The Real Reason Why Our Kids Are Less Racist Than We Are

The age-old question: When will racism end? Some say it will die out with the people who grew up with a legally segregated America; others say that diversity will have the biggest effect. What if they're both right?Skip to 1:20 for the interview with a demographic researcher who explores what a changing America means for racism. (Feel free to take off at the 10:00 mark when the interview ends.)

So what does it all mean? Diversity is the key to reducing racism. Our kids have it built in, but there's no reason we can't give it a jump-start by increasing diversity in our boardrooms, governments, and media.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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