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Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action

WASHINGTON — For nearly two years, Republicans have watched uncomfortably, and often in silence, as President Trump has swatted away accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race, attacked his own intelligence agencies and flattered President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.<p>On …

Donald Trump

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Analytics

Donald Trump's administration acts like the Taliban. The only difference? We voted for our leaders

'America, as a nation, must accept responsibility for the emergence of the racist, xenophobic, bigoted and misogynist cult of power also known as the Trump presidency.'<p>Recently the U.S. government displayed naked hypocrisy. On June 19, Nikki Haley, America’s representative at the United Nations, …

Donald Trump

'Offensive' and 'uncalled for': George H.W. Bush defenders slam Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several people with ties to former President George H.W. Bush jumped to his defense in light of President Donald Trump's swipe Thursday night.<p>At a rally in Montana, Trump took aim at Bush's slogan "thousand points of light," which he popularized during his presidential campaign. It later …

Donald Trump

EPA rollbacks already touching Americans' lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 37 mostly female farm-workers in California's Central Valley, U.S. policy under Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt became personal not long after sunup one day in May 2017.<p>Picking cabbage that morning, the workers noticed a tarry smell drifting from a nearby …

Obama Administration

Trump Accepts the Resignation of Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief

<i>Want the latest climate and environment news in your inbox? Sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of President Trump’s aggressive effort to rewrite the government’s rule book on …

Donald Trump

AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad

The AudioKit Synth One is a professional-level open-source synthesizer for your iPad. It has features that match or even rival the ones on iOS synths from Korg, Electro-Harmonix and Moog, which can run upwards of $25. This one, however, was created by a team of more than 100 volunteers around the …

Synthesizers

Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

SEATTLE (AP) — Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van.<p>The online retailer has been looking for a while to find a way to have more control over how its packages are delivered. With …

Enterprise Tech

Republican tax law hits churches

Some nonprofits could start paying taxes for the first time.<p>Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.<p>Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, …

Nonprofits

Three Ways to Use Flipgrid Now That All Features are Free

In case you missed it last week, Flipgrid was acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft then made all of the premium features of Flipgrid available for free …

Education Technology

The new weapon to fight cancer

SCIENTISTS at Perth’s Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new weapon in the fight against 90 per cent of cancers.<p>Associate …

Cancer Cells

Colleges Are Ditching the SAT/ACT. It’s Time They End Early-Decision Practices, Too

For decades, standardized tests have served as the gatekeeper of opportunity for high school students across the country. At the same time, these …

College & University

Childhood Virus May Have a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite decades of research, scientists have made little progress in halting Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. But researchers may have …

Dementia

She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

Microbiology

‘Today I renounce my membership’: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving the party

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party of Trump” and “a danger to our democracy and values.”<p>In early-morning tweets, …

Trump Administration

Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and reengage with mainstream culture.<p>It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention …

Faith

A Cancer Blockbuster Gets Approved in China. Will the Floodgates Now Open?

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today that its pioneering cancer immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been approved for sale in China.<p>Opdivo targets a …

Beyond Red Ink: 7 Ways to Differentiate Instruction Through Assessment

We need to differentiate instruction. Derived from the word “different,” differentiation points to the fact that different ways of teaching can help …

Liberated Lobes: 10 Best True Wireless Earbuds

The descriptor “wireless” is bandied about in product synopses and tech magazines, without seeming to abide by a strict definition. A product that …

NIH-supported researchers find link between allergen in red meat and heart disease

A subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for this food allergen.

Medicine

Free Flexible Tool Helps Users Build Infographics

Easel.ly Think critically, share creatively with infographic-creation tool Pros: Great templates and flexible features let students learn through …

MS: New findings may 'prevent future loss of brain cells'

Blocking a unique type of cell death that occurs in multiple sclerosis could be a way to halt the debilitating disease, according to new …

Brain Cancer Vaccine Moves Closer to Reality During Clinical Trial

In an ongoing phase III clinical trial, a brain cancer vaccine has significantly prolonged the life of participants with glioblastoma.<p>Getty Images<p>A …

New $100 Genetic Test Identifies Men Who Have Vastly Increased Chance Of Developing Prostate Cancer

A new DNA “spit test” for prostate cancer can identify men who have an increased risk of developing the disease.<p>The research published today in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, funded by an international team including the world’s two biggest cancer research agencies, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Cancer …

Cancer

Russian VPNFilter Router Malware Much Worse Than Thought: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest …

Dementia

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Prostate cancer breakthrough as new drug keeps men with previously 'untreatable' cases alive

Men with previously “untreatable” prostate cancer are being kept alive by a new drug in what experts believe may be a breakthrough for patients with the worst form of the disease.<p>A British trial has for the first time shown that state-of-the art immunotherapy can be used to target prostate …

Hungarian Flourless Hazelnut Cake Recipe

"This cake was traditionally a birthday cake in my friend's home. Her mother is from Hungary and only has this recipe in her head! Now it will be …

Dessert

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer