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Bloomberg: This School Doesn’t Care Who Your Parents Are

CNBC: Tesla cars keep more data than you think, including this video of a crash that totaled a Model 3

Engadget: Junked Teslas still held unencrypted video recordings

Video of Crash

The Verge: Facebook app developers leaked millions of user records on cloud servers, researchers say

Ars Technica: Facebook asked some users for their email passwords, because why not

NPR: Housing Department Slaps Facebook With Discrimination Charge


Ars Technica: Teenager hit with 73 counts for “swatting” calls

USA Today: After thousands of cats died in experiments, USDA says it will stop controversial research program

Time: Cats Respond to the Sound of Their Names, Study Says. Whether They Care Is Another Question

Scientific Reports: Domestic cats (Felis catus) discriminate their names from other words

Inverse: Americans Like Dogs More Than Cats for One Simple Reason

Science Direct: Journal of Business Research: Dogs have masters, cats have staff: Consumers’ psychological ownership and their economic valuation of pets

Journal of Business Research: Dogs have masters, cats have staff:Consumers’ psychological ownership and their economic valuation of pets

CNN: Even one alcoholic drink a day can raise risk of stroke, study says</>

BBC: Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds

The Lancet:Conventional and genetic evidence on alcohol and vascular disease aetiology: a prospective study of 500 000 men and women in China

Science Daily: Berkeley’s soda tax election changed drinking habits months before prices went up

Economic Inquiry: Soda Wars: The Effect of a Soda Tax Election on University Beverage Sales

Inverse: 3 Common Diets Are Cutting 1 in 5 Human Lives Short Every Year

NY Times: Eat Your Veggies: Study Finds Poor Diets Linked to One in Five Deaths

The Lancet: Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017

CNN: The Land of Immortals: How and what Japan’s oldest population eats

CNN: About 1 in 4 Japanese adults in their 20s and 30s are virgins, says study

BMC Public Health: Trends in heterosexual inexperience among young adults in Japan: analysis of national surveys, 1987–2015

Science Daily: Just an hour of weekly walking staves off disability

CNN: Mystery E. coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 states, CDC says

YouTube: Mayo Clinic Minute: E. coli Fast Facts

Science Daily: Researchers engineer a cost-effective treatment for neglected tropical disease

PNAS: Complete biosynthetic pathways of ascofuranone and ascochlorin in Acremonium egyptiacum

YouTube: Sleeping Sickness – an introduction to African Trypanosomiasis

Science Daily: Ethical questions raised on body donation after medically assisted death

CNN: Americans borrow $88 billion annually to pay for health care, survey finds

CNN: How men and women use condoms differently

Journal of Sex Research: Are We Blinded by Desire? Relationship Motivation and Sexual Risk-Taking Intentions during Condom Negotiation

Inverse: Study: The Top 4 Drugs That “Enhance Sex” Indicate Why People Use Them

Inverse: Study: MDMA Study Reveals How It Returns the Brain to a Teenage “Critical Period”

Science Daily: Psychedelic drug MDMA may reawaken ‘critical period’ in brain to help treat PTSD

CNN: Senators’ scathing letter to Juul demands answers about tactics targeting youth, ties to Big Tobacco

The Letter

CNN: FDA investigates reports of seizures after vaping

USA Today: FDA: Dozens of seizures reported after vaping, mostly by young people

YouTube: Could Vaping Trigger Seizures? What To Know About FDA’s Investigation | TODAY

Archives of Toxicology: How much nicotine kills a human? Tracing back the generally accepted lethal dose to dubious self-experiments in the nineteenth century

CNN: FDA looks into regulating CBD in food, beverages and more

FDA Statement

Ars Technica: FDA slams homeopaths for uncontrolled snake venom, germs in kids’ products

CNN: FDA proposes new fluoride standard for bottled water, but some say it’s still too high


Iran J. Basic Med Sci: Potential fluoride toxicity from oral medicaments: A review

YouTube: CBS 17 Measles count in US this year already more than all of 2018

NY Times: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.

KHN: Why Measles Hits So Hard Within N.Y. Orthodox Jewish Community

YouTube: The Measles Couldn’t Kill the Brady Bunch

Fatherly: The Legendary Anti-Vaccine 13th Episode of ‘The Brady Bunch’ Is Real, Hilarious