2017 might've been a garbage fire for everyone else — but for Taylor Swift, it was great! Now you know we love our girl T. Swift but continuing to ignore all the shitty things that happened this year under Donald Trump's command is just not OK! We understand things like the travel ban or the fact that millions may lose healthcare or the glaring presence of racism in this country (the list goes on and on) don't affect the high-profile singer directly — but this lack of acknowledgement from our culture's most influential people helps keep these injustices in place!
Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of your genome—requires a much more laborious process. One that, even with the aid of sophisticated statistics, scientists still struggle over. It’s exactly the kind of problem that makes sense to outsource to artificial intelligence. On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning—the machine learning technique that now dominates AI—to assemble full human genomes. Modeled loosely on the networks of neurons in the human brain, these massive [...]
Welcome to the holidays, Betches. This week brings lots of cheer, family time, high-calorie foods, and (most importantly) alcohol. Taurus There are a lot of great things about going home for the holidays, but running into people you hate from high school is not one of them. It is, however, inevitable. The harder you try to avoid that one girl you were best frenemies with senior year of high school, the more likely you are to see her with her new fiancé while you’re attempting to hungover order iced coffee in your neighborhood Starbucks. In this particular situation, the only [...]
ShareTweet 35-year-old Coloradan Melinda Ray was quickly dying from a genetic disease destroying her liver. With her health condition on the decline every day and little hope for finding a match for a transplant, the outlook for Melinda’s survival was looking rather grim. Facebook “We had just had candidate after candidate being ruled out, and symptoms were progressing. They were progressing fast,” said husband James Ray to ABC News, adding that “the days were getting harder.” However, James was not ready to give up on his beloved wife and mother of their three children. Facebook In his desperate search for the right match, he decided [...]
Over the summer, President Donald Trump invited House Republicans to the White House Rose Garden to tout the passage of an Obamacare repeal bill through their chamber. It was a premature celebration, one that looked particularly silly when the Senate failed repeatedly to follow suit months later. On Wednesday afternoon, the president brought GOP lawmakers over to the White House againthis time to celebrate the real thing. For roughly half an hour, the president and Republican allies from Capitol Hill boasted of passing a major tax package that will, largely, benefit the wealthy and corporations. And, in true Trumpian fashion, [...]
With sparkling lights, glittery dangling ornaments and shiny strips of tinsel, Christmas trees are irresistible to most cats. Here are our tips to cat proof your Christmas tree and keep your cat safe this festive season. Via: Pawsome Cats 1 Choose a Safe Location Pin It Via Su walls The ideal position for your Christmas tree is a room where you can shut the door at night. If this isn't possible in your home, try to place the tree in a location with plenty of clear space around it, and away from any furniture (tables, bookcases etc.) that your cat [...]
Have you ever noticed that finding the perfect gifts for people who love to sleep is almost too easy? You know the friend we’re referring to here, don't you? She’s easily the sleeping beauty of your squad who just #CantEven with Monday through Friday mornings. She's the BFF who you wouldn't blink twice at if you saw her shooting coffee through an IV to get her through 8 a.m. seminars and late nights at the office. Any gift that has to do with her bedroom, nighttime wardrobe, or a wind-down routine is one she's going to be grateful for because, [...]