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Bees with Backpacks: Keeping the Hive Alive

<b>By attaching tiny tracking devices to the backs of honey bees, one Australian scientist hopes the insects will reveal why the global bee population</b> …

Ecology

All is not lost for the Bernie revolution: The Sanders campaign is using its leverage to shape the Democrats’ platform

In many ways, The Democratic Party has abandoned its progressive roots — and Bernie can still help fix that<p>Sanders' political revolution, such as it is, does not hinge on this election. Sanders himself as conceded this over and over again. Sure, he wants to win, but his campaign is about bringing …

Middle-class

What Hillary Clinton gets that Bernie Sanders doesn’t: Identity politics

A patriarchal ploy to keep women divided, women have been harangued for “voting with their vagina” for months. Such crude critiques are designed to undermine female political agency—specifically their support for other women.<p>And yet, feminism as an ideology espouses gender equality, which is …

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Cruz on Trump campaign: 'They're acting like union boss thugs'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday accused Donald Trump supporters of "acting like union boss thugs" in pursuit of the Republican Party nomination, saying during CNN's town hall that they are intimidating potential Republican National Convention delegates.<p>"Donald and his team, it's …

Government

House Republicans push 'nightmare' abortion bill based on racial stereotypes

Prenatal Discrimination Act seeks to make it illegal to have abortion based on sex or race of fetus but advocates argue it is unconstitutional and discriminatory<p>A bill to outlaw abortions based on sex or race that Democratic lawmakers and advocates have called a “nightmare” made its way to the US …

Rights & Freedoms

Clinton and Sanders Spar on Health Care at the Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders say they both want universal health care. But they have different ideas about how to get there that cut to the …

Health Care

Democratic Party’s error sparks furor in Colorado presidential race

The disclosure that the Colorado Democratic Party misreported the March 1 presidential straw poll results to the public — and never corrected the …

Government

We Need Better Sex Education, Author And Mother Argues. Here’s Why.

When it comes to sexual assault, there seems to be a flood of specious statistics, and a dry well of reliable information.<p>One particularly noxious stat: nearly half of reported rapes are fabricated. It’s a figure that’s been spouted after a shaky polygraph-based study, but nevertheless is damaging …

Feminism

Mental health: There’s an app for that

Smartphone apps claim to help conditions from addiction to schizophrenia, but few have been thoroughly tested.<p>Type 'depression' into the Apple App …

Mental Health

Disney World Delays its 5,000-Seat Mistake

Image source: Disney.<p><b>Walt Disney</b>'s Animal Kingdom theme park will be hitting the age of legal adulthood later this month, but it won't be celebrating with the nighttime show that wassupposed to be a game changer. The world's leading theme park operator announced yesterday that Rivers of Light won't …

Why Women Are Tired: The Price of Unpaid Emotional Labor

<i>Authored by Christine Hutchison, Executive Editor for Psyched in San Francisco Magazine and therapist. Christine is studying for her doctorate in Psychology at the Wright Institute, as well as working as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at New Perspectives Center for Counseling.</i> …

Feminism

Warner Bros. drastically revamped its movie schedule after 'Batman v Superman' backlash

The studio is reportedly shifting its strategy in the face of fan and critical backlash to "Batman v Superman." It's focusing more closely on franchise-based films in hopes that they will generate hits, insiders say.

Comic Books

A Hamilton critic on why the musical isn’t so revolutionary.

For a long time, a stray tweet from writer Jay Caspian Kang seemed to be the only hairline crack in the monolith of positive public opinion about</i> …

Black History

Beyoncé: ‘Anyone Who Perceives My Message as Anti-Police Is Completely Mistaken’

In her much-anticipated <i>Elle</i> interview published Tuesday, Beyoncé spoke about the meaning behind her “Formation” video and clarified that she is …

Feminism

Sanders feeling media heat after new interview

<i>Watch CNN and NY1's Democratic debate, moderated by Wolf Blitzer, Thursday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders' interview with the New York Daily News ahead of the state's primary later this month didn't go as planned.<p>The Vermont senator's April 1 sit down with the paper's …

Middle-class

Sanders ardently opposed the trade deal that led to Panama Papers abuses; Clinton supported it

