Tereance Lynch

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Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all

Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it’s also taking steps to block out potentially sensitive material that might not technically run afoul of its rules. The social network is adding a blurred screen with a …

Senate agrees to let carriers use your data however they want

The US Senate on Thursday voted in a resolution that will effectively eliminate the consumer privacy rules that the Federal Communications Commission enacted back in October. These rules had required service providers like Verizon and AT&T to obtain the customer's permission before selling their …

What You Learn When You Finally Start Dating Someone Who Treats You Right

It is a markedly different experience to date someone who is kind, compassionate, loving, and present if you're used to dating jerks, or at least …

Relationships

Love And Making Relationships Work

<i>"Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love." ~ Kahlil Gibran</i><p>My life has been turbulent lately. On top of feeling the collective angst occurring in the world right now, I've been experiencing, both, …

Aung San Suu Kyi

These 21 Truly Scary Netflix Movies Will Scare The Pants Off You This Halloween

There are times when you want to watch a family-friendly spooky movie—and then there are times when you want to watch a horror film that will freak …

Loving a trashy movie says something interesting about your intelligence

Ever found yourself defending your trashy movie tastes to self-proclaimed movie buffs? Well, you’re definitely not alone, and we can attest to the …

Debate fact-check: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's claims reviewed

Donald Trump’s claims<p><b><br>‘The US is giving back $150bn to a terrorist state’</b><p>The US is not giving any of its own money to Iran as part of an international nuclear arms deal meant to prevent the construction of weapons. The deal gradually unfreezes assets that belong to Iran but were frozen under …

Hillary Clinton

Breakthrough in understanding how stem cells become specialized: Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation

Pluripotency factor primes genes involved in differentiation<p>Scientists have made a major advance in understanding how the cells of an organism, which …

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

Instapundit » Blog Archive » SCIENCE, UNSETTLED: Skipping Breakfast Isn’t Actually Bad For You. The idea that a hearty breakf…

Functional human hearts regenerated from skin cells

The day that heart transplant patients no longer need to wait for a donor match just got a little closer. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully grown functional heart tissue from stem cells created from skin cells. Their paper has been published in the journal …

General Hospital

Yes, There's a Gender Pay Gap for eBay Sellers

Even on eBay, men make more.<p>That’s the new finding from a study of over a million eBay transactions across the U.S. published Friday in the journal</i> …

This car has no gears and pumps out only water from its exhaust

A British startup has unveiled a working prototype of a zero-emission car that runs on hydrogen and is about to hit Europe’s roads.<p>The super-simple Rasa design created by Riversimple has only 18 moving parts and can run for 300 miles on just over 50 ounces of hydrogen.<p>The potential gasoline killer …

Ants don't get Alzheimer's

It's a poignant fact of life: no matter how much we exercise, or how many wheatgrass smoothies we slurp, our bodies still age. As the years pass, …

Alzheimer's Disease

This is how to take the burning of trash for energy one giant step further

The first major effort to capture carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of trash for energy just commenced in Oslo, Norway. Over the next several …

Muse is a headset and smartphone app to train your brain for better meditation

One of the more interesting products I’ve run into so far at CES is Muse, a mindfulness and meditation band that wraps around your ears, temple and forehead that reads your brainwaves in order to facilitate better meditative practices.<p>The band calculates brain activity through carefully placed …

Japanese scientists claim ‘mind-reading’ ability in fresh study

A Japanese professor has discovered a way of reading thoughts before a person actually voices them. The study centered on finding a connection …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

5 relaxing yoga retreats in Greece | CNN Travel

Yuri Milner’s massive investment is minuscule for a priceless addition to human knowledge, not to mention the strides in science and technology<p>The scientific question of whether we are “alone” in the universe is age-old, spanning Giordano Bruno’s ideas of the 1500s, Immanuel Kant’s writings in …

Paranormal

When a Soccer Mom Had an Outburst About My Daughter’s Appearance

I am aware of the shock factor of this photo. This is my daughter, Poppy, when she first came to us from her birth country of China. She came to us …

Parenting

How To Invest In Stocks, Bonds And More: What You Need To Know To Get Started

The term “investing” can strike fear into many people. But if you start small and work with a professional who can help guide your investment choices, it doesn’t have to be unnerving.<p>Paul Foster, a wealth management advisor with Northwestern Mutual, explains that you don’t need a big chunk of money …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

June 2015

Diversity