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Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have discovered that an enzyme helps brain tumors to grow. This finding …

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

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20 short books worthy of your whole weekend

No luck on your New Year’s resolution to read more? Pick up one of these short titles and you can call yourself well read by Monday morning<p><i>This</i> …

Theresa May To Praise Donald Trump As She Declares Britain And US Can "Lead Together Again"

PM moves to woo Republican Congress as well as White House<p>Theresa May is set to heap praise on Donald Trump by declaring a renewed America and a …

Why Trump’s Inaugural May Look a Lot Like Nixon’s

There were massive protests in 1973 at Richard Nixon’s second inaugural, just as there will be for Donald Trump’s first. And that might not be all …

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

The entries were pulled from places like Obama’s summer reading lists, his childhood favorites, and recommendations made for his daughter, Malia. …

Good Atticus, Bad Atticus: Obama, Sessions, and Finch's Legacy

By Nina Martyris January 18, 2017<p>Last week, in an uncomfortable but enlightening coincidence, America was confronted with the two faces of its most ambiguous fictional hero, Atticus Finch, the principled racist who bestrides Harper Lee’s <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> (1960) and <i>Go Set a Watchman</i> (2015). On …

This Disturbing Clip Will Convince You to See Christine, the True Story of an On-Camera Suicide

In 1974, a newscaster named Christine Chubbuck shot herself on live TV. A movie about the tragic true story was released last year, and as of this week, <b>Christine</b> is available on iTunes and VOD platforms. Though it flew mostly under the radar, the film earned rave reviews, due in large part to …

When Neurologists Were Also Artists

Before there were CAT scans, there was the amazing artistic work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience.<p>Before there were CAT scans, there was the amazing artistic work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience.

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5 Debut Short Story Collections with Less-Than-Perfect Protagonists

In Ottessa Moshfegh’s debut short story collection <i>Homesick for Another World</i>, characters aim for human connection, and mostly miss.<p>A man falls in love with the woman behind the counter at his local video arcade, but when he manages to get her number, he sends her sarcastic and demeaning texts. A …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Three-parent baby born to infertile couple in world first

A “three-parent” IVF technique has been used for the first time to allow an infertile couple to have a baby.<p>The successful birth, announced this week by doctors in Ukraine, potentially offers hope for thousands of British couples who are struggling to conceive.<p>The baby boy is thought to be the …

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The Latest: London mayor wants softer Brexit, market access

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>London Mayor Sadiq Khan is arguing …