Grad Students Are Freaking Out About the GOP Tax Plan. They Should Be

Grad Students Are Freaking Out About the GOP Tax Plan. They Should Be
Amanda Coston was preparing for a meeting with her advisor Monday afternoon when her friend, another first-year PhD student in Carnegie Mellon's machine learning department, knocked on her door. Had she seen the email? A few minutes earlier, the university's Graduate Student Assembly had sent a Google Doc to department representatives across the university, and those reps had forwarded the document to their grad students.That document, which you can see for yourself here, details the devastating impact the GOP's

Cod ‘may vanish’ from west Scotland

Cod ‘may vanish’ from west Scotland
The researchers at Sams, which is near Oban and part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, warn that climate change could lead to the fish moving away to colder waters further north.'Sustainable fisheries'But over the forthcoming decades these species would "gradually be replaced by more abundant communities" of saithe, hake and whiting, the scientists said.They said that from 1985 to 2013 the population of saithe and hake had increased four-fold off Scotland's west coast.Sams research has been

Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence

Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence
Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars—and triggering a notorious lawsuit—could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion. But he is doing just that. Artificial intelligence has already inspired billion-dollar companies, far-reaching research programs, and scenarios of both transcendence and doom. Now Levandowski is creating its first church.More From This EditionBeejoli ShahFacebook

New breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

New breast cancer drugs get NHS approval
Palbociclib had earlier been rejected by NICE because of its high cost. One cycle of palbociclib - or 21 capsules - costs £2,950 for a pack of 21. For 63 tablets of ribociclib, the price is the same. Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk' BBC reporter films her breast cancer diary 'Why I had a double mastectomy' The latest draft guidance from NICE said that women with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer that is diagnosed after it has

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms
Toa Heftiba 1. Stop consuming caffeine Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, why — not from external stimulants.The scientific backing is substantial and unsurprising: Tony has a morning routine that includes several breathing exercises and visualization techniques that get him to a state of clarity and focus. For me, I use prayer and pondering (my version of meditation) as the same vehicle. Whatever your approach, the goal should be clarity and focus. What do you want to be about

Experimental technology can ‘smell’ disease on your breath

Experimental technology can ‘smell’ disease on your breath
(CNN)Smell is a primary human sense, key to our survival. These researchers, led by Hossam Haick of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, say their Na-Nose, which uses nanorays to analyze breath, can identify Parkinson's disease, various cancers, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease with 86% accuracy.See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter.Today's widespread interest in breath analysis stems from the relatively recent discovery -- within the past 20 years or

Alzheimer’s is a young(er) person’s disease — so get to work

Alzheimer’s is a young(er) person’s disease — so get to work
(CNN)While he couldn't possibly have known, Sandy Halperin was likely around 35 years old when his brain began slowly accumulating the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's disease. "There is no pain," Sandy told me. I had asked about this because of recent papers showing inflammation in the brain being a primary enemy at the time Alzheimer's disease starts to show itself.According to Harvard's Rudy Tanzi, when brain cells, known as glia, sense the death of other brain cells from

Stranger Things fans crash museum website trying to buy Dustins dinosaur hoodie

Stranger Things fans crash museum website trying to buy Dustins dinosaur hoodie
’ homage to the ’80s is fueling new waves of nostalgia, leading fans to in search of a novelty hoodie featured in the show. The hoodie itself isn’t from the ’80s, but the design itself is, according to the show’s costume designer. She said that she discovered the hoodie in the midst of looking for inspiration for the show. Kim Wilcox told NewsweekIt didn’t take long for the Science Museum of Minnesota to notice the unintentional shoutout (which it prior

World Series magic spotlights NFL’s lost luster

World Series magic spotlights NFL’s lost luster
(CNN)I don't know how folks feel in YOUR house, in front of YOUR wall-to-wall television screen, but right now there are a whole lot of sports fans out there -- I am among them -- loving baseball and leaving football.And then there's football.Join us on Twitter and FacebookFrom an entertainment standpoint, all should be well with both. A thrilling 2016 World Series won by the forever-sad Chicago Cubs was followed a few months later by a thrilling Super Bowl

Keep warm with the power of thunder wearing this Thor winter hat

Keep warm with the power of thunder wearing this Thor winter hat
Demigods like Thor never get cold – it’s just a fact. Harness the God of Thunder’s uncanny ability by donning this Thor winter hat. This trapper hat looks exactly like the war helmet Thor wears when he rides into battle. It’s 100% polyester, so you know it’s powerfully cozy. The side flaps that keep your ears super toasty look just like wings. On the front flap, there’s a gold Mjolnir emblem to further underline that Norse aesthetic. And much

Please don’t be afraid to save my life because of my boobs

Please don’t be afraid to save my life because of my boobs
suggests that women are more likely to die in a situation where they could otherwise be saved by CPR, because bystanders are afraid of touching breasts. researchOnly 39 percent of women who suffered cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR versus 45 percent of men—and men were 23 percent more likely to survive, according to the study. The study also found gender biases within CPR training itself: Most practice mannequins do not have breasts, and some people

Trump administration report attributes climate change to ‘human activities’

Trump administration report attributes climate change to ‘human activities’
(CNN)A significant federal government study released Friday finds "no convincing alternative explanation" for the changing climate other than "human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases." Warming temperatures globally, rising sea levels, more frequent heat waves and increased numbers of forest fires are evidence of the changing climate, the report stated.The Climate Science Special Report is required by federal law and includes contributions from multiple government agencies and non-government academic experts. The report is a component of the Fourth National

50 Shades Of Gaslighting: Disturbing Signs An Abuser Is Twisting Your Reality

50 Shades Of Gaslighting: Disturbing Signs An Abuser Is Twisting Your Reality
“The erasure of the abuse was worse than the abuse…One of the most insidious things about gaslighting is the denial of reality. Being denied what you have seen. Being denied what you have experienced and know to be true. It can make you feel like you are crazy. But you are not crazy.” – Ariel Leve, How to Survive Gaslighting: When Manipulation Erases Your Reality Joshua Fuller How do you convince someone that something they to be true isn’t?

Grisly pics show mass whale slaughter in Faroe Islands hunts

Grisly pics show mass whale slaughter in Faroe Islands hunts
A grisly scene during a summer 2017 whale hunt in the Faroe Islands (Sea Shepherd Global) Sea Shepherd Global said that its volunteers documented 9 separate hunts, which are known as grindadrap in the local Faroese language. The 9 hunts accounted for the deaths of 198 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and 436 pilot whales, according to the conservation group. The Faroe Islands government slammed Sea Shepherd's activities in a statement emailed to Fox News. "Sea Shepherd representatives will go to

The 97m bill for ‘midwife shortage’

The 97m bill for ‘midwife shortage’
Services were asked for their spending on three types of temporary staffing arrangements: overtime agency staff the NHS bank, effectively the health service's in-house agency service A total of £97m was spent last year. By far the biggest area of spending was on the NHS bank, which accounted for two-thirds of the bill.The RCM said the fact maternity services were turning to these arrangements on such a scale showed the service was "under-staffed and under-resourced".It also highlighted the levels