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Survival to amputation in pre-antibiotic era: a case study from a Longobard necropolis (6th-8th centuries AD)

This is a remarkable example in which an older male survived the loss of a forelimb in pre-antibiotic era.

Medieval

Here's how you can actually help stop climate change

It takes more than turning off the lights, but it's all doable.<p>Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in <i>New York</i> …

AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

<b>The head of the world's largest scientific membership organisation has given his backing for a planned protest by researchers in Washington DC.</b><p>Rush Holt, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), said that people were "standing up for science".<p>His remarks reflect growing …

Oil & Gas Industry

Forget genius. Science is the product of less-than-brilliant minds

We scientists tend to tell our story via breakthroughs — paradigm shifts that shake the foundations of knowledge and remake everyone's understanding of how the world works. It's a tale of high-flying, singular brilliance, of Einsteins and Darwins, of pure genius.<p>Such a narrative of exceptionalism …

'Science for the people': researchers challenge Trump outside US conference

Hundreds of scientists rallied in Boston on Sunday to protest what they call the “direct attack” of Donald Trump and Republicans on research, scientific institutions and facts themselves, as a community reckons, and argues, with a new era of American politics.<p>Gathering in Boston’s Copley Square, …

Science

Do human-pig hybrids make you feel uncomfortable? Moral superiority may be to blame

Human-animal chimeras could revolutionise medicine, but the thought of it makes us feel nauseous.<p>Brock Bastian, <i>University of Melbourne</i><p>In Greek …

Genome Editing Has Begun – How Will It Be Controlled?

CRISPR-Cas9 is a precise method of gene editing. It can snip a gene out of the DNA sequence –say, a harmful mutation – then add a healthy gene to …

Hundreds Rally To Defend Science In Boston Protest

And they rocked some seriously nerdy protest signs.<p>Hundreds gathered in Boston on Sunday to speak out in defense of research and against what they view as the Trump administration’s war on evidence-based science.<p>“When science and research are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back,” …

McCain warns Trump on torture, waterboarding

Republican Sen. John McCain issued a fiery warning to President-elect Donald Trump on the subject of torture Saturday.<p>“I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not waterboard,” McCain told an audience at the annual Halifax International Security Forum. “We …

'Something will crack': supposed prophecy of Donald Trump goes viral

Americans trying to unpick the phenomenon of Donald Trump have turned to a late left-leaning academic, who predicted that old industrialized democracies were heading into a Weimar-like period in which populist movements could overturn constitutional governments.<p>In 1998, the late Stanford …

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Transgender Marine Aaron Wixson is coming out under military's new trans policy

Being who you are while serving in the armed forces is now much easier — and Aaron Wixson's story proves it.<p>Lance Cpl. Aaron Wixson is one of the …

Swastikas Are Painted At Adam Yauch Park In NYC — But Kids Win The Day

One day after vandals hit their playground at Brooklyn's Adam Yauch Park, kids took it back Saturday, adorning a make-believe train with hearts and flowers and replacing a message of hate with one of love.<p>News that the park named in honor of Yauch had been vandalized caused outrage and heartbreak …

Social Media

Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, believes fake news and partisan conspiracy theories

And now his job is telling Donald Trump what to believe.<p>Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, doesn’t control the nation’s military, like the secretary of defense. He doesn’t tell America’s diplomats what messages to pass to foreign leaders, …

Two peas in a racist pod: Jeff Sessions’ alarming history of opposing civil rights

The newly appointed attorney general had criticized civil rights groups as “un-American”<p><i>This article originally appeared on Right Wing Watch.</i><p>As a close ally and early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions has recently been nominated as attorney general. His record on …

Will the Trump Administration Launch a Civil War Over Legal Weed?

One of blue America’s few consolations on the morning of November 9 was that liberals in California, Nevada, Massachusetts and (probably) Maine had …

Top Senate Democrat cites civil rights concerns with Trump pick Sessions | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Incoming U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday said he is “very concerned” about Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general and indicated there would be tough questioning in the chamber’s confirmation …

Secular voters didn’t turn out for Clinton the way white evangelicals did for Trump

One question in the tumultuous 2016 presidential campaign was whether white evangelicals would “come home” to the GOP and vote for Donald Trump, given his history of divorce, crude language and lack of familiarity with the Bible.<p>We now know from exit polls that they did — in droves. As shown in the …

Houston Anchor Fired for Blaming Obama for Violence, Racism

A Houston news anchor was summarily dismissed for a Facebook post blaming President Barack Obama for racism, and—<i>surprise!—</i>praising Donald Trump.<p>The …

Donald Trump is bringing torture back: His entire foreign-policy team is comprised of big fans of the worst Bush-era practices

Potential CIA head Pete Hoekstra, like many others around Trump, wants to “work out” a policy for American torture<p>One of the most active conversations these days among political activists who oppose Donald Trump is about the extent to which Democrats should "work with" the new president, …

Sweden Launches National 'Mansplaining' Hotline; Men Call in to Complain

Sweden has just launched a “mansplaining” hotline to encourage citizens to vent their frustrations about the practice of "maneuvering, tricks and suppression techniques designed to put women down.”<p>The gender equality initiative, created by Swedish's largest worker union, Unionen, has already …

The Knowns and Unknowns of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

As the president-elect assembles his cabinet, a few clues emerge about his enigmatic approach to world affairs.<p>By the time modern American presidents receive the keys to the White House, learn the identities of intelligence assets around the world, and obtain the nuclear-weapons codes, they have …

Donald Trump

Higher education is awash with hysteria. That might have helped elect Trump.

Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught me that I am entitled? Campuses create “safe spaces” where students can shelter from discombobulating …

Higher Education

'Hamilton' Cast Makes Appeal To Attendee Mike Pence, Amid Emotional Audience

Vice president-elect Mike Pence attended the Broadway production of Hamilton last night. At the end of the musical, the cast of the show had a message for him.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Vice President-elect Mike Pence stepped out last night to see one of the hottest shows in New York, "Hamilton: …

Books To Read If You Loved ARRIVAL

New movie <i>Arrival</i> is smart science fiction and on track to win as big with awards panels as it is with audiences. It might feature aliens, but it’s …

Does Dallas' homeless population show the city is racist?

Imagine the homeless man on the corner every morning with all of his belongings strapped to his back. Think of the homeless woman huddled at the bus …

Trump cabinet appointments will 'undo decades of progress', rights activists say

Rights activists have condemned Donald Trump for three cabinet appointments they say could “undo decades of progress” towards racial equality and effectively legitimise the use of torture.<p>The US president-elect on Friday picked Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general, Representative Mike Pompeo …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has roused the poets to stinging verse

Hercules inspired poems. Ajax too. Walt Whitman celebrated himself, Shakespeare compared thee to a summer’s day, and T.S. Eliot knew that April was the cruelest month. But poets in our discomfiting age are riffing on President-elect<p>Donald Trump, a man whose tax breaks and Twitter feeds contain …

It Is Easy To Be Dead is a haunting tribute to a remarkable forgotten war poet - review

The roll call of the great First World War poets trip easily off the tongue, so deep are their names imprinted within our collective marrow: Owen, Sassoon, Brooke. To that list Robert Graves added Charles Sorley, killed at the age of 20 in 1915, and whom Graves considered one of the three greatest …

Trump’s choice for attorney general has done some really awful things to try to set back women’s rights

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, US president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, is widely considered one of the most conservative Republicans in the senate and has a controversial history as a federal prosecutor in his home state.<p>In particular, Sessions—who endorsed Trump early in the …