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The Yellowstone Supervolcano Has Just Seen 878 Earthquakes in Two Weeks

But don't freak out just yet.<p>Yellowstone has had a turbulent June. In just two weeks, the supervolcano that lies underneath the national park was hit …

Geology

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.<p>Well, actually better than free. California produced so much solar power on those days that it paid Arizona to take excess electricity its residents weren’t using to avoid overloading its own power …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Now Believe the Universe Itself May Be Conscious

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> – You don’t have to look far to find outlandish theories on the nature of the cosmos and human consciousness. These days, notions once …

Consciousness

6 Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids

<b>Categories</b>Cannabis & Hemp, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health, Health & Medical, Natural Alternatives, Plants and Agriculture, Recommended …

Cannabis

The Secret to Chimpanzee Super-Strength Has Finally Been Revealed

More than raw power.<p>A new study on the power of chimpanzees has challenged a century of assumptions on the super-strength of our primate cousins, …

Muscle

This 10-Year-Old Was Bullied For Her Dark Skin. So She Started ‘Flexin’ In Her Complexion’

Education and Technology:<p>Microsoft Learning Tools is software that helps improve reading skills by reducing visual crowding, highlighting words, and …

Education

When this black woman shot a white doctor in the 1950s, an ugly Southern secret came to light

The case of Ruby McCollum became national news<p>On the quiet Sunday morning of August 3, 1952, Ruby McCollum, the richest black woman in the town of …

Crime

"Mind reading" technology can now decode complex thoughts

In the past, "mind reading" systems have been able to guess what single-digit number a person might be thinking of, but deeper thoughts have been …

The Brain
TBS

Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards …

Physics

Who Would Win a Human-vs.-Chimp Wrestling Match?

If you were to wrestle a chimpanzee in some kind of bizarre battle of the species, you'd be at a serious disadvantage.<p>Pound for pound, our closest …

Evolution

To understand white liberal racism, read these private emails

On a gray day last October, teachers across Seattle wore a shirt that read BLACK LIVES MATTER.<p>They knew there might be criticism. John Muir …

Black Lives Matter

The Whispered Warnings of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” Have Come True

I’ve noticed a nugget of embarrassment buried in the recent avalanche of critical reappraisals and retroactive interrogations of Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” a record that was released in 1997 and is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this summer. Critics (and some fans) approached its …

Music

The Stoned Ages - History Channel [HQ] [Full Version]

GMO Film Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Blatant Case of Monsanto Corporate Propaganda

Some industry messaging efforts are so heavy-handed they end up highlighting their own PR tactics more than the message they are trying to convey. …

I Chased an Eclipse at 60,000 Feet (and Set a World Record)

Miles above the ground, one of the world’s most renowned solar eclipse experts spent a record-breaking 74 minutes in totality aboard a supersonic jetliner that flew twice the speed of sound.<p>“Concorde ready to intercept the fleeting shadow. Poised like a falcon at the runway awaiting the time, 10:08 …

Solar Eclipse

Obama Rips The Senate GOP Health Care Bill

“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill."<p>In terms sharper than anything else he’s offered in his post-presidency, Barack Obama lashed into Senate Republicans on Thursday for pushing a health care bill that he framed as fundamentally inhumane.<p>“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is …

Health Care

A Grocery Store for All, Powered By Wasted Food

If you really want to make Doug Rauch happy, stop using the term "food waste." Just call it wasted food. "No one in America wants a second helping of …

Sustainability

Hawaiian Hokule'a canoe makes it round the world

<b>A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe has returned to Honolulu in Hawaii, completing the first-ever round-the-world trip by such a vessel.</b><p>The boat, the Hokule'a, took three years to journey around the globe.<p>Its crew navigated without modern instruments, using only the stars, wind and ocean swells …

Hawaii

Sperm, Poison, and Lily of the Valley

Science

Are our cities immortal?

A never ending story<p><b>Is the human race destined to expand to point where it becomes impossible to sustain ourselves?</b> The fear of unsustainable growth …

Economics

Nabra Hassanen's death wraps up an especially violent Ramadan for Muslim teenage girls

Nabra Hassanen didn't have the chance to spend Father's Day with the man who raised her. Hassanen's remains were found in a pond in Sterling, …

Islam

How budget cuts will turn opioid addiction into the next AIDS epidemic

In the next 24 hours, nearly one hundred Americans will die from a drug overdose. In 2015, more people died from drug-related causes than from …

Public Health

Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun from Oregon to South Carolina. During this period …

Astronomy

Please Calm Down: Coconut Oil Is Fine

Who doesn’t love logging on to the good old ‘net on a Friday morning to the headline “Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter.’” It’s got …

Nutrition

A Lighthearted Cartoon Busts A Ton Of Heroin Myths

Ed, a former heroin user, has been clean for 3 years. But he's seen some shit, and none of it looks like what you see in movies and on TV.

Smoking Demonstration Illustrates The Damage Of A Single Cigarette

Look, we're not your mom. If you want to go ahead and puff on a cigarette, that's your discretion, but this video certainly might make you think …

Lead found in 20% of baby food samples, especially juices and veggies

Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and contaminated drinking water. A new report suggests food -- particularly baby food -- could be a problem, too.<p>The Environmental Defense Fund, in an analysis of 11 years of federal …

Nutrition

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

<b>Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts.</b><p>It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice.<p>Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than …

Nutrition