Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur.

[For more coverage of race, sign up here to have our Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.] OWATONNA, Minn. — “I knew it wasn’t O.K.,” Kloey, 16, said. “I knew that for sure.” Late one Saturday night in February in Owatonna, Minn., Kloey posted a selfie on Snapchat with two of her friends. Kloey…

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What Is the Hyde Amendment? A Look at Its Impact and History

As a slew of highly restrictive state laws have thrust abortion to the forefront of the 2020 campaign, the Hyde Amendment has drawn new scrutiny. Several presidential candidates had already come out against the amendment before Wednesday, when former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. prompted a wave of criticism by saying he supported it.…

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For These Women, a FIRE That Burns Too Male and Too White

Kiersten Saunders stumbled upon the FIRE movement — an acronym for “financial independence, retire early” — the way most people do: by reading about it online. But also like most people, she couldn’t relate to its membership, which seemed largely white, male and based in Silicon Valley. “When I first started looking at the FIRE…

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Celebrating the Bauhaus in … Aspen?

As Germany celebrates the centennial of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, the short-lived revolutionary art school is also being honored in a surprising location: Aspen, Colo. The prolific Bauhaus artist and designer Herbert Bayer lived in Aspen from 1946 until 1975, and left a rich, lasting mark on the mountain resort town. A…

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A Cleveland River Once Oozed and Burned. It’s Now a Hot Spot.

A misconception still clings to Cleveland and it comes down to three words: river on fire. From 1868 to 1969, the polluted Cuyahoga River, which cleaves Cleveland into east and west, caught fire 13 times. In 1969, a photo in Time magazine dramatically showed a brave little fire department boat battling a wall of angry…

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Medical News Today: Parkinson’s: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention

The hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease and some forms of dementia include Lewy bodies, toxic aggregates that form in the brain and disrupt neural circuits. Researchers from Osaka University in Japan are now testing a new preventive therapy in a preliminary mouse study. Researchers from Japan are testing out a new therapeutic approach for the prevention…

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Late-breaking science announced for TVT 2019

WHAT: The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that TVT 2019, the Structural Heart Summit, will feature four studies which will be presented as Late-Breaking Science on Friday, June 14th in the Sheraton Chicago Ballroom IV- VII from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. They include the following studies: Outcomes Following Transcarotid Versus Transpical/Transaortic Access for…

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Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats

The cat is the only animal, aside from humans and primates, which spontaneously develops type 2 diabetes. Therefore, researchers are interested in studying how diabetes develops in cats in order to learn more about the disease in general. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen have come a step closer to…

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Worm study sparks hope for slowing muscle decline

Muscle decline caused by ageing and certain diseases could be dramatically slowed by stopping a chain reaction that damages cells, new research shows. The study revealed the previously unknown steps by which dysfunction of mitochondria — the so-called «powerhouses» of cells — harms muscle health and leads to atrophy (wasting away). The research team, from…

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