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Here's How Much Money Doctors Actually Make

While many Americans complain about the costs of healthcare: insurance, hospital bills, paperwork, and medicine, relatively few begrudge doctors …

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

Tornadoes: The Science Behind the Destruction

Atmospheric scientists aim to improve their forecasts.<p>At least 29 people are dead after a string of tornadoes hit states in the Southern and Midwestern U.S. over the past few days. The National Weather Service predicts more severe weather on Tuesday.<p>How tornadoes form and how they die is not fully …

Carl Sagan Writes a Letter to 17-Year-Old Neil deGrasse Tyson (1975)

Carl Sagan, the turtleneck-sporting astrophysicist from Cornell, was the greatest communicator of science of his generation. Not only did he publish …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Armed to the milk teeth: America's gun-toting kids

In May last year, a two-year-old girl was shot dead by her five-year-old brother with a small rifle made specifically for children. The accidental shooting happened in Cumberland County, Kentucky, when the boy was playing with a gun purchased from a company in Pennsylvania called Keystone Sporting …

Centenarians: Portraits of People Over One Hundred Years Old

It all started with a photograph she took of her grandmother, Cecil Peterson, then 101 years of age. From that point, California-based Sally Peterson …

Smithsonian Photo Contest 2014 finalists – in pictures

The Smithsonian website has announced the 60 finalists for its 11th annual photo contest. From Japanese snow monkeys to Indonesian spear fishers, over 50,000 images were submitted by photographers from 132 different countries, with 10 finalists selected in each of the six competition categories: …

The road to the battlefields of Ypres in 1919 … and now – interactive

As Balkan countries prepare to mark the start of the first world war, history books show widely different interpretations<p>Published: 6 May 2014<p><b>Srećko Horvat:</b> It was not the 'shot heard around the world' that caused the 1914-18 war but imperialism – anything else is revisionism<p>Published: 15 Apr …

Korea–Korea: Compelling Photos Compare the Public Spaces of North & South Korea

The difference between the two Koreas is well-known. We understand that one country is almost entirely closed off from the rest of the world, while …

Long Exposure Photos of Tokyo at Night

all photos courtesy Noisy Paradise<p>By day, Tokyo is a powerhouse of pulsating energy, fueled by a cellular system of multiple city centers, each the …

ScienceCasts: A Telescope Bigger than a Galaxy

Asteroid break-up captured on film for the first time

The break up of an asteroid has been captured on film for the first time.<p>Experts pictured the P/2013 R3 asteroid breaking into ten pieces using Nasa's Hubble space telescope.<p>Publishing details in Astrophysical Journal Letters, they said that although fragile comet nuclei have been seen falling …

Photo Series Captures Random Objects Flying At A Woman's Head, Because Why Not

The moment when a random object comes flying at your head is never a good one. Be it a soccer ball, a falling picture frame or a boot gone awry, the soaring articles feel like the most threatening things in the world as they get closer and closer to hitting you in the face. Photographer Kaija …

Jon Stewart mocks Fox News’ food stamp freakout

<b>Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show" (screen shot, Comedy Central)</b><p>The “Daily Show” host ridicules Fox for using rumors and hearsay to punish the poor<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 5, 2014 2:55pm (UTC)<p>Jon Stewart had a whale of a time mocking Fox News for its food stamp freakout on Tuesday night's edition of "The …

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Weekend readers best photographs: local

From the supermarket car park to the neighbourhood pub: your best pictures on this week's theme, local<p>The next topic is clash (to appear March 15). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to in.pictures@theguardian.com by noon on …

LIFE’s Classic Photo Essay That Shined a Harsh Light on Heroin Addiction

“While there’s life, there’s hope.”<p>That was the original motto of a magazine that for more than 100 years documented the lives of people around the …

Heavy, Beautiful Photos Document The Love of a Dying Young Mom

© Preston Gannaway/Concord Monitor<p>© Preston Gannaway/Concord Monitor<p>When Carolynne St. Pierre, a maternity nurse known for her keen wit, was …

Creative Music Video Inspired by Double Exposure Photography

From NYC-based filmmaker Paul Trillo, whose work we’ve featured a couple of times before here on PetaPixel, comes a new visual journey in …

4 Shooting Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for Spring

For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

First Study Of LSD's Psychotherapeutic Benefits In Four Decades Breaks Research Taboo

Today <i>The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease</i> published results from the first study of LSD’s therapeutic potential in humans to appear in more than four decades. The controlled, double-blind study, which was conducted in Switzerland under the direction of Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser, measured …

Wisconsin income gap widening faster than nation as a whole

Income inequality in Wisconsin is increasing at a faster rate than the nation as a whole, a trend that authors of a new report warn is causing social …

Why Conservatives' Old Divide-and-Conquer Strategy — Setting Working Class Against the Poor — Is Backfiring

<i>This post first appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.</i><p>For almost forty years Republicans have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy intended to convince …

How Many Minimum Wage Hours Does It Take To Afford A Two-Bedroom Apartment In Your State?

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