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The scientifically proven explanation for why better gun control really will stop school violence

On the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, the US honors the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools today (April 20). Debating the best way to control gun violence in the US often seems like a daunting exercise. But social science research points to a simple …

Guns

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Rumors Of Our Demise: The Science And Economics Of Climate Change

<b>Factors Affecting the Global Climate System</b><p>Source<p><b>Introduction</b><p>The global climate system has long exhibited a high degree of natural variability (Eric …

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

North Korea

Why the Recession Brought So Many Supersized Homes to the U.S. Market

Since the Great Recession, more new homes have been selling at what we’d call the extra-large size: 4,000 square feet or bigger. Given that many Americans suffered financially during the recession, that might be surprising. Wouldn’t it make more sense for home sizes to go down during an economic …

The Brexit Crisis Isn’t Over Yet

World authorities from President Barack Obama to International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde all warned the U.K. of economic disaster if it …

The Syrian cease-fire could have a victor the US didn't intend

The cease-fire, which went into effect on Monday, will in theory allow humanitarian aid to get through to besieged areas like Aleppo, a city where civilians have lived with daily bombardments and a dire lack of food and medical supplies. The cease-fire is also meant to facilitate joint efforts …

Middle East

The Gist of Climate Change explained in one Amazing XKCD Comic

Credit: XKCD<p>If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard ‘but the climate has and always will be changing,’ I’d be filthy rich. That would actually be …

Under Water: How iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Behave When Wet

Water is no longer the enemy of Apple’s gadgets<p>The new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 have water-resistant powers that put an end to the heart palpitations we experience every time our beloved gadgets get submerged in H20.<p>But the two new products have very different types of water protection, …

IPhone 7

Trump Could Cost the U.S. Economy $1 Trillion If Elected President

The U.S. economy could be $1 trillion smaller than otherwise expected in 2021 if Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the presidential election in …

Police killings of favela residents continue as Games go on in Rio

85,000-member security force holds poor communities in state of semi-siege not ‘to protect us, but to segregate us’ from Olympic visitors, neighbours say<p>While much of the world’s media has focused on US swimmer Ryan Lochte’s fabricated account of an armed robbery, the real victims of Olympic crime …

5 lessons I learned from following Barack Obama's morning routine for a week

While a day in the life of President Obama is varied and often unpredictable, his morning routine gives him the chance to spend a little time alone.<p>Obama usually starts the day with a 45-minute workout, Reggie Love, his former personal aide, told Business Insider.<p>He alternates between strength …

The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics | Jason Millar

In a dramatic man versus machine encounter, AlphaGo has secured its third, decisive victory against a renowned Go player. With scientists amazed at how fast AI is developing, it’s vital that humans stay in control<p>Let us all raise a glass to AlphaGo and mark another big moment in the advance of …

Artificial Intelligence

AP FACT CHECK: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary Clinton's record and more.<p>A look …

The Panama Papers: how the world’s rich and famous hide their money offshore

Guardian analysis of leaked papers will show how influential people including heads of government have exploited tax havens<p>The hidden wealth of some of the world’s most prominent leaders, politicians and celebrities has been revealed by an unprecedented leak of millions of documents that show the …

Corruption

7 rookie investing mistakes — and how to avoid them

In the wake of the Great Recession, being a little wary of Wall Street is understandable. But it shouldn't keep you from investing in the stock market. In fact, not investing means you may be missing out on one of the greatest instruments for wealth-building out there.<p>But steering clear of stocks …

Investing

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Here's How to Invest in a Volatile Economic Cycle

We're having some crazy days on the market for the last month or so and it looks like we're entering a time of slower economic growth. This new …

How to sideload apps on iOS 9

As you’ve likely heard, iOS 9 allows you to sideload apps on to your iPhone or iPad using Xcode 7. This means that you can find an open source app, …

A key argument against taking Donald Trump's candidacy seriously is evaporating

And a new poll shows that Trump may not be finished surprising them yet.<p>A CBS poll released on Sunday found Trump largely in the same position he has held in most major polls in the last several months: on top.<p>The real-estate mogul again led the pack, with 27% of likely Republican primary voters …

Government

Analyzing America's 'Gun Complex'

The fact that America has been unable to reach a cultural "breakthrough" moment around guns -- the way it did around gay rights with the recent passage of the Gay Marriage Rights Act, for instance -- is psychologically telling. So is the question that few are asking, but that begs to be asked: <i>why</i> …

Paul Krugman just wrote an op-ed praising Donald Trump for being 'right on economics'

Krugman previously derided the Republican real-estate mogul as a "belligerent, loudmouth racist with not an ounce of compassion."<p>But in a Monday op-ed article in The New York Times, the left-leaning writer praised Trump's "heresies" from Republican orthodoxy when it comes to economic policy.<p>"So am …

Austerity kills: The sad, sick truth about right-wing economics’ body count

<b>(Reuters/Charles Platiau/Brendan McDermid/AP/Victoria Will)</b><p>Conservative economics wrecks lives and destroys people: Just look at the impact of brutal UK austerity policies<p>Mary O'Hara<p>August 9, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted with permission from “Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the …

Why You Should Invest at Least $5,000 Before 2016

<i>By Ashley Redmond, Contributor</i><p>The U.S. stock market is having a solid year. It is a far cry from 2013, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index surged more than 30 percent, but it is up 12 percent year to date.<p>Most experts agree that the rest of 2015 won't break any new records, but it will continue to …

White House warns Chuck Schumer: disapprove of Iran deal at your own peril

The White House fired a shot across the bows of New York senator Chuck Schumer on Friday for defying its position on Iran, warning that fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill may remember his voting record when deciding who to elect as their next leader.<p>Though Schumer’s announcement that he would vote in …

A Limited Victory for Voting Rights in Texas

In 2013, when the Supreme Court effectively struck down a crucial section of the Voting Rights Act, the disagreement between the five conservative Justices in the majority and the four moderate liberals in dissent was about history as much as law.<p>For the conservatives, Chief Justice John Roberts, …

Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent …

Africa