Caster Semenya and the Twisted Politics of Testosterone

Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya received bad news about her racing career last week, news that centered on the particulars of her body. Those probing, intimate details shaped a controversial rule of the International Association of Athletics Federations, the governing body of the running world. And they are now determining the fate of other athletes. The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided last week to uphold an IAAF rule that would require Semenya to take testosterone suppressants to compete in the women’s division in her best events, the 800-meter and 1,500-meter races. Almost immediately the decision rippled out to other runners. Athletics Kenya announced on Friday that it had dropped two female sprinters from its team for the IAAF World …

Allow Justin Bieber & Ed Sheeran To Serenade You With Their New Duet ‘I Don’t Care’! LISTEN! – Perez Hilton

Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran team up for a hot, new duet! On Friday, the two pop stars released their song, I Don’t Care, and we seriously can’t stop listening to the catchy jam! LISTEN (below)! And CLICK HERE to watch Perez’s reaction video!! Despite releasing new music, the What Do You Mean? singer’s upcoming album will NOT be coming soon. As we reported last month, sources said JB will most likely not drop a new LP for another year. However, the Canadian crooner is reportedly working on a new sound, and has already recorded a few songs. Additionally, insiders said Justin feels centered, and is excited to get back on the studio grind. In March, the 25-year-old wrote a lengthy …

Allow Justin Bieber & Ed Sheeran To Serenade You With Their New Duet ‘I Don’t Care’! LISTEN! – Perez Hilton

Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran team up for a hot, new duet! On Friday, the two pop stars released their song, I Don’t Care, and we seriously can’t stop listening to the catchy jam! LISTEN (below)! And CLICK HERE to watch Perez’s reaction video!! Despite releasing new music, the What Do You Mean? singer’s upcoming album will NOT be coming soon. As we reported last month, sources said JB will most likely not drop a new LP for another year. However, the Canadian crooner is reportedly working on a new sound, and has already recorded a few songs. Additionally, insiders said Justin feels centered, and is excited to get back on the studio grind. In March, the 25-year-old wrote a lengthy …

Scientists Save a Sick Teen, Hackers Steal $40 Million, and More News

Viruses from a freezer saved a dying teen, hackers stole millions, and Adam Savage has some organization tips for you. Here's what you should know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines Genetically tweaked viruses just saved a sick teen A teenage girl in London found herself in life-threatening peril from cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition where the lungs can’t clear mucus or disease-causing bacteria. She had already had double lung transplants and was running out of options. So her doctors turned to scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, where the world's largest collection of bacteriophages—viruses that prey solely on bacteria—was stored in freezers. Scientists identified phages that could attack the bacteria assaulting the patient, and now she is slowly …

How the Carolina Hurricanes hit back against the NHL’s war on fun

The Canes have taken a stand in the name of silliness, and have ended up winning a battle of values in a league that often takes itself too seriously Among the unexpected victors emerging from upset the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, and swept their next opponents, the New York Islanders, to move on to the conference final. These jerks are playing good hockey. The only problem? These jerks and their fans are apparently having too much fun. Throughout the regular season, the Hurricanes (who squeezed into the first wildcard slot with a 46-29-7 record) turned their post-games into a rally. It duck-duck-goose, mock bowling, as well as, uh, Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) The Quidditch Celly November 19, 2018 …

Immigrant from Ecuador wants US deportation case reopened

His attorney, Tina Colon Williams of the Esperanza Center for Law & Advocacy, says Pinos was 19 years old when he was arrested. She said Monday that he was not aware when an immigration court ordered his deportation in 1994, and that he did not become aware of the order until 2012. Since Pinos did not have an opportunity to show up for immigration court the first time, Williams contends that the order was not properly issued and therefore is not legally valid. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Tuesday in St. Paul, Minnesota. John Mohan, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency does not comment on specifics …

In One Of The Richest Countries On Earth, Many School Kids Can’t Afford Toothpaste, Deodorant And Tampons

The locked metal cabinet doesnt look amiss in Sarah Helms’ sixth grade classroom, with its bright yellow walls and green plastic stationery caddies. But rather than pencils, pens or binder paper, its shelves hold bottles of shampoo and body wash, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cotton swabs, sanitary pads and tampons. For the past three school years, Helms, an English teacher at Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville, Tennessee, has stocked a “hygiene closet” with personal care items donated for students from low-income families by fellow teachers, current and former Horace Maynard parents, and members of the community. Helms uses cash donations to buy supplies at the dollar store. Her parents gave her the cabinet. “I noticed certain kids being picked …

Georgia Law Could Make Women Who Miscarry Liable For Second-Degree Murder

Georgia has signed into law a bill that would ban abortions after the point that a heartbeat can be detected. Currently, women in the state can get abortions until 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will change in January 2020, when the law comes into force and shifts that to about 6-7 weeks for most pregnancies, before many women even realize they are pregnant. Georgia is the third state to enact a “fetal heartbeat bill” this year, joining North Dakota and Iowa in attempts by conservatives to overturn Roe v. Wade. “[The bill] is very simple but also very powerful: a declaration that all life has value, that all life matters, and that all life is worthy of protection,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Tuesday morning …

