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New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

Pollution

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

Hurricane Maria

Prince's death: Superstar didn't know he was taking fentanyl; no one charged with a crime

Music superstar Prince died two years ago because he thought he was taking the common painkiller Vicodin when, unbeknownst to him, it was laced with deadly fentanyl, authorities said Thursday.<p>"He thought he was taking Vicodin and not fentanyl," said Carver County Attorney Mark Metz at a press …

Music

Angela Bowie over the years

Angie Bowie Talks To Big Brother About The Death Of David Bowie (Full)

Angie Bowie admits her marriage to David was just for show and he didn’t love her

David Bowie's Ex-Wife Sobs on 'Celebrity Big Brother' Over Rocker's Death

Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Satan's plan', defended 'conversion therapy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan," lamented that states were banning conversion therapy and argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and …

LGBTQI

“On Earth as it is in Heaven”: History of Korea’s Catholics on Vatican exhibit

When the first priest came to Korea from China, in 1795, he found a land already evangelized by lay people.<p>The Koreans found God in a library. Where …

Could you pass this test given to black people registering to vote in America in 1964?

If you were a black American in the 1950s and early 60s, chances are you wouldn’t have been able to vote.<p>It was the height of the Jim Crow era, and …

We're at the end of white Christian America. What will that mean?

America is a Christian nation: this much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives. Even someone as godless and immoral as the 45th president feels the need to pay lip service to the idea. On the Christian Broadcasting Network last year, he summarized his own theological …

Religion

Are We Returning to Jim Crow?

When Donald Trump campaigned on the slogan “Make America great again,” many of us saw it for what it was: coded language for taking the mask—or the …

Massive creature washes up on Indonesian island - but what is it?

A giant carcass found washed up on a beach in Indonesia’s central Maluku province puzzled locals and authorities trying to identify the massive creature.<p>The massive carcass was found on Hulung Beach on Serum Island on Tuesday night by a local man, the Jakarta Globe reported.<p>Asrul Tuanakota, 37, …

Animals

Tracing Your Roots: The Black Side of My Family Is a Mystery!

A biracial woman yearns to know more about her African-American ancestors, about whom she has little information. It’s a good thing we found a lot of …

Black Lives Matter Won't Like Barkley's TNT Series on Race

If race baiters were hoping retired NBA player Charles Barkley would rubber stamp Black Lives Matter-style, police-bashing racism on his four-part …

Black Lives Matter

Pity China's 'bare branches': unmarried men stuck between tradition and capitalism

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters<p>Xuan Li, <i>NYU Shanghai</i><p>Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is a highlight in Chinese society. But for many young people, the joy of vacation and family reunion is mixed with questions from parents and relatives about their achievements in the past year, including about …

Backing March for Life, Pope says nothing can justify ending life of 'innocent child'

ROME – Popes generally find a way to support the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., and Pope Francis didn’t disappoint: On Friday he …

Non-Black People Of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts Of Gratitude To Black Americans

By Elizabeth Jaikaran<p>Our communities are heavily stained with anti-Blackness. It's probably best to start off with that difficult and often denied truth. Many non-Black Americans of Color, who are largely immigrants, become quickly acquainted with the American brand of anti-Blackness upon their …

When God steps in: Why the Christian Right is rejoicing under Trump’s presidency

Between Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions, the Trump presidency is a paradise for the Christian Right<p>In early 2016, few evangelical leaders were on Team Trump, as they had Ted Cruz and other conservative Christians to choose from in a crowded Republican presidential field. After Donald Trump …

What the Trump Administration’s Bathroom Memo Means for Transgender Kids

The Trump administration’s letter this week revoking protections for transgender students does not directly change schools’ existing policies — but …

Sickening PSA Shows The Ugly Truth of Sexual Harassment in Photography

Israeli-American director Sigal Avin recently teamed up with actor and director David Schwimmer to create an anti-Sexual Harassment campaign that is …

Learn About Japan's "Third Gender" in a Fascinating Historical Art Exhibition

‘A Third Gender,' currently on view at the Japan Society in New York, explores the unique occurrence of an alternative gender of sorts in Edo period Japan.<p>Whether you oppose the gender binary or don't, there is increasingly insurmountable evidence that gender is a social construct. Throughout …

Forest Lawn Museum exhibit documents David Bowie's tour of Mexico City

Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale is the first in the U.S. to host an exhibit documenting David Bowie's tour of Mexico City 20 years ago with photos of the late musician exploring historic sites and landmarks.<p>The free exhibit, titled "Among the Mexican Masters," captures Bowie through 40 photographs …

David Bowie

Fair Warning: Welcoming Immigrants & Refugees is a “Heaven or Hell” Issue

Growing up Evangelical, we were often warned that some issues were “heaven or hell” issues. While even the most rigid among us recognized that some …

Christianity

Donald Trump, the Religious Right’s Trojan Horse

This time a year ago, leaders of the old guard religious right were determined to stop Donald J. Trump from winning the Iowa caucuses. James Dobson, the founder and former president of Focus on the Family, and Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, joined Senator Ted Cruz as he …

Donald Trump

Emmett Till's Accuser Recants Part of Her Story — 60 Years After His Beating Death Stoked Civil Rights Movement

The woman at the center of the Emmett Till murder case has spoken out for the first time, more than 60 years later, admitting that part of her story …

Black History

Watch: David Bowie's first TV appearance at age 17 was a delightful prank

In November 1964, 17-year-old David Bowie (then Jones) appeared on BBC's "Tonight" to talk about his new Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to …

I grew up in a man’s world. I know the damage narcissistic men can do

On the bright side, six is older than I was. I have a strong memory, at the age of three or four, of wishing fervently that little girls grew up to be men and little boys grew up to be women. I knew I was grasping at straws. But life for males already seemed to me so much more full of possibilities …

Psychology

Steve Harvey Finally Apologizes For Offensive Joke About Asian Men

About damn time.<p>After receiving a flood of criticism, Steve Harvey has finally addressed his offensive comments about Asian men.<p>The daytime TV show host took to Twitter on Tuesday and apologized for a joke he made earlier this month in which he laughed at the idea that anyone could be attracted to …

Steve Harvey

Being a black man in white America: a burden even Obama couldn't escape

In his 2014 grand jury testimony over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson described Brown less like a human being than a possessed animal. “He looked up at me and had the most intense aggressive face. The only way I can describe it, it looks …

Barack Obama