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Trump boasts ‘natural instinct for science’ that lets him see ‘both sides’ of climate change debate

While a sobering new UN report on climate change indicates humans might have little time to change our ways to avoid environmental catastrophe, President Trump isn’t worried, pointing to scientists “on both sides of the picture.” Referencing an uncle who was a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (whom he never spoke to about climate change) as apparent proof of ...

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‘It’s science fiction’: Professor doubts claims of ‘microwave attacks’ on US diplomats in Cuba

There’s no conclusive evidence that US diplomats stationed in Cuba were injured by a futuristic weapon, Kenneth R. Foster, a professor of bioengineering, told RT, adding that theories involving microwaves were “science fiction.” NBC published an explosive report earlier this week claiming that several anonymous US officials suspect that Russia was behind a series of unexplained “attacks” on US diplomatic ...

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No more science for you: Liquid nitrogen experiment fail caught on camera (VIDEO)

The Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Arkansas is beloved by locals and known for its hands-on approach to science education. However, things got a little out of hand at a recent event combining magic and science. At the museum’s Science After Dark: Wizards, Muggles and Science, Harry-Potter themed science event, exhibitors were closing their demonstration by showcasing what happens ...

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Young geniuses: Russian school kids bag gold and silver at world science competitions

Two teams of Russian school students returned home triumphant after winning several gold and silver medals at the international physics and chemistry Olympics. The International Physics Olympiad concluded last week with a five-person Russian team winning four gold medals and a silver. In addition to an impressive score, 16-year-old Moscow student Grigory Bobkov was named best male European participant by ...

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Facebook independent research commission, Social Science One, will share a petabyte of user interactions

Back in April, Facebook announced it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company’s own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it’s called Social Science One, and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte’s worth ...

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D*ck pics for science: Professor asks for intimate photos for ‘self-esteem’ study

An American academic would like to see pictures of your penis – for science. Professor Alicia Walker is studying the correlation between penis size and self-esteem and has turned to the internet in search of volunteers. Read more The Missouri State University (MSU) sociology professor is in urgent need of men willing to submit“anonymous penile measurements (erect and flaccid, length ...

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Can data science save social media?

Bob Ackerman Jr.Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats Changing ...

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Can data science save social media?

Bob Ackerman Jr.Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats Changing ...

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Can data science save social media?

Bob Ackerman Jr.Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats Trump’s ...

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EXCLUSIVE: View of science center in Syria targeted by US-led strikes (VIDEO)

A scientific facility in Barzeh, north of Damascus, has been targeted during the US-led airstrikes overnight. Footage from the scene shows the building has sustained heavy damage. The Center for Scientific Research partially collapsed after reportedly being hit by several missiles during the attack. No one was injured during the strike, according to Syrian state media. It remains unclear whether ...

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