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Obama says US prepared to lift Myanmar sanctions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama announced Wednesday he was prepared to lift sanctions on Myanmar after the country's democratic transformation and re-entry into the United States' good graces.<p>He made the announcement after meeting with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the …

New prime number discovery breaks record at 22 million digits

Prime numbers, which can only be divisible by themselves, are presumably infinite. However, the higher you count, the fewer and farther between prime numbers are.<p>The previous highest known prime number held the record for nearly three years. On January 25, 2013, 2 to the power of 57,885,161 minus …

Mathematics

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).<p>A planet larger than Earth could be hiding in the cold, dark depths of the solar system. The presence of the planet, which would lie far beyond Pluto, is betrayed by the curious orbits of a handful of …

The raging idiocy of the GOP’s masculinity brigade

<b>Sen. Marco Rubio (AP Photo/ (AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>Marco Rubio must be made to suffer for *wearing girly boots* — at least if you listen to the other GOP candidates<p>Gary Legum<p>January 20, 2016 10:58am (UTC)<p>It always seems like a healthy sign for American democracy when the back-and-forth between …

Celebrating the "Pleasures of Poetry" at MIT

The roots of MIT's literary and arts traditions can be traced back to the earliest years of the Institute's history. The initial MIT course catalogue …

Seamus Heaney: Literary trail to showcase area celebrated in his poems

<b>A literary trail is being created in County Londonderry to showcase the area celebrated in Seamus Heaney's poetry.</b><p>The poet, who was born near Toomebridge, but moved to Bellaghy as a child, died at a Dublin hospital on 30 August 2013, at the age of 74.<p>The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is providing …

Fox News host dismisses Democratic concern for Flint water crisis as a way to “get more black votes”

Heather Nauert also describes federal emergency declaration as “an example of how political this is now getting”<p>It is not enough that Republican presidential candidates are completely ignoring the man-made Flint water disaster or that conservatives are weakly attempting to deflect blame for the …

Is it okay to admire Bill Cosby's lawyer Monique Pressley?

Lately, I’ve noticed this new phenomena on social media where if you talk about anything aside from racial and/or social injustice on your timeline, …

The Myth of the Teenage Temptress: Or Why A Young Girl Can Not Consent to Sex With An Adult Man

I started having sex with adult men when I was 13 years old.<p>Neglected at home and ostracized at school, I found comfort in the sexual attentions of older men. Unlike boys my own age, who cruelly taunted me, older men were nice to me. Unlike my emotionally distant father, older men paid attention to …

David Mundell, Scotland secretary, comes out as gay

Prime minister welcomes announcement by Mundell, who becomes the first openly gay Conservative cabinet minister<p>David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon have led cross-party praise for the Scotland secretary, David Mundell, after he announced that he is gay.<p>In a heartfelt statement Mundell, 53, said he had …

Helping Drug-Addicted Inmates Break The Cycle

Without help, very few are able to put their lives back together while battling obsessive drug cravings.<p><i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state …

‘I Was 13 When Marc Gafni’s Abuse Began’

With all the accounts that have come out about Marc Gafni, the former rabbi and spiritual guru, you may wonder what more I have to offer. But this …

Empathy

Scottish Parliament Rejects Call For Compulsory LGBT Lessons In Schools

Campaigners have condemned the "shocking" decision to reject a petition for LGBTI+ teaching in Scottish schools.<p>Campaigners have slammed the "shocking" decision by the Scottish parliament to reject a call for compulsory LGBTI+ education in schools.<p>On Tuesday morning, a petition put forward by the …

Rand, Ron Paul rip Cruz for missing Audit the Fed vote

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulFlake comes out against Haspel's nomination to lead CIA Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — ObamaCare …

Bill Cosby and His Enablers

Even victims of discrimination can look away from—and thereby enable—other forms of violence.<p>Long before the Black Lives Matter movement raised the problem of immoral police (and vigilante) violence, African Americans grappled with its reality and the seemingly impenetrable logic which undergirds …

Poetry helps youth at a juvenile detention center find peace

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Finally tonight, a look at a writing program inside one of the nation’s largest juvenile detention facilities.<p>Jeffrey Brown has that …

Jackie’s rape story was false. So why hasn’t the media named her by now?

In the 14 months since her story shocked the world, Jackie has been at the heart of a national debate about sexual assaults on college campuses, has become embroiled in a media scandal, and is the central figure in a series of defamation lawsuits.<p>Yet there’s one important fact missing about Jackie, …

Is Gratitude a Tool for Patience?

Recovering alcoholics who find their way into the rooms of AA are told to expect dramatic changes in attitude and outlook. Their feelings of …

Happiness

Woman indecently assaulted on walk home in Edinburgh

<b>A woman was indecently assaulted as she walked home from a night out last month.</b><p>The 29-year-old woman was attacked in Papermill Wynd in Edinburgh at about 01:00 on Saturday 19 December.<p>Police said she had been out in the city centre with friends and was walking home when a man approached her in …

Campus Sex … With a Syllabus

HARTFORD — “Where did I learn about sexual consent?”<p>Jonathan Kalin was standing before an auditorium of Trinity College freshmen, pressing play on a clip from the movie “Superbad.”<p>The 2007 film, you may recall, tells the story of two schlubby high school friends on a quest to lose their virginity …

How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

Two hundred and five years ago, on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in …

The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador: #15girls

In many countries, the decisions teens make at 15 can determine the rest of the lives. But, often, girls don't have much say – parents, culture and …

A judge in Alabama is still fighting marriage equality. Here’s why the country should care.

<b>Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has issued an order barring judges in the state from granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.</b> That’s …

LGBTQI

Transgender found murdered

In a gruesome incident, a transgender was found murdered near the bus stand in Bhadrachalam in the early hours of Friday.<p>According to police sources, …