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“White Privilege” Is A Racist Concept

I, and many other black Americans, have spent a lifetime hoping I would be judged by who I am rather than assumptions made solely based upon the …

Social Justice

Study: anti-black hiring discrimination is as prevalent today as it was in 1989

Racism is alive and well in America.<p>Americans are as racist as they were back in the late 1980s — at least in one crucial area: jobs.<p>A new study, by researchers at Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway, looked at every available field experiment on hiring …

Discrimination

My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest

He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.

Racism

Believing others have more friends could make you unhappy

When we move to a new environment - be it a new job, new school, or new neighborhood - we tend to think that our peers have more friends than we do. …

Psychology

Why is it so hard to swat a fly?

<b>Try to swat a fly and it will soon become clear that they're faster than you. Much faster. But how on Earth do these tiny creatures - with their minuscule brains - outwit us so easily?</b><p>You've probably pondered it after chasing a fly around your house and flailing your shoe with repeated, …

Biology

Quora: How Could We Stop an Asteroid?

The best method for destroying a huge asteroid that is headed towards Earth that I've come across is to explode a thermonuclear warhead a few miles …

Asteroids

What’s Killing the World? High Blood Pressure, Poor Diet, Tobacco, Huge New Study Says

A wide-ranging new global health study published in the medical journal <i>The</i> <i>Lancet</i> and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identifies the key …

Diabetes

Smart cities present risks, opportunities

Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform our cities and workplaces, shifting jobs and …

Internet of Things

Why This Exoplanet’s Hellish Atmosphere Is a Big Deal in the Search For Alien Life

By all accounts, the exoplanet known as WASP-19b is a pretty inhospitable place. As one of the closest known hot-Jupiters to its star—orbiting just …

Exoplanets

The Men Who Dropped the Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

YouTube

Firewatch Dev Condemns PewDiePie for Saying the N-Word

YouTube

New End Time Documentary Will Blow Your Mind — the Most Profound Revelation Ever Released!

<b>INTRODUCING: YOU ARE EXILES (DVD)</b><p><b>The big secret about your identity that the world does not want you to know about.</b> There is a very dark truth about …

Theology

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City.<p>Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants to win the crowd in the New Jersey …

Miss America

Hurricane Irma in Pictures

Irma churned north into Georgia on Monday as a tropical storm, after lashing Florida with hurricane-force winds and pummeling islands in the Caribbean.<p>Photographers on the ground have documented the effects of the storm, including leveled neighborhoods, crowded shelters, flooded streets and the …

Hurricane Irma

Water Molecules May Survive on the Moon's Surface All Day Long

Water may be bound to rocks across the moon's entire surface all day long, a new study finds.<p>This finding suggests that large amounts of water …

Planets

Hurricane Irma Hits Cuba, Approaches Florida in NASA Satellite View

New satellite imagery shows Hurricane Irma battering Cuba before making its way toward Florida today (Sept. 9).<p>The colossal storm made landfall on …

Weather

‘I’ll See You in Heaven’: Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37

Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — …

Pregnancy

Top 10 Ways Space Could Destroy Civilization As We Know It

A starry sky on a warm summer’s night is a beautiful view to behold. We tend to focus mainly on the wonders of space—how it could save our planet, …

List-Worthy

What's Powering Auroras on Jupiter? NASA's Juno Probe Finds Puzzling Clues

What's powering the powerful auroras at Jupiter's poles? New results suggest it's not the same mechanism powering the most energetic auroras on …

Astronomy

NASA's Cassini: Best Photos of Saturn and its Moons As Spacecraft Prepares for Grand Finale Death Dive

As a triumphant mission to Saturn ends, its lead imaging scientist recalls her favorite photographs and moments.

Space Exploration

The single strange repeating fast radio burst is at it again

FRBs, including FRB 121102, are still mysterious events. Astronomers don’t know where they come from, but the repeating nature of FRB 121102 does …

Astronomy

Human Evolution in Action: Natural Selection Means We Are Hitting Puberty Later, Huge Genetic Study Indicates

Scientists also find genetic variants linked to heart disease and obesity are being weeded out by natural selection.

Evolution

Scientists can now target the area of the brain that causes schizophrenics to "hear voices"

Hearing Voices<p>Scientists have identified the precise area of the brain that is involved in “hearing voices,” a symptom experienced by many patients …

The Brain

The Best Memory-Boosting Foods

Put these foods on your grocery list to remember where you parked when you leave the supermarket.<p>From forgetting where you put your keys to …

Nutrition

Could Gut Health Affect Anxiety?

While the link between gut health and mental health has already been established, a new study sheds light on why exactly digestive health could be associated with anxiety.<p>The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Cork In Ireland, found a connection between gut microbes and miRNAs …

Microbiome

What's the Role of the Central Nervous System?

01<p>of 04<p>Central Nervous System<p>The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and a complex network of neurons. This system is responsible for …

Neuroscience

Predicting Irma’s Path Is Giving Supercomputers a Challenge

When it comes to hurricane prediction, the consensus is on the need for consensus among forecasters. No single computer model should be relied on. And no forecast remains static.<p>So as Hurricane Irma roars toward the Caribbean Sea, forecasters are looking at the top weather models from Europe, the …

Weather

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other's findings: that the ketogenic, or "keto," diet may improve memory in old age as well as …

Longevity

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Quantum Mechanics