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The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality. Why Does Franklin Graham Not Get This?

<i>The word "homosexuality" didn't even show up in English translations of the Bible until 1946, so why do we say the Bible condemns it?</i><p>Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This week he was at it …

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> A gunman opened fire Thursday at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines, in what is being described as an "act of domestic terrorism." The gunman, identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was also killed.<p><b>2.</b> Greek banks on Monday will reopen for the …

Angela Merkel

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8 online classes that will make you smarter about business

Thankfully, educational institutions and technology are making continuing your education more convenient through online courses.<p>While there are thousands of informative and inspiring online courses you can take, here are classes you definitely should enroll in if you want to be an entrepreneur.<p>This …

eLearning

Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel

Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main attraction may be the bordering-on-human receptionist (left) and the English-speaking dinosaur (er, right), the hotel has a whole family of robots performing varying degrees of useful work. Think: room …

Robotics

Ronda Rousey delivered a verbal jab to Floyd Mayweather after winning the 'Best Fighter' ESPY award

UFC star Ronda Rousey has quickly grown to become what some are calling "the most dominant athlete alive".<p>A 2008 Olympic judo bronze medalist, Rousey switched in 2010 to mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting in an LA gym and won her first professional MMA fight in 25 seconds, and a bantamweight title …

Boxing

Asking Siri to charge your phone dials the police and we don’t know why

Siri has a lot of useful functions, but is thwarting kidnap one of them? Well, no, probably not, but if you ask Siri to "charge my phone 100 percent" then it automatically starts calling the emergency services, giving you a 5-second window to cancel the call. We're not sure exactly why this happens …

iOS
Barack Obama

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Greece's parliament on Wednesday night approved a package of austerity measures that were required by European creditors as part of an €86 billion (£60 billion, $94 billion) bailout deal.<p><b>2.</b> The UN Security Council will most likely vote on a resolution next week to endorse the Iran nuclear deal, …

George H. W. Bush

Japan finally bans possession of child porn

Tokyo bows to internation pressure although manga comics, animations and computer graphics will still be allowed to depict sexually explicit images of children<p>Japan has finally implemented a ban on the possession of child pornography, bringing it into line with other developed nations after years …

Liberal Democratic Party

HTC brings its refreshed Desire line to the US

HTC is today announcing three new phones in its Desire line of smartphones: the Desire 520, Desire 526, and the Desire 626, all of which will be available from US carriers. All of the phones will have full retail prices below $200 and feature the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and LTE …

Phones

New Horizons spacecraft survives Pluto flyby and phones home

Nasa spacecraft safely passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons<p>A US spacecraft sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system on Tuesday, capping a journey of 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) that began nine and a half years ago.<p>Nasa's New …

Justin Bieber Might Be Defending Kylie Jenner After Amandla Stenberg Called Her Out

"Saying she's being racist because she wants her hair in braids is ridiculous," Justin reportedly said.<p>A screencap that reportedly shows a comment left by Justin Bieber on Kylie Jenner's Instagram page seems to indicate the singer defending Kylie after <i>Hunger Games</i> star Amandla Stenberg accused her …

Kylie Jenner

These intimate portraits of same-sex couples were taken nearly 30 years before gay marriage was legalized across the US

But in the late 1980s, it was a different story. The gay community was not widely accepted, and couples had to keep their relationships mostly secret.<p>It was during this period that photographer Sage Sohier set out across America with her Fuji camera to capture gay couples in their homes.<p>"Viewers …

Street Photography

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10 New Artists You Need to Know: July 2015

Alessia Cara, Mø, Disasterpeace, Ultimate Painting and more<p>By<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking …

Helen Mirren

Mixed Reality Is Becoming Possible, Thanks to Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

Virtual reality meets augmented reality in several ambitious new demos<p>In its three-year development phase, the Oculus Rift headset has been a sandbox for coders interested in creating immersive virtual reality experiences. And when developers have three years to play with a piece of technology, …

No Man’s Sky: the game where you can explore 18 quintillion planets

It’s a game where you’re unlikely to meet other players, no one will win and it will take over four billion years to explore it all. And that’s why it’s the most anticipated title for decades.<p>Sean Murray is sweating in an Uber cab as it lurches to the staccato rhythm of Los Angeles traffic. The …

12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Rumored to Launch After Mid-November as Foxconn Prepares Components

The oft-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" is expected to launch after mid-November as overseas manufacturer Foxconn prepares to start supplying components for the large-sized tablet in late September, according to the sometimes-reliable Taiwanese blog <i>DigiTimes</i>. Apple reportedly remains cautious about …

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Satoru Iwata changed the whole games industry and now leaves it in mourning

The Nintendo president, who has died from cancer at the age of 55, brought in a ‘blue ocean’ strategy that would lead to the industry’s most successful consoles<p>On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.<p>– Satoru Iwata, speaking …

Stock Markets

U.S. Teacher Ibolya Ryan’s Killer Executed by United Arab Emirates

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The United Arab Emirates executed a woman convicted of terrorism on Monday after the militant-inspired killing of an American kindergarten teacher in December 2014, state news agency WAM reported.<p>Ala'a Badr Abdullah al-Hashemi, 31, was sentenced to death on June 29 for …

Saudi Arabia

Haiti's Unstoppable Outbreak

The nation has been battling a cholera epidemic since 2010—and it's still killing people. Why has no one been able to stop the spread of the disease?<p>In early February, when Jenniflore Abelard arrived at her parents’ house high in the hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, her father Johnson was home. …

Environmental Health

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died.</b> Iwata, 55, had been at the top of Nintendo since 2002.<p><b>2. Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has resigned.</b> She faced a severe backlash after Victoria Taylor, the employee in charge of the site's popular celebrity interview section, was asked to leave.<p><b>3. Taxi app Gett</b> …

Extreme Sports

Windows 10's new retail packaging could be the last ever

Microsoft is around two weeks away from releasing the final version of Windows 10 to the world, and now the retail packaging for its new operating system has leaked. Originally revealed by German site <i>WinFuture</i>, the box art for Windows 10 is a rather simple affair. While Windows 8 displayed …

Survey: It's not OK for businesses to deny goods, services to LGBTs based on owners' beliefs

A majority of small business owners believe companies shouldn't be allowed to withhold goods or services from lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people based on an owner's religious beliefs, according to a survey released Monday.<p>Two-thirds of the owners questioned in the survey by the advocacy …

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