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  • 3 days ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Engineers design a bulletproof origami shield to protect law enforcement

    BYU engineering professors have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire. The new barrier can be folded compactly when not in use, making it easier to transport and deploy. When expanded—which takes only five seconds—it can provide cover for officers and stop bullets from several types of handguns.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps

    After long-awaited snowfall in January, parts of the Alps are now covered with fresh powder and happy skiers. But the Swiss side of the iconic mountain range had the driest December since record-keeping began over 150 years ago, and 2016 was the third year in a row with scarce snow over the Christmas period. A study published today in The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, shows bare Alpine slopes could be a much more common sight in the future.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Pentagon considers sending ground troops to Syria

    The Pentagon is reportedly considering sending conventional ground troops into northern Syria for the first time to accelerate the fight against Isis. Only small teams of US special operation forces are currently authorised in the country and the decision to send ground troops would be in the hands of President Trump, who recently ordered his defence secretary, James Mattis, to draft a new proposal to fight the terror network within 30 days.

  • 5 days ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Gerrymandering is the biggest obstacle to genuine democracy in the United States. So why is no one protesting?

    The beast that ate American democracy. There is an enormous paradox at the heart of American democracy. Congress is deeply and stubbornly unpopular. On average, between 10 and 15 percent of Americans approve of Congress – on a par with public support for traffic jams and cockroaches. And yet, in the 2016 election, only eight incumbents – eight out of a body of 435 representatives – were defeated at the polls.

  • 5 days ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Pakistani Hindus lose daughters to forced Muslim marriages

    Anila Dhawan, 17, was kidnapped last spring from her home in Hyderabad, forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor. The police refused to intervene. Her kidnapper told them she ran away from home, and converted to Islam and married him voluntarily. But after her family pressured a court to intervene, she told judges the truth and they freed her.

  • 5 days ago
    Analysis Apolatia

    LSD microdosing is trending in tech circles

    It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking small doses of psychedelic drugs simply makes them perform better at work — becoming more creative and focused. The practice, known as “microdosing”, involves taking minute quantities of drugs such as LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) or mescaline (found in the Peyote cactus) every few days.

  • 6 days ago
    Analysis Apolatia

    Six centuries of geomagnetic intensity variations recorded by royal Judean stamped jar handles

    Understanding the geomagnetic field behavior in the past, and, in particular, its intensity component, has implications for various (and disparate) fields of research, including the physics of Earth’s interior, atmospheric and cosmologic sciences, biology, and archaeology. This study provides substantial data on variations in geomagnetic field intensity during the eighth to second centuries BCE Levant, thus significantly improving the existing record for this region.

  • 7 days ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Ukip's Paul Nuttall stands by aide after 'If you want a jihadi for a neighbour' retweet

    Ukip's Paul Nuttall has stood by his immigration spokesman after he retweeted a slogan mired in racist controversy. John Bickley, who is also the party's treasurer, retweeted a cartoon with the slogan: "If you want a jihadi for a neighbour - vote Labour" to his 4,400 followers. The slogan dates back to 1964 when a racially offensive word was used in support of the Conservative Party's Peter Griffiths during the Smethwick election.

  • 10 days ago
    Analysis Apolatia

    Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

    YOU ONLY USE 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in the United States is at an all-time high. None of those things are true. But the facts don’t actually matter: People repeat them so often that you believe them. Welcome to the “illusory truth effect,” a glitch in the human psyche that equates repetition with truth. Marketers and politicians are masters of manipulating this particular cognitive bias—which perhaps you hav...

  • 12 days ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Russia calls Romania a 'clear threat'

    Russia sees Romania as a Nato outpost and "a clear threat" due to it hosting elements of a US anti-missile shield, a senior foreign ministry official has said. "Romania's stance and the stance of its leadership, who have turned the country into an outpost, is a clear threat for us," Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko told the Interfax news agency in an interview. The US military says the shield is needed to protect from Iran, not threaten Russia.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Porn site holds Trump lookalike competition for X-rated presidential parodies

    It might come as a shock but there is now a strong demand for Donald Trump to get into porn. So much so that adult entertainment giant xHamster is running a competition to find the sex industries answer to the president for a string of parodies. The porn site has been hunting for entrants with 'unique hair' and 'small hands' since November and says it has received "many" submissions.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    A drug company hiked the price of a lifesaving opioid overdose antidote by 500 percent

    Where’s the outrage?

