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Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'

At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.<p>The paper contends …

17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014

Earnings growth for the richest Americans has been outpacing the income growth of the lower and middle classes since the 1970s, according to the …

Income Inequality

Surprise Inside Christmas Gift Cookies

Hi Everyone! It’s Kim, The Partiologist. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready to start wrapping your Christmas Gifts. Meaning, …

We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding new American secularism

<b>(AP/Janet Van Ham/Fiona Hanson/Marion Curtis/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism’s rising<p>Phil Zuckerman<p>December 20, 2014 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old …

YouTube Is Where You Should Learn How to Fix Your Car

If the War on Drugs gave us nothing else, it at least provided some enduringly quotable anti-drug ads. An entire generation fondly recalls the TV spot where a dad confronts his son over some wacky tobacky, asking, "Who taught you how to do this stuff?" The kid replies: "You, all right? I learned it …

North Korea demands joint inquiry with US into Sony hacking scandal

Pyongyang threatens "grave consequences" if demands for dual probe are not met<p>North Korea has demanded a joint inquiry with the US into the Sony hacking scandal.<p>The regime on Saturday proposed that the Washington and Pyongyang conduct a joint inquiry into the affair, threatening "grave …

Ferguson prosecutor: Some witnesses clearly lied

ST. LOUIS — Some witnesses who testified before the grand jury that investigated the shooting of an unarmed teenager clearly lied under oath, according to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.<p>In an interview Friday with radio station KTRS in St. Louis, McCulloch said he had no regrets about …