#OSCARSSOWHITE: Oscars' Film Academy pledges to diversify membership by 2020
2016-01-23 04:17:02 UTC
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of v...
Alice Paul's Fight Against The Republican Party on 'Women’s Vote'
2016-01-12 11:07:39 UTC
<blockquote><strong><i>Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention.</i></strong></blockquote><hr>
Global Gathering — Today, Google’s Doodle honors women’s rights activist Alice Paul, born on Jan. 11, 1885. T...
Think your kids are kind because you’re religious? Think again..
2016-07-17 14:38:04 UTC
It’s pretty easy to think that your kids are automatically kind because you’re raising them in a religious home. After all, isn’t that partly what believing in God is all about? Being kind, being empathetic, sharing with others? Well, you might ne...
Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity.
In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
What's behind women's longevity?
2015-10-04 08:18:59 UTC
<i><h3>All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.</i></h3>
<strong><i>By David Robson</i></strong>
As soon as I was born, I was already destined to...
Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
<i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015.
Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if th...
Great white shark thwarts marathon swimmer's Golden Gate bridge quest
2015-07-30 20:22:28 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was only a few miles away from becoming the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, when a great white shark got in the way.
The marathon swimmer wa...
Blood preserved in dinosaur specimens
2015-06-10 22:59:49 UTC
Exceptionally preserved organic remains are known throughout the vertebrate fossil record, and recently, evidence has emerged that such soft tissue might contain original components. We examined samples from eight Cretaceous dinosaur bones using n...
Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a ...
Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.
Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body's own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack.
The results ...
Pope Francis: Easter message urges peace in Iraq and Syria
2015-04-05 11:07:09 UTC
Pope Francis has called for peace "above all" in Syria and Iraq during his traditional Easter Sunday message.
He urged the international community to address the "immense humanitarian tragedy" in both countries.
The Pope also called for peace in...
Top New York Cop Blasts Detective Caught On Video Abusing Uber Driver
2015-04-02 05:50:43 UTC
NEW YORK — The New York police officer who earlier this week was caught on video viciously yelling at an Uber driver has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a news conference Wednesd...
Earth Hour: The global climate change awareness campaign
2015-03-29 03:14:54 UTC
Following the warmest year on record, cities around the world are going dark in observance of Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.
This year's Earth Hour comes as the French capital prepares to host a crucial UN climate con...
San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering
2015-03-20 10:04:15 UTC
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed – Proverbs 19:17
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35
Serena Williams Gets a Win and an Ovation in Her Return to Indian Wells
2015-03-14 05:16:01 UTC
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Serena Williams was conspicuously absent from the BNP Paribas Open for 13 years, so she could be forgiven for lingering in her return. Making her first appearance at the tournament since the 2001 final, Williams, the world N...
World's First Successful Penis Transplant
2015-03-13 18:52:24 UTC
"IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL PENIS TRANSPLANT IN THE WORLD."
Johannesburg - "We've proved that it can be done — we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had," Frank Graewe, head of the Divi...
Utah Passes Antidiscrimination Bill Backed by Mormon Leaders
2015-03-12 05:22:15 UTC
With the backing of Mormon church leaders, the Republican-dominated Utah Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday night that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in housing and employment, while also protect...
What is the Persian New Year, 'Nowruz'?
2015-03-20 21:26:54 UTC
Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year in Iranian calendars and the corresponding traditional celebrations. Nowruz is also widely referred to as the "Persian New Year".
Nowruz is celebrated and observed by Iranian peoples and the related cu...
US First Lady Celebrates Nowruz with Iranian Americans
2015-03-12 04:49:20 UTC
"Hello everyone! Nowruzetan Mobarak - Happy New Year! -" First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed several members of America’s Iranian community a celebration of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, at the White House.
<h3>Celebrate the amazing Culture</h3...
A fascinating story of the return of the wolf to Germany
2015-03-11 07:19:32 UTC
Berlin — New sightings confirm that wolves are making a rapid comeback across Europe. But the most surprising success story is in Germany, which lacks the infrastructure for wildlife protection despite its strong tradition of environmentalism.
Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism
2015-03-10 08:20:13 UTC
Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness.
The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a...
Kendrick Lamar announces new album [Untitled], due March 23
2015-03-09 17:42:38 UTC
1. The link takes me to iTunes, but I don’t have iTunes on my computer.
2. I go on an Macbook, find the tweet again, click the link, and it says that it’s not available in the US.
3. I make a joke to my friend about it on gchat. He replies w...
Lightning in a Bottle goes large for 10th anniversary festival
2015-03-09 17:20:02 UTC
Do LaB is aiming to out-do themselves again with the 10th anniversary of Lightning in a Bottle, setting up camp in California this Memorial Day Weekend, from May 21-25. The lineup is sure to please hippies and hipsters alike, with headliners such ...
Red Bull Music Academy NY 2015 presents PC Music, GHE20G0TH1K, Merzbow, Islam Chipsy & EEK, Tri Angle, and more
2015-03-09 17:12:05 UTC
Red Bull Music Academy is coming back to New York, and it means “business.” For the entire month of May, RBMA will put on an incredible series of performances, club nights, lectures, and workshops. In addition to a performance by FKA Twigs and con...
Dark matter's mysteries : Analyzing billions of cosmic rays
2015-03-09 16:56:48 UTC
In the near vacuum of outer space, each rare morsel of matter tells a story. A speedy proton may have been propelled by the shock wave of an exploding star. A stray electron may have teetered on the precipice of a black hole, only to be flung away...