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Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

By Ted Pillow,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aPdssL<p>1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning …

Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated

Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason:<p>Congresshas a second deadline to deal with. This one involves the federal debt …

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Wal-Mart offers healthcare benefits to employees’ same-sex partners

The company’s decision to update its healthcare policy may prompt other Fortune 500 companies to follow suit<p>Samantha Stainburn<p>August 29, 2013 8:47pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private employer in the United States, announced this week that …

No Republicans At March On Washington Anniversary

The speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington were uniformly left-of-center.<p>The lack of …

Why Syria Is More Complicated Than Libya

The Arab spring has brought large-scale protests and violence to at least half a dozen countries in the past three years. Until now, the U.S. has only intervened militarily in one of them — Libya.<p>Now, as President Obama considers a strike on Syria, here's a look at some of the differences between …

Where do red pandas live? And other red panda facts

Red pandas, the russet-furred forest dwellers, spend much of their time in the trees. Unfortunately, they're experiencing a loss of crucial nesting …

Elephant Ivory Disguised as Chocolate

Custom officials in Macao, China grew suspicious when they saw 15 boxes of unusually heavy chocolate in a set of luggage. Further investigation …

White House Goes Solar

After 27 years, solar is finally making its big comeback at the White House. The Obama administration confirmed early today that installation of …

Renewable Energy

Calf Born To Indonesia’s Elephant Flying Squad

A female elephant calf has been born to the elephant Flying Squad in Indonesia’s Tesso Nilo National Park. The calf’s mother is part of an elite team …

Wildlife

The other side of Martin Luther King: images from the civil rights struggle

Amid the celebrations around the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I had a dream' speech, a small but powerful photographic exhibition in central London contains some of the most evocative images I have encountered from that time.<p>Trolley Books are hosting the show Marching to the Freedom …

Art in the Outer Limits: A Look at NASA's Space Art Program

For over 50 years, NASA has had an active art program to document and respond to both the exploration of space and the technology behind our growing …

The Photographs Behind Norman Rockwell's Iconic Paintings

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

South Africa hit by wave of strikes

<b>South African construction and airport workers have gone on strike to demand higher wages, dealing another blow to the troubled economy.</b><p>Car workers have already been on strike for a week, while gold miners are also threatening to down tools.<p>The industrial unrest comes after the rand has lost 17% of …

Zuckerberg says people in developing countries will use Facebook to decide their fate

The social network CEO imagines a powerful role for Facebook in government and healthcare<p>In an interview published today by <i>Wired</i>, reporter Steven Levy asks Mark Zuckerberg to address criticism that his new project, Internet.org, is less about fighting for human rights and more about expanding …

E-cigarette sales are booming, could outpace traditional smokes within decades

More and more American smokers are opting to get their nicotine fix using e-cigarettes instead of conventional smokes — and Big Tobacco is taking note. Several major tobacco companies have this year introduced their own versions of electronic cigarettes, joining a bevy of small purveyors who've …

New Explorers, New Roadmap on This Week @NASA

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

More than 50 abortion providers shuttered since GOP anti-abortion crusade began in 2010

<b>(ProgressOhio via Flickr Creative Commons)</b><p>“This has turned into a nightmare” for women’s access to health care, says one reproductive rights advocate<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 26, 2013 4:09pm (UTC)<p>Beginning in earnest around 2010, reproductive rights opponents in state Legislatures across the country …

Russia wants to offer free “ex-gay” therapy, ban gay people from being organ and blood donors

<b>(Flickr Creative Commons)</b><p>The lawmaker behind the proposals also thinks gay pride events should be held in the dark and “without amplifiers”<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 26, 2013 7:38pm (UTC)<p>Russian lawmakers are currently considering a proposal to offer free "ex-gay" therapy to gay Russians to enable them …

'Grueling' hours at banks in focus after intern death

The widespread culture of long working hours and all-nighters for banking interns has been criticized after the death of a 21-year-old intern last week, with recruiters and human resources groups calling for changes to guidelines and working practices.<p>Moritz Erhardt collapsed at his London home in …