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What If Climate Scientists Are Guessing Wrong?

Newest New York <i>Times</i> columnist Bret Stephens, a conservative refugee from the increasingly Trumpist <i>Wall Street Journal</i> editorial page, uses his first …

Climate Change

Donald Trump Jr. Wants To Make New York Great Again

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This animated map shows how religion spread across the world

Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory of the human race. Through countless conflicts, conquests, …

Religion

14 free things to do in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular - and most expensive - European destinations.<p>Luckily, like most big cities, you'll never find yourself short of free things to do. Here are just some of the Parisian experiences that can be gained without a single euro being spent.

France

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

US elections: Trump details plans to track illegal immigrants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1257000/1257854_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534540391_785c92c268d155a3bd3a278ab260c6b3<p><b>The US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has said he will develop a tracking system to help authorities control immigration.</b><p>Speaking on …

Immigration

Viewpoint: How would Trump remove 11 million people from the US?

<b>Lost in the most consistently astonishing US presidential campaign since the 1864 Democrats ran on a platform of conceding the Civil War, is a disturbing question that seems to bring into doubt the very premise of the American experiment. Exactly how would Donald Trump deport 11 million</b> …

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Destroying the party to save the party: Donald Trump is the existential crisis the GOP needs

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Brian Snyder/AP/Rainier Ehrhardt/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Trump’s dredged up the racism lurking within the GOP for decades. The party can finally reboot after his defeat<p>Sean Illing<p>August 3, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Since Richard Nixon's administration, the GOP has walked a thin line: …

Trump’s suicide mission: He’s not trying to destroy his own campaign — the destructive urge he represents is much bigger than that

<b>Donald Trump; Rubble. (AP/Rick Wilking/nouskrabs via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Is Trump sabotaging himself? Wrong question — he’s channeling a deep-seated American urge toward self-destruction<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>August 6, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Amid the unfolding national catastrophe of the Donald Trump campaign, we …

Donald Trump

A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold the key to quantum gravity

It's pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.<p>You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein.<p>R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein's most …

Quantum Mechanics

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

Living in… the world's most reputable countries

What people believe about a country can influence everything from foreign policy to foreign investment – to whether or not people want to visit or live there.<p>What we believe about a place can often be more powerful than the hard facts. A country's reputation can influence everything from foreign …

European Travel

Dutch Men And Latvian Women Are World's Tallest, 100-Year-Long Study Reveals

If you ever need help reaching something at the top of a high shelf, your best bet may be to look for a Dutch man or a Latvian woman.<p>A comprehensive …

Mozart doesn't make babies smarter — and other brain myths debunked

The brain is the most amazing organ in the human body. Somehow, this collection of billions of cells gives rise to thoughts, feelings, action — all the things that make us who we are.<p>So it's no wonder that there are lots of misconceptions about how this three-pound hunk of flesh actually works. …

Google Maps' redesign doesn't try to hide one of the biggest problems of maps

On Monday, Google rolled out its new Maps design.<p>You've probably already forgotten what the old one looked like, but the new version is cleaner and makes more sophisticated use of its power to show different features at different zoom levels.<p>It also represents the company's ongoing efforts to …

Google Maps

An Archaeological Mystery In Ghana: Why Didn't Past Droughts Spell Famine?

In the Banda district of west-central Ghana, July is the hungry season. This year's sorghum, yams and millet are still young and green in the rain-fed fields, and for most farmers, last year's harvest is long gone.<p>People survive on cassava. They grind the roots and cook a polenta-like porridge …

Our gut microbes have lived with us since before we were human

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of your large intestine there is a community of microbes that help you digest food, fight off harmful pathogens, and which may even affect your mood and emotions.<p>Now, a new study suggests that this intimate relationship between our microbes and ourselves is older than …

Microbiology

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

<i>Atheist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan delivering a secular-inspired Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Turkey, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can …

Religion

A burning oil fire may have helped kill off the dinosaurs

The extinction occurred at precisely the same time that a giant asteroid struck the Earth.<p>The fact that the two events happened at the same time makes it all but certain that the asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but just how did that extinction happen? Was it dust, shot into the sky, blocking out …

Donald Trump's Running Mate Has Some Truly Strange Views on Modern Science

While Donald Trump’s conservative pedigree may still be in doubt, his choice for running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, is a well-established …

How a single word sparked a four-year saga of climate fact-checking and blog backlash

In May 2012, my colleagues and I had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Climate, showing that temperatures recorded in Australasia …

Flu shot effectiveness for 2015-16 disappointing, data shows

It's the time of year when experts crunch the numbers to see how well the flu shot worked. The result? Better than last year, but still not good …

Kentucky's New $100 Million Attraction Shuns Science and Education

A 510-foot-long, $100 million Noah’s ark attraction built by Christians who say the biblical story really happened is ready to open in Kentucky this …

Kentucky

Noah's Ark 'replica' unveiled in Kentucky amid anger at 'scientifically preposterous' museum

Nathaniel Jeanson is a Harvard-educated biologist. For the past year, he has been involved in a spectacular $100 million project, designed to educate and astonish the world.<p>His project, however, has left many scientists in despair.<p>For Dr Jeanson is one of the advisers of Ark Encounter – billed as …

Long-awaited British inquiry into Iraq war finds failure at multiple levels

By Griff Witte<p>, Bureau chief<p>LONDON — A sweeping, multi-year inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq War delivered a devastating assessment Wednesday, with investigators blaming the country’s political, military and intelligence leadership for disastrously mismanaging a conflict that need never have …

Middle East