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4 big takeaways from the most comprehensive report on e-cigarettes yet

E-cigarettes may help smokers quit but entice young people to start.<p>The prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine releaseda new report on e-cigarettes Tuesday that’s the most comprehensive look at the evidence to date.<p>A panel of experts analyzed the findings of 800 …

Public Health

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. The app, currently available on iOS, takes tenets from the book “How to Talk So Little Kids Will …

Everything that's wrong with that study which used AI to 'identify sexual orientation'

Advancements in artificial intelligence can be extremely worrying, especially when there are some pretty serious intimate and privacy issues at stake.<p>…

Can AI detect homosexuality from a facial image? And should it?

A study published late last week from two Stanford researchers has caused shockwaves around the world. The duo reportedly developed a neural network …

'Half-Life' writer reveals what could've been Episode 3

Nearly ten years after the debut of <i>Half-Life 2: Episode Two</i>, the world is still waiting for Valve to deliver the final episode in the trilogy, but we may have to settle for something else. Just a few months after the last of the game's writers left Valve, and 21 years to the day since the company …

Finally, there's a dating app that helps geeks find true love

Does your ideal first date involve seeing the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie the second it comes out or maybe engaging in a little light cosplay? Well now …

Apps

Taiwan's Top Court Is Hearing a Case That Could Pave the Way for Marriage Equality

A panel of judges at Taiwan’s Supreme Court on Friday began hearing deliberations in a landmark case that could see the island become the first …

Outrage over picture of Mike Pence and all-male Republican team 'discussing plans to curb maternity care'

Many have been angered by a photograph of Mike Pence and an all-male Republican team reportedly deciding whether maternity care should be covered in Donald Trump's new health insurance plan.<p>Women's health and fertility rights campaign group Planned Parenthood expressed their outrage at the …

Mike Pence

Violent video games like Grand Theft Auto do not make players more aggressive, major new study finds

Playing violent first-person video games such as Call of Duty does not make people more prone to violence themselves, a major new study has found.<p>Scientists using brain scans and psychological questionnaires discovered that the levels of aggression and capacity for empathy in people who never play …

Grand Theft Auto

Loving Great Dane Who Helped His Human Walk Unassisted Is Treated to a Day of His Favorite Things

An amazingly loving and loyal great dane named George was treated to a wonderful “BarkPost Best Day” of his favorite things in celebration of his …

Pro-LGBT adviser already axed from Trump's White House

<b>Anthony Scaramucci</b> (Photo by Jdarsie11; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)<p>A New York hedge fund manager who supports LGBT rights won’t get the previously …

Gorsuch is Wrong for the LGBTQ Community, SCOTUS

In <i>Druley v. Patton,</i> Gorsuch forfeited the opportunity to recognize the Constitutional rights of a transgender woman who was incarcerated, refusing to …

1st inmate to get sex reassignment moves to female prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery has been moved to a women's prison.<p>California corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said 57-year-old Shiloh Heavenly Quine was admitted to the Central California Women's …

Criminal Justice

Federal workers turn to encryption to thwart Trump

Agency employees are turning to Signal and other incognito forms of communication to express their dissent.<p>Federal employees worried that President Donald Trump will gut their agencies are creating new email addresses, signing up for encrypted messaging apps and looking for other, protected ways to …

Andrew Puzder

Suicide wave grips Columbia University

A disturbing wave of seven suicides and likely drug overdoses has swept through Columbia University so far this school year — and students say cutthroat academics and inadequate campus counseling programs are in large part to blame.<p>The student deaths include three in January alone — two of whom …

College & University
Statistics

What philosopher Hannah Arendt would say about Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not a totalitarian, but his creation of a social movement is very dangerous - and the left is enabling it, explains Roger Berkowitz, …

The State Of PC Gaming In 2016

2016 was yet another year that showed PC gaming is, in many ways, on the forefront of gaming. So many of gaming’s most popular trends—the …

PC Gaming

Muslims & LGBTs: We Are One Family

Edward Sotomayor Jr. was killed while pushing his boyfriend to safety at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Amidst such brutal and terrifying violence, …

As Kansas Defies Transgender Directive, School Funding and Civil Rights in Question

After the Kansas Board of Education and state legislature announced yesterday that the state will continue to apply its own gender policies on school …

LGBTQ

The government can’t make you use ‘zhir’ or ‘ze’ in place of ‘she’ and ‘he’

<i>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about transgender law. Need a primer? Catch up here.</i><p><i>Josh Blackman is a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law, Houston and an adjunct scholar at the</i> …

LGBTQ

This 20-Year Marijuana Study Could Blaze a Trail That Supporters Have Been Waiting For

The marijuana industry is blossoming, and 2016 could wind up being its best year yet in a number of ways.<p>Since California first approved Proposition 215 in 1996 to provide certain patients with medical marijuana on the basis of compassionate use, the marijuana industry has been trudging forward. …

Cannabis

Virginia Tech Frat Banned From Campus for 10 Years for Allegedly Beating Pledges

A Virginia Tech fraternity has been banned from the school's campus for a decade after a former pledge accused the fraternity of blindfolding and …

Army veteran legally not male or female, judge rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> Army veteran Jamie Shupe, who identifies as neither male nor female, can legally be considered nonbinary, a judge ruled.<p>In what legal experts believe is Oregon's first such ruling, Judge Amy Holmes Hehn said Friday that the Portland resident's sex has been changed from female to …

LGBTQ

Child slavery primes Syrian kids to become sex workers when they grow up

In Lebanon, short-sighted refugee policies are driving children into slavery and a future of exploitation as prostitutes. In Beirut, Martin Jay sheds …

Norwegian Mass Killer Demands 'Adult' Video Games In Prison

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, serving a 21-year sentence for a 2011 shooting and bombing rampage that killed 77 people, is threatening to go on a hunger strike unless a list of demands, including access to "adult" video games and a better game console, is met by authorities.<p>A …

Report: Almost 6,000 Dead in Syria During Geneva Talks

A human rights group tracking the death toll in Syria’s civil war reported on Sunday that nearly 6,000 people had died since the start of the latest, …

Barack Obama’s Paragraph

Ten leading historians assess Obama’s rank in the pantheon of American presidents.<p><i>Barack Obama knows he’s a man running out of time. Reflecting on his presidential legacy in a long interview with the</i> New Yorker <i>’s David Remnick, Obama said, “at the end of the day we’re part of a long-running story.</i> …

Australia spied on US law firm and offered results to NSA, report claims

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Pond5/antpkr<p>The NSA’s espionage partners in Australia offered the U.S. intelligence agency surveillance information on …