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Americans have grown to hate presidents of the other party

Here's how badly the country has fractured over President Trump: He has a near-universal approval among Republicans, while three in four Democrats …

Brookings Institution

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

6 Million Lost Voters: State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016

The United States remains one of the world’s strictest nations when it comes to denying the right to vote to citizens convicted of crimes. An …

Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.<p>The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post that 30 giant hogweed plants were …

This 65-Year-Old College Grad Overcame Illiteracy, Addiction, and Being Homeless Before Reaching His Goal

Freddie Sherrill could have easily given up.<p>After being unable to read for more than half his life, and battling addiction and homelessness for …

Why Aren’t We Spending More on Prisoner Education?

Education reduces crime, plain and simple.The RAND Corporation underscored the positive impact of education in its 2013 review of the research …

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 …

Vitamins and mineral supplements don't improve heart health, study says

Popular vitamin and mineral supplements didn't provide any measurable health benefits to prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke or early death, according to a new study.<p>The study published in the peer-reviewed <i>Journal of the American College of Cardiology</i> found no helpful or harmful outcomes for …

Paris balcony boy family thank Mali 'Spiderman' Mamoudou Gassama

<b>The family of a small boy dramatically rescued after dangling from a balcony in Paris, France have expressed their thanks to the Malian man who saved him.</b><p>"He's truly a hero," the boy's grandmother said of migrant Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled four floors to pluck the child from danger.<p>The …

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

'Roseanne' just took an irresponsible slap at illegal immigrants. Do better, please.

If TV shows are going to fiddle with complicated issues like illegal immigration and jobs, they should fiddle responsibly. 'Roseanne' could have done better.<p>Last week’s episode of <i>Roseanne</i> preached tolerance toward Muslim-Americans. Yet it contained an intolerant slap at “illegals.”<p>Creator Roseanne …

Illegal Immigration

‘Xenophobic' Fox News Pundit Gets Genealogical Tree Dug Up After Defending John Kelly's Racist Remarks About Immigrants

Journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn found some interesting tidbits in Lahren's family tree.Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren is getting the John Kelly treatment …

So Your Child's Food Allergies May Be Linked to Baby Wipes, Says a New Study

After spending years trying to pinpoint one of the causes of food allergies in kids and babies, scientists may have finally landed on an answer: baby wipes. In a new study recently published in <b>Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology</b>, scientists from Northwestern Medicine explain that food …

A depression drug that researchers have called 'the most important discovery in half a century' just got a big lift

Ketamine, which has been called "the most important discovery in half a century," just got a step closer to becoming the first new depression drug in 35 years.<p>Johnson & Johnson, one of the pharmaceutical companies pursuing the drug's fast-acting antidepressant qualities, presented some promising …

Johnson & Johnson

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Even one drink a day could be shortening your life expectancy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Drinking one alcoholic drink on a daily basis could shorten your life expectancy, a new study suggests.<p>The research found that drinking more than 100 grams of alcohol per week -- equal to roughly seven standard drinks in the United States or five to six glasses of wine in the UK -- …

Biomedicine

Madeleine Albright Warns: Don't Let Fascism Go 'Unnoticed Until It's Too Late'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an "optimist who worries a lot." And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about.<p>Albright's new book, <i>Fascism: A Warning,</i> starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about …

Political Science

Let It Be Love

This is the last of my regular weekly posts here, though you might see my writing here every once and a while in the future. I wanted to share a few …

Spirituality

Propaganda bots and Russia-linked Twitter accounts are rallying behind embattled Fox News host Laura Ingraham as advertisers dump her show

As companies yank their ads from Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham's show in droves, she continues to draw support from one key Twitter demographic: Russia-linked accounts.<p>The advertiser exodus comes after Ingraham insulted Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg's grades on Twitter. The Fox News …

Bots

A New Theory on Sudden Infant Deaths Divides Doctors

Doctors researching unexpected infant deaths have discovered a baffling trend: The rate of those deaths among newborns has remained unchanged even as the numbers in older infants have dropped over 20 years.<p>The finding on sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SUID) is surprising, says Joel Bass, …

H.R. McMaster Worked for Me. His Retirement From the Military Reveals A Lot About President Trump

I met Colonel H.R. McMaster in 2004, when he was in command of the Third Calvary Regiment in Tal Afar, Iraq. It was a hot and dusty day, and I was a …

Legal pot business owners ponder the possibility of death row after Trump administration policy shift

In a move apparently designed to appease President Trump’s recent promise to execute narcotics traffickers, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week released a memo urging federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for "dealing in extremely large quantities of drugs."<p>Smarting from Sessions’ …

Cannabis

‘Oh my God…It’s fake’: Far right falls for hoax about Broward County sheriff

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, the far-right fever swamps buzzed with false information and conspiracy theories about student “crisis actors” who were paid to lie about the mass shooting.<p>But ironically, conspiracy-minded conservatives fell for a political hoax …

Internet

"Great Pacific Garbage Patch" is growing rapidly, study reveals

<b>NEW YORK --</b> A sprawling mass of garbage located in waters between California and Hawaii -- and known as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," or GPGP -- …

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Many preschool and kindergarten teachers have told me that they are extremely upset—some to the point of being ready to resign—by the increased …

Education

How UMBC pulled off the greatest upset in NCAA tournament history

CHARLOTTE — The unexplainable begins with a shot last Saturday in a gym in Vermont, Jairus Lyles pulling up a few feet behind the three-point line with a conference championship at stake, the same rhythm and routine he had perfected in after-practice shooting sessions with teammate Ricky Council …

UMBC Retrievers

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

High Blood Pressure

170+ Courses Starting at Stanford Continuing Studies This Week: Explore the Catalogue of Campus and Online Courses

Quick fyi: I spend my days at Stanford Continuing Studies, where we've developed a rich lineup of online courses, many of which will get started this …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to …

Astronomy