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Trump Administration Recruited Intelligence Officials, Members of Congress to Dispute President’s Russia Ties

Officials made calls to news outlets to offer their White House-approved version of the story.<p>While <b>Donald Trump’s</b> ties with Russia have been under investigation by the F.B.I. for weeks, the Trump administration has enlisted senior members of intelligence agencies and Congress to dispute the issue …

America last: The case for moral disengagement from politics in the age of Trump

<b>(Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura)</b><p>We may well be seeing the rise of fascism — but Democrats and liberals have helped make it possible. Just say no!<p>Anis Shivani<p>February 26, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>There are a lot of killers. What, you think our country’s so innocent?<br>— Donald J. Trump, Feb. 6, 2017<p>There …

UCSD study finds new ovarian cancer treatment possibilities

Using a new insight into the nature of ovarian cancer, a team of UC San Diego scientists have found potential new drug targets.<p>The researchers …

Cancer

Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

MUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow …

The US Constitution allows for impeaching presidents who have “rendered themselves obnoxious”

Back in the day, British kings claimed that God chose them for the throne, and no one could remove them… at least not legally. So in 1787, at a convention in Philadelphia, the framers of the US Constitution debated whether American law should include a process for removing presidents who had …

An Italian Coffee Giant On The Future Of Sustainability

The chairman of the coffee roaster Illy talks about the future of business and why corporations need to care about sustainability.<p>Illy is perhaps one of the most recognized coffee businesses in the world. The Italian roaster has become synonymous with European espresso. It’s been family-run since …

A US panel has endorsed limited genetic modification of humans — here's what that means

Sometime not necessarily too far from now, the first humans whose DNA has been intentionally edited by scientists could very likely be born.<p>The technologies that make that theoretically possible have existed for some time now and in the past few years, new discoveries have made genetic editing …

Multiple sclerosis: New stem cell transplantation may 'freeze' disease progression

A multiple sclerosis treatment which "resets" the immune system has been found to "freeze" progression of the disease in nearly half of patients, according to scientists.<p>A study led by Imperial College London found that 46 per cent of patients who underwent the treatment did not suffer a worsening …

A scientist explains the very real struggle of talking to climate-change deniers

The world needs people like Andy Jorgensen, a professor of chemistry and environmental science at the University of Toledo. One of Jorgensen’s jobs is to create educational material on global warming, its impact, and what we can do to fight against it.<p>In a conversation with Redditors, Jorgensen …

Trump Has No Foreign Policy

There's no such thing as a Trump Doctrine, folks—just an incoherent mess.<p>Whenever a new American president takes office, or even well beforehand, analysts and academics rush to discern their foreign policy “doctrine”—a grand theory that connects what might otherwise appear to be a Pollock-like …

Foreign Policy

Charles Darwin Would See Right Through Mike Pence

The vice president dodges the question of whether he believes in evolution but he has his own version of intelligent design as he rides the wave of a …

President Trump Has Done Almost Nothing

Tune out the noise coming from the White House. So far, very little has actually happened.<p>Just weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, you would think that everything had changed. The uproar over the president’s tweets grows louder by the day, as does concern over the erratic, haphazard and …

Donald Trump

First atom bomb test caused generations of cancer

Many Hispanic families living near the 1945 Trinity Test site struggled to keep up with cancer-related illnesses<p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new report says the world first atomic bomb test caused generations of southern New Mexico families to suffer from cancer and economic hardship.<p>The report released …

Why Brexit, in the Trump era, is a threat to Britain’s national security

One of the curious side-effects of the Trump crisis, here in liberal America, has been the near-disappearance of the individual perspective. Nobody is in possession of insights or facts that everyone else isn’t also in possession of.<p>We all absorb the same breaking news, the same analyses, the same …

Donald Trump

ExxonMobil narrowly avoided catastrophe two years ago, and you never heard about it

It’s been nearly two years since Nadia Levine fielded the frantic calls — the first one from her husband, the next from a coworker.<p>Panicked, Levine …

2 skin cancer sufferers given HPV vaccine see big change

He was in his 70s, she in her 80s. Both had had spots of skin cancer identified and removed, and both are the subjects of a very small study published Wednesday in <i>JAMA Dermatology</i> that suggests the HPV vaccine could help protect against certain types of skin cancer.<p>Previous research has suggested a …

AIRS

When you think of the Deep Web, what comes to mind? Illegal activity? Phishing and scams? Bitcoins? Well, you’d be kind of right…and kind of wrong. …

Sleep Meditation for Energy Healing

This beautiful sleep meditation will help you drift to sleep with the power of your own positive healing energy. So that you can wake up feeling …

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like …

An aspirin a day may keep deadly cancer away

Come painkiller aspirin could be the “wonder drug” that stops tumors growing, experts claim.<p>While aspirin is not part of mainstream treatment for …

Data shows a downward demographic spiral for Republicans

Ken Miller Contributor<p>Ken Miller is an investor, writer and advisor to several technology companies and venture capital firms. Previously he was an executive at PayPal and Intuit, and early advisor to Square.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans’ trust in …

The Trump Administration Doesn’t Care About Ethics, but It Does Care About Ivanka’s Stupid Clothes

I think one of the reasons I keep getting thrown for a loop with this administration is that I believed there was some ethical guideline of …

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard - but can technology turn the tide?

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous.<p>The crew had just one chance to document evidence of the build-up of rubbish on the seabed for her award-winning film <i>A Plastic Ocean</i>, but …

Pollution

8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning, According to a Mindfulness Expert

The world often seems to be divided into two types of people. There are those that drag themselves out of bed in the morning and can’t speak before …

Trump’s attacks on the press — and how the “liberal media” myth has empowered him

Yes, the mainstream media has biases that Trump has exploited — but not the ones he complains about in public<p>On Monday, Donald Trump's war on the media took a ridiculous turn -- even by Trump standards -- when the petulant president speculated in a speech to the U.S. Central Command that the press …

Trump is selling arms to Saudi Arabia, linked to the majority of deaths in US terrorist attacks

As President Donald Trump spent this week bitterly defending his temporarily blocked de facto Muslim ban, his administration is reportedly preparing …

Fake news is 'killing people's minds', says Apple boss Tim Cook

Fake news is “killing people’s minds”, Tim Cook, the head of Apple, has said. The technology boss said firms such as his own needed to create tools that would help stem the spread of falsehoods, without impinging on freedom of speech.<p>Cook also called for governments to lead information campaigns to …

Donald Trump

Trump has been sued more than 60 times since becoming president: A partial survey

Donald Trumpis certainly no stranger to the legal system. He’s been sued thousands of times during his career as a real-estate developer, and that trend appears to be continuing now that he’s president — a job that already draws its fair share of litigation.<p>More than 60 lawsuits have been filed …

Trump Derangement Syndrome Infects Bioethics Movement

Bioethics has become a sclerotic liberal political movement that, as I explain in <i>Culture of Death: The Age of Do Harm Medicine</i>, aspires to establish …

Cancer Genomics and Ethics of Big Data Science Fellowship | The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

SAMPLE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH & ETHICS TRAINING PLAN<p>The University of Chicago has long recognized the importance of physician scientists capable of …