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Reported Torture of Gay Men in Chechnya Highlighted in New Video

"They say we are going to die there.”<p>In a video released by Human Rights First on Thursday, gay Russian men seeking asylum in the United States read testimonials from queer men who say they’ve been detained and tortured in Chechnya. The video, which comes a few days after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley …

LGBTQI

Why LGBTQ People Should Care About Science

Today, millions of people across the country will participate in the March for Science.<p>Organizers characterize the gathering as a “celebration of …

Transwomen

Lesbian Bed Death CPR

About a month ago, a woman wrote to me and reported that her partner and she were in the throes of Lesbian Bed Death, a phenomenon that is said to …

West Village

Safer Sex for Trans Bodies

The HRC Foundation, in partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, released <i>Safer Sex for Trans Bodies</i>, a comprehensive sexual health guide for …

LGBTQI
LGBTQI

Transgender people have a constitutional right to change their birth certificates.

In a pair of new lawsuits filed this month, Lambda Legal powerfully explains why the Constitution requires that transgender people be permitted to …

LGBTQI

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

Black Holes

A look at 5 Trump business ties that pose conflicts

NEW YORK (AP) — After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from the interview to fashion writers to drum up free publicity. A firestorm of criticism erupted over the impropriety of profiting off the …

Donald Trump

American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout set for Nov. 17

Every year since 1976, the third Thursday in November marks the American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout,” a day when smokers are …

Bid to speed transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.<p>Knowingly transmitting a dangerous virus may sound drastic but two leading transplant …

Medicine

A Massive Hole in The Sun's Corona Is Supercharging Aurorae Right Now

Watch the northern lights tonight!<p>Yesterday, officials announced that a "moderate" geomagnetic storm would hit Earth, and then gradually weaken over …

Astronomy

The Democratic National Committee is suing the Republican Party over Donald Trump's 'rigged' election rhetoric

The DNC accused Republicans in a court filing of violating a longstanding consent decree, which restricts Republicans' ability to question voters at the polls and prevent those people from casting a ballot.<p>During the presidential campaign, Trump, the Republican nominee, has asked followers to …

Government

The ruins of the biblical city where Goliath lived have been found

The Philistine city of Gath was famous for countless confrontations with the Israelites<p>Archaeologists from Bal-Ilan University in Israel have …

World facing first mass extinction since the dinosaurs as wildlife populations plunge by 67 per cent in 50 years

The world is hurtling towards the first mass extinction of animal life since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago, according to the most …

The Diet for Clear, Acne-Free Skin

Don't eat chocolate. That was the advice dispensed - unsolicited of course - to pimply teens in my time. Dermatologists disagreed. The chocolate acne connection was debunked by studies - albeit weak and flawed ones -- and the thinking back then was that diet doesn't affect acne in any significant …

Skin Care

DIY a Sleek and Modern Cat Scratcher

Having cats doesn’t mean that your house has to turn into a disaster area of toys, treats, and eye-sore cat trees and scratchers. I have two …

America's First (Secret) Female President

President Woodrow Wilson lay with his mouth drooping, unconscious, having suffered a thrombosis on October 2, 1919, that left him paralyzed on his …

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

The benefits of mindfulness meditation, increasingly popular in recent years, are supposed to be many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, …

Mindfulness

An uncanny mixture: God, alcohol and even cannabis

<b>Nestled high in France's Chartreuse Mountains, the Grande Chartreuse monastery is home to a cloister of Catholic monks.</b><p>Adherents of the Carthusian order avoid contact with the outside world, the better to focus on contemplation and prayer.<p>But this other-worldly setting is the birthplace of a very …

Cannabis

Relationship Advice: How to Use Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Relationship

The art of being mindful has become a big topic of discussion lately, but what, exactly, is it?<p>At its core, being mindful simply means being present in the moment and focusing on all of the sensory details of your environment, how you're feeling, and what people around you are saying to …

Mindfulness

Why 'LGBTQ' Will Replace 'LGBT'

As times change, so do labels. Back in the 1970s, those advocating for sexual or gender minorities often summed up the whole spectrum as “gay and …

LGBTQI

Why Blockbuster Made One Of History's Worst Business Decisions

Sucks to be Blockbuster. The founder of Netflix, before the company gained its mega-fame, approached the now-defunct video rental company with hopes …

Small Business

'No Man's Sky' is now available for PC. Can they take it back?

Three days after the PlayStation 4 launch, space-exploration game ‘No Man’s Sky’ (NMS) has made its way to PC. After more than 8,500 “mostly negative” (just changed to “mixed) reviews on Steam, Hello Games is probably wishing it would have waited just a touch longer to iron out the kinks.<p>Available …

Pot dispensaries shut out of Health Canada's new safety-testing rules

The thousands of Canadians who buy their cannabis from illegal dispensaries still have no assurance their products are safe from contaminants or as potent as advertised, even though Ottawa is changing its rules on the testing of medical marijuana.<p>Changes announced on Thursday that take effect on …

Cannabis

One of Hollywood’s Most Prominent Republicans Just Endorsed Hillary Clinton

One of Hollywood’s leading Republicans is dumping Trump.<p>Harry Sloan, CEO of Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and former CEO of MGM, says that he’s so …

New toilet area for pets unveiled at Portland International Airport

A new pet relief area has opened in Portland International Airport, allowing travelling animals take care of business before or after a flight.<p>The post-security area is located on the south end of the Concourse Connector which connects the north and south sides of the airport. The unique service is …

Pets

'Seeds of hate' sown as Tanzania starts LGBT crackdown

Situation for the gay community deteroriates as ministers partially ban lubricants and restrict pro-gay charities<p>Tanzania’s justice minister has announced controversial new plans to suspend the registration of any charity or non-governmental organisation that supports homosexuality.<p>Claiming that he …

LGBTQI

This might be the most detailed map of the human brain we've ever seen

Imagine that the first map you ever saw of the United States was simply a rough outline of the country's borders with only about half the state …

The complex circumstances that defined your gender

Scientists are only just getting to grips with the complicated interplay of genes, hormones and life experience that come to shape our identity.<p>Are you a man or a woman? The chances are you have a strong feeling either way; probably one that’s been with you since infancy and corresponds to your …

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