mary

18 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 1 Following | @hcdphd | Keep up with mary on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “mary”

The Great American Gender Debates of 2013

From Supreme Court cases to blockbuster films, these are the narratives on sex and gender that dominated the news this year.<p>Some of the biggest stories and debates in the media in 2013 had to do with gender relations—LGBT rights, women in the workplace, parenting styles, and more. Same-sex marriage …

Screening Newborns For Disease Can Leave Families In Limbo

For Matthew and Brianne Wojtesta, it all started about a week after the birth of their daughter Vera. Matthew was picking up his son from kindergarten when he got a phone call.<p>It was their pediatrician, with some shocking news. Vera had been flagged by New York's newborn screening program as …

How life is improving in India's poorest regions

<b>A survey done earlier this year shows that public facilities in the poorest regions of India have steadily expanded, improving the lives of people there, writes development economist Jean Dreze.</b><p>Once upon a time, not so long ago, public facilities in the poorest districts of India were few and far …

Associated Press News

Al-Qaeda Offers Rare Public Apology for Assault on a Hospital

Al-Qaeda’s regional commander for the Arabian Peninsula has offered a rare public apology for an assault on a hospital that killed 52 people.<p>“We rid …

Their Release Is Just A 'PR Stunt,' Pussy Riot Member Says

The remaining members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot have been released from prison in Russia, a few months short of serving their full two-year sentences for "hooliganism" — a charge that the band's supporters say was just a trumped-up effort to quash free speech.<p>Once she was free on Monday, a …

Court documents claim Indian diplomat's housekeeper kept in 'slavery-like' conditions

The case of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has taken a new turn after court documents filed by the husband of her housekeeper claim that the servant was kept in "slavery-like conditions."<p>Philip Richard, the husband of housekeeper Sangeeta Richard, alleged in documents filed in India and first …

Kim Jong-un 'very drunk' when he ordered execution of uncle's two aides

Drink was taken as the North Korean leader ordered the purge of his uncle's inner circle<p><b>North Korea</b>'s leader Kim Jong-un was "very drunk" when he ordered the execution of two aides close to his purged uncle, according to Japanese newspaper reports.<p>The young leader ordered the execution of two aides …

Associated Press News

Reuters Scrutinized After Death Of Molhem Barakat, Teenage Photographer In Syria

Reuters is facing scrutiny after the death of Syrian photographer Molhem Barakat, a teenager who was freelancing for the news organization in Syria.<p>Barakat died on Friday while taking photos of fighting at a hospital in Aleppo. He had been taking pictures for Reuters since May. Reports from news …

MP Mike Hancock 'made unwelcome sexual approaches', lawyer concludes

A previously unpublished independent report has found evidence that veteran Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock sexually assaulted and harassed a constituent and made "unwelcome sexual approaches", the Guardian can reveal.<p>Nigel Pascoe QC, a leading barrister in sexual crime cases, interviewed Hancock's …

Testosterone may make men likely to get the flu, study finds

Just in time for flu season’s peak, science may have figured out a reason why some men make wimpy, needy patients compared to women when it comes to infectious diseases.<p>A report released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) links testosterone levels with response to …

China's city of lost children brings in shelters for abandoned babies

Shenzhen is introducing what was known in medieval Europe as the Foundling Wheel: a shelter where parents can leave their babies safely and anonymously<p>It is a bustling city of seven million people, many of them drawn from China's rural hinterland to work in its busy factories, neon-lit shops, …

Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039337_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634124_31c0791aae27400d8d911db4e6f94fab<p><b>Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.</b><p>It addresses his 1952 conviction for gross indecency following …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

We're only at halftime for the 113th Congress, but if current trends hold, it's well on track to being the least productive lawmaking effort in the nation's history.<p>During this Congress' first yearlong session, just 58 bills became law — and many that did were about naming post offices or …