Kristina Alvarez

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‘South Park’ will ignore Trump, says Trey Parker

During an interview with Bill Simmons in May, the <i>South Park</i> guys said that President Donald Trump presented exhausting creative challenges. They even …

Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

PHOENIX (AP) — Border Patrol agents swept into a medical camp in the Arizona desert to capture four immigrants, an operation that volunteers on …

Good Fats as Helpful as Statins Against Heart Disease, Group Says

The American Heart Association wants you to remember that there are such things as good fats and bad fats.<p>It issued a reminder this week that swapping out artery-clogging saturated fats such as butter with healthy vegetable fats can do as much good for some people as taking a statin …

Nutrition

John Oliver Gets Heated Up Over Climate Change on Last Week Tonight

After paying homage to stalwart Londoners in the wake of Saturday’s terror attack, John Oliver dedicated the main story of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> to Earth, …

A group of Dutch children may sue their sperm donor father on grounds that they 'should not exist'

Midway through the BBC's write-up of this strange case is this doozy of a sentence:<p>As the father of a child and a resident of the perverse plane of existence in which we all find ourselves, I must object to the potentially dangerous precedent that could be set here.<p>If you can sue a lying sperm …

Molecular Biology

Women Vets Take Aim at a New Target: Public Office

Mikie Sherrill has never run for office. But after piloting Navy rescue missions to places like the Persian Gulf, Italy and Bahrain, where the heat and humidity rattle the helicopter engine and the only thing you can count on is your calculation that you've brought along enough fuel to save lives — …

Veterans

In August 2017, America Will See Its First Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979

Start making travel plans, because you're not going to want to miss this one.<p>It's already being called the Great American Eclipse, and it's coming on August 21, 2017. For the first time in 38 years, the shadow of a total solar eclipse will cross the lower 48 of the United States.<p>If you have seen a …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Apart The Science Of Upcoming Sci-Fi Blockbusters

"I used to lose sleep over this."<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has cast a critical eye over some upcoming sci-fi movies, and he’s not all that impressed with what he sees.<p>For Friday’s broadcast of the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the scientist lightheartedly dissected some of the more …

Blockbusters

Your Ultimate Camping Packing List

Camping

14 Protein-Packed Lunches for Plant-Based Eating

They say breakfast is the most important part of the day. Well, sorry chia pudding, but we want to argue that by highlighting the fact that lunch is pretty dang important too. Once our morning coffee wears off and we’re headed into the afternoon, we *need* a healthy dose of protein to help us motor …

Healthy Eating

CRISPR gene-editing tool targets cancer's "command center"

The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system can do some pretty amazing things, giving us new ways to fight muscular dystrophy, blindness, and even HIV. But …

How the March for Science Finally Found Its Voice

After a quiet start, the demonstrators grew louder as they drew closer to Capitol Hill—mirroring the long arc of the protest itself.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—They marched for science, and at first, they did so quietly. On Saturday, as thousands of people started streaming eastward from the Washington …

These 20 Chicken Dinners Are Equal Parts Fast and Fancy

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

Cooking