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Genes that cause Crohn's disease are not responsible for its progression

Scientists have identified the genes that influence the condition's development.<p>Scientists have identified new genetic variants that affect the …

15+ Chewy Cookie Recipes to Live For

If you live for a chewy cookie, preferably one that is practically still dough, it's understandable. It might be considered a sin in some households (um, definitely mine) to overcook a batch of dough to jaw-breaking crispness. Thankfully, with these recipes, there's none of that — only ultragooey …

BeeLine's bike computer makes every ride an adventure

Cycling in a city can be stressful, especially if you're headed somewhere that you've never been to before. Most people ride with a specialized cycle computer, or with a smartphone strapped to their handlebars. While useful, both devices can be a distraction on busy, dangerous roads. Instructive …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Consciousness

The Link Between Race and Solitary Confinement

Men of color are overrepresented in isolation, while whites are typically underrepresented.<p>Stark disparities in prisoners’ treatment are embedded into criminal-justice systems at the city, county, state, and federal levels, and have disproportionate, negative effects on men of color. A new …

New Orleans

This tennis icon paved the way for women in sports

Tennis legend Billie Jean King isn't just a pioneer of women's tennis -- she's a pioneer for women getting paid. In this freewheeling conversation, …

Billie Jean King

Trump victory spurs women to run for office across US: 'Our time is coming'

Organizations report surging numbers of women mulling campaigns as potential candidates describe motivations: ‘Trump pushed me over the edge’<p>Victoria Oliver has been a police officer for 20 years, the last 10 as a detective, but it didn’t take a Sherlock Holmes instinct for her to deduce that it …

Feminism

Most computer science majors in the U.S. are men. Not so at Harvey Mudd

Veronica Rivera signed up for the introduction to computer science class at Harvey Mudd College mostly because she had no choice: It was mandatory. Programming was intimidating and not for her, she thought.<p>She expected the class to be full of guys who loved video games and grew up obsessing over …

Science and Religion

What It Means To Be Middle Class In America

Grattan and Evelyn Betancourt have been trying to retain ownership of their home in one of the wealthiest majority black counties in the U.S. NPR's Ari Shapiro checks back in with them.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>This week, we're checking back in with people I met during my reporting in 2016. In …

United States

More Than A Dozen Jewish Centers Hit With Anonymous Bomb Threats

Anonymous bomb threats rattled at least 16 Jewish community centers in the United States on Monday, according to the JCC Association of North America.<p>The bomb threats were reportedly called into Jewish schools and centers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, …

United States

3 Women Make History As The Marines' First Female Infantrymen

Three women have made strides to become the first female members of a Marine Corps infantry unit, and along the way have changed the military branch from the inside out.<p>The women ― whose names and ranks aren’t being released ― will join the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in North Carolina, Corps …

Military

Everything you need to know about the Women's March - and how to get involved

<b>What is it?</b><p>The Women’s March is set to take place on January 21, the day after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated.<p>More than 170,000 people have signed up, via Facebook, to attend the main rally in Washington DC, with another 247,000 showing interest. But if you don't live in America's …

Julianne Moore

The Anti-Semitism the Left Ignores

Anti-Semitism<p>The Anti-Semitism the Left Ignores<p>Evelyn Gordon / Jan. 3, 2017<p>A<p>Writing in <i>Haaretz</i> this week, sociologist Eva Illouz wondered why many …

Republicans