Trump administration bans CDC from using these 7 words, including “science-based”

Trump administration bans CDC from using these 7 words, including “science-based”

In what many see as an attack on science, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received a directive not to use certain terms in its 2018 budget documents. The Washington Post reports the list of forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “diversity,” “entitlement,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.” This is really bad news. Some say it’s […]

Robots are being used to keep homeless people off the streets of San Francisco

Robots are being used to keep homeless people off the streets of San Francisco

In another sci-fi-becomes-reality scenario security robots are taking over the work of security guards in San Francisco. If you go past the San Francisco SPCA facilities, you’ll come across a robot employed by the animal advocacy and pet adoption group to patrol the area and discourage homeless people from setting up camp there, reports Business […]

11 celebrities who don’t use social media, and their reasons why

11 celebrities who don’t use social media, and their reasons why

Jake Gyllenhaal, star of Nightcrawler, told USA Today he doesn’t want to live in the spotlight off-screen. That’s an eloquent way of saying he wants nothing to do with social media and he is not the only celebrity feeling that way. The way famous people are attacked, ridiculed and criticized for the smallest imagined transgression or near […]

Massive outrage when Matt Damon uses common sense to talk about sexual misconduct

Massive outrage when Matt Damon uses common sense to talk about sexual misconduct

Matt Damon gave an interview with ABC News about Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment and the appropriate retribution for offenders, and his comments have quickly divided the internet. Damon was simply sharing common sense when suggesting “there’s a spectrum of behavior” and punishment needs to fit the crime. This is certainly not consensus opinion, with mainstream […]

Australian central bank governer says bitcoin is ‘speculative mania’ that’s attractive to hose in the ‘black and illegal economy’

Australian central bank governer says bitcoin is ‘speculative mania’ that’s attractive to hose in the ‘black and illegal economy’

Pondering whether to buy bitcoin? You’re not alone. With all the hype and attention surrounding it, it’s hard to work out if it will be the best investment you’ll ever make or the worst. And it doesn’t help that there are countless stories of people who bought bitcoin a couple years ago and now they’re […]

World renowned doctors explain how prescription drugs are killing us

World renowned doctors explain how prescription drugs are killing us

The relationship between doctors and drug companies are controversial and researchers, ethicists, professional bodies, and patients have long been concerned that this relationship may be the basis of doctors prescribing drugs not because they are the optimal drug for a particular condition, but because the drug has been successfully promoted by a drug company. There […]

Harvard study reveals the impact of yoga on cellular aging

Harvard study reveals the impact of yoga on cellular aging

Modern life is stressful. Where the previous generation centered their activities on obtaining basic necessities, we have more complicated lives, more sources of stress and are at greater risk of stress wreaking our health. According to Harvard Medical School stress accounts for between 60% and 80% of visits to primary care doctors. And chronic stress has […]

Denzel Washington: Don’t blame the prison system, it “starts at home”

Denzel Washington: Don’t blame the prison system, it “starts at home”

Widely loved and admired Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington has said that black incarceration cannot be blamed on the system, but originates at home. His comments hit a raw nerve in the United States across mainstream media outlets. Washington told New York Daily News that his latest role as a defense attorney in Roman J. Israel, […]