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Children more likely than before to draw scientists as women, study shows
News ImageChildren are more likely than decades ago to draw scientists as women, study finds.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:08:52 -0400
Mississippi Bans Abortions After 15 Weeks of Gestation
News ImageA lawsuit contesting the ban was filed an hour after the bill was signed into law
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:05:24 -0400
An Elementary School Teacher Left a 4-Year-Old Alone So She Could Buy Marijuana, Police Say
News ImageShe was arrested and charged with child neglect and marijuana possession
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:43:16 -0400
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly explains how seeing planet Earth from space changed his perspective on life
News ImageNASA revealed in March that after his year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed by a full 7%. But when we recently interviewed him for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It," he said the experience changed him personally, as well.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:06:30 -0400
President Xi Jinping Says China Will Defend Itself From Any Attempts to 'Divide the Nation'
News ImageChina would never allow "one inch" of territory to be separated from it, Xi told the National Peoples's Congress
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:40:26 -0400
Bird populations in rural France 'collapsing'
News ImageBird populations across an eerily quiet French countryside have collapsed, on average, by a third over the last decade-and-a-half, alarmed researchers reported on Tuesday. Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, the scientists detailed in a pair of studies, one national in scope and the other covering a large agricultural region in central France. "The situation is catastrophic," said Benoit Fontaine, a conservation biologist at France's National Museum of Natural History and co-author of one of the studies.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:55:54 -0400
Wreckage of ship blown apart in WWII found, offering closure
News ImageJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was chronicled in a 1944 movie.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:38:11 -0400
Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system
News ImageOur 1st known interstellar visitor likely came from a two-star system
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:55:04 -0400
President Trump Wants to Discuss 'Out of Control' Arms Race With Vladimir Putin
News ImageDonald Trump said he expects to meet soon with Vladimir Putin, after calling on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:28:47 -0400
Brother of Florida School Shooting Suspect Being Held on $500,000 Bond
News ImageHe said he was there to "reflect on the school shooting"
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:57:28 -0400
Green with envy? How human faces really do change colour with emotion
News ImageWhether it is arguing until blue in the face or feeling green with envy the English language is well-stocked with idioms linking colour to emotion. Now for the first time, scientists have shown that people actually do change hue depending on their feelings. Although it is a subtle alteration to skin tone and complexion around the nose, eyebrows, cheeks or chin, the effects are picked up subconsciously by observers, making it very hard to hide emotions. It means that a sad person, attempting to put on a brave face will still flush the colour of his or her unhappiness, inadvertently showing the turmoil behind their smile. The scientists believe the changes of colour are triggered by blood flow channelled from the central nervous system to depending on our state of mind. "We identified patterns of facial coloring that are unique to every emotion we studied," said Dr Aleix Martinez, cognitive scientist and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State University. "We believe these color patterns are due to subtle changes in blood flow or blood composition triggered by the central nervous system. Not only do we perceive these changes in facial color, but we use them to correctly identify how other people are feeling, whether we do it consciously or not." Angryface An original and enhanced 'angry' face For the study, the researchers first took hundreds of pictures of facial expressions and separated the images into different color channels that correspond to how human eyes see colour - either in a red/green channel or blue/yellow. They then ran the images through computer analysis and found that emotions such as happy, sad, anger or disgust all formed unique color patterns. Disgust, for instance, creates a blue-yellow cast around the lips, but with a red-green cast around the nose and forehead. Happiness is seen in red at the checks and temples and a little blue around the chin, but the same face with a slightly redder forehead and slightly less blue chin registers as surprised. Although the team did not look at 'envy' they suggest that the green colour linked to feelings of jealousy could stem from the nausea which often accompanies the emotion. Happyface An original and enhanced 'happy' face To test whether colors alone could convey emotions - without smiles or frowns to go along with them - the researchers then superimposed the different emotional color patterns on pictures of faces with neutral expressions. They found that volunteers were able to spot an emotion up to 75 per cent of the time. The effect remained regardless of gender, ethnicity or overall skin tone. Next, researchers showed participants facial expressions of happiness, sadness and other emotions but mixed up the colors of the the images, for example putting ah angry hue on a happy face. Participants reported that something was off but could not put their finger on what was wrong. "Participants could clearly identify which images had the congruent versus the incongruent colors," added Prof Martinez. "People have always said that we use makeup to look beautiful or younger, but I think that it is possible that we actually do it to appear happier or create a positive perception of emotion--or a negative perception, if you wanted to do that. It also enabled researchers to construct computer algorithms that correctly recognize human emotion via face color up to 90 percent of the time. Happiness was the easiest emotion for the computer to recognize by color alone, and it detected the emotion with 90 percent accuracy. Anger was detectable by color alone 80 percent of the time, and sadness 75 percent of the time. Fear was recognizable 70 percent of the time. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0400
This Is the Last State to Not Send a Woman to Congress
News ImageMississippi is about to take itself off the list
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:14:25 -0400
NASA Is Preparing for an Asteroid
News ImageThey don't wanna miss a thing.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:39:00 -0400
US, EU hardwood imports fuel Amazon destruction: Greenpeace
News ImageScores of US and European companies selling the hardwood ipe for things like decks and garden furniture are fueling an illegal trade devastating the Amazon rainforest, Greenpeace said Tuesday. Greenpeace said Brazilian loggers and corrupt officials run sophisticated laundering scams that allow them to cut down far more of the majestic tree than allowed, yet still obtain the official documents needed to export at huge profits. "It is safe to say that it is almost impossible to guarantee if timber from the Brazilian Amazon can be assumed to have originated from legal operations," said Romulo Batista, Greenpeace Brazil's Amazon campaigner.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:35:16 -0400
The Philippines Is Moving Toward Allowing Divorce. Its One of Only Two Countries Where the Process Is Illegal
News ImageThe Philippines and Vatican City are the only countries in the world where divorce is illegal
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:10:13 -0400
President Trump Is Officially Proposing That We Give Drug Traffickers the Death Penalty
News Image"We have to change the laws," he said
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:17:14 -0400
New York's Governor Orders a Review of a 2015 Harvey Weinstein Sex Abuse Case
News ImageThe Time's Up initiative has called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate the dropped case
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:29:04 -0400
Facebook's Latest Crisis Has Earned it a Federal Investigation
News ImageA privacy watchdog is probing data misuse tied to the 2016 election
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:14:05 -0400
Police Officer 'Saved Lives' When He Confronted Maryland School Shooter, Governor Says
News Image2 students were wounded, one critically. The gunman is dead
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:45:45 -0400
7 House of Horrors Siblings Are Out of the Hospital and Enjoying Freedom, Their Lawyer Reveals
News ImageSeven of the 13 Turpin siblings are now living together in rural California
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:38:09 -0400
Trump campaign-linked Cambridge Analytica harvesting Facebook users info?
