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Go forth: How universities are getting young people to go out and vote

This past February, when many of their peers were still asleep, a group of Tufts University students got on a bus to New Hampshire to take advantage of a once-every-four-years opportunity: seeing presidential candidates making their final pitch to voters.<p>Research shows that campaigns that directly …

Muslims Used To Love Living In Tennessee — Now It's A Nightmare

For decades, even after 9/11, Muslims felt at home in Tennessee, the “buckle of the Bible Belt.” Then it became one of the most hostile places in America.<p><b>The fire department called</b> before dawn. Daoud Abudiab and his 13-year-old daughter were already awake, so they got in the car quickly. From about …

Opioid abuse has death grip on Tennessee

NASHVILLE — The pregame pills took some of the pain out of Will Bell's hard-hitting high school football games — but it wasn't the linebacker's name on the prescription.<p>Bell was getting opioid-based painkillers — sometimes for free, sometimes for a price — from a friend who suffered from a chronic …

Do we think in Electrical Waves? A Break Through Discovery

Researchers may have just made a breakthrough discovery about how our brains send information. This discovery could both help us better understand …

How Mutations In A Suspect Gene May Give Rise To Autism, Schizophrenia

Recent advances in genomic technology have suggested that several hundred genes are likely involved as risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. These disorders arise from abnormalities that occur when the brain is still developing.<p>Now, scientists at the Salk …

Cocaine in high doses can make the brain eat itself with cells digesting their own insides

Cocaine use can trigger a process that causes the brain to eat itself, a study on mice has shown. A team from the Johns Hopkins University School of …

Twenty Billionaires Have More Wealth Than Half U.S. Households

<b>400 billionaires are wealthier than 190 million of their fellow Americans.</b><p>When should we be alarmed about so much wealth in so few hands?<p>The Great Recession and its anemic recovery only deepened the economic inequality that's drawn so much attention in its wake. Nearly all wealth and income gains …

National security experts back settling Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top national security officials from Republican and Democratic administrations urged Congress on Tuesday to continue …

A World Without Refugees: Syria, Latin America, and U.S. Foreign Policy

<i>The violence in Syria has displaced 6.5 million people.</i> (Freedom House/Flickr)<p>As an alarming majority of Americans stand ready to turn away thousands Syrian refugees, it is worth noting that the United States has been facing a refugee crisis for a long time, we have just been calling them …

What Putin is really after | Europe

The shooting down of the Russian bomber by Turkish F-16s last week has taken the relationship between Moscow and Ankara to its lowest point in the past two decades. All signs indicate that the two countries are not going to back down from the standoff any time soon.<p>The Turkish decision to attack a …

The Qur'an Would Condemn ISIS, not Support it

A 2008 report conducted by MI5 concluded that the majority of 'Islamic terrorists' are in fact not Islamic at all. In fact a large number of them …

Why Admitting One Million Refugees Can Help Defeat ISIS

I believe the United States is in the midst of making a major and very damaging mistake in relationship to ISIS.<p>That's because we are doing exactly what they want us to do to play into their apocalyptic endgame.<p>Governors, legislators, and citizens across our country are reacting largely out of fear …

Migrants to Europe Have Suddenly Gone Missing

The number of migrants and refugees reaching Italy and Greece has dropped dramatically, which has authorities worrying.<p>ROME — When only 155 migrants …

Syrian refugees tell officials why they want to come to Canada

Displaced Syrians hope the stories they tell UNHCR officials in Amman, Jordan will get them a second interview and security check by Canadian officials. The Canadian government has expedited the Syrian refugee sponsorship program.

Refugees In Greece Brace For A Cold Winter Ahead

Refugees will face additional challenges as the harsh weather sets in.<p>Despite Greece's image as a sunny holiday destination, winter in Greece can hit hard, and thousands of refugees arriving in the country every day could bear the brunt of the season.<p>In Northern Greece, where hundreds are stranded …

Scientists have a long history of trying to convince themselves that race is genetic

Race in human taxonomy—the science of classifying organisms—has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in their time and their fields. They include …

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The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

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