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Love, Death, and Other Forgotten Traditions - Issue 54: The Unspoken

The science-fiction writer Robert Heinlein once wrote, “Each generation thinks it invented sex.” He was presumably referring to the pride each gener...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Females Decide What’s Beautiful - Issue 54: The Unspoken

Michael J. Ryan, a professor of zoology, didn’t call his forthcoming book, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Frog Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask),...   [ continue reading...]

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A Modest Proposal for Thanksgiving - Facts So Romantic

Given 46 million turkeys, the carbon footprint of Thanksgiving turkeys is well over 2 billion pounds of carbon dioxide. In the present deplorable state of the E...   [ continue reading...]

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Let’s open our sealed-off lives to semi-permeable architecture

Traditional buildings are designed to provide protection against a savage world, with us safe on one side and our waste on the other. Architects have long relie...   [ continue reading...]

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Men Are Better At Maps Until Women Take This Course - Issue 54: The Unspoken

Sheryl Sorby, a professor of engineering education at Ohio State University, was used to getting A’s. For as long as she could remember, she found academi...   [ continue reading...]

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Gandhi the philosopher

Better known as the face of non-violent protest, Gandhi was also a surprising, subtle philosopher in the Stoic traditionBy Richard SorabjiRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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A Thanksgiving eel

There are a great many common misconceptions about the ‘first Thanksgiving’ – not the least of which is the menu. But according to the US writ...   [ continue reading...]

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I’ve Been Interviewing ProPublica Illinois Reporters. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

by Andrea Salcedo I’m Andrea Salcedo, one of this year’s Emerging Reporters at ProP...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 154: Meme on PM Modi and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Vinod Dua discusses the Modi meme posted by the youth wing of the Congress and the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The post ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 15...   [ continue reading...]

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Obamacare Enrollments Continue to Thrive

CMS reports today that Obamacare enrollments through the federal exchange are now up to 2.3 million this year. That’s about a 50 percent increase over the...   [ continue reading...]

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The Mayor of San Juan Isn’t Finished With Donald Trump: “Power Does Not Make You a Good Person”

Ten days after Hurricane María ripped through Puerto Rico—lashing the island with 155-mile-per-hour winds and pounding rain that knocked out the en...   [ continue reading...]

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Baltimore Police Throw Constitution Out the Window

Baltimore Police Throw Constitution Out the Window Authors Glen Ford glen Thu, 11/23/2017 - 01:44...   [ continue reading...]

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The Mate Selection Trapdoor - Issue 54: The Unspoken

The evolution of sexual beauty is an ongoing experiment in every species, including our own. Variation in courtship traits arise and are judged by choosers who...   [ continue reading...]

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Another Shoe Drops in the Florian Jaeger Affair

Last month Madison Pauly reported on Florian Jaeger, a linguistics professor at the University of Rochester: Celeste Kidd was elated when she learned, in 2007,...   [ continue reading...]

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Workers Win Big in Ontario

After nearly three years of organizing, protesting, striking, and lobbying, a grassroots workers’ campaign in Ontario has secured a huge victory. Against...   [ continue reading...]

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Saad Hariri Returns to Lebanon, Shelves Decision to Resign as Prime Minister

Hariri said he hoped this move would open "a new gateway for a responsible dialogue...that deals with divisive issues and their repercussions on Lebanon's relat...   [ continue reading...]

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Extreme Digital Vetting of Visitors to the U.S. Moves Forward Under a New Name

by George Joseph The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in...   [ continue reading...]

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After Violence and NSA Charges, Caste Lines Are Deeper Than Ever in Saharanpur

Dalit villagers in Shabbirpur are still hoping that the members of their community – as well as Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar – charged under the N...   [ continue reading...]

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Solutions: How the Poles Are Making Democracy Work Again in Gdansk

Big changes are underway in Gdansk, Poland today. Since July 2016, some of the city’s most vexing problems have been dealt with calmly – even enjoya...   [ continue reading...]

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The Pixies Have Mellowed Out, But They’re Still Selling Out Shows

Joey Santiago, lead guitarist of the Pixies, is in LA and—predictably—stuck in traffic. But rather than rage about it, he says it puts him in a...   [ continue reading...]

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