Ice rules the road, Trump nominee dissents, hips don't lie, and morning headlines

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Do your moves match up? Researches mapped dancing women onto avatars which viewers rated, and found that big hip movements hit the mark. - THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • The New York Times
  • Do your moves match up? Researches mapped dancing women onto avatars which viewers rated, and found that big hip movements hit the mark.

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"Surprise!" says ice storm
A quarter inch of ice covered the Spokane region after an overnight storm; the weather service's ice storm warning is set to expire at 10 a.m. Check on school closings in your area. (Spokesman)

Sessions scrapes by
Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation as attorney general yesterday continues the steamrolling Democrats are getting as they fight Trump's nominations. Sessions assumes his role with accusations of racism and disenfranchising minority voters. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren's silencing on Tuesday has made her louder than ever. (The New York Times)

He said, he said
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed that he did tell Sen. Richard Blumenthal that Trump's  Twitter attack on a "so-called" federal judge was "disheartening" and "demoralizing." Trump accused Blumenthal of lying about Gorsuch's words in another burning 3:00 a.m. tweet. (CNN)

Hips continue trend of not lying
Big hip swings and asymmetric arm and thigh movements make a woman a good dancer, according to a study (and video) published today. Dancing may have developed as a way to show off reproductive quality, and researchers' 2011 study showed women prefer upper body moves by men. It's not too late to apply this knowledge to the dance floor. (The New York Times)

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