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Maritza Morales Casanova: Saving Mexico's Environment Through Children

Since age 10, Morales Casanova has been advancing conservation education.<p><i>Editor’s note: Maritza Morales Casanova is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, which honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the</b> …

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A Slip-On Leather Shoe You Assemble Yourself

Is Pikkpack the Ikea or the Betty Crocker of shoes?<p>Instead of buying yet another pair of Toms this summer, perhaps you order an envelope with a leather shoe upper, a leather shoe sole, and some cotton laces inside. Then you stitch the pieces together. And so you’ve made a shoe, with all the ease of …

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Hyperrealistic virtual reality adventure Loading Human headed to Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus

As the medium of virtual reality progresses, its applications only get more incredible. Take Untold Games' <i>Loading Human</i>, for instance. It takes Unreal Engine 4 and infuses it with the tropes of the adventure game genre, only instead of pointing and clicking, you're <i>in</i> that world. Solving puzzles and …

Fourth Amendment in the digital age: Supreme Court to decide if police can search cellphones without a warrant

The outcome of these two cases depends on a digital-age interpretation of an 18th century phrase<p>Today the Supreme Court is hearing two cases on law enforcement's ability to search a person's cellphone without a warrant. It is an important decision in a time where a hand-size device can contain …

What Does the Hippocampus Do?

An attractive way to think of the brain is as an atlas of the mind. Continents of brain cells are given monikers such as “emotion” and “perception.” …

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Obama: Climate Plan Will Help U.S. Negotiate With China, India

President Obama is under no illusion that U.S. climate policies alone can rein in global warming. In newly published comments in <i>The New Yorker</i>, Obama …

Death penalty for Boston bombing suspect? Holder will decide soon

Attorney General Eric Holder is preparing to announce by the end of the month whether he will authorize federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing case.<p>Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits trial on charges that he and his brother built and planted two pressure cooker bombs …

‘Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act’ Filed in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Sen. Nathan Dahm is pushing for legislation that would further loosen the state’s gun laws. The bill is titled, the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act.”<p>Under Senate Bill 1473, citizens over the age of 18 would be able to open carry …

Obama health care adviser resigns

A senior health care adviser to President Barack Obama is departing the White House for personal reasons, an administration official said Thursday.<p>Chris Jennings, a respected policy expert who also worked in the Clinton administration, has resigned “due to a recent health care scare and other …

Surprise! The Senate Didn't Kill Unemployment Benefits

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Less than an hour after the surprise vote ending a Republican filibuster blocking unemployment …

Shifting strategy for abortion battles

Conservative states that ran into legal trouble passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation last year have shifted their approach for 2014: smaller instead of sweeping.<p>Rather than bans that directly challenge <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, many states are again going for more incremental measures …

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Obama’s Three Challenges for January

President Barack Obama returned to Washington on Sunday after a 2½-week vacation in Hawaii. Waiting for him is an imposing mix of unfinished work and …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program by pointing to “minimization” procedures that are …

Obama sends message by naming Sochi Olympic delegation

The White House delivered a strong message of opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws Tuesday with the announcement of its delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics.<p>The White House delegation will include an openly gay athlete: tennis great Billie Jean King.<p>It will not include the …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Obama's Immigration Speech Was Interrupted by a Heckler on Stage with Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>During his speech from San Francisco on Monday, President Obama was heckled by someone from an …

Can 'Brain Freeze' Cause Long-Term Brain Damage?

And is it already too late?!<p>We've all sucked down a milkshake so quickly that it causes a sudden headache—the dreaded brain freeze. But . . . milkshake. Tasty. Must. Drink. Could chugging the rest of that shake cause lasting brain damage?<p>First, let's get one thing straight. "This condition is …

Supreme Court blocks challenge to NSA phone tracking

This morning, the Supreme Court declined to hear an NSA-challenging case brought forward by privacy group EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information Center). The case would have been the first major NSA case to have been brought before the Supreme Court, targeting the FISA court order for all of …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

27 Reasons We Should All Be Moving To Japan

Japan just may be the quirkiest country around. The "Zooey Deschanel" of countries if you will.

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