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Brazil prison gang clashes leave 25 dead, reports say

Seven inmates beheaded and six burned to death in fighting at prison in Boa Vista in north of country, according to news site<p>At least 25 inmates have reportedly died in clashes between two rival factions in a prison in Brazil’s far north, the latest episode of violence shaking the country’s …

Latin America

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert

"All the world's a stage." — Shakespeare AP/John Lent<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past eight years doing …

Income Inequality

Deep space: Are we smart enough to beat the physics?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine something so distant that with our current technology it would take 2,400 generations to reach there -- and that's just our nearest star.<p>Even moving at 10 miles a second, like the Voyager spacecraft launched in the 1970s, it would take around 80,000 years to reach Alpha Centauri -- …

Universe

Six Crazy Discoveries Science Still Can't Explain

We tend to believe that ancient people, living centuries ago were kind of low developed and were running around hunting for animals to survive. But …

A decorated scientist has ignited a passionate debate with claims that the founders of Chinese civilization were not Chinese

Unbeknownst to many, an anti-Qing Dynasty agitator was the first to publish (under a pseudonym) this claim for the nation’s antiquity in 1903. As his nationalist ideology had it, “If we desire to preserve the survival of the Han Nation, then it is imperative that we venerate the Yellow Emperor.” At …

China

Possible Genetic Basis for Autism Discovered

<i>Summary: Researchers have examined the sequence of more than 650 genes associated with autism and discovered characteristics that distinguish them</i> …

Computer Science

The Mysteries of the Thyroid

When Alejandro Junger, M.D. first introduced us to Anthony William—author of the fascinating read, <i>Medical Medium Thyroid Healing</i>—we were immediately …

Wellness

Voter Groups Are Pushing Latinos to the Polls

This slice of the electorate has shown increased interest in casting a ballot in November. So outside organizations are lending a hand.<p>The Latino population in the United States reached nearly 57 million in 2015 and according to U.S. Census Bureau projections,it’s expected to increase to 119 …

Government

Evidence suggests women's ovaries can grow new eggs

Exclusive Discovery challenges notion that women are born with a fixed number of eggs, and raises prospect of treatments which would allow older women to conceive<p>Scientists have uncovered the first evidence that the human ovary may be able to grow new eggs in adulthood.<p>If confirmed, the discovery …

Pregnancy

Smoked Apple Butter Recipe - Real Food

1. Core and halve the apples. Put the cores in a pot with the juice and zest from the lemon. Cover the cores with 4 cups water and bring to a boil. …

Exclusive: 4 Breakthrough Uterus Transplants Performed in the U.S.

Four American women have received womb transplants from living donors at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TIME learned exclusively. This …

Online Privacy

Protests Greet Puerto Rico Control Board

A congressionally chartered control board tasked with fixing Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has been stacked with banking industry executives and faces …

Feds Say More People Should Try Dialysis At Home

About half a million Americans need dialysis, which cleans toxins from the body when the kidneys can't anymore. It can cost more than $50,000 a year, and takes hours each week at a dialysis center.<p>To meet the need, roughly 7,000 kidney dialysis centers have opened across the country. Patients go …

Dialysis

HIV cure closer after trial clears virus in British man

The first patient being treated in a new HIV study has shown "remarkable" results, with no sign of the virus after initial treatment.<p>Immunologists at …

HIV cure possible after disease becomes undetectable in blood of British man

A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV using a new therapy designed by a team of scientists from five UK universities.<p>The 44-year-old is one of 50 people currently trialling a treatment which targets the disease even in its dormant state.<p>Scientists told The …

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever<p>A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by …

Global Warming

Body fat link to bacteria in faeces

<b>The make-up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies, say researchers from King's College London.</b><p>Their analysis of stool samples in a study of more than 3,600 twins found evidence that some of this bacteria is inherited.<p>What is contained in faeces …

Microbiology
Biology
Biology

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world — or so we’ve been told.<p>Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the …

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】

We’re going beyond <i>baka</i> today. (Obviously, this is <b>not safe for work</b> due to language.)<p>I don’t know where the rumor got started that Japanese doesn’t …

Why These Boricua Women are Fighting for Puerto Rico’s Independence

September 23 marks the anniversary of El Grito de Lares, an uprising in Puerto Rico that declared independence from Spain and initiated <i>puertorriqueñidad</i>. While the revolt, which led to 88 deaths and more than 500 arrests, wasn't successful, El Grito de Lares, a movement made up of people of various …

Double Dose of Pesticides Stops Zika Mosquitoes, CDC Says

It took a double dose of pesticides that kill both adult mosquitoes and their larvae to stop the first outbreak of Zika virus in Florida, health officials said Friday.<p>They said while aerial spraying of pesticides may be controversial and frightening to some people, they’ve shown it’s safe when done …

Public Health

We Might Have Gotten a Little Carried Away With Physics This Time

One of the most basic things students do in a physics lab is to collect data and use that to build a model. Most of these models come in the form of …

Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit schools.<p>The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools …

College & University

‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Update: Interstellar Junk May Explain Tabby’s Star’s Weird Behavior, Study Says

No other star has captured people's imagination in recent years quite like KIC 8462852 has. The erratic behavior of the star, located 1,400 …

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil's Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of leftist rule by her Workers Party.<p>Rousseff, who is being impeached on charges of …

Brazil