• Pennsylvania November 15, 2019 11:11 am

    Penn Cancels Women's Volleyball Season Over ‘Vulgar' Posters

    The University of Pennsylvania has canceled the remainder of their women’s volleyball season after discovering what the university calls “offensive” posters in the team’s locker room.

  • director October 3, 2019 12:40 pm

    Data Shows How Basic Universal Recipients Spent Free Money

    The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month from the government shows they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills.

  • United States July 9, 2019 4:31 pm

    Biden Made Nearly $16 Million in Two Years After Leaving White House, Tax Returns Show

    Joe Biden, who long described himself as one of the poorest members of the U.S. Senate and built his political persona on his middle-class roots, became a multi-millionaire after leaving the White House, according to new tax filings and a financial disclosure released by his campaign Tuesday. The former vice president and his wife reported an income of more than...

  • food July 9, 2019 8:27 am

    AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

    Almost everyone agrees that humans caused climate change, and now some scientists and business leaders say it will take superhumans to help fix it. A study co-written by leading academics and business leaders analyzes nine different ways artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce gas emissions that are known to have a negative effect on Earth’s atmosphere and four tools to...

  • DONALD TRUMP June 21, 2019 10:24 am

    Too Rosy? Experts Question Warren's Wealth Tax Figures

    The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren’s push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren’s raft of policy proposals is a 2% fee on fortunes greater than $50 million, a wealth tax designed...

  • NBC NEWS June 9, 2019 5:45 pm

    At HBCUs, Crushing Student Loan Debt Is a Symptom of Even Bigger Problems

    Last month, when billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith thrust historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) into the national spotlight by pledging to eliminate up to $40 million in student loans for Morehouse College’s almost 400 graduates, his gift was heralded as both historic and likely life-changing for those students. But student loan debt is merely a symptom of a systemic problem...

  • Arizona February 7, 2019 9:23 am

    Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

    Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest that two men with a rare disorder now have a corrective gene at very low levels, which may not be enough to make the therapy...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation December 12, 2018 9:59 pm

    Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

    American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday.

  • Sweden October 31, 2018 2:18 pm

    Appendix Removal Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson's, Research Suggests

    Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of getting the tremor-inducing brain disease decades later, researchers reported Wednesday. Why? A peek at surgically removed appendix tissue shows this...

  • Los Angeles September 10, 2018 1:00 pm

    Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

    People lucky enough to receive a kidney or part of a liver from a living donor not only cut years off their wait for a transplant, but those organs also tend to survive longer. Yet living donors make up a fraction of transplants, and their numbers have plateaued amid barriers that can block otherwise willing people from giving. Among them:...

  • CEO July 20, 2018 5:36 pm

    Krispy Kreme to Buy Insomnia Cookies

    Doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme is buying a majority stake in Philadelphia-based Insomnia Cookies for an undisclosed sum.

  • Pennsylvania June 10, 2018 3:15 pm

    Cuba Releases Details of Incident Involving US Official

    Cuba released details Sunday on the latest mysterious health incident involving a U.S. diplomat in the country, saying that Cuban officials learned of the episode late last month when the U.S. said that an embassy official felt ill after hearing “undefined sounds” in her home in Havana. Cuba said in a statement released by its Foreign Ministry that U.S. officials...

  • Arizona May 1, 2018 6:44 am

    Rising Pension Costs Play Role in Teacher Protests Across US

    The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state’s rising cost of living. Teachers usually say a persistent funding shortage, which has cost public schools $6.6 billion since 2009, led them to walk off the job and close down schools last week. But among the...

  • Cancer December 19, 2017 1:57 pm

    Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins US Approval

    U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation’s first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness. It marks another major advance for the emerging field of genetic medicine. The approval for Spark Therapeutics offers a life-changing intervention for a small group of patients with a vision-destroying genetic...

  • director December 7, 2017 3:05 pm

    Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

    Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They’re selling well. “The ‘Up and Moving’ is for joints and for pain,” he explains. “The ‘Calm and Quiet’ is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety.” People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to...

  • United States October 6, 2017 2:02 pm

    Hurricane Mauled PR's Renowned Monkey Island Research Center

    As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to mysteries of the human mind. One of the first places Hurricane Maria hit in the U.S. territory Sept. 20 was Cayo Santiago, known as Monkey Island,...

  • United States June 1, 2017 5:24 pm

    US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children

    The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there’s now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a safe option. For many years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was too risky for infected men to have unprotected sex with uninfected...

  • Joe Biden March 13, 2017 7:09 am

    Biden Launches Namesake Research, Policy Institute at U. of Delaware

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is joining officials at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, for the launch Monday of the Biden Institute. The Institute is a new research and policy center focused on domestic issues including economic reform, environmental sustainability, criminal justice and civil rights.

  • Twitter February 15, 2017 3:29 pm

    New Warning of Potential Yahoo Email Account Breach

    Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company’s investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users’ data several years ago. Yahoo confirmed Wednesday that it was notifying users that their accounts had potentially been compromised but declined to say how many people were affected. In...

  • DONALD TRUMP January 26, 2017 4:24 pm

    Tiffany Trump, Spicer, Kusher, Mnuchin Registered to Vote in Two States

    Tiffany Trump is registered to vote in New York City and Philadelphia, state election records show, despite claims by President Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway that she is not, “Today” reported. Until Wednesday, Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, was also registered in both Florida and New York, according to local election officials.

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