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Fifty Percent Of Dogs Age 10 And Older Likely To Be Diagnosed With Cancer

How to help dogs with cancer.<p>50 percent of dogs, age 10 or older, are diagnosed with cancer. Most pet parents are unaware of how prevalent cancer is …

Immune System

Here’s how a Texas militia planned to assault Islamic convention participants in Houston

"Those motherf***ers are dead meat when they come out of that damn fence."<p>Earlier this month, a group of a few dozen armed members of the Texas …

White Supremacism

Psst, President Trump! The Chinese aren’t paying for the tariffs you’re imposing. We are.

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he’s slapping a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, on top of similar tariffs imposed earlier this year on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. Once the new tariffs are in place, Trump’s levies will apply to almost half the value …

Tariffs

No love for Trump during citizenship ceremony in Oakland

It was quite an emotional scene earlier this month at Oakland’s Paramount Theater, where several hundred immigrants from 80 nations and their …

Donald Trump

Man accused of kidnapping woman and masturbating on her given 'one pass,' won't go to prison

A man in Alaska who was accused of kidnapping a woman from a gas station, choking her until she passed out, then masturbating over her has accepted a plea deal that will mean he does not spend any time in prison.<p>Justin Schneider, 34, was arrested in August after offering a woman a ride from a gas …

FAA

White Male Privilege Strikes Again: Man Strangles and (Allegedly) Masturbates on Victim, Gets No Jail Time

North Carolina Woman Arrested for Saving Animals During Hurricane Florence

A North Carolina woman has been arrested for taking in dozens of animals whose owners fled ahead of Hurricane Florence. Tammie Hedges, the owner of …

North Carolina

Church Members Try To Ban Books At The Local Library -- From The 'Banned Books' Display

Banning ‘Banned Books?’ This one’s a head scratcher…<p>Since the beginning of time — ok, certainly since the beginning of books — people have tried to …

Cover Art

Those cute labradoodles mask a dark, disturbing truth

With its cutesy curls and plaintive eyes, it’s no wonder the labradoodle became America’s second-favorite dog in 2010.<p>But the man who first invented …

FDA WARNS: Flea and Tick Medications Linked to Seizures, Muscle Tremors in Dogs & Cats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners and veterinarians of the risk of serious neurologic events including seizures, muscle …

FDA

We finally know what causes childhood leukemia—and how to prevent it

The cause of the most common type of childhood cancer has been a century-long debate among those in the medical community. Now, thanks to the work of …

Immune System

There’s a planet exactly where Star Trek said Vulcan should be

Countdown: 45 years left until ‘First Contact’<p>Astrophysicists just found a planet orbiting the star HD 26965, 16 light years away from Earth. Finding exoplanets is always fun, and the fact that this one is in the star’s habitable zone (where liquid water could exist on its surface) is a bonus. But …

Star Trek

A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of …

Particles

Former Ole Miss Chancellor Under Fire After Suggesting Scantily Clad Black Women Would Lower Property Values

The namesake of the University of Mississippi’s journalism school is facing backlash after sharing a racially offensive Facebook post decrying the …

Ole Miss

Titans of Mathematics Clash Over Epic Proof of ABC Conjecture

Two mathematicians have found what they say is a hole at the heart of a proof that has convulsed the mathematics community for nearly six years.<p>In a …

Mathematics

People keep calling the cops on black politicians for campaigning

In two months, at least three politicians have had the cops called on them while they were campaigning, for seemingly no reason. There's another thing they have in common: they're all black.<p>Last month, Sheila Stubbs — who ended up winning her bid for a Wisconsin state assembly seat — was …

Women of Color

Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict

(Reuters) - Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.<p>The company said in motions filed in San Francisco's Superior Court of …

Glyphosate

Life-threatening bacteria thrives in pets' water bowls, experts discover

Dogs' water bowls are a breeding ground for dangerous germs that could put animal and human health at risk, a new study at Hartpury University has …

Research

Note to bigots: Read Bill of Rights, watch Mister Rogers and lay off Kaepernick

My local principal called Colin Kaepernick an 'anti-American thug.' The Make America White Again crowd needs lessons in patriotism and kindness.<p>"As Orange Goes,” so goes the future of American politics. That was political scholar Karl Lamb’s thesis in his 1974 book presaging the rise of Ronald …

City Politics

Weed washes up on Florida beaches, but don’t fight over it

It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe "Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven." Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing …

Florida

Get Free Cheeseburgers on National Cheeseburger Day

It’s National Cheeseburger Day and, while I don’t really believe in these contrived food holidays—every day is cheeseburger day if you love …

Lifehacks

Only In America Can The People Protesting the Death of Black Men Remain In Jail Longer Than An Officer Who Killed An Innocent Person

This is truly America, where protesting the death of unarmed black people at the hands of cops can land you held in jail for longer than the cops who …

Women of Color

This Is Why Hubble Can't See The Very First Galaxies

Even the most powerful telescope in history, the Hubble Space Telescope, can’t do it all.<p>The most distant discovered galaxies are all Hubble’s, but it’s unlikely to go farther.<p>When distant galaxy clusters are present, these massive gravitational clumps behave as natural magnifying lenses.<p>The most …

Hubble

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. …

Hate Groups

For The First Time, Physicists Have Used Antimatter in One of The Most Famous Physics Experiments

The results were... weird.<p>For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics experiment with a positron - the antimatter counterpart of …

Physics

19 Pit Bull Mixes That Will Melt Your Cold, Unloving Heart

Pit Bull + Dachshund = ?

Great Dane

5-year-old girl was stuck on school bus ride from hell

Lystra Liu deserves an “A” for fortitude.<p>The plucky 5-year-old girl endured a four-hour bus trip that took her to every corner of Queens before …

Grandparents

Trump's False Hurricane Maria Tweet Was Just Shut Down By The Expert Who Calculated The Death Toll

In a couple of tweets that quickly sparked intense backlash, Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that 3,000 people did not die following the …

Hurricane Maria

What Trump Doesn’t Get About Defendants Who Flip

The president says collaborators like Manafort should never be trusted. Here’s what prosecutors say.<p>As a federal prosecutor, I heard dozens of defense attorneys criticize the use of accomplice testimony in criminal trials. The arguments are familiar—unseemly witnesses lie to curry favor with …

U.S. Department of Justice

Racists Are Peddling Fake Nike Coupons for 'People of Color'

Apparently we've now reached the "racist 4Chan scam" phase of the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick's new ad.<p>In the few days since Nike dropped its Colin Kaepernick ad, we’ve seen pissed-off MAGA bros incinerate their own sneakers, Trump angrily weigh in, and a Louisiana mayor try to ban …

Race & Ethnicity