Alice Steffi

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Obama Becomes First President to Acknowledge ‘Area 51’

President Barack Obama on Sunday likely became the first <i>actual</i> President to publicly acknowledge Area 51, the top-secret government testing ground …

The world’s consuming more meat than ever

China and India are leading mankind’s rise up the food chain<p>Jay Z and Al Gore's newfound veganism aside, global meat consumption is on the rise.<p>A new study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, looked at humanity's trophic level -- also known as our place …

Men and Women Have Different Brain Circuitry

Men and women are different—is this news? According to a new study it is. Using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, researchers have …

Research

The most commonly awarded grade at Harvard is an A

“The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-,” the school’s dean of education said today, according to the student newspaper. Even more stunning: “The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.”<p>That ought to dispel any notion that Harvard is tough on its …

College & University

Supporters Of Immigration Overhaul Remain Focused

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill face a lengthy to-do list before they head home for the holidays. Near the top is an issue deemed a priority after last year's election — immigration reform. So far, only the Senate has passed a bill.<p>Despite the standstill, supporters of immigration reform are pushing to …

Hungry Hungry Humans: Study Shows We’re Eating More Meat

Must be all that bacon hype.<p>A new study examining how human eating patterns have shifted over time found a rise in fat and meat consumption has …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

Supreme Court Takes on Free Speech Case of Often-Arrested Protester

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Judiciary

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3 Strange Types of Eucalyptus Tree: Rainbow, 'Widow Maker,' Scribbly

Among Australia’s more than 700 Eucalyptus tree species are the colorful Rainbow Gum, the curious Scribbly Gum, and the lethal Red River ‘Widow …

7 Discount Shopping Sites We Love (Plus the Best Things to Get On Each)

Like a sample sale only at home in your pajamas with a glass of wine.<p>I <i>never</i> buy anything at full retail value. It's a principle I live and swear by, thanks to a frugal upbringing. Before moving to New York I dreamed of attending Barneys' infamous warehouse sales, but in a bittersweet moment the …