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Time for British Columbia to end its disgraceful assault on grizzly bears

More than 10,000 supporters of Humane Society International/Canada have signed a letter to British Columbia premier Christy Clark, asking her to ban the grizzly hunt. Photo by Ray Rafiti It’s an image that millions of people who’ve watched...Show More Summary

Things to do in Orange County (April 28-30)

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 America’s Family Pet Expo: The world’s largest pet and pet product expo with exhibitors like retailers, groomers, hobbyist, humane societies, rescue organizations, breeders, and more. This is a great show of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and more, plus entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today & Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at OC Fair […]

Can bacteria help us understand religion?: The brain-changing power of religious belief

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To progress toward a better future, humanity desperately needs a better understanding of religion. Maybe microbes can help. Religion is one of the most powerful forces in human society. Before the rise of America’s Christian Right and before Islamists turned planes into bombs and started beheading...

York Revolution Nixes Cruel ‘Cowboy Monkey Rodeo’ Plans After Protests

Following a deluge of letters from PETA members and supporters and a protest led by the director of The Humane Society of Southern Maryland and York Pennsylvania, Jane Heller,... The post York Revolution Nixes Cruel ‘Cowboy Monkey Rodeo’ Plans After Protests appeared first on PETA.

Can aromatherapy calm competition horses?

Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago raises the question of whether aromatherapy may be beneficial to horses as well.

Give yourself a digital green thumb with these garden wallpapers!

Gardens are gorgeous. Gardens have long been a critical part of society. Gardening was one of the first domestic tasks that early humans used to break out of the hunter-gatherer routine, to cultivate food and enable them to settle in one place with a stable supply of food. Show More Summary

Study identifies optimum human hand-throwing techniques

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Harvard and Yale Universities has conducted a study of optimal human throwing techniques and found which work best under which conditions. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open...Show More Summary

In a neuro-techno future, human rights laws will need to be revisited

New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology that put the 'freedom of the mind' at risk have been proposed today in the open access journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy.

Vitamin A + High-Fat Diet = Increased Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.

The Humane Society Brings Us An Interesting Celebrity Mix

From Noah Cyrus to Elizabeth Banks to Rooney Mara to Moby. Yes, Moby.

ASHG announces 2017 winners of National DNA Day essay contest

(American Society of Human Genetics) In commemoration of National DNA Day, ASHG hosted the DNA Day Essay Contest to encourage high school students to learn about human genetics concepts beyond the standard curriculum. This year, ASHG...Show More Summary

Darkly Humorous Paintings Critique Society’s Relationship with Technology | #50StatesofArt

The work of Nashville-based artist John Jackson brims with frustration at technology’s disruption of human connection.

Noah Cyrus Performs at To The Rescue Gala Honoring The Late Christina Grimmie

Noah Cyrus got all dolled up to attend The Humane Society of the United States’ To the Rescue! Los Angeles Gala held at the Paramount Studios Backlot on Saturday (April 22) in Hollywood. The 17-year-old “Stay Together” singer performed at the event which honored Senator Cory Booker and the late Christina Grimmmie. Earlier in the [...]

Rooney Mara Hangs With Rumored Boyfriend Joaquin Phoenix Before Humane Society Benefit

It looks like Rooney Mara‘s rumored romance with co-star Joaquin Phoenix may be heating up! The duo was spotted hanging out in a car together on Saturday afternoon (April 22) in Los Feliz, Calif. Later that night, Rooney got all dolled up to attend the Humane Society of the United States’ 2017 To The Rescue! [...]

Taking on the Challenge to Change the World

We are living in a time of transnational social change. We are living in a time of choices that will carve the sculpture of our human society. The post Taking on the Challenge to Change the World appeared first on The Good Men Proje...

Giardiasis may be a disease of the ecology of the GI tract

(American Society for Microbiology) Colonization by the human and animal parasite, Giardia, changed the species composition of the mouse microbiome in a way that might be harmful. The research is published in Infection and Immunity, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Protecting the Heart of Environmental Civil Society

Three strategies for ensuring the safety and security of people defending their environment and human rights around the world.

Big data study of disaster-related language in social media wins 2016 Human Factors prize

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society congratulates Andrew Hampton and Valerie Shalin on receiving the 2016 Human Factors Prize for their article, "Sentinels of Breach: Lexical Choice as a Measure of Urgency in Social Media." TheShow More Summary

Big data study of disaster-related language in social media wins 2016 Human Factors prize

(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) Mining data from hundreds of thousands of tweets, and using a novel, psychologically inspired metric of lexical choice relative to a normative standard, revealed indications of the most severe disruptions to daily living.

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