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Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …

LGBTQI

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Destroy Fake News

But A.I. can also cause the volume of fake news to explode.<p>With the rise of email came the rise of spam filling inboxes. Email has become …

Machine Learning

Ancient tissue found in 195 million-year-old dinosaur rib

<b>(CNN) —</b> It might be the oldest soft tissue sample ever found. Researchers discovered ancient collagen and protein remains preserved in the ribs of a dinosaur that walked the Earth 195 million years ago.<p>No, this doesn't mean "Jurassic Park" is about to become a reality. But finding such …

The Clues That Neanderthals Didn't Know How to Make Fire

New evidence from two caves in Western France deepens an old mystery about our fellow hominins.<p>In the 1981 movie <i>Quest for Fire</i>, a group of Neanderthals struggles to keep a small ember burning while moving across a cold, bleak landscape. The meaning is clear: If the ember goes out, they will lose …

Anthropology

The Strangest Moon In The Solar System

In 1671, Giovanni Cassini gazed through a telescope at Saturn, and discovered a number of incredible wonders: the famed gap in its rings, detailed band structures in its atmosphere, and a number of moons. The second Saturnian moon ever discovered — Iapetus — was immediately caught doing something …

Astronomy

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Stephen Colbert and Ricky Gervais Debate the Existence of God

Unsurprisingly, the Catholic host failed to convince his atheist guest that God exists.<p>Typically, the question “Is there a God?” does not come up on …

10 easy slow cooker recipes for March basketball

Karaage is the Japanese method for making superior fried chicken

What strikes me about the Japanese relationship with fried chicken is the frequency of consumption—more often than a once-in-a-while indulgence. In …

Shark Immunity Evolved to Efficiently Resist Cancer | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Shark DNA provides tantalizing insights into their ancient and efficient immune systems. [WikiCommons]<p>×<p>It has been known for …

Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer, new study suggests

Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer, a new study suggests.<p>The research found 50 per cent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the previous year.<p>The study of nearly 1 million patients in Italy and Belgium was led by the International Prevention …

Diabetes

A 23-year-old college dropout just opened a robot-powered coffee kiosk in San Francisco

Henry Hu, 23, hates waiting in lines at coffee shops. The college dropout and recipient of the prestigious Thiel Fellowship throws back about five cups of coffee a day on average.<p>Thanks to his new invention, other coffee fiends in San Francisco can now get their fix in seconds.<p>The robot, which is …

The Alternative Periodic Table

The Alternative Periodic Table is a new project from Matt Baker at UsefulCharts being funded through a Kickstarter campaign that ends on <b>February 9,</b> …

Google's Go-Playing Machine Opens the Door to Robots that Learn

Two robotic arms face two closed doors. Both reach forward and miss the door handles entirely. So they reach again, and this time, they hit the …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Foods You Should Never Make in a Slow Cooker

Unless you want to try a recipe for disaster.<p>1. Dairy<p>Adding milk, cream, cheese, sour cream or yogurt to a slow cooker will curdle them. Yuck.<p>2. Couscous<p>It'll only get mushy and completely unappetizing. Instead, cook it separately and add it to whatever's in the recipe right before you serve it.<p>3. …

Cooking

Trump’s Flawed Defense of His Immigration Order

“The notion that dangerous individuals could rush into the country in the timeframe of a week flies in the face of reality,” according to one immigration lawyer.<p>President Trump’s signing of an executive order last Friday suspending the admission of refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority …

Immigration

Feel exhausted all the time? These could be the reasons why

Feel the energy slump? If you’re constantly tired, finding reasons not to exercise, aren’t waking up feeling fresh, then chances are that there is an …

Wellness

Human antibody trial adds new hope for HIV vaccine

A human trial has shown tentative but significant progress towards a vaccine for HIV.<p>An HIV cure has eluded the scientific community for decades. …

22 Cozy Slow-Cooker Casseroles That Make Life Easy

Slow-cooker season is in full swing, and these cozy casserole recipes are here to warm your soul. You'll be glad you won't have to bother with the …

9 questions about the global refugee crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

On World Refugee Day, looking at a 65 million person crisis.<p>“We don’t want them here,” President Donald Trump said on January 27, just before he signed his controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees. “We want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our …

NASA's twin study throws up an early genetic curveball

Scientists have begun poring over some of the preliminary data from NASA's landmark twin-study, which looks at the genetic differences between …

A huge mouth and no anus – this could be our earliest known ancestor

Thought to have lived 540 million years ago, the discovery of Saccorhytus coronarious fossils sheds light on the early stages of evolution<p>You won’t find it in your family album, but a tiny prehistoric creature with a bag-like body, a huge mouth and no anus has become the best candidate yet for our …

Biology

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then it Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off a friend who is persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Was Venus the first habitable planet in our solar system?

Its surface is hot enough to melt lead and its skies are darkened by toxic clouds of sulphuric acid. Venus is often referred to as Earth’s evil twin, but conditions on the planet were not always so hellish, according to research that suggests it may have been the first place in the solar system to …

Astronomy

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be A Simulation?

We take for granted, every day, that what we perceive as “real” is actually reflective of some type of objective reality. That the atoms and molecules composing our bodies actually exist; that the photons interacting with us possess energy and momentum; that the neutrinos passing through us are …

Physics

An illustrator's brutally honest and witty take on living with mental illness

Ruby Elliot was 14-years-old when she was diagnosed with anorexia. Then came the depression, bulimia and bi-polar.<p>She loved drawing as a young child …

Mental Health

There might be an algorithm that explains intelligence

The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have even inspired a model of artificial intelligence (AI). Now, a recent study published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience</i> shows how human intelligence may be a …

Oxygen from Earth’s atmosphere may be traveling all the way to the Moon’s surface

The byproducts of life are sprinkling onto lunar soil<p>Despite orbiting nearly 240,000 miles from Earth, our Moon may be periodically mingling with our planet’s atmosphere. New research shows that oxygen from Earth could be journeying all the way out to the Moon, where it then gets lodged inside the …