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Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …


There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

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China's young reporters give up on journalism: 'You can't write what you want'

The ever greater constraints placed on news reporting by Xi Jinping mean many Chinese journalists see no point in pursuing a media career<p>When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake ripped through Sichuan province in May 2008, Lin Tianhong, a 29-year-old reporter at China Youth Daily, was one of the first to …


The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About Slavery

The war was never about states’ rights, unless it was the states’ right to permit slavery, and Charles Lamar was its firebreathing poster boy.<p>Seven …

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Tamir Rice Death Declared Homicide In Newly Released Autopsy

CLEVELAND, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November has been formally ruled a homicide, according to a Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's autopsy report released on Friday that found he was struck once in the abdomen.<p>Tamir Rice, who was black, …