  • 2 weeks ago
    Expression Apolatia

    Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze

    Alcohol isn’t just a mind-altering drink: It has been a prime mover of human culture from the beginning, fueling the development of arts, language, and religion.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Abe to propose plan for creating 700,000 U.S. jobs

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to propose during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Feb. 10 a bilateral economic cooperation plan, including the creation of a $450 billion (¥51 trillion) market through railways and other infrastructure investments in the United States to generate 700,000 jobs, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. Trump has recently been stepping up criticism against the Japanese car market and the depreciation of the yen. Given the circumstances, Abe plans to emphasiz...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Actor Kal Penn raises over $100k for Syrian refugees in name of man who said he said he 'doesn't belong in America'

    Actor Kal Penn has turned a nasty comment about his origins into an inspiring cause as he raised more than $160,000 in a few hours for Syrian refugees. The Harold and Kumar star who went on to become an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, tweeted a picture of a vile comment on his Instagram account which read: “You don’t belong in this country you f***ing joke”.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Analysis Apolatia

    Fake News Is About to Get Even Scarier than You Ever Dreamed

    What we saw in the 2016 election is nothing compared to what we need to prepare for in 2020.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    TSRI Scientists Find Brain Hormone that Triggers Fat Burning

    Biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development. “This was basic science that unlocked an interesting mystery,” said TSRI Assistant Professor Supriya Srinivasan, senior author of the new study, published today in the journal Nature Communications.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Researchers uncover vast numbers of unknown Nazi killing fields

    In 2000, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, tasked researchers with creating a comprehensive, single-source record that would accurately document the thousands of persecution sites the Nazis had established. The USHMM estimated that the team would uncover about 5,000 persecution sites, which would include forced labor camps, military brothels, ghettos, POW camps, and concentration camps.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Expression Apolatia

    Mossberg: What’s up with Firefox, the browser that time forgot?

    Mozilla is finally focused on revitalizing the once-beloved product.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Google has banned 200 publishers since it passed a new policy against fake news

    The company routinely weeds out “bad ads.” Now it weeds out more bad ad publishers, too.

  • 3 weeks ago
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  • 3 weeks ago
    Analysis Apolatia

    How insects like bumblebees do so much with tiny brains

    It is tempting to assume that animals need large brains to perform complicated tasks, but the immense skills of some insects and worms suggest small brains are surprisingly powerful.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Apolatia

    Foxconn Considers $7 Billion Investment to Build U.S. Factory

    Electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group is considering investing $7 billion to build a flat-panel screen factory in the U.S., but the company founder says incentives will be needed to make the deal happen. Speaking at a Foxconn company event in Taiwan on Sunday, founder and chairman Terry Gou said the factory could create 30,000 to 50,000 jobs in the U.S., and discussions were already under way with state and local...

  • 1 month ago
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    Hackers post 50 million Turkish citizens’ personal information online

    Hackers have posted on the dark web the National ID Numbers, addresses and parent names of 49 million Turkish nationals – representing over 60% of the population of Turkey. The hack was initially publicized back in April 2016, but Turkish civil servants have suggested that the information on the database was recorded back in 2009. The site containing the information is currently live on the dark net under the Tor Onion domain http://torc5bhzq6xorhb4.onion/.

  • 1 month ago
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    Gore's new movie highlights alternative energy in deep-red Texas. Will it win over skeptics?

    In his 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth," former vice president Al Gore warned that humanity had 10 years to avoid reaching an environmental "point of no return." In response, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh started a doomsday countdown clock. When it hit zero last January, National Review writer David French proclaimed it "time to laugh" at climate activists.