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First human eggs grown in laboratory

<b>Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh.</b><p>The team say the technique could lead to new ways of preserving the fertility of children having cancer treatment.<p>It is also an opportunity to explore how human eggs develop, much of …

Genetics

The Republican Waterloo

Conservatives once warned that Obamacare would produce the Democratic Waterloo. Their inability to accept the principle of universal coverage has, instead, led to their own defeat.<p>Seven years and three days ago, the House of Representatives grumblingly voted to approve the Senate’s version of the …

Health Care

Intolerant Liberals

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding …

Black Lives Matter

Researchers have replicated a notorious social experiment that claimed to explain the rise of fascism

Remember that study from psychology class where participants were willing to shock people with excessively high voltage, just because a researcher told them to?<p>Well, a new paper published March 14 just announced that the famous Milgram Experiment has been replicated in Poland over 50 years since …

What if depression serves a purpose?

A new hypothesis sheds light on an age-old mental health issue.<p>Depression is so common — about 1 out of every 6 people experience it during their …

How a smart breast pump won CES

When we previewed CES 2017 last week, none of our editors saw the Willow smart breast pump coming. But the humble device, which slides into a nursing mother's bra and allows for hands-free pumping, won two of our Best of CES awards and generated press coverage across the internet. We were hardly …

Sling TV

The first lady spoke with Oprah Winfrey in likely her last interview of the year, and drew a clear contrast between Barack Obama and Donald Trump<p>America is now a country without hope, Michelle Obama has said.<p>Asked by Oprah Winfrey if her husband’s administration had lived up to its promise of hope, …

Donald Trump

Why Sleep Paralysis Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

I don’t mind bad dreams. When you wake up, the dream fades away. What utterly terrifies me, though, is when my brain wakes up but my body cannot …

9 Sleep Myths That Are Ruining Your Career (and How to Fix Them) | Inc.com

Think you can forgo a night--or even a couple extra hours--of sleep and still get by at work? Think again. According to Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute, there are numerous sleep myths that can get in the way of a good night's sleep--and your success.<p>Here, then, are Dr. …

7 Questions We Would Have Asked Donald Trump At His Canceled Press Conference

<b>Updated at 12:39 p.m. ET</b><p>President-elect Donald Trump promised a press conference Thursday to clarify the role he would have with his international business entanglements after he becomes president.<p>He canceled.<p>The transition team said Monday that Trump is delaying his "announcement" until January. …

Trump Continues to Tweet Freely As Transition Continues

Donald Trump and his top aides were on offense and defense on everything ranging from the phone call with Taiwan to a new warning to U.S. companies.

Donald Trump

Scientists and environmentalists are bracing for a clash with Trump

Since the election of Donald Trump, few groups have mobilized more quickly to try to influence his future decisions and appointments than scientists and environmentalists, constituencies that fear they could be marginalized once he takes the helm of the federal government in January.<p>Petitions and …

Trump foreign policy faces scrutiny as team defends Taiwan phone call

President-elect sent tweets hours after Mike Pence tried to downplay possibility that Trump could threaten diplomatic rift with Beijing through actions last week<p>President-elect Donald Trump railed against China on Sunday, only hours after his transition team denied that his call with Taiwan’s …

Donald Trump

Italy Referendum: Prime Minister Renzi Quits as Voters Deliver Stinging Rebuke

Euro Turns Positive<p>The euro is now trading higher against the dollar, last up almost 0.4%. The move higher is a marked recovery after the currency fell to its lowest since 2015 as the votes came in last night.<p>Highlights,<br>• Markets<p>Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>'Foolish' to Predict Coming European Elections, Says …

Trump lashes out at China after getting criticism over phone call with Taiwan

"Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn't tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so!" Trump said on Twitter.<p>…

The moral foundations of fascism: Warring psychological theories struggle to make sense of Hitler, Mussolini and you-know-who

<b>(AP)</b><p>An abstruse but bitter debate in social psychology sheds crucial light on Donald Trump, and the history behind him<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 4, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The week before the 2016 presidential election, Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece for Bloomberg View headlined "The Moral Foundations of …

11 Sleeping Apps to Help Insomniacs Rest Up This Holiday Season

Although we LOVE the holiday season, finding time to do everything on our Christmas to-do list can be hella stressful. From planning the Christmas dinner menu to buying (and wrapping) gifts for him and her, there’s just too much to do… and not enough time to do it. But since stress can have …

Apps

Cognitive science backs up the ancient Indian philosophy that we’re conscious even in deep sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep is often described as unconsciousness. We certainly don’t see distinct objects or have linear and memorable trains of thought, as we do in daily life or while dreaming. But in a meta-analysis published last month in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive science experts argue …

The Sleep Habits of Successful Executives

This morning we focus on an issue to which you almost certainly pay too little attention: yourself. If I had asked you five minutes ago to list the …

Former Guantanamo inmate ends hunger strike

Abu Wa'el Dhiab, who refused food and water for 68 days after being resettled to Uruguay is to travel to a new country. He spent 12 years imprisoned …

POLL: White Evangelicals Have Warmed To Politicians Who Commit 'Immoral' Acts

Quick: do you think politicians can still do their jobs if they've screwed up in their personal lives?<p>Many Americans answer this question differently now than they would have five years ago. And for white evangelical Protestants, it's especially likely their opinion has changed.<p>That's what a new …

Appearing happy on social media is increasingly being used against people in court

Danny Cuesta admitted to preying on a 15-year-old sophomore who attended the school where he taught Spanish. He lured her into a private school office to "make copies," took her to motels for sex, and posed as her personal "tutor" as an excuse to visit her at home.<p>Cuesta's victim—known in court …

Can mental illness be prevented in the womb?

<i>; Credit: / Katherine Streeter for NPR</i>Bret Stetka | NPREvery day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the …

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

Creativity

Sexism Is Out In The Open In The 2016 Campaign. That May Have Been Inevitable

The men parked their white work van on a patch of dirt down the road from the college where Hillary Clinton was set to give a major speech.<p>Then they attached a banner.<p>It was almost as long as the van with bold red-and-black vinyl lettering.<p>"Trump that bitch," it read.<p>They waved and smiled, as …

Government

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I grew up in a ‘because I said so’ household.<p>“Why can’t I have an Easy Bake Oven?”, I no doubt said in the whiniest voice ever. “Because we have a …

Georgetown Will Offer An Edge In Admissions To Descendants Of Slaves

Georgetown University will be offering an admissions edge to descendants of enslaved people sold to fund the school, officials announced on Thursday.<p>Jesuit priests connected to the private Catholic university sold 272 enslaved people in 1838, to pay off the university's massive debts. The men, …

Black History

Men Still Make More Money Than Women and the Reason Why Sucks

In 2014, women made about $0.79 for every dollar men made, which is a damn sight better than 1965 or even 1995, when they made $0.60 and $0.71 for …

Scientists were surprised at how much hiring managers discriminate against workers with disabilities

According to a 2012 Census Bureau report, only 41% of disabled people ages 21 to 64 are employed, compared to 79% of non-disabled people in that age group. Additionally, disabled workers who do have jobs earn about $9,000 less a year than non-disabled workers.<p>Sadly, then, it's not surprising to …

Women and people of color with chronic pain suffer because of white male heroin users--here's why

<i>This is the second part of an article exploring the media’s role in whipping up hysteria against opioid painkillers and that hysteria’s impact on</i> …