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What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

The field widely agrees that race is a social construct, but gets into trouble when it ignores semantics.<p>In a recent op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i>, “How Genetics is Changing Our Understanding of Race,” the geneticist David Reich challenged what he called an “orthodoxy” in genetics. Due to concerns of …

Critical Thinking

The Real-Life Diet of Victor Oladipo, the Pacers' Newly-Jacked Franchise Player

The fourth-year swingman had a breakout 2017-18 season thanks to his newfound love for fruits and vegetables—and a reluctant aversion to bread.<p>After spending the first three years of his career toiling for lottery teams in Orlando—and then a single tumultuous season with the newly Kevin Durant-less …

Basketball

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

J.J. Abrams admits he made a mistake in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' that drove fans crazy

In a new interview with SlashFilm's Peter Sciretta, director J.J. Abrams owned up to the mistake.<p><b>Major spoilers ahead.</b><p>Late in the film, when the Resistance fighters return from a brutal battle on Starkiller Base, our heroes depart the ship — save one. Han Solo has died.<p>General Leia Organa greets …

Star Wars

BBC - Earth - The animal that doesn't get cancer

Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it<p>Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans.<p>The dogs and cats we share our homes with can get various forms of cancer. Among other …

Biology

Young South Koreans call their country ‘hell’ and look for ways out

SEOUL — Don’t be fooled by the bright lights, the zingy K-pop music, the ubiquitous technology. South Korea is, in the minds of many young people here, a living hell — and they’re not going to take it anymore.<p>It’s a place where, according to a growing number of 20- and 30-somethings, those born …

North Korea

Scientists Reveal Holy Grail Of Losing Weight And Gaining Muscle

Fitness

Pentagon Opens All Frontline Combat Jobs to Women

Women will be allowed to serve as fully-fledged members of front-line U.S. military combat units, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced …

Military

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

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5 New Rules of Super Strengt

Vito takes off toward a staircase leading to the second floor of the Winningfactor Sports Sciences training center, Schaeffer's gym in a converted farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania.<p>He's in for another two minutes of grueling work. Next up: a five-move medicine-ball circuit done without rest. …

Jumping Spiders Are the Cutest, and You Can Catch Your Own

If you keep a backyard garden, you might have been startled recently by a spotted spider like this one, suddenly leaping huge distances through your planting beds. If so, lucky for you! The bold jumping spider, <i>Phidippus audax</i>, is a common daytime spider and friend of the gardener — it’s not …