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Shaker Aeryl mentioned this in comments yesterday, but for anyone who may have missed it... Reminder: The Javits Center, where Hillary Clinton is holding her election night party, has a literal glass ceiling More Summary

ABA: Evolution of a plant hormone

(University of Würzburg) Sex determination, dormancy, water balance: The phytohormone abscisic acid has branched out in the process of evolution. An international research team presents new insights on this subject in the science journal PNAS.

Family of scaffold web spiders increased with ~20 percent following discovery of 43 new species

(Pensoft Publishers) Recent study into spider individuals collected from across China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Madagascar over the past 15 years, revealed the striking number of 43 scaffold web spiders that have stayed hidden from science until now. Show More Summary

EPA chief says her agency “has a lot to prove” on environmental justice.

The Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t always done right by communities of color.

Exclusive: EPA’s top official commits to doing right by communities of color

“The agency has a lot to prove,” Gina McCarthy told Grist. “And we are going to do that.”

Energy & Environment in the Indiana Governor’s Race

Governors’ races don’t get as much publicity as the national contests. Most governors’ races are off-year elections, giving them even less visibility, but a minority of states do hold these elections in presidential election years. Despite their lack of national visibility, the outcomes matter. We live in a federalist system, and states have a significant ability […]

Despite Tremendous Pressure to Abort My Baby With a Congenital Heart Defect, I Chose Life

Every year, LifeNews learns of many, many parents who faced pressure to abort their unborn baby because of a medical condition. Abortion activists often tell these worried, heartbroken parents that it’s better for their unborn baby to be killed in an abortion than to live and suffer with health problems. The argument is essentially the […]

Discovery of "lost" early satellite data to aid understanding of the Earth's climate

Serendipity, expertise, foresight and the equivalent of an Earth observation data archaeological dig have led to recovery of almost-40-year-old satellite imagery - thought lost forever - which will significantly add to understanding of our planet's climate.

Exclusive: California Community Foundations Risk Women’s Health by Giving Millions to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Philanthropic institutions that are supposed to serve the greater good in their geographic region are essentially acting as tax-exempt conduits for private donors to bankroll organizations that undermine women’s health, some of which have been shown to flout city and state laws. Show More Summary

Europe takes the lead in building urban resilience

An EU-funded project has been helping cities face the future with confidence by tackling climate change, putting the green back into cities, and preventing urban sprawl in new and exciting ways.

Bullying Prevention Film Streaming for National Bullying Prevention Month

Post submitted by: Charles Girard, Welcoming Schools Project Coordinator In honor of National Bullying Month, HRC’s Welcoming Schools is streaming for free, What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying, and Bystanders. The film, which was produced...Show More Summary

HIV 360° Fellow Spotlight: Steven Romeo

Earlier this year, the HRC Foundation announced the inaugural class of the 2016 HIV 360° Fellowship Program. Made possible with generous support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, HIV 360° is a capacity-building fellowship programShow More Summary

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 120-114 win over Houston

Winning the season opener isn’t nothing, but things only get tougher for the Lakers from here. They embark tomorrow on a four-game road trip that takes them to Utah, Oklahoma City, Indiana and Atlanta. Before we get to all that, here are five takeaways from the Lakers’ 120-114 win over the Houston...

Stocks open higher; Tesla, Celgene and Twitter rise

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as investors welcome more positive news on earnings from U.S. companies. Drugmaker Celgene jumped 4% in early trading Thursday after reporting earnings that easily beat analysts' forecasts. Electric car maker Tesla also rose 4% after reporting its first...

Qualcomm buying NXP Semiconductors in $38-billion deal

Smartphone chip-maker Qualcomm Inc. is buying NXP Semiconductors in a deal valued at approximately $38 billion. “The NXP acquisition accelerates our strategy to extend our leading mobile technology into robust new opportunities, where we will be well positioned to lead by delivering integrated...

Cake, Please!

.@HillaryClinton gives out some of her birthday cake aboard her campaign plane as she flies from Tampa to NY. — Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) October 26, 2016 [Image in tweet is of Clinton handing out pieces of...Show More Summary

It's what underneath that counts

(University of Alberta) To the naked eye, ancient rocks may look completely inhospitable, but in reality, they can sustain an entire ecosystem of microbial communities in their fracture waters isolated from sunlight for millions, if not billions, of years. Show More Summary

Green Bonds Are Exploding. But Questions Remain About How the Money Is Being Used

The value of the green bonds sold in the first seven months of 2016 exceeds the total value of green bonds sold in all of 2015, according to an update from EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index. “The green bond market is...Show More Summary

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