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Discovery Of Fish Living Under Antarctica Glacier Suggests Life On Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Be Possible

Earlier this month an expedition funded by the National Science Foundation in Antarctica to determine how well the ice was faring through climate change. However, what the team discovered was not only shocking, but also has implications for the possibility of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Show More Summary

Julia Roberts To Star In Batkid Begins, Get The Details

Remember that uplifting story about the sick little boy named Miles Scott, who became the center of attention when the Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with the city of San Francisco to help make his dream of becoming the superhero Batkid...Show More Summary

Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is taking the reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation while the former Florida governor continues exploring whether he will dive into the 2016 presidential race. Bush resigned from the foundation late last year after saying that he was considering running for president, and on Thursday he tapped Rice, a […]

Chicago Just Got Three More Atheist Billboards

Last month, the Chicago chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation put up 11 billboards throughout the city featuring local atheists (including myself).They just added three more billboards to that roster this week. I don't have hi-res versions of them yet, but here's a glimpse:

Newswire: Julia Roberts is turning the Batkid story into a feature film

Back in 2013, the Make-A-Wish foundation treated a 5-year-old with leukemia to an elaborate adventure across San Francisco in which he became Batkid—a non-canonical sidekick of The Dark Knight—and saved the city from The Penguin and The Riddler. Show More Summary

Julia Roberts Will Remake the Heartwarming Slamdance Documentary Batkid Begins

Do you remember Batkid? He won our hearts in the fall of 2013 when the Make-a-Wish Foundation granted the five-year-old leukemia survivor his dream of being a costumed crusader for a day. San Francisco became Gotham City, and Miles Scott became...Show More Summary

'Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video' opens at The Craft & Folk Art Museum

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Craft & Folk Art Museum and Farhang Foundation present Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video. This juried exhibition features photography and video works from artists around the world who have documented contemporary, intimate life relating to Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Show More Summary

Tweets & Notes from a Patient Safety Conference

Today and tomorrow, I’m attending the “Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit” in Irvine, California, as part of my role as a board member for the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, I’m taking notes via Twitter and I will post some below. The conference hashtag is #PSTSS. I’ll  update this post occasionally over the next few days. […]

How Are You Celebrating National Readathon Day?

Tomorrow is the first annual National Readathon. Book lovers across the country will be cracking open the books and reading in solidarity from noon to 4 pm to promote literacy. How are you celebrating? The National Book Foundation, Penguin...Show More Summary

The Je Suis Charlie Humble Bundle

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Name your price for six titles, including the Wil Wheaton audiobook of my novel Homeland, all money goes to benefit the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Read the rest

Aprés Ski at Iced Tea 3

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The Abzyme Research Foundation’s third annual fundaiser, Iced Tea Dance, is Saturday in New York read more

License Plate Holders from the Corrupt “CHP 11-99 Foundation” Will Never Die – Here’s the Proof

TweetSupposedly, we weren’t supposed to be seeing these particular license plate holders because they’re an embarrassment for the CHP. And yet they’re still all over the place, even on brand new cars: The older versions have “CHP” on them and the newer ones don’t, but all of them seem wrong to me. Like the dinosaurs of […]

Five key questions to ask now about charter schools

You can tell that National School Choice Week is nearly upon us — it runs from Jan. 25- 31 — by the number of announcements coming forth hailing the greatness of school choice. Jeb Bush’s Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education put out an announcement that it would participate in a march next week in […]

Letter from a Texas Maximum Security Prison: A personal reflection on Martin Luther King Day

Holy Land Foundation President Shukri Abu Baker writes from a maximum security prison in Beaumont, Texas: "I was only 4 yrs old when Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, 1963. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas Hobnobs With Anti-Gay Activists And Must Recuse Himself From Marriage Case

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Yesterday Heritage Foundation staffer and anti-gay marriage activist Ryan T. Anderson posted the above photo of himself, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and former NOM chairman Robert George, who wrote the Manhattan Declaration, whose signees avow that they will disobey (somehow) the legalization of same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The king's death was announced early Friday. He is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.

In Your Career, Knowledge is Power [infographic] – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Show More Summary

Bill Gates wants to tackle mobile banking, but not with bitcoin

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Bill and Melinda Gates' to-do list will probably put yours to shame. This year, in the Gates Foundation annual letter, the duo outlined their long-term, 15-year roadmap for the challenges that…

Statement on Gates and Broad Foundation funded United Way Greater Los Angeles running LAUSD forums

"Philanthropy is not progressive and never has been."— Tiffany Lethabo King and Ewuare Osayande "The United Way of LA is chief enforcer of Eli Broad’s corporate takeover of public Ed agenda. He’s the reason why I created the term “weaponized philanthropy” to describe how lefty-liberal groups in this city are under his sway. Show More Summary

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