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Meet the Doctor Who Sells Blood Plasma From Teens
If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. But if you give a mouse a transfusion of blood plasma from a much younger mouse, you can improve his cognitive and neurological functions—and reverse the effects of aging. The scien
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Artisanal Whole Wheat Is Not Healthier Than White Bread
Updated | For many health-conscious people, bread equals temptation. Burgeoning shelves of multigrain loaves, friends passing around sourdough starters, and attaching the word artisanal to the ancient combination of yeast, flour and water has led ma
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Q&A: Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano on 'The Big Sick'
The Big Sick, the autobiographical rom-com from Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani, is about an unlikely relationship. And not just the true-story romance that develops between Nanjiani and his future wife, Emily (played by Zoe Kazan), who suffers a
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'The Incest Diary' Is Both Disturbing And Necessary
'The Incest Diary', by Anonymous, is disturbing for many reasons and, for this reader, impossible to put down.
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Trump Could Stop Chinese Companies Backing North Korea
The city of Dandong, in China’s northeastern Liaoning province, appears to be an embarrassing relic of the country’s economic past. Old, run-down state-owned factories sit on the outskirts of a town full of dreary office buildings. There is none of t
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Men Are Fighting to Stop Menstruation-Shaming Globally
Ganga Gautam stood at the back of a high school classroom in Kathmandu, Nepal, helplessly watching as a teenage girl started bleeding. Gautam, a professor of English education at Tribhuvan University, was observing one of his students teach a class t
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Is Rwandan President Paul Kagame a Savior or Dictator?
Seventeen years is a long time for a leader to stay in power, but not everyone in Rwanda is ready for change.
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The Swiss Town of Zug Has Become Known As Crypto Valley
In Zug, a tiny Swiss town 20 miles south of Zürich with million-dollar Alpine views, a small machine is doing big things. One of the 10 bitcoin ATMs installed across Switzerland by Zug-based Bitcoin Suisse, the machine accepts Swiss francs and euros
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New Podcast Shows the Impact of the 80's Crack Epidemic
It was crack. That’s what many Americans thought in June 1986 when they learned that Len Bias, the University of Maryland basketball star just drafted by the Boston Celtics, had died after a night of celebration in his dormitory. The latest urban men
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'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Has Action And Nuance
Even when it threatens to turn into Apocalypse Now in a wobbly stretch near the end, War for the Planet of the Apes never ceases to be a movie, never turns into a product. That’s to say that the filmmakers have conceived it as a dramatic and emotiona
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Stylin’ And Survivin' On Mars
Modular, 3-D printed or skintight, the new space suits for life on Mars need to be comfortable and fiercely protective of the human inside.
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Why Russia Still Loves Josef Stalin
A recent poll found Russians have a disturbingly high reverence for the former Soviet leader.
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Despite CNN Jab, Trump Loves Big Media
Trump spoke about blocking the AT&T-Time Warner merger as a candidate but seems fine with 'too much concentration of power' as president.
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Broccoli Extract Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes
A chemical called sulforaphane could be a new option for people with Type 2 diabetes who need help managing their blood sugar.  In a study just published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers randomized 97 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabet
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How Quantum Physics Will Change Cybersecurity
Quantum physics is an often mind-boggling branch of science filled with strange behavior and bizarre implications. For many people, the mere mention of the term is enough to send us hurtling in the opposite direction, like an electron bouncing off th
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Soccer Players Act Like Turbulent Particles, Study Says
New research shows the way soccer players move about the field bears similarities to the manner in which particles behave under the chaotic conditions of turbulence. This discovery is one of the many made in an effort to better understand turbulence,
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How I Got Blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter
I reply to President Donald Trump's tweets sometimes. I'm not proud of it. It's a compulsion, like biting fingernails or eating all the Doritos in the bag at once. When I wake up and see a blustery new message from our tweeter-in-chief, what am I sup
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Autism Risk: Are Girls More Protected From Diagnosis?
The Autism Sisters Project seeks to understand why boys are four times more likely to develop autism than girls.
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How Pharma Changes Your Doctor’s Mind
Researchers provide the most detailed findings yet on financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and physicians—and how those ties affect patients.
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'Game of Thrones:' Gwendoline Christie on Season 7
The HBO hit has a long list of unforgettable characters, but Brienne of Tarth towers above them all.
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ISIS's Indoctrinated Kids: A Future of Violent Jihad?
Inside efforts to rehabilitate children exposed to the militant group's extreme ideology of violence against non-believers.
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Blockbuster or Bust? 'Valerian' Director Has High Hopes
Luc Besson, proven master of the sci-fi genre, bets his studio on a race of pricey, pearly aliens.
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South Sudan's Famine Takes a Terrible Human Toll
Sitting on his brother’s lap, Adut Dut wails in pain. The child’s skin seems to be clinging to his bones and his eyes sag as he awaits treatment for severe malnutrition at a hospital in Tonj, a small town more than 300 miles from the South Sudanese c
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Downfall of Uber's Kalanick Is Great for Silicon Valley
The downfall of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is reverberating through Silicon Valley like a swing of the mallet ending a bad Gong Show act. And now the tech industry seems to be seizing this moment to save itself from its worst excesses. Kalani
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Hezbollah vs. Israel: The Next Middle East War?
The Syrian civil war made the Lebanese Shiite organization stronger, but as tensions with Israel flare, Hezbollah risks losing much of what it gained.
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Humans Never Age in Nicola Barker's New Book 'H(A)PPY'
At the heart of any book lies a conversation between the author and her work. “Other people can join in,” Nicola Barker says, “but really that conversation has to be the important one.” It is bewildering to imagine the dialogue between Barker and her
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Black America Demands Power in Soul of a Nation Exhibit
In 1970, artist Faith Ringgold made a poster for the Committee to Defend the Black Panthers. A black face looked out from a red background. Some of the facial features were rendered in green, completing the triumvirate of the African liberation color
Newsweek6 min readPolitics
How to Stop Trump? Forget Russia, Focus on Health Care
Democrats are salivating over the Russian hacking scandal, but it may not help them retake power in Washington.
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Should New York Throw Away Key to Rikers Island Jail?
Attempts to fix the brutal and corrupt Rikers Island jail have failed, once again, and no one seems to have a solution.
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New Research Shows Vitamin D Could Help Treat Sunburns
The researchers found that taking vitamin D decreased inflammation, redness and swelling, compared with taking a placebo, and this effect increased in proportion to how much was consumed.
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