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Cops Sent Warrant To Facebook To Dig Up Dirt On Woman Whose Boyfriend They Had Just Killed

Everything anyone has ever said about staying safe while interacting with the police is wrong. That citizens are told to comport themselves in …

Policing

A Presumption of Guilt

Late one night several years ago, I got out of my car on a dark midtown Atlanta street when a man standing fifteen feet away pointed a gun at me and …

Racism

The Church of CrossFit

Gyms and other secular communities are starting to fill spiritual and social needs for many nonreligious people.<p>“You always know if someone goes to Harvard or if they go to CrossFit—they’ll tell you,” said Casper ter Kuile, a ministry innovation fellow at Harvard Divinity School. “It’s really …

CrossFit

One Bite From This Common Tick Makes You Allergic To Red Meat For Life

The Lone Star Tick's bite can make victims allergic to meat for life. And it's spreading across the United States.<p>Lone Star tick<p>The Lone Star tick is …

Medicine

Prada’s $185 paper clip is just what you need to get your life together

Do you feel disorganized? Like your life just isn’t coming together the way you always planned? Well in 1867, a man named Samuel Faye patented a …

Hacking

Evolutionary biologists have been misinterpreting a key point in Darwin’s theory for years

<i>However, Darwin himself proposed an alternative theory. And it’s one that I’m very interested in trying to bring back into the sciences.</i><p><i>Darwin proposed that mate choice is really about the aesthetic quality of the experience of the chooser. It’s about what the animals themselves think of as</i> …

Evolution

Waxploitation Releases Future Sounds of Argentina: Listen

New compilation of captures young Argentine artists’ “incredible musical imagination.”<p>Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi conceived <i>Future Sounds</i> as a …

Why Are Humans Awkward?

Why are some people more prone to uncomfortable moments than others? This video explores why certain humans avoid eye contact and have trouble picking up on social cues. For further reading on the topic, check out Ty Tashiro’s book <i>Awkward.</i>

Sociology

Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization

Here’s a surprise announcement from Google: It will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail’s free users for ad personalization at some point later this year.<p>Google already doesn’t do this for business users who subscribe to its G Suite services, but until now, it routinely scanned the inboxes of its …

Google

What It’s Like to Be an Ant - Facts So Romantic

Right now, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, there are lots of dead ants in the glass corridors of one of Anicka Yi’s biosphere-like …

Insects

'Half-human' lamb in South Africa terrifies both locals and the internet

Put down whatever you're eating or drinking right now before you proceed with this piece of news.<p>Residents and farmers of Lady Frere in Eastern …

The e-Mosquito bites you to monitor glucose levels

Researchers at the University of Calgary have released the latest version of their “Wearable Microsystem for Minimally Invasive, Pseudo-Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring,” a watch-like wearable that “bites” you every few hours to draw blood and test your glucose levels.<p>The system uses a shape …

Diabetes

Unexpected Viking toilet discovery leads to controversy

It could be the oldest privy in Denmark, or just a pile of crap.<p>Archaeologists excavating at an ancient Viking settlement in southeast Denmark …

Archaeology

Why Are Bird Eggs Egg-Shaped? An Eggsplainer

A new study points to a surprising reason for the varied shape of bird eggs—and shows that most eggs aren’t actually egg-shaped.<p>When Mary Caswell Stoddard started measuring bird eggs from hundreds of species, she wasn’t expecting to learn that most eggs are not egg-shaped.<p>Think about an egg and …

Birds

People are strange: ‘Deleted Wikipedia articles submitted by insane people’

Now I wouldn’t go so far as saying the folks who submitted these titles to Wikipedia were technically “insane”—that’s just the title of the YouTube …

Wikipedia

The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion – Livia Gershon

Early last year, the World Economic Forum issued a paper warning that technological change is on the verge of upending the global economy. To fill …

Education

Rebecca Burger: Instagram Model, 33, Tragically Killed By Exploding Whipped Cream Can

A famous French Instagram model named Rebecca Burger is dead after being hit in the chest by an exploding whipped cream canister. She was just 33 …

Single-payer healthcare for California is, in fact, very doable

The California Senate recently voted to pass a bill that would establish a single-payer healthcare system for the entire state. The proposal, called the Healthy California Act, will now be taken up by the state Assembly.<p>The plan enjoys widespread support — a recent poll commissioned by the …

Health Care

Saudi Arabia Deports 15,000 Qatari Camels

After Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, Riyadh made clear it wanted nothing to do with its tiny Arab neighbor. Trade is cut off, …

Eric Schmidt is Wrong About Automation

At the Viva Tech conference in Paris, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt stated that he believes automation will create more jobs, not eliminate them. I …

Intelligence

Medieval Scholars Believed in the Possibility of Parallel Universes

A 13th-century conflict between faith and science ultimately led to a surprising outcome: a medieval multiverse theory.<p>Etienne Tempier had a problem. …

Weird

Enigma Public

Connecting people to data. Enigma Public is the free search and discovery platform built on the world's broadest collection of public data.

Report Reflects on the Status of Black Women in the U.S.

They face so many structural barriers.<p>Historically, black women have been leaders in organizing against social injustices and securing rights for their communities. Their efforts were essential to the women's suffrage movement and the Voting Rights Act, and they are currently at work to change …

Right To Vote

Beyond the Five Senses

Telepathy, echolocation, and the future of perception<p>The world we experience is not the real world. It’s a mental construction, filtered through our physical senses. Which raises the question: How would our world change if we had new and different senses? Could they expand our universe?<p>Technology …

Futurism

Do Women Like Being Sexually Harassed? Men in New Survey Say Yes.

Women hold signs saying “I am like your sister” (right) and “The streets and the square are for women and men” during a protest in Cairo against …

Gender

Gunshots are the third leading killer of children in the US

Of all the children killed by guns in high-income countries, 91 percent are from US.<p>Nearly 1,300 children aged 0 to 17 are killed by gunshots each …

Guns

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

The U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, …

Immigration

the united nations may finally make cultural appropriation illegal

As we learn every festival season, and all other seasons too, there's still a lot of confusion around the difference between appreciation and appropriation. There could soon be a strong incentive to get educated: jail time. Because being called out on the internet doesn't seem to be stopping the …

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