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A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls with a palpable momentum …

Microbiology

Trump doesn’t correct rally attendee who says Obama is Muslim and ‘not even an American’

During a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday evening, Donald Trump did not challenge an audience member who said that President Obama is Muslim and "not even an American." Trump was also asked what he would do to get rid of Muslim "training camps" and responded: "We're going to be looking at a lot …

Donald Trump

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Michelle Obama Confesses Caricature of Angry Black Woman 'Knocked Me Back'

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful commencement speech at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, on Saturday, addressing the …

The Secret Psychology of Facebook

<i>The post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.<p>Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly …

Social Media

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Obama's 6 points on race in America

The president lights into the media and Washington politics. Then he throws up his hands.<p>President Barack Obama didn’t want to get misinterpreted on race again.<p>The president offered not one, not two, but six points on the Baltimore riots — carefully outlined in notes he’d made ahead of a news …

Justice

America Is Ready for Gay Marriage

As the Supreme Court hears arguments for legalizing same-sex unions nationally, shifting public opinion could convince the justices to act.<p>Gay marriage is now legal in 37 states. Eighteen states have legalized it in the past six months alone. Meanwhile, public support continues to increase, with 61 …

LGBTQI

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Self-help

The hidden psychology of voting

Votes are cast based on rational decisions, right? Not necessarily – we may not be as in control of our preferences as we like to think, writes Zaria Gorvett.<p>It hits the moment you board the train – that unmistakeable tang of stale urine. You take a seat. The passenger opposite sneezes across the …

Psychology

A 10-Year-Old's View Of The Nepal Earthquake

When the earthquake hit, my son, Lucas, and I were in the car and he was trying to find "The Piano Guys" on my iPhone to blast through the car speakers. He didn't realize anything was amiss until the car jolted violently up on two wheels then slammed back down. I stepped on the brake and yelled, …

Natural Disasters

How Nepal's earthquake was mapped in 48 hours

The aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal at 11.56 am on 25 April was chaotic. The quake struck at a depth of 9.3 miles, and …

Paul Keating

Baltimore's dual identity explains unrest

<b>Why Baltimore?</b><p>That's the question being asked after the city erupted into riots and looting on Monday. Since Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer last year in Ferguson, Missouri, dozens of incidents questioning the use of force by police have emerged in cities and towns across the US.<p>But …

Justice

Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

The U.S. Supreme Court directly confronts the question of gay marriage this week with a whopping 2 1/2 hours of oral argument, accompanied by plenty of prognostication afterward about the expected results. It won't be until June that we learn how the issue is settled nationally. In the meantime, …

LGBTQI

Etiquette Rules for the Smartphone Era: Handwritten vs. Digital

When to send a good old-fashioned note instead of relying on your phone.<p>In the age of smartphones, social media and all-things digital, it's easy to forget the power of good, old-fashioned pen and paper. With the incredibly fast speed and instant gratification of sending out a "thank you" email or …

Social Media

La Tercera

Estos fueron los ganadores de los Premios Grammy 2018<p>Premios Grammy 2018: el rock se queda completamente fuera<p>Marlon: El nuevo bar de Costanera<p>Dónde …

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World War O

Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it.<p>President Barack Obama’s expression of remorse on Thursday for the death of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike underscored one of the great frustrations of his presidency: …

National Security

What your email inbox reveals about your personality

"I've got three emails in my inbox. What does that say about me?"<p>"It means you're the worst," I texted back.<p>By "you're the worst," of course, I meant, "your ability to manage your digital life is everything I aspire to, and I am therefore insanely jealous."<p>At the moment, my personal inbox contained …

Productivity

The Diplomat Who Wouldn’t Lie

Robert White was the rare official who chose to lose his job to keep his integrity.<p>“An ambassador is a gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” It was an English poet, as well as diplomat, Sir Henry Wooten, who coined this aphorism, over four hundred years ago. Through the ages, …

Human Rights

8 DIY Hanging Chairs You Need in Your Home

When summer rolls around, you need a place to lounge and enjoy lazy afternoons. After all, what’s better than relaxing, reading a good book and enjoying a boozy beverage? Whether you want to kick back in your backyard or chill in your air-conditioned living room, a hanging chair is the perfect spot …

Decorations

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Five years ago, BP's out-of-control oil well deep in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. Eleven workers were killed on the Deepwater Horizon rig. But it was more than a deadly accident — the blast unleashed the nation's worst offshore environmental catastrophe.<p>In the spring and summer of 2010, oil gushed …

Mississippi River

Gone Girl: An Interview With An American In ISIS

Why would an American college student run away to Syria and join ISIS? Meet Hoda, a 20-year-old woman from Alabama — and the devastated father she left behind.<p>HOOVER, Alabama — In her first tweet from Syria, “Umm Jihad” uploaded a picture of four passports — American, Canadian, U.K., and Australian …

We're not seeing more police shootings, just more news coverage

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like every week, a name is added to the list: another man, often black and unarmed, has died at the hands of police.<p>Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Jason Harrison, Walter Scott, Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, to name a few.<p>The headlines make it feel as if the country is …

Law Enforcement

Teacher Asks Students To Write Her Notes And The Outcome Is Eye-Opening

Third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz wanted to better understand her students' lives, so she asked them directly. In her Doull Elementary class in Denver, CO, she had students write down what they wish Schwartz knew, and they openly shared pieces of their home and school life.<p>"As a new teacher, I …

Teaching