They wanted a son so much they made their daughter live as a boy – CNN
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They wanted a son so much they made their daughter live as a boy – CNN

CNN is committed to covering gender inequality wherever it occurs in the world. This story is part of As Equals, an ongoing seriesSanjoor, Afghanistan — At first glance, 13-year-old Mangal Karimy could be any boy living in a small village in western Afghanistan, hauling firewood and feeding cattle on his father’s farm.Silently he hurries between…

Atlantic Ocean ‘running out of breath’ – BBC News
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Atlantic Ocean ‘running out of breath’ – BBC News

Image copyright Sid Frisby Image caption A remotely-operated underwater vehicle is used to gather footage of the coral mounds of the Mingulay reef off the west coast of Scotland A huge international research programme has been launched to assess the health of the Atlantic Ocean. The iAtlantic project is the biggest ever mounted in the…

Some patients taken off opioids too abruptly amid opioid battle, lobbyist says – KSL.com
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Some patients taken off opioids too abruptly amid opioid battle, lobbyist says – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — While Utah and the country take aim at the opioid epidemic, many with chronic pain have suffered as doctors take away or taper them off their medications, a lobbyist told legislators Monday.There are people having trouble getting their prescriptions from pharmacies and others being “force-tapered” or having their opioid prescriptions suddenly…

Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know – TechCrunch
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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know – TechCrunch

Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra wallet…

Update: 86 Borderlands 3 Details Revealed – Vault Hunters, Weapons, Co-Op, Voice Actors and More – IGN
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Update: 86 Borderlands 3 Details Revealed – Vault Hunters, Weapons, Co-Op, Voice Actors and More – IGN

Learn all about Moze and her Iron Bear mech. By Colin Stevens Update 6/17: While we already had new Borderlands 3 gameplay details from E3 2019, footage from its behind-closed-doors demo has leaked on YouTube, giving us even more new Borderlands 3 details. IGN attended the demo and saw these new details firsthand, which include more…

Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future – The New York Times
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Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future – The New York Times

Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.ImageFast-growing plants in the crop-speed breeding facility at The University of Queensland. The plants featured are barley plants.CreditCreditThe University of QueenslandFarmers and plant breeders are in a race against time. The world population is growing rapidly,…

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death renews criticism of his treatment in prison – Los Angeles Times
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Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death renews criticism of his treatment in prison – Los Angeles Times

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, imprisoned since the military removed him from office in 2013, died Monday after collapsing in court, officials said, putting the nation’s authoritarian-minded government on the defensive over his treatment in custody. The country’s first democratically elected president and a leader of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement, the 67-year-old California-educated Morsi…

Çatalhöyük: 9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems – Phys.org
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Çatalhöyük: 9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems – Phys.org

Neolithic burial from Çatalhöyük, Turkey, is represented by a headless young adult female with a fetal skeleton (arrow). Skull removal was a burial custom practiced in number of instances at this locality. Credit: the Çatalhöyük Research Project/Jason Quinlan. Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world’s first large farming communities were also among…

BuzzFeed News walkout: journalists walk off the job for union recognition – Vox.com
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BuzzFeed News walkout: journalists walk off the job for union recognition – Vox.com

BuzzFeed News journalists are getting impatient. It’s been four months since they voted to form a labor union, but the company still hasn’t officially recognized them. Dozens of frustrated employees walked off the job Monday afternoon to protest the company’s delay in recognizing BuzzFeed News Union. Journalists in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and…

Fortnite data miners say Epic may be winning the fight over leaks – Polygon
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Fortnite data miners say Epic may be winning the fight over leaks – Polygon

The first time a player noticed a comet hurdling toward the Fortnite island, the occurrence became a big news item. The hottest game in the world seemed to be teasing something big, and nobody could initially figure out what it meant, or what it was leading to. Fast-forward to 2019, and most of Fortnite’s events…