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Having kids leads to a small, but significant, increased risk of breast cancer

Researchers thought being a mom protected against breast cancer. That’s true — but only 20 years after childbirth.

PewDiePie’s ties to white supremacy spell serious trouble for the future of YouTube

YouTube’s most popular celebrity keeps dallying with the alt-right. His 76 million followers don’t care.

Congress just legalized hemp. That’s huge for the CBD industry.

Legalizing hemp may also be important for scientists who want to study CBD’s effects.

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