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How many transgender kids grow up to stay trans?

The National Post recently covered the CBC’s cancellation of a BBC documentary about transgender children (Why CBC cancelled a BBC documentary that …

LGBTQI

Scientists Have Found a Completely New Way to Attack And Kill Cancer Cells

If this works in people, it will be better than chemo.<p>Scientists have made a promising step forward in the ongoing fight against cancer, developing a …

Immunotherapy

Why Trump's No. 2 donor isn't asking for much

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> He doesn't demand the President hire his right-hand people. He doesn't ask aspirants to genuflect en route to his palatial home. He didn't even attend the inauguration.<p>Bernie Marcus isn't getting much for his $7 million.<p>The co-founder and first CEO of Home Depot has none of the …

Donald Trump

BILL GROSS: Foreign central banks have kept the US from a recession

Although Gross writes about the existential meanings embedded in Donovan's line about happiness, he says the line more importantly reminds him of history repeating itself, particularly financial history. Apparently, Gross saved two notes to himself on a "finance-based economy" that he jotted down …

Central Banks

How Ancient Legends Gave Birth to Modern Superheroes

The images that pop up in most people’s heads when they think about superheroes can be traced back to the 1938 debut of Superman and the genre …

10 Books You Should Read During Black History Month

Historian Carter G. Woodson had specific goals when he created “Negro History Week,” what later became Black History Month, in 1926. He wanted to …

Black History

Living in a Bubble Apart From the Average Joe

I live in a bubble.<p>Bill Maher, the comedian-cum-political pundit, often castigates Republicans for living in a bubble, for not recognizing bigotry and old fashioned stupidity, among other blindnesses.<p>I live in a bubble as well, for I am among the most educated in our society and live among …

Middle-class

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

Obama Is Culturally Black Because He Wants to Be

Ben Carson’s attempt to disqualify President Barack Obama from authentic blackness is misguided, but not in the ways many might suppose. Carson …

Ben Carson

Being Wrong About Fundamental Physics Is Pretty Exciting Too

New antineutrino results from China don't yet have an explanation, which is maybe a good thing.<p><i>Correction: An earlier version of this article identified the Daya Bay research as originating in Japan, while the researchers and institutions involved are from China. The post has since been updated.</i> …

Physics

France in State of Emergency as Terrorist Attacks in Paris Kill at Least 128

Jerome Sessini—Magnum for TIME<p>Christian Hartmann—Reuters<p>Christian Hartmann—Reuters<p>Ian Langsdon—EPA<p>Jacques Brinon—AP<p>Kenzo Tribouillard—AFP/Getty Images<p>…

France

Three Social Entrepreneurs Driving Growth And Change In Haiti

<i>This is the fourth in a series of articles from Haiti</i><p>Yesterday, I met not one but three remarkable social entrepreneurs here in Haiti. The first is a young woman who is leading a local effort to help other entrepreneurs in Haiti, the second a young man who now runs the largest plastic recycling …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Maps, SwiftKey Keyboard

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Attack at Paris's Bataclan: 'two or three men began shooting blindly at crowd'

Witnesses describe attack at music venue during which concertgoers taken hostage<p>Like most Friday nights, especially those with a “special event”, the Bataclan nightclub and concert hall near Paris’s Place de la République was heaving.<p>More than 1,000 fans had gathered at this popular venue for a …

Death Metal

Ticked Off Moms Taking Stand Against ‘Reverse Racism’ and ‘Segregation’ at Middle School

Parents at a Florida middle school were livid after what they say was an example of “reverse racism” and “segregation” — black students being allowed to attend a field trip while other students were prohibited.<p>Heron Creek Middle School (Image source: WBBH-TV)<p>Heron Creek Middle School officials …

Middle School

Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection

Injecting the drug ranibizumab into the eyes of diabetics improved their sight and prevented further deterioration<p>Diabetics blinded by the disease have been offered new hope afters scientists unveiled the first new treatment in 40 years.<p>Researchers said that injections of the drug ranibizumab …

Paris attack witness: 'he was dressed in black, professional, shooting and killing'

Psychotherapist Mark Colclough, a 43-year-old British-Danish dual citizen, was with a colleague on Rue de la Fontaine when he witnessed a gunman attack a cafe<p>We were about 20 metres away from the cafe when we heard a firecracker and I looked around and I could see a man, maybe 185cm tall, and the …

Extremism

Ted Cruz, Ben Carson Call For U.S. To Reconsider Taking Syrian Refugees After Paris Attacks

Two prominent Republicans are calling for renewed scrutiny towards U.S. plans to resettle Syrian refugees.<p>Following the deadly attacks in Paris Friday night, two prominent Republicans have called for the United States to table plans to accept thousands of Syrian refugees, citing terror …

U.S. Political Reaction To Paris Attacks Split Along Party Lines

<b>Updated at 1:22 a.m. ET</b><p>In the wake of controversy of any kind, even terrorist attacks, U.S. politics is never far behind. The American political response — from President Obama to the candidates vying to replace him — in the hours following the Paris attacks has been unsurprisingly split along …

Government

The Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier

Lost Cause fanatics—including a handful of African Americans—insist that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy. Nothing in the historical …

Windows finally has a good web browser

Edge is the browser Windows 10 deserves<p>For two decades, the default web browsing experience in Windows has been Internet Explorer. Over the years, Microsoft’s home-built browser became bloated, insecure, confusing to use, and just plain hated by many users. A lot of people turned to alternatives, …

Software

Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …

Universe

Scott Walker destroyed his state: Wisconsin’s economic cautionary tale

Taxing the poor to subsidize massive corporations is calamitous in the long term. Who would’ve guessed?<p>The continuum of American politics is not a straight line -- it is more like a circle. Travel farther out on the right and left, and ultimately the sides bend to a common position on an issue like …

Republican Primaries

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Obama, the Police, and the Rise of the Racial Mob

John F. Kennedy never sought to become America’s first Catholic president. He sought to be America’s president. His Catholicism was incidental to his oath of office. If anything, he went out of his way in word and deed to reassure those for whom his Catholicism was an issue that their fears were …

Justice

NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellation, near the North Star. It was first spotted with …

Bernie Sanders' Great Response on Racism and Inequality

The stakes were high for the speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to the national gathering of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Baton …

Middle-class

12 Hilarious Comics That Nail The Reality Of Parenthood

Greeting card artist and dad of two Brian Gordon wanted to create a comic that was a bit more personal than usual.<p>"I thought I had figured out what kids were like and how to parent after the first one, but my daughter came along and proved I had no idea what I was doing." So, in 2013, Fowl Language …