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From Kaepernick sitting to Trump’s fiery comments: NFL’s anthem protests have spurred discussion

“<p>I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with</b> …

Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us.<p>We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered …

Microbiology

Forget What You've Learned - Scientists Just Created a Stable Helium Compound

The new frontier of chemistry.<p>If you remember your high school chemistry, you'll know that helium is a bit of an oddball. This noble gas is the least …

Helium

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …

Northern Lights

8 reasons Belize should be on your radar

From the verdant jungles to the I-can’t-believe-these blues of the coast, Belize is a small Central American nation that packs a punch for those looking for an affordable paradise. We've compiled a list of reasons why you need to drop everything right now and book a trip.<p>It’s affordable and easier …

Sleek smart clasp gives your analog watch a brain

We're all curious about smartwatches, but we don't want to let go of our beloved analog timepieces.<p>A project that just debuted on Indiegogo is …

Why it’s so hard for astronomers to discuss the possibility of alien life

The internet went crazy this week over a strange star observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft<p>The internet has been abuzz this week over the possibility of intelligent alien life somewhere in our galaxy. This time, an article published by <i>The Atlantic</i> set off the storm. The story details how NASA's …

HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

Physics

This school won't charge women programmers for tuition until after they land jobs

Now a New York school that teaches amateur coders the skills to land high-paying professional jobs is trying an interesting solution.<p>Fullstack Academy won't charge tuition at all for its brand new all-women school until <i>after</i> the woman lands a job.<p>This isn't a wholly original idea. Other bootcamps …

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physics genius, but the mystery he finds most intriguing is women

Hawking has been outspoken about the dangers of AI, which he has warned "could spell the end of the human race."<p>He himself uses a primitive form of AI to produce his characteristic robotic speech, since he suffers from a motor-neuron disease similar to ALS.<p>Here are a few of the best questions and …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

How to Eat Your Way Through the New NYC Michelin List Without Going Broke

No, seriously. It can be done.<p>The Michelin Guide’s 2016 ratings for New York City restaurants was released last night and, not surprisingly, the list …

Muslim-Christian clashes in Central African Republic leave 21 dead

Another 100 people thought to have been injured and thousands displaced in capital Bangui in worst violence this year after Muslim motorcycle taxi driver found murdered<p>At least 21 people have died and more than 100 have been injured in clashes in the Central African Republic after a Muslim …

Los Angeles declares 'state of emergency' on homelessness

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday declared a state of emergency on homelessness, calling for $100 million to help address the growing crisis.<p>The move, which was reported in a statement from the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, was announced the same day the mayor unveiled his plans for …

Homelessness

Egyptian Billionaire Contacts Owners To Buy an Island for Refugees

An Egyptian billionaire has contacted the owners of two islands to buy a Greek island to provide housing and jobs for the refugees and migrants that …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Protests Continue in Ferguson: Pictures

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

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What the Hell Is Sleep Hygiene?

Sleep hygiene doesn’t mean you remembered to wash behind your ears or between your toes before you climbed into bed. Nor does it refer to your freshly laundered bed linens/the cleanliness of your bed linens. (For more on that, see "How Often Should I Wash My Sheets?")<p>The term "sleep hygiene" refers …

Falling Into a Black Hole Might Turn You Into a Hologram

Many scientists believe that anything sent into a black hole would probably be destroyed. But a new study suggests that this might not be the case …

How 3 Entrepreneurs Went from Welfare to Multi-Million Business in Five Years

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Zaycon Fresh is an unusual business with an unusual story. Two brothers and their cousin, all on welfare after they fell on hard times during the recession, decided to start a business. Today, this business holds events throughout the …

Daily Habits of Passionate Female Entrepreneurs

Doesn't if feel great to get up in the morning when you are passionate about what you do?<p>There is nothing more exciting than starting your day when you know that you will have the opportunity to do what you love. It can take a while to get there, especially as you learn to juggle family, business, …

6 Ways That Your Personality Type Affects Your Sleep

Are you an early bird? Perfectionist? Extrovert? Your "personality type" may explain a lot about how you interact with the world when you're awake, but it may also give a bit of insight into your sleep habits.<p>While character traits are hardly a significant or deciding factor when it comes to our …