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Meet ELLE's 2017 Women in Washington

With American political life at peak volatility, these 10 women come armed with intelligence, determination—and, most important, facts. Lots of facts.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of ELLE</b><p>JUDY WOODRUFF | Anchor and managing editor, PBS Newshour<p>Watching Judy Woodruff lead</i> …

American History

A Teenager Just "Delighted" NASA By Pointing Out a Significant Error in Their Data

A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station (ISS), …

A River Was Just Granted the Same Legal Rights as a Human Being

In a world-first, New Zealand’s third largest river has just been granted the same legal rights as a human being.<p>The new legislation essentially …

The Future

Men always get credit for women’s inventions—and there’s a term for that

The ‘Matilda Effect’ is named for this female pioneer<p>In 1852, 26-year-old Matilda Joslyn Gage addressed the National Women’s Rights Convention in …

Women in Science

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s the Best Way to Cure an Upset Stomach

A stomach ache can strike for all kinds of reasons, from contaminated food to chronic disease. It passes, sure, but the pain, headache, diarrhea, …

Wellness

Watch This Incredible Flyover Of Mars In Full-Screen

Using hundreds of high-resolution photos of Mars surface taken by the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Jan Fröjdman made this …

The Black Plague: When A Single Sneeze Would Kill An Entire Family

Forensic investigator Shiya Ribowsky explains why few diseases have caused so much death and destruction as the bubonic plague.

After Moon, Buzz Aldrin Takes You To Mars Via Virtual Reality

Shaking the moon dust off, legendary Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin wants to go to Mars. Thanks to technology, you, too, can tag along via virtual …

Judge rejects US request to clarify order halting travel ban

HONOLULU — A federal judge on Sunday rejected the U.S. government’s request to clarify his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.<p>U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said nothing was unclear about his order and the government can’t ask for a distinction that officials …

Ethics

Why Deepak Chopra Doesn't Blame Social Media for Disconnection

Almost half of Americans are “constant checkers” who can’t look away from their emails, texts, and social media accounts, and it may be affecting …

Social Media Marketing

The Future According to H. G. Wells [INFOGRAPHIC]

H. G. Wells dreamed of the future—we just happen to be living in it. Check out some of his greatest predictions…

The Future

This New Telescope Will Change Our View Of The World

Its mirrors are as big as a tennis court.

The Future

Transhumanism Is the Next Step in Human Evolution

The Body Hacking Convention in Austin, Texas took place a few months ago. It brought together a collection of people who share in the idea of using …

Cyborgs

The ayahuasca king: the man who gives jungle 'medicine' to lost souls

Peter Gorman’s Amazon expeditions draw guests aiming to ‘clear up ailments’ and ‘solve mid-life crises’ – and drugs are key to the transformative experience<p>For years, Matthew Haddock was drifting on a tide of disillusionment. Like many Americans, Haddock, a practicing attorney in his late 40s, was …

Fish

10 Things We Love, Made in Hawaii

Hawaii is a unique state, and not just because it is a tropical island chain and the ...Read more The post 10 Things We Love, Made in Hawaii appeared …

Hawaii

Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

With your windows down and music blaring, you hit 65 mph as you cruise down the highway. Nearing your exit, you flick your turn signal and make towards the exit on your right.<p>The path seems clear, but as you prepare to make that final lane switch, an alarm sounds through your stereo and a …

Transportation

Watch: Ina May Gaskin is the most famous midwife in America

The world’s oldest profession is not what you think<p>She started as a renegade hippie, with a caravan of like-minded spiritual seekers, but Ina May …

Midwifery

The Socio-Historic Disenfranchisement of Black Women

Analyzing the Past, Present and Future<p>By. Lauriel Camille Cleveland<p>Understanding the history of African-American women means understanding the …

Black History

The (bloody) birth of a nation

Who, exactly, was the mysterious man who organized the deadliest slave uprising in American history?<p><b>The following is an extract from</b> <b>The Land Shall Be</b> …

History

Scientists Discover the Heavens Are Hell

No event is free of controversy these days -- not even the discovery of seven habitable planets that hit the news late last month. For a few days, drawings of those tranquil spheres loomed above the tumult of earthly affairs -- the presidential tweets, the protests, the botched Oscars. But then a …

Astronomy

Utopian thinking: the easy way to eradicate poverty

Keeping people poor is a political choice we can no longer afford, with so much human potential wasted. We need a universal basic income<p>Why do poor people make so many bad decisions? It’s a harsh question, but look at the data: poor people borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less, drink …

Basic Income

A Letter to God From a Nervous Atheist

7 things I’ve been meaning to ask Him<p>Dear God,<p>It’s me, Dan. I know we haven’t talked in a while, since I stopped believing in you and all, but the …

Where Great Ideas Die

The most likely places<p>In a deck that took 20 hours to create<p>In that sticky note kept neatly at your desk<p>In your head<p>In your boss’s head<p>In your super …

The Problem with Perception

The beliefs we have about being ‘right’, are wrong<p>When I was 18, I spent a year as an AFS exchange student in Denmark.<p>Drunken episodes aside (and …

Salt

Let Yourself Go

<i>“All you have to do is let go of who you think you are. That’s it — plain and simple. Cast away all those useless dramas and become nothing, an</i> …

Spirituality

Chimps Beat Up, Murder And Eat Their Tyrant

Politics is a dangerous game, even for primates.<p>It’s a plot line that wouldn’t seem out of place in an episode of “Game of Thrones.” A tribe of …

Bill Gates on Revolutionary Tech: CRISPR

Interviews, op-eds, and analysis to help you make sense of the news of the day and the news of the future.

Science Reveals How Humans Might Soon Run Faster Than Animals

New trends and breakthrough thinking in politics, science, technology, business and culture. It’s futurism at its best.