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Bill Nye says the world is in trouble if the next president rejects climate change

Bill Nye, the revered Science Guy of the mid-1990s and author of "Unstoppable," says the planet is reaching a fateful moment.<p>"My claim is that 2016 …

Global Warming

Everything You Need to Know About the Biggest Abortion Case in Decades

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that boils down to: Who decides what’s best for a woman’s health? Anti-abortion …

Artist Creates Detailed Masks Using Discarded DNA From Chewing Gum and Cigarette Butts – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates “Stranger Visions” from stuff we discard publicly without a second thought. Gleaning genetic information from …

Butts

Sony World Photography Awards 2016: the final shortlist

More than 230,000 images were entered into the World Photography Organisation’s professional, open and youth categories, encompassing the delicate handling of private moments to the capturing of the year’s biggest news stories.<p>Themes covered include the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s refugee crisis, …

'This is hell': British man held in Myanmar for 14 months without charge pleads for help

A 29-year-old man from Britain has been held in Myanmar’s most notorious jail for 14 months without formally being charged with any crime, he has told the Guardian.<p>Niranjan Rasalingam, an accountant from Croydon, was arrested in December 2014 alongside three Indian nationals on suspicion of …

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families …

Ancient stone tools raise tantalizing questions over who colonized Sulawesi

Stone tool‒makers ventured from Southeast Asia to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi deep in the Stone Age, far earlier than previously thought and …

Europe's Most Overlooked Smaller Cities

By: <i>Barbara Woolsey</i><p>@barbarawoolsey<p><i>Credit: Stefano Termanini/Shutterstock</i><p>If you learned anything from repeated late-night viewings of the movie <i>EuroTrip</i>, it's be wary of absinthe. Also, nude beaches and sex clubs are <i>never</i> what they're cracked up to be.<p>But what you should've also taken away is that a …

European Travel

Bernie’s Greatest Weakness

In politics, few experiences are more unpleasant than being roasted by your allies. Just ask Bernie Sanders, who has spent the past week getting …

24 of Europe’s Most Awe-Inspiring Hidden Villages

Driving through Europe’s back roads, you’re bound to stumble upon at least a few beautiful, hidden villages that you’ve never heard about. If you’re …

Noam Chomsky's First Campaign Contribution Was To Bernie Sanders*

Online FEC records dating back to 1997 show he's given to just two candidates.<p>Radical intellectual Noam Chomsky has supported just two federal political candidates with campaign contributions over the past 18 years.<p>Chomsky gave a total of $750 to Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential bid. But a month …

Genetic engineering could save an iconic American tree from extinction

The "then boundless chestnut woods" Thoreau wrote about in Walden once grew throughout the Appalachian mountains. They provided habitat and a mast crop for wildlife, a nutritious nut crop for humans and a source of valuable timber. Because of their rapid growth rate and rot-resistant wood, they …

Ecology

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran as Mideast protests rage

<b>(CNN) —</b> First, one man's execution spurred sectarian protests and violence in the Middle East. Now, it appears to have sparked a serious diplomatic rift.<p>Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Sunday that his country is severing ties with Iran. Iranian diplomats in Saudi Arabia have 48 hours to leave …

You’ll never drink again: Sex, race, science and the real story of Prohibition

<b>(AP)</b><p>The war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in black communities — and provided the start of the penal state<p>Lisa McGirr<p>January 1, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State”<p>Between 1880 and 1920 over twenty million men and women …

We have Lincoln wrong: Our greatest Lincoln historian explains his real Civil War motivations

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Too often, we settle for the idea that Lincoln fought to save a mythical union. He really fought for opportunity<p>Harold Holzer • Norton Garfinkle<p>December 26, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American …

How To Ace A Debate? Ask The Pros Behind The Politicians

Election campaigns are scripted. Every TV ad, every email, every stump speech, every meet-and-greet: It's all planned down to the most minute detail.<p>And then, there are the debates. The debate stage can create breakout moments that go down in political history — but even the most well-practiced …

Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Troubling Remarks on Guns

The Liberty University president told students that with more concealed-carry permits, “we could end those Muslims.”<p>Liberty University’s motto is “training champions for Christ.” Apparently, the training offered by the evangelical college will now include a free concealed-weapons course for its …

Religion

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

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Mergers & Acquisitions

No, really, I’ll only vote for Bernie Sanders — and Paris helps explain why

<b>(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson/AP/Jim Cole/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to vote for Bernie Sanders and I’m not going to waste it<p>H.A. Goodman<p>November 19, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Before I explain why the Democratic National Committee needs to be taught a constructive lesson by …

Bernie Sanders Should Address All of Clinton's Scandals, Not Just the FBI's Email Investigation

Polling trajectory still shows Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination. In U.S. history, there has never been a president elected by American voters who possessed the negative favorability ratings of Hillary Clinton. According to CNN, 57% of Americans find Clinton "not honest and …

Bernie Sanders' momentum stalls in an unlikely place: union halls

Ask Allysha Almada why she supports Bernie Sanders, and Almada, a Glendora nurse who tried to form a union and was later fired, shoots right back with her own question: How could she not?<p>Sanders, the Vermont senator, doesn't hedge with labor. Just about anything on the broader labor agenda, he …

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

St. Marks Is Dead and the Complexity of Gentrification

Ada Calhoun’s new book analyzes the gritty, bohemian history—and the yuppified present—of one of New York’s most infamous streets.<p>I’ve lately begun collecting old tourist guides to New York City. Most of them don’t even mention St. Marks Place, which may at first seem not so surprising. St. Marks …

East Village

Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying of Despair

Even as longevity increases across the rich world, uneducated white Americans are living sicker and dying earlier. Two economists speculate on the reasons why.<p>Since 1998, people all over the world have been living healthier and living longer. But middle-aged, white non-Hispanics in the United …

Public Health

What Happens When Low-Wage Workers Are Given a Stake in Their Own Company?

HEB, a Texas grocery chain, is divvying up 15 percent of the company's stock among 55,000 of its employees.<p>As the economist Dean Baker has noted, companies don’t share—they don’t pay people or treat them well—without expecting anything in exchange.<p>HEB, a family-owned grocery-store chain and one of …

Employment

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

5 reasons Assad is holding on

1. Good friends<p>Assad currently controls 25% of Syrian territory, and he'll hold on to it as if his life depends on it — because it probably does. The territory he still commands is confined to large population centers on the coast, but that's enough as long as he continues to receive support from …

Middle East

15 awesome fall beers you can only get during Oktoberfest

For a limited time, breweries across the world are whipping up special-edition blends to commemorate Oktoberfest, the annual celebration of German culture and beer.<p>Our friends at UnderTheLabel looked at awards and reviews from RateBeer and BeerAdvocate to find the best possible brews for the …

Flavors