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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Scifi Classic Left Hand of Darkness Is Coming to TV

Ursula K. Le Guin’s award-winning scifi novel <i>Left Hand of Darkness</i>, one of the first and finest works in modern feminist science fiction, has been …

Science Fiction

Another scorpion reported on United flight

HOUSTON — A United Airlines flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed Thursday evening at George Bush Intercontinental Airport after a scorpion was spotted on board the plane.<p>It's the second time in less than a month that one of the stinging insects has been reported on a United aircraft.<p>According …

The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump

"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every schoolboy.<p>Read more on The New Yorker

Ice Caps Melt, Prehistoric Virus Escapes. No, It's Not a Movie.

A couple of months ago I talked about the connection between global warming and the Zika virus. Today I would like to discuss another interesting side effect we might observe in the next decades thanks to global warming. The ice caps will melt. Big deal, we already knew that. But have you ever …

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Intuition:<br>I tried to make a home out of you but doors lead to trap doors, a stairway leads to nothing. Unknown women wander the hallways at night. …

RootsWeb.com Home Page

We have been in the process of improving the site throughout 2017, and as a result of an issue we recently became aware of, we have taken the site …

New Evidence Suggests That Limbs and Fins Evolved From Fish Gills

Over a century ago, scientists discarded a proposed theory that human limbs evolved from gills, given the lack of evidence in the fossil record. That …

Can Your Genes Make You Kill?

Science's search for the roots of violence<p>The killer read his Bible. He drank. Heavily. It was a fall night in 2006, when Bradley Waldroup walked out of his rural trailer in southeastern Tennessee, carrying his .22 caliber hunting rifle. His estranged wife and her friend, Leslie Bradshaw, had just …

Justin Trudeau Explains Quantum Computing, And the Crowd Goes Wild

At a press conference on Friday at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, a journalist jokingly half-asked Canadian …

Goldie Taylor—My Second Great-Grandmother Was a Southern Outlaw—and a Slave

After Missouri Daniel Blackard—a freedwoman who was born a slave in 1840—witnessed her father’s assassination, she had one thing in mind: …

OptiMind Review (UPDATED 2018): 3 BIG Reasons It Works

<b>Note:</b> This is just a review.<p><b>Click Here</b> to visit the official Optimind website.<p>If you asked me in 2010 (when I started this site) what a “Nootropic” …

CogniFlex Review

A new wave of “brain drugs” has taken the supplement market by storm in the last year or so. These smart drugs, affectionately known as nootropics, …

NEW! Dutch Glow Cleaning Tonic Concentrate All Natural Multi Purpose Cleaner Spray

• Non-abrasive, non-toxic<br>• Simply spray the solution directly onto greasy pots, pans, cooktops, oven doors and more - then wipe clean<br>• Enough for up to …

Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …

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Panama Papers - All articles by Süddeutsche Zeitung

From the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)<p>The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global …

Brokers of junk science?

Hardbound volumes of <i>Critical Reviews in Toxicology</i> and <i>Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology</i> spanning decades are shelved at the National Library of …

Senators seek better conflict disclosures for scientific articles

Citing the Center for Public Integrity’s recent “Science for Sale” series, a group of U.S. senators has asked the National Institutes of Health to …

How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ­— In the Golden State, home to healthy living, progressive politics and one of the lowest smoking rates in the nation, cigarettes …

‘Panama Papers’ leak exposes shady off-shore banking

In one of the largest data leaks to ever be released, the Panama Papers have exposed how hundreds of world leaders, public officials and billionaires …

Corruption

What you need to know about the #PanamaPapers investigation

Eleven million leaked documents published on Sunday reveal how a secretive law firm based in Panama may have helped world leaders such as Syrian …

Worldwide, jaws drop to 'Panama Papers' leak

Sunday’s jaw-dropping “Panama Papers” leak, which shows a global network of offshore companies helping the wealthy hide their assets, is already being called “the Wikileaks of the mega-rich."<p>The hashtag #panamapapers topped Twitter on Sunday afternoon. Among those reacting through tweets: Edward …

#PanamaPapers breaks the Internet with revelations of global corruption

A year-long investigation by global journalists has revealed how a shady network of rich and powerful world leaders use offshore tax havens to hide …

Panama Papers

The Panama Papers: how to hide a billion dollars – video explainer

Alex Purcell, James Armstrong, Dan Susman, Richard Sprenger, Phil Maynard and Mustafa Khalili

Panama Papers

Panama Papers: Iceland PM's investments questioned

<b>The prime minister of Iceland has been accused of hiding millions of dollars of investments in his country's banks behind a secretive offshore company.</b><p>Leaked documents show that Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson and his wife bought offshore company Wintris in 2007.<p>He did not declare an interest in the company …

Panama Papers | The Power Players

3-Step Diverticulitis Diet & Treatment Plan - Dr. Axe

Diverticulitis is a painful and upsetting disturbance in the digestive tract, a colon disease, which can be effectively treated with the …

NRA Uses Fairy Tales to Get Kids Guns

Despite the hundreds of shooting incidents each year involving children, the NRA thinks it’s a good idea to use fairy tales to promote gun culture in …

The Man Who Turned Hitler Into Hitler

In this prologue to the mesmerizing The Devil’s Diary, we meet Alfred Rosenberg, the evil mastermind who more than anyone shaped Hitler’s …