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The Decline of American Motherhood

The share of the U.S. population who are moms is the smallest it’s been in a quarter century.<p>As the American population grows, so does the number of American moms. But, more than a century after Mother’s Day became an official holiday, even as that number increases, the share of the American …

Demographics

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

New research demonstrates that injecting synthetically designed nanofibers in mice helps to break up the arterial plaque that is a hallmark of …

Medical Research

Nigerian Woman and Children Were Kicked Off United Flight After White Passenger Complained of 'Pungent' Odor, Lawsuit Says

A new civil rights lawsuit says that a United Airlines crew ejected a Nigerian woman and her two children from a flight on the basis of race, after …

Flying

AT&T CEO: We made 'big mistake' hiring Cohen, chief lobbyist out

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) on Friday ousted its top lobbyist, and the No. 2 wireless carrier's chief executive said it was a "big mistake" to hire Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, for advice on working with the Trump administration.<p>AT&T paid Essential Consultants LLC, a …

Donald Trump

Earthquakes rattle Hawaii’s Big Island after Kilauea shoots lava, ‘dangerous’ gas into the air

A day after the most active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted, two major earthquakes rattled the island and fountains of lava gushed out of the ground in a subdivision, forcing residents to flee amid threats of fires and “extremely high levels of dangerous” sulfur dioxide gas.<p>The island …

Geology

Cambridge Analytica shutting down

<b>Political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down, it says.</b><p>The firm was accused of improperly using data on behalf of political clients.<p>The Facebook data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with the political …

Cambridge Analytica

Every ridiculous LeBron James moment that beat the Pacers in Game 5

James just about single-handedly made sure the Cavaliers wouldn’t go down in this series.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers had LeBron James, and in Game 5 on Wednesday, that was enough.<p>This has been a recurring reality for the Cavaliers, who have just barely scrapped their way to a 3-2 series lead against …

Basketball

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Universe

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get …

Medicine

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Trespassing

Facebook deleted Mark Zuckerberg’s Messenger texts without telling anyone

Messages have vanished from recipient’s inboxes<p>Facebook has admitted the company has been secretly deleting messages sent on Messenger by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications,” says a …

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users' data

The Facebook data of up to 87 million people – 37 million more than previously reported – may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, the company has revealed.<p>This larger figure, which included over a million UK users, was buried in the penultimate paragraph of a blogpost by the …

Cambridge Analytica

Muslim woman sues hospital after patient attacks her in emergency room

DETROIT — A Michigan hospital is facing a lawsuit after a 19-year-old Muslim woman was clobbered from behind by a male patient within 5 seconds of walking up to the emergency room desk.<p>The Feb. 10 incident at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Mich., was caught on surveillance video and led to the …

Crime

Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley's Old Boys' Club

Silicon Valley

Pigs reared for supermarket Parma ham kept in 'illegal' conditions, secret footage reveals

Secretly obtained footage reveals how thousands of pigs raised for Parma ham sold in Britain are kept in squalid, cruel and illegal conditions.<p>An …

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian …

Austin Bombings

Actually, Trump aides should have told him to congratulate Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> When President Donald Trump called Vladimir Putin on Tuesday morning, he congratulated the Russian leader on his re-election as President.<p>He did that in spite of the fact that he had been warned not to do so by his national security advisers -- including in briefing papers emblazoned with …

Donald Trump

Authorities recover new clues after another Austin blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new …

Extremism

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit …

Internet

West Virginia governor signs bill to give striking teachers pay raise

<b>Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) —</b> West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill Tuesday that gives a 5% pay raise to state teachers, school staff and police.<p>The deal is intended to end a teachers' strike that has canceled nine consecutive school days across the state. Teachers' union representative …

Justice

Walmart says it will raise age restriction to 21 for gun purchases, remove items resembling assault-style rifles from website

Walmart announced Wednesday that it is raising its age restriction to 21 for firearm and ammunition purchases.<p>The company said in its statement that …

Guns

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Black Holes

Nude photos found on phone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former bodyguard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State investigators have found a nude photo and partially nude photo of a woman that they believe were taken with the work cellphone of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's former lead bodyguard, with whom she has admitted having an extramarital affair, according to court documents …

Megan Barry

Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in real time on a skin display. The design blends a breathable …

Grammys 2018: Check Out the Complete Winners List!

Awards season continues as the 60th annual Grammy Awards announce the recipients of outstanding achievements in music, taking place on Sunday at …

Music

Meltdown and Spectre flaws loomed large over CES

The Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities hung like a shadow over the festivities of CES. What's typically a celebration of consumer electronics was instead a stark reminder of just how far-reaching these issues are. And that's especially the case for Intel and AMD, both of whom unveiled fast …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Huawei suffers setback over plans to crack US

AT&T has pulled a deal to sell Huawei mobile phones at the eleventh hour, an embarrassment for the Chinese electronics giant that spoiled its ambitious plans to crack the US market.<p>Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer division, was expected to reveal the breakthrough deal in a keynote speech …

Golden Globes: #MeToo, powerful Oprah speech dominate the night

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Lady Bird" won top honors at the Golden Globes on Sunday, capping off a ceremony defined by stirring speeches and caustic jokes about the sexual misconduct scandals roiling Hollywood.<p>"Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen," the host, Seth …

Entertainment