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Here's a List of 100 Words Scientists Really Want You to Stop Misusing

I don't think it means what you think it means.<p>Without language, things between humans would get pretty confusing pretty fast. And even though the …

Psychology

What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

New documents tell the full, strange story of a technophobic VIP, a sloppy State Department, and the jerry-rigged computer that held it all together.<p>The scandal of Hillary Clinton’s “home brew” email server, as it is played out over more than a year and a half, has served as a Rorschach test for …

These Presidential Candidates Get an 'F' in Climate Science

When it comes to the environment, scientists say that eight out of the top nine Republican presidential candidates get a failing grade.<p>The Associated …

Government Scientists Neither Confirm Nor Deny 'Star Wars' Starkiller Research

They do know a suspicious amount about energy and force in space<p>Running a Galactic Empire requires a lot of energy. Actually, that’s true for every faction in <i>Star Wars</i>: legions of electronic droids need some sort of power supply, and even the Rebel Alliance has to worry about sustaining secret …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

When refugees arrive in US, here's what they can expect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has announced plans to steadily increase the number of refugees accepted in the United States for the next …

12 Quotes About Freedom That Will Never Stop Being True

The U.S. Army is proud to support freedom at home and abroad.<p>Images from Thinkstock

After past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding …

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Colin Powell: I will 'continue to be a Republican because it annoys them'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed President Barack Obama twice and came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal days before the Congressional vote, says that he is still a Republican.<p>When asked at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday if he still considers himself …

Iran Nuclear Deal

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Anguish Haunts Northern Ireland's Retired Terrorists

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Joe Doherty steps carefully among the bodies of his dead friends.<p>Seventy-seven men and women lie in the gravel-strewn graves at his feet. There isn’t a name on these headstones he can’t pair with a face, a memory.<p>“That was a good friend of mine. It was on his birthday. …

This Is What Serengeti Animals Do When Nobody’s Looking

Zebras, cheetahs, and giraffes, oh my!<p>There are surveillance cameras everywhere--on street corners, in airports, and even in the middle of the Serengeti.<p>Researchers set up 225 camera traps in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to get an idea of how animals behaved when people weren't looking. …

Establishing a relationship in a game is a very hard thing to get right, especially when there are so many factors that will dictate how interactions …

Technology

How Most Startups Mess Up Their Marketing

<i>Katie Burke is the Director of Media & Analyst Relations at HubSpot.</i><p>Recently, a startup called Pressfarm launched, promising to provide the names, emails, and Twitter accounts for journalists so that entrepreneurs could get outstanding coverage for their business.<p>“The most intimate digital …

Competition for ecological niches limits evolution of new species

A recently published study finds that competition for ecological niches limits the evolution of new species. Further, this study finds that speciation rate slows or even stops as available ecological niches fill up.<p>Why are there so many more species in some regions than in others? According to a …

6 Things Guys Think When They See You Naked

You're your own worst critic because he thinks you're hot.<p>Getty Images<p>You've been seeing each other for a few weeks. You packed your toothbrush in hopes this date leads to an overnighter. So, what does he think when he sees you naked for the first time?<p><b>"She looks amazing."</b><p>It doesn't matter how many …

Self-awareness

10 Unfiltered Sex Tips for the Best Action You've Ever Gotten

We did the homework for you.<p>When it comes to knowing what makes your partner tick in the bedroom, tutorials on "mind-blowing sex positions" only get you so far. Stimulating and gratifying sex is all in the timing, the communication, and spontaneity, according to Dr. Bea Jaffrey—a clinical …

Body Language

The History of Star Wars Video Games Part 1: 1982-1998

George Lucas' Star Wars is a well of inspiration for video games, and in the nearly 40-year history of the franchise, there have been more than 100 games released across consoles, handhelds, PCs, and mobile devices. Some are considered classics in their respective genres, and some are perhaps best …

Drinks You Only Order When You're 21

Going out to bars and ordering alcohol legally at restaurants is super exciting when you've just turned 21. It feels like a whole new world has opened up where before there was only stolen sips and furtive chugging. When you're 21, you can order with legitimacy, pride and gumption. You belong at …

Not tonight dear, I have a headache: science behind the excuse

Chronic pain diminishes a woman's sexual desire but has no impact on a man's, according to a study published in the journal of Neuroscience<p>The old excuse 'not tonight dear, I have a headache' might actually have a scientific basis, it has been revealed.<p>Chronic pain can kill women's sex drive but …

Why Your Dog Is Smarter Than My Baby

Dolphins are as smart as 3-year olds, and dogs as smart as two-year old children, and some chimps are better at remembering things than any adult I know. But what do intelligence comparisons actually show us?<p>On the surface, human babies appear to be miles behind the rest of the animal kingdom. …

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

Hobby Lobby Invested In Numerous Abortion And Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection

In what just may be the most stunning example of hypocrisy in my lifetime, Mother Jones has uncovered numerous investments on the part of Hobby Lobby’s retirement fund in a wide variety of companies producing abortion and contraception related products.<p>Hobby Lobby is currently seeking relief from …

The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

Remember Snowball, the dancing cockatoo? The parrot-like bird who became famous nodding and stamping to the Backstreet Boys tune, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" ? This is him ...<p>More than 5.6 million people have watched Snowball dance, but only one, Aniruddh Patel, made him dance 11 more times — …

17 Diabolical Tech Pranks For April Fools' Day

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Apps

Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …

MLB players talk PED usage in anonymous poll

A recent ESPN poll of 143 MLB players demonstrated that PED use might still be fairly prevalent across Major League Baseball.<p>In an anonymous poll for ESPN the Magazine, 143 MLB players shared their opinions on a wide range of baseball topics, including home plate collisions and PED use.<p><b>More</b>: Yu …