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Trump appoints leading opponent of LGBT civil rights to lead civil rights office

Hello Mr. Fox, I’d like you to look after this hen house for me.<p>Earlier this week, according to a statement by several progressive groups*, President …

This Simple Ancient Japanese Technique Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety in Under 10 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

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A Patient's Fart Ignited a Fire During Surgery

The patient was seriously burned, so you're not allowed to laugh.<p>Here's a horrifying story just in time for Halloween: In Tokyo, a patient farted during surgery, which ignited a fire that led to burns all over her body.<p>The incident happened back in April, but the Tokyo Medical University Hospital …

Rare 1920s Footage: All-Black Towns Living the American Dream | National Geographic

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Angela Davis and the Black Radical Tradition in the Era of Black Lives Matter

Over the past few days, hundreds of people joined Black Studies at the University of Texas for our first international conference, Black Matters: The …

Saying “Black lives matter”

As the political season in the United States heats up, it has become controversial in certain circles to say “Black Lives Matter.” A few (perhaps …

Is the mind just an accident of the universe?

The traditional view puts forward the idea that the vast majority of what there is in the universe is mindless. Panpsychism however claims that …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Clinton lacks policies. Seriously?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has rolled out a new attack line against Hillary Clinton as they enter the final stretch of the …

11 Surprising Habits Of Powerful People

Power gets a bad rap, but only because people pursue it for the wrong reasons. When power is pursued for the right reasons, it can be a tremendous force for good.<p>Niccolo Machiavelli spread the belief that people can only become powerful by exploiting the worst aspects of human nature. One of this …