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Now we know who Trump really is

Gag orders for his own people and lawsuits for everybody else, Trump has nobody’s interests in mind but his own<p>You need know only two things about the Trump presidency to understand what kind of man he is. We learned fairly early on that the Trump administration is the first in memory to bar …

Donald Trump

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …


Last Week Tonight Created a Children’s Book About Mike Pence’s Gay Pet Rabbit for Charity, and Also to Troll Him

Mike Pence’s homophobia is so well-established that even Donald Trump reportedly makes fun of it, but in a segment about the vice president on <i>Last</i> …

Donald Trump

Breath of the Wild, Night in the Woods clean up at GDC Awards

The best in the last 12 months of big-name and indie gaming<p>At this year’s annual Game Developers Choice Awards, a familiar name took home grand prize: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, racking up its latest game of the year trophy. But this year’s Independent Games Festival Awards ceremony, …

Legend of Zelda

A Chemist Called 'Dr. Coffee' Uses Science to Make a Perfect Cup Every Time

'The best thing for people to do is to locate each variable systematically.'<p>Roughly 83 percent of American adults drink coffee regularly, adding up …


Stormy Daniels polygraph report released

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Stormy Daniels was "truthful about having unprotected vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump in July 2006," according to a polygraph test report from 2011.<p>The report states that the "probability of deception was measured to be less than 1%." It was given to CNN by Michael …

Donald Trump

Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.<p>The …


How The Last Jedi Made Star Wars Space Combat Legible

If any one thing about <i>The Last Jedi</i> has been contentious—actually, no, strike that, everything about <i>The Last Jedi</i> has been contentious, including its …

Star Wars

Healthy Foods You Can Make in an Instant Pot

With the help of an Instant Pot, healthy cooking is easier than ever before. Multi-purpose and incredibly fast, this electric pressure cooker also …


Banksy Returns to NYC With Protest Mural at Historic Houston Bowery Wall

After returning to New York City after a 5-year hiatus, Banksy already has two pieces of work up on NYC’s walls.<p>The first, which he unveiled via his …


Western New York’s Cardiac Arrest Protocols Shift Focus to On-Scene Resuscitation

This is no small matter.<p>Cardiac arrest ranks as the third-leading cause of death in the nation behind cancer and heart disease. It strikes about …


This Cat Cartoon Nails America's Gun Problem In A Way Even Our Politicians Can Understand

Gun control has very much remained a staple of the news cycle ever since last month’s Parkland school shooting, and that is a wonderful thing. While …

Gun Control

IV Catheter Size: How much of a difference does it make?

<b>Resuscitation protocols almost ubiquitously state the need for two large-bore IVs for rapid fluid administration.</b> The fact that more fluid flows …

All Galaxies Take a Billion Years to Rotate. Which Is Really Cool, and Totally Weird.

Big or small, dense or empty, it's one thing they all share.<p>Galaxies come in all shapes and size, and NASA's best estimates indicate there are more than 200 billion of them in the observable universe. According to the latest findings from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research …


Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Stephen Hawking

Across The Country, Students Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence

<b>Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET</b><p>At South High School in Columbus, Ohio, students stepped outside in frigid weather and said 17 names, releasing a balloon for each one.<p>In Orange County, Fla., 17 empty desks sat in the Wekiva High School courtyard. Students sang — "Heal the world, make it a better place."<p>In …


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Humans don’t get enough sleep. Just ask other primates.

Short, REM-heavy sleep bouts separate humans from other primates, scientists find. Sleeping on the ground may have a lot to do with it.


The CDC Can't Fund Gun Research. What if that Changed?

America doesn't have good data on guns. Blame the Dickey amendment. First introduced in 1996, the legislation didn't ban gun investigations …


CrewCare - First Responder Mental Health Awareness Mobile App

Why is CrewCare important?<p>EMS | Fire | Police | Military<p>For the First Responder:<p><b>Download the free app and start participating today</b>• <b><br>Get the word out</b> …

Mental Health

Doctors Want You to Know How Much Damage Rifle Bullets Really Do

After the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th resulted in at least 17 deaths and 14 injuries, the …


A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live …

Harvard Medical School

The NRA's worst nightmare is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like the early days of the #MeToo movement, which caused a cultural shift regarding sexual misconduct -- but this time, the problem at hand is gun violence, and the movement is called #NeverAgain. And this time, the courageous individuals leading the effort for change are teenagers …


Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership —here's why they don't have mass shootings

Switzerland hasn't had a mass shooting since 2001 when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself.<p>In 2016, the country — which has about 2 million privately-owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people —had just 47 attempted homicides with firearms. The country's …


Hasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars Toy

Today, Hasbro unveiled <i>Haslab</i>, which promises to basically be the toymaker’s answer to Kickstarter, for diehard fans of its toys. The new …


David Attenborough Convinces The BBC And The Queen to Ban Single-Use Plastics

What a man.


No mass shootings in Australia in 20 years: How did they do it?

Mass shootings stopped in Australia after strict new gun laws passed, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>And overall deaths from firearms have fallen since the 1997 law, which banned certain semi-automatic and pump-action weapons and forced owners to sell them back to the government, the team reported …