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N.Y. to expand access to free abortion, contraception

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York will strengthen existing regulations to require health insurers to provide free coverage for contraception and "medically necessary" abortions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.<p>The move comes in response to potential cuts to reproductive-health coverage through the …

Architects are in uproar over a letter congratulating Trump on winning the presidency

On November 9, the day after the election, some 89,000 licensed architects and AIA members received an email from Robert Ivy, the organization's CEO.<p>The letter's second sentence optimistically notes the $500 billion that President-elect Trump pledged during the campaign to spend on infrastructure. …

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Mae Reeves' Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture

African-American women have been wearing fancy hats to church for generations. That tradition is being celebrated at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which officially opens in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. Vintage turbans, caps and fascinators that span a …

You can build this DIY steadicam using little more than spare Lego pieces

Throughout my childhood, I spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours constructing various buildings, vehicles and designs out of Lego. I would’ve never …

Lego

Are Donald Trump voters responsible for surging GOP turnout? Probably not.

Various outlets, including this blog and The Washington Post more broadly, have dissected record-high turnout in Republican primary contests this year, concluding that it is unlikely to boost Republicans in the general election and probably a result of the more-competitive GOP contest.<p>Yet we’re …

CIA agent attacked US Embassy guard in Moscow – Russian Foreign Ministry

The US uses its media to spread outright lies about Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, dismissing a report by the Washington Post about a ‘US …

What Causes Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar Is Not a Result of Cause and Effect

A Look at What Causes Bipolar Disorder<p>If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or you are concerned your symptoms meet the criteria, it makes …

The Brain

Revelation of March ISIS battle highlights risks for U.S. troops

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A previously unpublicized battle with ISIS so intense that it saw a U.S. service member awarded a Silver Star is highlighting the increasing danger U.S. troops are facing as they advise and assist forces in Syria and Iraq.<p>CNN has learned that Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV …

Military

Lin-Manuel Miranda launches merchandise site to support Orlando victims

Lin-Manuel Miranda, scribe and star of the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation <i>Hamilton</i> has launched merchandising platform Tee-Rico to raise money …

Tony Awards

Kitchen Science: A salt on the senses

When we say “salt”, we usually mean the stuff we sprinkle on our chips, which is sodium chloride (NaCl). But, technically speaking, this is just one …

Food

4,800-Year-Old Fossil of Mother Embracing Baby Found in Taiwan

Archaeologists have discovered the fossilized remains of a mother cradling a baby in Taiwan, museum officials said Tuesday. The pair have held each …

Kentucky Republican embraces Trump and launches the most offensive TV ad of the year

Uh, wow. Kentucky Republican Mike Pape just laid claim to the most offensive campaign ad of 2016, and it's not even close.<p>The ad features three …

Batman and the Morality of Killing

There is a terrible beauty to <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, one that leaves me simultaneously able to enjoy the movie, but equally infuriated …

How Foes of Warmer Relations With Cuba Slowly Came Around

Group of businessmen reversed position, helping pave way for historic move<p>MIAMI—On his historic visit to Havana on Sunday, President Barack Obama will be accompanied by a group of prominent Cuban-American businessmen who have one thing in common. For years, they all opposed the very kind of trip …

The Mind-Bending Thought Experiment Reveals How We Can Manipulate Time

Space-time is a very weird thing. The idea that time – something so seemingly constant – can be bent and manipulated is a lot to get our mere mortal …

Iraq army starts operation to recapture Mosul from ISIL

Iraq's U.S.-backed military launched operations south of Mosul Thursday in preparation for an eventual assault to drive Islamic State militants from the country's second largest city.<p>Iraqi officials said the operations to isolate Mosul mark the start of a broad offensive to recapture the city, a …

Mosul

Windows 10 now protects against cyberattacks

Windows Defender has offered a baseline level of PC security for years, but that's not really going to cut it in an era when data breaches and other large-scale cyberattacks are virtually commonplace. That's why Microsoft is stepping up its game: it's launching Windows Defender Advanced Threat …

Windows 10

Alpha Centauri—our first target for interstellar probes?

With the completion of New Horizons' Pluto fly-by, its primary mission, should we now set our sights even higher, ambitiously taking aim at other …

America's Quiet Crackdown On Indian Immigrants

The U.S. government has moved quietly and aggressively to prevent undocumented Indians from entering the United States, many of whom are Sikhs fleeing political repression or economic collapse at home.<p><b>Buta Singh hadn’t</b> eaten in days, and his body felt like it was vibrating with hunger as he sat up …

Super-fast way to tie Shoelaces - Numberphile

'Simple' maths problem stumps Boltonians - can you solve it?

<b>Spoiler: Do not watch the video until you've tried the puzzle yourself</b><p>A DECEPTIVELY tricky maths problem is currently bamboozling Boltonians on …

Cute Paper Trick - Numberphile

Mystery Science Theater 3000's Take On The Starfighters Is Hilarious

Who didn’t love Mystery Science Theater 3000 growing up? After a crazy Kickstarter campaign, it looks like it is making a comeback. Still, there are …

Entertainment

Belgium missed chance to nab Paris attacks suspect due to law limiting raids, official says

Belgian authorities may have had the chance to arrest one of the Paris attackers two days after terror struck the French capital, but were unable to do so due to a law limiting police raids on private homes, the country's justice minister said Wednesday.<p>Koen Geens told Belgian media Wednesday that …

New B-2 Stealth Bomber Air-to-Air Footage [HD]

Stealth Aircraft

Police: Indian girls aged five and two raped in Delhi

Angry crowds have gathered in India's capital New Delhi accusing police of failing to act over the rape of a toddler.<p>Police say two children - a two-year-old and a five-year-old - have been raped in separate attacks in the city, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in …

“Every president has been manipulated by national security officials”: David Talbot exposes America’s “deep state”

From World War II though JFK, “The Devil’s Chessboard” explores how Allen Dulles used the CIA as a tool of elites<p>This year’s best spy thriller isn’t fiction – it’s history. David Talbot’s previous book, the bestseller “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years” explored Robert F. Kennedy’s …

America Might Get Its First New Marine Sanctuaries In 15 Years

Shipwrecked heaven<p>As the world becomes increasingly connected by trains, planes, automobiles, and massive boats, governments and activists are increasingly looking to create pockets of peace and quiet, even in the deep blue sea.<p>Chile just announced the creation of the largest marine sanctuary in …

Can you spot EARTH in this stunning image? If you think you can, prepare to be ASTONISHED

GETTYOur sun, the tiny white speck bottom left, shown next to red hyper giant VY Canis Majoris<p>This staggering image shows how our sun - which is so …