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Microbes Might Explain Why Many Diets Backfire

The gut microbiomes of mice take time to change after bouts of weight loss, making them more vulnerable to regaining weight.<p>In 2009, Danny Cahill won the eighth season of <i>The Biggest Loser</i>, a reality TV show in which contestants compete to lose the most weight. Over the program’s seven months, …

Holistic Medicine

The Push to Diversify Gifted-and-Talented Programs

The classes tend to be incredibly segregated, but one school in New York City is working to change that—the first citywide effort to do so.<p>Families from across New York City flock to Brooklyn School of Inquiry in the Gravesend neighborhood—the kind of school where parents raise enough money to pay …

Education

In D.C., White Families Are on Average 81 Times Richer Than Black Ones

Other major cities aren’t much better.<p>The wealth discrepancy between blacks and whites is one of the most stark examples of inequality in America. White American families have, on average, around $142,000 in savings and assets, minus debt. Black families’, meanwhile, amounted to only $11,000, …

Income Inequality

Many in Florida Count on Obama’s Health Law, Even Amid Talk of Its Demise

MIAMI — Dalia Carmeli, who drives a trolley in downtown Miami, voted for Donald J. Trump on Election Day. A week later, she stopped in to see the enrollment counselor who will help her sign up for another year of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.<p>“I hope it still stays the same,” said …

Innovations fund aims to save women and newborn babies in Africa

$7m Grand Challenges scheme invites African researchers to find solutions to the continent’s high rates of maternal and neonatal death<p>Public health experts in east Africa have hailed an initiative that will fund research on the continent in the hope of fostering African innovation.<p>The $7m (£5.7m) …

Using dirty knickers to tackle South Africa's rape crisis

A public exhibition of dirty underwear is trying to raise awareness of the huge, but often under-reported, problem of rape and sexual violence in South Africa.<p>Video journalist: Christian Parkinson

South Africa

J.K. Rowling Sent A Harry Potter E-Book To A Girl In Aleppo

The world-famous author arranged to have the books sent to Bana, a 7-year-old Syrian girl, who lives in the besieged city.<p>Bana is just one of an estimated 10,000 children trapped in east Aleppo. The east of the city is still held by the rebels, despite being totally encircled since late July. Food …

Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What?

Voters in California officially ended the era of English-only instruction in public schools and lifted restrictions on bilingual education that had been in place for 18 years. Proposition 58 passed by a 73-27 percent margin. What happens next though, could get complicated.<p>Classrooms won't change …

How Ghana's top fantasy coffin artist has put the fun in funeral

Accra exhibition to celebrate work of Paa Joe, the master craftsman behind some of the most extravagant caskets in the world<p>His work has been bought by US presidents and appears in museum collections all over the world – and yet most of Paa Joe’s creations are buried six feet underground.<p>Joe, who …

Ghana

21 Reasons We Should All Want To Be Tina Belcher When We Grow Up

"I don't need a boy to pay attention to me. I'll pay attention to myself."

The 17 Most Influential Science Fiction Books

Science fiction can be influential in different ways. Maybe the story is a political allegory that made people think. Maybe it was a cautionary tale …

Artificial intelligence has learned how to pick out criminals by their faces

With the advent of photography, a tiny fraction of 19th-century scientists believed they could develop methods of accurately identifying criminals by their facial features. While their hypotheses were eventually discredited, new artificial intelligence technology suggests their claims might’ve been …

Artificial Intelligence

Donald Trump and the Rise of Alt-Reality Media

You think the truth took a hit last year? It's about to get worse. A lot worse.<p>Earlier this year, I argued that the conservative movement did not merely have a Donald Trump problem—it had a media problem. As Trump slouched toward the nomination, he was backed by a conservative media that had …

Trump’s tribe: any colour as long as it’s white | Rula Jebreal

Faced with a growing Latino population, the president-elect is doing everything in his power to ensure the continued dominance of white America<p>I moved to the United States in 2009, shortly after Barack Obama became its first African-American president. I had just left Italy after the third election …

Breitbart News

Seeker — This Cat Poo Parasite May Influence Our Sexual...

The Atlantic

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90 Years of Vague, Creeping Horror at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tomorrow brings the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But did you know this proud, family-friendly American tradition started out in a …

20 Steampunk Novels to Read If You're Looking For Something Different

We've included the steampunk genre in our 2017 reading challenge, but some readers may be wondering: what even is a "steampunk novel"? According to the <b>Oxford Dictionary</b>, steampunk is "a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than …

The military parade for Donald Trump has come early

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military parade for Donald Trump has come early. Two months before Inauguration Day festivities, an extraordinary number of …

Donald Trump

The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704

Michigan's 83 counties had to certify their results by Tuesday. State Board of Canvassers will certify on Nov. 28<p>Very likely, this morning's …

See Lin-Manuel Miranda Narrate ‘Drunk History’ Hamilton Clip

Lin-Manuel Miranda will narrate an upcoming episode of Comedy Central’s <i>Drunk History</i>, where inebriated actors and comedians tell tales from U.S. …

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half …

Journalism

White Supremacist Thomas Mair Jailed For The Rest Of His Life For Murdering Labour MP Jo Cox

The Crown Prosecution Service said the 53-year-old's crimes were "nothing less than acts of terrorism designed to advance his twisted ideology".<p>A 53-year-old white supremacist will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox in what the trial judge …

'Game of Thrones' wine is coming -- Tyrion certainly approves

<b>Warning: "Game of Thrones" spoilers ahead.</b><p>If any group of TV characters have an excuse to drink, it's the cast of HBO's hit "Game of Thrones."<p>Whether they're being tortured (Theon); marched naked through the streets (Cersei); losing a hand (Jaime); being forced into a creepy marriage (Sansa); dying …

Donald Trump's 'alt-right' supporters express dismay at disavowal

Some spoke out on Reddit and 4chan after Trump distanced himself from the far-right movement and appeared to walk back on his most extreme policies<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s disavowal of Richard Spencer and his far-right thinktank the National Policy Institute, a day after video of Spencer’s …

Atheist sues for denied request of 'IM GOD' license plate in Kentucky

The state’s transportation department said Bennie Hart’s personalized plate, which he said he had in Ohio for years, was in bad taste and could distract drivers<p>An atheist’s request for a personalized license plate saying “IM GOD” was denied by the state of Kentucky, which said it might distract …

Deleting fears from the brain means you might never need to face them

Conventional wisdom suggest that facing your fears is a good way to overcome them, indeed various forms of therapy for fear-related conditions are …