Lynnette Berkhimer

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Pennsylvania county clerk goes rogue for marriage equality

Bruce Hanes is ignoring his state’s ban on gay marriage and issuing same-sex couples marriage licenses anyway<p>Bruce Hanes, Register of Wills in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County, announced this week that, despite a state law banning same-sex marriage, he would issue marriage licenses to any gay …

Taller women more likely to get cancer, large study finds

The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a new, large study of American women. Similar results have been found in other Western populations, including in the United Kingdom and Canada, and in Asia.<p>“There had been several previous studies but …

Cancer

Obama has 'candid' human rights talk with Vietnam leader

WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Thursday that he and his counterpart from Vietnam are committed to completing a regional trade agreement by the end of the year, but "differences" remain over human rights in the Southeast Asia nation.<p>Obama said he and President Truong Tan Sang had a "candid …

Syrian Death Toll Tops 100,000 as Massive Refugee Crisis Deepens

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United Nations has officially put the death toll from Syria's two-and-a-half year civil war at …

Revenge of the Nerds: Being Popular in High School Doesn't Make You Rich, After All

Last year, a study found that extra friends in high school translated into extra pay in middle age. But new research says otherwise.<p>Mathletes, goth freaks, drama nerds: you've been vindicated.<p>Last year, awkward teens everywhere got a rather depressing dose of news when new research suggested that …

Here's Why Gay Men Are Dumping Russian Vodka

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now, more than ever, the type of vodka one drinks is very important to gay men. This time it has to …

US kids missing out on HPV vaccine, CDC and doctors say

The HPV vaccine, which protects against a range of cancers as well as genital warts, is safe and works very well, but just half of US girls have received it, health officials said Thursday.<p>And many are missing the shots even as they get other vaccinations during doctor visits, the Centers for …

Obama administration decides to keep spying on US phone records, says it's in the 'public interest'

Every 90 days, a secret court has to renew the controversial order that allows the FBI and NSA to spy on the telephone records of every call made in the United States. The last such order expired today, July 19th. But despite the fervor, protest, and lawsuits that have sprung up since whistleblower …

Four killed in Kashmir protests against alleged Qur'an desecration

Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir have killed four protesters and injured dozens more when they fired into a crowd demonstrating against what they …

Alexei Navalny: Russian jail term is condemned

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/996000/996124_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669591_812e1fa0271ea90e9bfd4c6c360ff6ce<p><b>The conviction and jailing of Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny has led to widespread criticism.</b><p>Navalny was imprisoned for five years for …

A scientist's view: equality, feminism and men's rights

The world is against men. This week a man was turned away from Legoland for not having a child, apparently to protect the families and children that …

Bringing mummies back to life in Sweden – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/jul/17/mummies-back-to-life-sweden-pictures<p>720<p>Mummy visualisation project at The Museum of …

Fossil Tooth Is "Smoking Gun" That T. Rex Was a Killer

A fossil tooth is the best proof yet that T. rex wasn't just a giant vulture.<p><b>A fossil tooth found buried inside the healed tailbones of a duckbill dinosaur suggests the animal survived a close encounter with a Tyrannosaurus rex about 65 million years ago, according to a new study.</b><p>Scientists say the …

NASA aborts spacewalk after leak into astronaut's helmet | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A spacewalk to work on the International Space Station ended abruptly on Tuesday when a water-like liquid started building up inside an Italian astronaut’s helmet, NASA officials said.<p>U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italy’s Luca Parmitano were less than an hour …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

If The Sun Went Out, How Long Could Life On Earth Survive?

Don't worry, you'll have time to post your goodbye selfies to Facebook.<p>If you put a steamy cup of coffee in the refrigerator, it wouldn't immediately turn cold. Likewise, if the sun simply "turned off" (which is actually physically impossible), the Earth would stay warm—at least compared with the …

Monument tells tale of Maya ‘Snake Queen’

<b>WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) —</b> A newly discovered monument reveals the exploits of a sixth-century Maya princess, whose progeny won a bloody …

Archaeology

Equations match up drugs with your DNA

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> Medicines tailored to people based on their genes are becoming a reality, thanks to new statistical models that predict which drug …

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