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The pope just announced a huge change in how churches treat women and abortions.

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On Tuesday, Pope Francis announced that during the church's upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, which runs from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, he will allow priests the discretion ...

On street harassment: Consent in public space

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first two posts here and here. Dude asked me the time. And let me tell you: ...

10 Keys to Making A Great City Plan

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One of the most interesting and complex challenges a city planner can be a part of, is the creation of a new city-wide plan—particularly one for an ambitious municipality that ...

Study: People are quicker to shoot a black target than a white target

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According to a new report from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, racial bias can affect the likelihood of people pulling the trigger of a gun—even if shooters don't realize ...

Watch Donald Trump completely contradict himself on US troops in Iraq.

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Donald Trump, the celebrity tycoon and front-runner in the Republican 2016 race, doesn't hold back when he criticizes the Bush-Cheney crowd for the Iraq War. Over the years, he has ...

Google Unveils New Logo

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Google announced it ...

Google Gets A New Logo

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Google is giving itself a makeover today. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of ...

The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

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A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.

The $1 Pocket Microscope (That, Yes, Really Works)

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The super-cheap Foldscope carries on a centuries-long tradition of simple, curiosity-enabling microscopes. It took about six months for the jungle to kill Aaron Pomerantz’s microscope. Pomerantz, an entomologist working with ...

3D Robotics Launches 3DU To Promote The Use Of Drones In Education

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3D Robotics (3DR), the largest North American consumer drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of its 3DU educational program. 3DU aims to bring drones to more schools — ranging from K-12 ...

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East

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AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the ...

Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

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In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that ...

BREAKING: KY Clerk Continues to Deny Same-Sex Couples Licenses After Supreme Court Ruling

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Kim Davis, the renegade Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses, claiming it would violate her religious freedom, refused two same-sex couples licenses again this morning, despite repeated losses ...

The Refugees Learning to Reconnect

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The city of Nouakchott, Mauritania, is no stranger to refugees. Around 1,500 people who have fled some of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts now call it home. One of them, Budiaki*, is ...

Ed Yong

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A clever experiment reveals how fake traffic noise drives songbirds out of forests and harms the ones that stay behind. A new study shows that the field suffers from a ...

Babies Learning Language: The slower, harder ways to increase reproducibility

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*** I also can't think of anything more boring than reading Studies 1 – 14 in my paper titled "A crazy idea about word learning that never really should have ...

California Passes Country’s Most Robust Equal Pay Law

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California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) after her wage equality bill passed the Senate On Monday, the California Senate unanimously passed an equal pay bill with the strongest measures aimed ...

The abortion controversy that could ensnare John Kasich

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Ohio, a state often considered ground zero for anti-abortion legislation, finds itself at the center of the latest reproductive rights controversy—one that could force its governor, Republican presidential candidate John ...

Ohio Republicans are freaking out about the Denali name change

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On Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that the highest peak in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley, would formally be changed to its Athabascan name: Denali. This makes a lot of ...

Another Fatal Brain Disease May Come from the Spread of 'Prion' Proteins

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A rare and fatal brain disorder called multiple system atrophy (MSA) may be caused by a newly discovered prion, a protein similar to the ones that cause mad cow and ...

This week's great showdown: Denali vs. McKinley

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So the big news this weekend was President Obama's decision to change the name of Mt. McKinley back to Denali. As near as I can tell, the only people who ...

H&R Block lobbied to make tax forms even harder for poor people to fill out

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In late July, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2016 federal agency funding bill that came with instructions to the Internal Revenue Service to vastly expand the paperwork for the ...

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain"€™s Quirks

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Robert Kagan thinks America's problem is too little war

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Over the weekend Robert Kagan wrote an essay in the Wall Street Journal titled basically a long version of the "Munich!" argument that conservatives make every time we fail to ...

Why Kanye West Should Not Wait Another 4 Years to Run for President

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This year an eccentric, famous and wealthy American declared his presidential campaign in front of a large audience, despite a complete lack of political experience. While accepting his MTV Vanguard ...

The Global Goals

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Our ambition is to share the global goals with 7 billion people in 7 days. Every website, TV station, cinema, school, radio station, mobile phone, pinboard and milk carton will ...

TNT’s New Show About Vice Cops In 1960s Manhattan Pushes Some Very Modern Buttons

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This post discusses plot points of the first two episodes of TNT’s Public Morals. Sometimes it seems like the culture wars are winding down. Same-sex marriage is the law of ...

True Horror Is Close To Home: The Legacy Of Wes Craven

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Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven died on Sunday at the age of 76. Craven was responsible for some of the most indelible images and ideas in the slasher canon. He ...

