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Ukip donor says women cannot be raped by their husbands

Nigel Farage faces fresh embarrassment over the controversial views of its supporters when a former Ukip donor said on television that a woman could not be raped by her husband.<p>Demetri Marchessini, the party's sixth-largest individual donor in 2013, also said that gay men experience "no love, only …

How to eliminate packaging waste: The Disappearing Package by Aaron Mickelson.

When Aaron Mickelson decided to tackle the problem of packaging waste for his Pratt Institute master's design thesis The Disappearing Package last …

A Floating School That Won’t Flood

Designed for a flood-prone area of Nigeria, this school would keep students in school even after the heaviest rains.<p>Makoko is a water-logged settlement in Lagos, home to about 250,000 people living mostly in makeshift structures on stilts. The main mode of transport is canoe, and the area is at …

The Oddly Influential Work Of Pee-wee’s Player And Multi-Hyphenate Artist Wayne White

With Beauty Is Embarrassing, a documentary about his career opening in theaters this September, we spoke with Wayne White about creating the look of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, New York in the 1980s, and why freedom is oxygen to an artist.<p>It’s said the average person makes 5-7 job changes in her lifetime. …

These Self-Cleaning Straps Make Public Transit A Little Less Germy

What if subways had places to put your hands that weren’t giant petri dishes?<p>If you suspect your fellow subway riders aren’t washing their hands, you’re probably right: A Scottish study found that handrails on Glasgow train cars had about 19 times more bacteria than a public toilet seat. Poles were …

An Occupy-Inspired App That Helps Groups Make Actual Group Decisions

There are no great tools for making decisions collaboratively online. Inspired by the hand gestures used at Occupy protests, Loomio aims to fill that gap.<p>If you’ve ever tried to make a tough decision with a group of people online, then you’ve most likely done one of two things. You may have had a …

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MIT Creates A New Map A Day To Inspire Social Change

Mapping everything from urban greenery to independent coffee shops, the “You Are Here” project aims to build a whopping 10,000 city maps in total.<p>Mapping a city used to take an incredibly long time; one 18th century map of London took more than a decade to survey and draw by hand. Now, thanks to …

50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)

The adventure taught me an unbelievable amount about design’s power to solve problems and about my own capacities as a designer. Importantly, it …

Studio Cheha's Bulbing LED Lamps Are Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Studio Cheha just blew our minds with their amazing Bulbing LED lamps! These energy-efficient lights look like 3D wireframe models, however step to …

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Success! Exam regulator bans censorship of exam questions at faith schools

Faith schools will no longer be allowed to redact questions about evolution and reproduction from science exam papers on grounds of religious …

When People Suffer, God Is Not Teaching Them a Lesson

June 3, 2013 by Hemant Mehta<p>So says the Atheist Pig:<p>Previous Post June 2, 2013Every Analogy for the Trinity is a Heresy Next Post June 3, 2013 …

From Bibles to Baboy: The Problem of Christian Privilege

In reaction to student outrage at the distribution of Bibles in University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) by its Office of Student Affairs …

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Christian Apologist William Lane Craig Criticizes Atheist Hotline for Something It Doesn’t Do

June 19, 2013 by Hemant Mehta<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote about The Hotline Project, a phone number where anyone having religious doubts could call in to …

Ancient Confession Found: 'We Invented Jesus Christ'

Jesus Christ: completely constructed from other stories for an ancient Roman propaganda campaign?<p>[Jesus Christ] may be the only fictional character …

New Study Shows That Catholic Primary Schools Are No Better (and Arguably Worse) Than Public Primary Schools

November 1, 2013 by Hemant Mehta<p>A new study shows that Catholic primary schools are no better — and arguably worse — than public primary schools, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why He Believes Faith and Reason Are Irreconcilable

January 21, 2014 by Hemant Mehta<p>On Friday’s episode of “Moyers & Company,” <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> spoke with host <b>Bill Moyers</b> about his upcoming series …

Anti-Monarchy Protests Outside Buckingham Palace Calling Jubilee Celebrations Immoral

By Press TV: The anti-monarchy campaign group Republic has attacked the British Queen for inviting “tyrants” to celebrations marking her 60th year on …

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<b>CrossTalk</b><p>'CrossTalk' is RT's flagship program. This TV debate experience presents hot-topic discussions on...<p><b>CrossTalk on North Korea: Summit or no</b> …

Brunei adopts 'phase one' of Islamic law

The sultan of Brunei has announced a controversial new penal code based on Islamic criminal punishments criticised by UN human rights officials.<p>"Today... I place my faith in and am grateful to God the almighty to announce that tomorrow, Thursday May 1, will see the enforcement of sharia law phase …

Over 6,000 motorists fined under new tailgating rules

More than 6,000 motorists have been fined in the last eight months for hogging lanes and tailgating, according to figures obtained by the BBC.<p>The punishments have been handed out since last August, when police were given new powers to issue on-the-spot fines and three points, rather than bringing …

ONS: UK firms use 1.4m zero-hour contracts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1073000/1073013_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524667013_96d9c43103d378b9bebd1ad964800831<p><b>Nearly half of big companies in the UK use a total of 1.4 million zero-hours contracts, a study from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) …

Guardian obtains footage of police officer firing Taser at naked man

The Guardian has obtained CCTV footage showing a police officer firing a Taser at a naked man in a cell.<p>A chief constable tried to prevent the release of footage showing the Wiltshire constable Lee Birch shooting the Taser at 23-year-old Daniel Dove – despite a court agreeing it could be …

Labour vows to rub out Michael Gove's education reforms

Labour has vowed to wipe the slate clean of Michael Gove's "Kafkaesque" education system in which Whitehall oversees thousands of atomised schools, and is promising to introduce a new system of local school commissioners.<p>The plan, devised by Tristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, and the …

Over 1.4 Million Zero-Hours Contracts In UK Say Official Stats

Over 1.4 million zero-hours contracts are being used in Britain, according to new figures that cast a light on the true scale of the country's …

Blue Whale Rots on Canadian Beach as Locals Fear Blubber Blast

It's a whale of a problem: A tiny Canadian town is trying to figure out how to dispose of the 81-foot-long carcass of a cetacean that washed up on the beach and is swelling up.<p>"They're wondering if it may explode," said Donna Hann, owner of Hann's Confectionery in Trout River, Newfoundland, which …

Camels confirmed as source of MERs outbreak

Doctors are struggling to contain an outbreak of the deadly MERs virus in the Middle East.<p>In just the past weekend, 26 new cases were reported. <br>MERS cases spike to 339 in Saudi Arabia<p>MERS, which stands for Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome is similar to Sars or Severe acute respiratory syndrome, …