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Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

Pew Research Center

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called <i>International Number Ones</i>. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the …

This Online Course Is a Good Introduction to Ethical Hacking

“Hacking” carries a lot of negativity around it, but not all hacking is used for evil. Learning about it arms you with the necessary knowledge to …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Being Pranked With a Lifelike Robot Dinosaur Must Be Terrifying

Remember jumping in your seat the first time you saw <i>Jurassic Park</i>? That was just a movie, and you were probably sitting in a comfy theater chair. …

Jurassic Park

Can You See 9 Faces in This Painting?

<i>(…Not that your brain isn’t already pretty damn impressive, regardless of this test’s results).</i><p>Did you know that it takes the K supercomputer, the …

Watch Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd Face Off in a Game of Quantum Chess

Quick, who would win in a game of quantum chess: the brilliant, world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or the goofy, lovable actor …

How the Star Wars Planets Stack Up Against Our Own

Galaxies far far away often seem much more exciting than this one: fascist Empires ruled by ancient sorcery cults, giant space slugs, endless …

Planetary Habitability

A White American Mom Who Converted To Islam Is Speaking Out Against Anti-Muslim Messages

Khaled was raised in Canada and the Midwest by her father, an American, and her mother, a Canadian American.<p>She said her father's family can trace their roots back to the Mayflower and President John Adams.<p>"I could literally register as a Daughter of the American Revolution," she wrote on …

Islam

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

The nudge theory and beyond: how people can play with your mind

The first instalment of our new psychology column looks at how mental manipulation can be backed by good intentions – but when used with stealth, it is deceitful and wrong<p>A couple of decades ago, a class of psychology undergraduates played a mean trick on their lecturer. The students on the right …

If the Bike Fits—Buy It

How to find the right frame and make adjustments for endless comfort.<p>While there is no universal method for fitting a bicycle to the rider, fit theories do agree on most things, and proper training and equipment help bike-shop workers and fitters do their job consistently well. You'll have an …

Get a Perfect Bike Fit: 3 Key Measurements Every Cyclist Should Know

Use these numbers to perfect your bike set-up—and protect your body from injury<p>Whether you are buying a new bike, switching between bikes, or simply installing a new saddle, bike fit is important. It’s not just about setting your seat height, however. To keep your road bike position the same, every …

Drama On The Docket: High Court's Term Set To End With Slate Of Big Cases

Major decisions are expected this month, as the U.S. Supreme Court works its way through several cases still pending before it closes out its calendar for the 2014-2015 term.<p>Among the biggest issues hanging fire: the status of same-sex marriages, subsidies for health insurance under Obamacare and …

Health Care

Newfound copy of original Star Wars script settles one of the biggest Han Solo debates ever

Warning: spoilers ahead! Those of you who somehow managed not to see <i>Star Wars</i> yet are in for some amazing surprises. And for longtime fans, this will …

Star Wars

An unsettling picture of a US physicist cheerfully holding the 'Fat Man' atomic bomb's core

Fat Man was the second nuclear weapon to be deployed in combat after the US dropped a 5-ton atomic bomb, called "Little Boy," on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.<p>Agnew, who became the third director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, flew in a plane alongside the Enola Gay and took the only footage of the …

Google Unveils a Stick That Turns Any Display Into a PC

Caesar Sengupta reaches into his hip pocket and pulls out a PC. About the size of a cigar, it's a tiny PC. But it's a PC. If you plug it into an LCD …

How a Circular Smartphone Could Help Us Rethink Tech

Screens are rectangles. Even the 3-year-old playing with your iPad could tell you that. But what would the digital world look like through a …

Screens May Be Terrible for You, and Now We Know Why

For more than 3 billion years, life on Earth was governed by the cyclical light of sun, moon and stars. Then along came electric light, turning night …

6 Exercises You're Doing Wrong—and How to Get 'Em Right

Tiny tweaks can add up to major payoff.<p>So you can do squats, pushups, and other classics with your eyes closed. Challenge yourself—and maximize results—with these simple tips from the new <i>Women's Health Little Book of Exercises</i> (published by <i>Women’s Health</i>’s parent company, Rodale).<p><b>Squats</b>Miami …

Women's Health

This Andrew Hawkins training video made our ankles explode

I didn't really appreciate that Instagram's loop now until I snapped out of the two-minute trance this video put me in:<p>If you're wondering how a 5'7 receiver can make it in the NFL, the Browns' Andrew Hawkins just showed us how: possess feet fast and precise enough to dice a damn pepper.<p>(via Conrad …

Big Oil Is About to Lose Control of the Auto Industry

While the U.S. pats itself on the back for the riches flowing from fracking wells, an upheaval in clean energy is quietly loosening the oil …

Using Lego bricks, an economist demonstrates how taxes affect income inequality.

One of the most common tools in adjusting the wealth gap is the tax code.<p>Some more liberal economists argue that the tax code doesn't put enough of a …

How the Hubble Space Telescope Works (Infographic)

Launched from space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope orbits at an altitude of about 350 miles (560 kilometers). The …

New Study Shows That Your Brain's Powers Change As You Age -- Some Peaking In Your 70s

If you’ve been paying attention to psychology and neuroscience research the last few years, you know that we’ve recently experienced major shifts in thinking about the nature of the brain. Among these, how changeable the brain is from birth to death ranks high. Not long ago the prevailing …

18 Amazing Images From NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

If you see a spectacular image of a galaxy far, far away, chances are it comes from one telescope. Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been hanging out 350 miles above Earth’s surface, capturing the wonders of the universe removed from Earth’s hazy atmosphere. Hubble brings us some of the …