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America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

The Young Physicist Creating Matter From Light

Growing up, Jonathan Simon loved playing Dungeons & Dragons — but not because the game involved elves, orcs or other fantastical creatures. It was …

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

Nobel Prize

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

The Muslim Brotherhood Is the Root of the Qatar Crisis

The Saudi-led bloc has made 13 demands of Doha, but they’re mostly about resolving one issue—and time is almost up.<p>Monday marks the end of the 10 days that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt gave Qatar to comply with 13 far-reaching demands. For starters, Qatar is being told …

Muslim Brotherhood

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics

The Shapes of Stories, a Kurt Vonnegut Infographic

Prominent Astrophysicist Calls the Big Bang A “Mirage”

Science classes the world over teach that the Big Bang is the beginning of our universe, as if it’s established fact. In reality, it’s a theory and …

Physics

The TPP is dead: Time to transform the food system

Donald Trump just killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The United States was to be the largest partner in a treaty that attempted to bring 40% of the world's economy into one trading region. The decision is huge. The silence is deafening.<p>During the presidential campaign it began to dawn on …

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. “Moral as well as legal obligations will be fulfilled …

The Best Space Photos of 2016

London at midnight, Jan. 30, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 32<p>2016 was a year full of new discoveries and beautiful imagery coming from our universe. We …

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Trump may be a ‘natural ally,’ says Syria’s Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad suggested President-elect Donald Trump could be an "ally" in his regime's declared fight against terrorism. Assad has presided over a hideous civil war that's ravaged his nation's cities, led to some half a million deaths and the displacement of roughly more than …

Middle East

10 of the Strictest Food and Drink Laws from Around the World

01 of 11<p>Strict Laws Govern These 10 Products<p>Some food and drinks are so tied to a region that they simply aren’t as good if they're made anywhere …

Comfort Food

10 science issues at stake in the 2016 election

Climate, energy, and health are all on the ballot<p>President Obama warned that democracy is on the ballot this year, but there’s even more at stake — Americans could also be voting to protect the future of our entire planet. Climate change is the biggest story in science policy, and this year we’re …

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Researchers developed a facial photo-matching game that reverses racial bias in children

In a recent study from Yale University, preschool teachers were found to spend more time watching African-American children, and especially boys, for signs of misbehavior, than they did children of other races.<p>Sadly, this didn’t surprise anyone who knew it to be true from experience.<p>What fewer of …

Psychology

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)

TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …

Before women could vote, they baked "Election Cakes" to entice men to the polls

The patriarchy was pretty delicious for male voters back in the day.<p>After the American Revolution, women brought cakes to voting sites to encourage …

Government

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Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was working late one night when he spotted a journal article on a colleague’s desk. What caught his eye was not the text itself, but the full-page colour illustration of Spider-Man …

York University

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20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington National Park Centre (Google</b><b>map</b><b>/OS Explorer OL2)<br>Grade: Moderate<br>Refuel: Craven Arms, Appletreewick</b><p>Anyone who grows up in or around the Yorkshire dales ends up carrying it with them. There’s something about the …

Scotland

This is not the Crusades: There's nothing medieval about ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the early going of the second presidential debate, Anderson Cooper said to Donald Trump, "You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?" Trump responded by saying his taped conversation with Billy Bush was just "locker room talk," then pivoted to ISIS. He …

Al-Qaeda

Eat Your Way Through the World's Coolest Food Markets

From the loud noises of locals haggling to the pungent smells and vibrant colors of fresh fare, food markets around the world can awaken the senses. …

San Francisco

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In the future, cities may finally solve problems that have stumped the world’s biggest nations

Cities are shaping the future of global affairs.<p>Over the next seven days, tens of thousands of people from around the world will convene in Quito for Habitat III. Heads of state, mayors, corporate leaders, and civil society representatives will join this United Nations conference to explore ways in …

Smart Cities

England's talent pool is diminishing at an alarming rate and an all star Premier League XI proves it

As the nation breathes a sigh of relief over the return of the Premier League this weekend following ten days of international football, Gareth …