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"Amoral masculinity": a theory for understanding Trump from feminist contrarian Christina Hoff Sommers

"Trump is a reminder of what masculinity can be like outside of conventions."<p>Gender is a cardinal issue in this year’s election. On one side is the first woman to have won the presidential nomination of a major party, and on the other is a raging misogynist who has celebrated his apparent sexual …

Quickies: Misogyny at Fox News, Another “Fountain of Youth” Pill, and Della Reese’s Talk Show

• 5 Points On The Explosive Allegations In Andrea Tantaros’ Fox News Lawsuit – “In a lawsuit filed Monday, former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros alleges …

Scott Brown

We're getting closer to knowing why bees are dying off worldwide

Insects, including bees, are essential to pollinating 75 percent of the crops we eat, meaning that bees' continued decline as a species is more than a little worrisome.<p>But new research published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests at least one primary cause: neonicotinoid …

The Future of Healthcare? It’s In The Past

The future of healthcare is largely affected by politics and population health successes of the past, including vaccines, clean water, safe food, …

Digital Health

NASA’s Curiosity rover can now pick which bits of Mars to scan on its own

Curiosity may be an older dog (the rover landed on Mars in 2012), but it’s still picking up new tricks. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed (via Verge) that the robot can now pick its own targets when choosing rocks to scan with its laser spectrometer, a task formerly reserved for …

Our gut microbes have lived with us since before we were human

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of your large intestine there is a community of microbes that help you digest food, fight off harmful pathogens, and which may even affect your mood and emotions.<p>Now, a new study suggests that this intimate relationship between our microbes and ourselves is older than …

Biology

Unusual bird-human partnership runs even deeper than scientists thought

Of all the relationships between people and wild animals, few are more heartwarming than that of African honey hunters and a starling-sized bird …

Now NASA’s Mars rover can fire its laser wherever it wants

Curiosity, which is at least our second-favorite Mars rover, can now fire at will. According to NASA officials, software developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory allows Curiosity to select rocks to target with its laser.<p>The laser is part of Curiosity's ChemCam experiment. ChemCam fires a powerful …

Mars Rover

Dolphins Spotted Riding Whales Off The Coast Of Hawaii

It's long been understood that dolphins and whales are incredibly intelligent, playful creatures. They regularly interact playfully with humans, and …

Humpback Whales

Lichen is a famous biological partnership — but it might actually be a threesome

Traditionally, scientists have likened lichen to a married couple: The crusty growths found on trees and rocks are actually composite organisms, formed by the symbiotic partnership between an algae and a single fungus. But a new study throws a wrench into that 150-year-old belief, suggesting that a …

Biology

11 Google projects that could change the world

Google's parent company Alphabet has so many projects cooking it can be difficult to keep track.<p>But there are some that could truly change the world as we know it once they're complete.<p>Scroll down to see the most mind-blowing projects.

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

Pollution

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in plastic is alarming, say scientists – for it confirms that human activities are now having a pernicious impact on our …

Pollution

College rifle, pistol-shooting clubs under fire, underfunded amid gun debate

Zoe Callaway enjoys going to the rifle range to blow off steam, help fellow University of Delaware students learn gun safety and hone her sharp-shooting skills, but lately she and some classmates feel they are being targeted over their enthusiasm for firearms.<p>Callaway, who grew up around guns and …

Tyrian Purple

Tyrian purple (aka Royal purple or Imperial purple) is a dye extracted from the murex shellfish which was first produced by the Phoenician city of …

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Caribbean cave art sheds surprising new light on ancient religious collision

The picturesque island of Mona sits isolated between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. It has no human settlements and is devoid of human life except for Puerto Rican wildlife managers, conservationists and the odd researcher.<p>But beneath the island, cutting through the …

Anthropology

Social Smokers Face Real Risks, Too

Smoking, even socially, is linked to an increased risk of brain bleeding, according to a new study reported in the journal <i>Stroke</i>. That seems to be …

Researchers discover molecule for potential Alzheimer's vaccine

A team of researchers have discovered a new molecule that they say may be a major step towards the creation of an Alzheimer’s vaccine.<p>The molecule, known as monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), has shown evidence of stimulating the brain’s natural immune defense against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, …

How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get rid of your cells' obsolete and broken …