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Doug Jones May Have Won, But White Women Lost in Alabama Last Night

Last night, former federal prosecutor Doug Jones pulled off a long-shot victory over multiply accused child molester Roy Moore in the special election for Jeff Sessions's vacant Alabama Senate seat, effectively restoring many Americans' faith in humanity. But while Jones won big, white women …

Feminism

This Entrepreneur Went From $4.5 Billion to Nothing -- Lessons Learned

The sky was the limit. Until it wasn't.<p>In 2015 this unicorn entrepreneur was named one of <i>TIME’s</i> Most Influential People. President Obama invited this individual to be his Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. And, <i>Forbes</i> estimated their Net Worth at $4.5 Billion. This is also someone …

Leadership

“Heavyweight,” the Podcast That Contends with Our Regrets

When the writer, radio producer, and humorist Jonathan Goldstein set out to create his Gimlet podcast, “Heavyweight,” whose second season concluded on Thursday, he considered introducing each episode with a subway P.A. system that would talk to him like the voice of God. On the podcast, Goldstein—a …

Podcasting

I've always wondered: why your nose runs when it's cold

<i>This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a new series where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to</i> …

Alternative Medicine

Inflating the Universe with Prize-Winning Cosmologist David Spergel

This year’s Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the team behind NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, a space …

Space Science

How Did a White Supremacist Get a Job as an Equal Employment Officer?

Sutton Whitfield LLC, a Maryland-based technology recruitment firm, “provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants …

Racism

Facebook Melts Down After African American Baby Doll With Enormous Lips Surfaces

Another “let’s point out the racism” type of post has surfaced the internet once again. Although the original was posted in August of this year, it’s …

Babies

Will the 21st Century be the Time we Discover Life Beyond Earth

21st Century

How Neolithic farming sowed the seeds of modern inequality 10,000 years ago

The prehistoric shift towards cultivation began our preoccupation with hierarchy and growth – and even changed how we perceive the passage of time<p>Most people regard hierarchy in human societies as inevitable, a natural part of who we are. Yet this belief contradicts much of the 200,000-year history …

Anthropology

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Success

The Awful Truth About Getting Rich That No One Wants to Hear

Of course, it depends on how you define 'rich,' but if you want to be worth millions...there is only one realistic way to get there.<p>Many people want to be incredibly wealthy. (How you define "incredibly wealthy" is of course up to you--my "incredibly wealthy" may seem like pocket change to Floyd …

Wealth

Google's Artificial Intelligence Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> — With the exponential growth of machine learning, automation, and artificial intelligence, a certain anxiety over future job losses and …

Artificial Intelligence

Oversharing….Or Being Authentic

My mother had a wise old saying… “Keep your own counsel.” Some decades ago, personal information was kept private. We didn’t discuss politics, …

Emotions

Science Finally Found Proof Of The Existence Of God

Is science discovered God?<p>Einstein didn’t believe it was possible, but Stephen Hawkins said: ‘It might be the greatest scientific discovery of all …

Two Melting Glaciers Could Decide the Fate of Our Coastlines

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, …

Climate Change

A Hidden Supercluster Could Solve the Mystery of the Milky Way

Glance at the night sky from a clear vantage point, and the thick band of the Milky Way will slash across the sky. But the stars and dust that paint …

University of Cape Town

Can AI Keep You Healthy? - MIT Technology Review

“This smart mirror isn’t very smart,” says Jun Wang, standing in front of a full-length mirror wearing designer jeans ripped at the knees. “It’s just …

Digital Health

Tomb of Jesus Christ Dated for First Time, Revealing Ancient Crypt Built Far Earlier Than Experts Believed

The ancient cave that Christians believe held the remains of Jesus Christ dates from 1,700 years ago, according to scientists—far earlier than they …

Archaeology

Dozens of Mysterious Galaxies Born Just After the Big Bang Have Been Discovered Lurking at the Depths of the Universe

Astronomers have identified 72 possible new galaxies that had previously been invisible in one of the most thoroughly studied neighborhoods in space. …

Universe

A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill.<p>The hours were better at her nonprofit jobs. So were the benefits. But two years ago, the 32-year-old Whitehurst — who graduated from a liberal arts college and grew …

Agriculture

Researchers discover specific tumor environment that triggers cells to metastasize - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can …

Is Lena Dunham's ‘hipster racism’ just old-fashioned prejudice?

Last week, the Girls co-creator was accused by a former colleague of ‘hipster racism’. Arwa Mahdawi reports on an unwitting racism deeply embedded in popular culture<p>It is, by now, a familiar cycle. First Lena Dunham, the writer-actor-director best known for creating and starring in HBO’s Girls, …

Racism

Too much antimatter is hitting Earth and scientists aren’t sure why

The earth is constantly barraged by cosmic rays, but scientists have noticed an unusually large amount of high-energy positrons – the antimatter …

Physics

People Who Are Smart Have 'Social Networks' In Their Brains

Scientists may understand a bit more about how a smart person’s brain acts, according to a paper published Wednesday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>.<p>Ulrike …

The Brain

Ghost Particles Detected on Far Side of Earth Bolsters Crucial Physics Theory

If we’re ever going to truly understand how our Universe works, we’ll need to take lots of different measurements, but measuring can be one of …

Physics

Lightning Bolts Are Churning Out Antimatter All Over Planet Earth

Particles split in the hot belly of a lightning bolt. Radioactive particles decay in the afterglow. Gamma rays rain down to Earth.<p>Teruaki Enoto, a …

Physics

Humans vs. Robots: Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Pilot in NASA and Google Drone Race

In another addition to the ever-expanding list of things robots can do better than humans, artificial intelligence has beaten one of NASA’s …

Artificial Intelligence

We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution.

<i>“Evolution loves death more than<br>it loves you or me. This is easy to write,<br>easy to read, and hard to believe.”<br>— Annie Dillard,</i> <i>“Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”</i><p>Near midnight, during an expedition to southwestern Ecuador in December 2013, I spotted a small green frog asleep on a leaf, near a stream by the …

Ecology

Don’t blame opioids for the opioid crisis—doctors must become better at pain management

In the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic that has wrought addiction, despair and death in communities all over the country, the medical and scientific communities are reacting by questioning not only the prescription of opioids for treating pain, but the very treatment of pain itself.<p>This …

Pain