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Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

LGBTQI

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Survey of 38,000 adults shows 65% higher mortality rate for adults getting five hours’ sleep a night unless balanced with longer snooze on ‘days off’<p>Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 …

Sleep

A psychologist explains why technology's impact on your brain is probably overblown

How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of the discussion is framed around fighting “addiction” to …

Mental Health

N.F.L. Teams Will Be Fined if Players Kneel During National Anthem

Seeking to end a political controversy that has embarrassed professional football, the N.F.L.’s team owners on Wednesday held that players could no longer kneel during the national anthem without leaving themselves open to punishment or their teams facing possible financial penalties.<p>But the league …

Rights & Freedoms

Researchers offer new details how they found a 300-year-old ship that sank with $17 billion in treasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, researchers and governments have searched for a Spanish ship that sank more than 300 years ago, carrying gold and silver worth $17 billion today.<p>Trying to find the San Jose' has often been called the "holy grail of shipwrecks." It was finally discovered off the coast of …

Archaeology

Photo: A contrast between Chinese and US trade negotiators has gone viral in China

A photo taken during trade talks between the US and China has gone viral on Chinese social media. Interpreted by many as symbol of the changing of the global guard, the picture reveals US negotiators looking far older than their Chinese counterparts.<p>The image, shared by New Jersey congressman Bill …

China

A Rare Virus Without a Cure Has Emerged in India And Is Killing People

It has the potential to cause a deadly pandemic.<p>At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and …

Disease

Meditation suit could ease your path to enlightenment | Reuters.com

The path to inner peace could get a bit easier thanks to a high-tech suit that combines wearable technology with the ancient practice of meditation. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>The path to inner peace could get a bit easier thanks to a high-tech suit that combines …

Wearable Tech

The Movement to Break Up Facebook Has Begun

Privacy and anti-monopoly advocacy groups launched the Freedom from Facebook campaign on Monday, demanding that the Federal Trade Commission force …

Social Media

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips

China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.<p>The numbers, from the end of April, were included in a report by China's state-run news outlet Global Times, but it is unclear what offenses those targeted in the travel ban …

Train Travel

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming.<p>The evening meeting with leaders of the political groups and a justice and civil rights expert was long …

Europe

Meghan Markle's nephew sparks police probe after taking knife into London nightclub and 'blaming Donald Trump'

Meghan Markle’s nephew was caught with a knife in a London nightclub just hours after the Royal Wedding and claimed he had it because Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Pope 'says it is ok to be gay' says Chilean clerical abuse victim after Vatican audience

God loves gay people and it is fine to be homosexual, Pope Francis has reportedly said.<p>The Pope made the remarks, which went significantly beyond his previous tolerance for homosexuality, during a meeting three weeks ago with a Chilean man who had been sexually abused by Catholic priests.<p>The Pope …

Pope Francis

Are You Immune to Cancer?

Seven years ago, biochemist Zheng Cui of Wake Forest University was conducting a routine experiment, injecting test mice with a strain of cancer …

Cancer

Sports’ Newest Battlefront: Mental Health

Athletes like Michael Phelps, DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love are going public. Now comes another sports personality’s raw, personal look at a private struggle.<p>This isn’t a typical sports story, but I think it’s an important one.<p>Over the past few months, a handful of high-profile athletes have come …

Mental Health

If you want to know how much Google and Facebook are worth to you, try thinking about how much money it would take for you to stop using them

On my morning commute last week I decided to dip into a bit of eighteenth century philosophy: Hume’s fork, Kant’s <i>Critique of Pure Reason</i>. Then I …

Social Media

Study: No One Is Having Sex on Tinder

If you’ve been holding off on joining Tinder because it carries the stigma of being an app for hookups, have no fear: a new study published in the …

Relationships

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Psychoanalyzing The Link Between Upbringing And Terrorism

When 20-year-old Khamzat Azimov went on a deadly stabbing spree in Paris this month, a May 12 attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) extremist …

Psychology

As a gay man, I know how damaging it is to idealise the idea of the 'twink'

I downloaded Grindr as soon as my first iPhone was out of its box.<p>Being able to use the gay dating and hook-up app, which paved the way for the likes …

LGBTQI

Scientists Confirm Every Short Man’s Worst Fear: The Napoleon Complex Really Exists

From Napoleon to Tome Cruise short men have had to 'grow a pair' (rather than say, an inch), since the dawn of time. Although sometimes the slights …

Research

Cougar kills mountain biker and injures another in Washington state

Mountain lion tracked and killed after attack in backwoods Second biker called 911 and shouted: ‘Can you hear me? Help!’<p>A mountain lion killed one mountain biker and mauled another in Washington state on Saturday when they rode into its territory. State officials later tracked the animal and shot …

Wildlife

Google's Digital Wellbeing initiative: Everything you need to know

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced Digital Wellbeing. It's a brand new approach to OS and app development that'll equip users with tools to help …

Self-improvement

How Nike’s self-lacing shoe was created, in six questions

There’s a quick but memorable moment in the 1989 movie <i>Back to the Future II</i> where Marty McFly, an American teenager transported decades forward to 2015, encounters a futuristic pair of Nike hightop sneakers. He slips his feet into them, and to his amazement, they automatically cinch, the laces …

Shoes

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

Something important was different about this shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.<p>The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians …

Guns

zGlue launches a configurable system-on-a-chip to help developers implement customized chipsets

The complexity and cost of packing an array of sensors and power inside a small amount of space has opened the door to a wider and wider variety of use cases for internet-connected devices beyond just smart thermostats or cameras — and also exposed a hole for getting those ideas into an actual …

Internet of Things

All the Catholic bishops in Chile have resigned over a sex abuse scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis on Friday, after a three-day emergency summit at the Vatican to discuss Chile's sex abuse scandal.<p>In total, 31 active bishops and three retired bishops announced in a statement that they had offered to resign over the scandal and …

Christianity

EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed

There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not.<p>The meeting was confirmed by the EU parliament’s president this week, and is the latest stop on …

Privacy

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again

When you think about knitting, you might picture grandmas clicking big wooden needles or something wintery, like a snow-covered lodge. But knitting …

Knitting