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We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

7 Squats Alternatives to Shake Up Leg Day and Burn Off Fat

This edition of Give Me Something New to Try will give your worn-out squat rack a break.<p>Are you doing your squats? Good. Squats are really, really important. But despite what your high school gym coach might believe, there <i>are</i> other exercises you can do, too. We asked some trainers for their input …

Workouts

New Study Suggests Our Understanding of Brain Cells Is Flawed, And Here's Why

Our neurons could be 10 times more active than we thought.<p>A new study has found evidence that a section of our neurons, called the dendrites, aren't …

The Brain

5 morning workouts for all-day energy

Just the thought of working out first thing in the morning sounds like drudgery. And to makes matters work, you typically work late, wake up late, …

Africa

Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup

OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) — George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination.<p>The …

Environment

Mumps outbreaks underscore need for vaccinations

Several players on the Vancouver Canucks have been benched because they are suspected to have the mumps. The same thing has happened to the Brandon Wheat Kings in Manitoba, and the Medicine Hat Tigers in Alberta. (Some will recall another outbreak in the NHL in 2014 that sidelined Sidney Crosby, …

Public Health

New York Police Link Hate Crime Surge To Presidential Campaign

Hate crimes in New York City have skyrocketed, especially against Jews, in the last three months, and police officials are blaming it on the vitriolic rhetoric of the presidential campaign.<p>“Based on the timing and the extraordinary increase we’ve been seeing, not only in New York but around the …

Donald Trump

Law Professors File Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway Over 'Lies'

President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway should face sanctions for “professional misconduct,” which include repeated lies and ethics breaches, according to a formal complaint filed by 15 law professors across the nation.<p>“We do not file this complaint lightly,” states the letter, which …

Donald Trump

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali reportedly detained at Florida airport and asked whether he was Muslim

Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal.<p>Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the …

Boxing

Trump press ban: BBC, CNN and Guardian denied access to briefing

The Guardian, New York Times, CNN and more were barred from ‘gaggle’ hours after Trump once again called much of the media an ‘enemy of American people’<p>The White House barred several news organizations from an off-camera press briefing on Friday, handpicking a select group of reporters that …

Donald Trump

The fallacy of Trump’s “send in the Feds” fix for Chicago

Trump wants to do something about Chicago gun violence. But experts say his likely approach would make things worse.<p>The Facebook Live video, recorded on Tuesday, opened with what looked like a happy family enjoying a car ride, singing along to a song by rapper Chief Keef as it played on the …

New York Times

These are the 248 Ivy League courses you can take for free online

Online learning website <b>Class Central</b> has compiled a list of the 248 online courses currently being offered for free by the world’s Ivy league …

College & University

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

How Toys Can Influence the Character and Mind of Your Child

There are a lot of toys that help support a child’s development which is why choosing the appropriate toys for your child’s age and cognitive …

9 things it’s hard to believe the president of the United States actually just said

Minutes after President Donald Trump’s press conference concluded on Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “unhinged” and “wild.”<p>Here are nine quotes from the presser that back up that assessment.<p><b>1)</b> At the beginning of the press conference, Trump blasted intelligence community leaks about …

Donald Trump

Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

Patients in Alexandria, La., were the friendliest people Dr. Muhammad Tauseef ever worked with. They'd drive long distances to see him, and often bring gifts.<p>"It's a small town, so they will sometimes bring you chickens, bring you eggs, bring you homemade cakes," he says.<p>One woman even brought him …

Health Care

Your Pain Is Not Real: How Doctors Discriminate Against Women

Because of sexist myths about health and pain, women have more difficulty getting proper diagnoses and treatment for serious conditions.<p>As women feel more and more alarmed over threats to their access to healthcare, they may not realize their own doctors could impede their medical care as much as a …

Pain

Ms. Warren’s badge of honor

Regarding the Feb. 9 Style article “Nevertheless, she persists the day after”:<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) attempt to read Coretta Scott King’s letter concerning attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) followed a great Massachusetts tradition established by representative and …

John Quincy Adams

Full Sanders Interview: President is a 'Pathological Liar' - NBC News

In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tells Chuck Todd that he would like the Democratic Party to be more open to voters.

Bernie Sanders

Meet Earth's Guardians, the real-world X-men and women saving us from existential threats

One wintry evening in November 2016, an international group of 50 scholars gathered at a candlelit dinner in the 14th-century Old Library at Pembroke …

Singularity

Cell Death Might Be Reversible, and Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why

It tells us something important about cancer.<p>A mysterious cell process named anastasis (Greek for "rising to life") challenges our idea of life being a linear march towards death, and suggests that cell death can actually be reversed under certain conditions—essentially allowing cells to …

Cancer Cells

How technology is encouraging society to be stupid

Merry Christmas. Happy birthday. Happy… Darwin Day?<p>In the long list of observed holidays, Darwin Day may seem like a weird one to celebrate. But as the father of evolutionary thought, our buddy Charlie has given us plenty to consider, and changed everything we understand about ourselves and our …

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound. Some of their lessons:<p>___<p>— URL look odd? That "com.co" ending on an otherwise authentic-looking …

Fake News

Former lover of the poet known as Iran's Sylvia Plath breaks his silence

Fifty years after Forough Farrokhzad’s death, Ebrahim Golestan talks about his affair with the giant of Persian literature<p>Forty miles south of London, in a quiet West Sussex village, lives a 94-year-old Iranian intellectual who has for half a century kept silent about his former lover, a giant of …

Literature

Rita Dove: “The first thing that goes when a government becomes a tyranny are words”

Salon talks to poet Rita Dove about why degrading language and the arts threatens democracy and humanity<p>There are few writers worthy of such high distinction, but to read Rita Dove is to encounter the transformative. Her feeling comes in aid of your feeling. Suddenly, you believe you have undergone …

Literature

Finding a lost city, and also a flesh-eating illness, with Douglas Preston

Abandoned cities, deadly snakes, and flesh-eating diseases<p>In January, author Douglas Preston released his latest book, <i>The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story</i>. In 2015, Preston had been part of an expedition to Honduras that located an unexplored city deep in the rain forests of the country, …

Archaeology

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature