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How Cultural Stereotypes Lure Women Away From Careers in Science

Women may be underrepresented in science and technology not because they are less skilled in those areas or because they face specific gender …

The 5 Best Viral Videos Of February | TIME

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

The following photographs were taken between Sept. 2012 and Dec. 2012. At 31, Shane had spent much of his life incarcer<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sara Naomi …

The Delhi Gang Rape: Time Talks To Suspect's Family | TIME

13 Parodies of the Human Rights Campaign’s Red Equal Sign

<i>Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign’s pink-and-red equal sign went viral — becoming the online symbol of the gay marriage cases before the Supreme</i> …

Amazon’s Acquisition of Goodreads: Execs and Users Weigh In

When news broke yesterday that online retail juggernaut Amazon.com is acquiring Goodreads, fans of the popular book-centric social-networking site …

Dementia care 'patchy'

<b>The standard of care provided for people with dementia is "patchy", the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.</b><p>Some people with the condition were not getting even basic levels of care, it added.<p>The warning came as NICE unveiled new standards for dementia care in England, …

Autism Awareness Month: what should the world know about autism? In pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/gallery/2013/apr/02/autism-awareness-month-in-pictures<p>720<p>To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, the …

Can China Deliver the China Dream(s)?

I live next door to Jin Baozhu, a widow and mother of three grown sons. She spent her career as a worker in a factory that made glass for industrial products. She is seventy-six and lives on a pension of two thousand yuan a month, about three hundred and twenty dollars. Mrs. Jin frequently reminds …

The Methodless Method

The summers I spent at my grandmother’s house were defined by reading—particularly reading, with extreme interest and feeling, the oddest and most unsuitable things I could find lying around: an ancient issue of <i>Good Housekeeping</i> or a collection of Dave Barry columns or the “Catechism of the …

Can the Supreme Court Hurry Love?

For Theodore Olson, the lawyer arguing for the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court Tuesday, perhaps the most rattling exchange of the morning was one with Justice Antonin Scalia, in which the court’s irascible originalist demanded to know when, exactly, a gay-marriage ban …

Glad to Be Unhappy: The French Case

Sometimes, even the wrong question can get the right answer. So, at least, it appears from a report in the <i>Guardian</i> about Claudia Senik, a French economist who will present a paper in London next month to show that, despite the generally excellent material conditions of life in France, “the French …

“V.” at L: Pynchon’s First Novel Turns Fifty

Penguin recently announced that Thomas Pynchon will publish his next novel, “Bleeding Edge,” this fall. Set in Manhattan’s “Silicon Alley,” it will mark Pynchon’s literary return to New York City, where he has not ventured since his début, “V.,” published fifty years ago this month. In the …

What Happened to the Internet Productivity Miracle?

With <i>The New Yorker</i> launching a new online science-and-technology hub today, along with our Elements blog, I thought it a good time to step back and look at the impact of the communications revolution in a broader way than asking whether Samsung is becoming the new Apple. (Although that’s an …

What You Won’t Learn from Writers’ Letters

Reading an author’s letters is often an unsatisfying experience. There are the inevitable frustrations and longueurs: time gaps, important events overlooked or hastily summoned. Marriages come and go in a page or two, and the next entry may be devoted to translation rights and the chicken circuit, …

Google facing legal threat from six European countries over privacy

Google could face fines from six European countries' privacy regulators, including the UK and Germany, after refusing to reverse changes to its …

AP drops “illegal immigrant,” means a person will no longer be described as illegal

The Associated Press, a news cooperative which licenses its stories to organizations across the country, is changing its long-standing style entry …

Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum

James Hansen, climate change researcher and activist, is retiring from NASA, but not without making some new waves.<p>Using nuclear power for energy instead of coal has prevented almost 2 million pollution-related deaths around the world, and could save millions more lives in the future, according to …

How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

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Meet a dividend investor who’s on his way to early retirement

<b>MARK SEED</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Project manager<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Approximately 30 Canadian and U.S. dividend stocks such as Bank of Nova Scotia, BCE Inc., Fortis Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson & Johnson; also, exchange-traded funds such as iShares Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index Fund.<p><b>The investor</b><p>Since …

Gun applications by Indian women double since Delhi rape case

Indian police have reported an upsurge in the number of women applying for gun licences since the gang rape and murder of a Delhi student last December.<p>Police said most of the applicants are professional women who may feel more vulnerable since the attack on the 23 year old physiotherapy student as …

Vintage Social Networking (PICTURE)

John Atkinson of Wrong Hands puts all of our social networking into proper perspective. Do yourself a favor take a step away from your computer today and go outside to get some clean, fresh YouTube.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

Amnesty 'outrage' at Saudi paralysis sentence

<b>The reported sentencing of paralysis for a Saudi man as punishment for paralysing another man has been described as "outrageous" by a leading human rights group.</b><p>Saudi reports say the 24-year-old man could be paralysed from the waist down if he cannot pay his victim one million riyals (£250,000) in …

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