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August 15, 2017 11:02 AM The Actual Science of James Damore’s Google Memo

In early August, a Google engineer named James Damore posted a document titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” to an internal online discussion group. His memo was a calm attempt to point out all the ways Google has gone wrong in making gender representation among its employees a corporate priority. And then, on August 5, the memo jumped the fence 92

August 15, 2017 5:00 AM BPP Yet To Appoint Delegates To UDC NEC

Boko insisted that the BPP had not snubbed the UDC as reported in the media. In the first UDC NEC meeting that was held at Tlokweng recently, the BPP, whose president is the umbrella chairperson, did not pitch, fueling speculation that the BPP was deliberately snubbing the UDC because it was unhappy with the issue of constituencies it was allocated to contest 35

August 12, 2017 8:50 AM Hopefully history will judge Wayde more kindly than Johnson's brain fart did

History can be cruel. Wayde van Niekerk’s bid for a rare 400m-200m double in London was denied by a man achieving even greater antiquity. It had been 22 years since American legend Michael Johnson became the only person to scoop that double at a world championships‚ back in 1995 when Van Niekerk was three years old. The South African star‚ having broken 47

August 11, 2017 10:31 PM Kenyatta Wins Big in Kenya–But U.S.-Style Election Skullduggery Taints the Results

The same techniques and some of the same players blamed for Brexit and Trump are now doing their thing in Africa, where fair elections have been the exception rather than the rule. LAMU, Kenya–Kenya’s election has come off without major disturbances, and on Friday evening Nairobi time, the nation’s Independent Electoral Board and Boundaries Commission 70

August 10, 2017 9:40 PM Nikki Reed Gives Birth to a Baby Girl With Ian Somerhalder: Find Out Her Unique Name

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August 8, 2017 12:00 PM 'Metroid: Samus Returns' plays like a modern classic

Fans of Nintendo's traditional 'Metroid' games have nothing to fear. In recent years, that's a lot. The franchise's last two games fell flat with many fans. In Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the series' iconic protagonist was relegated to a non-playable supporting role. In Metroid: Other M, her character was weighted down by a disappointing, frustrating 34

August 8, 2017 5:09 AM How CABLE Can Unite X-Men Movies To Rival MCU

The version of Cable coming in Deadpool 2 has finally been revealed… but Josh Brolin’s future may be as a villain in the X-Men movie universe. Don’t worry fans, you’ll still get to enjoy Josh Brolin’s version of Cable as he cracks wise (and bones, we assume) alongside Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool. But if the response from fans is strong enough, then there’s 51

August 8, 2017 5:00 AM Transgender Case Postponed To December

The matter was set for arguing before Justice Leatile Dambe, who however, is said to be on sick leave and out of the country. However, the matter was placed before Justice Michael Mothobi who could not proceed with the case but set a new date, much to the heel-kicking frustration of the packed courtroom. The lawyers representing Kgositau had, on Thursday 40

August 4, 2017 12:01 PM Gene-editing experiments on human embryos are fine but pregnancies should be off-limits, experts say

A day after a blockbuster report that researchers had edited harmful genetic mutations out of human embryos in an Oregon lab, an international group of genetics experts urged scientists against taking the next step. A panel of the American Society of Human Genetics, joined by representatives from 10 organizations scattered across the globe, recommended 71

August 4, 2017 9:32 AM Gene genies bid to eradicate diseases

Australian scientists have cautiously welcomed a breakthrough in “genetic editing” after researchers repaired a common and life-threatening heart defect in human embryos. A gene editing tool known as CRISPR was used to target a mutation that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a birth defect that occurs in one in 500 people and can trigger sudden death 61