Friends and family may help Italians live healthier and longer

(CNN)If you think longevity solely comes down to genes and diet, think again. So what exactly is behind Melis’ fitness at his impressive age? Dr. Gianni Pes studied the population of this area — one of the world’s “Blue Zones,” an area with an extraordinarily long-living population — and thinks people live longer and more healthily here because they do more physical activity outdoors and feel strong connections to each other. “The community is strong and gives support to old people,” he said. For example, there are no nursing homes in the village of Arzana in Sardinia. “Elderly people stay within the family until the end of their existence,” Pes said. People who lack social connections have 50% higher odds …

Girl Shows Instagram Vs. Reality In 20 Pics

The perfect lighting, the ideal framing and composition, the right angle and posture, vibrant colors and of course some filters – that’s about it for the secret formula for pitch-perfect Instagram photos. These incredible dream-like photos fill our timelines and transport us to a magical world where people have perfect bodies, eat only healthy vegan food, have an effortless appearance, travel every day and discover new things, and buy expensive branded clothes almost every week. This Instagram world is so perfect that it makes us miserable and jealous of others who live these perfect Instagram lives. #1 “Sorry to disappoint you but in reality winter in Switzerland looks way more like the right picture… The snow stays just for one …

Public Anticipation Builds Amid Uncertainty Over Mueller Testimony

For nearly two years, the nation watched and waited as special counsel Robert Mueller investigated President Donald Trump and his campaign for potential collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. Three weeks of public parsing and analysis have left them wondering just what Mueller was trying to say and what he really thinks, particularly on the question of obstruction, where the document drew no conclusion. That uncertainty has given partisans on both sides an opening to frame Mueller’s findings to their liking and left many Americans, unlikely to read the full report, scratching their heads about what to believe and whom to trust. Melissa Garcia, a 29-year-old health counselor, pauses outside a restaurant in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, to compare the two-volume …

Teen Shows The Difference Mental Health Glow Up Made To Her Appearance, Inspires Others To Post Their Pics

Twitter, talking about her depression, anxiety, and a recent eating disorder that she has overcome. A few days ago, Quenlin tweeted a few pictures, taken before and after she started dealing with her mental health problems. Image credits: Inspired by her honesty, many of Quenlin’s 1.08M followers started responding with their own photos cateosaurus ashleighfare BengtsonEbba Image credits: Image credits: One of the most common mental disorders among young adults in the US is depression. According to A major depressive episode is a period of at least two weeks of low mood that is present in most situations. Symptoms include low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, as well as problems with sleep, energy, and concentration. Alythuh imbribtw KnoxDowning …

Pete Buttigieg Warns ‘White Identity Politics’ Launching Nation Into ‘Crisis’

Pete Buttigieg condemned the Trump administration’s embrace of “peak white identity politics” in a speech Saturday, warning of a brewing “crisis of belonging” across the nation. Buttigieg pointed to the potential for “the beginning of a new form of American solidarity” in which the country realizes “that the one thing we do have in common may be the challenge of belonging in a society that sees us for what makes us all different.” Emphasizing the differences between minorities and white populations in access to health care, employment and citizenship, Buttigieg added, “When you do not belong, it doesn’t just put you in a bad mood, it puts you in a different country.” His invocation of immigrants and communities of color …

How the Videogame Aesthetic Flows Into All of Culture

When the science fiction film Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman, came out in 2014, WIRED called it “the best videogame you can’t play.” The film’s main character, Bill Cage, repeats the same day again and again—a day of futuristic combat with aliens. Each time he dies, Cage wakes up again on the previous day. Everything is as before, with the crucial difference that he remembers all the previous versions of that fatal next day. The repetitions are the film’s equivalent of a videogame’s replayability, and Cage’s battle skills improve, just as a player’s skills improve through replay. But Cage is not a player. He is a character in a narrative film, so the repeated days are in fact …

Meth Addict Has Device Inserted Into His Brain To Stop Him Using Drugs

Drastic times call for drastic measures, which is why one Chinese drug addict has allowed doctors to insert an electrical device into his brain in an attempt to curb his methamphetamine use. Known only as Yan, the man is taking part in a controversial clinical trial that is the first to investigate the efficacy of this procedure in live humans. After seeing his life fall apart since getting hooked on methamphetamine in 2011, Yan gave doctors permission to drill through his skull and place a pair of electrodes onto a brain region called the nucleus accumbens, which is part of the so-called reward circuit and has been found to misfire in people suffering from addiction. He then had a battery …

20 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts on Sale Now

Last week, we introduced you to some of our favorite Mother's Day picks for new moms. Now it's Saturday, which means that if you're still sitting on your hands, you might be out of luck. Still, your mother is probably a great one, and many of our deals are continuing throughout the weekend. We added a few more deals that we love that might surprise and delight your mom (on Monday). We also tried to include ones with fast shipping. Note: When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Much like subscribing to WIRED, these contributions help fund the journalism we put out every day. Read more about how this …