• Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right
  • The most delightfully geeky signs from the ‘Stand up for Science’ rally
  • Doctors Say One Simple Cut Can Keep All Your Band-Aids From Slipping Off
  • Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA – BBC News
  • Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel – BBC News

Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

In 2009, after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Ann Ramsdell began to search the scientific literature to see if someone with her diagnosis could make a full recovery. Ramsdell, a developmental biologist at the University of South Carolina, soon found something strange: The odds of recovery differed for women who had cancer in the left breast versus the right. Even more surprisingly, she found research suggesting that…

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The most delightfully geeky signs from the ‘Stand up for Science’ rally

From Sunday's "Stand Up For Science" rally at Copley Square in Boston. Image: Tomas Green/Twitter At a rally full of scientists, things were bound to get a bit geeky. On Sunday, thousands scientists and supporters gathered in Boston’s Copley Square to “stand up for science” under the Trump administration. Their signs were, predictably, quite clever. I can’t tell you how many older people have come up to me today to…

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Doctors Say One Simple Cut Can Keep All Your Band-Aids From Slipping Off

Everyone in the world gets cuts. Whether it’s from a knife in the kitchen, a piece of paper in the office, or a bad fall on pavement, you’re bound to need some bandages every few months, weeks, or even days,depending on your klutziness. So we all know the problems that we come across with those bandages! Whether they say they’re waterproof and they’re not, they never come in the right…

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Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA – BBC News

Nearly every local authority in England is planning to raise council taxes this year but council leaders are warning services still face “deep cuts”. The Local Government Association says funding care for increasing numbers of elderly people is forcing up bills. It says many councils are planning tax increases of up to 4.99% but that cuts to libraries, bin collections and other services will still be needed. The government insists…

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Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel – BBC News

Image copyright BBC/Dan Beecham Image caption A walrus mother and pup appear in the series, resting on an iceberg in the Arctic The BBC said the crew caught unusual examples of marine behaviour on camera, such as a coral grouper and reef octopus with sophisticated hunting techniques, a giant trevally fish that catches birds in flight, and a dive with a sperm whale mother and her calf. It said the…

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Hundreds Rally To Defend Science In Boston Protest

Hundreds gathered in Boston on Sunday to speak out in defense of research and against what they view as the Trump administrations war on evidence-based science. ClimateTruth.org;the mobile, pop-up Natural History Museum; the Union of Concerned Scientists; and several other groups. This is about freedom of inquiry, NHM director Beka Economopoulos told the crowd, The Boston Globe reported. From the muzzling of scientists and government agencies, to the immigration ban,…

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‘Blind Sheikh’ Convicted In 1993 World Trade Bombing Dies In Prison

Feb 18 (Reuters) – Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as the blind sheik who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader war of urban terrorism in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said. The cleric, who had diabetes and coronary artery disease, had been incarcerated at the complex for nearly 10 years, Norton said….

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The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that’s just what the numbers say. Still, be honest: you wouldn’t linger over a story with that headline. It’s “dog bites man.” It’s the norm. And norms aren’t news. Instead, you’ll see two dozen reporters flock to a single burning trash can during an Inauguration protest. The aberrant occurrence is…

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Bill Gates thinks we need to take bioterrorism way more seriously

Bill Gates is very worried about bioterrorism. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump may have the nuclear codes, but when it comes to things to be scared about, think bigger. According to Bill Gates, bioterrorism could be even more deadly. The Microsoft cofounder warned the world is not paying enough attention to “health security and international security” in some decidedly grim remarks at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, the Guardian…

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Want to make parenting even more terrifying? This baby monitor can help.

The Raybaby keeps a constant watch on your baby, for better or worse. Image: raybaby/kickstarter Being a new parent is exhausting, but what if I told you there was a new device that could make it even more complicated and stressful… Wait, what? Meet the Raybaby, the first ever non-contact sleep and breathing tracker. Basically its a baby monitor that also measures a childs vitals, breathing rates and sleeping habits…

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These biodegradable paper gliders can deliver lifesaving supplies to very remote regions

Image: Otherlab Paper planes aren’t just for passing secret notes across the classroom anymore. Now, they can even save lives. Otherlab, an engineering research and development lab based in San Francisco, has created the world’s most advanced industrial paper airplanes. The paper gliders look almost like stealth fighters, capable of carrying more than two pounds of supplies like blood and vaccines to those in need. And they could totally transform…

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Londoners show us how to pose for Tinder profile photos

There’s only one thing standing between you and your next date: Your Tinder profile photo. Get it right, and you could find yourself in demand. But, get it wrong, and you could end up dateless. SEE ALSO: Guys show us their best poses for Tinder profile photos Mashable asked some of the trendiest people at London Fashion Week how to pose for a Tinder profile photo. And, of course, they…

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Trump Promises New Immigration Action, Obamacare Replacement

Addressing an adoring crowd of supporters in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday, President Donald Trump promised new action to restrict immigration next week, and a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act soon after that. Ive ordered the construction of a great border wall, which will start very shortly. And Ive taken dramatic action to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country, Trump said at the rally in…

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Constituents Flood Another GOP Lawmaker’s Town Halls To Confront Him

