Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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‘Never would have made it’

Music | Justin Bieber says God brought him through his darkest days yet
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/06/19, 04:42 pm

Four years have passed since Justin Bieber put out a studio album, and it has been a decade since he skyrocketed to fame as a teen singing phenom. But a YouGov poll of more than 7,000 people from July 2018 to July 2019 found Bieber is still America’s No. 2 most recognizable pop musician, second only to the late Michael Jackson.

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More than genes

Science | Study attempts to tie homosexual behavior to genetics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/05/19, 04:16 pm

The headlines about a groundbreaking study on genes and human sexuality differed last week depending on who wrote them. “Research finds genetic links to same-sex behavior,” The Wall Street Journal announced Aug. 29. The website Live Science put it differently, pronouncing, “The ‘gay gene’ is a total myth, massive study concludes.”

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Brexit row throws U.K. government into chaos

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/04/19, 01:07 pm

Members of Parliament who want to ensure the U.K. leaves the European Union in an orderly fashion have wrestled control of the process away from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Several members of Johnson’s Conservative Party, using a series of parliamentary moves on Tuesday, joined with the opposition Labour Party to delay the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. In response, Conservatives expelled 21 members, making them ineligible to run for reelection.

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