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Health Sep 04Study finds that home-cooking disproportionately burdens mothers
A team of researchers at North Carolina State University published a study challenging the idea that home-cooked meals are ultimately “better” for the family as a whole.
Nation Aug 29UN Committee condemns U.S. for racial disparity, police brutality
African Americans across the country, the CERD explained in a press conference, bear a disproportionate amount of the burden associated with economic and social disparity.
Arts Aug 28Amazon acquisition ‘Twitch’ boasts audience rivaling primetime TV
On Monday, Amazon announced that it had finalized a deal to acquire Twitch.tv, a live streaming video service geared towards the broadcast of video game gameplay.
Science Aug 27Growing human tissue for mass-production
By manipulating adult cells harvested from skin, the team has recreated the tissue of vital organs that might otherwise be difficult or dangerous to obtain from test subjects. Using these so-called "organoid chips" in lieu of people might give doctors…
Science Aug 26California law orders kill-switch software in smartphones
Starting on July 1, 2015, residents of California will be able to remotely wipe their cell phone data with the push of a button.
Nation Aug 25Google-like NSA search engine implemented to learn about civilians
Over 1,000 data analysts at 23 U.S. governmental agencies, including the DEA, FBI, and CIA, were given access to ICREACH -- a Google-like search engine populated with hundreds of millions of records detailing e-mails, phone calls, instant messages, and phone…
Science Aug 25Human workers report feeling most productive when led by artificial intelligence
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab found that teams of human workers were at their happiest and most productive when their tasks were directed by robotic artificial intelligence.
World Aug 22As governments invade privacy, tools for encryption grow more popular
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA collecting massive amounts of user meta-data, many people went in search of safer, more secure ways to use the internet anonymously. Once thought to be something only used by the…
Nation Aug 22Islamic State militant group used less restrictive social network
The Islamic State extremist group began using a social networking website with less restrictions on users after other social media sites, Twitter and YouTube in particular, removed content related to the group.
Nation Aug 21Women significantly outnumber teenage boys in gamer demographics
Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S. gaming industry.