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15 Things You Shouldn't Say to an Introvert

Introverts aren't magical beings full of sagacious advice who think they're better than everyone else. They make up a pretty big part of the population — one third to half of the population identifies as introverts. Introversion simply refers to the need for time alone to recharge your batteries. …

Personality

A Simple Poop Transplant Could Fix a Debilitating Brain Disease, Study Shows

Everything is linked in your body.<p>Scientists have been increasingly discovering how our gut bacteria affect health, and how a poop transplant to …

Medical Research

New Russian Weapons Alarm Israel, May Trigger Next Syrian Crisis

Angered by last week’s U.S. attack on Syria, Russia warned that there would be consequences. Only one of them was spelled out: The Kremlin said it …

New York attorney general wants power to bypass Trump pardons

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Wednesday asked Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>In a letter, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged Cuomo …

Donald Trump

Pittsburgh police ordered to bring riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pittsburgh police ordered its detectives to bring riot gear to work Thursday in anticipation of protests should President Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.<p>Police Cmdr. Victor Joseph reportedly sent an email Wednesday, instructing Major Crimes detectives to bring full …

Donald Trump

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Pittsburgh police are preparing riot gear for ‘large scale protest’ if Trump fires Mueller

President Trump suggested Wednesday that he is in no rush to fire either special counsel Robert S. Mueller III or Mueller’s boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. But that hasn’t stopped thousands of people across the country from planning protests in the event that the president does …

Donald Trump

Israel's First 70 Years Have Surprised the World

Some challenges remain or have returned, like military threats in the region and tension with American Jews.<p>In November 1947, one day prior to the expected United Nations vote on partitioning Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, the CIA urged President Harry Truman not to throw his weight behind …

Israel

Why Volatile Markets Are Good News for Careful Investors

Managing money involves a balancing act that trades off risk against return. This year is proving more challenging, with stocks and bonds swinging about. But it also shows how a return to a more normal level of market volatility might be good news for careful investors.<p>Usually, the higher potential …

Investing

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump and the attorney-client privilege

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump was an outwardly happy man because of the utterance of one solitary word from the lips of special counsel Robert Mueller to one of Trump’s lawyers. The word that thrilled the president and his legal team was “subject.”<p>It seems that Mueller and one of Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Germans love their cars. They also love the environment. A diesel ban is forcing them to choose.

HAMBURG — Streseman Street is a road like many others. It’s loud, it’s unlovely and it’s clogged with cars and trucks belching noxious fumes day and night.<p>But next month, the major artery in this prosperous and progressively minded port city becomes something else: a laboratory, part of a …

Roads

Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.<p>A holiday is …

Cotton Candy

Nanny murder trial: Guilty verdict for caregiver who killed two children with kitchen knife

Kevin Krim, a man battered by incredible grief for the last five years, walked into a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday, slipping into a seat in gallery’s front row. The jury was set to announce a verdict in the murder trial of Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of murdering Krim’s two young …

Crime

Black market DIY sperm donor admits fathering 22 children to women he met on Facebook

Anthony Fletcher says he has illegally donated to almost 50 women, some of whom have travelled from outside ­Scotland in a bid to have a baby.<p>A man …

Molecular Biology

The remarkable irresponsibility of Donald Trump's Stormy Daniels tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump sent a tweet raising questions about the sketch of a man who allegedly harassed a porn star to keep her from talking about a sexual encounter with the current President of the United States aka Donald Trump.<p>Whew.<p>Go back and read that sentence again. Maybe …

Donald Trump

Stop treating voters like idiots. Thanks in advance.

I have a naïve hope. Since we’re caught in an endless loop of action and reaction, perhaps the reaction to Donald Trump will produce not just a president who is unlike him in every way (Barack Obama was certainly that), but a politics less gripped by idiocy.<p>Trump could be a cautionary tale, a spur …

Republicans

We think we're the first advanced earthlings—but how do we really know?

Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of …

Climate Change

The next revolution of sports cheating: rewriting athletes' genetic codes

Think cheaters never prosper? Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times. Manny Ramirez won two World Series championships. Ben Johnson won …

Genetics

23andMe Data Helped Reveal the Surprising Genetic Basis of Human Hair Color

And the findings can be used for cancer research, too.<p><i>Mean Girls</i> was right when it posited that hair can be full of secrets. Scientists can determine …

Genetics

We're getting closer to cloning humans. Here's what's stopping us.

If sci-fi writers of the past somehow visited us today, they might wonder: where are all the clones?<p>As recently as the year 2000, it seemed almost …

Biotechnology

Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors

There's an irony at the heart of the treatment of high blood pressure. The malady itself often has no symptoms, yet the medicines to treat it — and to prevent a stroke or heart attack later — can make people feel crummy.<p>"It's not that you don't want to take it, because you know it's going to help …

Medicine

Low gravity may hold the key to a healthy heart

The impact of this research could help save millions of lives each year. Only thing is, it has to be done from space.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

Japan's "Semi-Infinite" Rare Earth Haul Sparks Hopes Of Cutting China Reliance

Experts warn that extracting the minerals, used in technology ranging from mobile phones to electric vehicles, is costly and difficult, especially …

Rare Earth

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

Machine Learning

Employees Jump at Genetic Testing. Is That a Good Thing?

Levi Strauss & Company introduced a novel benefit for employees at its San Francisco headquarters last fall: free genetic screening to assess their hereditary risks for certain cancers and high cholesterol.<p>Chip Bergh, Levi’s chief executive, said he had hoped that the tests would spur employees to …

Molecular Biology

A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.

Scrambling for ways to contain America’s out-of-control opioid crisis, some experts in the field are convinced that one bit of good advice is to just say no to the enduring “just say no” antidrug message. Addiction, they say, is not a question of free will or a correctable character flaw, as a lot …

Drug Addiction

Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

"We are entering totally new ground here."<p>Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — …

Bioengineering

Mark Zuckerberg's 4-Inch Testimony Cushion Doesn't Just Boost His Height

Alleged not-lizard person and not-presidential hopeful Mark Zuckerberg spent five hours on Monday testifying before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary …

Silicon Valley

Space War Is "Absolutely Inevitable," Researchers Say

The technology is there, but regulation isn't.<p>Militaries have viewed space as a potential asset since the U.S. and the Soviet Union first began the …

Space Exploration

The collapse of the U.S.-led world order has done more harm than we realize

The bloody mess that is Syria stands as Exhibit A of what is happening to global order with the retreat of American leadership. The carefully circumscribed strike ordered by President Trump last week will do nothing to change the reality that he, like Barack Obama before him, has left a power …

Middle East