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Inside the frantic 24 hours that led to a shutdown

Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump chatted over cheeseburgers, and senators from both parties talked a lot. But they could not close the deal.<p>With just hours to spare until the government ran out of money at midnight Friday, Chuck Schumer made Mitch McConnell an offer. Pass a bill to buy 24 more hours …

Republicans

ACLU to storm 2018 midterms

The group is aiming to become the NRA of the left, starting with plans to spend tens of millions in the election.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union, rarely an active player in national campaigns, is jumping into the 2018 midterms with plans to spend upward of $25 million promoting ballot …

Rights & Freedoms

Math Says You're Driving Wrong and It's Slowing Us All Down

Ah, the phantom traffic jam. You know, that thing where the flow suddenly slows to a halt and you inch forward for a half hour and then things pick …

Research

Some mental health services are telling patients: ‘If you really wanted to kill yourself, you would have done it’

People are encouraged to seek help if they are feeling suicidal like never before. Yet a deadly new mix of funding cuts and dangerous ideas about …

Mental Health

Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood

Paleontologists have found entombed in amber a 99-million-year-old tick grasping the feather of a dinosaur, providing the first direct evidence that the tiny pests drank dinosaur blood.<p>Immortalized in the golden gemstone, the bloodsucker’s last supper is remarkable because it is rare to find …

Dinosaurs

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington's disease, experts say

The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, including the woman who …

University of British Columbia

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …

Supervolcanoes ‘are a bigger threat than any asteroid’ – but NASA has a plan

You might spend your time worrying about a giant asteroid smashing into our planet, wiping out all life – including bacteria.<p>But there’s actually …

Volcanoes

Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for violence at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday revived his declaration that “both sides” were to blame for deadly violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, abandoning his message from a day earlier that had emphasized the culpability of the groups that organized and …

Rights & Freedoms

Richard Sherman says Colin Kaepernick’s situation is about ‘stay in your place’

Sherman provided one of the most profound displays of backing up Kaepernick we’ve seen from an NFL player.<p>For Richard Sherman, the issue with Colin Kaepernick comes down to one thing. “It’s not about football or color,” he told <i>USA Today</i>’s Jarrett Bell. “It’s about, ‘Boy, stay in your …

Football (U.S.)

Scientists warn of ‘biological annihilation,’ say mass extinction event is currently happening on Earth

When you hear the term “mass extinction” you probably imagine something like the space rock that smacked Earth and led to the demise of the …

Make Grandma Proud by Learning the Five Mother Sauces

Though many of us are hustlin’ through the week begging for Instant Pot recipes and one-pot curries, it’s nice to hit the kitchen on a Sunday to make a carefully crafted meal. But after so many quickie skillet meals, how does one get their groove back? The mother sauces, of course. There are five …

Cooking

Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump's 'stunning' conduct

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lawyers at the Justice Department are typically mum on frank details surrounding an early resignation, so it's especially unusual when one directly points to the conduct of the President of the United States as the reason for quitting.<p>But Hui Chen, an anti-corruption expert who formerly …

Corruption

Psychologists have identified the kind of emotional intelligence that makes internet trolls so mean

What is it with people’s behavior online? Why the readiness to attack, the snarky tone, the lack of courtesy inherent to so many comments? The internet can bring out the worst in people, which when taken to extremes turns into trolling—that bizarre impulsive habit of hurting others online, without …

Moscow's patience 'has its limits': Russia pushes the Trump administration to return seized diplomatic compounds

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says its patience with a U.S. plan to return the Russian Embassy's compounds is running out.<p>The Kremlin says its patience with the US's plan to return the Russian Embassy's compounds is running out.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, …

Everything you need to know about the vagus nerve

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from …

Neurology

Bats are special. But not in a good way.

For years, scientists have been asking themselves: Are bats special?<p>The answer may seem obvious. After all, bats are flying mammals that “see” with their ears. Special for sure.<p>But, for a decade now, researchers have been debating whether bats have another special ability — the ability to carry …

The Myth of the 'Good Negro'

I have always been what is considered to be a "good black person." I have a diverse set of friends, a home, a nice car and three graduate degrees. I've traveled the world, from France to India, New Zealand and beyond. I am happily married to a white man who loves and respects me, and his family …

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

By College Tourist; Author: Brooke Stafford, Pennsylvania State University<p><b>Experience the beauty of these magnificent cities.</b><p><b>Zanzibar, Tanzania</b><p>Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers …

Ice Age engravings found at Jersey archaeological site

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Service sector sees spike in temporary foreign workers

The number of temporary foreign workers in Canada's hotel and restaurant sector has exploded under the Conservative government as the latest figures show the industry is the biggest user of the controversial federal program.<p>Recent allegations of abuse in the program – some involving three …

No one told me about the loneliness, the emotional roller coaster, and how to stay sane when I could only eat a spoonful of mashed potatoes

I thought bariatric surgery would solve all my problems; 180 pounds later, I realized I was wrong<p>Eight years ago, tipping the scale at 314 pounds, I decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A skilled bariatric surgical team spent a morning in May of 2007 shrinking my stomach to the size of a …

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

Travel Lens: Julia Nowińska’s World

<b>Julia Nowińska</b> has lived just about everywhere—from the Netherlands to the United States—but this peripatetic editor always finds her way back to her roots, and the place where she was born: <b>Warsaw</b>.<p>“I really do feel like a local here,” Julia says. “Ask me where is the best coffee shop or club in …

Photograph: Dean Murray/Rex<p>Easter treat: visit Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park in Hampshire.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/17/1426613509330/7de8982c-d8ce-4fd0-84d5-6cb9a2626727-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Dean Murray/Rex<p>Easter treat: visit Peppa Pig World at …

European Travel

10 of the Greatest Cities in the World for Surfers

<b>There’s nothing like living in a big city.</b> The energy, the people…it’s electrifying. But as surfers, we often face a tradeoff with moving to an urban …

Did Your Favorite Lake Make Our List?

We can't think of a better way to jump-start your travel plans than ogling some of the most amazing natural wonders on earth! These lakes come in all …