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Could Bitcoin Become Scotland’s Official Currency?

With Thursday's Scottish independence referendum too close to call, opponents of an independent Scotland have been stressing the would-be country's lack of a reliable currency. An independent Scotland could either keep using the British...Show More Summary

Why March in the Biggest Climate Change Demonstration Ever?

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York. Show More Summary

The Demise of a Group Backing Moderate Syrian Rebels Is a Bad Sign for Obama's Anti-ISIS Campaign

Last week, President Barack Obama outlined his plan for expanding military action against ISIS, the murderous Islamic extremist group that controls territory in Iraq and Syria. His beefed-up campaign includes increased funding previously...Show More Summary

Great Photos of High Life and Low Life in the American Desert

Three recent photo books offer very different perspectives on life in the American desert. Vacancy: The Gateway to Death Valley (Kehrer), by Pamela Littky, documents scenes in Beatty, Nevada, and Baker, California. In The Good Life:Show More Summary

Georgia Senate Heats Up as Perdue, Nunn Get Their Hands Dirty

However, voters are not entirely sold on the muddier campaign strategies.

Brown Faces Uphill Battle in Race Against Shaheen

Can "nationalizing" the race -- and a boost from Rand Paul -- help the GOP?

Gore’s Latest ’24 Hours of Reality’ Promotes Tragic Mistake

While developing nations suffer from CO2-scare related energy costs, we are actually near the lowest level of atmospheric CO2 in Earth’s history.

Texas Official Is Freaking Out About School "Meatless Monday"

This story originally appeared in Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A top Texas official denounced school districts that have scaled back on serving meat one day a week, accusing themShow More Summary

I couldn’t finish my brother’s story

I was a teenager when mom died slowly, then my brother, abruptly, in a car wreck. It was too much loss for fiction

Andrew Rannells: As a gay actor, I like to tell stories that are specific to my community

The "Hedwig" star on replacing Neil Patrick Harris, working with Ryan Murphy, and the new season of "Girls"

My ugly inner battle: How jealousy poisoned my friendship with John Green

I know I'm not the first writer to be wracked by envy. But still the "Fault in Our Stars" author's career haunts me

You’re doing sex ed wrong: How teaching kids about sex is like teaching toddlers to walk

Sex educator Al Vernacchio on hedonism, the questions teens ask him and why taking a nap can be better than sex

Staring at a screen is altering your tears, study finds

A study found that focusing on a screen for many hours alters tear composition

Administration says Syrian rebels it wants to arm to fight ISIS are not secretly allied with ISIS

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pushes back on the latest argument from intevention skeptics

Rush Limbaugh’s new definition of consent: “No means yes if you know how to spot it”

The conservative radio host lamented a definition of consensual sex that "takes all the romance out of everything"

Apple reveals how to delete the free U2 album that everyone hates

Last week U2 released their latest album, "Songs of Innocence," for free directly to iTunes accounts

Mindy Kaling says she “misspoke” about abortion and sitcoms

The star told HuffPost Live that she might include an abortion storyline on "The Mindy Project" in the future

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