Ivan Batista

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Colin Powell's 60-Year-Old Selfie Is Everything You Could Ever Hope For in a Selfie

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!" Colin Powell …

The Garbage Man

Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.<p>In December 2001, American environmental activist Jim Puckett traveled to the town of Guiyu in southeast China to look for old computers. He’d learned that electronic waste from the West was finding its way to Guiyu, and the …

Do Plants Sleep?

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately, mostly because I wrote a story on the topic for the March issue of Popular Science. Sleep, of course, is a key part of our lives as humans. We do it every night (or at least we should). We also see other animals sleep, from our pet dogs snoozing at our …

Musical anhedonia: why some people just don't like music

New research reveals that some people are incapable of having an emotional response to music<p>We’ve all been either the perpetrator or victim of music snobbery, but new research has shown that it’s not all about taste – in fact, some people are biologically incapable of registering any emotional …

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Calif. bill would stop orca shows

A California state lawmaker has proposed legislation that would prohibit San Diego’s SeaWorld from featuring killer whales in entertainment performances.<p>The bill, released Friday, would also ban captive breeding and the import and export of orcas, according to U-T San Diego.<p>Richard Bloom, a …

Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

These days, there's a lot of pressure on chefs to think up the most fantastical, cutting-edge dishes. We live in an age of cronuts, PB&J fries and pecan pie potato chips.<p>Yet even the greatest of culinary masterminds are merely human, at the end of the day. And strokes of genius can be few and far …

Study: 11% of Americans Think HTML Is an STD

23% thought an “MP3” was a “Star Wars” robot. It is actually an audio file.<p>18% identified “Blu-ray” as a marine animal. It is a disc format typically …

How the Russian Constitution Justifies War in Ukraine

While Rus­sia is be­ing heav­ily cri­ti­cized by the West for its in­cur­sion in­to Ukraine, the Rus­si­an con­sti­tu­tion does, in part, al­low for …

Ukraine crisis escalates - in pictures

The Russian army has reportedly occupied key sites in the autonomous region of Crimea, where a majority of the population is ethnic Russian. Troops surrounded several small military outposts and demanded that Ukrainian troops disarm

What's Going On in Ukraine? An Up-to-Date Guide

<b>1. Russian Troops Invaded Part of Ukraine This Weekend</b><p>Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to go into a region of …

‘Russia is Looking for a Hot War,’ Says Georgia’s Former President

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili knows a thing or two about Russian invasions. He warns that Ukraine may not be able to stop an all-out …

Obama: Russian Presence in Ukraine Puts them on the "Wrong Side of History"

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update:</b> President Obama addressed the ongoing Ukraine crisis later on Monday, telling reporters that …

Majority of Americans now support gay marriage, survey finds

The survey on attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people comes as U.S. lawmakers and courts are increasingly allowing same-sex couples to wed.<p>Some 53 percent of the 4,509 Americans surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute said they supported gay marriage, up from 32 …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …

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You Can Now Purchase an Edward Snowden Action Figure

Bet­ter yet, an ac­com­pa­ny­ing toy de­scrip­tion tells us who Snowden is and why we should buy the Bar­bie-sized fig­ur­ine:<p><i>Ed­ward Joseph Snowden</i> …

Bill Nye Scolds GOP Congresswoman on Global Warming

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” told Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee to stop questioning the facts behind climate change on Sunday …

'Flappy Bird' Makes $50,000 A Day: Will Nintendo Take Notice?

I’m not normally one to suggest companies take legal action over IP infringement, if only because I think our system encourages overreaction.<p>For instance, I think the entire saga of <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> creator King trademarking words like “candy” and “saga” and then preventing games like <i>The Banner Saga</i> …

Centrist or a conservative? Christie faces fork in the road for 2016

Don’t expect Chris Christie to glide toward 2016 without challenges, even if he achieves the rare accomplishment of winning a second term as the Republican governor of deep-blue New Jersey in Tuesday's election against Democratic nominee Barbara Buono.<p>As he pivots toward a possible bid for the …