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14 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II

David Attenborough’s latest documentary gorgeously reveals the world’s oceans—and shows how badly humans are screwing them up.<p>“Never,” declares Sir David Attenborough in the first episode of <i>Blue Planet II</i>, his latest hallucinatory swath of masterpiece nature television, “has there been a more …

Blue Planet II

Trump Is No Longer Bothering to Conceal His Corruption

The president of the United States owns a business with globe-spanning assets and liabilities. Many of his investments involve partnerships with …

Donald Trump's America

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In Donald Trump's America, undocumented immigrants will be deported en masse, Arab Americans will be racially profiled and the United States will "bomb the s--- out of ISIS."<p>In Trump's America, foreign Muslims will be banned from the US, Syrian refugees sent back to their war-torn …

Republicans

Obama Nails Republicans For Hyper-Partisan Reversal On Supreme Court Nominees

"What, only Republican presidents get to nominate judges?"<p>President Barack Obama let Republicans have it Wednesday for their change of tune on how they might deal with Supreme Court vacancies.<p>Speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, the president pointed the finger at that …

10 Awesome Gadgets That Prove The Future Is Now

Contents<p>Instant translation on your phone<br>• Control your electronics with your gestures<br>• Know when the bathroom is occupied<br>• Beer delivered by a drone<br>• Throw …

Ohio school district has “teach the controversy” evolution lesson plan

Teaching document is a mix of standard material and creationist claims.<p>Intelligent design, the argument that life is so complex that it must have …

New Horned Dinosaur Species Unearthed In Utah

The two-ton plant-eater Machairoceratops cronusi had four horns and lived 77 million years ago.<p>A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah.<p>Remains of the animal, named Machairoceratops cronusi, suggest it was about 26 feet long, weighed two tons and ate …

What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

It's no spoiler to say that in Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel "Seveneves," the moon is destroyed.<p>That's because the opening line reads: <b>"The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."</b><p>We don't how the moon would suddenly explode in the real world — it's unlikely. But the way Stephenson …

SpaceX had a superhero costume designer make a spacesuit

SpaceX is fond of making technology that looks good, and apparently that extends as far as astronaut gear. Thanks to both a <i>Tested</i> video (at the 12:09 mark) and a recently highlighted <i>Bleep</i> interview, we now know that well-known costume designer Jose Fernandez has crafted a spacesuit for SpaceX. Yes, …

Samsung reportedly preparing its next 10.1-inch tablet, the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced

Samsung's latest 10.1" device has made an appearance on GFXBench and is rumored to be named the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced, the first 10.1" Samsung tablet …

An Unexpected Technique Brings Artifacts to Life

Light painting is a tricky photographic technique. You may have seen images that use light painting to write someone’s name in the dark or illuminate a campsite, but it has many uses and can come in handy in tough situations, such as on an archaeological dig. On a recent assignment to the …

Ammon Bundy urges protesters to leave refuge

BURNS, Ore. — Oregon militia leader Ammon Bundy is urging his followers at a wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., to leave, according to a statement released by his attorney.<p>Bundy's lawyer, Mike Arnold, read a statement by Bundy, arrested Tuesday, on the steps of a courthouse in Portland.<p>"Right now, I …

Putin ‘probably’ ordered assassination in London, says official inquiry

A retired British judge, Robert Owen, issued a report on Thursday that included an extraordinary conclusion. It said Russian president, Vladimir Putin, "probably approved" a murder committed in London nine years ago.<p>The report is the culmination of 12 months of public and private hearings in London …

Russia

Chicago lawyer accused of hiding shooting evidence resigns

CHICAGO (AP) — A top city of Chicago lawyer stepped down Monday after a federal judge accused him of hiding evidence in a fatal police shooting, the …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture

A few years ago, a woman named Elaine Dove tried an experiment on Craigslist. She created three ads, each with a different treatment of her racial and cultural background:<p>"The first described me accurately: gothic, Asian-American, alternative, artistic, inquisitive, intelligent, adventurous. The …

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

Study: Whites Think Black People Feel Less Pain

Racial disparities exist, but what causes them can be complicated. Harvard anthropology student Jason Silverstein says it has to do with a lack of empathy. Host Michel Michel Martin talks with Silverstein about a Slate article he wrote titled, 'I Don't Feel Your Pain.'<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, …

Stereotypes

Modern Europe's Genetic History Starts in Stone Age

Scientists create the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.<p><b>Europeans as a people are younger than we thought, a new study suggests.</b><p>DNA recovered from ancient skeletons reveals that the genetic makeup of modern Europe was established around 4,500 B.C. in the mid-Neolithic—or 6,500 years …

Strange Dark Matter Interactions Could Create Galactic Disks and Dark Light

A small percentage of the dark matter in our universe might be able to interact with itself through an as-of-yet unknown dark force, forming dark …

Astronomers catch two giant galaxies merging in images from Europe's Herschel space telescope

The European Space Agency's giant space telescope Herschel ran out of fuel last month and stopped working, as scientists had been expecting. But before then, the telescope was able to capture images of a rare cosmic event: the merger of two large, ancient galaxies into one super-sized galaxy. At …

This quick visual test predicts IQ

<b>U. ROCHESTER (US) —</b> A brief test of a person’s ability to filter out visual movement—in this case, black and white bars moving across a screen—can …

The Brain

What does it take to spark prejudice in humans?

How easy is it for the average fair-minded person to form biased, preconceived views within groups? Surprisingly easy, according to psychology studies.<p>One of the least charming but most persistent aspects of human nature is our capacity to hate people who are different. Racism, sexism, ageism, it …