Bernie spoke out against tax havens & Panama Free Trade Agreement 5 years ago. Hillary was on the side of the rich<p>The Panama Papers scandal exploded this week, with revelations that many of the world's most powerful politicians are implicated in widespread, systemic corruption.<p>Sigmundur Davíð …

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Sacha Baron Cohen

Meet the women behind Disney's 'Zootopia' who are changing the animation world

The field of animation has had a long history of being a ‘boy’s club.’ A recent study by the Animation Guild revealed female creatives made up just …

Women Are Trolling This Anti-Abortion Governor in a Hilarious Way

Women are calling Gov. Mike Pence to tell them about their periods in response to a new prohibitive law.<p>Women who <i>can't even</i> with Indiana's new anti-abortion law are protesting it in a hilarious way — by calling Gov. Mike Pences's office to tell him about their periods. Pence and other anti-abortion …

If Pixar Went PG-13, It Might Look Like Overwatch's New Widowmaker Short

Blizzard has released the second of <i>Overwatch</i>’s three animated short films that are rolling out ahead of the debut of the game itself in late May. Technically, this is the third short, given that the game debuted with a Tracer/Winston vs. Widowmaker/Reaper cinematic a long while ago, but now we’re …

The Walking Dead

Hilarious Comic Nails What It's Like To Be A Dog Parent vs. A Dog Lover

<i>Updated on April 5, 2016: 12:10 p.m. EST</i><p>Sure, you love dogs, but there are some things that people who aren't dog owners will just never experience.<p>Artist Kelly Angel's comic captures the difference between being someone who loves dogs as opposed to being a true dog parent, whose very being is …

Pets

Infertile Mice Give Birth, Thanks To 3D-Printed Ovaries

A similar technique might help restore human fertility<p>Whether it’s because of a treatment like chemotherapy, a result of age, or for other reasons, women's bodies can stop producing the eggs that, when fertilized, can become babies. Now researchers have developed a 3D-printed scaffolding that could …

Bioengineering

Here's how 'America's toughest sheriff' treats mentally ill prisoners

During JP's first weeks in the jail, guards observed him "spitting and urinating" on the floor of his cell, exhibiting "tearful" behavior, and burping or drooling to drown out the voices he was hearing. He refused to eat or take the antipsychotic drugs he'd been prescribed. By the time he was …

Mental Health

The Hidden Economics of Porn

A gender-studies professor explains how the industry works.<p>Humans have been creating images of sex and genitalia for millions of years, but it is only in the past few centuries—since the 1600s, according to historians—that these representations started meeting academics’ preferred definition of …

Fair Trade

'Is abortion murder?' — Watch Trump's latest garbled response

During a "Face the Nation" interview on April 3, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was pressed to answer the question, "Is abortion murder?"<p><i>Produced by Jacqui Frank</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Donald Trump

Cruz, Trump look to block Kasich at convention

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John Kasich insists he still has a shot at the GOP presidential nomination, at least at a contested convention. But if Ted Cruz and Donald Trump get their way, he could be blocked.<p>Both campaigns have their eye on a small group of delegates at the convention known as the Rules …

Republicans

De Blasio offers Sanders help with debate scheduling

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio offered to secure any permit for Bernie Sanders' rally, after the Vermont senator's campaign suggested that it could not accommodate both a proposed debate and the previously scheduled event on April 14 in Washington Square Park because it was only available for …

Government

Here's What Ivana Trump Thinks About Donald Trump's Campaign

Ivana Trump is speaking out about her ex-husband Donald Trump‘s campaign for the White House in a revealing new interview with the <i>New York …

Donald Trump

Hillary’s atrocious race record: Her stances over decades have been painful and wrong

“The idea that she is or ever has been a stalwart advocate for black empowerment is absolutely ludicrous”<p>As an African-American, I have struggled to understand why so many of my black brothers and sisters seem to prefer Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.<p>Some have argued that black people are …

Government

Hillary is sick of the left: Why Bernie’s persistence is a powerful reminder of Clinton’s troubling centrism

Bernie Sanders has stuck around longer than anyone could have imagined, and it’s revealing Clinton’s true colors<p>Heading into the final months of the presidential primaries, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her team seem to be increasingly fed up with the Sanders campaign, which has …

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