Nancy Gurk

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Religion
Pakistan

Christians Who Have Avoided the Culture Wars May No Longer Have a Choice With Religious Freedom in Jeopardy, Legal Scholar Says

MIAMI BEACH — Christians who have so far avoided controversial "culture war" issues will likely be pulled into those battles as their religious …

The World Turned Upside Down: On free speech, a Christian gets it right and a humanist gets it wrong

Two items of relevance before we can hop off the free-speech bandwagon (I have one in the queue for tomorrow as well). First, you should read the …

Religion
Religion

Two Christian women attacked with acid in Quetta

QUETTA: A man severely injured two Christian girls in Quetta on Friday when he threw acid on them in the city's Kasi road.<p>Through a syringe, the …

Kids know to use 'indoor voice' at age 2 - Futurity

While it may come as a surprise, toddlers as young as two know the noises they make affect people around them—and when to turn down the volume.

Kids

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Ingenious Bookshelves Turn Your Books Into Art

A book crammed onto a shelf is more or less wasted. This isn’t the 1890s. You’ve got Netflix to watch, so you aren’t reading those books again. What are they, then? They’re nostalgic decoration, a way to remember great stories of yore.<p>So why not play up books’ aesthetic properties? Tape Shelf, by …

Books

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Generica, Darleston, Glacial Indifference

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

How Smartphone Cameras Can Detect an Aggressive Form of Eye Cancer

An ordinary phone camera can catch signs of retinoblastoma, an aggressive cancer that mostly affects children<p>A rare form of cancer that mostly affects children can be detected through a cellphone camera, thanks to a telltale pupil glow.<p>Retinoblastoma is especially aggressive, and if left untreated, …

These old Apple devices are about to become obsolete

If your iPhone 3G breaks a month from now, prepare to be mostly out of luck.<p>Apple has released a list of devices that will stop receiving repair and parts service in Apple Stores on June 9.<p>The full list, via 9to5Mac, includes a few gadgets that we were frankly a little surprised were still …

The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Apple Pay

How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To Taylor Swift's "1989" Album?

Test your Swiftie knowledge.

The Definitive Ranking Of 30 Seconds To Mars Songs

In terms of music... not Jared Leto's hotness.

Barack Obama

X-Men Gets Another Spinoff Movie: ‘The New Mutants’

Fox has signed on to produce a new X-Men spinoff movie with director Josh Boone who will co-write and direct the film. Titled <i>The New Mutants</i>, the …

Bif Naked: Crushing Punk Stages & Breast Cancer

It takes a lot to make it out of a cramped Winnipeg punk scene, which is why Bif’s first vacation only came after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p><i>Shot by Karen Moskowitz</i><p>Punk, rock star, minor celebrity, dog lover. Bif Naked is all of these things, in addition to being a down to earth, genial …

Indie Music

Sony launches a lightbulb with built-in Bluetooth speaker

We all know that lighting and music go hand-in-hand in creating the perfect mod for any romantic evening, dinner party, or even just a quite night …

Home Automation

Here’s Where Your Favorite American Punk and Hardcore Bands Lived in the 80s

One blog has compiled Google street views of the addresses of bands reviewed in old issues of ‘Maximum Rock’n’roll.’<p>Not to sound like the old, bitter hardcore fan who uses phrases like “back in the day” and “before the internet,” but back in the day, before the internet, there were no email …

Indie Music
Taxes

U2’s world tour is off to a great start

U2 were forced to push back the start of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour after Bono was severely injured in a bicycle accident. The tour …

Guys, U2's The Edge Just Fell off an Actual Edge During a Show

What a time to be alive.<p>Listen, I won't waste a lot of time on pre-amble here. We all know who U2 are thanks to years of unwarranted exposure, and because their record <i>Songs of Innocence</i> bulldozed its way into the personal lives of every single Apple customer on planet earth last September. Last …

Guitar Playing
David Bowie