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Adult Recreational Kickball Has a Woman Problem

Today in hard truths that must nonetheless be spoken: Kickball has a woman problem. Are woman kickballers underrepresented in the kickballing population? No. Is there a kickball glass ceiling or a kickball glass cliff? Not that I'm aware of. Show More Summary

People of color contribute least to smog, yet breathe more of it. WTF?

Get a load of this: It’s not poor people whose nostrils get the dirtiest air. It’s people of color -- even wealthy ones.

Restaurant Workers are Hungry for Pay Checks

Thu April 17, 2014 infographic Restaurant Workers are Hungry for Pay Checks By: Padmini Parthasarathy   Leaving a gratuity in American restaurants is pretty much expected. For restaurant workers, those tips are the difference between feeding their families and going hungry. Show More Summary

The Brands Who Loved Me: Companies Women Like and Loathe

Thu April 17, 2014 The Brands Who Loved Me: Companies Women Like and Loathe By Amy-Willard Cross Businesses suddenly want to get into women’s purses. They’re waking up to the fact that women are the market--controlling 73% of consumer spending. Show More Summary

Earth Cousin

Maude, I love this stuff:It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world yet discovered, astronomers announced on Thursday.The planet, known as...Show More Summary

Abortion Backer Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant With a “Child”

Abortion supporter Chelsea Clinton announced today that she’s pregnant — not with a fetus or clump of cells but with a “child.” This is the same Chelsea Clinton who lamented last year that her grandmother didn’t have access to Planned Parenthood. At the end of a women’s event, Clinton made the announcement along with Hillary […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A new line of consent-themed condoms from FORCE. The “Tuition” parody of Beyonce’s “Partition” is the anthem of our generation. Lambda Legal is suing a doctor and clinic for violating the Affordable Care Act for refusing care to a trans woman. Show More Summary

NASA Just Found the Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Hello. Good day. NASA just announced that astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet yet. Kepler-186f is the first Goldilocks planet—not too hot for water, not too cold for water—ever identified that is roughly the same size as Earth. Show More Summary

CO2-Free Study Finds Wind/Solar Power Cheaper Than Nuclear Or CCS

Agora Energiewende today released the results of a cost analysis of four different CO2-free power scenarios in Europe. Says Patrick Graichen, executive director of Agora: “Wind and solar systems will dominate the power system in increasingly more countries. Show More Summary

Mad Scientists Take Another Step Towards Human Cloning, Ban It Before It’s Too Late

Once Dolly the sheep was cloned, human cloning was always primarily a matter of developing the right technique. As I described elsewhere, it was a bit ago using fetal cells. Now it has apparently been done with adult cells by Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology. From the Time story: ??In this case, cells from a 35-year-old man […]

Terrific

[Content Note: Gender essentialism; fat bias; appropriation.]Mrs. Doubtfire is getting a sequel, because innovating is hard."Helloooo there! Again!" as Robin Williams' Mrs. Doubtfire might say. The Hollywood Reporter announced on Wednesday...Show More Summary

The Circle of Scam Keeps Turning

A couple of times in the past I've written about what I call the conservative circle of scam, the way so many people on the right are so adept at fleecing each other. Here's a piece about high-priced consultants milking the Koch brothers...Show More Summary

Ex-Boyfriend of Woman Who Killed Her Babies and Packed Them in Boxes is Shocked

The former boyfriend of the woman who allegedly killed seven of her babies and packed six of them in cardboard boxes is stunned. Jimmy Brady, of Salt Lake City, says he was shocked to hear about what Megan Huntsman reportedly did and told a newspaper he had no idea about her past. He said he […]

Bill McKibben checks “have species named after me” off to-do list

A California scientist recently discovered a species of gnat, and named it after a great American green hero.

Full-Court Press in the Courts

With 24 litigators on staff—aided by a network of over 1,000 pro bono lawyers from the nation’s top law firms—The HSUS' legal team is working like never before to help all animals, on both the domestic and international stages, and to...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism; carcerality; guns.]"The real tragedy here is that one aspect of prison is the idea of rehabilitation. Here we have somebody who has led a perfect life for 13 years. He did everything right. So he doesn't need rehabilitation."—Peter Joy, director of the Criminal Justice Clinic at the Washington University School of Law in St. Show More Summary

Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life and Believe in the Sanctity of Human Life Before and After Birth

New Jersey Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie said during a speech at a forum on drug and alcohol abuse that he is pro-life and he tied his opposition to abortion to his respect for human life, saying he is pro-life both before and after birth. Christie was a featured speaker at the […]

Quick Hit: An online forum on Twitter feminism

At The Nation, Andrea Smith, Mariame Kaba, Roxane Gay and our own Lori Adelman respond to Michelle Goldberg’s controversial piece on feminism’s so-called Twitter wars, and reflect on the role of Twitter and intra-movement disagreement as feminism grows and evolves. Check it out.

Airbnb can make your dreams of running a brothel come true

Airbnb rooms are replacing hotels as primo sex worker spots. (So that tourist DID spend all weekend spelunking!)

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