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Black Man Found Not Guilty of Crime, Still Sentenced to 7 Years In Prison

In today’s example of how the American justice system treats black bodies, we take a look at Ramad Chatman, a 24-year-old man who was found not …

Crime

We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times

Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016<p>2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It …

Global Warming

Here they are, the ‘enemies of equality’ for LGBT Americans

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans know in their bones there is a “vast right-wing conspiracy” out to deny them their humanity and dignity. A conservative cabal actively working the levers of power to block their rights. Well, now we have the evidence that one actually …

LGBTQI

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Nobel Prize

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

<b>Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) —</b> NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed on screens at mission control at …

Astronomy

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas' dissents rise in nixed cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — One measure of Supreme Court justices' rising frustration is the number of times they can't recruit three colleagues to hear a case, then feel compelled to tell the world about it.<p>Justice Clarence Thomas did so nine times this past term, or about as often as he did in the four …

Sexual Harassment
Wild Horses

Some drugs in Ontario’s northwest may contain fentanyl: police

Police in northwestern Ontario are warning that some drugs being sold on the street as Percocets and oxycodone may actually be fentanyl.<p>The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Thunder Bay police and OPP say a significant quantity of drugs being sold as Percocets were recently seized.<p>Police say the pills …

Prosthetics

Mounting evidence suggests 'hobbits' were wiped out by modern humans' ancestors 50,000 years ago

It might not yet be enough to convince a jury, but mounting evidence suggests ancestors of modern humans wiped out the world's only known population of hobbits.<p>A race of 3.5ft tall humans - known as "hobbits" - were using stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 50,000 years ago but then …

Archaeologists Discover Roman Coastline - Two Miles Inland

English Heritage Archaeologist Matt Jones conducts scientific experiments next to the fallen Roman fort wall and where the Medieval dock is situated …

Archaeology

A Democrat and a Republican Go Head to Head on What Drafting Women Will Really Mean for the United States

If the House approves the bill recently passed by the Senate, women over the age of 18 will have to sign up.<p><i>Opp-Ed is a new column from MarieClaire.com in which two women—from opposing political sides—explain their points of view on hot-button issues. Our "Opp-Editors," Sam and Morgan, are both</i> …

National Security Advisor

Bernie Sanders just won a string of concessions from the Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders has refused to endorse Hillary Clinton — though he’s already said he’d vote for her — unless the Democratic Party does more to reflect his positions on a range of policy issues.<p>It’s looking like that hard-line negotiating tactic is being rewarded.<p>On Friday afternoon, a draft of the …

Middle-class

Germaine Greer: the world wouldn't be a better place if it was run by women

The world wouldn't be a better place if it was run by women, a leading feminist has said.<p>Germaine Greer has said women take leadership positions in a male-dominated world and actually don't make a difference.<p>The controversial academic said this was the case because women 'just behave like men' to …

A Gorgeous Comic Tells Norse History With a Lesbian Bent

In her comic <i>Heathen</i>, writer and artist Natasha Alterici manages an impressive feat by turning one of the most beloved myths in Norse mythology into a …

Books

Scientists Might Have Finally Figured Out Why Period Pain Hurts So Damn Much

FINALLY!<p>Researchers finally have a lead on an explanation for why period pain and premenstrual symptoms (PMS) can suck so much for some women.<p>In the …

Pain

A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned

The Valley of the Kings – the burial site of King Tutankhamun – set in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of Egypt's most visited attractions. But while general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to …

Nazi-looted art rescued by US 'Monuments Men' was 'sold for profit' by Bavarian government

Nazi-looted art rescued by the US military’s “Monuments Men” was not returned to its rightful Jewish owners at the end of the war but sold for profit by the Bavarian authorities, according to new claims.<p>Thousands of works of art looted by the Nazis were recovered by American forces and entrusted to …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

There's A Mysterious Sound Coming From The Caribbean That's So Loud It Can Be Heard From Space

In what sounds like a plot device from a science fiction movie involving sea monsters and aliens, a strange sound is coming out of the Caribbean Sea that's so loud it can be detected from space.<p>And it's an A-flat.<p>The University of Liverpool researchers who discovered the sound have dubbed it the …

Caribbean

U.S. Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops

Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. military’s ban on the open service of transgender troops was “outdated” and promised …

LGBTQI

There's a deep divide in how blacks and whites see race. New numbers prove it.

A report that asked thousands of people about their views of racism has found the nation to still be deeply divided, with majorities of black and white Americans holding nearly opposite views of the impact of skin color.<p>About 4 in 10 black Americans doubt the the country will ever reach the point …

Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal in Islam

Fifty top Pakistani clerics have issued a religious decree declaring that transgender people have full marriage, inheritance and funeral rights under Islamic law.<p>The fatwa stated that a female-born transgender person having "visible signs of being a male" may marry a woman or a male-born …

Supreme Court ruling on police powers draws scathing dissents from justices

A divided Supreme Court bolstered police powers on Monday, ruling that evidence of a crime in some cases may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it.<p>The 5-3 decision drew heated dissents from liberal justices who warned that the outcome would …

How can we help on World Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day was first initiated in 2001 to commemorate the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. It marks a time when we honour those who face daily challenges and threats we can barely fathom. There are 4.8 million registered Syrian refugees, displaced by violence and civil …

The Supreme Court Just Ruled In Favor Of The Police State, And Sonia Sotomayor Is Not Having It

WASHINGTON -- In a powerful dissent to a Supreme Court ruling that took an expansive view of the limits the Constitution places on police misconduct, Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday seemed to address the people most affected by unfortunate encounters with the police -- black and brown …

New Jersey

How close we are to slavery: America’s horrible legacy still deeply runs through the nation’s veins

For Lula Williams, America’s worst period isn’t ancient history — her grandmother was a slave<p>As a child growing up in South Carolina, I was keenly aware of how close I was to the history of slavery. It was all around me — in the fact of my ancestors owning slaves and fighting for the Confederacy, …

Black History

Defeating Trump Doesn't Eliminate The Evil of Clinton

Over the course of this presidential campaign season it is safe to say that millions of people participated in what was to hoped to be a political revolution. Senator Bernie Sanders, was able to campaign across the country and inspire millions of people to challenge the Democratic Party. His stance …

Middle-class

Here's what Britain's vote to leave the EU tells us about the U.S. presidential election

The Britons who voted to take their country out of the European Union were predominantly white, working class, older and deeply upset about immigration.<p>Their leaders drew scorn from the university-educated elite as nativists, borderline racists and occasional buffoons. Backing them was too risky, …

EU referendum results: David Cameron to resign, markets tumble

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets.<p>There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful …

United Kingdom

Brexit: What does it mean for you?

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The results are in -- the British public has voted to leave the European Union.<p>So what does a Brexit look like for you? It depends who you are.<p>The Homeowner<p>The consensus among British property analysts appears to be that a …

United Kingdom