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Two Distressed Dogs Rescued From Burning Hot Tar Roof In Newark

A pit bull and Yorkie are recovering about being rescued from a scorching hot tar roof in Newark, NJ. The Associated Humane Societies says that their Newark branch's officers found the canines "frantically 'dancing' on the roof in an attempt to stop their feet from burning" on Friday afternoon. [ more › ]

Neuroscientist Sam Harris on Our Misconceptions About Free Will and How Acknowledging Its Illusoriness Liberates Us Rather Than Taking Away Our Freedom

yesterdayHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Understanding this truth about the human mind has the potential to change our sense of moral goodness and what it would mean to create a just society."

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 7/26/2016

You are the last human being in the universe. And you're just a head in a helmet! Infiltrate the not-so-perfect robotic society of the future and uncover the fate of humanity in Headlander on PS4!

Shelter Worker Climbs Into Cage To Comfort Rescue Dog After Surgery

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A healthy dose of post-surgery love and care was part of the healing process for this beloved shelter pup. Conway Area Humane Society’s shared a video on Facebook last week showing Prissy, a rescue pit bull mix, recovering from surgery after she was spayed. Show More Summary

Why Is Death Always the Answer to Society’s Issues?

What makes human beings unique in the animal kingdom? It isn’t the capacity for Reason — we know ravens and other creatures can solve problems and use tools. It isn’t a tendency to display compassionate behavior — we know chimpanzees share food in lean times and care for abandoned young when their mothers die. So [...]Show More Summary

‘Pokemon Go’ Is Not For Zombies: Game Proves Humanity Craves Real-World Interactions In Tech-Driven Society

While Pokemon GO players have been painted as “mindless zombies” strolling the streets with their heads buried in their phones, my week playing Pokemon GO has proven that the Pokemon crowd is actually engaging with one another in a way that I haven’t seen since before smartphones. Show More Summary

Publix Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

America's top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be "a final nail in the coffin" for hen confinement, said the Humane Society of the United States.

Take another little piece of my heart

On Thursday, I said goodbye to one of the greatest loves of my life – my dog Lilly. I adopted Lilly from the Woodford Humane Society back in 2007 shortly after my mom died. My then-fiance (now ex-husband) didn’t really want a dog, but he begrudgingly went along with it. I thought we’d get a […] The post Take another little piece of my heart appeared first on Authentically Emmie.

United Nations Harmony with Nature Stresses Justice for All

The U. N.'s harmony with nature initiative stresses global justice in which societies of humans are viewed as part of a wider community that incorporates animal societies.

Behind Blood on the Snow

The Summer 2016 issue of Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, includes a short article by me about Blood on the Snow, the play that the Bostonian Society commissioned and hosted this spring. As I noted...Show More Summary

Publix progresses toward a cage-free future

Publix is the country’s fifth-largest grocery chain, and this marks the last of the top 25 grocery companies to announce a cage-free timeline. Photo by David Paul Morris/For The HSUS After a months-long Humane Society of the United States...Show More Summary

More Screeching

Several weeks back I wrote about the three baby Screech Owls my wife and I raised and released in our yard, "overflow" from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA's Wildlife Rehab Program (it is apparently the Year of the Raptor here in the San Francisco Bay Area!). Show More Summary

9 Much-Needed Reminders That Humans Are Inherently Good

The weight of the world certainly feels heavy lately. It’s easy to get discouraged about human nature and our society at large at times like these. However, research shows it can be helpful to keep a positive perspective as a methodShow More Summary

Global biodiversity below ‘safe’ limit

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Over 70 percent of the world’s human population is living on about 58 percent of Earth’s land surface where “the level of biodiversity loss is substantial enough to question the ability of ecosystems to support human societies,” according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. A team...

Ethics Inquiry Finds Kentucky Republican Violated House Rules

Representative Edward Whitfield gave his wife, a registered lobbyist working for the Humane Society of the United States, access to his House staff.

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Quits after Years of State Harassment and Threats

“In this society, lawyers who bear witness to injustice and speak the truth get punished.” Constant pressure and harassment by Iran’s Judiciary and security establishment have forced a human rights lawyer to leave her profession. Giti...Show More Summary

Biodiversity falls below ‘safe levels’ globally

Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies.

Moody dystopian romance 'Equals' doesn't measure up

“Equals” unfolds in a post-apocalyptic future in which a human remnant lives on as a rigidly controlled society called the Collective. The men and women here speak in flat, hushed voices, their faces blank and immune to the animating forces of anger, delight or surprise. The uniforms they wear...

Café Society

In both his work and his interviews, Woody Allen shows a quietly insistent cynicism (he would say “realism”) about the futility of human endeavor in a meaningless, godless universe, and stuff. There is one aspect of earthly existence for which he has a demonstrable soft spot, however, and that is The Past. Show More Summary

Woody Allen Returns to Old Hollywood in Café Society

Woody Allen’s ’30s romantic drama Café Society is a surprisingly graceful work. It’s a young man’s tale of woe rendered with an old man’s aversion to dawdling over what can’t be helped, over questions of human nature that have long been settled to everyone’s dissatisfaction. The worldview is weary, and ... More »

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