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An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Genetics

New blood test could be the 'holy grail of cancer research'

A blood test could one day save millions by allowing doctors to screen for cancer before patients show symptoms.<p>The test, called a “liquid biopsy,” screens for 10 types of the disease by detecting trace amounts of DNA released into the bloodstream by cancer cells. So far, it has proven particularly …

20 Netflix original films that are actually worth watching

<b>The majority of Netflix’s original shows can be described as prestige TV, but when it comes to film, the approach seems to be quantity over …

After tens of thousands of pre-orders, 3D audio headphones startup Ossic disappears

After taking tens of thousands of crowdfunding pre-orders for a high-end pair of “3D sound” headphones, audio startup Ossic announced this weekend it is shutting down the company and backers will not be receiving refunds.<p>The company raised $3.2 million across Kickstarter and Indiegogo for their …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

17 Times Celebrities Had To Stop Their Interviews To Point Out Blatant Sexism

"Do you do that to the guys?"

‘Describe yourself like a male author would’ becomes a hilarious Twitter challenge

Taking a screengrab of a section in a book and posting it on Twitter has become a common way to point out problematic sentences in literature. It’s …

Creative Writing

Jimmy Carter: 'Apparently' America wants a jerk for president

Jimmy Carter didn't hold back in his assessment of President Trump.<p>During a Friday appearance on "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert asked the 93-year-old former president whether America wants "kind of a jerk as president."<p>"Apparently, from this recent election, yes," Carter quipped, drawing a …

The White House

15-Minute Dinners for One (So You Can Stop Relying on Crappy Frozen Meals)

As much as we like to think we'll whip up something healthy and delicious every single night, cooking dinner for just yourself can easily slip into …

Matthew McConaughey Can’t Wait to Watch Mahershala Ali in True Detective Season 3

The Oscar winner also explains why he hasn’t suited up to play a superhero just yet.<p>The McConaissance continues. After <b>Matthew McConaughey</b> spent a decade languishing in rom-coms, he redefined his career—and won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in the process. His latest film, <i>The Dark Tower,</i> marks another …

This Is Why Your Pancakes Never Come Out Fluffy

Joy Wilson—aka Joy the Baker—explains the three simple steps to a towering stack of deliciousness.

Jesus's tomb unveiled after $4m restoration

Wednesday’s ceremony will mark completion of nine-month renovation of most sacred monument in Christianity<p>The restored tomb in which Jesus’s body is believed to have been interred after his crucifixion will be officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old …

Archaeology

A new kind of cancer treatment works remarkably well for some patients but not others — and researchers want to know why

The treatment, broadly speaking, is called cancer immunotherapy. These drugs — many of which have become available in the past few years — have led to cautious optimism among oncologists who often had few options for treating certain cancers. Cancer researchers see promise. Drug companies see …

Female journalist slapped in face by police officer during television report in Pakistan

A journalist could be prosecuted for creating “hindrances in official work” after a police officer slapped her in the face during the recording of a …

Merriam-Webster (Yes, the Dictionary) Just Destroyed a Man on Twitter: 'No One Cares How You Feel'

We just lost a little more of the polar ice caps from this burn.<p>Normally, a person doesn’t look to the Merriam-Webster Twitter page for savagery. But …

The X-Files: A Binge Guide for Beginners

<i>A preview of our interview with William B. Davis of The X-Files on Sci Fi Fidelity</i>:<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Soundcloud<p>We probably don’t …

Before returning to fictional stories after 9/11, 'Third Watch' honored real bravery

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rifle-carrying National Guardsman must have been in his early 20s. Just weeks before, the young man would have been out of place on Vesey Street in lower Manhattan.<p>But on the day "Third Watch" executive producer Christopher Chulack saw him from the backseat of a NYPD police car as he …

Stem Cell Therapy Restores Movement to Paralyzed Man’s Arms and Hands

On March 6, 2016, just before Kris Boesen’s 21st birthday, his car skidded across a wet road in Bakersfield, California and slammed into a telephone …

23 Places The World Changed Shockingly Fast [Before & After]

Alaskan Moose Family Plays In The Sprinklers

The dog days of summer can really get you down, even if you're a moose, and we all want to find a fun and refreshing way to beat the heat.<p>Pools and …

Our 10-Day Detox: The Results

If you're a regular follower of my blog, then you already know I recently did a 10-day detox with my husband and daughter. You can read about it here on HuffPo. For this particular detox plan, we gave up gluten, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, dairy, starchy foods of any kind, any food that resembles the …

5 Stupid Pieces Of Advice That People Need To Stop Sharing

If your life is anything like mine, I am so, so sorry. Between the general malaise and the fact that your many illegitimate children have tracked you …

The 'Headless Women Project' Highlights a Huge Problem With Hollywood's Movie Posters

When New York stand-up comic Marcia Belsky noticed a disturbing trend among popular movie posters, she decided to make an entire website dedicated to …

Feminism

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a secret, better way to browse the swaths of mediocre titles on the …

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Bill Maher’s moral superiority: Grandstanding on Islam and political correctness while tragedy in Paris unfolds

The “Real Time” host wasted no time lighting into Muslims as news of the Paris attacks was still developing<p>“I’m not demonizing, I’m <i>characterizing,</i>” Bill Maher said of the entire religion of Islam on Friday evening, in what appeared to be complete sincerity. Maher is a professed liberal comedian …

Thousands Of Soldiers With Mental Health Disorders Kicked Out For 'Misconduct'

The U.S. Army has kicked out more than 22,000 soldiers since 2009 for "misconduct," after they returned from Iraq and Afghanistan and were diagnosed with mental health disorders and traumatic brain injuries. That means many of those soldiers are not receiving the crucial treatment or retirement and …

Colonial church emerges from falling Mexican reservoir

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leonel Mendoza fishes every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. But in …