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Stingrays Respond to Enrichment With Affection and Bonding, Phoenix Zoo Finds

Changing Planet<p>Aquarists are given the rare opportunity to learn from a wide variety of animals on a daily basis. The ability to constantly learn from animals in our care provides valuable insight and advances in animal welfare. The Phoenix Zoo has recently been providing significant insight to the …

Things to know about GMO mosquito test proposed in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm's proposal to deploy a genetically modified …

Public Health

TTC downsizes rush-hour streetcar fleet due to frigid temperatures

The extreme cold that has settled on the Toronto area is expected to throw a wrench into the evening commute, with the local transit service pulling about one quarter of their streetcars off the road and sending in buses.<p>The TTC said in a statement Friday afternoon that their streetcars suffer in …

Oil companies will be savers, not spenders, in 2016

At around $37 a barrel, crude prices are well below the $60 firms such as Total, Statoil and BP need to balance their books, a level that has already been sharply reduced over the past 18 months.<p>International oil companies are once again being forced to cut spending, sell assets, shed jobs and …

There's an economic explanation for why so many more Southerners die of heart disease

Since the 1950s, the American South has experienced a disproportionate influx of wealth, and a new study from Richard H. Steckel and Garrett Senney at the Ohio State University links that increase to the higher rates of heart-disease deaths.<p>Their findings are based off the idea that health …

Ohio State University

This 'Crazy' Plan Shook Up An 'Old School' Federal Prosecutor's Outlook

Here's what happened when a "tough-as-nails" federal prosecutor worked closely with prisoners in what's called Turning Leaf Project.<p>WASHINGTON -- Sean Kittrell has been a federal prosecutor for more than two decades. He packs a gun in Charleston, South Carolina, where he's known as a "traditional, …

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Homes On The Market Right Now

You need to see this.<p>Indoor basketball courts, cavernous wine cellars, breathtaking views of the Rockies -- luxury homes around America are pretty darn impressive. And thanks to sites like Zillow, we can spend our time gawking at them. <i></i><p>For your viewing pleasure, the real estate listings site rounded …

Real Estate

On Socialism, Social Democracy, and Democratic Socialism

The word "socialist" has been widely used by people of very different political persuasions. In its most basic and most broadly understood form, the term denotes a political and economic system in which private property has disappeared in favor of communal property, where ownership of all value has …

Middle-class

Is America Bern-ing?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recently, I was in Des Moines, Iowa, for a meeting of the populist farmers organization Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. I was there to help the group celebrate its 40th anniversary and to talk about the issues it works on, including environmental regulation, farm policy and …

The Burden of Debt on Black America

A family that falls behind on even a small loan can find itself in a never-ending pit of payments and shame.<p>On a recent Saturday afternoon, the mayor of Jennings, a St. Louis suburb of about 15,000, settled in before a computer in the empty city-council chambers. Yolonda Fountain Henderson, 50, was …

Personal Finance

America's Poorest Are Getting Virtually No Assistance

Here’s how this came to be.<p>People who pay attention to poverty, including the poor themselves, know one thing all too well: Over the past few decades, anti-poverty policy in this country has evolved to be “pro-work.” This means that if you’re a low-income parent who’s well connected to the job …

Economics

Black Lives Matter has a plan to radically change America’s police

The platform, dubbed "Campaign Zero", is a 10-pronged plan that hopes to end police killings by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.<p>The organization has grown considerably since its inception in 2012, growing in influence as the group …

Justice

How America abandoned its “undeserving” poor

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Jeff Taylor)</b><p>With poverty on the rise in the late 1970s, Reagan conservatives waged war on the needy — and won<p>Michael B. Katz<p>December 21, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Undeserving Poor: America’s Enduring Confrontation With Poverty”<p>After the mid-1970s progress against …