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Why GM is the natural solution for future farming

Photograph: John Giles/PA<p>An environmental campaigner protests against Monsanto in a field near Rothwell in Lincs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/28/1422450901973/319a68b5-cbf9-4811-86f7-ac77e43ed1c1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: John Giles/PA<p>An environmental …

Organisms

A Modern History of Free-Speech Martyrs

As the massacre at Charlie Hebdo reminds us, art and satire have long been targets of violent suppression. Here are nine famous books, films and …

The Most Entitled Generation Isn't Millennials

That generation is the millennials - our generation.<p>The culprit, say some social commenters, are millennials themselves. In this telling, we are a lazy cohort of entitled and narcissistic brats — the proverbial Generation Me. But this is a classic case of blaming the victim.<p>The true cause of this …

In the Wake of Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech Does Not Mean Freedom From Criticism

On Wednesday morning, the French satirical paper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> was attacked by three masked gunmen, armed with kalashnikovs, who stormed the building …

Charlie Hebdo

Unmournable Bodies

A northern-Italian miller in the sixteenth century, known as Menocchio, literate but not a member of the literary élite, held a number of unconventional theological beliefs. He believed that the soul died with the body, that the world was created out of a chaotic substance, not ex nihilo, and that …

Vietnam Opens the Door to Gay Travelers By Dropping Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Vietnam taking the lead in gay rights in Southeast Asia by abolishing a ban on same-sex marriage has medical doctor Thuan Nguyen planning a wedding …

LGBTQI

Millennials Didn't Abandon Our Institutions -- Our Institutions Failed Them

Cameron Karnes sorts CDs at Independent Records & Video in Denver. As a group, Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1999, are …

Millennials exit the federal workforce as government jobs lose their allure

Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government “cool again,” federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door.<p>The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30 dropped to 7 percent this year, the lowest figure in …

How Do We Define Effectiveness for Charitable Organizations?

I've been in the nonprofit sector for a long time and I can tell you this: the vast majority are mission-driven and wholly committed to their cause. The nearly 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations across America do amazing work to the benefit of millions. But they also face unique challenges, …

December a huge month for giving, but also for scammers

DAYTON, Ohio — Americans are a generous lot. They give billions to charities every year, with nearly one-fifth of all donations being made in the …

How non-profits ask: Framing donation requests

Image: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters<p>Perhaps the biggest dilemma for a nonprofit organization is figuring out which campaigns persuade donors to give …

Atheists Are Banned From Holding Public Office In Seven US States | VICE News

If you're an atheist and interested in becoming a city council member or a juror in Maryland, well you can forget it: the East Coast state is one of seven in the US, which thanks to long-standing provisions in their state constitution, prohibits those who don't believe in God from holding public …

\'Hate campaigns\' increasingly launched against atheists

There has been a "marked increase" in the systematic targeting of atheists across the globe, a report released today reveals.<p>Published by the …

Lawmakers wary of genetically modified food labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically …

Isil terrorists throw man off roof 'for being gay'

Pictures of the murder posted on jihadist website provide further evidence of Islamic State's reign of terror in Syria and northern Iraq<p>Isil terrorists have released pictures of themselves throwing a man off a roof for allegedly being gay.<p>The murder took place in an area of northern Iraq controlled …

Islamic State (ISIS)

What If Atheists Were Defined By Their Actions?

We classify people in all sorts of ways.<p>Some categories are based on a person's beliefs: A theist, for instance, is a person who believes in one or more gods. Some categories are based on behavior: A vegetarian, for example, is a person who doesn't eat animals. And some categories seem to straddle …

What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine

Waleed Al Husseini spent 10 months in Palestinian prison for being an atheist blogger. He asks why non-believers like himself are abandoned by the …

Anti-GMO Activism and Its Impact on Food Security

How Monsanto's Big Data push hurts small farms

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