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Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts

The complicated collapse of middle-aged white Americans.<p>In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US …

18 facts about 'The Goonies' in honor of the film's 30th anniversary

<i>The Goonies</i>, the cult film that features an all-kid cast, just turned 30 this weekend.<p>The classic 80's film is a story about a group of working-class …

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

How To Make Sure You're Eating Enough Ice Cream This Winter

It's winter. It's cold outside. Your bones are frozen. You can't feel your toes. You are wearing four pairs of socks. You want to cry but the teardrops freeze before having the chance to roll dramatically down your cheek. There are icicles on your eyelashes. There is a permanent slick of snot …

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These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Evernote's new app turns your iPhone and iPad into a scanner (updated)

You likely already have a favorite scanner app if you regularly deal with documents outside the office. But in case you haven't found The One yet, there's one more contender to consider: Evernote's Scannable app for iOS. The company first announced it at Evernote's annual conference in October …

Zoology Notes 002: The aquatic warbler, an exponent of prolonged sex

For most birds, sex involves the briefest of genital kisses. For the aquatic warbler, it typically lasts 25 minutes.<p>In most bird species, copulation is a flighty affair, lasting little more than seconds. But the secretive aquatic warbler, which winters in Africa and breeds in the marshy fenlands of …