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United Nations

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Manchester

This stuff could rebuild teeth and cure cavities - Futurity

Imagine using an over-the-counter product to take care of your cavities. New research suggests that could be possible with a new way to rebuild …

Dental Care

The Ineffective Executive: How Trump’s Laziness Is Destroying His Presidency

Unstructured time seems to be incubating his biggest outbursts of rage.<p>Forgive me, because we’re about to take a break from a week of big and mostly horrible news—a rush to intervention in Syria being the worst, a bank robber throwing cash over <b>Taylor Swift’s</b> fence being the best—and instead …

Donald Trump

Zuckerberg certainly convinced me - to log off Facebook for good, that is

I felt little more than distaste for the tech mogul. Then I saw him before Congress, and the effect was immediate<p>I hate Facebook as much as the next person, but prior to this week I had no intention of boycotting it. The gesture would, I told myself, be both meaningless and totally unrealistic. I …

Social Media

The Gulf Stream is the weakest it's been in 1,600 years - here's why that's really bad news

The Gulf Stream current, which serves as an important regulator of weather and climate along the Atlantic Ocean, is now the weakest it has been in at …

Global Warming

Former staffer: EPA fired him for refusing to OK first-class flight

A former top EPA staffer has told Democratic lawmakers that the agency fired him after he refused to retroactively approve the first-class travel of one of Administrator Scott Pruitt's closest aides, according to letters made public Thursday.<p>The dismissed political appointee, Kevin Chmielewski, …

Natural Gas

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining a Generation?

“Initially, helicopter parenting appears to work,” says Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of <i>How to Raise an Adult. “</i>As a kid, you're kept safe, you're given direction, and you might get a better grade because the parent is arguing with the teacher.” But, ultimately, parents end up getting in the child’s …

Homeschooling

This change can make your online browsing faster and more private

Consider choosing what DNS service you use. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds.<p>There is a small, simple step you can take right now that promises to make your online browsing faster and more private. It’s an active choice you can make, and it doesn’t require any advanced skill. It’s quick. It …

Computer Science

One Year of ‘College’ With No Degree, But No Debt And a Job at the End

New schools tout themselves as alternatives to college in the digital age, but they lack the traditional benefits of a postsecondary education<p>As a high-school senior in Hampton, Va., Aidan Cary applied last year to prestigious universities like Dartmouth, Vanderbilt and the University of …

College & University

This photographer spent a decade at the Mexico border. Here is what he saw.

By Katie Mettler and Nick Kirkpatrick | April 4, 2018<p>Getty Images special correspondent John Moore spent the past 10 years photographing all sides of the immigration debate. He traveled to Central America, along the border and into the United States with immigrants who completed the journey north. …

Immigration

Feds Say They've Detected Apparent Rogue Spy Devices In D.C.

The Department of Homeland Security says it has seen activity in Washington, D.C., of what appear to be rogue surveillance devices that could be used to hijack cellphones, listen to calls and read texts.<p>But it says it's not able to actually track down where they are, because that would require more …

Surveillance

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Rowing

This is why your child can’t actually ‘calm down’ during a tantrum

We are constantly absorbing emotions from those around us. That’s part of the reason being around kids and teens, with their roller coasters of …

Parenting

Why I blew the whistle on the Rick Perry meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> I was fired from my job as Department of Energy chief creative officer for releasing public domain photos of a meeting between Rick Perry, secretary of energy, and Robert Murray, CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy, a large US coal company. There was no classified information present, I didn't …

Fossil Fuels

Trump’s Lawyers Can’t Be His Enablers

What the president’s attorneys should be asking themselves as they decide whether to stay on or quit.<p>On last week’s episode of Slate’s Supreme Court …

Donald Trump

Stormy, don't worry about violating your NDA

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's favorite hammer in his bully-boy toolbox is the nondisclosure agreement, backed by million-dollar penalties for each violation. His legal team uses it to cow less sophisticated or less wealthy adversaries into silence.<p>Take the case of Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who says …

Donald Trump

Santorum: Instead of calling for gun laws, kids should take CPR classes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> CNN commentator and former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested students protesting for gun control legislation would be better served by taking CPR classes and preparing for active shooter scenarios.<p>"How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve …

Guns

Report: Cambridge Analytica’s Parent Company ‘Boasted of Election Meddling’ in Brochures

SCL Elections, the parent company of data firm Cambridge Analytica, bragged about interfering in foreign elections as early as 2006, the BBC reports. …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook accused of massive fraud in new lawsuit filed by Cook County | Ars Technica

Lawyer: “Facebook… is the largest data mining operation in existence.”<p>Cook County, Illinois, has joined the parade of lawsuits filed against Facebook …

Social Media

19 Hilarious Tweets About Kids Who Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us

These kids to adults: "Look at me. Look at me. I'm the captain now."

Emma Gonzalez's March For Our Lives speech will go down in history

You're going to remember this speech for a long time.<p>At Saturday's March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., Parkland activist Emma Gonzalez delivered …

Emma Gonzalez

Thanks to Parkland Teens, One Number Will Now Be Associated With Marco Rubio: $1.05

Many students at the March for Our Lives rallies across the country were wearing a price tag that read $1.05. The reason? That’s how much they say …

Government

U.K. Investigators Raid Cambridge Analytica Offices In London

Investigators with Britain's information commissioner searched the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica on Friday amid reports that the firm harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users as part of a campaign to influence the U.S. 2016 presidential elections.<p>The move comes after a …

Cambridge Analytica

I Found Out Everything Facebook Knows About Me — And You Can Too

Prepare to be horrified.<p>Cambridge Analytica, the political research firm recently accused of accessing Facebook users’ information without telling …

Social Media

Fatima Boudchar Was Bound, Gagged And Photographed Naked. John McCain Wants To Know If Gina Haspel's Okay With That.

In a letter to Gina Haspel, Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, McCain describes a Libyan woman whose abuse took place in 2004 "as several American intelligence officers watched." He asked, "do you believe actions like these were justified?"<p>Sen. John McCain is linking President Donald Trump’s nominee …

Gina Haspel

Great Pacific Garbage Patch weighs more than 43,000 cars and is much larger than we thought

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch weighs 87,000 tons -- 16 times more than previous estimates -- and contains more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, …

Pollution

Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe …

A 6-year-old girl goes digging in the dirt at her sister's soccer game -- and finds a 65 million-year-old fossil

<b>(CNN) —</b> Naomi was bored. A 6-year-old can stay riveted by her older sister's soccer game for only so long.<p>So she went over to some sagebrush by the soccer field, poked around in the dirt, and picked up a small rock. Something about its swirls reminded her of the mystical necklace from Disney's …

Paleontology

Fox News Analyst Quits, Calling Network a ‘Propaganda Machine’

A longtime analyst for Fox News is leaving the network, saying that he could not “in good conscience” remain with an organization that, he argued, “is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit.”<p>In a searing farewell note sent to colleagues on Tuesday, Ralph Peters, a Fox News …

Donald Trump