Pamela Snyder

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Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

Black History

Go Ahead, Back Hillary Clinton and Forget All About Her Record

Go ahead and support Hillary Clinton, those of you for whom having the first female president is the top priority. She is by far preferable to Carly Fiorina, though of course no match for likely Green Party candidate Jill Stein (I know: You want to win). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a principled and …

Bernie Sanders

Why physicists are so excited about 'neutrino effect' - Futurity

It turns out a prediction about neutrinos and the early universe is true. "It's one thing to predict ... but then you look and it's there! It's …

Bonobo "Baby Talk" Reveals Roots of Human Language

We visit the Jacksonville Zoo to spend some quality family time with the endangered apes, among our closest kin.<p><b>JACKSONVILLE, Florida—</b>Like any precocious teen, Neely Ann is energetic and curious. She dances in great, looping circles while the fuddy-duddy adults lounge in the afternoon heat.<p>At …

Air Pollution

Chinese scientists just admitted to tweaking the genes of human embryos for the first time in history

A group of Chinese scientists just reported that they modified the genome of human embryos, something that has never been done in the history of the …

Genetics

A revolutionary tool is helping us unlock the secrets of DNA

But in the meantime, this tool, called CRISPR, is helping us do something else — something that's essential if we want to really re-write the genetic code. <b>It's helping us understand what genes actually do, both in humans and in animals.</b><p>The big misunderstanding of the age of genetics is that people …

Genetics

Ancient volcano tattooed the Earth with giant rings

Concentric circles of rocky hills and valleys in South Africa tell the story of a billion-year-old collapsed volcano in newly released photos from NASA.<p>The circular Pilanesberg caldera is located in the South African province known as North West, in Pilanesberg National Park. The caldera, or …

Geology

Falsifying History on Behalf Of Agendas. “US Civil War was about Money not Slavery” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In an article on April 13, I used the so-called Civil War and the myths with which court historians have encumbered that war to show how history is</i> …

Ancient Supernova Dust Factory Observed at Milky Way Center --"Building Block of the Universe"

Sifting through the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have made the first direct observations - using an infrared telescope aboard a …

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

GettyCollision course: Large Hadron Collider could discover parallel universe<p>The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in …

Everest climbers to follow new route after last year's disaster

New South Col route set by local authorities will pass through centre of Khumbu icefall, rather than follow its side, where tragedy occurred<p>Climbers attempting to ascend Everest by the popular South Col route from Nepal will follow a new path to avoid a repeat of last year’s avalanche, which killed …

Ernest Hemingway

What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After.<p>In his sublime definition of love, playwright Tom Stoppard painted the grand achievement of our emotional lives as “knowledge of each …

Mathematics

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

Science

Why we may fall ill when we’re on holiday

Does rushing to meet work deadlines before a break leave you more prone to coming down with an illness? Claudia Hammond finds out.<p>I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me how they rushed to get everything done in the run-up to their holiday, only to be struck down with a stinking …

Physiology

Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

Ecology

New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Getting a handle on the epigenome<p>Alzheimer's disease may involve the immune system, and researchers might have figured out how to pinpoint the origin of a cancer that has spread prior to diagnosis. These are just some of the findings reported today in a series of studies published in the <i>Nature</i> …

The New Science of Consciousness

Ellen and I live in Oxford, in the UK, on the edge of one of the world’s great educational establishments. Just a week or so before we came to the …

The Eric Cantor Upset: What Happened?

In a shocker, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost the Republican primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District to a relatively unknown …

Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement May Be Linked

This advance is so meta. Theoretical physicists have forged a connection between the concept of entanglement—itself a mysterious quantum mechanical …

Key to All Optical Illusions Discovered

Humans can see into the future, says a cognitive scientist. It's nothing like the alleged predictive powers of Nostradamus, but we do get a glimpse …

Neurology
Mountaineering

How Small Is Small? The Nanoscale Explained in One Chart

At a certain point, very small is just very small—at least to the naked eye. But on the nanoscale, much smaller than the width of a human hair, scientists are setting itty-bitty world records and creating tiny works of art.<p><b>Nano art has come a long way</b> since researchers arranged atoms to spell IBM …

Nanotech

Comet Ison appears to survive close encounter with the sun

Solar visit threatened to vaporise the comet but the remnant may be visible from Earth in December<p>Comet Ison appears to have survived a close encounter with the sun that had threatened to vaporise it. The remnant could now go on to be visible from Earth in December, but astronomers do not know how …

China mission on its way to the Moon

China’s lunar rover is on its way to the Moon. The Chang’e-3 spacecraft lifted off successfully in the wee hours of 2 December from the Xichang …

How To Make Delicate, Lacy Crêpes: The Simplest, Easiest Method

<b>Make the batter.</b> Place the flour, milk, eggs, butter, salt, and sugar and vanilla if using in a blender. Blend until the batter is smooth, about 20 …

Breakfast