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Scotland views EU vote with uncertainty

Scotland could play a ‘pivotal role in keeping the UK inside the EU. Polls suggest Scots are in favour of the bloc by a majority of two to one and a close vote for Remain could be thanks to Scottish enthusiasm for membership.<p>But if the outcome does go the other way some experts claim an …

Newton’s Laws of Marriage

I wish we could derive the rest of the phænomena of nature by the same kind of reasoning from mechanical principles.—Sir Isaac Newton, "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"<p><i>LAW I: A body in motion will be kept in motion. A body at rest will be asked what its plans for the day are.</i><p>The …

Physics

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Multimedia

The Latest: California county to close most offices for week

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>11:44 p.m.<p>The Southern California county where a pair of shooters killed 14 people and wounded 17 others will close most of its offices the rest of the …

California

The Virgin Islands, Rewritten

When I moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands after college, for a job at a local newspaper, everyone I met told me that I had to read Herman Wouk’s “Don’t Stop the Carnival.” It was the best novel ever set in the Virgin Islands. The funniest. Wouk, people said, gets island life <i>exactly right.</i> Never mind …

Report: Knicks could invite Metta World Peace to training camp

Metta World Peace reportedly could have another chance to play in New York.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft</b><p>The …

#FreeTheNipple: Facebook Changes Breastfeeding Mothers Photo Policy

<i>Note: Some images in this post contain nudity.</i><p>Two weeks ago, if a photograph of an actively breastfeeding mother with nipples exposed was shared in Facebook, that photograph would have violated the company's guidelines regarding nudity and obscenity and been removed. According to my conversations …

Feminism

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Former Senate Aide Works on Conservation in Energy Sector

As a teen­ager, <b>Eric Wash­burn</b> im­mersed him­self in books about eco­logy. Home-schooled for a year on a ranch in Col­or­ado’s Yampa River Val­ley, …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions<p>It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, …