Trump Misunderstands Jay-Z, and the Black CommunityDonald Trump Jay-ZCapitalism has worked out really well for Jay-Z. So well in fact, that he recently dedicated an entire song to promoting capitalism as a tool of black empowerment. But even with promises of lowered taxes, and financial incentives for the wealthy—things that a wealthy capitalist should in theory love— Sean “Jay-Z” Carter still doesn’t think that President Trump is doing that much good for the blac
Pope: 'Fake news started in the Garden of Eden'Pope Francis’ 2018 World Communications Day message explains the dangers of fake news and what journalists and the public must do to combat it. Read More
Harsh parenting hurts how kids with ADHD do in schoolParent behavior may affect how well children with certain behavioral problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, perform in school, a new study suggests. Researchers discovered an association between mothers that parent negatively—using yelling or spanking as punishment, for example—and a range of problems in the classroom. “We found that how mom rated her parenting strategies w
If you can decipher the clues in this poem, you’ll find a treasure worth $2 millionThe eccentric millionaire has been offered bribes and gotten death threats. Yet, he holds steadfast, as this remarkable treasure hunt stands as his legacy. Read More
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Starwatch: close approach to Earth will bring us a supermoonBut total lunar eclipse on 31 January won’t be visible in UK The full moon on 31 January coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth. This means that it will appear slightly larger and therefore slightly brighter than normal. In recent years, this phenomenon has become known as a supermoon. Supermoons are around 7% bigger and up to 30% brighter than other lunar appearances. Although these
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Rare 'super blood blue moon' visible on Jan 31A cosmic event not seen in 36 years—a rare "super blood blue moon"—may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia.
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Estonia makes 'token' effort to take euro cryptoEstonia is looking to drag the euro into the crypto age—and tame the volatility plaguing bitcoin and its peers—by creating a digital token backed by the single European currency.
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North Iran gets massive snow dumpAfter months of waiting for the snow to arrive, Tehranis were hit by massive snowfall overnight on Sunday that shut airports and schools but delighted the ski community.
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Benin's Pendjari National Park comes back to lifeJean-Marc Froment leant against a railing at the lodge in Pendjari National Park in Benin's far north, and spotted about 40 elephants drinking at a large water hole.
Bagsiden: Breaking: De allersidste 3148 sider er nu på pladsHermed er Ingeniøren årgang 2006 med i ‘Ingeniørernes (gratis) danmarkshistorie’
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Japan's crypto exchange to refund to customers after theftJapan-based virtual currency exchange Coincheck said Sunday it will refund about $400 million to customers after hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of digital assets.
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Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honoredNew Hampshire has proclaimed a day in tribute to a local teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster decades ago.
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Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gasWhen Nienke Bastiaans fell in love with and bought a 17th-century thatched house in a rural Dutch village, there was one person who warned about possible earthquakes due to gas extraction.
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Plants, Like People, Succumb to Anesthesia [Video]Putting plants under may help solve the enduring mystery of how anesthesia works — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Is This Shiny Satellite Sky Art or ‘Space Graffiti’?Earth Moon NASAThe launch of a spinning geodesic sphere called the Humanity Star has set off concerns about the growing number of bright objects illuminating the dark sky.
Rusland vender tilbage: Vil lande på Månen næste årEfter mere end 30 år vil det russiske rumprogram tilbage til Månen efter en række fiaskoer i resten af Solsystemet.
Scientists find magic mushrooms could help fight fascismResearchers find that magic mushrooms can keep people from developing authoritarian views and more connected to nature. Read More
An updated Feynman experiment could lead to a Theory of EverythingMeasuring quantum gravity has proven extremely challenging, stymying some of the greatest minds in physics for generations. Read More
Is hosting the Olympics a good investment?If most people knew the details, they might feel very differently about the games. Read More
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The search for life on other planets could get a boost from biosignaturesBy studying the atmospheric contents of ancient and present-day Earth, scientists say they've discovered specific chemical combinations that could reveal the presence of biological activity on other planets.
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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B Peterson – digested read‘Here’s a rule that’s catnip for right-wingers everywhere: do not bother children while they are skateboarding’ Just a few years ago, I was an unknown professor writing academic books that nobody read. Then, with God’s help, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and develop my potential. Pinkos and wishy-washy liberals had cornered the market in cod psychology, so I guessed there must be a h
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Satellite VerminIs a deliberately shining satellite in the sky a cute idea or a menace? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How the brain controls sex and attractionResearchers discover how the brain triggers our attraction to the opposite sex and sexual behavior. Read More
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Method to precisely determine when cell has 'cashed' RNA 'checks' written by active genesScientists have designed software that enables biologists to determine with unprecedented accuracy how much protein a given cell is making. It's important because gene activity does not always result in the generation of a working protein.