News ImageA former Cambridge Analytica employee claims the company harvested information from 50 million Facebook users. The company, best known for its work on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign used the data to build psychological profiles so voters could be targeted with ads and stories.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:34:14 -0400
A Senate Vote Could Spoil the Saudi Crown Prince's Arrival in Washington
News ImageThe Senate will push to end military support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, potentially embarrassing Crown Prince on a visit to D.C.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:31:22 -0400
Police Officer Who Shot and Killed Justine Damond Charged With Murder
News ImageOfficer Mohamed Noor turned himself in Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:05:39 -0400
16-Year-Old Boy Beat His Friend to Death With a Baseball Bat in Jealous Rage, Police Say
News ImageThe 16-year-old beat 15-year-old Giovanni Diaz after they went into a wooded area Monday afternoon, police said
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:43:30 -0400
Scientists Say Mysterious Georgia Creature Is Likely Just a Rotting Fish or Shark
News ImageScientists may have pinpointed the identity of a mysterioussea creature that washed up on a Georgia beach last week. Last Friday, Georgia resident Jeff Warren found the washed-up carcass of an unidentified creature onSt. Simons Island beach in the southeast part of the state. As of yet, Warren has only released photographic evidence of the creature.The Georgia Department of National Resources is still trying to locate the actual carcass for closer examination, WJXTreported.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:55:34 -0400
The Real Reason You Procrastinate
News ImageProcrastination allows you to say to yourself, "Its not that Im incompetent, its just that I didnt give it my best shot."
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:51 -0400
Sweet science: Putting corn syrup to work on Earth's origins
News ImageNARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) How has the Earth evolved, and what's in store for the future? It's a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by the end of a day in the lab.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:13:00 -0400
Lawmakers Demand Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Explain Cambridge Analytica Breach on Capitol Hill
News ImageMembers of Congress want Facebook founder Mark Zuckergerg to explain what happened in regards to Cambridge Analytica
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:43:51 -0400
McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe
News ImageSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he should be allowed to finish his job
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:28:20 -0400
Even after death, Stephen Hawking stirs up fresh cosmological tiffs and tributes
News ImageThe ashes of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking will get a fitting resting place in Westminster Abbey, near the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. But you could argue that the true monuments to Hawkings memory are his books and theoretical papers, delving into the nature of black holes, the big bang and other cosmic mysteries. And as was often the case during his life, the last paper he completed is stirring up a fuss just days after his death. Hawkings so-called Final Theory is a paper written with Belgian collaborator Thomas Hertog, and titled A Smooth Exit Read More
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:23:08 -0400
Doomsday: The End of the World Will Probably Take One of These Forms
News ImageFace it: The end of the world will happen one way or another. Here's how scientists predict doomsday will come, and humanity will ultimately bite it.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:43:00 -0400
People Won't Let Avengers: Infinity War Outshine These Other Crossovers
News ImageCan these existing crossovers possibly be outdone?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:20:17 -0400
Mystery Sea Creature Washes Up on Georgia Beach
News ImageJeff Warren said he found the strange sea creature after going boating at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in Golden Isles, Georgia, reports Action News Jax. According to First Coast News, Warren recorded the creature and spoke about it at the nearby Skippers Fish House, where he was told of a legend called Alty, or Altahama, the local equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster who is said to roam the seas in the area.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:11:05 -0400
Traffic Apps Might Be Making Traffic Worse
News ImageThese are today's best ideas
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0400
Jim Carrey Under Fire for a Painting That Looks Like Sarah Huckabee Sanders
News ImageHe called the portrait a "painting of a so-called Christian"
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:17:25 -0400
Uber pulls self-driving cars after first fatal crash
News ImageKurt 'The Cyber Guy' reacts to a woman being killed by Uber vehicle in Arizona.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:40:30 -0400
Astronomers Studied Weird Empty Pockets in Space to Understand How the Universe Works
News ImageSpace may feel like one long, dark stretch of emptiness, but it turns out there are even emptier pockets within that vastness.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:07:44 -0400
Delta Mistakenly Flies Puppy Bound for Boise to Detroit, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City Instead
News ImageThe routing error is the latest in a string of mishaps with pets and planes
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:34:28 -0400
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