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Trump grants posthumous pardon to black boxing champ Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump pardoned black boxing champion Jack Johnson on Thursday, posthumously nullifying his conviction by an all-white jury for an interracial relationship more than 100 years ago.<p>"He overcame these difficult circumstances to reach the heights of boxing and the boxing world and …

Jack Johnson

Dissent with Modification: Soothing Evolution–Religion Tensions in the Classroom

On topics ranging from astrophysics to public health, rejections of scientific consensus can prove quite inflexible when bolstered by religious …

How the Humble Potato Cannon Served the Allies in World War Two

Before it became a T-shirt tossing sensation, the potato launcher was born to fight Nazis.<p>The potato launcher, a beloved spud-flinging project for DIY tinkerers everywhere, is grandfather to most non-lethal gas-propelled armaments, like the paintball gun and the crowd-pleasing T-Shirt cannon.<p>And …

From The Dam Busters to Dunkirk: the 30 best war movies ever made

VIDEO: When Humans Got Cozy, Germs Got Deadly

Humans get along pretty well with most microbes. Which is lucky, because there are a lot more of them in the world than there are of us. We couldn't even live without many of them. But a few hundred have evolved, and are still evolving, to exploit our bodies in ways that can make us really sick. …

How to Reduce Stress Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Navy SEALs

We Might Finally Know What Triggered Living Cells to Evolve For The First Time

Breaking out from the primordial soup.<p>Modern science has advanced significantly over the last couple of decades. We’ve managed to answer several of …

The battle of the Bulge: Hitler’s final gamble

In 1944, the Nazis launched a huge counterattack in the west aimed at bringing the Allied advance on Germany to an abrupt halt. Peter Caddick-Adams …

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …

Universe

Neil Young catches a record store selling bootlegs of his music

In 1971 Neil Young went to a record store and discovered they were selling bootleg LPs of his music. Young asked the clerk why the record store was …

What Was the Difference Between Danish, Norwegian, Swedish Vikings?

Pacific Northwest

An Animated History of Russia

James Suibhne has created a highly informative animated history of Russia as part of his ongoing series of animated history videos which previously …

Stephen Colbert's 'Trump And Cover' Is Your Guide To Surviving The Trumpocalypse

What do you do when the bombs start falling? Tweet at them!<p>You may have seen the old Cold War “duck and cover” videos about how to (supposedly) survive a nuclear blast.<p>With President-elect Donald Trump promising a new arms race, CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert made a modern version of those …

Donald Trump

Primary school headmistress to fine parents whose children are late, sparking angry backlash

A primary school headmistress has announced she will fine parents whose children are late for classes, sparking a furious backlash.<p>Catherine Stalham, head of Winter Gardens Academy in Essex, has defended her policy in the face of staunch opposition from local families who say it is "ridiculous".<p>The …

5 Spiritual Teachings From Buddhism That Will Change Your Attitude (And Maybe Even Your Life)

Buddhism is one of the world’s most prolific philosophies and provides several antidotes to what we are taught in the West.<p>Learning and embracing the …

A century later, remembering the hard win at Vimy Ridge

Vimy was not our finest military hour. But it’s an entry point into World War One for many Canadians—and is worthy of a pilgrimage<p>On April 9, 1917, …

World History

Fidel Castro's dark legacy: abuses, draconian rule and 'ruthless suppression'

Castro hounded critics, scorned elections and ran a police state – facts which impressive statistics about literacy and life expectancy cannot erase<p>Fidel Castro’s death has sparked eulogies for a 20th-century giant but also lamentations about the Cuban revolution’s dark side: executions, political …

Cuba

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

Earth - Asteroids are not the only threat to life from space

We are here by the skin of our teeth. Evolution could well have turned out differently, and the fact that it did not may well be down to freak, chance events. Life on Earth has faced a string of accidents, weird situations and outright catastrophes, from sudden ice ages to collisions with asteroids …

How science and First Nations oral tradition are converging

The long history of First Nations people isn't one that can be found in books. Instead, it is a rich documentation detailed throughout time — a …

Beautiful equations: E=mc² explained in two minutes – video

There’s beauty in simplicity. For space scientist and Sky At Night host Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, there’s nothing more beautiful than the way that Einstein’s theory of special relativity unlocks our understanding of how energy, mass and the speed of light work in the universe

Equations

The forgotten last heroes of the Somme

The fog was thick on the morning of November 13, 1916, even for the frozen winters of the Western Front. Entrails of mist weaved between the trenches, obscuring miles ofbattlefield that had claimed so many hundreds of thousands of lives.<p>At dawn, the British artillery that had thundered for seven …

FACT CHECK: Noam Chomsky Predicted Trump's Presidency?

CLAIM<p>Noam Chomsky predicted the movement that created a Trump presidency. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Noam Chomsky called this political moment 6 years …

Transcendental Meditation is taking over Wall Street — here's how it works

Over the past few years, TM has made its way into the mainstream, with celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Arianna Huffington proclaiming its benefits, and doctors around the United States recommending it to patients with anxiety and high blood pressure, given its approval by agencies like the …

Meditation

Stunning new theory of gravity suggests there's no such thing as dark matter

A new theory of gravity explains the way galaxies rotate without the need for the theoretical presence of dark matter, according to a renowned expert …

How to Talk About the Future of Human Evolution

It's complicated because there might not be one.<p>Scientists have a hard time deciding what <i>Homo Futurus</i> might look like. Will our evolutionary …

Here's what happens when meditation replaces detention in schools

At one Baltimore elementary school, meditation rooms have replaced detention halls.<p>Robert W. Coleman Elementary School launched a meditation program …

Tough Teacher Interview Questions Answered

You can do this, you are ready, or so you think. You have your teaching resume completed and up-to-date, your teaching portfolio is up to perfection, …

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