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2018 Ski Gear for Sunny Days: Trew, Faction, Smith, TecnicaThere’s nothing like skiing under blue skies. Don’t ruin it by dressing for a blizzard.
Forførende kurver i matematik og kunstTraditionel geometri lærer os alt om rette linjer og simple kurveformer. Men kurver i kunsten, naturen og menneskekroppen er anderledes komplicerede og forførende.
Since 1910, this statue has warned Parisians about floodingIf the zouave of the Alma bridge gets his feet wet, Paris knows to start worrying Read More
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Trump’s cognitive exam contained its own test for journalists | Paul ChadwickThe president’s dementia assessment and other specialist tests are available online, but the media must present them with care President Trump’s recent medical examination was partly theatre: the doctor’s white coat , the “good genes”, the superlatives that seemed prescribed. But it was also serious. This commander-in-chief can personally initiate nuclear war. When the Guardian turned the theatre
Making the Case ― Again ― for Saving Imperiled Species (Op-Ed)Extinction is not a good thing. Why are people still arguing about this?
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President Trump's Attempt to Fire Robert Mueller Last June Tops This Week's Internet NewsBy which we mean, he reportedly tried to fire special council Robert Mueller. And that wasn't all the internet was talking about last week.
Jagten på fleksible og intelligente rumdragter er gået indRumdragter skal ikke blot holde astronauterne i live, men også gøre deres arbejde nemmere.
Why Trump Can't Quit Steve WynnSteve Wynn is under siege. The casino magnate is facing a range of allegations—from sexual harassment to forced sex— from former female employees, according to The Wall Street Journal . Then on Saturday, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel announced she had accepted Wynn’s resignation as the RNC’s finance chair. Wynn called the claims of assault “preposterous” in a statement
Betaling for datacentres grønne strøm kan blive et delikat emneHvis nye datacentre ikke selv står for opførelse og finansiering af de projekter, der skal producere deres strøm, må forbrugerne betale.
The Libraries Bringing Small-Town News Back to LifeWhen a teenager began firing on students in Marilyn Johnson’s old high school east of Cleveland, Johnson searched everywhere to find out what was happening. She first saw the news on CNN, but she found out more on the town library’s Facebook page. The site was “the best, most detailed place to get breaking information,” she says. Johnson had published an acclaimed book on the digital and communit
The Plot Against AmericaI. The Wisdom of Friends The clinic permitted Paul Manafort one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, his voice often soaked in tears. “Apparently he sobs daily,” his daughter Andrea, then 29, texted a friend. During the spring of 2015, Manafort’s life had tipped into a deep trough. A few months earlier, he had intimated to his other daughter, Jessi
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'Super Blue Blood Moon' Coming WednesdayWednesday morning brings an astronomical trifecta: a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon.
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Yes, There *Is* Gravity in SpaceMovies and TV shows often assume that no air = no gravity. Here's the way it actually works.
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Business And Wildlife Groups Skip The Fight, Work Together To Save A SpeciesWhen an animal is listed as endangered that can be bad news for nearby businesses. That's why Georgia's biggest utility is helping to protect the slow-breeding gopher tortoise. (Image credit: Todd Stone/AP)
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Gboard Is the Best Keyboard For Most SmartphonesIf your smartphone didn't come preloaded with Gboard, you're missing out. Time for an upgrade.
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Don’t Make Artificial Intelligence Artificially Stupid in the Name of TransparencyOpinion: A democracy shouldn’t leave it to companies to figure out the ethics of artificial intelligence.
Can Free Public Transit Fix South Korea's Smog Problem?When it comes to air pollution, China gets most of the attention as one of Asia’s worst offenders ( and rightly so ). But South Korea has a massive pollution problem of its own, earning the unenviable title of worst air quality among OECD nations—and experts predict the problem will only get worse over the next five years. So when a thick layer of yellow dust settled over the city last week, loca
How They Might Be Giants Changes While Staying the Same“The best band of all time. Better than the Stones, better than the Beatles, better than Oasis, and better than Crosby, Stills & Nash.” That’s how the hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle once described the alt-rock band They Might Be Giants—and whether or not you agree, there’s certainly something singular about the group, formed 36 years ago by John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Just look at their big
Vi vil sende mennesker til Mars: Men hvad skal de leve af?Underjordiske drivhuse på Mars kan blive nødvendig kilde til mad for mennesker på Mars.
