In small win for Democrats, the final tax bill will not include a provision allowing churches to endorse political candidates

In a minor win for Democrats, the final GOP tax bill will not include a repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a change that would have allowed religious institutions…

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Wanda Irving holds her granddaughter, Soleil, in front of a portrait of Soleil's mother, Shalon, at her home in Sandy Springs, Ga. Wanda is raising Soleil since…

Scientists claim humans have peaked, and will never be taller, stronger, or live longer than we do today

If you look at the entire timeline of human existence, we live longer in modern times than we ever have, and we’re continually beating world records with…

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is trying to find out the…

“Mudbound” Director Dee Rees Cracks the Video-Game Code

Dee Rees plays video games three or four hours a day, trying to crack their codes. One recent afternoon, the director, whose new film is the mud-spattered saga…

Nazis Are Just Like You and Me, Except They're Nazis

Editor’s Note: This essay was inspired by “ A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland ,” published in The New York Times on November 25, 2017. The Times reflected…

In Japan, A Growing Scandal Over Companies Faking Product-Quality Data

Toray Industries said Tuesday that it had identified 149 instances of altered data between 2008 and 2016. The products involved affected 13 customers and…

Sandy’s ‘One Stop’ Bee Farm

I was on my way to the country; with my dog Zai,  to check up on my ‘likkle bush’ this summer. When i randomly came across  another Apiary where the beekeeper…

Tulsa race riot - Wikipedia

The Tulsa race riot, or Tulsa race riot of 1921, occurred between May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob retaliated against residents and businesses of the…

Costa Rica Smashes Record, Runs 300 Days on 100% Renewable Energy

While the rest of the world argues over the legitimacy of climate change and the need to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Costa Rica continues to smash…

The Russian town in the shadow of a leaking nuclear plant

The radiation was detected by Russia’s meteorological agency in late September, but only revealed on Monday, after local politicians had spent weeks denying…

Websites blocked in mainland China - Wikipedia

As of September 2015, around 3,000 websites were blocked by Chinese authorities under the country's policy of Internet censorship[1] which prevents users in…

You could live longer if you had a dog

People love dogs. We feed them lobster, take them to spas , sleep with them in our beds , buy them sweaters and booties, and delight in all but their pooping.…

Watch: The moment a North Korean soldier made his daring escape to South Korea

Four North Korean soldiers are shown pursuing the defector, including one who briefly crosses the MDL before returning to the North Korean side. A group of…

The Truth about ADHD

But Saorla’s perpetual motion isn’t what concerns Meenagh the most. Being fidgety and easily distracted are two of the most common and recognized symptoms of…

The true cause of the demise of big-box retail (and it's not Amazon)

(Pixabay) From TRD New York: Though all the trappings that historically indicate a boom in retail are accounted for — consumer confidence, low unemployment and…

Fuel cell technology proves value in hurricane relief efforts

When Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September, one of Walmart’s distribution centers lost its supply of electricity. Fortunately, its fleet of warehouse…

Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium

I’m James Bridle . I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m talking…

This company is photographing every inch of land on earth, every single day

Planet, the American satellite company, is now snapping a picture of every part of earth’s landmass every single day. Analyzing the imagery over time promises…