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Trump Targets Pell Grant Money for NASA's Budget Boost
For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game
Due to Increasing Tensions, US Forcing Chinese Company to Sell Grindr By 2020

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For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game

Trump Targets Pell Grant Money for NASA's Budget Boost

By Jeff McMillan |
The gender-bending selfies accompanied by flip or sarcastic comments are flooding social feeds since Snapchat introduced a filter this month allowing users to swap gender appearanc...

Vaccine Rates Rise on Long-Wary 'Hippie' Island Near Seattle

Vaccine Rates Rise on Long-Wary 'Hippie' Island Near Seattle

By Sally Ho | May 20
Amid the nation's largest measles outbreak in 25 years, pro-vaccine advocates are cheering this apparent shift that challenges Vashon's reputation as a hotbed of highly educated, anti-establishment parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

Obesity Surgery Benefits May Be Bigger for Teens than Adults

Obesity Surgery Benefits May Be Bigger for Teens than Adults

By Marilynn Marchione | May 19
Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have it resolve other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, a study finds.

Singapore PM Says Call to Curb Online Violence 'Effective'

By Annabelle Liang | May 19
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday that a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms was an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it.

Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?

Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?

By Iain Boyd | May 18
U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won't be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see.

Israeli Disinformation Campaign Targeted Nigerian Election

Israeli Disinformation Campaign Targeted Nigerian Election

May 18
A U.S. think tank that analyzes misinformation online has found that an Israel-based influence campaign busted by Facebook had stumped for the winning candidate in the February 2019 Nigerian presidential elections.