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A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.

LEBANON, Conn. — Rob Sullivan still remembers the gun and the sound of his mother’s high-pitched pleas. Two thieves had burst into his parents’ Hartford home. Demanding his father’s dope stash, one of the men placed a gun to Rob’s right temple. “Just give it to them,” his mother begged his …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its 'Anti-Science' Law

It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, 2017 after passing both chambers of the house. According to the National Center for Science Education’s website:<p>With the law now in place, any county resident — not just any …

Florida

How hot peppers and marijuana could help cure gut problems

Just don't try to fix your colitis with Sriracha<p>Your gut is something of an immunological mystery.<p>Unlike the rest of the body, which tends to treat foreign invaders with a singular purpose—seek and destroy—the stomach cannot afford to be so indiscriminate. It exists to help fuel the body, and that …

New Study Says We Were Wrong About Sea Sponges Being The World's First Animals

Say hello to your new ancestors.<p>Researchers think they've solved one of the longest-standing mysteries in the world of science: which, of all the …

Biology

Mexico’s Congress Is Cooking Up Dozens Of Anti-Trump Measures

Senators are drafting up proposals — many of which were unthinkable several months ago — to protect Mexico from Trump’s aggressive border policies. But are they likely to pass?<p>MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Stop buying corn from the US. Levy a special tax on Americans living in Mexico. Reclaim nearly …

This biology teacher destroyed transphobic myths with one science lesson

“Alternative facts” have become par for the course in 2017, so it’s more important than ever to use good, old-fashioned “real facts” to combat …

Grandmother Is Deported From U.K. Despite Being Married to British Citizen for 27 Years

A grandmother, who has been married to a British man for 27-years, was deported to Singapore on Sunday by U.K. authorities.<p>Irene Clennell, 53, says …

Immigration

The Parasite That Lures Mosquitoes to Humans

Malaria can alter the behavior of insects that spread it.<p>Here are some things parasites will do to survive.<p>The hairworm makes infected crickets commit suicide in water so it can find a mate. Parasitic barnacles invade the bodies of crabs, sterilize them, and then trick them into caring for baby …

Scientists: Young Male Whale Sharks Are Homebodies

A team of researchers studying the photo-identification database of Indian Ocean whale sharks (<i>Rhincodon typus</i>) say the sharks — at least the young …

Superold sea creature discovered, gives us supernew creeps

A curious pair of fossils discovered at the Burgess Shale dig site in British Columbia didn't look quite like any Lobopodian previously found, so two Royal Ontario Museum researchers set out to get to the bottom of the mystery.<p>In a paper published Tuesday in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, …

Seafloor

Imam Disputes That Woman Died in Iraq Because of President Trump's Immigration Ban

A local Imam disputed the story of a former American serviceman who said his sick mother died in Iraq after being barred from entering the U.S. under …

Immigration

Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

From the Black Lives Matter movement to environmentalists trying to stop new oil pipelines to the recent Women's March against President Trump, the past year has been filled with large, often spontaneous protests.<p>Now the reaction to those protests is appearing in a number of Republican-controlled …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a …