Whitney Berry

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The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Lean back, Eric Schmidt! How interrupting men & unconscious bias are killing women’s careers

<b>Eric Schmidt (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>Laugh or cry: A Google exec repeatedly interrupted one of tech’s most powerful women while talking about diversity<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 17, 2015 8:19pm (UTC)<p>It is equal parts hilarious and depressing that Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out …

Pluto And Ceres May Become Planets Again Soon

This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.<p>Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA’s New Horizons …

Solar System

Planets Orbiting Red Dwarfs May Stay Wet Enough for Life

Small, cold stars known as red dwarfs are the most common type of star in the Universe, and the sheer number of planets that may exist around them …

4 Sky Events This Week: Mars Snuggles With Venus, Green Comet Rings a Bell

Sky-watchers get a last good look at comet Lovejoy while nearby planets jostle for attention.<p>As Earth's moon begins its climb in our night skies this week, the moons of Jupiter chase their shadows. Elsewhere in the solar system, the goddess of love makes her move on the god of war.<p><b>Jovian Shadows.</b> …

Weird Sub-Neptunes and Super-Earths Pop Up in Kepler's Planet Search

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler team said Friday.<p>This type of planet has a size in the range between two and four times Earth's …

“Boys will be boys and girls will be sluts”: Leora Tanenbaum on defeating slut-shaming in the age of the Internet

<b>Leora Tanenbaum</b><p>“I Am Not a Slut” author tells Salon that girls have the tools to fight back — but adults need to take the lead<p>Jenny Kutner<p>February 7, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Leora Tanenbaum is not a slut. That didn't stop her from being labeled as such during her years in school, nor did it stop her from …

Europa: NASA looks to Jupiter's mysterious moon (pictures)

Happy Takes an Earnest, Moving Look at Positive Psychology

<i>"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." - Benjamin Franklin.</i><p>When a film opens with a cute, bubbly quote such as the one above, which would be equally at home on a poster in a dentist's office showing cute puppies frolicking in a field of …

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 …

5 Simple Things That Will Make Your Life Better

<b>1) Want to be happy?</b><p>It’s more about perspective than anything else. Write down three good things that happen to you every day.<p>Via Flourish: A …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains His Controversial Christmas Day Tweet

The message racked up thousands of retweets and made it his most popular, and seemingly most controversial, tweet yet.<p>Some thought his sentiment was anti-Christian. Many agreed he was trolling (with a twinkle in his eye).<p>The day after Christmas, Tyson turned to Facebook to flesh out an explanation …

Great Britain

Neo-Nazis Tricked Into Raising Thousands for Anti-Extremism Charity

The tiny German town of Wunsiedel turned an annual march held by Neo-Nazis into a clever fundraising campaign, using the goose-steppers as unwitting …

Forget The Hyperloop: Larry Page Wants Google To Build A Super-Efficient Airport The Rest Of The World Can Copy

Larry Page's ambitions are huge and grow bigger every day.<p>Already, he has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.<p>The latest problem Page wants to solve: inefficient airports.<p>In an excellent report, The …

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Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

Quantum Physics

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Wherever They May Roam: Metallica Set Guinness World Record for Touring

Over the past three decades, Metallica have played up their road-dog status by giving their treks names like “Poor Touring Me” and the “Nowhere Else …

Three Projects That Make LEGO Toys Into High-Tech Tools

LEGOs aren't just for kids. They're also a maker's best friend.<p>Hand a kid some LEGOs, and you’ll get anything from a sword to a starship. The same adaptability that makes the bricks amazing playthings also endears them to makers, who use the simple toys to create complex machines—at a fraction of …

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Stronger passwords will never be enough: On “safety,” policing women’s choices and doing violence’s work

<b>Model Kate Upton attends the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue launch party at Crimson on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in New York.(Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP) (Brad Barket)</b><p>Leaked photos of nude stars have ignited a new version of the same old victim-blaming. Here’s why it never stops<p>Katie …