Andreas Guerrero

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Trump is only telling the truth about MS-13

President Trump is given to lurid rhetoric, and in the MS-13 gang he has finally met a subject beyond his ability to exaggerate.<p>He calls members of …

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Eastern Europe

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Donald Trump

2017 Was the Year of Gene-Therapy Breakthroughs - MIT Technology Review

It was a notable year for gene therapy. The first such treatments in the U.S. came to market this year after winning approval from the Food and Drug …

Genetic Engineering

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

Medicine

Death of the American Trucker

When Donald Trump sidles up to a semi truck, he's usually selling policy only a plutocrat could love. Campaigning to repeal the Affordable Care Act …

Trucking

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

How America Is Transforming Islam

Being young and Muslim in the U.S. means navigating multiple identities. Nothing shows that more than falling in love.<p>Taz Ahmed is 38, single, Muslim, and Bengali. She describes herself as spiritual, but not particularly religious. When she was growing up, her immigrant parents hoped she would …

The Statistician Who Believed in Miracles

Thomas Bayes had the right idea: Even scientific laws can benefit from an update.<p>One of the dirty secrets about science is that the process is rarely entirely objective. The road to discovery is littered with judgment calls, educated guesses and assumptions. Some scientists -- especially in physics …

Statistics

Will AI Ever Become Conscious, And How Would We Know if It Did?

We're not worried.<p>Forget about today's modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive …

Consciousness

The Partisan, Nihilist Case Against Robert Mueller

Attacks on the special counsel aren’t about misconduct—instead, they’re aimed at discrediting the very idea of professionalism.<p>If you’re not a regular consumer of pro-Trump media outlets, it could be easy to underestimate or overlook the recent onslaught of attacks on Special Counsel Robert …

Meet Lee Busby, the Alabama write-in candidate challenging Roy Moore

The former Marine says Alabama voters don’t like either of their choices. So he jumped in the race.<p>Republicans toyed with, and then quickly abandoned, the possibility of a write-in campaign to challenge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. But at least one guy still thought it was a good idea<p>“I …

What Putin Really Wants

Russia's strongman president has many Americans convinced of his manipulative genius. He's really just a gambler who won big.<p>I. The Hack<p>The large, sunny room at Volgograd State University smelled like its contents: 45 college students, all but one of them male, hunched over keyboards, whispering …

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

Donald Trump

Bible Angels: Dogs Lick a Beggar’s Sores and Angels Carry Him to Heaven

Jesus Christ’s Story of Lazarus and Rich Man Shows Heaven and Hell<p>The Bible records a story that Jesus Christ told about contrasting eternal …

11-Year-Old Has Spent Her Life in Jail, a Serial Killer as a Cellmate

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Meena got chickenpox, measles and the mumps in prison. She was born there, nursed there and weaned there. Now 11 years old, she has spent her entire life in prison and will probably spend the rest of her childhood there as well.<p>The girl has never committed a crime, but her …

Crime

A Police Killing Without a Hint of Racism

Daniel Shaver begged officers not to shoot him. What role will his death play in the push for law-enforcement reforms?<p>On January 18, 2016, Daniel Shaver, a traveling pest-control worker, was in between shifts at his motel, a La Quinta Inn and Suites in Mesa, Arizona. In the elevator, he met a man …

North Korean soldier’s survival is ‘truly a miracle,’ says American rescue crew

TOKYO — When the injured soldier was loaded onto into the Black Hawk helicopter, Sgt. 1st Class Gopal Singh, on his last mission as a flight medic, said a prayer. He did not think the man, who had been shot five times, was going to survive.<p>"I could tell immediately that this guy was probably going …

North Korea

Supreme Court's cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips in 2012 politely but firmly told Colorado gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig he would not make them a cake to celebrate their wedding, it triggered a chain of events that will climax on Tuesday in highly anticipated U.S. …

LGBTQI

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

National Parks

'Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees': Educators see growing disdain for universities

Frank Antenori shot the head off a rattlesnake at his back door last summer - a deadeye pistol blast from 20 feet. No college professor taught him that. The U.S. Army trained him, as a marksman and a medic, on the "two-way rifle range" of Afghanistan and Iraq.<p>Useful skills. Smart return on …

Should Hospitals Be Punished For Post-Surgical Patients' Opioid Addiction?

In April this year, Katie Herzog checked into a Boston teaching hospital for what turned out to be a nine-hour-long back surgery.<p>The 68-year-old consulting firm president left the hospital with a prescription for Dilaudid, an opioid used to treat severe pain, and instructions to take two pills …

Medicine

Alt-America: the time for talking about white terrorism is now

In the days before he walked into Charleston’s Mother Emanuel church with a gun and murdered nine people, Dylann Roof put together a manifesto. It was a bizarre, rambling tract loaded with racial and political animus, much of it cribbed from white-supremacist groups with ties to South Carolina’s …

Charleston Church Shooting

On 'Origin of Species' milestone, experts ponder its impact on faith

ROME – “I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone,” wrote Charles Darwin in <i>On the Origin of</i> …

For Trans Folks, Free Speech Can Be Silencing

The debate surrounding Wilfrid Laurier and that now infamous Jordan Peterson video has largely ignored the marginalized voices at the centre of the controversy.<p>This week’s controversy about Lindsay Shepherd, the Wilfrid Laurier TA who got in trouble for airing a Jordan Peterson clip in class, has …

'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

James Damore conforms to the stereotype. He’s happy to admit he fits the mould of an awkward computer nerd and the moment we meet in a Silicon Valley coffee shop, he knocks a display stand of metal flasks that fall clattering to the floor. The commotion draws curious glances at the 6ft 3in software …

Feminism

The Ignorance of Mocking Mormonism

It’s precisely the beliefs of Latter-day Saints that critics dismiss as strange which produce the behaviors those same critics often applaud.<p>“What the Mormons do, seems to be excellent,” according to Charles Dickens’s 19th-century journal <i>Household Words</i>, “what they say, is mostly nonsense.”<p>Since …

One Blasphemer’s New Admiration for Mormons

The quickest and most full-throated condemnations of Roy Moore and his defenders came from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.<p>Years before the <i>South Park</i> guys’ <i>The Book of Mormon</i> made a fortune by making fun of the unbelievable theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of …

Children losing the ability to hold a conversation because of technology, Wimpy Kid author says

Children are losing the ability to hold a conversation because of their use of technology, the best-selling author of the Wimpy Kid series has said.<p>Jeff Kinney, who created the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, warned children are not being "fully socialised".<p>The American author has sold over 150 million …

Books