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Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Physics

Meet the fast disappearing community of Indians and Pakistanis of African origin

When people think of Africans in Indian history, Malik Ambar tends to be the first name to come to mind. Brought to Ahmadnagar as a warrior-slave in the 16th century, he rose to be the general of the Deccan sultanate’s army—and eventually its regent.<p>Yet, Ambar was only the most successful of …

India

A first look at San Francisco’s sensational new elevated park

Designed by PWP Landscape Architecture, the designers behind the 9/11 Memorial, the Salesforce Transit Center Park opened in a part of the city desperate for green space–and even helped change local zoning regulations.<p>After more than a decade of planning, the first stage of San Francisco’s new …

San Francisco

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by …

Rights & Freedoms

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years.

There’s an old saying that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.<p>There’s no better example of that than a 2016 discovery at the University …

Rechargeable Batteries

(More Than) 10 Things to Know About San Francisco's Spectacular New Transit Center

The location: The center runs along the south side of Mission Street from Beale Street on the east almost to Second Street on the west.<p>2<p><b>When does the</b> …

San Francisco

The Segregation of Our Everyday Lives

A new study analyzes Twitter data and finds that racial segregation not only divides us based on where we live, but how we travel around cities.<p>American society has long been split across the fault lines of class and race. William Julius Wilson famously observed that poor African Americans who …

National Academy of Sciences

Urban jungle: green space reaching new heights in concrete quarters

Elevated parks are all the rage. Spearheaded by James Corner’s work on New York’s High Line, cities across the globe are currently investing heavily in elevated urban parks that offer top-down views of familiar terrain. While some follow the High Line’s blueprint of repurposing abandoned rail …

Urbanism

Excelsior youth say mixed-use housing proposal would feed displacement

Youth from the Excelsior District and surrounding areas protested a controversial mixed-use housing proposal Saturday that they said would accelerate …

Housing

Finland just might have the answer to our a growing homeless crisis

Australia’s homelessness and affordable housing crisis is worsening. But there may be a solution from a rather unlikely place.Finland has the …

Housing

New Orleans’ All-Women Motorcycle Club: Caramel Curves

Bucking the traditional (and oftentimes toxic) image of a motorcycle club, NOLA’s Caramel Curves is an all-women group with 13 members who can be seen riding through the citybright pink smoke billowing behind them. Often decked out in bedazzled gear and stilettos, members playfully and irreverently …

Motorcycles

Artificial intelligence has a racial bias problem. Google is funding summer camps to try to change that

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: This story has been updated to correct the title of AI4All's CEO Tess Posner and the source of the surgery videos used by Amy Jin.</i><p>OAKLAND, Calif. – Through connections made at summer camp, high school students Aarzu Gupta and Lili Sun used artificial intelligence to …

Artificial Intelligence

19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Take You Literally Out Of This World

Some of these will make you question everything.

Art

Inside Mendocino Farms’ Stately New Home in Downtown SF

LA might be the birthplace of Mendocino Farms, a popular chain of quick-service sandwich and salad spots, but the opening of its first San Francisco location today — it’s largest restaurant to date — makes for a certain kind of homecoming. Its founders grew up in Northern California, and their …

San Francisco

Bay Area gains new icon with San Francisco’s ‘Grand Central Station of the West’

<i>WATCH: Drone footage of San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal.</i><p><i>Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>SAN …

San Francisco

BioLite FirePit Smokeless Fire Now Available From $199

Campers, adventurers and anyone else that enjoys an outdoor fire but would like less smoke, may be interested to know that the new BioLite FirePit …

Camping

The best 4K TV for gaming

These are exciting times for the bleeding edge of gaming TV hardware. Consoles and PCs are transforming the way games look by offering support for …

4K Ultra HD

The CeramicSpeed Drivetrain Breaks Cyclists Free of the Chains

CeramicSpeed has developed a new drivetrain that literally frees cyclists from the chains that have bound them. The idea is the result of a desire to …

Workload

Why I Read ‘Black Perspectives’

When I began studying Black thought and ideas many years ago, African American intellectual history was not yet a cohesive field of study. Although …

Women of Color

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List Proves He’s a True Renaissance Man

Many of us are list makers. Lists can help us keep our lives organized, track our goals, and provide a roadmap of ideas and desires. In the digital age, putting pen to paper, creating lists, and keeping notebooks are seeing a surprising resurgence. Just look at the bullet journal trend. But there's …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller packaging is made to be accessible to all

We were impressed with Microsoft when it announced the release of its Xbox Adaptive Controller, a device for gamers with disabilities. And now? Well, color us even more impressed after seeing how the company designed the controller’s packaging to be easily opened by people with limited mobility.<p>You …

Packaging Design

Which Languages Are Hardest to Learn? This Infographic Has Your Answer

Want to learn a new language? Choose your level.<p>Just in case you're thinking of taking up a second language soon, language-learning website Voxy put …

Language Learning

Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth

In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might …

Universe

White Passengers Caught on Camera Throwing Objects, Hurling Racial Slurs at Black Tennessee Cyclist 

A Chattanooga, Tenn., cyclist was assaulted and called racial slurs while riding his bike along his usual route in an incident that left his arm …

Trouble Ahead For The Housing Market

<i>We're starting to see rising supply & flat/declining prices.</i><p>Our good friend John Rubino over at DollarCollapse.com just released an analysis titled …

Real Estate

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

Listen To The Seikilos Epitaph, The World’s Oldest Complete Musical Composition

Written sometime between 200 B.C. and 100 A.D., the Seikilos epitaph is the oldest complete musical composition in existence — hear it for …

Archaeology