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The Trump Administration Has Reportedly Banned the CDC From Using Words Such as 'Transgender' and 'Fetus' [Update]

In its signature<p>dictatorship[REDACTED]authoritarian preference of democratic governing style, the Trump administration has reportedly banned the …

Trump Administration

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Experimental dental material kills at preventing plaque

When you get a cavity filled, you certainly don't want plaque growing <i>on</i> the filing – it could cause the tooth to decay all over again. That's why …

Opponents in high court wedding cake case differ over terms

A Supreme Court case about a baker's refusal to make a cake for a same-sex couple is also a dispute over terminology.<p>Supporters of Masterpiece …

LGBTQI

How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science

A cleaning guide for your inner germophobe.<p>Cleanliness can be somewhat subjective: some folks wear things once and feel compelled to wash them, while others wear them five times before exposing them to some kind of soap. But when it comes to cleaning your home, there are some standards to consider, …

E.coli

Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christians who back Trump

LONDON — England's top religious authority, the archbishop of Canterbury, said Sunday that he doesn't understand why so many Christians in the U.S. support President Donald Trump.<p>The Most Rev. Justin Welby told ITV's "Peston on Sunday" program that he "really genuinely" can't comprehend why …

Donald Trump

Schiff: "Threat from within" White House puts U.S. democracy at risk

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat of the House intelligence committee, told the AP that while the U.S. is facing external threats like Russia's …

Donald Trump

Debate over Ken Burns Civil War doc continues over decades

NEW YORK (AP) — From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate.The …

War

Technology, a president and Russia: Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Moscow microchip speech

As an American historian, University of Washington history professor Margaret O’Mara says she’s particularly interested in understanding “how did we …

‘No One is Coming:’ Investigation Reveals Hospices Abandon Patients at Death’s Door

As her husband lay moaning in pain from the cancer riddling his body, Patricia Martin searched frantically through his medical bag, looking for a …

Health Care

Full text: Jeff Flake's speech on the Senate floor announcing his retirement

<i>The following are the prepared remarks delivered by Sen. Jeff Flake on Tuesday on the Senate floor announcing that he will not run for reelection in 2018.</i><p>Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been much on my mind, at a moment when it seems that our democracy is more defined by …

Jeff Flake

Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

From fires and hurricanes, to confrontational politics — with all that's been going on, it's no wonder the American Psychological Association found an increase in Americans' stress levels over the last year.<p>Our constant checking of smartphones — with the bombardment of news and social media — can …

Mindfulness

8 Revelations from Trump’s uncovered Howard Stern interviews

Nothing has changed. He was a pig then, and he’s a pig now.<p>It’s fitting that Donald Trump has been interviewed more times by Howard Stern than by any other television or radio personality. Stern’s program has always been a place where crude talk wasn’t just welcome but celebrated, and the real …

Can a War of Words become a World War?

Andrew Bacevich and Bill Moyers talk Trump and Kim Jong Un<p>There is no saner, seasoned or sensible voice on American foreign policy today than Andrew Bacevich. He graduated from West Point and served in Vietnam, earned his doctorate in diplomatic history from Princeton University, taught history and …

Anker's Android projector and Bluetooth speaker combo is no bigger than a soda can

The Nebula Capsule can be had for $199<p>Anker just launched its tiny Nebula Capsule projector on Indiegogo that can also be used as a battery-powered 360-degree Bluetooth speaker. Measuring just 4.7 by 2.7 inches, it's roughly the size of a 12-ounce-soda can, making it a lot smaller than Anker’s …

Toshiba Inks $18 Billion Deal to Sell Chip Arm to Bain Group

Toshiba Corp. signed a final agreement to sell its flash memory chip business to a group led by Bain Capital for about 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), …

Keep your iPhone in your pocket and shoot with this little guy instead

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Evangelical Christians and Donald Trump: They love him because they don’t trust facts or reason

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci/Getty/allanswart)</b><p>Evangelicals have been eager to look past Trump’s vulgarity and immorality — there are deeper things that bind them<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 4, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is a man of many notable qualities. He is ignorant and a brute. He has bragged about sexually …

Donald Trump

The ages you're the smartest at everything throughout your life

If you think you've already witnessed the rise and fall of your peak self, researchers have news for you: As far as your intelligence is concerned, you likely have several new highs to look forward to. Some of them, like the ability to read others' emotions or do basic arithmetic, don't arrive …

Trump is ushering in a dark new conservatism

In his committed mendacity, his nostalgia for the 1930s, and his acceptance of support from a foreign enemy of the United States, a Republican president has closed the door on conservatism and opened the way to a darker form of politics: a new right to replace an old one.<p>Conservatives were …

Political Science

Dashcam captures man's laughable attempt at insurance fraud

If you were considering equipping your vehicle with a dashcam, this may be the clip that sets you over the edge.<p>These tiny cameras have become super …

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems.<p>The planet HIP …

Former GOP congressman: Just ignore this President

<b>(CNN) —</b> With President Donald Trump's nonsensical Twitter approach to both domestic and foreign policy, his tweets regularly descending into depravity, congressional Republicans often find themselves facing the question: "Do you agree with the President's irreverence and self-contradictions, and if …

Donald Trump

Gov. Kasich: Neither party 'cares about helping poor people'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivered a harsh critique of the partisan fight over health care Sunday on CNN, telling "State of the Union" host Dana Bash: "I don't think either party particularly cares about helping poor people."<p>"Both parties ought to be worried about poor people because I don't …

Affordable Care Act

Almost every speed limit is too low

When lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?”<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that lieutenant Megge is a particularly zealous police officer. The type of person who walks half a city …

USDOT

South Korea Seeks to Assure Citizens U.S. Won’t Strike North Pre-emptively

SEOUL, South Korea — Reacting to worries and conjecture spreading in South Korea of a possible pre-emptive American military strike on nuclear-armed North Korea, the government sought to reassure citizens on Tuesday that there would be no such attack without its consent.<p>Statements of reassurance …

North Korea

WhatsApp and Telegram accounts could be hijacked by sending malware-laced images

Today, researchers at Check Point Security announced a new attack against WhatsApp and Telegram, targeting the way both chat services process images and multimedia files. In the WhatsApp case, Check Point was able to craft a malicious image that would appear normal in preview, but direct users to a …

Privacy

4 Surprising Reasons to Drink Hot Water With Lemon Every Morning

Trying to cut coffee out of your morning? A cup of hot water with fresh lemon juice is an ideal alternative that many nutritionists drink every day - …

Scientists around the world are worried about a Trump team proposal to ax NASA's 58-year mission to study the Earth

Just before Thanksgiving this year, a coalition of meteorologists, climatologists, biologists, ecologists, and other researchers took up a new ritual of thankfulness: tweeting the small and large ways NASA data has helped them understand planet Earth, and attaching the hashtag #ThanksNASA.<p>For the …

Global Warming

10 Ways to Boost Your Brain Health This Week

Stay-sharp secrets from a leading expert on longevity…<p><b>Improve memory, focus, and cognition with these simple strategies from one of the country’s</b> …