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At One NASA Lab, Art And Science Share The Same OrbitThe artists of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories have made travel posters for distant planets, simulated Jupiter's churning atmosphere and translated satellite movements into sound. (Image credit: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech)
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Children Who Survive Congenital Heart Defects Can Face New Problems As AdultsIt was a medical miracle: Surgery that made it possible for babies born with heart defects to live to adulthood. But for some, those mended hearts start to falter decades later. (Image credit: Benny Tsabba/Wendy Wolfson for NPR)
Datacentre og billig el udfordrer energiaftaleEt stigende elforbrug gør det både vanskeligere og dyrere at nå en vis andel af vedvarende energi i 2030. Forsker advarer især mod udbredt brug af el til elvarme.
The Supreme Court's Travel Ban DilemmaThe case against President Trump’s travel ban, like a lingering illness, seems to have been with us forever, but is just celebrating its first birthday. Now that the Supreme Court has accepted one of the two challenges to the order, the end is in sight. The Court on January 19 announced it would consider Trump v. Hawaii , the challenge heard in the District of Hawaii and then the Ninth Circuit. B
The Baltimore Police Department Is Badly BrokenIt was less than three years ago that the death of Freddie Gray , and the demonstrations that followed, transfixed the nation, though it feels like much longer. That story occurred at a time of intense scrutiny on police around the nation, which began after the protests in Ferguson, Missouri following the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer. Since then, the nation’s attentions have shift
America’s Mirror on the WallOne year ago, Donald Trump stood in front of a nation still in shock at the outcome of the 2016 election, and listening as the president-elect spoke in his inaugural address to see what he would be about: preventing “American Carnage.” The landscape that he painted was bleak. “[F]or too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities;
'The Military Has Seen the Writing on the Wall'When Senator Tammy Duckworth returned from a recent trip to South Korea and Japan, she brought back a sobering message : “Americans simply are not in touch with just how close we are to war on the Korean peninsula.” In a speech at Georgetown University, she laid out the U.S. military maneuvers over the past several months—including a nuclear – powered submarine heading to South Korea, the movemen
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The search for the perfect painkillerMillions of Americans are hooked on painkillers – thousands die as a result. Scientists are striving to design a new, safer generation of opioids Only the word “epidemic” really does justice to the scale of human tragedy caused by opioid drug use in America. How else can we describe 145 largely avoidable deaths a day? Opioids – mostly prescribed as painkillers or obtained illicitly by those hooked
Cochrane-professor dementerer egen undersøgelseAt Peter Gøtzsche totalt tilsidesætter andre lægers erfaringsviden og Cochranes egen anbefaling er både forunderligt og bekymrende – især for de hovedpinepatienter som oplever god gavn af medicinsk akupunktur.
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African heads of state endorse new measurement of progress on neglected tropical diseasesToday, at the 30th African Union Heads of State Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) added neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard on disease progress. The scorecard is personally reviewed by African heads of state every year, putting NTDs alongside malaria and maternal and child health as top health priorities for the continent.
Energidebat: Hvad gør vi ved biomasseafhængigheden?Ingeniøren tog 12. januar fat på debatten om de kommende forhandlinger om et nyt energiforlig. Læserne på ing.dk var ikke sene til at gå løs på seriens indledende tema om Danmarks afhængighed af biomasse i form af træpiller, flis og brænde.
Pas på før amerikanerne taler om danske tilstandeI USA skal man som læge frygte private søgsmål – i Danmark risikerer man offentlig kriminalisering, politianmeldelse, skærpet tilsyn eller fratagelse af autorisation.
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SpaceX has plans for Texas – but border wall could be barrier to progressElon Musk is eyeing land near Brownsville for a Mars launch site but locals fear Trump’s plans for a barrier will ruin the area forever It is the place where Elon Musk might one day launch rockets on missions to colonise Mars, though it did not look like much on a recent drizzly and frigid January afternoon. Related: 'The civil rights issue of our time': how Dreamers came to dominate US politics
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I refuse to let cancer deprive my sons of their motherHaving been orphaned herself, Genevieve Fox’s desire to look after herself when she became ill was matched only by her urge to look after her own children As my husband and I approach the UCH Macmillan Centre for the results of the biopsy for a lump in my neck, I wonder if I’ll have a single malt at the pub afterwards, or a warming whisky mac. Richard, usually a decorous drinker, has suggested th
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'Super blue blood moon': stargazers prepare for rare celestial eventBlue moon, super moon and blood moon combine to create moment not seen in the skies in more than 150 years A rare celestial event will grace the skies during the coming week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, resulting in what is being called a “super blue blood moon”. The trifecta will take place on 31 January and will be best visible fr
I should have done this by now…Today marks the day of 12 years of blogging. Twelve years! During this time, I've managed to remain a mysterious pseudonym to almost everyone. Very few people know who I am. But a lot has changed since then. The Open Science movement, the rise of multiple platforms for critique, the Replication Crisis in social psychology, the emergence of methodological terrorists, data police, and destructo-cri
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