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20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

“If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”<p>Is American democracy in decline? Should we be worried?<p>On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered at Yale University to answer these questions. And nearly everyone agreed: American democracy is …

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Look At This Official Minecraft-Themed Xbox One

Over the next two months Microsoft will be releasing some very <i>Minecraft</i>-themed pieces of hardware: an Xbox One S and two controllers. They have gone</i> …

Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says

Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave.<p>That squishy cleaning apparatus is a microscopic universe, teeming with countless bacteria. Some people may think that microwaving a sponge kills its tiny residents, but they are only partly right. It may nuke the weak ones, but the strongest, …

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Flash & The Future of Interactive Content

Adobe has long played a leadership role in advancing interactivity and creative content – from video, to games and more – on the web. Where we’ve …

What This Cruel War Was Over

The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.<p>This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the …

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A Magnificently Detailed Custom Bass Guitar Made In the Shape of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine

Luthiers at The Painted Player Guitar Co. in Basingstoke, Hampshire UK have crafted an absolutely magnificent custom bass guitar that fully embraces …

The Symptoms of Dying

You and I, one day we’ll die from the same thing. We’ll call it different names: cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke.<p>One organ will fail, then another. Or maybe all at once. We’ll become more similar to each other than to people who continue living with your original diagnosis or mine.<p>Dying has …

In Montreal speech, Obama warns about appeal of authoritarianism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former President Barack Obama warned Tuesday against the appeal of authoritarian voices around the world -- at several points airing veiled criticism of his successor, President Donald Trump.<p>In a rare post-presidency speech, delivered before the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, …

Political Science

Chromogenesis, Beads Paint and Oil Randomly Move Together to Evoke a Celestial Sky

While taking a break from his studies, nature photographer Tyler Hulett mixed $40 worth of art paint with oil and captured the results with his …

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Trump's AP interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he …

HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells

AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatment stops. However, French scientists have discovered a marker that makes it possible to identify dormant, HIV-infected T-cells from healthy ones. …

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How to Solve the ‘The Three Gods Riddle’, Which Has Been Described ‘Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever’

TED-Ed writer Alex Gendler explains how to solve what he calls the “hardest logic puzzle ever,” the three gods riddle. An astronaut is stranded on an …

A Nostalgic Look Back at New York's 1970s Punk Rock Scene

Ramones, CBGB, 1977.<br>GODLIS<p>1 of 21<p>His photographs capture the culture of rock and punk music; the beguiling moments with the Ramones, Patti Smith, …

Rare Video Shows Elephants 'Mourning' Matriarch's Death

A poignant scene from Africa sheds new light on animal behavior.<p>It has become rare for wild African elephants to live to old age, thanks to their brutal slaughter by ivory poachers. Rarer still is the chance for scientists to observe elephants as they cope with the death of their family …

Wildlife

The Dakota Access company just used dogs and pepper spray against indigenous activists

Security guards loosed dogs and pepper spray on the Native American protestors gathered to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on …

Why Europe is ordering Apple to pay Ireland $14.5 billion in taxes Ireland doesn’t want

European Union officials announced Tuesday morning that they are ordering Apple to pay $14.5 billion (technically €13 billion) in back taxes plus interest (another €6 billion) to the government of Ireland.<p>That’s big news. What makes it weird is the Irish government is appealing the decision, saying …

Astronomers just found a new planet that could potentially support life — and it's really, really close

Why scientists are so excited about the latest exoplanet discovery.<p>In the past 20 years, astronomers have found hundreds of planets scattered across the galaxy. Some of them, like Kepler-452b, are thought to be remarkably like our Earth: similar in size and orbiting in a zone warm enough to sustain …

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Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker …

Thieves have figured out a crafty way to break into locked iPhones after stealing them

Enterprising thieves have now figured out a way to break into stolen iPhones after they've been locked if the owner isn't careful.<p>It requires duping the target, so it's possible to detect and block — but you need to know what you're doing.<p>We heard about the trick from Joonas Kiminki, who wrote a …

10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds

Two-year-olds aren’t terrible. In fact, they’re pretty awesome — especially when they have a book pressed between their chubby little hands. Some of …

Who Are All These Trump Supporters?

At the candidate’s rallies, a new understanding of America emerges.<p>He Appears<p>Trump is wearing the red baseball cap, or not. From this distance, he is strangely handsome, well proportioned, puts you in mind of a sea captain: Alan Hale from “Gilligan’s Island,” say, had Hale been slimmer, richer, …

Blind and Partially Deaf British Man Has Traveled to 125 Countries in all Seven Continents Since 2001

Epic Games and Marvel joined forces to bring an amazing Avengers: Infinity War mashup event to the Fortnite world. Solo battle royal players can …

20 Awesome Minecraft Cakes For A Spectacular Birthday Party

495 Shares<p>Minecraft continues to be a favorite amongst the youth today. They get lost for hours, creating their worlds and working with friends on …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

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Which Rock Star Will Historians of the Future Remember?

Classifying anyone as the “most successful” at anything tends to reflect more on the source than the subject. So keep that in mind when I make the following statement: John Philip Sousa is the most successful American musician of all time.<p>Marching music is a maddeningly durable genre, recognizable …

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10 Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2016

<b>It’s a new year! Check out our most anticipated horror games for 2017!</b><p>For horror gaming fans, 2015 was a fairly great year. Yes, there was some …

Real Life Impacts: The Story of Linda Rivera | E. coli Food Poisoning

Chapter 12<p>Linda Rivera’s E. coli O157:H7 Infection<p>In May of 2009, Linda Rivera was a wife and mother leading an active life with her husband of …

Is there a right to travel without a driver's license in the United States?

Right to Travel vs. Freedom of Movement<p>The phrase "right to travel" should be clarified because it's commonly confused.<p>Many cases, documents, etc. …

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