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Libertarians Are Bored of Politics

Long skeptical of government intrusion, the libertarian movement is increasingly turning away from politics, embracing anarchism as the most effective way to achieve their free-market goals.<p><i>Anarchist libertarian Derrick Broze talks up DIY governance at this year's LibertyFest NYC. Photo by James</i> …

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Judge: Ferguson police violated protesters' rights

A federal judge ruled Monday that a tactic police used to control protesters in Ferguson, Mo., is unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction halting the practice.<p>U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in St. Louis ordered law enforcement agencies to stop enforcing a requirement that …

Same-Sex Couples Wed After Supreme Court Order

Same-Sex Couples

Ebola case rattles Spain, prompts investigation

Spanish health officials rushed Tuesday to contain the Ebola virus after it got past Europe's defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid hospital where a nursing assistant was infected.<p>The first case of Ebola transmitted outside Africa brought heightened concern about safety of health workers, …

Trio win medicine Nobel Prize for brain study

The American-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine.<p>The three were given the award on Monday for their work on discovering what has been described as the brain's inner "GPS system."<p>"The …

Blue LED inventors win physics Nobel

The creators of the blue LED, an invention which has revolutionised an industry in less than two decades, have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue LEDs.<p>Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and US scientist Shuji Nakamura were announced as the winners on Tuesday by …

Can Your Child Be Too Religious?

Religion can be a source of comfort that improves well-being. But some kinds of religiosity could be a sign of deeper mental health issues.<p>Seeing …