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Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.<p>Scientists have noticed this pattern in previous research, but now they think they have a biological explanation as to why, and it starts long before birth. The results were published in the journal PNAS on Monday.<p>…

Immune System

Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Pancakes: Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk …

'Star Wars': Rian Johnson to Create All New Trilogy

Johnson directed the upcoming “The Last Jedi”<p>Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today during the company’s quarterly earnings call that “Star …

New Star Wars Live-Action TV Show Announced

In addition to a new Star Wars movie trilogy from writer/director Rian Johnson, Disney today announced a new live-action Star Wars TV show. The show was announced during Disney's earnings call today. CEO Bob Iger also announced TV shows based on <i>Monsters Inc.</i> and <i>High School Musical</i>, and an unnamed …

Mysterious object 13 times the size of Jupiter found

In the hostile environment of the ‘galactic bulge’ at the heart of our galaxy, scientists have spotted a planet so big it might not actually be a planet.<p>A large international team of researchers found the object when looking at data acquired by NASA’s Spitzer infra-red space telescope, which was …

Did Don Jr. Just Sink His Dad’s Russia Defense?

Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya says the president’s son hinted at changing an anti-Russia law in exchange for dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p><b>Donald Trump Jr.’s</b> overeager response to a Russian intermediary’s offer for dirt on <b>Hillary Clinton</b>—“I love it”—essentially ensured that his subsequent meeting with …

Where does consciousness come from? Brain scientist closes in on the claustrum

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, neuroscientist Christof Koch has been searching for the seat of consciousness — a quest that has taken him deep within …

Consciousness

Pakistani bride kills 17 in botched plot to kill husband

MULTAN, Pakistan – Pakistani police say they have arrested a newly married woman on murder charges after she poisoned her husband’s milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people.<p>District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said Wednesday a judge has allowed police to question the woman for two weeks.<p>…

Crime

John Kasich Is Meeting With Foreign Policy Experts And Keeping His 2020 Options Open

The Republican governor of Ohio huddled Thursday with national security and foreign policy leaders in Columbus, sources said.<p>John Kasich is taking a subtle but significant step toward a possible 2020 presidential campaign.<p>The Republican governor of Ohio met privately Thursday with several national …

I tried the Instant Pot that everyone's obsessed with — and it totally changed the way I cook

I didn't cook a lot before the Instant Pot. Since I live in New York City, ordering in my dinners every night is an expensive, unhealthy, and all-too-easy option.<p>So when my boyfriend bought an Instant Pot as a spur-of-the-moment decision after seeing an Amazon sale, I was a little skeptical that we …

Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are …

Merriam-Webster Steps In After Trump Tells America To 'Heel'

"Heal" can be a difficult word when you've been defending white supremacists all week.<p>“Heal” is clearly a very difficult word to spell if you’re president of the United States in 2017, but Merriam-Webster is here to help.<p>Following a so-called “free speech” rally in Boston on Saturday, Donald Trump …

6 Deeply American Horror Movies to Watch This Holiday Weekend

For the conflicted—or indoors-inclined—patriot.<p>Happy Fourth of July weekend! It's been a rough few months, and while we love this country, if it's hard to stand, hand on heart, shedding a tear at an amateur fireworks display from your friend's rooftop while minority families are being torn apart in …

How Close Are We to Successfully Cloning the First Human?

When Will We Clone a Human?<p>Human cloning may endure as one of the go-to science fiction tropes, but in reality we may be much closer to achieving it …

LGBTQ Advocates Horrified By Trump Administration's Civil Rights Health Pick

“It is going to have a serious, probably devastating impact," one advocate said.<p>WASHINGTON ―While the nation was fixated on the meltdown of Trumpcare, the Donald Trump administration quietly appointed a former conservative think-tank staffer to head the Civil Rights Office at the Department of …

The 16 best TV shows of 2016

If you watch a lot of television, you probably already know about the theory of Peak TV — that we're fast approaching a critical mass of shows and …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

German supermarket Edeka denies neo-Nazi symbolism in TV ad

Civic educationist claims use of numerical and alphabetical codes on number plates in Christmas ad was deliberate<p>Germany’s largest supermarket chain has been criticised for a Christmas television advert that appears to contain covert neo-Nazi symbolism.<p>The ad for the Christmas range at Edeka …

Europe