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Bariatric Surgery Helps Teens With Severe Obesity Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Adolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors like elevated blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

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Adam Rippon Is U.S.'s First Openly Gay Man To Qualify For Winter Olympics

The United States has never sent an openly gay male athlete to the Winter Olympics. In Pyeongchang this year, Team USA may have two.

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Dozens Evacuate In Washington State, Fearing Landslide

A massive crack on top of Rattlesnake Ridge in south-central Washington state has nearby residents evacuating, as geologists and government officials predict a potentially devastating landslide.

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Mark Zuckerberg Essentially Launched Facebook’s Reelection Campaign

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 18:00
In his 2018 personal challenge, Zuckerberg sounds like an incumbent who doesn’t really think he will lose, testing the bounds of what he can get away with.
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How Meltdown and Spectre Were Independently Discovered By Four Research Teams At Once

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:23
The uncanny coincidences among the Meltdown and Spectre discoveries raise questions about "bug collisions"—and the safety of the NSA's hidden vulnerability collection.
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Pope Francis Once Again Encourages Mothers To Breastfeed In The Sistine Chapel

During an annual baptism ceremony in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, Pope Francis once again encouraged mothers to breastfeed if their infants were hungry, saying this was a "language of love."

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32 Missing After Iranian Oil Tanker Collides With Chinese Bulk Ship Off China's Coast

Its entire crew remained missing Sunday as rescue efforts are hampered by fire and bad weather. The environmental impact of the crash was not immediately clear.

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Does This 'Black Mirror' Fan Theory Mean We're Finally Ready For the Singularity?

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:00
The show's creator has finally copped to a shared universe—based on the sci-fi dream of digitized consciousness.
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Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet Tops This Week's Internet News

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 09:00
Picking up where 2017 left off, 2018 began with a lot of chatter about President Trump's tweets.
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A Tenn. Man Recently Discovered The Largest Prime Number Known To Humankind

This past week, Jon Pace of Germantown, Tenn., made a massive discovery. He found the largest prime number known to humankind. It's more than 23 million digits long.

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Mathematicians Second-Guess Centuries-Old Fluid Equations

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.
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From 'Bae' To 'Submarining,' The Lingo Of Online Dating

The new ways to flirt, date and find love mean new lingo to describe the adventures — or misadventures — of online dating. Here are some of the words and terms in the lexicon.

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Life After ISIS: One Sister Wants To Rebuild. The Other Can't Wait To Leave

The Iraqi city of Mosul is now free from ISIS control. Two sisters who attend Mosul University talk about their goals for the future, and the obstacles that remain.

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President Trump Called For Roy Cohn, But Roy Cohn Was Gone

Some say Cohn was Trump's mentor, or even his surrogate father. This much is clear: Cohn was Trump's model in the handling of public relationships and media warfare.

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The Rise And Fall Of Steve Bannon

Last week, Bannon found himself cut off from his two biggest patrons: President Donald Trump and conservative activist and donor Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of billionaire investor Robert Mercer.

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People All Over The World Are Late For A Very Important Date. Is That So Bad?

After reading our story on "Kenya time," readers shared the rules of punctuality in their countries, from Jamaica to Vietnam.

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Resisting Trump, Surge In Democratic Women Ask: How Do I Run For Office?

In 2018, there could be a record number of women candidates. Training sessions offer the basics in campaigning, and address particular challenges female candidates face — including how to dress.

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Facebook Bug Could Let Advertisers Get Your Phone Number

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:00
Facebook in December fixed a flaw in its advertising system that could have exposed users' phone numbers.
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How Boeing Helped Design the Giant Magellan Telescope

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:00
To design what will be the world's largest optical telescope, some ambitious astronomers turned to the planemaker for help.
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How An Art Museum Is Reaching A More Diverse Audience

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has undertaken several efforts to increase the proportion of nonwhite visitors. Director Rand Suffolk tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro how they did it.

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