Joshua Gowdey

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This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city's famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city.<p>The people of San Francisco …

Whooping Cough

An experimental policing tool is gaining traction across the country — and there are major civil-liberties concerns

"Predictive policing" software is now employed by at least 20 of the country's 50 largest police departments, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.<p>But advocates of criminal-justice reform say those practices could lead to racial profiling and aggressive policing.<p>A sweeping coalition of …


Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …


Officer replaces boy's stolen cards with Pokemon haul

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young Pokemon enthusiast endured a roller coaster of emotions when his collection of trading cards was stolen by another boy, then retrieved, and then magically multiplied by a generous Cleveland police officer.<p>Yes, the biggest trading card craze of the 90's is still going strong, and it …


Legal pressure may be ahead for Mississippi law denying service to gays

The decision by Mississippi's governor to sign a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people may have headed off gathering opposition in the state's business community, but it could launch the state into litigation.<p>Saying he was …


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In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?

God is not only dead, author avers. He never lived. Not to mention the deaths of kids treated with faith instead of science-based medicine.<p>Jerry Coyne, author of <i>Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible</i>was in high school listening to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club …

A New Bullet Can Make 3D-Printed Guns A Reality

3D printed guns aren’t very compelling right now. Because of the vagaries of plastic and the methods used to manufacture weapons like the Liberator, your gun can turn itself into a hand grenade if you’re not careful. But engineer Michael Crumling might have a solution.<p>He’s created a new type of …

Choose your destiny in the multiverse

Golden Proof - Numberphile

Antimatter Explained

The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

Spooky Action In Threes: Physicists Entangle Three Particles Of Light

The entangled triplets are unusually stable.<p>As if it weren't hard enough already to imagine it in twos, physicists have entangled three photons with each other. Entanglement is a counterintuitive quantum physics phenomenon, in which a particle influences all the others with which it's entangled -- …

5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

HOW World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209

Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

Drought and Famine: Crash Course World History #208

OCD & Anxiety Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #29

Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206

What can Schrödinger's cat teach us about quantum mechanics? - Josh Samani

What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis

Emotion, Stress and Health: Crash Course Psychology #26

Missouri state troopers take over security in Ferguson

State troopers are taking over security in this St. Louis suburb after days of clashes between local police and protesters.<p>Gov. Jay Nixon said he decided to put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of security because "at this particular point, the attitudes weren't improving, and the blocks …

Ferguson's Police Chief Freaked Out After Finding Out His Cops Arrested 2 Reporters

According to The Los Angeles Times, Chief Thomas Jackson was shocked when he found out The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery and The Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly were arrested Wednesday evening.<p>"Oh God," Jackson said after learning of the arrests.<p>The Times reported that Jackson said he immediately …


How do you know you exist? - James Zucker

California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

SAN DIEGO (AP) — College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.<p>Now, as universities around the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape allegations adopt policies to define consensual sex, California is poised to take it a …

War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205

Hubertus Knabe: The dark secrets of a surveillance state