Bernie Sanders’ ideas are shaping the 2020 debate but is he still a force?

The diverse Democratic field is a contrast from 2016 but the leftwing firebrand believes Medicare for All can dent his rivals hopes Gruff, iconoclastic and relentlessly on-message, Democrats to elevate women and people of color, Sanders is attempting to reset the debate on his own terms. Last week, he vigorously defended his signature Medicare for All healthcare proposal, sharpening the battle lines over an issue that is animating the Democratic presidential race. Now is the time not for tinkering around the edges, Sanders said, an implicit reference to candidates like Biden, who oppose the plan. Now is the time to do what every other major country on earth does, now is time to do what the American people want us …

What Happens When Reproductive Tech Like IVF Goes Awry?

It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: Three couples walk into a fertility clinic. But the punch line—what happened to those families at one Los Angeles medical facility in August 2018—is no laughing matter. The embryos from two couples hoping to conceive were mistakenly implanted into a third patient. That third woman and her husband, both of Korean descent, suspected that something was amiss when their two newborns didn’t look anything like them. DNA testing confirmed that Baby A and Baby B (as court documents called them) weren’t genetically related to either of the birth parents, or to each other—they were related to two other couples who had been seeking fertility treatments at the same clinic. The birth …

If Val Kilmer is in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ what’s the deal with the trailer?

(CNN)Does the Iceman cometh or not? Cruise told Extra last year that it was “special” working again with Kilmer, who went public about a 2-year battle with throat cancer in 2017. The illness didn’t stop him from advocating to reprise his role. “Friends said it’s official – #TOPGUN2 was announced today,” Kilmer wrote with a photo on Instagram showing him in an Iceman T-shirt. “I’m ready Tom- still got my top gun plaque! Still got the moves! Still got it!” Now that the movie is actually done and headed to theaters in 2020, Kilmer is even more excited. He posted the trailer on his official Facebook page with the caption “You up for this one, Maverick?” Original Article : HERE …

Weekend sports lineup highlights include the British Open, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction and ‘El Trafico’

(CNN)Earlier this week, Tiger Woods admitted that winning the Masters in April took a lot out of him. As to how the 15-time major champion was feeling heading into The Open Championship? Still, Woods said he believes that playing links golf, which The Open provides, gives him his best chance further into his 40s to try to win more majors. So, will he be in contention heading into the weekend?

Elon’s Brain Computer, Big Tech’s Big Day in Congress, and More News

Elon Musk unveiled a plan to thread wires through your brain, there's finally a way to automatically cancel free trials, and tech execs took the congressional stand. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines Elon Musk is planning to stitch a computer into your brain Last night, Elon Musk presented the first product from his company Neurolink: a tiny computer chip attached to ultra-fine, electrode-studded wires, stitched into living brains by a robot. If the technology works, it will pick up signals from across your brain and translate them into code to do things like control a computer, or …

Adventuring while female: why the relationship women have with nature matters

Going camping alone, I was reminded that the great works of environmentalist female writers are often overlooked and its our loss Its Monday in the Adirondack state park. Im driving through little towns, passing junk stores, lumber businesses, small cafes and adventure outfitters. I have heard people call this part of New York state poverty with a view. The Adirondacks are a collision of hardship and wealth, but mostly wilderness. Six million acres of it. Its almost LaBastille Day, and to celebrate, Im going to camp alone for the first time in my life. Dr Anne LaBastille was, in her words, a part-time hermit. She died 1 July 2011, and her last name calls to Bastille Day, a celebration of …

‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected

Washington (CNN)In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting “Send her back! Send her back!” about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with racist attacks. “They don’t love our country. They are so angry,” Trump said, lambasting the group as “hate filled extremists.” “If they don’t like it let them leave, let them leave,” Trump said. Other presidents, like Richard Nixon for instance, have used veiled racial messaging in elections. But there is no modern equivalent of a US president so openly encouraging racial and tribal undercurrents on the campaign trail in order to consolidate his own power. “We’ve had racist presidents,” CNN presidential historian Timothy Naftali said on “Anderson Cooper 360.” …

These 30 Pics Show How Dystopic Our Society Already Is, And Its Pretty Terrifying (New Pics)

Brilliant, isn’t it? But it’s ok, there’s always Facebook to scroll through (Bored Panda too, obvs), Netflix to watch, chemical-laden meals to consume, manufactured outrages over a mermaid’s skin color to comment on… who’s got time for thoughtful resistance? Even those that think they are resisting by electing bigoted billionaires, bankers and Eton toffs to represent them are simply playing into their hands, as their dishonest, scaremongering claptrap divides us ever further over political, racial and gender lines! So if you didn’t find the sinister scenes of mindless automatons chanting #2 Real Problem #3 This Is Caleb. Caleb Has A Degree In Zoology And Asks His Customers What Their Favorite Animal Is. He Gives Them Facts While Completing Their Orders! …

