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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Appeal in $222,000 File-Sharing Case

The historic case of the world’s largest recording labels versus the Minnesota mother is well known for its tortuous and extended path through the …

U.S. Supreme Court

Hillary Clinton backs gay marriage in online video

Move aligns Clinton with other potential 2016 Democratic presidential contenders<p>Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her …

Mobile apps cause privacy concern for parents

Kids use mobile devices to share school drug search videos and nude photos<p>Relieved your kids aren't posting embarrassing messages and goofy …

Reviving extinct species within reach, says researcher

McMaster scientist speaks at TEDx event billed as first-ever public exploration of reviving extinct species<p>If you asked Hendrik Poinar 10 years ago …

MPAA: Pirates Can't Hijack Freedom of Expression

Last Thursday brought another setback for Pirate Bay co-founders Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij.<p>The pair asked the European Court of Human Rights …

LGBTQI

China's BGI to Sequence 2,200 Geniuses In Search For "Smart" Genes

In the world of genomics, Chinese biotech giant BGI is big and getting bigger. The firm agreed to purchase Bay Area juggernaut Complete Genomics for …

Responses to the Steubenville Verdict Reveal Rape Culture - Sociological Images

Yesterday two juvenile men were convicted of rape, one was convicted of distributing a nude photo of a minor (NPR). The response by a segment of …

'Net-Zero' Energy Store Being Built By Walgreens

Could a large American retail store produce as much energy as it consumes? Walgreens is going all ‘green’ to find out.<p>The company recently announced …

"Keep Calm And Rape A Lot" T-Shirts Show Automation Growing Pains

The automation revolution is well underway around the world and with it, some rather public and unfortunate growing pains. While some fear the surge …

Beyond Growth: To Help the Majority, We Must Restructure the Economy - Sociological Images

<i>Cross-posted at Reports from the Economic Front.</i><p>While newspapers give a lot of ink to arguments about whether reducing the budget deficit will boost …

Top U.S. court may avoid ruling on same-sex marriage ban

Today's case focuses on California's Proposition 8<p>The U.S. Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on …

How police search for missing children decades later

Abducted at 4, Michael Dunahee is Canada's best-known abduction case<p>Police have been searching for Michael Dunahee for more than 22 years, since the …

Selling out our schools

BOOS AND hisses fill the auditorium of Brooklyn Technical High as the governing board for New York City's public schools, the Panel on Education …

The Violence of Neoliberalism and the Attack on Higher Education

<b>By C.J. Polychroniou, TruthoutThis interview first appeared at Truthout.In his speech titled “Youth and the Politics of Disposability in Dark Times,”</b> …

Philosophy Of Education

Asia Cuts Carbon Faster Than Europe

<b>By Alex Kirby, Climate News NetworkThis piece first appeared at Climate News Network.</b><p>LONDON — When it comes to prowess in moving towards a low-carbon …

Green Economy

"Piracy Is Progress" Billboard on Times Square Divides Artists

Piracy is <b>progress</b>, piracy is <b>freedom</b>, piracy is <b>harmless</b>, piracy is <b>inevitable</b>, piracy is <b>robbery</b>, piracy is <b>evil</b>, piracy is <b>selfish</b>, or is it <b>a fad</b>?<p>The …

Music Industry

Bill Gates pledges to reinvent condom

Microsoft founder wants next version to enhance pleasure, encouraging wider use<p>After championing affordable laptops for children in the developing …

Wiretap laws apply to text messages, court rules

Judgment in privacy case overturns lower court ruling against Telus<p>Canadians' digital communications should get the same privacy protection as voice …