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Matthew Yglesias: "7 reasons Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016."Melissa McEwan: 7 reasons Indiana Governor Mike Pence should not be the GOP nominee in 2016...1. Nope. No. No to the hell to the no. No, no, no. Show More Summary

Reptiles Learn Through Imitation, Research Shows

Reptiles can learn through imitation, new research from the UK and Hungary has shown. The new findings represent the first strong scientific evidence that reptiles show signs of social learning. Now you may be thinking “well why wouldn’t...Show More Summary

Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away

When most Americans think of abortion, they frequently refer to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized it. However, it is a lesser known case that helped make abortion so prevalent: Doe v. Bolton. Sandra Cano, the “Mary Doe” of the infamous case,never wanted an abortion. But, like Norma McCorvey, the Roe of […]

U.S. CO2 emissions grow

No great surprise here. The Obama administration appears to be losing ground in its efforts to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases, according to new government figures that show pollution levels rising again after several years of gradual decline. Two … Continue reading ?

Dolphins Love Magnets — Dolphins Are Magnetosensitive, Research Shows

Dolphins are magnetosensitive — that is to say, they have an awareness of magnetic fields — according to new research from the Ethos unit of the Université de Rennes in France. The finding follows on the heels of much recent research...Show More Summary

Watching Fox News Addicts Viewers And Misinforms Them On Climate Change

A new study on how Fox News addicts and misinforms concludes, “governmental inaction on climate change can partially be attributed to the echo chamber created by conservative media on the issue.” Much like crack, Fox News does damage to far more people than just its users. Show More Summary

This lobbying shop is so dirty even oil companies want out

Occidental Petroleum is leaving ALEC because its positions on climate change are too extreme.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Classism; racism.]"I just wish city officials would go after racism with the same manic intensity as they are going after blight."—Peter Hammer, professor of law and director of the Damon J Keith Center for Civil Rights...Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg Trashes Texas Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics, Should Recuse Herself

In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had harsh words for a Texas law regulating the health and safety of abortion clinics that is almost certainly headed to her desk. This is remarkable enough. As Ed Whelan and Prof. Josh Blackman have noted, these are exactly the […]

14-Year-Old Helps Her Sister Give Birth on the Interstate, Uses Shoelace to Tie Off Umbilical Cord

In a heroic act to help her big sister, a teenage girl assisted in giving birth to her baby on the interstate and used her own shoelace to tie off the umbilical cord. Mom-to-be Kelsea Marcus, 21, was on her way to hospital to give birth and her little sister Kennedy Smith, 14 and pictured […]

Pro-life blog buzz 9-30-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli At Live Action News, Lauren Enriquez gives an update on the courageous teacher who took a stand against Planned Parenthood’s indoctrination of his students and was fired for it. Show More Summary

In Kentucky, student injured following shooting; gunman flees

A student from a Louisville, Ky., area high school was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after a gunman opened fire, authorities said.

Ultrasound of Unborn Baby Gorilla Sparks Excitement as Unborn Baby Humans Die in Abortions

Pele, a 12-year old western lowland gorilla, is set to give birth next month at Busch Garden’s in Tampa, Florida. The Busch Garden’s is a theme park home to one of America’s largest zoological institutes and houses more than 2,700 animals. According to the Daily Mail, Pele’s pregnancy was initiated by the parks participation in […]

Let’s talk about that bass

Chances are, you've heard the much-lauded pop song of late summer, Meghan Trainor's body-acceptance anthem "All About That Bass." (Chances are, just reading that title has driven the season's most pernicious earworm directly into your brain, and for that, I apologize.) You may or may not like it. Show More Summary

For the Animals, Period.

Vegan is not a diet. We are vegan for the animals, and we hope to make it clear why they are the important factor in our choices. The post For the Animals, Period. appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Pediatric Academy Encourages IUDs and Implants for Sexually Active Teens

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants are highly effective at preventing pregnancy and safe for women of all ages. Many think they are the ideal contraceptive method for adolescent girls. The American Academy of Pediatrics weighed...Show More Summary

Maine Wildlife Officials Abuse Public Trust and Office in Ballot Campaign

What if there were a ballot initiative in Maine to ban the death penalty, and staff from the Maine Department of Corrections joined with private citizens to oppose the measure, spent state resources traveling around the state, starred...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Pictures of Deeky's handsome cats, taken while I was visiting last weekend (and shared with Deeks' permission): PotterJack They are the sweetest boys, and I love them both to pieces. I don't know how it is that there are people who insist cats have no individual personalities. Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg Intervew with Professor Marina Angel

Justice Ginsburg Intervew with Professor Marina Angel Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently spoke with Professor Marina Angel (Temple).  You can watch the full 50+-minute interview here. -Bridget Crawford   Feminist Law Professors

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