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NAS and Royal Society Scientists Answer All Your Climate Change Questions in New Report

A joint report released by the US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society warns that not only is man-made global warming real, it will …

Scientists Discover Four New Ozone-Damaging Chemicals in the Atmosphere

Since the famous Montreal Protocol banning CFC’s and HCFC’s was signed in 1987, the public seems to have largely forgotten about the hole in the …

Is America an Oligarchy?

From the Dept. of Academics Confirming Something You Already Suspected comes a new study concluding that rich people and organizations representing business interests have a powerful grip on U.S. government policy. After examining differences in public opinion across income groups on a wide variety …

Banned books: The top 10 challenged titles of 2013 – in pictures

According to the American Libraries Association, US librarians received 307 formal requests to restrict access to books or take them off the shelves because of their content in 2013. Here we introduce the top 10 most frequently challenged books, and the reasons behind those challenges <br>News: …

Everyday Sexism and The Vagenda review – everything you wanted to know about sexism, except how to fight it

In April 2012 Laura Bates set up a website called the Everyday Sexism Project. The idea was that women would be able to use it to upload their accounts of the quotidian struggle involved in being a woman. Such stories might be niggling: visitors would be able to write about wolf-whistling, …

New Ian McEwan novel The Children Act to take on religion

Ian McEwan will focus on the contested domains of religion and family life for his forthcoming novel, The Children Act, according to his publisher Jonathan Cape.<p>Due to be published on 4 September 2014, The Children Act puts ideas of adult responsibility on trial with a plot that revolves around …

What book would you send to someone in prison?

“Books represent a lifeline behind bars, a way of nourishing the mind and filling the many hours that prisoners spend locked in their cells.” This was the main thrust of the letter that more than 80 prominent members of the British literary establishment sent to justice secretary Chris Grayling …

Sue Townsend was working on new Adrian Mole novel before her death

Sue Townsend was working on a new Adrian Mole book, provisionally entitled Pandora's Box, before she died last week at the age of 68, it has been revealed.<p>Her literary agent Jonathan Lloyd, chairman of Curtis Brown, said he had not yet seen anything and was unsure if there was "anything sufficient …

Web comedy star Issa Rae: 'I think TV will become the internet's poor cousin'

Issa Rae remembers when she first realised she was "awkward and black". "I had gone to New York after college to work at the public theatre and I was trying to break into the film industry," she says. "I had to go to all these networking events, but I'm terribly shy and I was just frustrated with …