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Top Democrat: Pro-Life Republicans Scarier Than Ebola and ISIS

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is no stranger to making over the top comments attacking pro-life Republicans. Now, she’s taken those scary statements to the next level by making a claim that Republicans are scarier than either the Ebola virus or ISIS, the terrorist group that is taking over large portions of the […]

What you need to know about the next big climate report

The latest report from the IPCC is due out Sunday -- and it’s expected to use scarier language than the previous installments.

Tennessee’s Amendment 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women

Amendment 1's proponents claim that it "neutralizes" the law on abortion; in reality, the measure would rob pregnant women of the full protections of Tennessee's constitution. Image: Shutterstock The post Tennessee’s Amendment 1 Is A ‘Personhood’ Referendum—for Pregnant Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest works may have actually been written by his wife

According to a new documentary about to premiere in London, some of the most famous works by the “father of all harmony,” Johann Sebastian Bach, might have actually been composed by his wife, Anna Magdalena.  The theory–put forth by a professor of music, composer, and document forensics expert–is circumstantial but plausible, according to the Washington Post. The argument [...]

One Twin’s Rescue Hug Saves the Life of Her Sister

(LiveActionNews) — Brielle and Kyrie Jackson were born premature on October 17, 1995, a full 12 weeks ahead of their due date. As standard medical practice, doctors at The Medical Center of Central Massachusetts placed the twins in separate incubators in order to reduce the risk of cross-infection. The stronger twin, Kyrie, began to gain […]

Which Southern State Is Feeling the Brunt of Big Money Election Spending?

  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Retired teacher Blaine Heslett and his son Caleb, 15, right, listen as Lee Greenwood delivers his song "God Bless the USA", at a rally for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in Cadiz at the Scott Jolly Farm, Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Show More Summary

Community Solar on a Food Coop

Originally published on CleanTechnica. In 1974, a group of San Francisco’s pragmatic idealists, the Food Conspiracy, a grass-roots organization of food-buying clubs committed to buying and distributing wholesale food among themselves, became Other Avenues Worker Cooperative. Show More Summary

This Is Rape Culture

[Content Note: Sexual violence; rape apologia.]Yesterday, in many discussions of the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi, there was another round of "rape allegations ruin men's lives." Never mind that people weren't even waiting to find out what, exactly, the allegations were before unleashing this omnipresent bit of rape apologia. Show More Summary

These Pro-Life People Pray at the First-Ever Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

We never know how God will plant seeds. That hit me during a recent visit to the 40 Days for Life campaign in Syracuse, New York.We just need to answer His call and be there! It’s starting to get cold in Syracuse … but that hasn’t stopped the leaders there, as they have seen 50 […]

The House Could Get Even Nuttier After This Election, But Heat May Be Off Boehner

  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) W ith all the attention focused on the Senate in next Tuesday's elections, it would be easy to forget that there's an election for the House happening as well. The consensus is that Republicans will probably add a few seats to their majority—not a defeat, but not a blow-out victory either. Show More Summary

Watch Mark Bittman talk almond milk, hamburgers, and more

We force New York Times food writer Mark Bittman to choose between almond and dairy milk -- plus other hard calls.

What you need to know about the 43 disappeared students in Mexico

What happened? On September 26th, 43 students from a rural teaching college in the Mexican state of Guerrero  were “forcibly disappeared” by local police in a series of violent attacks that killed several students. It’s widely assumed that the police were collaborating with organized criminals in the area, but it’s unclear exactly who ordered the [...]

Guerrilla Gardener In South Central LA Doesn’t Get Government Love, Is Transforming What It Means To Be Gangster

Food is a problem. Food is the solution. Many urban areas suffering from depression of the economy suffer from the lack of whole food, good foods. A liquor store and a vacant lot are alright. However, try to plant green gardens, so you...Show More Summary

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator — Emergency Water Generator

Those interested in purchasing an atmospheric water generator may want to check out this recent offering from Molecule New Water Technologies — the EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator. The generators offer a potentially effective means of making oneself “water independent,” as the producers state. Show More Summary

Storm surge: Hurricane Sandy

On the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall, we are running an extract from a new book by Adam Sobel “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future”. It’s a great read covering the meteorology of the event, the preparation, the response and the implications for the […]

Ship runs aground near Stockholm, spilling oil among pristine islands

A ship carrying 52 tons of oil in the Baltic Sea ran aground off Stockholm’s sprawling archipelago Wednesday morning and began leaking its cargo into the intricate network of islands and inlets, an online news agency reported.

What Does the High Profile of Environmental Issues in this Election Mean for the Future?

Environmental issues have been surprisingly visible in this campaign – nearly every Senate candidate gives them prominent attention.  The New York Times reports that they are also the third most common topic for political ads in this cycle.  The evidence they report shows, not surprisingly, that coal and oil are big issues in key states: […]

If you don’t kill your own meat, at least watch The Slaughter

A short film about a father and son on a hog farm gets at agriculture's hard trade-offs and everyday traumas.

Removal of subsidy for spare room not unlawful

Cotton and others, (R on the application of) v Minister for Work and Pensions and others, 15 October 2014  [2014] EWHC 3437 (Admin) – read judgment Whether you call it the “spare room subsidy” or the “bedroom tax”, the removal of this type of housing benefit has been nothing short of controversial. There have been several […]

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