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain"€™s Quirks, Dies at 82

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Dr. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the brain’s strangest pathways. His work touched Hollywood, theater, even opera, and his legacy lasts in the stories he ...

Obama Will Rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley, U.S. Tallest, as Denali

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The tallest U.S. mountain, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, will be renamed Denali, President Barack Obama said Sunday. The move, on the eve of Obama’s visit to the state, swaps a traditional ...

Oil Set for Third Monthly Drop as U.S. Rig Count Gains Amid Glut

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Oil headed for a third monthly decline as U.S. drillers showed no signs of letting up even as a supply glut persists. Futures fell as much as 2 percent in ...

Next Stop for Kanye West: FEC Paperwork?

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Though perhaps overshadowed by the Nicki Minaj-Miley Cyrus feud, Kanye West tried to become the take-home story of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards by announcing that he will seek the ...

Pandora To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Day Of Ad-Free Listening

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Our beloved Pandora is 10 years old this month. The music company has endured ups and downs but is set to celebrate that milestone anniversary on the 9th. It’s quite ...

PayPal Launches PayPal.Me, A Simpler Way To Request Money Using Your Own Personalized URL

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PayPal today is launching a new take on peer-to-peer payments with the debut of a platform it’s calling PayPal.Me. For the first time, PayPal customers will be able to set up ...

Why are there no fish in the deepest deep sea?

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Here’s a mystery: below 8,400 meters there are no fish. There are other creatures: sea cucumbers, anemones, tiny worms, but no one has ever seen a fish. At 8,370 meters?

Newer Android Wear Watches Now Work On iOS

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More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Apple’s App ...

THE Look: Oh My Goth

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Walking around my high school’s hallways in my colorful polos and khaki shorts, I wore an insincere smile trying to impress people I didn’t know. Trying to fit in with ...

Federal Judge Hands Down The Wackiest Anti-Birth Control Court Decision To Date

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In a significant escalation of the birth control wars, a federal judge held on Monday that employers who object to contraception can refuse to include birth control coverage in their ...

The FAA Starts Moving To The Cloud

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The Federal Aviation Administration plans to move away from its own data centers and toward cloud services. Last week, the FAA signed a deal with Computer Science Corp. (CSC) to help ...

Kim Kardashian Posts Drug Side Effects After FDA Warning

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On Sunday night, while the rest of the entertainment world was focused on the MTV Video Music Awards, Kim Kardashian West took to social media for another reason: to belatedly ...

U.S. Stocks Fall, S&P 500 Heads for Worst Month in Four Years

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U.S. stocks declined amid a swoon that has the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on the verge of its worst month in almost four years, as investors grow anxious over the ...

Gaza attack pushed US electrical workers' union to back Israel boycott

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Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza that killed more than 2,200 people was the breaking point that pushed UE to support boycott. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America ...

A Village on the Verge of Being Swept Away

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Residents of Newtok, Alaska voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part. NEWTOK, Alaska—Two decades ago, the people of this tiny village came to terms ...

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

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China stocks end a volatile month on a low note, euro-area inflation is unchanged, and a "super giant" gas field gets discovered. Here are some of the things people in ...

Asian Stocks Pull Back With Aussie as Fed, China Angst Simmers

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Asian stocks retreated with Australia’s dollar amid concern the U.S. will push ahead with raising interest rates as soon as September despite prospects of further volatility in China’s equity market.

OPINION: Dr. Ben Carson’s tall tales about abortion and black women

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The browser or device you are using is out of date. It has known security flaws and a limited feature set. You will not see all the features of some ...

Animal Ownership Interaction Study

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The Animal Ownership Interaction Study involves volunteer dog-owner participants and their canines of both pure and mixed breeds. A primary study objective is to follow adopted shelter dogs throughout their ...

Humpback whale, Open Waters, Marine mammals, Megaptera novaeangliae at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Humpback whales are known for their distinctive, knobby heads and spectacular breaching displays. Animated acrobats, they're capable of launching their school-bus sized bodies entirely out of the water. A species ...

Mass Protests In Tokyo As Tens of Thousands Reject Controversial Security Bills

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The demonstrators were chanting "No to war legislation" and calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to quit, at the large rally in downtown Tokyo on Sunday. "Sitting in front of ...

This Major Food Company Wants To Be The First To Tackle Emissions Throughout Its Entire Supply Chain

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On Monday, General Mills — the sixth-largest food company in the world — announced plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2025. The announcement comes at ...
 

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