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Nomadic divers evolve larger spleens to stay underwater for 13 minutes, scientists find

A tribe of nomadic divers has evolved larger spleens to allow them to catch fish more than 200 feet underwater, scientists have discovered.<p>For more than 1,000 years the Bajau population of Indonesia, has travelled the southeast Asian seas in houseboats, collecting fish and seafood by free diving …

Anthropology

Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma González and Alex Wind

America’s response to mass shootings has long followed a predictable pattern. We mourn. Offer thoughts and prayers. Speculate about the motives. And …

Black Lives Matter

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

‘Someone should say a prayer’ for Trump’s aides

The president has decamped to Mar-a-Lago, where he’ll have plenty of time to dwell on a barrage of negative headlines.<p>President Donald Trump’s ever-growing list of grievances piled up on Monday — and now he has decamped to Mar-a-Lago, where he’s going to have plenty of time to obsess over them.<p>The …

Donald Trump

9 reasons you should buy an iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone X

The iPhone X is an incredible smartphone.<p>I upgraded to the iPhone X last year via the iPhone Upgrade Program, and it's one of my favorite iPhone designs ever. It's got a gorgeous OLED screen, it's fast, and I like the potential for Face ID (although I agree with my colleague Tony — it needs some …

Mobile Technology

‘So Can You F*ck?’: What It’s Like to Online Date With a Disability

Most people have experienced rejection, but it never gets easier when it’s based on something about yourself that you can’t control or change.<p>It’s …

Relationships

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

The 10 Best Places to Live in America (Some Will Surprise You)

U.S. News & World Report ranked the most livable cities in the U.S. across a wide range of variables.<p>What are the best places in the United States to live and work? Every year, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> sets out to answer that question, ranking the 125 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation …

U.S. Army

Democrats’ Chances Of Winning The Senate Are Looking Stronger

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p>Poll of the week<p>For some time, the conventional wisdom (and I largely agree with it) around the …

Republicans

Viagra Has a Shocking Effect on Cancer, And Could Save Thousands of Lives

Who would have thought!?<p>Due to its distinctive effects on male physiology, Viagra is a drug that has changed the lives of countless men around the …

Cancer

Firing Rosenstein Won’t Save Trump

The move would come at a high political cost, and have little effect on the actual investigation.<p>Let’s be blunt. Given what we know about President Trump’s impulsive nature, there are good odds that sometime soon he will fire the special counsel, Robert Mueller, or perhaps the deputy attorney …

Donald Trump

4 "Genius Foods" That Make You Smarter, Happier, and More Productive

Max Lugavere has always been interested in nutrition, but it wasn't until his mother started showing the early signs of dementia that he started …

Nutrition

Paul Ryan’s devastating timing

Paul D. Ryan’s face has always said more than his words. In the two years since the Republican Party takeover by Donald Trump, it has been a mask of anguish.<p>So it is no surprise that, come what may for House Republicans in the fall election, the Wisconsin Republican will not be leading them into …

Donald Trump

The White House just let slip a big secret about firing Robert Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 24 hours removed from Donald Trump musing that "many people" have told him he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sarah Sanders made clear that that the White House has researched such a move and believes Trump has the ability to do it.<p>"He certainly believes he has the …

Donald Trump

Was the Iroquois Great Law of Peace the Source for the U.S. Constitution?

Back in 1744, colonial leaders from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland met with a delegation from what at the time was one of the great powers on …

New York State

FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life

The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.<p>Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Trump Tower …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has never been more likely to fire Robert Mueller than he is right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of the FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump is mad as hell. And he may just be willing to take a step considered to be a political nuclear bomb in Washington: Fire special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>"Why don't I just fire Mueller?" Trump responded …

Donald Trump

Trump’s politics of outrage is failing him

President Trump doubled down last week on his repulsive charge that immigrants from south of our border are “rapists.” It was another sign of what an appalling man he is but also an indication of how much political trouble he faces.<p>Trump is a demagogue who relies on the angry energy of his …

Republicans

FBI Solves Mystery of a 4,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

The FBI became a “very unusual partner.”<p>The FBI solved a century-long mystery over the identity of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. While this …

Archaeology

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

John Kelly blew up at Trump in Oval Office meeting, threatened to quit

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly threatened to quit on March 28, according to sources familiar with the events.<p><b>What I'm hearing:</b> Kelly blew up …

Donald Trump

For Mueller, a Feared Weakness Becomes a Strength

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, transformed this week what has appeared to be a weakness — his relative lack of independence — into a strength.<p>Since he was appointed in May by Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney …

Donald Trump

Don't hate me, but record-setting cold and snow are about to sweep across the U.S.

It's April. I know. Flowers should be blooming, outdoor lunches should be starting.<p>But that springtime reality is a long way off for tens of millions …

Weather

A 2nd 'Big Bang' could end our universe in an instant — and it's all because of a tiny particle that controls the laws of physics

Our universe may end the same way it was created: with a big, sudden bang.<p>That's according to new research from a group of Harvard physicists, who found that the destabilization of the Higgs boson — a tiny quantum particle that gives other particles mass — could lead to an explosion of energy that …

Physics

Trump's smearing of Jill McCabe is an outrage we can't ignore

<b>(CNN) —</b> We know the President isn't exactly a policy wonk, and that he plays fast and loose with the facts in favor of broad strokes intended to froth up his most loyal supporters. But he's also shown that he plays fast and loose with peoples' lives and livelihoods, and doesn't care who he ruins in …

Donald Trump

New research sheds light on Neanderthals' distinctive features

With their prominent noses, protruding faces and swept-back cheekbones, Neanderthals were nothing if not striking. Now researchers say they have unpicked why our big-browed cousins had such distinctive features.<p>Previous research has suggested a number of possible explanations for Neanderthals’ …

13 books you should read before you get married

Getting married is a major milestone. It means making (hopefully) permanent room in your heart for someone else and committing to loving, supporting, nurturing, and defending your partner through thick and thin for the rest of your life.<p>It's no easy feat. Fortunately, authors and experts have …

Books

Loyola-Chicago Most Popular National Champion Pick Among Final Four Gamblers

A completion of Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run to win the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament is the most popular bet in Las Vegas ahead of the Final Four semifinal games Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio.<p>David Purdum of ESPN.com reported the underdog Ramblers, who account for about …

College Basketball

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Health