One event was supposed to take place in a senior center in North Harmony, New York, but it moved outside because so many people showed up. Reed held three other town halls in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, according to The Associated Press. Attendees loudly booed Reed when he said he did not support public funds for Planned Parenthood. You, an elected official, [are] giving misinformation, she said. Right now,…

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Yes, time is moving slower in Trump’s America

Image: ambar del moral/mashable Remember the mild, scandal-free days of the Obama years, when the biggest breaking news of the day was the holy war against Frappucino cups or the First Lady escaping the White House to go to CVS? Yeah. Neither can we. In less than a month, Trump has laid the groundwork for war in fill-in-the-blank, appointed a reality show loser to guard our nuclear weapons, put a…

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Barbie is now a dabbing hologram

This Barbie isn't even real! Image: lili sams/mashable Over her nearly 60-year life, Barbie has taken on many forms, but shes never been a hologram. Now, though, she is having a truly out-of-body experience, showing up in her first holographic figure, Hello Barbie Hologram. Barbie parent company Mattel unveiled the semi-translucent and chatty AI figure, which lives inside a pink plastic box, on Friday at the New York Toy Fair….

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#DisabledAndCute hashtag demolishes misconceptions about people with disabilities

Image: Twitter/#DisabledAndCute News flash: You can have a disability and be cute and a new hashtag is putting people who think otherwise on notice. The hashtag #DisabledAndCute is bringing fun yet radical body positivity to people with disabilities on Twitter, encouraging the community to share photos of themselves that make them feel attractive or adorable. It brilliantly combines revolutionary self-love with unapologetic visibility, all to empower people with both visible…

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Woman Adopts Rescue Dog, Then Finds Mysterious Number Tattooed Inside His Ear

Vanessa Marie Rose, a digital strategist from Canada,fell head over heels in love the first time she looked into her rescue dog Toby’s eyes. However, when she looked into Toby’sears, she found an unpleasant surprise: tiny Toby had been tattooed on the tender skin inside his ear. Fluffy white Toby is cute as can be, but he didn’t have an easy life before he met Vanessa. Like this sweet pup…

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Young Man Weighs 317 Pounds, Then Family Records Him As He Starts To Transform

Our bodies arethe reflections of how we nourishthem and how we care for ourselves. It’s not easy to get in shape, and we can hit a few obstacles along the way. Andy Albertson was overweight for most of life and continued to be until he tipped the scale at 317 pounds. He decided he needed a change, and embarked on a weight-loss journey he hoped would change his life. With…

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No One Hires Her Because Of Her Size, So She Transforms And Has The Last Laugh

The weight gain began for Marina Tsapelas in 1996. She was about to turn 16, when a car hit her just days before her birthday. Homebound for a year, Marina went from being one of the most popular girls in school to gaining 90 pounds. This would increase to140 pounds over the next five years. Marina became isolated and depressed. Prospective employers would be impressed with her rsum, though they…

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Here’s Another Staggering Cost Of Trump’s Border Wall

Much has been made of the monetary cost of PresidentDonald Trumps proposed border wall. Trump himself has cited wildly differingestimates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently said that the wall would cost $12 billion to $15 billion. Some experts have cited numbers far higher. The political blowback could be significant. Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto has already canceled a meeting with Trump over the wall, calling it a sign…

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Man Locks Eyes With Stranger On The Train, Then Realizes She Followed Him Off At The Wrong Stop

Love can find one in the strangest of places and at the funniest of times. You never know when Cupid will strike even if it’s on the train on your way to work! That’s exactly how Susan and Ed met. As if in a fairytale, they locked eyes while riding the light rail, at a time when people would normally avoid eye contact. They were instantly drawn to one another…

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Teen Is Begging Women Everywhere To Always Patch Test After Eyebrow Dye Almost Blinds Her

Thicker, more prominent eyebrows have become all the rage in the past few years. Many women have ditched the thin eyebrow look for a more natural style. Many storesare following this trend, offering tons of eyebrow solutions for women, including eyebrow gels, pencils, dyes, and tints. If you’ve looked at any makeup aisle recently, you definitely will have seen a ton of products made primarily for eyebrows. Eyebrow and eyelash…

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Council spending on tackling pigeons and gulls doubles – BBC News

Of the 103 authorities that specified the types of control methods used, 12 said they employed marksmen to shoot pigeons, 12 used hawks and 46 used spikes to discourage pigeons landing. Scottish councils spent 950,000 ober the past three years compared with 43,000 in Wales and 9,519 in Northern Ireland. Click to see content: PigeonControl The biggest spender on bird control is the London Borough of Southwark, which has shelled…

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Judge Orders Release Of EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt’s Fossil Fuel Emails

A state judge has ordered Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitts office to release thousands of documents related to Pruitts communications with the energy industry. The Thursday ruling comes the day before a scheduled Senate vote on Pruitts nomination to run the Environmental Protection Agency. The lawsuit claimed that Pruitt, who has served as Oklahomas attorney general since 2011, had failed to respond to nine open-records requests seeking communications between his…

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida Law Banning Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

Doctors in Florida can legally counsel patients about gun risks under a federal appeals court ruling that strikes down the states controversial Docs vs. Glocks gun law. Read the full ruling below. The law said doctors should refrain from unnecessarily harassing a patient about firearm ownership during an examination and prohibited discrimination against firearms owners by refusing care or counseling against firearm ownership. Violators faced huge fines and revocation of…

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