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Are Women Willing to Wait Until 2025 for a Woman President?

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

If Election2016 turns out to be a slugfest between two white men will the winner gain a two-term presidency? If so, we may well have to wait until January 2025 for a woman to be inaugurated president of the United States.

The Most Unresolved Problem In Machine Learning

Quora | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

How You Can Afternoon-Nap Like a Boss

Inverse | Posted 02.10.2016 | Science
Inverse

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Peter Rugg Rich people don't even nap the same as us plebes. While you and I struggle to sha...

Building the Family Tree of Humankind

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

I am confident that each of you has been asking himself, at least once, questions on his genetic roots. Why do I look the way I do? Where did my gene pool originate? If you have, then you will be interested in the story I am about to tell you.

From Hippos in Britain to Confiscated Avocados: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the cost of a Super Bowl ad, what happens to all of the food that gets confiscated at airports, and why swearing might be good for you.

Why Technology in Our Society Still Requires the Human Empathy Component

Olivier Dumon | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Olivier Dumon

Self-driving cars are a hot topic. There are some promising opportunities for exciting new industries in the next decade. But as with anything else, this type of AI sans the human components of reason, empathy and plain common sense, bear some consideration.

On Authority and the Pragmatics of Science and Religion

Laura Rediehs | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Laura Rediehs

In my previous essay, we began to examine science and religion from both a historical perspective (they were not always regarded as separate disciplin...

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

Should One of the Four New Chemical Elements Be Named "africanium"?

Peter Reynosa | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Peter Reynosa

Artwork by Peter Reynosa At the very end of last year, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced that four new chemi...

Pre-Death Dreams: Their Psychological and Spiritual Value

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Simply asking a few questions about sleep and dreams can open up a wealth of deeply meaningful images, feelings, and memories that help the individual anticipate and prepare for the end of life.

The Most Romantic Valentine's Day Gift

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by pr...

The Cancer Moonshot Could Depend Most on You

Sandra Horning | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science
Sandra Horning

A "cure" will require more than government agencies, companies and advocacy organizations. That's a reality that is often overlooked. We as individuals have to continue our fight against this disease, too, and vigorously so.

Chief Scientist at Baidu,Andrew Ng, Explains if Artificial Intelligence Is A Threat To Humanity

Quora | Posted 02.08.2016 | Technology
Quora

Is AI an existential threat to humanity? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

The Conversation US | Posted 02.07.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

As a researcher in artificial intelligence, I realize how impressive it is to have a computer beat a top Go player, a much tougher technical challenge than winning at chess. Yet it's still not a big step toward the type of artificial intelligence used by the thinking machines we see in the movies. For that, we need new approaches to developing A.I.

New Artist Reviews: Daniel Grinberg

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Folk music evokes a feeling of warmth and introspection through its meaningful lyrics and sweeping soundscapes. It is constantly reinventing its sound without compromising its soul.

I Love You...Actually I Love Your Microbiome

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Miller

What determines chemistry between two people? Who has not said, "They have good chemistry together?" We hear it so often that it seems trite. Typicall...

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.05.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the h...

How Television (and Plays) Can Change the Religion/Science Discussion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Can drama change the way we talk about religion and science? A fan of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" and a former theater professional believe so. As pa...

7 Awesome Images of Light from 2015

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

We are intimately connected with light in countless ways. From the practical (think of life without photosynthesis or heat from the Sun) to the convenient (modern technologies ranging from communication to health), light is part of our every day lives in a host of different ways.

Awakening The Hero Within

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Steven and Michael Meloan

"The call to adventure is the point in a person's life when they are first given notice that everything is going to change, whether they know it or no...

Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, Explains the Future of Work

Quora | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Quora

How will work and jobs change over the next 10-20 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are a...

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

The Conversation US | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Artist, Noah Buchanan, Proves that Knowledge is Power with His Immaculate Body of Work

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

If there is one thing that connects members of humanity to each other, it is the undeniable fact that we are composed of bones, muscle and skin. Taking this overlooked and underappreciated detail of our existence, artist, Noah Buchanan, is bringing intellect, classical training and anatomy back into the art scene.

Science Explains Why The 5-Second Rule Is Actually True

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science

You may not want to pick up and eat food once you've dropped it on the ground. But the five-second rule is actually a real thing when the item...