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How Black Girls Aren’t Presumed to Be Innocent

A new study finds that adults view them as less child-like and less in need of protection than their white peers.<p>A growing body of evidence has shown that the American education and criminal-justice systems dole out harsher and more frequent discipline to black youth compared with their non-black …

Women of Color

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

Artist’s Book Made From Seashells

Artist Lauren Bishop discovered a thoughtful way to put her photographs together with this beautifully crafted book called Capsule, which features seashells as covers.<p>Considering that shells are often kept as a momento of a nice walk, they’re a great choice of materials for a little handmade book …

Scenes From the Eric Garner Protests (Photos)

Demonstrators took to the streets across the country Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white New York City police officer in the …

10 Easy Ways To Make Hanging Planters

Having fresh plants in the house is very refreshing. The plants looks beautiful and they don’t require a lot of maintenance. The only inconvenient …

Digital media set to overtake TV viewing

Americans will watch more online and mobile media than television this year for the first time, says research firm eMarketer.<p>If the obesity epidemic weren't clue enough, new estimates about U.S. media-viewing habits underscore that Americans are a lazy bunch. And it may be music to the ears of of …

Televisions

How close are we to getting superpowers?

What would your superpower be? If it's x-ray vision, your dream could be a step closer to reality. Next month, at a technology conference in Hong …

Fertility drug appears to stop Ebola virus - Futurity

U. VIRGINIA (US) — A class of drugs that includes treatments for breast cancer and …

Simple software makes fingerprinting more precise - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — Scientists have created a process using three inexpensive computer programs that …

How do fireworks work?

Centuries-old technology with a modern twist<p>The first firework was pretty basic. A Chinese monk named Li Tian took a piece of bamboo, stuffed it with gunpowder, and threw it into a fire, producing a bang loud enough to scare away ghosts. That was more than 1,000 years ago, but fireworks today are …

In Fish Brains, A Clue To Why We Talk With Our Hands

In fish, the part of the brain that controls the pectoral muscles also controls the muscles required for producing sound, researchers have found.<p>We use hand gestures almost without thinking--even while talking on the phone, despite that the person on the other end can't see our wild gesticulations. …

Why It Feels Like Your Phone Is Vibrating In Your Pocket When It Isn't

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzz*<p>How many times have you pulled your phone out of your pocket, thinking you felt a vibration that could mean any number of treats (Twitter replies, emails, phone calls, text messages, a turn in whatever game you're playing)? A a study found that 80 percent of respondents felt that …

Sex is the secret to looking younger, claims researcher

Regular sex could now be the key to looking up to seven years younger, a researcher claims.<p>Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.<p>He said sex has …

Where To Eat If You're Hungover In A Major U.S. City [Infographic]

Where people go to get their morning-after fried-food fix.<p>Whoops. You drank too much, and now it's the next morning and you need to find the highest concentration of chicken and waffles in the area or your body will surely melt away to dust. Thankfully, Yelp has put together what is perhaps the …

These 2 factors raise risk of birth defect - Futurity

U. LEEDS (UK) — The two main factors associated with an increased risk of babies …

Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'?

In <i>Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, Paul Offit takes aim at the $34-billion-a-year alternative medicine industry, which he says peddles treatments that are unproven — and sometimes deadly. Victoria Maizes, of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, agrees …

Can a human being live longer than 120 years?

A human cell can divide roughly 50 times before it dies out. It's called the Hayflick limit, and it's become a real headache for the anti-aging science. As long as the limit holds, it suggests a maximum human lifespan of 120 years — but a new crop of research suggests the limit may not be as hard …

Starfish have eyes at the tips of their arms

A study has shown for the first time that starfish use primitive eyes at the tip of their arms to visually navigate their environment.<p>Research headed …

What Do Ants Know That We Don't?

Ever notice how ant colonies so successfully explore and exploit resources in the world … to find food at 4th of July picnics, for example? You may …

Sacred Lotus's Unique Longevity Secrets

A team of 70 scientists recently unveiled the age-old “secret” of the lotus plant that enables it to survive in extreme conditions for hundreds of …

5 Eco-Friendly Cities Built From The Ground Up

From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida<p><b>Lavasa</b> <i><br>Maharashtra, India</i><br>Planned population: 300,000<br>Projected completion date: 2021<br>Lavasa's designers are using biomimicry to transform an arid site in India's Western Ghats into a lush city. Building foundations will store moisture, as trees do, …

Starfish Eyes, Octopus Blood, and Human Evolution in Action

A Submarine In Space And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Painted with numbers: mathematical patterns in nature - video

Our universe is painted with numbers, says <b>Marcus du Sautoy</b>. Mathematical patterns are a universal feature of the natural world, from the petals of …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …