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Femme invisibility is the dirty little secret of the queer community

My last three girlfriends have all told me that I look straight.<p>That’s not what you expect to hear from another woman whose clitoris you’ve licked a …

Google Maps imagery seems to show what global warming would look like

Google Maps is showing what appears to be the effects of global warming in southern California.<p>First spotted by Tech.Mic, Google Maps shows a rising water level in coastal areas of California.<p>I tested it for myself, and got no immediate results on the desktop version of Google Maps. After zooming …

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

What’s behind the rise in c-sections?

The author argues that fear of malpractice lawsuits is leading to a dangerous rise in the procedure<p><b>Document Everything: The Best Solution in the Case of a Bad Outcome</b><p>A common response to liability anxiety of maternity providers—nurses, midwives, and physicians—is a heightened focus on …

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The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

155<p>SHARES<p>A few years ago, Gene Robinson, of Urbana, Illinois, asked some associates in southern Mexico to help him kidnap some 1,000 newborns. For …

Soldiers Protesting the War on Reddit Dishonor Their Oath of Service

Exploiting the uniform to advocate your own politics is shameful, writes Army vet Garrett Berntsen.<p>On September 1, <i>Business Insider</i> published an …

In Macho Mexico's Lucha Libre, The 'Lady' Is Often The Champ

Professional wrestling, known as <i>lucha libre</i> — literally, freestyle wrestling — is a big deal in Mexico. It's a sport that's generally associated with machismo: buff fighters with names like Nemesis and Aguila Imperial (Imperial Eagle) strut around in a rope-bound ring, wearing shiny spandex outfits …

Louisiana parish claims incarcerated 14-year-old consented to be raped by a corrections officer

“These girls in the detention center are not Little Miss Muffin,” remarked one official<p>A Louisiana parish is arguing that it should not be held liable for the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a juvenile detention center because the victim "consented" to be sexually assaulted by a 40-year-old …

Henrietta Lacks formally recognised as source of HeLa research cells

For decades, scientists have used the cells of a woman who died young to conduct research that has prolonged innumerable lives. Now, for the first time, her contribution is to be formally recognised.<p>The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Wednesday that genetic research based on cells …

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …