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A biotech company just transplanted a pig kidney into a baboon — and humans could be next

There just doesn't seem to be enough human organs available for those who need them. Biotech company United Therapeutics has been investigating ways to grow pig organs to be used in humans, and in the four years its researchers have been working on it, the company has become the largest commercial …

Folks in these U.S. states don’t believe in global warming

Slide 1 of 12<p>In June, Pope Francis, in his encyclical on the environment, called upon humanity to take responsibility for the planet, including …

Climate Change

How Going To College Could Change Under Hillary Clinton's New Plan

This week Hillary Clinton released a big, complicated campaign proposal she calls the New College Compact. It's stuffed with ideas that have been brought up by other presidential candidates, both to the left and the right: free tuition (Bernie Sanders); debt-free college (Martin O'Malley); more …

This Professor’s Hilarious Response To A Student’s Drunk Email Is Absolutely Perfect

By Jacob Geers,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1KXrY6k<p>Patrick Davidson was a little drunk when he realized that he hadn’t <i>quite</i> finished an essay for …

Certain False Leaders of #BlackLivesMatters Want Progressives and Bernie to Fail: Why? - The Ring of Fire Network

The original of this story has been removed because it’s Ring of Fire’s hope that we will see a uniform voice arising out of Black Lives Matter, …

Scientists Are Terrified Of Talking About The Planned Parenthood Videos

Several hidden-camera videos have taken aim at scientific research that relies on cells from aborted fetuses. The scientists behind that work are refusing to speak publicly about the details, which may leave them without a voice in the looming political fight.<p>For the past two weeks, it's been …

Frustrated patient smashes up GP surgery with hammer in fury at length of hospital waiting list

Martin Winks shouts 'no one cares' before shattering glass at York surgery reception counter after waiting months for hospital appointment<p>A man frustrated at how long it had taken him to see a hospital dermatologist took his anger out on his local GP surgery with a hammer.<p>Martin Winks, 50, entered …

The secret history of “cuckservative”: The fetish that became a right-wing rallying cry

<b>(AP/John Minchillo)</b><p>What began as a white supremacist slur, inspired by a genre of porn, has infiltrated the conservative mainstream<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 9, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Humans are social beings. Humans invented politics in order to manage conflict and decide how resources should be distributed …

Barack Obama

NHS accused of 'shambles' as dying cancer sufferers denied drugs

Cancer patients lose access to 'game-changing' immunotherapy drugs, as radical treatment is licensed for use across Europe<p>A cancer drug hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs since chemotherapy will not be made available on the NHS, despite research showing it doubles survival.<p>Charities last …

Doctors lobby to keep lid of secrecy on industry payments for medical education

WASHINGTON — Fancy steak dinners, junkets at lush resorts, and cushy speaking gigs to promote new drugs have been on the wane since lawmakers forced …

Health Care

New York City's new drug threat: 'weaponized marijuana'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can be bought for as little as $2 across New York. It can also kill, police say.<p>New York City Police department (NYPD) officers stand near police tape at the site where two men were apparently shot outside a …

New York City

What's behind the 'anti-vax' movement?

<b>This spring saw the first death from measles in the United States in 12 years.</b><p>Measles infections there are at their highest since the disease was supposedly eradicated. The reason for this is that the number of people vaccinated against measles has been falling.<p>More and more parents have been …

16-Year-Old Scientist Finds Scalable Solution to Pharmaceutical Pollution in Water

Image credit: American Society of Agronomy<p>Related:<p>For many of us, our high school science fair likely involved creative experimentation that may have …

Girls Are Using #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe To Talk About The Real Issues With Dress Codes

"The length of your skirt is way more important than the education they teach."

‘Remarkable’ Ebola vaccine created with 100% success rate

More than 7,500 people who came into contact with Ebola victims were protected from the deadly disease by a new vaccine<p>The deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people may finally have been conquered after scientists developed a vaccine which is 100 per cent …

CNN Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads All Republican Candidates

I must say this is a bit surprising in one way and not in another. In a new CNN-ORC poll, VT's Bernie Sanders joins Hillary Clinton in beating all …

Bernie Sanders

Brits Tried To Guess The Cost Of American Healthcare And Got Really Confused

Turns out trying to guess healthcare prices is a good way to make British people super confused and a little bit sweary.<p>I decided to find out by asking my British colleagues at BuzzFeed UK to guess what different health procedures would cost them if they were in the US. I then revealed the answer …

Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.<p>As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …

Coffee

Lawyer: Donald Trump called me 'disgusting' for request to pump breast milk

Watch Dana Bash's interview with Donald Trump on "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET and "Erin Burnett Outfront" at 7 p.m. ET. Share your thoughts on Twitter using #TrumpOnCNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump had an "absolute meltdown" when a lawyer requested a break from a 2011 deposition to pump breast …

Donald Trump

The real problem with Jeb Bush's suggestion that Americans work more hours

Hillary Clinton condemned the remarks immediately—and then came back for seconds, mentioning it again in an economic policy speech last week in New York.<p>"He must not have met very many American workers," she sniffed. Didn't he know Americans already work plenty hard—<i>harder</i>, in fact—than people in …

Milwaukee is drowning in a sea of gun violence — and Scott Walker wants to make it worse

Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore sheds light on Walker’s destructive alliance with the NRA<p>What do you do when the largest city in your state is quickly drowning in a sea of violent shootings? If you’re Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the answer is simple: water down your existing gun laws.<p>Last month, one …

10-Year-Old Girl Complains Of ‘Stomach Ache’ At School, Gives Birth Hours Later

A 10-year-old girl is now the mother of a newborn child following a shocking turn of events that took place on Tuesday, July 14. What began as a …

In Oklahoma, protesters greet Obama with Confederate flags

OKLAHOMA CITY — Confederate battle flags greeted President Barack Obama as he arrived here for an overnight stay on Wednesday.<p>Across the street from his hotel in downtown Oklahoma City, as many as 10 people waved the flags as his motorcade arrived. The group stood among a larger group of …

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

<b>(romakoma via Shutterstock)</b><p>The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>Larry Schwartz<p>July 15, 2015 5:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem …

Income Inequality

The solution to feeding the world's growing population doesn't require any sunlight or soil

According to Philips, the answer may be indoor farms that grow plants with LEDs. The company has recently opened its GrowWise City indoor farm in the Netherlands, and the facility has the potential to revolutionize the way we cultivate food, and maybe even solve world hunger issues.<p>At the …

'There will be blood': NRA rips apart Australia's gun laws

The American National Rifle Association (NRA) has issued a strong warning to Australia: "There will be blood." But the problem is, there has been …

'I'm, like, a really smart person': Donald Trump exults in outsider status

Donald Trump was on a roll and he was not going to let anyone, least of all Latino infiltrators, spoil his triumph.<p>Donald Trump: Republicans grapple with impact of 'wrecking ball' candidate<p>Read more<p>“This has become a movement,” he exulted from the podium. “The silent majority is back, and we’re …

Detroit-area cancer doctor gets 45 years in prison for fraud

Calling the scheme "horrific," a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor to 45 years in prison Friday for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless treatments that wrecked their health.<p>U.S. District Judge Paul Borman this week heard …