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White student at Yale said she had “every right” to call the cops on a napping black student

It’s a case of sleeping while black.<p>Police repeatedly asked a black Yale University student to prove that she attended the university after a white student called the cops on her for napping in the common room of her dorm. Although university leadership called the incident “deeply troubling” in an …

College & University

West Virginia Teachers Strike Continues After State Senate Cuts Pay Raise

Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent …

I had a good job, a loving family, and a white picket fence. This is how I lost it all.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

When we first discovered melting potatoes, we weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety …

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every …

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

Public Health

Numerous states considering anti-protest bills

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spencer DesAuteles was standing in a crosswalk at a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban in January when he and two other people were hit by a car. The Tennessee resident, who was working as a volunteer to keep protestors safe from traffic, said he had the legal right of way …

Rights & Freedoms

America has never seen a party less caring than 21st-century Republicans

We pay our elected officials to take care of our communities and our planet. Since Trump took office, the GOP has set out only to destroy<p>Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about …

Health Care

Donald Trump's wall: a fitting monument for an unfit leader

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to build a massive southern border wall, fulfilling a key campaign promise he made to his supporters during his presidential campaign.<p>Or so he would like them to think.<p>No matter the “alternative facts”, Trump can’t sign a wall into existence …

Donald Trump

Gochujang Gumbo

Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon canola oil<br>• 6 ounces chopped andouille sausage<br>• 2 cups chopped yellow onion (about 1 large)<br>• 1½ cups chopped celery (about 2 large …

This amazing tiny animal has sex for an hour. Yes, there's video.

Tardigrades can survive 100 years in hibernation. They also have marathon sex.<p>Scientists don’t know much about how tardigrades have sex.<p>That’s a shame. Tardigrades — microscopic animals that primarily live in water — are some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth, with biological powers of …

A Trump Presidency's Impact On The Planet

Tuesday's election was frightening in many respects. But from an ecological perspective, it is an unimaginable disaster. The United States had recently committed to the Paris agreement to begin addressing climate change, and President Obama recently signed the important agreement on the use of …

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’

When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there may be much more ‘intelligent life’ in the universe than previously thought, but it’s just here: on our planet. …

Birds

Breakdown of video in police killing of man in California

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A moment-by-moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday showing an El Cajon, California, police officer …

California

First Identical Twin Puppies Have Been Born in South Africa

An Irish wolfhound has given birth to what are believed to be the first identically genetic puppies in history.<p>Veterinarian Kurt de Cramer was …

New Earth-like planet found orbiting our closest neighboring star

The universe just got a whole lot smaller. This week scientists at the European Southern Observatory confirmed the discovery of an Earth-like …

Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds

As the Republican-led state legislature has slashed funding to reproductive healthcare clinics, the maternal mortality rate doubled over just a two-year period<p>The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated …

Public Health

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

Inside Houston's sex slave trade

<i>Got a tip about this case? Contact the FBI with any information here</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Esperanza was waiting for her cousins outside her high school in Mexico one day, when a strange man drove up in a car, forced her inside with him and sped away. At that moment, Esperanza had in effect become a sex …

Crime

Beyond CRISPR: A guide to the many other ways to edit a genome

The popular technique has limitations that have sparked searches for alternatives.<p>The CRISPR–Cas9 tool enables scientists to alter genomes …

15+ Funny Comics That Prove Parenting Is A Science

As all moms and dads will know, being a parent isn't easy. But no matter how tough it is to raise a kid, there's always something to smile about.<p>Take …

Scientists have researched if drunk or stoned sex is better for you

The awesome study was conducted by researchers at New York University and looks at 24 adults who engaged in sex while either drunk on alcohol or high on marijuana, reports the <i>Washington Post</i>. <b>It found that, overall, drunk sex is riskier and worse for you than sex while high</b> because:<p>• the “beer …

The Footage of a Police Killing in Chicago

The police department released nine videos Friday that show officers shooting at an unarmed black man during a car chase.<p><b>NEWS BRIEF</b> Chicago police released several videos Friday, including footage from dash and body cameras, that show officers shooting and killing an unarmed black man driving away …

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Nobel Prize

Jennifer Lopez and ‘Hamilton’’s Lin-Manuel Miranda to release Orlando tribute song

The two are collaborating on a charity song to benefit an Orlando charity<p>Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda are to release a charity song to …

Essential California: Gun control laws move to governor's desk

Good morning. It is <b>Friday, July 1</b>. The streetcar proposed for downtown Los Angeles would move at 6 mph. At that speed, why not just go for a run? Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>New gun laws</b><p>California lawmakers sent a package of <b>gun control legislation</b> to <b>Gov. Jerry Brown</b> …

California

'I'm scared': German academic in the UK on the Brexit vote

I am an immigrant. Moving to the UK was a dream of mine ever since I can remember. England was, after all, home to bands like The Clash and The …

Black Lives Matter Withdraws From San Francisco Pride Parade in Response to Increased Policing

Black Lives Matter and other organizations have withdrawn from San Francisco’s Pride Parade because of increased policing following the Orlando mass …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

The Best Way to Poach Salmon

I started my work on this article by asking a simple question: Is it better to poach or steam salmon when you want to gently cook it? I had my test set up: two pots, one full of a court bouillon—an acidic and aromatic poaching liquid traditionally used for seafood—and the other with water and a …