Susan Loehr

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Humans came from galaxies, far, far away, scientists say

Humans are at least partly made from matter that created when suns exploded in distant galaxies, scientists say.<p>New research suggests that half the matter in the Milky Way — our home galaxy — comes from other galaxies throughout the universe.<p>As reported in Engadget, scientists from Northwestern …

Republicans’ Obamacare repeal drive has revealed a political system where words have no meaning

This is not normal, and it is not sustainable.<p>The health care debate has revealed a political system unmoored and in crisis.<p>Part of it is the recklessness of the legislation under consideration. Putting all policy arguments aside, no one — including congressional Republicans — believes these bills …

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Uber is investigating a woman's claim a driver put her in danger while defending his family's slaves

Marissa Johnson didn't anticipate that halfway through her 40-minute trip to the airport, her Uber driver would begin telling her how lucky his …

Republicans push ahead with plans to hinder insurance coverage for abortions

A proposed bill would impose a far-reaching ban on private insurance coverage for abortions under Obamacare, and could see tens of thousands lose out<p>Republicans in Congress are advancing a bill that imposes a far-reaching ban on private insurance coverage for abortion services for as long as the …

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.<p>But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's …

Darren Wilson walks: Grand jury will not indict Ferguson police officer in killing of Michael Brown

The announcement came during a highly unusual 20-minute statement Monday night from the St. Louis County prosecutor<p>A St. Louis grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, prosecutor Robert McCulloch …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Report: China building 'airstrip capable' island in disputed waters

China is building an island in the South China Sea that could accommodate the country's first airstrip in bitterly contested waters, according to satellite images analyzed by IHS Jane's Defence Weekly.<p>Reclamation at Fiery Cross Reef on the western edge of the disputed Spratly islands is creating a …

APOD: Super Moon vs. Micro Moon (2014 Sep 08) Image Credit & Copyright: Catalin Paduraru http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140908.html Explanation: What is so super about tomorrow's supermoon? Tomorrow, a full moon will occur that appears slightly larger and brighter than usual. The reason is that the Moon's fully illuminated phase occurs within a short time from perigee - when the Moon is its closest to the Earth in its elliptical orbit. Although the precise conditions that define a supermoon vary, given one definition, tomorrow's will be the third supermoon of the year -- and the third consecutive month that a supermoon occurs. One reason supermoons are popular is because they are so easy to see -- just go outside and sunset and watch an impressive full moon rise! Since perigee actually occurs today, tonight's sunset moonrise should also be impressive. Pictured above, a supermoon from 2012 is compared to a micromoon -- when a full Moon occurs near the furthest part of the Moon's orbit -- so that it appears smaller and dimmer than usual. Given many definitions, at least one supermoon occurs each year, with the next being 2015 August 30. http://www.astrosnake.com/contact.htm Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140908 #APOD

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Assad Government Air Raid Kills Children in Syrian School

At least 18 people, 10 of them children, were killed when Syrian government bombs hit a school in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, according to a Syrian rights group.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of on-the-ground volunteers, said it had …

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Antarctica is shedding 160 billion tonnes a year of ice into the ocean, twice the amount of a few years ago, according to new satellite observations. The ice loss is adding to the rising sea levels driven by climate change and even east Antarctica is now losing ice.<p>The new revelations follows the …

Why Love Needs Space: Applying the Benjamin Franklin Effect to Romantic Relationships

You may recall the Benjamin Franklin Effect — that odd phenomenon of reverse psychology wherein doing someone a favor makes us like the person more. In this short “science experiment,” complete with a mandatory lab coat, the folks at SoulPancake set out to apply the Founding Father’s insight to the …

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …