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2 White Women Attack Their Latinx Neighbors, Call the Police on Them, and End Up Going to Jail Themselves

Don’t worry, I’m not going to bother giving these two Beckys a cutesy nickname, but I am still going to tell the story of what they did, because I’m …

Crime

NPR’s sexist blunder is proof that women’s work isn’t just overlooked—it’s erased

Writing a book is a big deal. Being invited to discuss that book on National Public Radio is an occasion for joy, too.<p>But you know what sucks? When these two realities converge—and you, the co-author of said book, receive no credit.<p>That’s what happened to Silke-Maria Weineck, a professor of …

Feminism

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.<p>The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively …

Forests

The Dogs of America Were Not Descended From Wolves, Scientists Reveal

There's no longer such a thing as an all-American dog.<p>In the 15th century, Europeans brought war, slavery, and diseases to the New World. They also …

Anthropology

A quiet change in US policy threatens immigrants who apply for a change in status

It went largely unremarked, just another bland procedural decision from a government agency. But a quiet policy change at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services last month is the next step toward a nationwide purge of non-citizens.<p>On June 28, USCIS announced that non-citizens who …

Immigration

The First Time I Was Paid for Sex

"I was motivated by a nagging curiosity, a voice in my head I couldn't tune out."<p>When I decided to get into sex work, I did my homework. For years, I read about famous courtesans, real and fictional whores, tragic victims, and heroic femme fatales. But when I decided I wanted to find out for myself …

Time I

A massive object devastated Uranus a long time ago and it never fully recovered

Our Solar System is a pretty calm place these days, all things considered, but that wasn’t always the case. In the period when the planets were still …

Astronomy

Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock

Skeptics say full autonomy could be farther away than the industry admits<p>If you believe the CEOs, a fully autonomous car could be only months away. In 2015, Elon Musk predicted a fully autonomous Tesla by 2018; so did Google. Delphi and MobileEye’s Level 4 system is currently slated for 2019, the …

Google Search

A Brief Word Regarding Our Air Conditioning Policy

Dear Colleagues,Due to certain air conditioning-adjacent events that occurred last summer — during which time Manuel’s toes got frostbitten and had …

Workstations

The 30-Day Sex Challenge for Parents

<b>DAY 1: Entice your partner by dressing in lingerie and performing a striptease.</b> Don’t smile too much — mysteriousness is sexy. Also, when you smile, …

Living Rooms

Black Firefighter Conducting City-Mandated Inspections in Oakland Hills, Calif., Questioned by Residents, Reported to Police 

An Oakland, Calif., firefighter doing his duty to serve his community, conducting city-mandated inspections around Oakland Hills, actually had the …

Oakland

40 Ways White People Say ‘White People’ Without Actually Saying ‘White People’

<b>1.</b> Americans<p><b>2.</b> Real Americans<p><b>3.</b> Middle America<p><b>4.</b> Working-class Americans<p><b>5.</b> Patriots<p><b>6.</b> Europeans<p><b>7.</b> Southerners<p><b>8.</b> Midwesterners<p><b>9.</b> Millennials<p><b>10.</b> …

Voting

She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

Microbiology

Geraldo Loses It on 'Hannity' Over Trump Immigration Policy (Video)

Fox hosts sharply disagree over forcible separation of undocumented children from their parents<p>Normally-congenial pals Geraldo Rivera and Sean …

Michael Cohen slams Trump’s child separation while resigning from RNC

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal lawyer, has resigned as deputy finance chair of the RNC Finance Committee, per ABC News. Between the …

Ivanka Trump gets destroyed after she thanked Daddy T for fixing the immigration crisis he created

She speaks, finally!<p>After remaining silent for days during the raging debate over the separation of migrant children from their families at the …

How a pseudopenis-packing hyena smashes the patriarchy’s assumptions

Lessons from female spotted hyenas for the #MeToo era.<p>Like many young women, I grew up aspiring to fit into a patriarchal world. While the boys in my elementary school were encouraged to focus on their professional achievement and financial success, I was instructed to cross my legs, minimize my …

Feminism

Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug

A fascinating new study from researchers at Temple University has successfully reversed cognitive impairments in mice with dementia. The research …

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain …

Cancer

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

"Brain in Butt" Study Points to True Location of Second Nervous System

No, it's not actually in the butt.<p>The brain and spinal cord may control most of the body, but some parts handle themselves just fine without their …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

In Cities, Wildlife Evolves Astonishingly Fast

Animals, plants, and insects adapt to the extreme urban environment—and even to specific subway lines.<p>Most naturalists turn up their noses at cities, regarding them as anti-nature—sterile wastelands of concrete and steel. But evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of <i>Darwin Comes to Town</i>, …

Biology

IFTTT’s Latest Plan: Helping Legacy Companies Take On Tech Giants

The handy automation service has years of experience and millions of users. Now all it needs is a business model.<p>A brick-and-mortar powerhouse like grocery giant Kroger might not appreciate being called a “legacy” enterprise, but that’s the reality IFTTT is pitching as it tries to turn its …

Online Life

Why Losing Weight Is So Difficult After You Turn 40

Even well-toned actresses like Charlize Theron have discovered that losing weight is tougher as you get older. Here’s the science and what you can do …

Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud

Big banks are making it easy to zap money to your friends. Maybe too easy.<p>Zelle, a service that allows bank customers to instantly send money to their acquaintances, is booming. Thousands of new users sign up every day. Some $75 billion zoomed through Zelle’s network last year. That’s more than …

Identity Theft

The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user

I recently received an email from Netflix which nearly caused me to add my card details to someone else’s Netflix account. Here I show that this is a …

NFC is the underdog tech set to explode in the next five years

In the tantalizing world of technology today, there are endless buzzwords and acronyms for emerging tech you need to know. From AI to the ‘Uber of’ dog walking and everything in-between, maybe you think you’ve heard it all. But before you hop on the hype train and leave the station, take note — an …

Apple Pay

Leaked neo-Nazi chat room shows a movement self-destructing in real time

When most people think of modern neo-Nazis, they’re often, without realizing it, thinking of the Traditionalist Worker Party. At the infamous Unite …

Rights & Freedoms

Substance that gives birds mysterious power to see Earth’s magnetic field discovered by scientists

The “sixth sense” birds use to visualise Earth’s magnetic field has been demystified, as two teams of scientists claim to have identified the source …