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Many of us could carry up to 17kg of fat due to a change in a single gene

When the MC4R gene does not work properly, our brains think we have lower fat stores than we do, signalling that we are starving and need to eat.The research team found that around one in every 340 people may carry a disruptive mutation at MC4R.The authors examined the MC4R gene in all 6,000 people and, whenever a mutation...

ViacomCBS, Roku shares close up on report that Comcast is considering a deal

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Comcast chief Brian Roberts is exploring new options for the company's push into streaming, raising the idea of a possible tie-up with ViacomCBS or acquisition of Roku, according to a Wednesday report from The Wall Street Journal.Roku stock closed...


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Supreme Court sides with high school cheerleader in free-speech dispute over profane Snapchat rant

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled for a Pennsylvania cheerleader whose profane off-campus rant cost her a spot on the squad, saying the punishment violated her First Amendment rights.But Breyer said the Supreme Court was not willing to go...


Ballot count underway in NYC mayoral primary: Eric Adams has 10-point lead as Wiley, Garcia battle for second

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Eric Adams commanded a formidable 10-point lead of the first-choice votes in New York City’s hotly contested Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday.“New York City said our first choice is Eric Adams,” he told a roaring crowd of supporters at his...


B.C.’s spending on K-12 education drastically increased over the last 50 years

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The new study analyzed the province’s education spending over the past 50 years.And while spending increased, student enrolment climbed only marginally.Both right-wing and left-wing governments have initiated years of increases and cutbacks, says Dr. Ellis, noting political ideology...