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FDR’s most important lesson: Liberal causes could still inspire activism on a grand scale

The New Deal awakened in Americans a fervent desire to make change. And it could happen again<p>By 1936, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had mobilized the nation. Indeed, reinvigorating popular hopes, aspirations, and energies, he had also unleashed a great democratic surge in which workers, farmers, women, …

First born child and female? Then you’re more likely to be a success

For all the girls who wanted to be the next Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, or Beyoncé, their dreams could be scientifically closer to coming true - …

Why Science Does Not Disprove God

A number of recent books and articles would have you believe that—somehow—science has now disproved the existence of God. We know so much about how …

Physics

Immobilier : personne ne sait comment vont évoluer les prix

Bien malin celui qui peut prévoir l’évolution les prix de l’immobilier en 2014. Même les notaires, qui possèdent les meilleures bases de données de …

South Korean prime minister resigns over handling of ferry sinking that left 300 dead as he blames 'evils' of society

• Chung Hong-won said he takes responsibility for tragic sinking on April 16<br>• 187 bodies have been found and 115 are still missing<br>• Most of the dead were …

Here's What 'Snowden-Putin Truthers' Believe

The FSB, Russia's post-Soviet security service, has been protecting Snowden since he arrived in Moscow on June 23.<p>"When the FSB actually got him, they started to handle it their own way," Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov told The New York Times in November. "This is the way the …

Surveillance

Psychedelic mushrooms could cure anxiety for cancer patients

Study aims to determine whether psilocybin can treat the psychological distress that comes with advanced illness<p>When O.M. was 21 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was a pre-med student at the time. His first reaction was denial, followed by an overwhelming and lasting anxiety, as …

North Korea labels South's president as 'crafty prostitute' after Obama visit

Tirade against Park Geun-hye hits new low in unusually personal abuse, which analysts say may indicate Kim Jong-un echoing his grandfather<p>North Korea has launched a vitriolic attack on the South Korean president, comparing her to "crafty prostitute" in thrall to her "pimp" Barack Obama.<p>It also …