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We Need More Trans Women Represented In Art History

In the realm of fine art, particularly more traditional fields like painting and portraiture, trans women remain almost entirely absent.<p><i>Warning: This article contains nude imagery and may not be appropriate for work environments.</i><p>It's 2015, and transgender women star in television shows, take center …

Lawmakers seek answers from Secret Service over security lapses

Angry lawmakers rebuked the Secret Service director Tuesday as new details emerged about the agency's failure to stop a White House intruder, including that automatic locks were installed on the front door only after the breach.<p>For a second straight day, new revelations undermined the initial …

London transport network payments go fully contactless

From today, all of London's public transport -- from Tube to tram to train to robotic rollercoaster (DLR) -- will be compatible with your NFC …

Greek Statues Uncovered to Reveal Caryatids' Ancient Robes

Archaeologists have uncovered the expertly crafted robes of two female stone statues standing guard at the entrance of a huge Macedonian tomb, dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, under excavation in Greece.<p>Excavators got their first glimpse of the wavy-haired statues — known as caryatids …

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New Wearable Device Could Protect Against HIV and Pregnancy

This intravaginal ring will be the first of its kind to begin clinical trials.<p>If a sexually active woman wants to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy and HIV using a single method, she has always been limited to condoms. A new paper, released today in PLOS ONE details a first-of-its-kind device …

Mozilla Launches JPEG Encoder Mozjpeg to Improve Compression Rates

Mozilla today announced a new project called mozjpeg, the goal of which is to provide a production-quality JPEG encoder that improves compression rates. That being said, the company wants to maintain compatibility with “the vast majority” of deployed decoders.<p>Over the years, the number of images an …

Republican Senator Doesn't Want Marijuana To Be Legalized Because Lady Gaga Is "Addicted To It"

"Well, Lady Gaga said she is addicted to it and it is not harmless," Republican Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III said at a Justice Department oversight hearing Wednesday. (Video via Think Progress).

French Women Don't Get Facelifts

The author of 'French Women Don't Get Fat' is back with the secret to never needing a facelift: accept aging like the French—with style and …

Ex-GOP insider unloads: Blame “neo-Confederate insurrectionists” for shutdown!

<b>Rand Paul, Ted Cruz (AP/Timothy D. Easley/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>“I would take Boehner drunk over Cruz sober,” former 28-year GOP staffer-turned-author Mike Lofgren tells Salon<p>Josh Eidelson<p>October 8, 2013 2:43pm (UTC)<p>The government shutdown, and the prospect of an unprecedented debt default, have …

How a glass can give champagne extra fizz

Drinking champagne from glasses with dimples etched into the bottom can make the drink produce more bubbles and help to improve the way it tastes<p>It is often available at weddings and celebrations in limited amounts, but now there may be a way to help ensure that guests get the most from their …

The Most Morbid Photo Series You'll See Today

Ready for the most morbid question you'll be asked today? If you were to die tomorrow, what photo would you choose to be displayed at your funeral? Photographer Frieke Janssens is behind <i>Your Last Shot</i>, a set that takes that thought-provoking question and turns it into an intriguing series.<p>“In …

Millennials are hopeless, and it’s all our fault

Jobs are vanishing for young Americans, thanks to a narcissistic national politics that’s disconnected from reality<p>For decades now, America’s political leadership has pushed for our integration into the global marketplace, highlighting it as the central imperative for our national and planetary …

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

You Won't Believe What the Government Spends on Confederate Graves

Taxpayers now pay more to maintain rebel graves and monuments than those honoring Union soldiers.<p>On June 19, an array of top government officials gathered for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century African American man born a slave who rose to be a vice-presidential …

Reach inside your computer

See-through screens that allow us to reach in, touch and interact with objects? Jinha Lee believes his 3D devices will break down boundaries and make our digital experiences feel more real.<p>For decades, computer designers have been trying to break down the barriers between people and the computer …

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Trust in science would be improved by study pre-registration

In an ideal world, scientific discoveries would be independent of what scientists <i>wanted</i> to discover. A good researcher would begin with an idea, …

Teachers reward pupils with Gangnam Style performance

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/982000/982889_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525172148_f8983a935b7c75f9ed640c8325c66aa9<p><b>A head and 50 teachers rewarded their pupils' hard work with a shot-by-shot re-creation of the YouTube hit video Gangnam Style.</b><p>Penketh High …

Texas bill: Drones for no one, except the police

<b>(Wikimedia/US Navy)</b><p>Such legislation suggests obstacles for using drones as citizen tools, but shows some promise for privacy concerns<p>Natasha Lennard<p>May 29, 2013 9:14pm (UTC)<p>Both the Texas House and Senate have passed a bill that criminalizes the use of drones for surveillance. There are a few …

How the Texas Legislature Stuck It to You This Time

The thing about patting yourself on the back is that it makes it easy for someone to lift your wallet. Therein lies the danger of Texas legislators congratulating themselves too loudly after minding our money for 140 days. Thanks to a special session on redistricting, they're not getting out of …

Mysterious Man Casts a Lit Up Silhouette Instead of a Shadow

<i>Afterlight</i> is an intriguing series by Polish photographer Jan Kriwol that switches the roles of shadow and light. Rather than casting a shadow, the subject in each shot projects a silhouette of light, forcing the viewer to reevaluate the way they see this world. Science is thrown out the window as …

Meg Whitman Jolts HP As Its Reluctant Savior

To understand Meg Whitman, the former eBay chief executive who now runs Hewlett-Packard, it’s essential to revisit something she did 26 years ago. She had just become a junior partner at Bain Consulting, working for the brilliant but domineering Tom Tierney. One morning Whitman walked into his …

Vertical 'Pinkhouses:' The Future Of Urban Farming?

The idea of vertical farming is all the rage right now. Architects and engineers have come up with spectacular concepts for lofty buildings that could function as urban food centers of the future.<p>In Sweden, for example, they're planning a 177-foot skyscraper to farm leafy greens at the edge of each …

Samsung rumored to roll out fingerprint scanning on future Galaxy devices

It seems Apple isn’t the only company working on fingerprint scanning technology. It looks like Samsung is also getting into the biometrics business …

Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)

There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration …

What SolarCity’s earnings say about the challenges of building a solar retail business

<i>This article originally appeared on GigaOM Pro, or premium research subscription service.</i><p>What are the challenges of growing a solar installation …

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …