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Obesity in America 2018: 7 charts that explain why it’s so easy to gain weight - Vox

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.”<p>It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger …

Diets

AI can spot the pain from a disease some doctors still think is fake

When Ginevra Liptan came back to medical school after a year’s leave, she told her favorite professor she’d taken time off to deal with the onset of fibromyalgia. “He rolled his eyes and said, ‘That doesn’t exist,’” says Liptan.<p>In the 16 years since Liptan had her illness so summarily dismissed in …

Fibromyalgia

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

Online Life

Lions kill and eat at least three rhino poachers at South Africa nature reserve

At least three suspected poachers were apparently killed by lions while hunting rhinos at a South Africa wildlife reserve.<p>Rangers found human remains …

A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men | Amy Remeikis

What happened to me had nothing to do with where I walked or what I wore, and everything to do with the actions of two men<p>The first time it happened, I refused to believe it for a very long time.<p>He had grabbed me from behind, around my neck. I never saw his face. Just smelt the rum and Coke, wet …

Fish

Evolutionists have just found new evidence that supports the Biblical account of CREATION!

Thanks to new DNA research, Evolutionary scientists have just found new evidence that supports that Biblical account of creation! Here’s what they …

Mutations

Neymar's World Cup dive gives us the top-notch memes we've been waiting for

Brazilian soccer star Neymar and terrible flops are a combination that we can always expect when his team hits the pitch — and he did not disappoint …

‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans

The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully.<p>A loan, it said. Smaller type said the interest rate would be 33 percent.<p>Way too high, Huggins thought. He put it aside.<p>A week later, though, his 2005 Chevy …

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner

The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular …

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters in June upheld by a large majority — nearly 70 percent — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as …

Medicine

Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Cop Fired for Stomping on Head of Man in Handcuffs Gets Job Back Because ... I Don’t Even Know Anymore 

The Columbus, Ohio, police officer caught on tape stomping a subdued, handcuffed suspect’s head into the concrete will be reinstated at the police …

New Trump rules will drive people with disabilities off Medicaid and out of work

In the end, work requirements will mean less health coverage under Medicaid, leading to worse health and less work for people with disabilities.<p>During last year’s fight against efforts in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, poll after poll showed most Americans opposed Medicaid cuts that …

News (U.S.)

Synesthesia's Molecular Roots Traced Back to Rare DNA Mutations

Mutations in brain genes lead to spectacular blending of the senses.<p>For people with auditory-visual synesthesia, striking a piano key may ignite …

'Super Monster Wolf' a success in Japan farming trials

<b>A robot wolf designed to protect farms has proved to be such a success in trials that it is going into mass production next month.</b><p>The "Super Monster Wolf" is a 65cm-long, 50cm-tall robot animal covered with realistic-looking fur, featuring huge white fangs and flashing red eyes, Asahi Television …

Trump White House quietly issues report vindicating Obama regulations

It was easy to miss, but OMB demolishes the GOP’s deregulatory claims.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under …

Regulation

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Socrates

This Glorious Madman Stuffed A Tesla Drivetrain Into A 1981 Honda Accord

Can your Honda Accord go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds? Jim Belosic’s can. Belosic turned a car that he bought as a replica of his high school ride …

Batteries

This Map Shows the Average Income in Every State—and What It's Really Worth

$50,000 goes further in Ohio than New Hampshire.<p>Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely …

Elon Musk went on a Twitter rant about America's failing infrastructure — and it made his Hyperloop idea sound less crazy

• <b>In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, Elon Musk pointed out how difficult it can be to make improvements to existing infrastructure due to incentives that increase their cost and difficulty.</b>• <b><br>The thread addressed points made by critics that Hyperloop, a high-speed transit system proposed by Musk, is</b> …

Hyperloop

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

A Georgia Teacher Got a Gun and Surprise Surprise It Didn't End Well

In a cosmic rebuke to President Donald Trump’s insistence that armed educators would put a stop to school violence, a teacher in Dalton, GA, has been …

Guns

After Parkland, gun control is on the table for some conservatives

But will new laws follow?<p>By and large, conservatives have won the cultural battle over guns in America. But the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the public outcry for gun control in its wake has opened some cracks in the usually monolithic defense of gun rights by conservatives.<p>In Florida, …

It's sickening to call cop in school shooting a coward: Law enforcement instructor

Florida cops who stayed outside Stoneman Douglas will live with their choices. They don't need judgments from a spineless peanut gallery.<p>I am a full-time law enforcement instructor teaching basic students as well as experienced officers in advanced training programs. Before this position, I was a …

How one Australian politician views the gun debate in the US

It took one mass shooting for Australia to pass gun reform.<p>There have been 1,607 mass shootings in the United States since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut — none of which have been met with successful gun control legislation from the US Congress.<p>Many activists pushing for gun …

Multiple armed officers hung back during Florida school shooting, reports say

There were several good guys with guns outside. They didn’t help.<p>Several local sheriff’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a shooter gunned down multiple people, killing 17, according to new reports. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has said it is investigating …

Florida

15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. Not only do newcomers sometimes float to the top, but longtime favorites also continue to reappear — a testament to a destination's enduring popularity. This year's group of winners span …

Bucket Lists

7 insane facts about the wage gap every person should know

Although some may deny it, it’s a definitive fact: Though it’s 2016, women are <i>still</i> getting paid less than men for doing the same jobs. While it may …

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket heading towards asteroid belt after overshooting Mars' orbit

Elon Musk's super-rocket has taken flight and overshot Mars' orbit, going further out into the solar system than originally planned.<p>His cherry-red Tesla, carrying a dummy and blasting Bowie's Life on Mars, was supposed to take a path around the Sun which would take it out into Mars' orbit.<p>It …