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White House has had legal talks with Samsung about that presidential selfie

It isn't quite the selfie-retweeted-'round-the-world, but that hasn't stopped the White House from answering questions about David Ortiz's impromptu snapshot with the president. Obama's senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer made an appearance on <i>Face the Nation</i> to talk about serious matters like the state of …

8 Hollywood Women Who Have Called Out Industry Sexism

Hollywood has a well-known woman problem.<p>Despite proof that everyone loses when Hollywood is sexist, everything from the questions actresses are asked in interviews to the representation of women on the big and small screens suggest that an issue remains.<p>Old habits die hard, but many actresses are …

The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change, In Five Charts

How climate change has shifted spring’s emergence<p>As the planet warms, the temperatures that trigger spring arrive earlier. But not everything’s adjusting on the same schedule. Flowers open before their insect pollinators come out, and birds return from migration too late to find their usual bug …

South Florida Adapting Infrastructure to Rising Sea Levels

Updates for climate change resilience may allow communities like Miami Beach to survive the century, but they're costing millions of dollars<p>In South Florida, more frequent and destructive flooding due to climate change has become a serious problem. This March 19 report by the PBS News Hour and WPBT …

Big Pic: Lightning As Seen From The International Space Station

Nature's work vies with humans' city lights.<p>Zeus's work looks pretty impressive from this viewpoint, doesn't it? But humankind's city lights look just as fiery.<p>An International Space Station Expedition 38 crewmember took this photo of lightning over the Middle East in December 2013. Besides taking …

Scientists: Warming Climate Puts People At Risk

From heat waves in Australia to floods in Mozambique, global warming is already harming millions of people worldwide, says forthcoming UN report<p>Dozens of the world's top climate scientists have gathered in Japan this week with representatives from around 100 countries to work on the latest United …

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Ebola: Looking Beyond the Pucker Factor

The best way to describe the reaction to an outbreak of Ebola virus was penned by Dr. C.J. Peters in his book, Virus Hunter. Known as "the pucker factor," it consists of “…an uncomfortable and unpleasant tightening of certain sphincter musculature.” His reasoning for the response is valid; of the …

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<b>Petition from Citizens of New York Asking that Slavery and the Slave-trade may be Expressly Prohibited by Act of Congress in all the Territories of the United States, 03/25/1851</b><p><i>Item from Records of the U.S. House of Representatives. (12/13/1825 - 1946)</i><p>This petition from a group of citizens of the state of New York asks that the institution of slavery as well as the slave-trade be prohibited by Congress in all US territories. The petition was submitted to Congress on March 25, 1851.<p>Featured in …

Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.<p>The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate …

Racial gap in discipline found in preschool, US data show

Amid growing concern about inequities in school discipline, data show that black children – 18 percent of total preschool enrollment in 2011-2012 – …

How parasites manipulate us

<b>Humans infected with parasites could behave in surprising ways. Michael Mosley subjected himself to tapeworms and leeches to find out more.</b><p>Over the last couple of months I have been deliberately infecting myself with a range of parasites in an attempt to understand more about these fascinating …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

Watch Live @ 8 pm ET! Slooh Webcast for 'Lost' Asteroid 2010 WC9

Visit Slooh.com to learn to explore space.<p>The online observatory Slooh.com will host a free live webcast <b>tonight (May 14)</b> to showcase asteroid 2010 …

Volcanic Eruption Snapped From Space | New Video Visualization

Fringe Factor: 7 Easy Steps to Jailing Obama

It’s 2014, but birthers are still a thing, Republicans are less convinced by Darwin than ever, and ‘Glee’ has corrupted America’s youth. Happy New …

W.H. faces tough contraception fight

As a new round of religion-based challenges to President Barack Obama’s health care law head to the Supreme Court, advocates on both sides of the issue say the administration’s arguments are likely facing a chilly reception.<p>On Friday, the Obama administration urged the court to reject a plea from …