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Why Aren't We Doing More With Our Web Archives?

Archives of the web like the Internet Archive offer us an incredible glimpse into the digitization of human society, so why are so few researchers making use of these incredible collections?

Survey Shows Most Members of Congress Who Graduated From Catholic Colleges are Pro-Abortion

A new survey found a troubling lack of adherence among Catholic-educated politicians to teachings about the sanctity of human life and abortion. The Cardinal Newman Society recently reviewed the voting records of federal legislators who graduated from Jesuit universities, and found a strong majority of them have pro-abortion voting records, the College Fix reports. Jesuit […]

'We're over the moon:' Wisconsin Humane Society adopts out its smallest dog ever

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Thumbelina, quite possibly the smallest dog in Wisconsin, was adopted Thursday, January 12th from the Wisconsin Humane Society after several weeks in a foster home. The Chihuahua is just over three months old andShow More Summary

Dengue and Zika virus family uses an unexpected approach to hijack human cell machinery

(American Society for Microbiology) A group of researchers in Germany have discovered that flaviviruses -- a family that includes Dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses -- use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell's machinery to replicate themselves compared to many other RNA viruses. Show More Summary

Do dogs of all ages respond equally to dog-directed speech?

(The City University of New York) People tend to talk to dogs as though they are human babies. A new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that people speak more slowly and with a higher tone to dogs of all ages -- both adults and puppies -- and that puppies respond most readily to this dog-directed speech.

Movie Review Review

Sort of. Well, not really. I’ve been meaning to link to this for a while. Dead Poets Society Is a Terrible Defense of the Humanities I’ve never hated a film quite the way I hate Dead Poets Society. I expect that them’s fighting words, at least in some quarters; at least I hope they are. Because I’m [...]

Dogs raised for meat in South Korea to find forever homes in the US

A group of dogs raised for meat in South Korea are getting a new lease on life. Humane Society International (HSI) has rescued 10 dogs from a dog meat farm located about 55 miles away from Seoul. The dogs, which were raised in filthy, rusty cages for eventual consumption by humans, will be placed in forever homes throughout the US. Show More Summary

Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

WONJU, South Korea (Reuters) - "You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages.

Time Inc. stoops to the level of the American Society of Human Genetics and PPNAS?

The post Time Inc. stoops to the level of the American Society of Human Genetics and PPNAS? appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

Martin Shkreli Gets Banned From Twitter; Society Dares to Dream of a Brighter Future

As you're probably aware, 2016 wasn't a great year for Baby Boomer celebrities or human beings who are plagued by one of those pesky sense of decency things. Whether it's his fault or not is a discussion for another time, but there's...Show More Summary

Common viruses prove dangerous in long-term care facility

(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) A widespread outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus at a long-term dementia care ward infected 73 percent of patients, demonstrating the challenges in mitigating the spread of infectious diseases in such settings. Show More Summary

5 Steps Society Must Take to Avoid the Worst Impacts of Climate Change

Click here for reuse options! Make no mistake: Humanity is on a collision course. We must heed the warnings and act before it's too late. The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Show More Summary

SeaWorld Orcas Set For A Final Performance In California, But The Shows Go On Elsewhere

A SeaWorld park in California is finally ending its controversial killer whale show with one final performance this Sunday. The San Diego show’s closure follows the theme park and the Humane Society of the United States’ joint announcement...Show More Summary

Don’t Like Music? Scientists Say Your Brain Is Disconnected

Music is one of the few near-universal aspects of human experience. Every human society has some type of music culture, implying that musical performance might be an innate part of being human. Despite this fact, some people just don’t like music. While many people might be quick...

Shelter Cats Playing On iPads Are A Glimpse Into Our Feline-Ruled Future

It turns out you can teach an old cat new technology. Felines in the care of the Regina Humane Society in Saskatchewan, Canada, now enjoy playing interactive games on iPads — usually games that feature moving fish, mice or insects that...Show More Summary

Last Dog At The Shelter Receives The Sweetest Farewell Party

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

One shelter is ending 2016 on a very happy note. Thursday marked the first time the Hawaiian Humane Society in Honolulu adopted out all of the animals in its shelter. As seen in the video below, Beauty the dog was the very last animal...Show More Summary

Experts highlight link between language and race in new book

Anthropologist Samy Alim argues that the relationship between race, language and racism plays such a key role in reflecting and defining the way human societies are structured that it deserves study as a separate field, which he calls "raciolinguistics."

Gains to limit animal research and testing in 2016

The chimpanzees abandoned on a series of islands in Liberia by the New York Blood Center continue to thrive under our care. Photo by Jenny Desmond/For The HSUS At The HSUS and Humane Society International, as part of our commitment to all animals, we put our shoulder into the moral and scientific problems of using animals in research and testing. Show More Summary

Animal Shelter Celebrates When All Of Its Dogs Are Adopted In Time For Christmas

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

There’s plenty of holiday cheer at a Colorado animal shelter after it found new forever homes for every single dog in its kennels last week. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, a non-profit shelter in Colorado Springs, managed to clear out its dog kennel two days in a row. Show More Summary

Man goes to shelter for new pet and leaves with his lost cat

The Florida man lost his cat in October and was reunited at the Jacksonville Humane Society. The Jacksonville Humane Society posted on Facebook Wednesday that a cat named “Bon Bon” had been at their shelter since early October. The humane society said they weren’t sure why she was having such a hard time finding a home, “but as it [...]

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