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As a Cornered Donald Trump Screams About ‘Witch Hunts’ and ‘Evil Politics,’ Time for the Real Press to Step Up

There’s only one president, and there’s only one story: The story of his and his aides’ and allies’ relentless mendacity.<p>We are about to walk now …

Donald Trump

Tyson Foods Linked to Largest Toxic Dead Zone in U.S. History

By Shana Gallagher<p>What comes to mind when you think of Tyson Foods? A chicken nugget? A big red logo?<p>How about the largest toxic dead zone in U.S. …

EU warns 'more cracks' in bloc as Spain dissolves Catalonia's parliament after it declares independence

The EU's most senior official warned that "more cracks" were emerging in the bloc on Friday after the Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain, plunging the country into political and economic turmoil.<p>Madrid swiftly responded to the vote by dissolving the Catalan parliament and …

Europe

The Second Coming Out: Trans Candidates and the Quest for Public Service

We're reaching a tipping point in domestic politics.<p>Phillipe Cunningham shakes a lot of hands. A former community organizer now running for Minneapolis City Council, Cunningham goes door-to-door talking to voters in the 4th Ward. At each house he visits, the 30-year-old hopes to leave constituents …

LGBTQ

A homophobic ad was placed next to this pizza shop. Their response was delicious.

Wiseguise Pizza didn't really <i>want</i> to be embroiled in the middle of a heated social debate. But, when it happened anyway, the pizza shop more than …

Homophobia

Gay Dating Apps Are Protecting Users Amid Egypt's LGBTQ Crackdown

Grindr, Hornet, and Scruff are fighting back against police persecution in countries where homosexuality is illegal.<p>Imagine meeting someone on a gay dating app like Grindr or Scruff. You exchange small talk and sexy photos for a couple days before asking him on a date. He suggests a nearby, popular …

LGBTQ

The Muslim world is more tolerant of homosexuality than you think

Young Egyptian men have always quietly enjoyed gay sex and they don’t welcome loud rainbow-flag wavers<p>Recall the media coverage at the height of the Jimmy Savile scandal, times it by about a thousand, and you get an idea of the hysteria currently surrounding gay men in Egypt. That’s not an …

Early photos of the radical women who changed music forever

In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women in music usually have to shout to be heard. Author Sam Knee’s most recent photo book traces the punk heroines who were the loudest – the “untypical girls” who changed the face of rock forever. Drawing from both photographic archives and unknown …

Feminism

This Terrifyingly Lifelike Robot Just Trolled Elon Musk And Gently Threatened The Human Race

'Be nice to me, I'll be nice to you.' 😳<p>When the robot takeover of the world happens, we hoped it wouldn’t be a sci-fi cliche. But it seems we hoped …

Robotics

Gigi Chao sparked a gay rights revolution in Chinese culture after her billionaire father’s marriage bounty

Gigi Chao is one of Asia’s most successful business women but it was only in 2012 that she became a household name after her billionaire shipping and property tycoon father Cecil Chao Sze-tsung put a “marriage bounty” on her head.<p>Gigi entered into a civil partnership with her female partner Sean …

LGBTQI

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

Dementia

Florida’s “state of emergency” for Richard Spencer worked

Campuses have been held hostage in the hate speech war, but the University of Florida found an answer<p>“The world is not going to be proud of you,” Richard Spencer told the student hecklers who interrupted nearly all 90 minutes of his talk at the University of Florida on Thursday afternoon.<p>Spencer …

How Do Emerging Talents “Emerge”?

<i>The idea of an “emerging talent” is an enticing but nebulous concept. For a photographer, it’s great to be labeled a talent and exciting to feel that your best work is ahead of you. But who are these talents? How are they discovered? What sets them apart? How do they “emerge?”</i><p><i>In search of some</i> …

Art

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones

Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that’s how she saw it.<p>She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and …

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plant rule Tuesday: ‘The war against coal is over’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.”<p>Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority …

Clean Technology

Mass shootings in America are a serious problem -- and these 9 charts show just why

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no one commonly accepted definition of a "mass shooting." But whatever criteria you use, the conclusion's the same: There are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world.<p>If you go with the raw numbers ...<p>According to the <b>Gun Violence Archive</b>, which …

Guns

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

From Warhol to Studio 54: legendary New York posters – in pictures

New York cultural institution Poster House kicks off with a pop-up exhibition, Gone Tomorrow, featuring posters from classic venues and cult events from New York City’s history

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

What You Need to Know About Drinking Coffee Before Bed

Are the Italians on to something?<p>Truth be told, we can drink whatever we want, whenever we want. But there is a certain stigma that comes with …

Ouch! The 20 best and ballsiest comebacks by women

Trump Cabinet member's daughter tells "never-served piece of sh*t" Trump to STFU

- Advertisement -<p>See original here<p>By BruinKid<p>Oh my, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's daughter recently ripped Trump a new one over his transgender …

Lioness jumps into arms of ‘lion whisperer’ who rescued her as a cub

For most people, a lioness jumping towards them would be a terrifying experience.<p>But Kevin Richardson is not most people.<p>In new footage, the South …

Cute Animals

Now five men own almost as much wealth as half of the world’s population

While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with the fruits of our labor<p>Last year it was eight men, then down to six, and now almost five.<p>While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of …

‘Light Painting’ Duo Captures Perfectly-Timed Photo as Lightning Strikes

With an imaginative interest in light painting and an ability to freeze fleeting moments in time, artist Eric Paré creates mesmerizing studies of light, space, and time. While most of his dazzling depictions are accomplished using artificial luminescence, Paré and his model, Kim Henry, were …

Police used to raid gay bars. Now they march in Pride parades.

Police and LGBTQ people still have a tumultuous relationship, but things have changed for the better.<p>When Lillian Faderman came out as a gay woman in the 1950s, she thought of police as “the enemy.” There was good reason for that: Police enforced anti-gay laws that banned homosexual acts, cops …

Scientists Discover a New Form of Carbon That's Hard as a Rock, But Stretches Like Rubber

Whoa.<p>By heating carbon to an intimidating 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,800 degrees Fahrenheit), scientists have discovered a brand new elemental form …

E-cigarettes found to cause as much DNA damage as unfiltered cigarettes

A new study from the University of Connecticut has found the vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – which are often seen and marketed as …

Is Photography Losing Its Impact?

Photography has evolved dramatically in technology and image exposure capabilities. This has resulted in a generous democratization that has brought …

Erin Mulvehill's Eerie Underwater Portraits Are Stunning

Underwater photography can be quite a risky and complicated one with all those extra pieces of protection for gear, model/s and the photographer. …

Landscape Photography