Randall Richardson

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Can we know what animals are thinking? – The Economist

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

Donald Trump Announces Huge Tax Reform Plan

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced a comprehensive plan to reform and simplify the nation’s tax code Monday that would lower …

Freaky fast food: From black buns to Batman burgers (pictures)

Burger King

Transgender prison inmate seeking sex-reassignment surgery will be released

California has agreed to pay for the sex-reassignment operation of a transgender inmate who said the surgery was medically necessary.<p>The settlement agreement was reached Friday even as the inmate whose court victory had paved the way for such taxpayer-paid surgery learned she will not get it but be …

Orange County

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Made It to Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn entered orbit around Ceres today, providing us with the first real images of the mysterious dwarf planet.<p>When I was young, I obsessively …

Astronomy

Meet the little girl who’s been 'designed' to help beat Huntington’s disease

Adorable seven-month-old Amelia Queen is a baby with a difference<p>Baby Amelia Queen, aged seven months, was genetically engineered in a laboratory to help beat an incurable disease which has blighted her family.<p>Her birth is one of the first in Britain which is hoped will help eradicate devastating …

Molecular Biology

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

Will A Set Of Sheets Make You Sleep Better?

Techie-fabric company 37.5 wants to shake up the dusty bedding industry.<p>Americans sleep an average seven hours and 36 minutes every night. Forty-five percent say that poor or insufficient sleep affects their daily activities at least once a week, according to a December 2014 report by the National …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Solar System

Pictures From Our Favorite Pet Instagram Accounts

Advertising vs. The Real World: Victoria’s Secret Pink, Banana Republic, Ed Hardy

<b>Victoria’s Secret Pink:</b><p><b>ADVERTISING:</b><p>A long time ago Victoria’s Secret introduced their “Pink” line which is aimed at college-aged girls. The idea (I …

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

Fitness

Nasa reveals its highlights of 2014

Orion's historic step towards Mars, the discovery of an 'Earth twin' and 3D printing in space: Nasa reveals its highlights of 2014<p><b>Administrator</b> …

Space Science

Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

For decades, visitors to Los Angeles have tried their best to go see the famous Hollywood sign up close. It’s not easy to get to, involves quite a …

Faux Paris and Other Sham Cities

For centuries, luring enemies to destroy decoy cities was a legitimate military defense strategy.<p>Before radar was widely used, before the iron dome missile defense system came into existence, before any of the scary-cool Star Wars-type military stuff was invented, decoy towns were constructed to …

Opinion: Do kids still dream about space? - CNN.com

Visited by millions each year, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington is home to several Apollo lunar modules built for the moon-landing program.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>'One small step': Artifacts of the moon landing<p>'One small step': Artifacts of the moon landing<p>'One small step': …

The 'Extremely Large Telescope' on track to study the universe by 2024

The construction of European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope, which will boast a humongous 39-meter aperture, is no longer in limbo. Its development in Chile's Atacama Desert is finally on track two years after the project was approved, thanks to Poland joining the organization. …

Protesters in US take to streets for second night over police killing

Scores of protesters shut down traffic across New York as they continue to rage against grand jury decision not to indict white police officer over death of black man<p>Thousands of protesters poured onto the streets of New York and shut down the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday to condemn police killings …

Engineers create very cool material that radiates heat into space

So much for old-fashioned air conditioning: What if you could harness the universe to cool your house?<p>Some Stanford University engineers may have figured out how to do just that.<p>According to a paper in the scientific journal Nature, a team led by Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan has come up …