Phong Nguyen

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'13 Reasons Why' Actress Alisha Boe Responds to Victim Blaming

She made an important point.<p><i>13 Reasons Why</i> has ignited a lot of discussion. While some people praise the show for starting important conversations, others criticize the way the show handled those conversations. But whether or not you support the show, Alisha Boe, who plays Jessica, made an …

Review: Drake Lets His Playful Side Show on Sprawling 'More Life'

Drake calls his superb new <i>More Life</i> a "playlist," not an album or even a mixtape, yet that might be why it sounds so expressive, so emotional, so …

Music

Bella Hadid Opens up About Her Breakup with The Weeknd

And she has the best advice.<p>Breakups can be hard on anyone, and even celebrities like Bella Hadid aren't immune from the side effects of heartbreak. The model split with her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd last fall, and while there's been no shortage of rumors since their breakup, it's evident that Bella …

The most grievous sin: Bearing false witness

Of all sins forbidden by the Ten Commandments, the most vile — worse than murder, in a way, because it so eloquently speaks to the perpetrator’s …

Title IX

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Why The Last of Us fungus is improbable

Naughty Dog has been going for a more cinematic style of games for years, and as one of the many things they’ve picked up they have taken on science …

Men with the worst depression might also be the least likely to seek help

Men the highest risk of persistent depression might also be the least likely to seek help to combat their symptoms.<p>Psychology researchers in …

Mental Health

Trump to propose large increase in deductions Americans can claim on their taxes

President Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns, potentially putting thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of tens of millions of Americans, according to two people briefed on the plan.<p>The change is one …

Finance

Do Our Genes Make Us Like Eating Crap We Know Is Bad for Us?

Do you have trouble sticking to a healthy eating plan? As spring arrives, do you realize that you might not fit society’s accepted version of a …

The 7 Worst Immediate Effects of an Asteroid Hitting Earth, Ranked

Unless you're made of adamantium, you won't be surviving.<p>Unlike the dinosaurs, humans have a pretty good idea of what will happen if a …

Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing

Inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters, the arrival of Instant Articles in the spring of 2015 was presented as a cause for celebration. Talking with reporters, executives described the fast-loading, natively hosted articles as a promising new creative format. A suite of publishing tools …

We May Be Able to Build a Rocket That Can Go 99.999% the Speed of Light

Theoretical Spacecrafts<p>Theoretical physics often lifts the sanctions we set on our own imaginations. Whether it’s exploring the possibility of warp …

A Massive Dead Galaxy Existed Just 1.7 Billion Years After The Big Bang, But No One Knows How

We might be very wrong about how galaxies form.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a massive, inactive galaxy from when the Universe was …

Watch a NASA simulation of Cassini's upcoming Saturn crash

On April 26th, NASA's Cassini probe will begin diving in and out of the gap between Saturn and its rings in what the agency calls its "Grand Finale." The spacecraft will orbit the gas giant it's been observing since 2004 22 more times before taking the final plunge into its atmosphere in …

Oklahoma home invasion shooting: No charges against man who killed 3 intruders

An Oklahoma prosecutor said Monday no charges will be filed against a 23-year-old man who fatally shot three teenage intruders in his home, but that the woman who drove them there is being charged with first-degree murder.<p>Authorities say Zachary Peters was home alone when he shot Maxwell Cook, …

Cats like people more than food, according to an actual scientific study

It's a Friday night: Are you going to hunker down with some takeout and Netflix or go out on the town and socialize with friends? If you seek out …

Einstein took the time to write this lengthy letter to an Iowa teacher — it just sold for $53,000

<i>Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that Einstein was writing about Electrostatic Theory and Special Relativity.</i><p>A lengthy …

What can Britain's technology industry expect from Brexit?

Any minute now, Sir Tim Barrow, the British ambassador to the European Union, will hand EU president Donald Tusk a letter. Inside will be the UK’s formal Article 50 notice, saying that after 44 years of membership, it wishes to exit the bloc.<p>This will fire the starting pistol on a two year race to …

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

Dark Matter

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Universe

Shaq Really Really Believes the Earth Is Flat...And He's Not Alone

The earth is flat. It may sound like a nonsensical statement to many, but for some, it is the truth. Just days ago, basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Scientists rewrote the DNA of an entire species

Biologists designed a new type of yeast from scratch. Now, they want to bring it to life.<p>In just a few years, scientists will unveil a creature whose every letter of DNA was written by a human being. It will be a yeast cell with a fully designer genome, and biological capabilities seen nowhere else …

Genetics

This Lab-in-a-Box Could Make Gene Therapy Less Elitist - MIT Technology Review

Jennifer Adair carried out her first gene therapy experiment several years ago. A cancer treatment, it involved collecting blood from a patient, and …

Immunotherapy

Towards A New Understanding Of Dark Matter

Dark matter remains largely mysterious, but astrophysicists keep trying to crack open that mystery. Last year’s discovery of gravity waves by the …

Dark Matter

'Physics-Defying' Gravity Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …