Bernadette Wilczek

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See Dramatic Views of Climate Change From Above

Visually illustrating climate change and global environmental shifts is no easy task. But for photographer Daniel Beltrá, documenting humanity’s effect on our planet has been a lifelong passion. To date he’s photographed the polar regions, the Amazon, Iceland, Greenland, and even the BP oil …

Blackout Tuesday: The Bernie Sanders Speech Corporate Media Chose Not To Air

Though Bernie Sanders had an admittedly disappointing night on Tuesday, losing four of five primary contests to rival Hillary Clinton, he still took …

When a woman's body at work is seen as a liability, everyone loses

For millions of women, a job is an opportunity to work hard and provide for their families. But once in a workplace, women may find it a complicated …

Feminism

What Bernie Sanders still doesn’t get about arguing with Hillary Clinton

Oh dear.<p>On Sunday night, Bernie Sanders was in the middle of explaining his rationale for having reservations about the 2008 auto bailout — too much of the aid went to Wall Street — when former secretary of state Hillary Clinton interrupted. Clinton got out a few words before Sanders, hand raised …

Bernie Sanders: 'My father's family was wiped out by Hitler in the Holocaust'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got personal in discussing his faith Sunday during the CNN Democratic presidential debate, describing how parts of his family were "wiped out" in the Holocaust.<p>"I am very proud to be Jewish, and being Jewish is so much of what I am," he said at the event in …

Does gender equality suffer when women get menstrual leave?

There’s nothing like a whiff of taboo to make news media outlets and social media erupt with vitriolic debate. Mention menstruation in popular …

Menstruation

'The Yid' Blends Soviet Fact And Fiction

Paul Goldberg's audacious first novel begins at 2:37 a.m. on Feb. 24, 1953, when a Black Maria, a car used to transport prisoners through the night, leaves the "improbably tall, castle-like gates" of Lubyanka, Moscow's KGB headquarters and prison. Three men — a state security officer and two young …

Aleksandr Kogan

Lech Walesa might sue over claim he was a communist-era informant

Poland's democracy champion and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa said Monday that he might sue a history institute over documents it released that purport he was a communist-era paid informant.<p>Walesa denies the allegations and says the documents released by the state National Remembrance Institute …

What if Clinton's indicted?

Hillary Clinton faces a range of high and unexpected hurdles to the Democratic nomination which, a year ago, was seen as hers virtually by …

The FBI's Investigation of Clinton's Emails Makes Bernie Sanders the True Democratic Front-Runner

During my senior year in college, I applied to become an intern at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. After passing a lengthy background check, I was given the lowest level security clearance (after all, I was only an intern) and allowed to learn more about American diplomacy. Bill …

Emily Ratajkowski On Why Women Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Being Sexy

The model/actress writes a powerful essay for Lenny Letter.<p>Growing up, my father would lovingly refer to me as a "baby woman." And that's what I was: a 12-year-old with D-cup breasts who still woke up in the night and asked her mom to come and sleep in her room.<p>As an only child in a tightly knit …

America Is Obsessed With Identity. Thanks, Obama?

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, there was a lot of talk about "The Obama Effect": how the nation's first black president signaled a new era of racial harmony and understanding.<p>That didn't happen. But what did? The Obama family's tenure in the White House has overlapped a revolution in …

Social Media

Scientists Warn that Robots and Artificial Intelligence Could Eliminate Work

Robots and artificial intelligence have long posed a threat to humans’ jobs, but a group of scientists on Sunday issued an especially dire warning …

Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and the rise of the crowdfunded presidential candidate

The aftermath of Monday’s Iowa caucuses made one thing in particular stand out: America may be ready for a crowdfunded president.<p>During his victory speech, Republican candidate Ted Cruz thanked the 800,000 individual contributors who donated an average of $67 each to his campaign via his website. …

Bernie Sanders Tops Hillary Clinton in His Ancestral Polish Village

A village in Poland is feeling the Bern.<p>Bernie Sanders may have come in second to Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, but he is easily out-polling his Democratic rival in his family's ancestral hometown of Słopnice, Poland.<p>“There’s quite a bit of excitement in the air here — we’re proud of …

Today's Hero Made an AI That Annoys Telemarketers For As Long As Possible

Hanging up on annoying telemarketers is the easiest way to deal with them, but that just sends their autodialers onto the next unfortunate victim. …

Poland's controversial new government faces mounting anger

Just three months on from elections, Poland finds itself in political turmoil.<p>Demonstrations last Saturday were just the latest in a wave of action since the nationalist, right-wing Law and Justice party took power in November.<p>Since then, the government’s been making moves to boost its control of …

Europe

Dive into this hyper-sexualised dance party

In a dim green-lit room, six writhing, gyrating bodies move to the escalating rhythms of Gwilym Gold and Darkstar’s score for “Some Greater Class”. The firm hands of a man grip the hips of a woman, who, head tilted back and mouth ajar, appears to be on the receiving end of cunnilingus, though the …

The Biggest Myth About Warming Up Your Car in Winter Is Doing Your Engine More Harm Than Good

Stop idling.<p><b>Editor's note 1 February 2016:</b> This article refers spefically to gasoline engines. And make sure you wait until your car is warmed up …

Do we need more than two genders?

<b>A growing number of people refuse to be put into male or female categories, either because they do not identify as male or female, or because they are going through transition to the opposite gender.</b><p>Germany, Australia, Nepal and Pakistan now offer a third gender option on official forms with other …