Shane Hamilton

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Forget everything you thought you knew about how women orgasm

A new study claims that there is no such thing as a vaginal, or clitoral orgasm. Oh, and apparently the G-spot is a myth, too. Radhika Sanghani reports<p>The elusive G-spot does not exist, according to a new study.<p>So far, so typical. It seems we can’t go a few months without researchers offering a new …

How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

Scientists baffled by appearance of giant crater in Siberia

Mysterious hole discovered in remote tundra in Siberia leaves Russian scientists looking for answers<p>It is a barren landscape so remote that even the locals call it "the end of the world." Now the bleak tundra of Russia's remote Yamal peninsula has been scarred by a vast crater that has left …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Worker Testing Expands After Radioactive Waste-Dump Leak

More work­ers at an En­ergy De­part­ment nuc­le­ar-waste stor­age site in New Mex­ico will be tested in the wake of a ra­di­ation leak de­tec­ted in …

OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA: 'There Will Be Costs' For Any Intervention In Ukraine

"We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside Ukraine," Obama said.<p>In recent days, unidentified armed men (believed by many to be Russian forces) have seized key areas in Ukraine's Crimea, leading the country to accuse Russia of an "armed …

China Slams U.S. Human Rights Record

A Chinese government report published on Friday accused the United States of “serious infringes on human rights.”<p>Beijing's announcement is widely seen as a response to an earlier U.S. State Department report that expressed concern over abuses of human rights in China.<p>The Chinese report, titled “The …

Retired Marine Reveals Secret Suffering of Male Military Rape Victims

Former Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah Arbogast tried to kill himself after he watched his rapist walk free. He shared his story, Wednesday, in hopes …

Movement to End Solitary Confinement Gains Force

In the small, dark world of solitary confinement, an inmate's basic needs can go neglected for months — and many are starting to wonder for what purpose.<p>For Jan Green, 52, who spent eight months sleeping on a thin mat on the floor of a New Mexico jail cell about 7 feet wide and 7 feet long, being …

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

33 Dead, 130 Injured in China Knife-Wielding Spree

A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130 others in what Chinese officials called a terrorist strike, the official Xinhua News Agency said.<p>Four of the attackers were also shot dead and only one was …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

Why Does White Noise Help People Sleep?

A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise.<p>On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better? Simple solution: make a bunch of noise. Sweet dreams ahoy.<p>And yet, not only do some people swear …

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Should 'New York's Finest' March on Saint Patrick's Day, If Gays Can't?

New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1766, when Irish soldiers serving in the British army organized “a parade of sorts … including fife and drums at dawn.” Today the parade maintains an air of militarism, its ranks swelled by uniformed police officers, as well as firefighters. …

Nuclear Fusion Just Got a Little Closer to Becoming a Reality

When physicists first split the atom in 1938, in the process known as nuclear fission, the feat led very quickly to the bombs that destroyed …

Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend found guilty in retrial

Amanda Knox and Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty by an Italian court in their latest trial more than two years after they were acquitted of murdering a British student.<p>Knox, 26, remained in her Seattle home for the current trial, which was ordered after Italy's Supreme …

Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago.<p>They did it by finding the skeletons of people killed by the plague and extracting DNA from traces of blood inside their teeth.<p>This plague struck in …

5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech

Much of what was in President Obama's fifth State of the Union address was expected — it was signaled for days leading into the speech. Even so, there were a few revealing moments.<p>Here are five that stood out:<p>President Obama knows how to get even Republicans on their feet and applauding populist …

Inside The State Of The Union: What The President Proposed

After a long spell of partisan trench warfare and gridlock, President Obama called for "a year of action" Tuesday as he focused on themes that are central to his second-term agenda. The changes he proposed in his annual State of the Union speech were relatively modest, but flashes of ambition …

Researchers Exhume 55 Bodies at Notorious Reform School

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers in Florida exhumed 55 bodies from the campus of the Dozier School for Boys, a reform …

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North Korea threatens nuclear war in run-up to US-South Korea war games

North Korea has ratcheted up its rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the States in the run up to Foal Eagle, an annual war game between the US and South Korea<p>North Korea is threatening nuclear war in the run up to scheduled, soon-to-start, joint military maneuvers between the US and South …

Deport Justin Bieber petition tops 100,000; White House must respond

The petition is clear and to the point: "Deport<p>Justin Bieberand revoke his green card."<p>And now the petition at WhiteHouse.gov, created six days ago, has passed the 100,000-signature mark required to get an official response from the Obama administration. Wednesday morning at 8, the total was at …

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Weather Experts: It's 'Wrong' To Call Atlanta Storm Unexpected

Meteorologists are used to people faulting their weather predictions. But when Georgia's Gov. Nathan Deal called Tuesday's crippling winter storm "unexpected," he drew responses from several forecasters. One answer came from the head of the American Meteorological Society, who also lives in Georgia.<p>…

U.S. Intel Chief Confirms Growing North Korean Reactor Relaunch

Diane Barnes<p>Jan. 29, 2014, 9:46 a.m.<p>North Korea ap­pears to have re­star­ted a So­viet-era plutoni­um pro­duc­tion re­act­or, the top U.S. …