Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race The U.S. poverty rate has risen to 15.1%, its highest level in nearly 20 years. Roland Martin says new poverty numbers an expression of a recession that started in 2007He says of 10 poorest states, most have voted Republican in presidential electionsMartin says poverty issue should have come up in GOP presidential debates but hasn'tMartin: GOP agenda fails to face complex issue of poverty; voters in poor states should take heed Editor's note: Roland S. Martin is a syndicated columnist and author of "The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House." He is a commentator for TV One cable network and host/managing editor of its Sunday morning news show, "Washington Watch With Roland Martin." (CNN) -- When the U.S.
Can a 16-Year-Old Girl Be a Cougar? Asks the New York Times - National Is there a G-rated word more hideous and nasty to women than the word "cougar"? Wait, that's rhetorical. But, seriously. Cern scientists suspect glimpse of Higgs boson Scientists may have caught their first glimpse of the elusive Higgs boson, which is thought to give mass to the basic building blocks of nature. Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, the European particle physics lab near Geneva, announced the findings at a conference on Friday. The world's most powerful atom smasher hunts for signs of new physics by slamming subatomic particles together at nearly the speed of light in an 18-mile round tunnel beneath the French-Swiss border.
Controlling the Subconscious Mind Controlling the subconscious mind is not something that can be done with force or coercion. Here's an example of what happens when you try to use conscious willpower to "make" your subconscious mind do something... You may remember times when you studied hard for an important test or exam and you were sure that you knew the material well. But when the time came the only thing more blank than the test sheet was your mind. The harder you tried to remember the answers, the worse it became...and to top it off, after the test was over, and the pressure was off, the answers came flooding back to you! Controlling the subconscious mind with force is a mistake because the act of consciously applying willpower sends signals of struggle to the subconscious mind.
Head Room: Six Audiophile Headphones Tested EVERYWHERE YOU GO, it’s so easy to listen to music, thanks to smartphones, tablets, and MP3 players. But it’s kind of a bummer that millions of people now hear most of their music through earbuds with drivers smaller than a dime. It doesn’t have to be this way.
U.S. Gamers Crack Puzzle In AIDS Research That Stumped Scientists For Years Foldit is an experimental video game about protein folding that produces real-world results.University of Washington In just three weeks, online gamers deciphered the structure of a retrovirus protein that has stumped scientists for over a decade, and a study out Sunday says their breakthrough opens doors for a new AIDS drug design. The protein, called a protease, plays a critical role in how some viruses, including HIV, multiply.
Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants The boy exhaled. Before opening the car door, he recalled recently, he twisted open a capsule of orange powder and arranged it in a neat line on the armrest. He leaned over, closed one nostril and snorted it. Faster than light particles found, claim scientists It is a concept that forms a cornerstone of our understanding of the universe and the concept of time – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. But now it seems that researchers working in one of the world's largest physics laboratories, under a mountain in central Italy, have recorded particles travelling at a speed that is supposedly forbidden by Einstein's theory of special relativity. Scientists at the Gran Sasso facility will unveil evidence on Friday that raises the troubling possibility of a way to send information back in time, blurring the line between past and present and wreaking havoc with the fundamental principle of cause and effect. They will announce the result at a special seminar at Cern – the European particle physics laboratory – timed to coincide with the publication of a research paper (pdf) describing the experiment.
10% of brain myth The 10% of brain myth is the widely perpetuated urban legend that most or all only make use of 3%, 10% or some other small percentage of their brains. It has been misattributed to people including Albert Einstein. By association, it is suggested that a person may harness this unused potential and increase intelligence. Though factors of intelligence can increase with training, the popular notion that large parts of the brain remain unused, and could subsequently be "activated", rests more in popular folklore than scientific theory. Though mysteries regarding brain function remain—e.g. memory, consciousness — the physiology of brain mapping suggests that most if not all areas of the brain have a function.
Our Goods Skip to main content Cart Categories Politics as ideological blood sport President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on September 8. John Avlon: Once rare, tthreats of shutdown, filibusters are now routineAvlon: Parties are willing to politicize disaster relief, bring nation to the brink of default All or nothing mindset of Congress defeats coalition building, he saysParties need to remember that they are not the purpose of our politics Editor's note: John Avlon is a CNN contributor and senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Teens Taking ADHD Drugs to Get Good Grades: How Big a Problem Is It? There’s an epidemic afoot in the country’s selective high schools: ambitious students under pressure to succeed are increasingly abusing stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, which they consider as essential as SAT tutors for getting into an Ivy League college. At least that’s the case according to a most-emailed front page story in Sunday’s New York Times. But the data on stimulant use from national surveys tells a very different story. Are We Living in a Holographic Universe? This May Be the Greatest Revolution of the 21st Century What if our existence is a holographic projection of another, flat version of you living on a two-dimensional "surface" at the edge of this universe? In other words, are we real, or are we quantum interactions on the edges of the universe - and is that just as real anyway? Whether we actually live in a hologram is being hotly debated, but it is now becoming clear that looking at phenomena through a holographic lens could be key to solving some of the most perplexing problems in physics, including the physics that reigned before the big bang,what gives particles mass, a theory of quantum gravity.