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Namibia court upholds sterilisation verdict

Namibia's Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that health workers sterilised HIV-positive women without their consent.<p>The original 2012 judgment had found that health workers had coerced three HIV-positive mothers to sign sterilisation consent forms they did not fully understand, while in labour.<p>The …

When A Loved One Has Ebola, How Can You Reach Out Without Touching?

In the West Point slum of Monrovia, Liberia, at a holding center for those suspected of but not yet confirmed as having Ebola, photojournalist John Moore witnessed a man stagger, fall and hit his head on the floor. The man's wife was with him, but because of the highly contagious nature of the …

Angela Merkel warns David Cameron over freedom of movement

German chancellor rejects UK prime minister’s demands for a cap on unskilled migrants, according to Der Spiegel newspaper<p>David Cameron has been warned by German chancellor Angela Merkel that she would rather see the UK leave the European Union than change freedom of movement rules, according to …

Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil

‘The Great Invisible’ is something of a marvel—a balanced, unabridged document of life before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig …

He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles

When it comes to protecting birds of prey, Illinois state law can be an ass.<p>The two eaglets almost certainly would have died after a big storm …

Why You’re Happily Married and Having an Affair

For me, that’s the burning brightness of The Affair. This show triggers. It wants us to question, it wants us to not know, and it asks us to tolerate …

Facebook has totally reinvented human identity: Why it’s even worse than you think

Mark Zuckerberg’s ideas about what constitutes “identity” aren’t just laughable — they’re downright destructive<p>Let's face it: Feminism is hot right now. Like, actually fashionable. Chalk it up to a boom in online journalism critiquing tired media tropes and holding politicians accountable with …

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind

Some religious beliefs may alter brain function, making us more prone to anxiety and depression<p>“<i>I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a</i> …