Jason Moore

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Drought-stricken California’s San Joaquin Valley is sinking, NASA says

It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie that somehow fuses the dangers of drought, earthquakes and overpopulation — “Mad Max” meets “Soylent Green.”<p>First, we burned too many fossil fuels. Planet Earth heated up. Meanwhile, in a beautiful state known for its endless sunshine, legislators made it …

Water

I took Harvard Business School's new pre-MBA course online — and it is definitely worth the 150 hours and $1,500

As a "pre-MBA" course, Harvard's HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness) covered the basics of statistics, economics, and accounting using the case study method.<p>With so many free online courses covering the same topics from schools like Wharton and Stanford, the $1,500 price can seem unnecessarily …

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

Christianity

Russell Simmons' 'Meditation Made Simple' App Will Show You How It's Done

Entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons didn't find meditation -- meditation found him. What started as a yoga practice for the sake of meeting women ended up being a gateway into an enduring mindfulness practice that he's maintained for almost two decades.<p>Now, in his ongoing efforts to bring …

Meditation

Immigrants create tons of jobs for local workers

Scott Walker did it. Rick Santorum did it. President Barack Obama did it.<p>While they may approach it differently, they all make similar arguments: Immigrant workers, specifically undocumented workers, drive down wages by creating a glut in the labor supply.<p>But according to a recent study, these …

LeBron James made the Cleveland Cavaliers a ton of money this year

With James back on the team, the Cavaliers saw their revenue jump 45% this season compared to the 2013-14 season, according to Sports Business Daily.<p>That translates to an estimated 2014-15 revenue of $216 million, a $67 million increase from the season before, based on a 2013-14 revenue estimation …

Is Death an Illusion? Quantum Physics Perspective

Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either nonsense, or at the very least unprovable.<p>Yet one expert claims he has …

Angry US Republicans tell Pope Francis to ‘stick with his job and we’ll stick with ours’

Leading figures on the American right are launching a series of pre-emptive attacks on the pope before this week’s encyclical, hoping to prevent a mass conversion of the climate change deniers who have powered the corps of the conservative movement for more than a decade.<p>The prospect that the pope, …

Christianity

June 2015

Diversity

Eco-Luxury Redefined: The Remarkable Portable Hotel Suite

I was fortunate to have recently experienced one of the most unique eco-friendly hotel suites in the world. Several of the prototype suites were purchased privately by a hotel developer I had met in the Caribbean. The DROP eco-hotel is a removable modular hotel room and will quickly become one of …

Portable

Underwater Robot Surprised By Sperm Whale [Video]

Sperm whale unfazed by robot<p>Don’t call it Ishmael; the remotely operated underwater vehicle is named Hercules. Used by the Nautilus Live expedition to explore the depths of the sea, Hercules is one of a pair of robots live-streaming the depths of the ocean. Yesterday, south of Louisiana in the Gulf …

“We look up to you”: The immigrant who shot the horrific Walter Scott video is the conscience of America

Feidin Santana says he almost erased the police-shooting video because he feared for his life. We should be ashamed<p>Craig Melvin’s interview Wednesday night with Feidin Santana, the 23-year-old immigrant who shot the video of North Charleston officer Michael Slager murdering Walter Scott, was almost …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Genetics

Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds

A group of gunsmiths just 3D printed a bigger, better caliber rifle.<p>PrintedFirearm.com , a website devoted to 3D printing of guns, announced that one of its members successfully developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. The receiver for the CM901—which is considered to be a much stronger …

The real 'Terminator?' Chinese scientists create liquid metal machine

It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, liquid metal machines. No, this isn’t the idea for a new “Terminator” sequel. Scientists from both the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University’s …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Lions and tigers and bears, no more: Why countless species now face permanent oblivion

If current trends hold, our children may think of the T. rex and the rhino as co-occupants of a single Lost World<p>Maybe baby steps will help, but the world needs a lot more than either the United States or China is offering to combat the illegal traffic in wildlife, a nearly $20-billion-a-year …

Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

Russia tells Denmark not to join Nato missile shield or face becoming a target for Russian missiles<p>Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack.<p>“I don’t think that …

Russia

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

A clinic in California is testing a laser procedure that eliminates pigment in the patient's eyes, turning them blue.<p>Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>…

Glaucoma

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Marketing Drones Scanned Los Angeles For Cellphone Location Data

Spyware? More like skyware!<p>Acting as cheap flying cameras, drones already raise a lot of questions about privacy. But it’s not just aerial photography people should worry about with drones. Earlier this month, AdNear, a Singaporean marketing company, flew drones with sensors that could detect cell …

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A photographer traveled the world to see how beauty is defined in 37 countries

The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.<p>During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile her new project "The Atlas of Beauty." It shows a range of faces from the Amazon rainforest to …

Humanities

Pictures of the Week 2.5.15

10 Floating Homes Of The Future

Life at sea—it sounds far away, like a distant lifestyle reserved for Navy seamen, ocean trawlers and submarine captains. But as shorelines recede, populations grow and property-ownership ideas evolve, designers and architects are prompted to re-think how—and where—we live. Many look to the …

South Korea's 'Hidden Treasures' shows another side of North Korea art

Not quite all North Korean art consists of rosy-cheeked farmers and soldiers alongside slogans exhorting the masses to work hard to advance the nation or vanquish imperialists. An exhibition in this satellite city, just several miles south of the DMZ that separates the Koreas, is displaying the …

North Korea

China has crossed a major investment threshold that is going to change the entire world

"This is just a matter of time; if it doesn't happen this year then it will happen in the very near future," Zhang Xiangchen, China's assistant minister of commerce, told the paper.<p>Not only China is on the verge of becoming a net exporter of capital, it has already overtaken its Western …

The Absurdity of Infinity: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Explains Whether the Universe Is Infinite or Finite in Letters to Her Mother

“The simpler the insight, the more profound the conclusion.”<p>In 1998, while on the cusp of becoming one of the most significant theoretical cosmologists of our time, mathematician-turned-astrophysicist <b>Janna Levin</b> left her post at Berkeley and moved across the Atlantic for a prestigious position at …

Alice In Wonderland

China Launches Three Warships In One Day, Setting A New Record

For comparison, the U.S. Navy commissioned only four warships in all of 2014.<p>Not since World War II has a single shipyard launched multiple large warships in a single day. But Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, one of China's best naval and civilian shipyards, just did that. On January 22, 2015, …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …