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Transgender neuroscience: Gender identity reflected in the structure of brain networks

Our sense of belonging to the male or female gender is an inherent component of the human identity perception. As a general rule, gender identity and …

New standard

Five consecutive open-notes of new standard tuning are spaced seven semitones apart on the chromatic circle; the highest interval is only three …

Is arrhythmia at the heart of Beethoven's music?

Whether or not music stirs inside, each of us bears a living metronome at our core. It may tick at 40 or 100 beats per minute, in three-quarter time or in six-eight, erratically or like a Swiss clock. The human heart quietly marks the rhythm of our lives.<p>A new study focusing on the music of Ludwig …

Flute

Priest Comes Out During Mass, Receives Standing Ovation

​<p>Father Martin Dolan, the sole priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublin, Ireland came out as a gay man to his parishioners …

Russia says transsexuals unfit to drive

Transsexuals, transvestites and others thought to have what Russia considers to be "sexual disorders" have been barred from driving in the country for "medical reasons" under new road safety regulations.<p>The new regulations have been criticised by rights activists, who see them as unconstitutional …

'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens

In April, residents of Louisa County, Va., were shocked to learn of a sexting "ring" among the town's teenagers. When Hanna Rosin asked teens from Louisa County High School how many people they knew who had sexted, a lot of them replied: "Everyone." But what was originally characterized in the …

Your kid’s brain on pot: The real effects of marijuana on teens

<i>As the debate over legalization heats up, Adriana Barton examines the effects of marijuana on the developing brains of teenagers – our nation’s most prolific users – and finds there is no such thing as a harmless habit</i><p>Photo illustration by Matt French/The Globe and Mail<p>Like it or not, your kids …

Gay marriage: North Carolina official resigns

A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding …

U.S. hid chemical weapons finds in Iraq

The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting.<p>In an article published late Tuesday, the newspaper says it found 17 American servicemembers and seven …

Vatican backtracks on gay comments

Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships.<p>In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have "gifts to offer" the Christian community and acknowledged that same-sex …

Wedding businesses boom after same-sex ruling

Cheeky wedding cake toppers are Sarah Broadhurst's thing.<p>She sells non-traditional ones, like a neon acrylic "He put a ring on it" sign as an alternative to the usual porcelain figurines, to top the big day cake.<p>But since the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same-sex marriage last week, her cake …

Photos: Outside the Supreme Court

Transgender workers' legal rights to be formalized

Legal protections for transgender workers will be formalized under new federal rules.<p>The Labor Department will "issue guidance to make clear that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex," Secretary Tom Perez said Monday in an online posting.<p>It's unclear when …

What They're Saying: Vatican's New Tolerance On Gays And The Divorced

<i>Updated at 11:00 a.m. ET</i><p>As we reported earlier, a synod of Catholic bishops meeting at the Vatican has released an interim document that signals the likelihood of a dramatic overhaul in the church's stance on gays and lesbians, as well as its view on divorced members.<p>The Associated Press writes: …

Shrien Dewani’s bisexuality irrelevant to murder charge, judge says

The judge in the South African trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani gave a strong indication on Tuesday that his bisexuality has little relevance to his murder charge.<p>She dismissed the evidence of a British police officer as it was about to be presented regarding email exchanges of a sexual …

Whether Decaf Or Regular, Coffee Seems To Be Good For Your Liver

By Laura Geggel, Staff Writer<p>Published: 10/10/2014 11:32 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Drinking decaffeinated coffee is just as helpful as drinking regular coffee is for maintaining a healthy liver, a new study finds.<p>Regardless of whether they drank decaf or regular, people in the study who drank large …