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400,000 were promised student loan forgiveness. Now they are panicking

More than 400,000 student loan borrowers may have placed their faith in a government program with an uncertain future.<p>The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program promises to cancel any remaining student debt for those who work for the government or nonprofits if they have been making on-time …

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Under Socialism, Morality Is Scarcer than Bread

Socialism is a utopian ideal intended to solve all of humanity’s problems including, above all, poverty and inequality. The theory and practice, …

Capitalism

Did This Mysterious Ape-Human Once Live Alongside Our Ancestors?

After adding Homo naledi to the human family tree, researchers reveal that the species is younger than it seems.<p>A year and a half after adding a puzzling new member to the human family tree, a team of researchers working in South Africa have offered an additional twist: the species is far younger …

Humanity

Beer made from pee sound good? Urine luck!

Human beings are quite good at turning beer into urine, but up until recently, nobody (that we know of) has reversed the process.<p>The owners of a brewery in Denmark have unfortunately changed that.<p>Nørrebro Bryghus, a Danish microbrewery located in Copenhagen, is now using human waste water to help …

Copenhagen

MPA relents to 'PG-13' for '3 Generations'

The head of a media watchdog group says the trustworthiness of the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system is in question after it …

Conservative POV

Be on the lookout, teachers, for 'heteronormativity'

Three left-wing teachers at a Chicago-area public school are urging fellow faculty members to be on the look out for students promoting …

Conservative POV

Educator: Schools teach 'what' to think, not 'how'

A retired college professor confirms what many Americans already believe: universities have abandoned the concept of being a marketplace of ideas.

Karl Marx

Slain Kansas boy's 'nana' wants tougher home school rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — When Adrian Jones was murdered, the 7-year-old boy was supposed to be getting schooled at his Kansas home by the mother and stepfather who have since admitted to killing him.<p>Authorities aren't sure how long he had been dead when his remains were finally found, and they believe …

Crime

‘The Death of Expertise’ Explores How Ignorance Became a Virtue

<b>THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE</b><b><br>The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters</b><br>By Tom Nichols<br>252 pages. Oxford University Press. $24.95.<p>Donald J. Trump’s taste for advisers with little or no government experience; his selection of cabinet members like Scott Pruitt and Rick Perry, who have …

Big Ideas

Protest 101/Event Checklist

<b>Event Planning Checklist</b><p>The Berkeley Police and City of Berkeley want to facilitate the safe expression of constitutionally protected speech. We want …

Policing

Is LHC at the CERN Really Capable of Uncovering Possible Parallel Universes?

We have a lot to thank the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for. This amazing piece of technology is located at the CERN center in Geneva, Switzerland and …

Physics

Will this be the biggest May Day ever in the US?

Los Angeles and New York lead the way as diverse communities of workers and immigrants fight for their rights again<p>May Day, falling on the weekend of Donald Trump’s destructive first 100 days, makes for much symbolism in the struggle for justice and the soul of America. While Trump and his …

Cities

Aliens will take us out in three seconds, says Ridley Scott

Commentary: The famous director insists that beings out there are a lot smarter than we are.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>As we become ever more obsessed with our screens and ourselves, we also express an occasional fascination with …

Aliens

Scientists Wrong on Danger of Butter -- But Right on Global Warming?

The world is in the grip of global warming. Everything will keep getting hotter and hotter. Then we'll all die.<p>That's the consensus from the …

Global Warming

Ancient humans may have reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought

In a provocative and controversial claim, scientists say a scattering of bones and stones suggests ancestral humans reached the New World more than 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.<p>Most genetic and archaeological evidence shows humans first entered the Americas some 15,000 years ago. …

Anthropology

Researchers Have Successfully Grown Premature Lambs in an Artificial Womb

The technology could be used on humans in 3-5 years.<p>It's something that wouldn't be out of place in a sci-fi movie – a lamb inside a plastic bag with …

Breakthroughs
Recycling

With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking …

Elon Musk

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says His New Video May Contain His "Most Important Words" Yet

If you haven't already, please take 4 minutes out of your day to watch this.<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a video urging Americans …

Science

Microsoft launches 'IoT-as-a-service' offering for enterprises

Microsoft has launched a fully managed software-as-a-service offering for enterprises looking to deploy IoT solutions.<p>Microsoft has launched IoT …

What we know — and what we want to know — about Facebook’s big plans for augmented reality

Why Facebook is building AR glasses — and why it wants to read your mind.<p>Facebook is betting big on augmented reality, and the technology — which overlays digital text and objects on the real world through a lens — was the major theme of the company’s annual F8 developer conference this …

Augmented Reality

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

We swear this isn't science fiction.<p>Researchers have regenerated the memories and learning abilities of elderly mice by injecting their brains with …

New Super-Earth May Be Best Yet for Finding Signs of Life (National Geographic)

Open this storyin Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with<p>Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher's …

7 phases of the history of Artificial intelligence

My new book <i>Surviving AI</i> (Three Cs) argues that AI will continue to bring enormous benefits, but that it will also present a series of formidable …

Artificial Intelligence

An Entire River in Canada Has Vanished in the Space of Just 4 Days

We've never seen this before.<p>For the first time in modern history, scientists have observed an entire river disappear in the space of days.<p>The …

Resurrection: Pledge of Judgment and Mercy

Over the last three weeks, we’ve been considering the biblical and theological implications of the resurrection of Christ. First, we examined the …

Faith

President Carter, Am I a Christian?

Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday. But wait — do we really think Jesus literally rose from the dead?<p>I asked questions like that in a Christmas Day column, interviewing the Rev. Tim Keller, a prominent evangelical pastor. In this, the second of an occasional series, I decided to quiz former …

U.S. Presidency

15 Idiotic Internet of Things Devices Nobody Asked For

Humans contain multitudes. We have a demonstrated ability to work hard, sweat and toil for our daily bread, and, as a society, achieve magnificent …

Giving young blood to older animals raises tantalizing possibilities for people

Dracula may have been on to something. It wasn’t just blood, but the blood of youth that was the secret to staying alive for centuries.<p>The rejuvenating effect of young blood has been demonstrated in strange, draculoid experiments first done 150 years ago. Two genetically compatible animals, one …

Longevity