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New York University Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students

New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation’s major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won’t be saddled with six-figure debt.<p>School officials worry …

College & University

Trump responds after hundreds of newspaper editorials criticize his attacks on the press

Hundreds of newspaper editorial boards across the country answered a nationwide call Thursday to express disdain for President Trump’s attacks on the news media, while some explained their decision not to do so. The same morning, the president tweeted that the “fake news media” are the “opposition …

Donald Trump

Citizenship service conspired with ICE to ‘trap’ immigrants at visa interviews, ACLU says

Lilian Calderon told her daughter not to worry, that she would be coming right back. Calderon and her husband, Luis, had an interview they couldn’t miss at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Rhode Island Jan. 17.<p>All they had to do was prove their marriage was legitimate, the first step on …

Immigration

How far behind is America in paid time off compared to the rest of the world?

Compared to the amount of paid time off afforded to workers in other countries, American employees are woefully undercompensated.<p>In fact, the U.S. is the only advanced economy that doesn't guarantee its workers any paid vacation time. And as a result, a quarter of the country's private-sector …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

Hackers are preparing an ‘unlimited’ ATM cash heist. Here’s how to protect yourself

The FBI is warning financial institutions that cybercriminals are preparing to execute a hack that could siphon a virtually unlimited amount of money …

Identity Theft

The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

The way you get and use both TV and internet in your home is about to change drastically.<p>Verizon detailed a bit about how the next stage of home TV …

Smart TV

Elephants Hardly Ever Get Cancer, And We May Finally Know Their Secret

We can learn from this.<p>For years, scientists have tried to figure out why elephants are so good at not getting cancer. New research suggests their …

Elephants

US Farmers Are Draining One of The World's Largest Aquifers Faster Than It's Naturally Replenished

"Too many straws in too small of a cup".<p>Every summer the US Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, …

Farming

4 Male Breast Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Breast cancer is less common in men, but it's still possible for guys to get it. That's why it's extra important to know these signs and symptoms.<p>When we talk about breast cancer, we rarely talk about the men who are diagnosed with the condition. So often, we assume breast cancer is exclusively a …

Cancer

Scientist Finds a Hidden Diagnosis in Heart Rate Data From Fitness Watches

An algorithm can diagnose the heart condition that plagued Larry Bird.<p>A human heart beats about 86,000 times per day, accelerating if you drink …

Fibrillation

What’s the best calendar app for iPhone?

Calendar apps for iPhone are a tough thing to advise for because different people use them in different ways. Some people are busier than others (meeting wise), and others use their calendar as a to-do system (personally I question your sanity if you are this way). All of the primary calendar apps …

Apps

‘Loop disease’ could kill your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

It has a ridiculous name, but it’s a serious problem. Incidents of “loop disease’ are reportedly sending growing numbers of iPhones to the repair shop.<p>This isn’t a new virus or an iOS bug. Instead, it’s a hardware problem affecting older iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units.<p>The first symptoms are …

IPhone 7

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Astronomy

Omarosa claims Trump knew about the hack of Hillary Clinton's emails before they were leaked

The former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump knew about the hack of Hillary Clinton's emails before their release in the summer of 2016.<p>When asked during an interview with MSNBC's Katy Tur whether Trump "knew what was coming out before …

Donald Trump

White House waives ethics rules to allow top staffers access to Fox News

<b>Bill Shine; Larry Kudlow (AP/Mark Lennihan/Susan Walsh/Salon)</b><p>Trump’s deputy chief of staff for communications is being allowed to avoid the usual ethics rules<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>August 14, 2018 8:25pm (UTC)<p>A new ethics waiver for White House deputy communications director Bill Shine is raising questions …

Donald Trump

West Virginia’s efforts to impeach the state’s Supreme Court are just the latest in a worrisome trend

The question at the heart of West Virginia lawmakers' unprecedented move to impeach all of the state’s top justices is intent. Did lawmakers in the state House vote Monday to impeach the entire court because the justices were misusing state funds to a degree that merits impeachment? Or are West …

Obstruction of Justice

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala.<p>A judge denied Michael Avenatti's request to dismiss the removal case against the boy, …

Donald Trump

Japan activated an elite marine unit for the first time since World War II to counter China — and it's getting ready for its first naval exercise

Just a few months after activating its elite Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade for the first time since World War II, Japan plans to send the crisis-response force modeled off the US Marine Corps on its first naval exercise before the end of the year.<p>Japan disbanded its military after World War …

Military

How to solve Mac docking problems with the Henge Docks Stone

Apple doesn't make a Mac docking station, but that doesn't mean there are no reliable docking options. The small yet powerful Henge Docks Stone more …

MacBook Pro

From Kosher to Pink to Fleur de Sel: Your Guide to Gourmet Salts

Confused about the multiple kinds of salt now available? Look no further than this straight-forward guide to gourmet varieties of all shapes and …

Spices

How to Calibrate an iPhone

iPhones are prized for their reliability. However, some of their features can become less accurate or responsive over time, making it difficult to …

IPhone 7

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

Immune System

Google is tracking your every move even when you tell it to stop - here's how to fix it

If you’re using an Android phone or have Google apps installed on your iPhone, the search giant is almost certainly tracking your location constantly – even if you’ve turned that setting off, reports the Associated Press.<p>The story drew from UC Berkeley graduate researcher K. Shankari’s experience …

Apps

Medical nutrition therapy provided by RDNs benefits patients with chronic kidney disease

According to a new review, approximately 30 million Americans – about 15 percent of adults – have chronic kidney disease, a number that is expected …

Kidney Disease

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.<p>Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former …

Donald Trump

A student accidentally created a rechargeable battery that could last 400 years.

There’s an old saying that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.<p>There’s no better example of that than a 2016 discovery at the University …

Rechargeable Batteries

What Is a Network Bridge and How to Make One

A network bridge connects two separate computer networks, allowing them to communicate with each other and expand the overall network reach. They’re …

NASA Approves SpaceX "Load-and-Go" Fueling for Astronaut Flights

Load-and-go has its critics in the space industry, but NASA has signed off on loading propellant with humans on the rocket.<p>NASA has approved SpaceX's plan to load propellants on a rocket while the astronauts are already strapped into the spacecraft, according to <i>Spaceflight Now</i>. SpaceX has used the …

Space Travel