Blup Numbers Shows the Inside of Typography

Blup Numbers is a collaborative typography project for the 36DaysOfTypes Open Call, dedicated to explore the forms and fluids along with typography, …

Graphic Design

Vincent Callebaut's Arboricole tower brings vertical agriculture to the city

Vincent Callebaut Architectures, known for green projects that combine smart building with advanced renewable energy solutions, has officially …

Can a Simple Test Match You With Your Perfect Dog?

“Luke likes long walks—really long walks.”<p>Chaz is a free spirit. Iris is a good girl looking for love. Dylan is a foodie who isn’t sure how he feels about kids. Luke likes long walks—really long walks. All of them are ready for a long-term relationship. In fact, they’d like to move in right away. …

Pets

The Secret to Small Space Design? Go Big!

Just because you have a tiny space doesn’t mean you should have tiny furniture. One of the biggest design mistakes for a room of any size is …

Interior Design

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?

Federal officials have recommended a vaccine against shingles that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults from the painful rash. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended shots continues to be an uphill battle, health providers say.<p>"I'm healthy; I'll …

Public Health

Seven creatures with skills that easily beat humans

Britt Spencer<p>What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.<p>You think you’re so smart. Well, a wave of research into animal cognition reveals that just about anything you do, other creatures can do too. Sometimes, they can do it far better.<p>To probe the …

Cognition

Tamal Ray’s recipe for lemon and ginger friands

There’s something liberating about the simplicity of a friand. To take a bite of one is to be reminded of the very reason we love cake. Key to its beauty is the browned butter. Take care when doing this, however: perfect brown is achieved only a few seconds short of unappetising, charred black. If …

Baking

Gallery: Wondrous waves in Nikon's surf photography awards

The annual competition celebrates both the best single surf-themed photograph and the best surf video or film from the last twelve months. As seen in …

Gas Temperature

An important property of any gas is <b>temperature</b>. We have some experience with temperature that we don't have with properties like viscosity and …

Seawater

David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone

BOSTON — David Reich wore a hooded, white suit, cream-colored clogs, and a blue surgical mask. Only his eyes were visible as he inspected the bone fragments on the counter.<p>Dr. Reich, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, pointed out a strawberry-sized chunk: “This is from a 4,000-year-old site in …

Anthropology