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Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Fitness

Zwim goggles integrate a near-eye display for underwater tracking

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take more of your devices underwater without worrying about any damage? If you’re looking for more smart and …

Wearable Tech

Puig explains bat-licking habits: 'I make love to the bat'

If you've yet to be initiated into the Yasiel Puig school of baseball fun, brace yourself because it's headed to the biggest stage there is.<p>Yes, the …

Baseball

Roger Goodell: NFL Will Not Change National Anthem Policy

(AP) In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem …

Jerry Jones

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.<p>The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s …

Cancer

Facebook's General Counsel to Testify to Congress in Russia Probe

WASHINGTON — Facebook's general counsel, Colin Stretch, will testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees in open hearings Nov. 1 as part of the congressional investigation into Russia's use of technology to try to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, a Facebook …

Social Media

North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' May Finally Be Opening After Decades of Delay

After 30 years of vacancy, rumor has it that North Korea has resumed work on the so-called Hotel of Doom. New satellite images show cranes and trucks …

North Korea

For Clues To China's Crackdown On Public Expression, Look To Its Economy

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in September, Liang Xiaojun received a knock on the door. "There were 15 of them: national security police, regular police, justice bureau folks," he remembers.<p>Liang is a human rights lawyer in Beijing, an endangered species since 2015, when China's government …

China

Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.<p>The consent decree …

LGBTQI
Immigration

Attention, goths! Hubble just spotted a ‘pitch black’ planet

‘I see a black, black planet,’ droned Andrew Eldritch on the Sisters of Mercy’s relentlessly miserable 1985 goth hit Black Planet.<p>Well, good news, …

deGrasse Tyson defends climate change science

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says lawmakers and the media cherry pick scientific papers to reinforce political ideals on climate change and says it's irresponsible to create public policy while ignoring the scientific community's consensus.

Clean Technology

Floyd Mayweather Says Trump's 'Grab Them by the P----' Comments Are How a 'Real Man' Talks

In a new interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Floyd Mayweather opened up about his friendship with President Trump and defended the lewd comments that …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Ad industry attacks Safari's effort to protect your privacy

A feature in Apple's upcoming browser makes it harder for advertisers to track us online. That will "sabotage" the internet, advertisers say.<p>When Safari 11 arrives on iPhones and Macs later this month, Apple's browser will come with a feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that makes it …

Digital Advertising

Facebook’s reliance on software algorithms keeps getting the company into trouble

The company is allowing advertisers to reach ‘Jew haters.’<p><b>Update</b>: Facebook announced late Thursday that it would temporarily stop letting advertisers target users with information like “field of study” or “college” until it figures out how to prevent inappropriate tags from surfacing.<p>“To help …

Internet

CBO: Trump is making Obamacare premiums more expensive

The Trump administration’s management of Obamacare is causing higher premiums and lower enrollment in the individual market, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds.<p>The nonpartisan office estimates that average premiums in the health law marketplaces will be 15 percent higher next …

Health Care

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Call for ESPN to Fire Jemele Hill

“She crossed the line and put herself in dubious legal territory,” Democratic Coalition Chairman Jon Cooper says<p>The Democratic Coalition, an …

Trump Signs Congressional Resolution Condemning White Supremacists

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution passed by Congress condemning white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and other hate groups.<p>"As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms," Trump said in a statement. "No matter the …

Report: ESPN tried to take Jemele Hill off the air after White House condemnation

Viewers of ESPN’s 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” on Wednesday would not necessarily have known that anything extraordinary happened that day. Jemele Hill took her usual place alongside co-host Michael Smith, and the two kicked off the show with a discussion of the red-hot Cleveland Indians before offering …

Donald Trump

Google reveals the top things people want to find out ‘How to’ do

Google has a new website compiled using search data and built by its News Lab, working together with Xaquin G.V., an interactive visual data journalist. The site uses data related to searches made by users about “How To” do things, which represents a massive amount of activity on Google, it turns …

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