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Are Our Terrible Genetic Privacy Laws Hurting Science?

As companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com help make genetic testing commonplace, you would think that we would become better at ensuring protections for the privacy of that data. Instead, multiple Congressional actions threaten to erode already-weak protections against genetic discrimination. But it’s not just a… Read more...

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The Concourse Sean Spicer, Remember When You Were Happy?

The Concourse   Sean Spicer, Remember When You Were Happy? | Jezebel   A Brief Explainer About What the Heck Is Going On With Rebel Wilson’s Defamation Case | Fusion   The Tragic Story of a Texas Teen and the Marines Who Killed Him for No Reason | The Root   Does Charlamagne tha God Hate Black Women

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All the Hints of the War to Come in Game of Thrones’ New Trailer

Today we got our first good look at Game of Thrones ’ seventh season, and boy howdy does it look like we’re in for some dark times ahead. But while the trailer is suitably cryptic, if you’ve been paying close attention to the rumors surrounding this penultimate season, it paints an intriguing picture of the battles… Read more...

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This Is the Most Complex Video of a Real Cell Ever Made

The best part of high school biology was the movies. Some of them basically amounted to weird close-up fetish porn, sure. Other high school biology videos were actually educational, including the only one that ever taught me anything about the human cell, Inner Life of a Cell .

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Sad, Sick Idiot Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting 15-Year-Old Girl

Early Friday morning, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner surrendered himself to FBI agents and will appear before a federal judge later this afternoon. There, he will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, multiple news outlets report.

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We Asked Boutique Owners Which Emerging Brands Are the Next Big Thing

We're taking notes.

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What "Classified Information" Means, and What Happens If You Divulge It 

The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials —but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.

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How My Daily Commute as a 20-Something White Woman Taught Me About the National Political Situation

On Thursday, our friend and former colleague Jia Tolentino wrote, “ The Personal-Essay Boom Is Over ” for the New Yorker . Respectfully, Jia, it isn’t. Read more...

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Uber Doesn’t Want You to See This Document About Its Vast Data Surveillance System

The ever-expanding operations of Uber are defined by two interlocking and zealously guarded sets of information: the things the world-dominating ride-hailing company knows about you, and the things it doesn’t want you to know about it. Both kinds of secrets have been in play in the Superior Court of California in San… Read more...

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Chris Cornell’s Last Tweet Shows Just How Surprising His Death Was Last Night at 52

When a celebrity dies unexpectedly, there’s a strange new ritual that fans partake in as we remember the person’s contributions to our lives. We scour the internet for the social media posts for a glimpse of their last moments. In the case of Chris Cornell, the lead singer for Soundgarden who died last night at the… Read more...

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