Trump administration to start banning abortion referrals at taxpayer-funded clinics

Department of Health to force end to abortion referrals, a rule widely seen as a blow against Planned Parenthood Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration has announced, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and womens rights groups. The head of a national umbrella group representing the clinics said the Republican administration is following an ideological agenda that could disrupt basic health care for many low-income women. Ahead of a planned conference on Tuesday with the clinics, the Department of Health and Human Services formally notified them that it will begin enforcing the ban on abortion referrals, along with a requirement that …

Security News This Week: Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Europeans had to navigate by the stars this week—well, GPS, but still—after the continent's burgeoning Galileo satellite navigation network went dark for a full seven days. The incident is a warning for everyone of how fallible the infrastructure of our modern lives really is. In more uplifting news, security researchers made an app designed to kill, to prove a point about the intense risks of internet-connect health devices, and the need for the companies who make them to stop ignoring them. (Wait, sorry, murder apps are not uplifting.) We explained how to clear out your zombie apps and online accounts, and why Microsoft’s very serious BlueKeep bug hasn’t wreaked havoc on the Windows devices of the world, yet. Oh, and …

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘in psychiatric ward’

Her father said he visited the hospital on Tuesday but was not allowed to see his daughter and that she has not been allowed to contact her family. What is the Zaghari-Ratcliffe case about? Jailed Nazanin begins new hunger strike Iran travel warning for dual nationals How does six days on hunger strike feel? The campaign said before being transferred, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had told relatives: “I was healthy and happy when I came to Iran to see my parents. “Three and a bit years later and I am admitted to a mental health clinic. “Look at me now – I ended up in an asylum. It should be an embarrassment. “Prison is getting harder and harder for me. I hate …

We Regret To Inform You Storm Area 51 Has Horribly Affected Pornhub Searches

Storm Area 51 – the joke event that would see over a million people show up to the top-secret military base and Naruto run at it in attempt to “clap alien cheeks” – has captured a lot of imaginations.  As with all big events – such as the Super Bowl, the Royal wedding and even the false missile alert in Hawaii – this has spilled out into the world of pornography. Apparently, fans of the idea (and hilarious memes) can’t stop thinking about it for long enough to crank it. Mashable asked Pornography website Pornhub if the event had had any effect on what people were searching for, and oh boy didn’t it just. As well as a massive increase in general searches relating to aliens, …

Not Everyone on 23andMe Will Get the Latest Gene Chip Updates

If you were early to the 23andMe spit party, you’ve probably noticed that you haven’t gotten any new reports about your genes from the company in a while. Not like more recent customers, whose inboxes receive the results of such analyses on the regular—like one with more specific ancestry estimates, which came out last year, or this one, for risk of type 2 diabetes, which arrived in March. You haven’t gotten them because 23andMe, like most other direct-to-consumer DNA companies, untangles your genetic secrets using a relatively inexpensive technology called genotyping. Instead of sequencing all 6.4 billion base pairs of DNA, it takes strategic snapshots at just a few hundred thousand locations across the genome, looking at the different, important, …

Kamala Harris Plans To Force Drugmakers To Lower Prices

Kamala Harris released a The proposal’s most ambitious feature empowers the Department of Health and Human Services to set a price for prescription drugs whose prices grow faster than inflation or that are sold for less in another country that belongs to the wealthy Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. (The average American spends hundreds of dollars more per year on prescription drugs than her counterpart in the The price would be no higher than the average price of the drug in other OECD countries. If a pharmaceutical company chooses to nonetheless set the price at a higher rate, the federal government would tax 100% of every dollar made above the government-authorized rate and return the money to consumers. ASSOCIATED …

Bernie Sanders Challenges Rivals To Reject Cash From Pharma, Insurance Executives

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) committed on Wednesday to reject contributions of $200 or more from executives at the country’s pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, as well as the political action committees and lobbyists who represent them. “If we are going to break the stranglehold of corporate interests over the health care needs of the American people, we have got to confront a Washington culture that is corrupt ― that puts profits ahead of the needs of the American people,” he said toward the end of a speech about “Medicare for All” to an audience of cheering supporters in Washington. “And that is why today I am calling on every Democratic candidate in this election to join me in rejecting money from …

The #IceBae Meme Captures the Worst of 2019 So Far

IceBae is not the frozen water equivalent of Salt Bae, sending ice cubes cascading stylishly into cups across the internet. She's a US Customs and Border Protection officer, identified as Kiara Cervantes, who provided security during Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit to a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. On Sunday, a Twitter user encountered a photo of Cervantes standing in front of a crowded pen of migrants. This user found the image sexy, and shared it. Other users followed suit, and soon #IceBae—the most 2019 of thirst hashtags—was born. Emma Grey Ellis Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift Emma Grey Ellis The Meaning Behind the #UnwantedIvanka Meme Emma Grey Ellis Why the Momo Challenge Film Might Beat the Meme …