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Mark Zuckerberg is selling up to $13 billion of Facebook stock to fund an ambitious project to end disease: Here's an early look inside

Board meetings at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a research center backed by Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, his wife Priscilla Chan and …

Facebook

Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture of Our Values” in China

A senior Google research scientist has quit the company in protest over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.<p>Jack …

Human Rights

Zoë Kravitz Ditches Retouching for Photo Shoot With Wolves

| Thu., Sep. 13, 2018 7:52 AM<p><b>Zoë Kravitz</b> has become one with the wolves.<p>As fans may be surprised to learn, the 29-year-old <i>Big Little Liars</i> star grew …

Zoë Kravitz

As Leslie Moonves Negotiates His Exit from CBS, Six Women Raise New Assault and Harassment Claims

<i>Update: Three hours after the publication of this story, CNN reported that Moonves would step down from his position at CBS. Later the same day, CBS announced that Moonves had left the company and would not receive any of his exit compensation, pending the results of the independent investigation</i> …

Sexual Harassment

Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ alien life on Jupiter after shocking discovery

In a stunning scientific discovery, researchers have found water clouds inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, raising the prospect that life may exist on …

Astronomy

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Normal aging is commonly associated with a variety of mild sensory and cognitive declines. Separate to any acute dementia-related disease, this …

Michael Cohen's plea deal exposes President Trump to legal, political trouble

WASHINGTON – In a development that could pose serious political and legal risks for President Donald Trump, his former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign-finance violations.<p>Cohen's admission that he made six-figure …

What does Michael Cohen’s plea deal mean for Trump? I asked 12 legal experts.

The president “is all but an unindicted co-conspirator.”<p>President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has surrendered to federal authorities in New York.<p>Cohen has pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, two of which are related to his payment of hush money to women with whom Trump had …

Coptic monks charged with bishop's murder in Egypt

<b>Two Coptic Christian monks have been charged with murder in Egypt, after the head of their desert monastery was found dead in a pool of blood.</b><p>The body of Bishop Epiphanius was discovered on 29 July at Saint Macarius Monastery, in Egypt's Western Desert.<p>The monks, Wael Saad and Remon Rasmi Mansour, …

Colorado husband arrested in murder of wife, daughters had financial struggles

U.S. news<p>On social media, Chris and Shanann Watts were a smiling, picture-perfect couple from suburban Denver.<p>They went on oceanfront vacations, cheered for the Pittsburgh Steelers and doted on their two young daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, while preparing their home for a third child — a boy …

Dominican Republic

Huge, Furry 'Sea Monster' Washes Up on a Beach — and No One Can Figure Out What It Is

A massive and mysterious creature has washed up on a beach in Russia, and naturally, everyone is freaking out.<p>According to the <i>Siberian Times</i>, a …

Environmentally-Caused Disease Crisis? Pesticide Damage to DNA Found 'Programmed' Into Future Generations

When Dr. Paul Winchester, a pediatrician, moved to Indiana from Colorado in 2002, he noticed something disturbing—a high number of birth defects.<p>"I …

Birth Defects

He pleaded for return of his daughters, pregnant wife. He knew where the bodies were, cops say

Just two days ago, 33-year-old Chris Watts pleaded for the return of his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters in an interview with WMGH.<p>“I …

Husband charged with killing pregnant wife, 2 young daughters

The husband of a missing, pregnant Colorado woman was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with her disappearance and that of their two young …

Crime

Reprogramming retina cells found to reverse blindness in mice

In future, the Three Blind Mice might be able to avoid running into the farmer's wife, if new research out of the National Eye Institute (NEI) pans …

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017

Drug overdoses killed about 72,000 Americans last year, a record number that reflects a rise of around 10 percent, according to new preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. The death toll is higher than the peak yearly death totals from H.I.V., car crashes or gun deaths.<p>Analysts …

Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment.<p>"How's your night? Any issues?" asks Dr. Katherine Barnett, a pediatric oncologist, as they begin to examine Reid.<p>Reid, 20, of …

Health

Escaping the Default Future When Writing Science Fiction

At one point in my new novella <i>The Million</i>, our hero Gavin is crossing Europe by airship. Gazing out the windows, he sees this:There were no …

Universal Basic Income

Vikings season 6 spoilers: Will Ragnar Lothbrok return for new series?

Season six of Vikings will be hitting screens next year with fans set to get another 20 episodes.<p>Plot details for the History Channel drama are being …

Fukushima: UN says clean-up workers in danger of 'exploitation'

UN human rights experts have said the workers, most of them migrants, risked "exposure to radiation and coercion." They have called on Japan to …

Fukushima nuclear disaster: UN says clean-up workers risk exploitation

<b>Workers used to decontaminate the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are at grave risk of exploitation, independent UN experts say.</b><p>Tens of thousands, reportedly including migrants and homeless people, may be being deceived about the risks of exposure to radiation, they say.<p>The UN is urging the …

Fukushima 'Decontamination Troops' Often Exploited, Shunned

The ashes of half a dozen unidentified laborers ended up at a Buddhist temple in this town just north of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.<p>Some of …

Japan must act to protect Fukushima clean-up workers: U.N. experts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan must act urgently to protect tens of thousands of workers laboring to clean up the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station from reported exploitation and exposure to radiation, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (Tepco), which …

30 Things You Didn’t Know About The Handmaid’s Tale

So. Much. Symbolism.<p>The Handmaid's Tale is currently airing its devastating second season, but you can take a breather from the heartbreak with all the trivia you need to know about the Emmy-winning Hulu hit.

After dozens of children die, Trump administration faces mounting pressure over Yemen war

Democratic members of the House and Senate have sent three separate letters in the past three days to officials at the Defense and State departments …

Mount Everest is a 'fecal time bomb.' Here's one man's idea for handling 14 tons of human waste.

Every year, some 1,200 people make a mad dash for the summit of Mount Everest during the climbing season that begins in May - taking on the arduous, often congested route to the world's highest peak that most will not complete and some will not survive.<p>Working against them: temperatures far below …

Mountaineering

This meteorite was hiding a mineral that has never been found on Earth

Humans have been on Earth for long enough that we have a pretty darn good idea of what our planet is made of. Scientists have discovered, analyzed, …

Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved? Scientists Think They've Figured It Out

Conditions in the area are just right for monsters... as in monster waves.<p>Scientists believe they’ve solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle ― and it’s not UFOs or sea monsters.<p>It’s another kind of monster: monster waves.<p>The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a region in …

Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules

A federal judge on Monday found that U.S. government officials have been giving psychotropic medication to migrant children at a Texas facility without first seeking the consent of their parents or guardians, in violation of state child welfare laws.<p>U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles …

Immigration

Tribune News Service | Preview | 'Electronic skin' developed at Johns Hopkins allows amputees to feel sensations in prosthetic hands

BC-MED-ELECTRONIC-SKIN-AMPUTEES:BZ — lifestyle (1250 words)<p>‘Electronic skin’ developed at Johns Hopkins allows amputees to feel sensations in …