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The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the Knees

Scientists have long thought that osteoarthritis in people who are obese was a consequence of excess wear and tear on joints, but a new study in JCI …

Wellness

Trump’s Attacks on Comey Collide With Reality

The president’s allies were looking for vindication—but were led astray by their reliance on a closed information system.<p>Samuel Johnson once stood talking with James Boswell about a theory expressed by a certain Bishop Berkeley that the external world was made up entirely of representations. There …

Donald Trump

RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs

Researchers deliver small interfering RNAs loaded into nanoparticles into the ears of adult guinea pigs to regenerate hair cells damaged by noise.

Prince's original recording of Nothing Compares 2 U is finally released

<b>Prince's estate has released the star's original 1984 recording of Nothing Compares 2 U, ahead of the second anniversary of his death.</b><p>One of Prince's loneliest songs, it was initially given to his side project, The Family, before Sinead O'Connor made it a hit in 1990.<p>Prince later reclaimed it in …

Music Videos

Prince: Sixteen pivotal songs

<b>For Prince, song writing was a compulsion, an unstoppable force, and a joy.</b><p>Writing in the programme for 1992's Diamonds and Pearls tour, he explained: "There are no accidents. Music is made out of necessity. It's a fact of life. Just like breathing."<p>His recorded output extends to nearly 1,000 …

Songwriting

Inside The Epic Fantasy That's Driven Donald Trump For 33 Years

FOR A MAN WHO HAS DRIVEN the national news cycle pretty much every day for the past four months with his disruptive presidential campaign, Donald Trump works out of an office suite that is shockingly calm. No yelling, no running, no extraneous advisors or flunkies–it has the sleepy, orderly pace of …

Donald Trump

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400. Here are the tapes.

In May 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell me how rich Donald J. Trump was. I was reporting for the Forbes 400, the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people, for the third year. In the previous edition, we’d valued Trump’s holdings at $200 million, only …

Donald Trump

Hawaii Seems Poised To Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

By /<p>About the Author<p>Support Nonprofit Journalism in Hawaii<p>Top Stories<p>Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat<p>Here’s Why The Weather Experts Didn’t See The Kauai …

Hawaii

It's Official! Curing Patients Is Bad for Business

(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer describes the end result of profit-dominated drug development

Everything You Need To Know About Red Light Therapy

Do you have a question about red light therapy, photobiomodulation or LLLT (they are all the same thing)?<p>Well this article is for you. I have spent …

Immune System

House punishes Memphis for removing Confederate statues with $250,000 budget cut

Shopping

The undercover author who discovered Amazon warehouse workers were peeing in bottles tells us the culture was like a prison

Working in an Amazon warehouse is like prison, according to an author who went undercover at a fulfilment centre and found staff were peeing in bottles because they had no time to go to the toilet.<p>James Bloodworth investigated casual work and its impact on people's lives for his book "Hired: Six …

Amazon

Nova Scotia filled its public Freedom of Information Archive with citizens' private data, then arrested the teen who discovered it

A 19 year old in Nova Scotia wanted to learn more about the provincial teachers' dispute, so he filed some Freedom of Information requests; he wasn't …

Nova Scotia

Is Your Body Appropriate to Wear to School?

It started with a sunburn.<p>Lizzy Martinez, 17, a junior at Braden River High School in Bradenton, Fla., had been swimming and tanning all weekend at a water park in Orlando. But when Monday morning came and she had to get dressed for school, Lizzy’s bra felt painfully constricting on her burned skin.<p>…

High School

How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley

Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men<p><b>T</b>he most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being …

Silicon Valley

The 30 Sexiest Swimsuits of 2018 Might Make Your Computer Screen Shatter

Pour yourself a big glass of ice water, because we scoured the internet for the sexiest swimsuits out there. Whether you like a one-piece or bikini, there's something for everyone. Shop through our carefully curated selection and buy an option for yourself. The pool is waiting!

Clothing

The GOP’s Never-Trumpers Are Really Just Never-Democrats

David Brooks, the New York <i>Times</i> op-ed page’s long-standing ambassador from the center-right, recently wrote a self-flagellatory column about the …

Republicans

Here’s What We Learned From Thousands Of Secret NYPD Disciplinary Files

BuzzFeed News is making public a huge cache of the New York Police Department's disciplinary records, revealing for the first time which employees have been charged with misconduct and what punishment, if any, they have received. The information is an important tool for people accused of crimes and …

Corruption

It's time to boycott Amazon

Amazon is easily the most successful company of the Internet age. It boasts online retail operations in five different continents. Wherever it goes, it inevitably dominates. But there’s a huge human cost to this.<p>Amazon’s success is partly fueled by exploitative practices. For those working in its …

Personal Organizing

Have you noticed how poor people are bankrupting the government? Neither have we.

HAVE YOU noticed how spending on welfare and other benefits for the poor is bankrupting the federal government? Neither have we. On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office forecast a vast increase in the federal debt over the next decade, due in large part to the GOP’s recent $1.5 trillion tax cut, …

Health Care

The Democrats Are the Party of Fiscal Responsibility

By now, nobody should be surprised when the Republican Party violates its claims of fiscal rectitude. Increasing the deficit — through big tax cuts, mostly for the rich — has been the defining feature of the party’s economic policy for decades. When Paul Ryan and other Republicans call themselves …

George W. Bush

Robert Mueller’s brilliant strategy for outmaneuvering Trump pardons.

<i>A version of this piece was</i> <i>originally published</i> <i>on</i> <i>Shugerblog</i><i>.</i><p>Some have wondered: Why is special counsel Robert Mueller bringing so few charges against …

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Trump might survive firing Rosenstein or even Mueller. The reason: Fox News.

For Richard Nixon, the “Saturday Night Massacre” was the beginning of the end.<p>The nation finally turned against the embattled president after he forced out — on Oct. 20, 1973 — the attorney general and his deputy who refused to get rid of the special prosecutor investigating him.<p>A week later, for …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

Donald Trump

Using caffeine as a catalyst, researchers create new gels for drug delivery

Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but a team of researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital has now come up …

Nanotech

Trapped In The White House: Many Trump Aides Are Too “Toxic” To Get Jobs

Companies that would normally jump to hire presidential aides are worried about the backlash and potential legal drama that comes with hiring the Trump brand.<p>Trump administration officials looking to escape to the private sector are getting a rude awakening: No one wants to hire them.<p>Companies and …

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Google demos natural language understanding w/ ‘Talk to Books’ search & ‘Semantris’ game

One particular advancement driven by machine learning is the ability for computers to understand natural language, with Google showcasing these improvements with Smart Reply. Its Research division has been exploring other applications and today releasing two fun and interesting demos.<p>Last year, …

Natural Language Processing

Teen says he was asking for directions, but homeowner shot at him

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Michigan man is out on bail after police said he fired a shotgun at a teenager who had stopped at his house to ask directions.<p>Jeffery Craig Zeigler, 53, was charged Friday with assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.<p>During Zeigner's …

Crime

A Trump Supporter Posted a Video of Himself Shooting a Picture of David Hogg

“If you take a cardboard cutout of a teenage shooting survivor and use it as target practice, you should not have a gun."<p>In the wake of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many of the surviving students have emerged as public figures and activists for gun control …

War