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Billions of Plastic Pieces are Infecting Coral Reefs with Diseases, Study Shows

Coral reefs are under threat from billions of pieces of plastic.<p>Reefs that are clogged with plastic are 20-times more likely to be diseased than …

Assange to ask London court to drop UK arrest warrant

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for over five years because he fears extradition to the United States, will learn next month if he has succeeded in having a warrant for his arrest dropped.<p>FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange …

Julian Assange

Ending Gerrymandering Won’t Fix What Ails America

Gerrymandering. It’s become the embodiment of so many of the evils in the U.S. political system. Frustrated by the lack of competitive elections? …

Political Science

Trump Will Try to Fire Mueller. Again.

The president clearly believes he can do whatever he wants. Including obstruct justice.<p>Last summer, the president of the United States, who is the nation's chief law-enforcement officer, tried to fire the federal appointee overseeing an investigation into whether the president or his advisers had …

Why breaking up Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook could save capitalism

If you want to get an idea of how quickly sentiment has shifted against U.S. tech giants, just listen to NYU professor Scott Galloway.<p>The marketing professor is a self-professed fan of companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, and Amazon. He’s made a bundle owning their stocks, some of them are …

Social Media

Chinese scientists clone monkeys. Will humans be next? | South China Morning Post

Scientists in China have created the first monkeys cloned by the same process that produced Dolly the sheep more than 20 years ago, a breakthrough …

Genetics

Breaking (the) News

Facebook’s coup de grâce to publishers<p>A show of hands, please: How many of you were thrilled to hear about the upcoming changes to <b>Facebook’s News Feed</b>?<p>Chances are that unless you’re a publisher or an advertiser—most of whom have greeted <b>Mark Zuckerberg’s</b> January 11 post as if it were a bad report …

Social Media

Parents of gymnasts feel guilt, wonder how they missed abuse

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some parents thought they were misinterpreting the doctor's techniques. Others assumed their children were lying or …

Empathy

Federer to face Cilic in Australian Open final after blisters force Chung to retire

• South Korea’s Hyeon Chung retires while trailing 6–1, 5–2 • Roger Federer will play his 30th grand slam final on Sunday<p>Roger Federer literally and figuratively ran Hyeon Chung off his feet on his way to a record seventh Australian Open final on Friday, the young South Korean forced to retire in …

Tennis

GOP panicking as signs point to imminent Mueller blockbuster

The scorched-earth attacks against the FBI by a growing number of House and Senate Republicans demonstrate a high degree of fear that special counsel …