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The Tools of Change Are Here: What Will You Do With Them?

Digital connectivity is a defining characteristic of the 21st century. And though it’s an often criticized aspect of modern society, it’s also making us more aware of our fellow human beings. News has never spread so rapidly across the globe or so widely illuminated global problems that desperately need more attention. Show More Summary

A Social Media Presence Is Not Optional [infographic] – Friday Distraction

I ran across an article on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website recently titled, “Job Seekers Need to be on Social Media.” But what struck me about the piece was the subtitle, “It’s practically mandatory for job seekers to have a presence online.” Part of me wonders if this is old news. Show More Summary

20 Things The Internet Destroyed Forever [Infographic]

The internet is responsible for an immeasurable amount of technological advancement for seemingly every aspect of our daily lives. But which elements of human society have fallen by the wayside? What happened pre-internet that we just...Show More Summary

I. CAN’T. STAND. THIS.

I was about to write a post about a Supreme Court opinion issued today, but made the mistake of checking my emails first–and saw this: Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States  Today at 2:08 PM To Beverly Mann Message body Hi Beverly, you have a chance to see this message from Tuesday? The cruelty […]

Why India may not get a 'SpaceX'

Many of us in India dream of becoming astronauts who reach out for the stars when we are young, despite India not having a human space program. As we grow up, we start to live up to the expectations of our society and make our ends meet...Show More Summary

Wayne Pacelle Is on a Mission to Improve the Lives of Billions of Animals Around the World—and He's Succeeding

The Humane Society leader is at the forefront of a revolution that's transforming the way humans treat animals. Over the past year, we have witnessed several major victories in the animal protection movement, from Ringling Brothers ending...Show More Summary

After Discovering Down Syndrome, Jerome Lejeune Was Upset Aborted Targeted Children With It

It is August 1969 in San Francisco and Professor Jerome Lejeune is addressing the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Ten years earlier he had discovered the genetic cause of Down Syndrome, when he saw under his microscope in a Paris laboratory the third little mark on the 21st chromosome. In 1962 […]

Quotes: Duckworth's "Indifference"

Duckworth—indifferent to class, race, history, society, culture—strips success of its human reality, and her single-minded theory may explain very little. - David Denby in The New Yorker (The Limits of “Grit”)

Mayo Clinic Minute: Push to Boost HPV Vaccine

Oncologists are at the front line of providing cancer care, and a push by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to promote human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is underway. HPV, which is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., is linked to a number of cancers, including almost all cervical cancers. ASCO says HPV is 100 times more […]

US Human Rights Activists Offer to Create Crimea-America Friendship Society

US human rights activists are planning to establish a so-called Crimean-American friendship society to strengthen ties between the people of the two countries, a member of a US delegation that arrived in Crimea on Tuesday said.

20 Things The Internet Pretty Much Destroyed

The internet is responsible for an immeasurable amount of technological advancement for seemingly every aspect of our daily lives. But elements of human society have fallen by the wayside? What happened pre-internet that we just don’t...Show More Summary

"Runaway" Russian Robot Causes Traffic Jam

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Engineers continue to claim robots that are able to operate autonomously will make human society safer, cleaner and more productive when they help increase our workforce. But their claims are still largely unsubstantiated, while videos like this one prove autonomous human-assist robots are still in the “menace 2 society” phase of development. Show More Summary

Scorpions have similar tastes in burrow architecture

Israel Science Foundation, Human Frontier Science Program, Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation, and the Society of Experimental Biology read more

One world, ready or not

We established CDP in the year 2000 because we could see that thousands of large corporations were playing a dominant role in organizing human society. Their rise is part of that other phenomenon sweeping across the world: globalization. Globalization...Show More Summary

Leading Not Cowering, U.S. Bishops

I am a beloved member of a global society. I am a proud gay man and an American. I am a disappointed Catholic. It has been 72 hours since a lone man, with an assault rifle, killed and harmed valued members of the human family. As you know, the single largest massacre in the history of the US. Show More Summary

The migration security nexus in Asia and Australia (part 3)

There is a perpetual wave of migration underway in Asia, much of it through unauthorised channels and often with grave results for both migrants and the broader society of host countries. Human security issues, which relate to people...Show More Summary

THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S RUN BY PEOPLE WHO ARE OVERPROUD OF THEIR SAT SCORES: The War on Stupid People: …

THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S RUN BY PEOPLE WHO ARE OVERPROUD OF THEIR SAT SCORES: The War on Stupid People: American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth. As recently as the 1950s, possessing only middling intelligence was not likely to severely limit your life’s trajectory. IQ wasn’t a big factor in whom you married, where you […]

Intelligence Agency Hacking Here to Stay, but Average Joe Has Less to Fear

Humans must regulate technology, and while young people should be worried about their online data, it is intelligence agencies which have the most to lose, Professor Loren R. Graham, of the Science, Technology and Society program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told Radio Sputnik.

The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Dej Loaf, G.L.O.S.S., Descendents

This week has been an absolutely brutal assault on the very idea of human decency; as the last champions of bigotry and intolerance sense their hold on society slipping away, they’ve doubled down and yelled louder. Often, our search for art and entertainment serves to escape an increasingly bleak reality, to occupy fictional worlds, even for just […]

After Christina Grimmie’s Death, Her Fans Rally Behind Charity

On June 1st, singer Christina Grimmie posted a video to her YouTube channel in which she urges her fans to participate in CBS EcoMedia’s Charity Champions League in support of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The video ended up being Grimmie’s last. Show More Summary

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