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Colorado votes to tax legal marijuana

After becoming one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana last year, Colorado set another new standard on Tuesday when voters approved a pot sales tax.<p>Recreational cannabis sales will have a 25 percent tax slapped on them starting Jan. 1, when retailers begin selling pot legally, …

President Obama Reflects on the Impact of Title IX

Coaching my daughter Sasha’s basketball team is one of those times when I just get to be “Dad.” I snag rebounds, run drills, and have a little fun. …

A Tale of Two Montanas: The Department of Education's Title IX Enforcement Hypocrisy

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") is the federal agency responsible for enforcing Title IX, a law that requires disciplinary processes for sexual assault on college campuses to be equitable and impartial. By definition, "equitable" means fair to both parties; …

Title IX

These Magnetic Nanobots Could Carry Drugs Into Your Brain

The robots are coming from INSIDE the blood!<p>These tiny cages, each 100 microns long and 40 microns wide, may not look like much, but they are the new semi-trucks of targeted medicine delivery. Developed by a team of Chinese researchers, in conjunction with Swiss and South Korean institutes, the …

Tiny Army Of Self-Assembling Robot Cubes Built By MIT Scientists

Your wooden building blocks from preschool are no match for the new class of cube-shaped robots designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

Can Transhumanism and The Everyman Co-Exist?

One of the biggest challenges we face as transhumanists, is conveying our philosophy to the uninitiated in a manner that is successful and …

Trespassing

The future of robotics: in a transhuman world, the disabled will be the ones without prosthetic limbs

Bertolt Meyer's amazing bionic hand controlled by an iPhone app is a glimpse of the advances being made in prosthetics. But in years to come, will everyone want one?<p>Bertolt Meyer is used to being viewed as not fully human. Born with a stump where his left hand should have been, he spent his …

Germany leads Europe in legalising ‘third gender'

Germany will become the first European country to legally recognise a “third gender” in November when new-born babies whose sex is indeterminable will no longer be automatically assigned a male or female gender by medical staff.<p>Germany is to become the first European country to allow “undetermined” …

LGBTQI

Boys Who Like Pink Have Their Own Camp

Since he was a toddler, PJ has liked pink and purple. But it wasn't until he started first grade, when the little boy drew a picture of himself in …

LGBTQI

Jailbreak The Patriarchy Can Gender-Swap Everything You Read On The Internet

Danielle Sucher wants to re-gender what you read on the Internet.<p>Sucher, 32, currently works as a software developer for web and mobile consultancy 9mmedia. In 2011, she wrote a Chrome extension, "Jailbreak The Patriarchy," that swaps the gender of every pronoun and explicitly gendered term in any …

'Raising My Rainbow': Bringing a child up free of gender parameters - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Parents raise boy as gender creative<p>Play Video - 5:44<p>Play Video - 5:44<p>More video<p>3:23 Sponsored Content Now Playing‘Pregnancy, OMG!’: New book takes a warm look at moms-to-be<p>3:13 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch Hoda Kotb’s daughter Haley Joy hunt …

Parents of gender-creative boy: We're 'reluctant pioneers' - TODAY.com

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The Difference Between Sexuality and Gender

<i>In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think's studio.</i><p>There can be transgendered men who desire other men. There can be transgendered men who desire …

LGBTQI

Bank of America gender discrimination settlement: Bias on Wall Street is getting expensive.

Bank of America will pay $39 million to settle claims of gender discrimination by women in its Merrill Lynch brokerage operation. The class action …

Gender in the Classroom

Jennifer Finney Boylan is entering her 25th year as a professor at Colby College in Maine. As a transgender woman, the first 12 years she taught as …

The Important Role Business Schools Can Play In Framing Gender Equity

Earlier this week, the NYT ran a provocative story on gender equity - among students and faculty - at the Harvard Business School (HBS). The article puts a microscope on some difficult experiences of female students and faculty and the school's efforts to give itself "a gender makeover, changing …

Business School

South Carolina Couple Files Lawsuit For Gender Reassignment Surgery Performed On Their Adopted Son

A South Carolina couple has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against their home state over a gender reassignment operation performed on their adopted son when he was just a year old.<p>WYFF 4 reports that the child, who is now 8 years old and identified by the network only as "M.C.," received the …