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Trump's attack on the "Mexican" judge has a basis in a liberal worldview
Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born in Indiana to parents of Mexican origin and belongs to an association of lawyers of Mexican origin, is sitting on a case in the Southern District of California that charges fraud against Trump University. Donald Tr...
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Standing desks won't help you lose weight
So for the new experiment, which was published this month in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, researchers affiliated with the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh rounded up 74 healthy volunteer...
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Organic food isn't better for the environment
Organic farming is sold as good for the environment. This is correct for a single farm field: organic farming uses less energy, emits less greenhouse gasses, nitrous oxide and ammonia and causes less nitrogen leeching than a conventional field . But each or...
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Neuroscience techniques can't even help us understand Donkey Kong
...the MOS 6502 microchip contains 3510 transistors, runs Space Invaders , and wouldn’t even be the most complex object in my pocket. We know very little about how the brain works, but we understand the chip completely. So, Eric Jonas and Konrad Kording won...
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Why America is bad at building new infrastructure
Sometimes small stories capture large truths. So it is with the fiasco that is the repair of the Anderson Memorial Bridge, connecting Boston and Harvard Square. Rehabilitation of the 232-foot bridge began in 2012, at an estimated cost of about $20 million; ...
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Why Koreans don't have smelly armpits
With the weather getting warmer, one of the most common complaints heard from expats is that quality deodorant is near impossible to find in Korea. ... What’s with the lack of quality deodorant in Korea? Basically, most Koreans don’t actually need deodorant...
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Perhaps the Chinese don't take such a long view of history
The impact of the French Revolution? “Too early to say.” Thus did Zhou Enlai – in responding to questions in the early 1970s about the popular revolt in France almost two centuries earlier – buttress China’s reputation as a far-thinking, patient civilisatio...
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How bad is London's weather?
Though Britain suffered through the Blitz, it didn’t experience the devastation that befell Germany and France. [Robert] Tombs [author of The English and Their History ] cites a Gallup poll from 1941 that says Londoners were more depressed by the weather th...
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Artificial meteor showers might become the new fireworks
When the 2020 Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo, attendees might find themselves looking up into the night sky to see an unprecedented public spectacle. If an event production firm called ALE Co. has its way, an artificial meteor shower will begin, a spray of ...
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The movie to broadcast after a nuclear strike
...to the passing motorist, there is nothing about Wood Norton Hall to identify it as the site of the BBC's secret nuclear bunker. ... While the Cabinet would be secreted away in another bunker in Corsham, Wiltshire, pre-recorded tapes kept at Wood Norton w...
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Analytics: Short words are better in Scrabble
Nigeria is beating the West at its own word game, using a strategy that sounds like Scrabble sacrilege. By relentlessly studying short words, this country of 500 languages has risen to dominate English’s top lexical contest. ... Once, almost all of Scrabble...
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You actually like the sound of your own voice
So you hate the sound of your own voice. This complaint has become something of a cliché... ...when you hear yourself talk, the sound also comes from an extra speaker of sorts: the bones of your skull. This is known as bone conduction, meaning that when you...
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