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App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Teaching White Students Showed Me The Difference Between Power and Privilege

Southern black boys like me were more likely to end up incarcerated than working beside white faculty at so-called elite liberal arts colleges.<p><b>The day I met</b> Brown Sanders, he asked if I could help him get rehired at a job he lost for being black, poor, scared, and desperate. I was a 26-year-old …

23 Times Grace And Frankie Were Actually Iconic

"We'll form an old lady gang."

Dentist had sex in his office whilst colleague tried to console grieving student next door, tribunal hears

A leading dentist had sex in his office while a colleague was trying to console a grieving student next door, a tribunal was told.<p>Dr Alec High had sex with the woman at the University of Leeds for more than two years between January 2013 and March 2015, the General Dental Council (GDC) heard on …

Bon Iver: 'There are people who are into being famous. And I don’t like that'

Justin Vernon’s falsetto-folk infiltrated pop and caught Kanye’s ear but now he’s kicking against the fame game. For his new album, he explains why the last thing he’ll do is a Beyoncé-style Pepsi tour<p>Even on a midweek morning, the line for Al’s Breakfast, a 10-foot-wide, 66-year-old establishment …

Indie Music

One dying patient taught me that doing nothing can be brave

The patient who loved chicken wings showed me that healthcare professionals fail to hear what really matters in end-of-life care<p>“There is something actually, doctor.”<p>I turned around in relief.<p>Anxiously twirling my pen, the piece of armoury I still felt most comfortable with as a junior doctor, I …

Medicine

Colorism: Is Kanye’s ‘multiracial women only’ code for only light-skinned black women?

Skin color matters more than ethnicity when your skin is dark<p>As Kanye West reminded us a few days ago, colorism is alive and well. Race matters, even …

'I'm an OB-GYN and I have herpes'

I was 20 years old, sitting on the exam table in the medical clinic of my college campus, when the nurse practitioner uttered four dreaded words: "It looks like herpes." She scribbled an Rx, and with a swift tear of the prescription pad, promptly left the room. I was stunned.<p>How could I have a …

Relationships

West Virginia Cop Fired For Choosing Not To Shoot Man

Stephen Mader (left), Ronald D. Williams Jr. and his son (right)<p>A former police officer in Weirton, West Virginia just revealed to local news sources …

Crime

What's the Difference Between Great Britain and the UK?

<b>by James Hunt</b><p>If you live in the UK, you've probably had the irritating experience of trying to find "United Kingdom" in a list of countries, only to …

Daughter admits inventing rape allegations against her father based on Fifty Shades of Grey to 'teach him a lesson'

A rape trial dramatically collapsed after a girl admitted she had based false claims against her father on the book Fifty Shades of Grey.<p>Describing the case in her blog, defence barrister Cathy McCulloch said that her client initially had "absolutely no real defence" against allegations that he had …

6 Bizarre Assumptions Movies Make About Strong Women

Let's give credit where credit is due: Hollywood has started giving us female characters who can kick some ass -- like Furiosa, Black Widow, or the …

At This Year's Comic-Con, Superheroes Looked More Like Us

“Why doesn’t the hero look like me?” It’s a question that many people were asking at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which plays host to the year’s …

Comics

They Mad They Ain't Famous: A Kanye West Story

In which Kanye West pitches his "Famous" video idea to Kim Kardashian, the Jenners, Tyga, and a few celebrity guests.<p><i>Illustration by Kat Aileen</i><p>*Kanye sits at the head of a white fiberglass table, looking at Kim Kardashian, Matthew Barney, Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Pusha T, and a random white man …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These Superheroes Are The Greatest Ever, According To Science

488<p>SHARES<p>A seven-year study at the Univeristy of Leicester has used actual scientific research to answer that age-old question: Which superhero is …

Comics

The Medical Screenings All Women Need, and When

No matter how fast medicine moves us towards treatments, preventive medicine will always be the most effective and cheapest way to keep healthy. In …

Cancer

10 Literary Quotes That Perfectly Capture Parenthood

Once upon a time, in a far away land I used to read...books...novels...classics.<p>Flap to flap, I could finish a good one in a single sitting. Nowadays, in the full-on troughs of parenting a food-averse toddler and sleep-averse baby, I read only a couple of pages (mostly, and sadly, parenting books) …

Literature

Experience: I ran a medical trial that went wrong

The men tumbled like dominoes. One man tried to walk to the toilet and collapsed. The wards became chaotic<p>As a medical student, I volunteered for lots of drug trials to make extra money. I sold my blood, my sperm – I did them all. You’re more likely to get hurt on the way to the trial unit than as …

Medicine

'The Good Wife' is secretly one of the best science fiction shows on television

CBS<p>I won't surprise anyone who's been paying attention with the claim that science fiction isn't just about spaceships and laser beams. At the height …

Can You Solve the Prisoner Hat Riddle?

If you like brain teasers, we've got a doozy for you. In this TED-Ed lesson, Alex Gendler walks us through the "prisoner hat riddle," a classic …

Budget 2016: how it affects you

George Osborne has unveiled his Budget for 2016 with a new savings scheme for those aged under 40 and big rises in income tax thresholds.<p>Here we cover his main personal finance announcements.<p><b>Budget devil in the detail in our next money newsletter</b><p>Pensions: new 'Lifetime Isa'<p>The Chancellor may have …

I'm Physically Disabled but I Want Love and Sex Too

Here's the truth about sexiness and disability.<p>Some people fantasize about that first date with someone new. Those comforting nods as you both discover all the things you have in common. The subtle glances from across the table. That magical first kiss.<p>Me? I fantasize about my first date. …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Homes

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their …

Medicine

A Hollywood Agent Explains How Negotiations Work and Why Actresses Get Paid Less

"Women all across the board are just not valued."<p>If a Jennifer Lawrence or Charlize Theron makes a few million dollars less than a Bradley Cooper or Tom Cruise, some might say, "Who cares?"<p>The wage gap has persisted for decades for all working women in America, who get 78 cents for every dollar …

Box Office

Florida teen arrested for posing as doctor at illegal 'holistic' medical office

<i>UPDATED 4:30 p.m. PT to include Malachi Love-Robinson's calls for privacy</i>.<p>A South Florida teen has been arrested after authorities say he was posing …

Which country has the world's best healthcare system?

We look at how patients pay for healthcare around the world and the general standard of care they might expect<p>Healthcare is a costly item in national budgets, but who gets the best value for money, and who the best outcomes? We compare the systems in some of the world’s leading countries for …

Physiology

5 Famous People Who Lost Everything (For Stupid Reasons)

Our culture is full of cautionary tales about rich and famous people who lose all their money and end up cleaning out the mop bucket after the …

Nicolas Cage

16 Times Latinos Were Brutally Honest About Hollywood’s Lack Of Diversity

The conversation about diversity in Hollywood tends to reach a fever pitch every year around the time the Oscar nominations are announced. But the reality is that actors of color have to deal with the limitations of working in a predominantly white industry every single day, and they've been …

Ben Affleck