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Comments of the Week #153: from the expanding Universe to the CMB’s location

“Science and religion are both the same thing. They’re there; they’re life. If it’s not science, it’s not a fact.” -Chuck BerryWe always take pride …

Middle School

EU Parliament votes to End Visa-Free Travel for Americans!

Strasbourg, France The European Parliament, that meets in Strasbourg, France, voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU. This move is …

Europe

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A dairy scientist reveals why cheese tastes so good

Cheese is jam-packed with science.<p>Everything from how it's made to the trial-and-error process of creating new kinds of cheese can be attributed to reactions between microbes, sugars, fats, and proteins.<p>We asked with Michael Tunick, a research chemist with the US Department of Agriculture and the …

NASA released incredible new animations of a star that exploded with the energy of 100 million suns

New animations released by NASA are recasting a groundbreaking astronomical moment in a whole new light.<p>On February 24, 1987, astronomers Oscar Dhalde and Ian Shelton witnessed an incredible sight atop a Chilean mountain: a new star in the night sky. Soon, however, they realized it was not a star's …

Here’s What to Do If You Lose Your Passport While Traveling Abroad

Losing your passport is one of the most stressful and scary things that can happen when you’re having an epic overseas adventure. Since we like to be ultra-prepared while visiting the world’s trendiest neighborhoods, and we’ve read a bunch of conflicting information about what we should do if we …

Hidden Figures: The First Person To Design Computerized Navy Ships Is A Black Woman

Hidden Figures has been an inspirational movie in more ways than one. Not only has it taught people especially little girls that there is a place for …

Obama’s Power of Words Shines in New Documentary

Smithsonian Channel’s ‘Obama Years’ is history lesson on six of his most moving speeches<p>Eighteen days after Barack Obama handed over the presidency …

“I Am Not Your Negro”: James Baldwin’s lesson for white America still hits home 50 years later

Raoul Peck’s powerful, poetic documentary weaves together past and present, bringing an American prophet to life<p>If 2016 is unlikely to be remembered as a banner year in American race relations — except perhaps in a negative sense — it was an extraordinary year for films about the African-American …

Frederick Douglass, Refugee - The Atlantic

Frederick Douglass, author, orator, editor, and most important African American leader of the 19th century, was a dangerous illegal immigrant. Well, in 1838 he escaped a thoroughly legal system of enslavement to the tenuous condition of fugitive resident of a northern state that had outlawed …

Black History

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CNN

Each Dot On This Map Is A Place Where A Person Of Color Was Lynched

The project on the history of lynching offers historical details on each brutal murder, to shine a light on a shameful part of American history that isn’t nearly widely known enough.<p>When a Chinese man tried to vote in Monterey, California, in 1885, a mob lynched him. In 1909, a black man was …

Black History

Android VPN app developers are using malware to track your data

When you download an app, you give it access to your smartphone and its data. Only last week Meitu's selfie app was criticised for sharing users' …

Michelle Obama's Most Memorable Style Moments

We've said goodbye to our beloved First Family and a new administration has taken over. And among the many achievements and highlights from the Obama years, the thing we fashion...

Michelle Obama

A Comprehensive Map of American Lynchings

The practice wasn’t limited to the South, as this new visualization of racial violence in the Jim Crow era proves.<p>Lynchings formed the bloody backdrop of Southern life for a century after the Civil War. Between the 1860s and 1960s, thousands of black Americans were killed in public acts of racial …

University of Chicago

Why a Skinny Black Nerd Became the Coolest Man on the Planet

He tucks his T-shirt into his sweatpants. He taught law students the Constitution. And most importantly, argues Damon Young, President Obama helped chip away at the pernicious myth that black people don't value intellectual curiosity and academic achievement.<p>Although best known for his stint as the …

Michael Jordan

Yes, he did: Barack Obama lifted the racial limits for all Americans

Despite entrenched Republican opposition he governed with dignity and competence. History will judge him a success<p>From an Illinois state senator to a failed campaign for the House of Representatives, to a successful campaign to become a senator, to running and being elected the first …

Barack Obama

National police leader on Obama’s history of not backing cops: ‘No one is sorry to see this guy go’

With less than a week remaining in President Barack Obama’s final term in office, a prominent national voice for police officers says this coming Friday — President-elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day — can’t come soon enough.<p>“No one is sorry to see this guy go,” William J. Johnson, executive …

Law Enforcement

Martin Luther King, Jr., the radical: 9 MLK quotes the media won’t cite

The words of the real MLK were far more radical than today’s cherry-picked lines<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>The Martin Luther King Jr. who is cynically trotted out every time racial unrest erupts in our cities is the MLK who can be conveniently used to prop up the status quo. He is …

Black History

Obama's White House, by official photographer Pete Souza - in pictures

Pete Souza, formerly the official photographer for Ronald Reagan, was the official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. As the US awaits the inauguration of Donald Trump, Souza looks back at some of his favourite images from the last eight years<p>White House reveals new look … and …

The White House

29 photos that show why Michelle Obama will be remembered as the most stylish first lady of all time

First lady Michelle Obama has exuded grace and elegance with her style choices no matter the event. While she's been applauded for rocking affordable clothing from stores like J.Crew and H&M, she really shines at formal events.<p>As she leaves the White House this month, as a private citizen Mrs. …

Women's Fashion

The One Thing You Should Eat For Dinner If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To A Dietitian

Whether having a flatter stomach is something that you have been wanting for years or you recently decided it to be your New Year’s resolution, there …

Fat Cutter Drink – For Extreme Weight Loss (10 Kgs)

People who struggle with weight gain are often the one who love to eat. For a foodie person, it is almost impossible to cut down the intake of food …

Weight Loss

Ala.’s Black Belt Hit Hard by Voter-Suppression Measures

Voter suppression is alive and well, and a case in Alabama’s Black Belt proves it.<p>When the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced the closure of 31 …

President Obama Pens 55-Page Article on Criminal Justice for Harvard Law Review

President Barack Obama returned to his Harvard Law Review roots (he was the first black president of the 100-plus-year-old journal in his last year …

This incredible woman is making history as the first Black astronaut to board the International Space Station

It may be only a few days into 2017, but history has already been made! Astronaut Jeanette Epps has become the first Black American astronaut to …

Michelle Obama Wore the Ultimate Power-Woman Dress For Her Final Speech as First Lady

Michelle Obama delivered her final speech as first lady today at the White House. For the momentous occasion, she fittingly chose to wear the ultimate power-woman color: red. Standing on stage before her guests, Michelle wore a long-sleeved Narciso Rodriguez dress with a cutout collar. While her …

Michelle Obama

Check Out Black Brilliance 360, a Web Series Delivering Real Talk by and for Black Men

Negative images of black men are easy enough to find in American culture, the kinds of images that label them as “thugs” or criminals. But a new web …

President Barack Obama Slams 'Repeal And Delay' Approach To Affordable Care Act

He called it "reckless" and "irresponsible."<p>President Barack Obama is on a roll when it comes to publishing journal articles. A day after his epic 56-page article on criminal justice reform for Harvard Law Review dropped, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published his short essay …

Health Care

I Shouldn’t Have To Learn Black History From A Movie

Black contributions throughout history are always conveniently forgotten. Or purposely left out.<p>This weekend, I had the opportunity to see Hidden Figures, a new biographical film following the lives of three Black women who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit the earth. The film, …

Black History