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The mystery of high unemployment rates for black Americans

IT IS well known among labour-market wonks that black Americans are less likely to be employed than members of other racial groups. The unemployment …

Demographics

Scientists Just Found a Series of Mysterious Genetic Links Between Many Brain Disorders

Especially schizophrenia.<p>Today, we use sophisticated methods, such as DNA tests, AI analyses, and high-tech treatments, to understand brain disorders …

The Brain

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

The End of Civil Rights

Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement.<p>The fires on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, had barely stopped burning when the Department of Justice …

Civil Rights

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

Dramatic reduction in two killer childhood diseases, study finds

The widespread introduction of vaccines has prevented more than a million children dying from two of the deadliest childhood diseases, new research has found.<p>The study, by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, found that 1.45 million fewer children under five died from …

Public Health

Sorry, but No — Your Decision Not to Vaccinate Isn't a Private Matter

There are a lot of aspects of parenting that are, quite frankly, nobody's business. From birth plans and sleep schedules to breastfeeding and picking a name, these are all personal decisions that should not be discussed in the public court of opinion. However, the decision not to vaccinate your kid …

Public Health

CDC warns residents in eight U.S. states of cut-fruit Salmonella outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sunday urged residents of eight U.S. states to check for recalled pre-cut melon that is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.<p>The FDA and U.S. Centers for Disease Control are investigating an outbreak linked to 60 illnesses …

Public Health

Trump's NASA Chief Changed His Mind on Climate Change. He Is a Scientific Hero.

In 2013, then congressman Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma, stepped onto the floor of the House of Representatives and said these …

Climate Change

The 5 Things Elon Musk Does Every Day to Make Himself Productive

Elon Musk gets more done each day than any three random CEOs. Here's how he manages it.<p>Last week, I pointed out that because Elon Musk can successfully run multiple businesses, he could run any one of those businesses working part-time. Because of this, mere mortals like you and me should be able …

Tesla

Spies to track disease outbreaks by snooping on social media

Electronic spy agencies are trying to predict and monitor deadly disease epidemics by eavesdropping for signs of outbreaks and one day could even use digital snooping to trace infected people, researchers have said.<p>Security officials are looking at publicly available, open source communications …

Social Media

Drugmaker to Roseanne Barr: 'Racism is not a known side effect' of Ambien

Roseanne Barr blamed sleeping pills for the racist tweet that got her ABC show canned. But after the drugmaker fired back with a snarky reply Wednesday, the comic may soon be looking to treat a burn.<p>A day after the network pulled the plug on the hit “Roseanne” reboot in response to her tweet about …

Donald Trump

Black Defendants Get Longer Sentences From Republican-Appointed Judges, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Judges appointed by Republican presidents gave longer sentences to black defendants and shorter ones to women than judges appointed by Democrats, according to a new study that analyzed data on more than half a million defendants.<p>“Republican-appointed judges sentence black defendants to …

Criminal Sentencing

Research Suggests How A Common, Serious Side-Effect Of CAR T-Cell Therapy May Be Preventable

It has been a good month for CAR T-Cell therapies. On May 1st, the FDA handed out an approval to Novartis‘s controversially-priced Kymriah for treating adults with certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Today, simultaneous discoveries from scientists in both New York and Milan were published in</i> …

Immunotherapy

New data shows low support for banning abortion across all US states

Anti-choice advocates are jumping into the midterms, but an overwhelming majority of Americans may not support them.<p>As Trump rallies anti-abortion …

Pro-choice

Trump Wigs Out And Blames Obama For His Treason

Trump is honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending their country this Memorial Day weekend by flipping out and blaming Obama for …

Donald Trump

When Barbecuing and Living While Black Becomes a Crime

“Pay it forward” is something you hear a lot in the restaurants and shops of Oakland, Calif. If you see a stranger in distress and you can help, you …

Women of Color

Heart disease symptoms improved by blocking immune cell migration: Circulating immune cells can worsen, rather than improve disease

Circulating immune cells can worsen, rather than improve disease<p>New research suggests that the location of immune cells in the body determines …

Troubled Times for Alternatives to Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

New observations of extreme astrophysical systems have “brutally and pitilessly murdered” attempts to replace Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Bill Gates Says Trump Asked Him to Be Science Adviser

Donald Trump asked Bill Gates if he would think about joining his administration as a science adviser—the Microsoft founder let him down gently by …

These pocket-sized projectors pack a major big screen punch

Projectors are traditionally big noisy machines found in school classrooms or at the back of cinema auditoriums. Today, however, miniature …

A telescope 100X stronger than Hubble will unveil parts of the cosmos we've never seen

A Closer Look<p>The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has detailed the 13 proposals that will comprise the initial set of scientific …

Mysterious Particles Are Slamming Into Earth—But Why?

New observations stir up debate over an abundance of antimatter found in our atmosphere.<p>A cosmic engine is hurling strange particles at Earth—and new observations, published today in the journal <i>Science</i>, are complicating the hunt for the culprit.<p>In 2008, the space-based instrument PAMELA detected an …

Another 'Black Panther' Suit Spotted In International Trailer

Now that the premiere of <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> has come and passed, it’s about time to look forward to <i>Black Panther,</i> the movie next up on Marvel Studios’ …

Marvel Universe

Beware the Punisher

Jon Bernthal is the definitive Punisher.<p>From the very beginning, the Punisher proves he is like no other comic book character on television.<p>In the …

Comics

The Punisher: Every Movie and TV Appearance

Frank Castle knows his way around Hollywood.<p>The Punisher: Season 1 has arrived on Netflix, with Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle finally getting the …

This is the Tesla Semi truck

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar<p>The Tesla Semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words: it’s exactly what we expect to see from …

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Physiology

Virus 'similar' to Ebola has broken out in Uganda

Outbreak of a deadly virus 'similar to Ebola' has broken out in Uganda as 5 cases have now been reported and officials warn there is no</b> …

Is the Universe Conscious?

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples and orbiting moons to Carl Sagan intoning that “we are made of star stuff” — that the atoms of our bodies were …

Albert Einstein