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North Carolina governor signs bill repealing and replacing transgender bathroom law amid criticism

By Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>Amber Phillips<p>, Reporter, The Fix<p>North Carolina lawmakers retreated from the state’s controversial law that restricted which public restrooms transgender people can use, repealing it Thursday in the face of economic pressure in favor of a new bill that gay rights groups …

LGBTQI

Scientists are banding together to fight a looming threat from the Trump administration

Bergman, a Ph.D. student in applied physics at Harvard, knows firsthand how much research is conducted by government scientists at agencies like the EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And he understands how heavily scientists around the world depend on it.<p>As of now, many …

Trump Administration

Elevated rates of memory impairment in military service-members and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>Studies investigating the neurocognitive effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) routinely find "deficits" in various cognitive …

With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group …

Philippines Suspends Patrols With U.S. in South China Sea

Step, while small, is first sign of split in alliance since election of President Rodrigo Duterte<p>MANILA—The Philippine defense chief said Friday that he had suspended participation in any joint patrols with the U.S. of the disputed South China Sea, the first concrete sign of a crack in the military …

South China Sea

Exclusive: Probe of leaked U.S. NSA hacking tools examines operative's 'mistake'

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge of the …

‘I mean, you’re about to die’: Teen who urged boyfriend to kill himself will stand trial

By Sarah Larimer<p>, Reporter<p>In July 2014, Michelle Carter’s 18-year-old boyfriend committed suicide in a Kmart parking lot.<p>After his death, Carter texted a friend.<p>“Like, honestly I could have stopped it,” she wrote.<p>But instead of trying to stop her teenage boyfriend from taking his life, prosecutors …

Chinese Fighter Jet Closes In On U.S. Aircraft At 'Unsafe Excessive Rate'

A Chinese fighter jet carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military aircraft, an Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane, on routine patrol on Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea, U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement. The intercept involved two Chinese J-10 fighter …

IBM allowed the Chinese government to review its source code

IBM has agreed to let the Chinese government review the source code of a number of its products, according to a new report by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. For IBM, it's part of a larger move into the Chinese market, assuring officials that its products are secure before taking on more contracts within …

Facebook Elections, Facebook Candidates, Facebook Democracy

Facebook is a social problem. It rewards shallowness and breeds a mentality that is seeping into the rest of society. And elections.<p>Facebook users accumulate "friends" who are people they have never met, but who have clicked off that option. This hardly qualifies as real friendship, by anyone's …

Great Depression

Thailand Tiger Temple: Forty dead cubs found in freezer

<b>Forty dead tiger cubs have been found in a freezer at a Thai Buddhist temple accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.</b><p>Police and wildlife officials started an operation on Monday to remove all the living tigers at the Tiger Temple.<p>Pictures from journalists at the scene posted to social …

Wildlife

Families of Tiananmen Square victims accuse Beijing of three decades of 'white terror'

Campaigners say they have been spied on and threatened by security agents in letter released in the run-up to 27th anniversary of the protests<p>The families of those killed during the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown have accused Beijing of subjecting them to nearly three decades of “white terror” in a bid …

Texas' Brazos River hits century high, Houston braces for floods

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The Brazos River in Texas surged to its highest level in more than a century in an area outside of Houston on Wednesday after floods killed at least six people, damaged hundreds of buildings and turned roads into lakes over the past week.<p>The National Weather Service (NWS) …

Pakistani woman dies after being set on fire for rejecting marriage proposal

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old Pakistani schoolteacher died Wednesday from injuries after her body was set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal, police said.<p>The perpetrators beat Maria Abbasi, then drenched her in petrol and set her body ablaze before leaving her for dead, her …

Pakistan

Obama says transgender bathroom directive based on law

ELKHART, Ind. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the decision to direct public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice was based on the law and the best interests of the children.<p>A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, …

Scientists Say Nuclear Fuel Pools Pose Safety, Health Risks

<b>This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.</b><p>Ninety-six aboveground, aquamarine pools around the country that hold the nuclear industry’s spent reactor fuel may not be as safe as U.S. regulators …

How not to talk to someone with anxiety

As part of mental health awareness week, we asked people with anxiety to explain the most and least helpful things to say<p>In the UK a third of Britons now experience an anxiety disorder at some stage in their life. But, despite its growth, how well do we really understand it?<p>As part of mental health …

Chinese Intercept U.S. Military Spy Plane Over South China Sea

Two Chinese military aircraft intercepted a U.S. military reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea Tuesday.<p>Defense Department spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza said that the U.S. maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft was flying in a “routine patrol” in international airspace on May 17 …

If You Have an Awkward Work Problem, This Is the Person to Ask About It

The modern office is a weird place. There are, on the one hand, some very clearly defined rules guiding your behavior: You know what time you should …

Career Development

5 science-backed tips for spotting a lie

Wouldn't it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception, …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

The Brain

Apple boss Tim Cook clashes with US government over encryption

White House tech summit reportedly saw Apple’s CEO call for a ‘no backdoors’ policy when it comes to communications encryption<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has challenged the US government to adopt a policy of “no backdoors” in its approach to the encryption technology used by his company and …

Tim Cook

Long-term benefits of improving your toddler's memory skills: Early intervention: New research shows that preschoolers with poor short-term recall are more at risk of dropping out of high school

Early intervention: New research shows that preschoolers with poor short-term recall are more at risk of dropping out of high school<p>Preschoolers who …

Google Maps' new "Driving Mode" lets it know where you're going without any help

Google is adding a new feature to Maps for Android that could make its navigation software even smarter. Called Driving mode, the new Maps mode will take into account your location history and your Google and Google Maps searches to suggest info about your route like travel times, traffic …

Germany is at a near boiling point after horrific mass attacks on women in one of its oldest major cities

The controversy over what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the most complex challenge of her 10 years in office has reached a near boiling point after mass New Year's Eve attacks on women in the city of Cologne.<p>A police report (in German) on the attacks released Monday detailed rampant …

Why U.S. businesses could lose big in Iran

Iran can't wait to put up the "open for business" sign in 2016.<p>In a matter of weeks, the international community is expected to lift many sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy for decades.<p>But don't be fooled: U.S. companies won't find Iran very open for business.<p>The U.S. is lifting its …