Madeline Marchese

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'There is no God but Allah'? School accused of Islamic indoctrination

Maury County, Tennessee is in the heart of the Bible Belt. So it’s understandable why the local church ladies got all shook up when they discovered that school children had been forced to declare, “There is no God but Allah.”<p>Seventh graders at Spring Hill Middle School spent three weeks covering …

Desmond Tutu And 'Terrorist's Son' Zak Ebrahim Reveal How Religion Helped Them Change The World

Legendary retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Zak Ebrahim, the son of a World Trade Centre bomb plotter, have revealed how their very different …

Hindu religion has solution to all problems in world: BJP president Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said Hindu religion has solution for all the problems in the world.<p>"Hindu religion has solutions for all the …

A Selfish turn around CERN | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Author Will Self orbits the 27km circumference of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and turns the French countyside into Dulston, albeit with occasional flashes of fun<p>Sometime in the mid-1990’s, Akram Khan tried to infect me with a love of opera. We were working at ZEUS, a particle physics experiment …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Ohio bus driver called hero after sacrificing life for child

AKRON, Ohio -- Laura Zborowski is being called a hero after she sacrificed her life to save a student. The 51-year-old school bus driver was working on an evacuation drill with students outside the Middlebury Academy at the time of the accident.<p>Police say Zborowski pushed a 10-year-old girl out of …

The secret to acing exams

In tests that offer a choice of answers, you can exploit hidden patterns to get full marks if you know how, says William Poundstone.<p>Our fates in school and beyond are decided by pop quizzes, final exams, drivers’ exams, and professional exams. Many are true-or-false, or multiple-choice. If you get …

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

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The women with superhuman vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

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Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

Lasers Reveal Underground 'Super Henge'

The mysteries surrounding Stonehenge just got deeper. Literally.<p>Near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, archeologists have found the buried traces of a "super henge" more than 4,900 feet in circumference. That's about as big around as the Astrodome and Cowboys Stadium combined -- and 14 times …

DARPA is funding the development of a soft, fabric-based exoskeleton

When someone says "exoskeleton," it's easy to imagine a clunky contraption made of metal, like the one we typically see in the news courtesy of various research groups, or in movies like <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i>. The exoskeleton that Harvard's Wyss Institute is developing, though, doesn't look like it was …

Silicon Valley talent wars: Engineers, come get your $250K salary

In Silicon Valley, even the smallest team of talented engineers can hit the jackpot.<p>Take Instagram, which entered into tech folklore when its 13 employees -- only half of whom were developers -- created a simple photo-sharing app that wound up getting bought by Facebook for a $1 billion in 2012. …

Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable

Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer …

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Spooky Action In Threes: Physicists Entangle Three Particles Of Light

The entangled triplets are unusually stable.<p>As if it weren't hard enough already to imagine it in twos, physicists have entangled three photons with each other. Entanglement is a counterintuitive quantum physics phenomenon, in which a particle influences all the others with which it's entangled -- …

McMaster scientists working on new melt in your mouth vaccine

Those melt-on-your-tongue mouthwash strips on sale at the grocery checkout don’t just zap your foul-smelling pizza breath — it turns out they have …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

With Transparent Solar Panels, Windows Could Harvest Energy Too

Unlike previous efforts this solar concentrator is actually transparent, but the efficiency isn't there yet.<p>One day we'll be able to plaster more surfaces with solar harvesters, if the idea of transparent solar concentrators lives up to its potential. Researchers from Michigan State University …

Peeing in the ocean: Is it OK?

When you're enjoying the water on a hot summer day and realize you have to go, do you need to swim all the way back to the bathroom? Or can you just …

QDesigns QBracelet is a $100 portable charger for your phone

Most smartphone users are familiar with the idea of a portable USB charger. These devices fit in your pocket or purse and give your phone a bit of a …

Ask Anything: Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Brain Damage?

Short answer: Excellent skull design.<p>One day in 1976, psychiatrist Philip May asked his colleague at the University of California, Los Angeles a peculiar question: “Why don’t woodpeckers have headaches?” May specialized in treating schizophrenia, but proposed a radical shift: How, he wanted to …

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