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Donald Trump Loves Immigrants Now, Calls Hillary Clinton a 'Bigot'

Donald Trump, a horrible man with hair like used dental floss and ideas that threaten the definition of democracy as we know it, has begun his public …

Donald Trump

Zoe Saldana Still Looks Questionable in the Nina Poster and Trailer

An official poster for <i>Nina</i>, the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana, has been revealed and, well, the movie still looks suspect.<p>As previously …

Film Industry

Common epilepsy drug investigated in 450 cases of birth defects in France

Clearer warnings of risks will be printed on boxes of valproate anti-convulsion drug following publication of latest estimate by health authorities<p>A common drug used to treat epilepsy has caused congenital defects in about 450 babies in France, according to an estimate by health authorities …

In defense of journal editors who make mistakes

By <b>Catarina Dutilh Novaes</b>All of you reading this will certainly have witnessed the uproar this week in response to a paper published in <i>Synthese</i> which …

Social Sciences

Steve Gildea's Stunning Planetary Suite Has Upgraded Pluto's Appearance

A couple of years ago, we were blown away by Steve Gildea’s work titled <i>Planetary Suite</i>: a sliver of each planet forming a single, wonderful image. …

High street Christmas shopping figures make grim reading for retailers

Hoped-for late rush fails to materialise for UK stores as number of shoppers falls 9% year on year<p>High streets are continuing to suffer as shoppers saved on gifts and splashed their spare cash in restaurants and pubs in the days before Christmas.<p>The number of shoppers visiting UK stores slid 9% …

I gave a talk on Virginia Woolf a few years ago. During the question-and-answer period that followed it, the subject that seemed to most interest a number of people was whether Woolf should have had children.

I gave a talk on Virginia Woolf a few years ago. During the question-and-answer period that followed it, the subject that seemed to most interest a …

LeRoy Grannis – The most awesome surf photographer of the 1960s and 1970s

Taschen's retrospective, <i>LeRoy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s</i>, is a big, beautiful book of surf photography from one of the pioneers …

Aquatic Sports

Before There Were Home Pregnancy Tests

How women found out they were pregnant when they couldn’t just pee on a stick<p>When it hit shelves in the 1970s, the Predictor pregnancy test, made by Organon Pharmaceuticals, went for $10. On Tuesday, the auction house Bonham’s sold the original prototype, along with the first consumer version of …

Pregnancy

Mother of six 'can be sterilised' - court ruling

<b>A mother of six with an IQ of 70 should be sterilised for her own safety, the Court of Protection has ruled.</b><p>The Court heard that a further pregnancy would be a "significantly life-threatening event" for both the mother and child.<p>Mr Justice Cobb said the woman had the "same human rights" as everyone …

Pregnancy

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

Danica Savonick and Cathy N. Davidson<br>Last updated February 27, 2017<p><i>(NB: Although we continue to work together to find and confer on entries to this</i> …

Social Sciences

How Fashion Helped Defeat 18th-Century Anti-Vaxxers

In the late 1700s, trend-setters helped normalize the distrusted process of inoculation. Today, a similar movement could encourage parents to vaccinate their kids.<p>It was the perfect storm of disease transmission: a tourist destination packed with foreign visitors and unvaccinated local residents …

Nonprofits
American Philosophy

Teen Removed From Home, Forced to Undergo Chemo Against Her Will

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma has been court-ordered to undergo chemotherapy, despite the fact that she doesn't …

Cancer

19th-Century Documents Show How Little The Anti-Vaxxers Have Changed

8 Women Killed, Many Hospitalized After Botched Sterilization in India

On Tuesday, health officials in India reported eight deaths and nearly 70 more hospitalizations following a horrific sterilization procedure in a …

India

Geologists Found "Not Guilty" of Causing Deaths in Italian Quake

Geology

Anti Abortion Laws Mean Erosion of Rights for Pregnant Women

In 1987, hospital administrators at George Washington University Hospital in D.C. went to court to force 27-year-old Angela Carder, six months …

SCOTUS Determines That NY Crisis Pregnancy Centers Can't Lie to Women

Following legal pressure from pro-life clinics such as the Evergreen Association, Inc. and the Life Center of New York, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court …

U.S. Supreme Court

The Psychology of Anti-Vaxers: How Story Trumps Science

An anecdote from a friend can hold more weight than a recommendation from a doctor.<p>Skyler Smoot, a cooing, smiling 12-week-old baby, is in danger. His brown eyes sparkle, his toes wiggle, his hands wave, but his health lies at the heart of a controversy between parents and doctors.<p>“I’m just afraid, …

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women

Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.<p>In December 2012, an Icelandic woman named Thorlaug Agustsdottir discovered a Facebook group called “Men are better than …

Coming Soon: Cash for Scientific Research Involving Female Subjects

For many reasons, plenty of which will make your blood pressure escalate to dangerous rage-stroke-zone levels, scientific researchers often default …

Scientific Research

Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

We've looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how the National Security Agency or corporate giants like Google track us online, say for political reasons or to make money from ads.<p>But there's another kind of privacy concern that is a lot more intimate. You could call it Little …

Normalizing Civility, Policing Critique, Enforcing Silence and Misunderstanding Collegiality

It should go without saying, I hope, that <i>no one</i> is "pro-<i>in</i>civility" or "pro-<i>un</i>collegiality," no one is <i>anti-civility</i> or <i>anti-collegiality</i>. It's a …

Sexuality

The Only Thing Unusual About Ray And Janay Rice Is That Anyone Noticed

Tuskegee Syphilis Study Recruitment Letter - Sociological Images

<i>Flashback Friday.</i><p>The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment is one of the most famous examples of unethical research. The study, funded by the federal …

Woman Opts for Vaginal Birth, FL Hospital Threatens Child Services

A hospital in Florida is violating a woman's right to make sound medical decisions regarding herself and her unborn child after trying to force her …

Pregnancy

Senate Considers Bill Prohibiting Harmful Abortion Restrictions

Since 2011, states have passed over 200 restrictions that limit women's access to safe and legal abortions. Although such laws are purportedly meant …

Richard Blumenthal

FDA Reports Women Suffer WAY More Drug Side Effects Than Men

The FDA has released new data about which gender more commonly suffers which side effects from prescription drugs, and the results are eye-opening, …

Biomedicine