Nikki Smart

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Rites of Passage

In recent years, media coverage of same-sex marriage has led to incessant bloviating by conservatives who feel it is their duty to attack the ability of same-sex couples to do a credible job of parenting. Although far too little attention was paid to the integrity of their own offspring (including …

'Devastating': California's biggest wildfire of the year seen from space

Science News<p>The 150,000-acre fire blazing in and around Yosemite National Park made a big impression on NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, who was watching the smoke from the International Space Station on Monday.<p>"Our orbit took us directly over California's Rim Fire about an hour ago. Devastating," …

Ten key facts you need to know about adolescent girls

Welfare of girls is seen as crucial to economic and social health of nations<p>NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The needs of the world’s women …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Billowing Colorful Clouds of Smoke Redefine Ordinary Landscapes

<i>Pop!</i> is a visually exciting series by Texas-based photographer Irby Pace that reinterprets the look of oft-seen open fields, long roads, vast bodies of water, shrouded alleyways, and various desolate landscapes. Pace's refreshing take on landscape photography incorporates the use of artificial …

Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

Some time ago we showed you how architect Kunle Adeyemi (NLÉ) had an ambitious dream to build a sustainable floating community in Makoko, one of …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

"Fair and Balanced"

“Fair and Balanced”: Fox News and Fox Business Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / August 19, 2013<p>One downside to a world dominated by social media is …

August 2013

We finally got to headline Humphrey's By The Bay! Thanks for showing up San Diego, we had a great time, xobc #brandicarlile #hardwayhomesummerconvoy

Does Science Show What 12 Steps Know?

Data seem to support the 12-step program's benefits for addicts.<p><b>Science has never revealed as much about addiction—potential genetic causes, influences, and triggers, and the resultant brain activity—or offered as many opportunities and methods for initial treatment as it does now.</b><p>Even so, the …