My short bio: I was born female-assigned and I began transitioning to male at age 16. I had a mastectomy ("top surgery"), hysterectomy, and oophorectomy. For my bottom surgery I chose to have what's called a simple metoidioplasty with testicular
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:Withings Activité review: too expensive for mass market at $450, but will appeal to watch enthusiasts — Withings Activité Fitness Tracking Watch Review — earable tech has seemed on a fairly straightforward
Natasha Singer / New York Times:FTC charges data broker LeapLab with selling consumers financial details to fraudsters — Data Broker Is Charged With Selling Consumers Financial Details to ‘Fraudsters’ —
David Lerman / Bloomberg:NSA reports show agency may have violated laws by unauthorized surveillance of Americans for over a decade — U.S. Spy Agency Reports Improper Surveillance of Americans — The National Security Agency today
The Economic Times:Delhi High Court lifts ban on sale of OnePlus handsets — NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today lifted the December 16 ban on sale of OnePlus handsets embedded with Cyanogen software and
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:MPAA Secretly Settled With Hotfile for $4 Million, Not $80 Million — Its been nearly a year since Hotfile was defeated by the MPAA, resulting in a hefty $80 million dollar settlement. —
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:Facebook bringing playlists, featured videos, YouTube-inspired layout to videos tab on Pages — Facebook Challenges YouTube Channels With New Features For Pages — Twitters not the only
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney.com:YouTube tentatively agrees to stream ‘The Interview’ — YouTube, the worlds largest video web site, has tentatively agreed to help Sony Pictures distribute “The Interview” via the
There are more than 58,000 homeless college students in America today. The figure -- which does not account for students who either do not realize they qualify as homeless (i.e., couch-surfers) or those who choose not to report their cases
In October, Jeffrey Tayler wrote in Salon that the Qur’an “backs up jihad, suicide attacks (“martyrdom”), beheadings, even taking captive women as sex slaves.” This was singular for Salon, which usually whitewashes the truth about Islam and jihad and …
On Christmas eve the NSA relesed a bunch of audit reports on illegal spying using EO 12333 from 2001 to 2013. The heavily-redacted reports include examples of data on Americans being e-mailed to unauthorized recipients, stored in unsecured computers and
Diabetes mellitus was originally conceived as a renal disorder. In the last decade, however, there has been renewed interest in role of the kidney in the development and maintenance of high glucose levels.
Your smartphone is changing more than just your habits -- its changing the way your hands work, too. Swiss researchers have discovered that activity in the brain cortex associated with index fingers and thumbs is enhanced directly in proportion to
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The day before Christmas is often a hectic one, featuring a certain amount of mad scrambling to ensure everything is in order for the big celebration. Before dashing off to the mall for last-minute purchases to round out someones gift
Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken Tuesday evening by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution. Bush spent nearly two months in the same hospital and was discharged in January 2013 after treatment for a
In case you missed the outcome of the latest United Nations climate change conference in Lima, Peru, it was another costly, embarrassing failure. This one is likely to be remembered mostly for a staggeringly stupid stunt by Greenpeace employees, who
A teenager has been fatally shot by police at around 11:15 p.m. local time Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, near Ferguson, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reports . The victim was identified as Antonio Martin, 18, by his mother,
Animal cruelty charges against the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and two others will be dismissed after new information came to light about the deaths of 21 dogs at a suburban Phoenix kennel in June, prosecutors said
Large-scale surveys of single-cell gene expression have the potential to reveal rare cell populations and lineage relationships but require efficient methods for cell capture and mRNA sequencing1, 2, 3, 4. Although cellular barcoding strategies allow parallel sequencing of single cells
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With billions of dollars coming from automakers in the form of advertising, marketing and incentives all across the nation in December, consumers are enticed to release the shopping madness and go for the ultimate car purchase. In early January the
Martin Colwell of Lions Bay Search and Rescue says volunteers received a report at about 10 a.m. of a young girl who was struck by a rock slide. He says it appears a slope beside a creek gave away, probably
The sessions court on Monday rejected the bail application of city-based software engineer Anees Ansari, arrested for allegedly conspiring to blow up US establishments in the city. Ansaris bail application was rejected, said his lawyer, advocate Sharif Sheikh.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the tsunami that changed life in South and South East Asia. Aceh bore the heaviest losses and the ASEAN remembers the toll of destruction. This event changed the way global agencies coordinate large scale
Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty: Author and Web design consultant Eric Meyer lost his daughter Rebecca to a brain tumor earlier this year, as mentioned previously on the Blue--or in this case the Purple. At the years end, Facebooks Year in Review
Christmastime for the Jews! In a hysterical claymation-style animated short about Jews having free reign over the country on Christmas, Darlene Love sings about the many benefits of not celebrating the holiday. Originally aired as part of a TV Funhouse
io9 tells us that Chinese food on Christmas is no longer just a Jewish tradition and digs up an ethnographic article examining the birth of the customary meal: Chinese food is unkosher and therefore non-Jewish. But because of the specific
Take one part saw (1:15 in). Add one part glockenspiel and one part fiðla. Then, a dash of harmonium and some drum brushes. Accentuate with a cello, then layer with keyboards. Finally, add some piano and ensure there are two
In 1959, iconic Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí agreed to design several holiday greeting cards for Hallmark, with several stipulations. He asked for $15,000 in cash in advance for 10 greeting card designs, with no suggestions from Hallmark for the subject
Amazon has worked diligently on improving its product delivery process. Same-day delivery is pretty standard now in parts of the country where they have closer distribution centers. They have also implemented lockers for pickup and have been working on developing
Red Letter Media drunkenly reviews the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special as part of thier Best of the Worst series. Theres also a new episode of Mr. Plinkett The Animated Series but who wants to watch that crap.
Christmas music permeates America between Thanksgiving and New Years, but so much of it is tired covers of covers of songs we have all heard hundreds of times. Isnt there anyone, out there, who is making original and possibly weird
The New York Public Librarys Instagram feed (as discussed previously for its #ReviewsOnTues feature) is now serializing the librarians latest find:We found an old recipe box while cleaning out a desk, and it was labeled Interesting Reference Questions, the contents
There will be several NBA games on TV this Christmas day. But they just dont make the basketball like they used to, do they? Perhaps you would be more interested in that Old Timey Basketball instead. For that we have
A 6-minute video of Earth from space, featuring aurora borealis, cities at night, storms, and other wonders , created by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from 12,500 images taken during his ISS Blue Dot mission.
Chicagos own Jan Terri offers up her version of Ave Maria paired with an interpretive video for your Xmastime enjoyment via Jezebel:...a fantastical re-imagining of the holiday (?) classic. Never change, Jan, never change!One of the best things about Jan
Only one day a year does this suggest anything but negativity... and in recognition of the change, Id like to throw up one of my favourite retrospectives BetaMaxmas! Every year the posters and paneling changes, every year the programming advances