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Michael Phelps reveals the simple things parents can do to help their kids learn to swim like fearless champs

Boomer Phelps and Michael Phelps at a swim class with The Phelps Foundation on August 21, 2017 in New York City.Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Huggies Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold. The accomplished swimmer is teaching his two …

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Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit wants to abolish child sex abuse on the internet with backing from a $280 million TED-sponsored fund

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit company, Thorn, is one of eight organizations to receive money from the Audacious Project, a TED-backed fund giving away $280 million this year. Thorn’s technology helps companies and law enforcement agents defend children from online sexual abuse. The company plans to use the Audacious …

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Activists say Alphabet’s planned neighborhood in Toronto shows all the warning signs of Amazon HQ2-style breakup

Sidewalk Toronto Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, plans to build a high-tech neighborhood along Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront. Local residents concerned about the company’s plan to collect data in public spaces have waged an opposition campaign called Block Sidewalk, which is calling for an end …

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Mysterious space objects like ‘Oumuamua will visit our solar system again. Scientists may intercept the next one with a robotic probe.

An illustration of the space object ‘Oumuamua (formally known as 1I/2017 U1) flying through the solar system in late 2017.NASA/ESA/STScI A mysterious object called ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor ever detected, flew through the solar system in 2017. Most astronomers think it’s a comet, though ‘Oumuamua’s identity may never be …

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Everything we know about William ‘Billy’ Evans, the fiance of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes had a right-hand man who stayed mainly out of the headlines.Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the infamous blood-testing startup Theranos, is reportedly engaged. Her fiancé is William “Billy” Evans, a 27-year-old heir to a hospitality property management company in California, according to those reports. …

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The FDA’s top leader says the US is approaching a tipping point on vaccines that could lead to ‘epidemics and maybe worse’

FDA Commissioner Scott GottliebReuters We asked FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb if there was one thing someone could do right now to fix healthcare. Gottlieb quickly indicated vaccines, a crucial scientific advance that protect us from dangerous diseases. They have also come under attack from an anti-vaccine movement spreading false claims. …

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Physicists have discovered that rotating black holes might serve as portals for hyperspace travel

Scientists once thought that traveling into a black hole would kill you. But now, physicists have run computer simulations to show that certain types of black holes – large, rotating ones – could serve as portals for hyperspace travel. Some physicists believe that you’d arrive at a remote part of …

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