• Iran’s Supreme Leader faces rare display of public anger
  • Coco-nuts! Shoppers query plastic wrapping
  • Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze
  • Global Warming Is Starving the World’s Reefs Faster Than Ever
  • It takes two to tango, Hammond tells EU

School’s newest major: Social justice, with a taste of the ‘real world’

Merrimack College, in North Andover, Massachusetts.  (Google Maps) Previous Social Justice Weeks have included sessions on “how we fight back” on immigration, food justice and “resistance and faith.” Students majoring in social justice have to choose a concentration, with some of the options being global justice and human rights; green cultural studies; religion and social justice; and social change. MOST BIZARRE COLLEGE COURSES 2017: ‘HOOKING UP,’ ‘QUEER RELIGION’ AND ‘SEXY’…

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Farmers’ markets a racially biased cause of ‘environmental gentrification,’ professors say

 (iStock) The SDSU professors, who teach classes like “Geography of Food” and “Food Justice,” argue that “farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized.” ‘WHITE RACISM’ COURSE AT FLORIDA UNIVERSITY TEACHES THAT AMERICA IS ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST SOCIETY’ While such markets are typically set up to help combat “food deserts” in low-income and minority communities, the academics argue that they instead “attract households…

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When Middle Schoolers Say #MeToo

Shortly after last year’s election at an elementary school near my home, boys apparently played “Trump tag” by grabbing at girls’ genitals. A school counselor at a Midwest middle school told me this week about “Grab Tits Tuesday.” The mother of a ninth-grade girl emailed that boys shouted “grab their asses” (and did) as girls filed out during a fire drill at their upstate New York high school; she said…

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Some People Really Are Attracted to Intelligence, Suggests Study On Sapiosexuality

Tall, dark, and handsome are words often used to describe what some people find a “turn on” when looking for someone they’re attracted to. However, the word “sapiosexual” has also been trending for awhile in pop culture. The term is used to describe an attraction to someone with a high level of intelligence. Now, a new study in the journal Intelligence supports the notion that people can be sexually excited by the intellect of someone else. The…

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Climate Change Has Quadrupled Ocean ‘Dead Zones,’ Researchers Warn

The growth of the zones is yet another consequence of global warming — including increasing ocean temperatures — triggered by greenhouse gases and, closer to the coasts, contamination by agricultural runoff and sewage. Declining Oxygen in the Global Ocean and Coastal Waters/Science Our suffocating oceans: Red dots mark spots along coasts where oxygen has plummeted to 2 milligrams per liter or less. Blue areas mark varying levels of low oxygen in the open ocean….

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New Year Kicks Off With Supermoon Lunapalooza

A supermoon is a full moon that appears at the perigee, the closest point in the moon’s orbit to Earth. Supermoons appear to be about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than full moons that appear at the apogee, the farthest point in the orbit, according to NASA. Supermoons hang around all night, are easy to see and are not damaging to the eyes, no matter how long you moon-gaze. They…

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Pollution hotspots revealed

How polluted is your street? You You You 1 2 3 4 5 6 Good Heavily Polluted Good Heavily Polluted Source: MappAir100 by EarthSense If you cannot view the postcode search, please click here to reload the page. Although dirty air doesn’t kill people directly, it’s estimated to contribute to shortening the lives of 40,000 people a year in the UK. Pollution is thought to undermine the health of people…

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Gove sets out post-Brexit farm funding

Meanwhile, a report warns Brexit trade deals could threaten UK food security. MPs and peers in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology (APPGA) say ministers must ensure farmers are not undermined by future trade deals which permit imports of food produced with lower welfare or environmental standards. Farm subsidies ‘must be earned’ – Gove Countryside faces ‘damaging uncertainty’ Five times food fights have had an impact on trade talks Mr…

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This Teenager Just Won $250,000 For Her Beautifully Simple Way Of Explaining Relativity

Kids really are the best scientists. Their sense of unflappable curiosity hasn’t been eroded away by the expectations of being an adult in an increasingly rat race-like world. They often ask the most cutting-edge, pertinent questions – and, as demonstrated by a young wunderkind, they often tell the most memorable stories. An 18-year-old from the Philippines by the name of Hillary Diane Andales recently explained part of Einstein’s theories of…

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How a Unique Traffic Software Gets You Organic Targeted Free Traffic On Autopilot in ANY Niche!

Hey guys, I want to show you a pretty impressive online traffic grabbing software with a real case study in just a sec… but first let’s talk about the most important “lifeblood” of an online biz.   And that is: Traffic   (ideally TARGETED traffic.)   Without traffic, you simply won’t see results. Really.   It doesn’t matter what offers or services you’re promoting.. because if you aren’t seeing results…

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12 People Who Did Ancestry DNA Tests For Fun And Got More Than They Bargained For

reverendexile Amazon 2. “In my genetics class we do a blood typing lab and our teacher told a story about her first year doing it where there was a girl who had a blood type that meant her dad couldn’t be her actual father and the mom (who also worked at the school) got caught cheating.” — MTGothmog Pixabay 4. “So I did Ancestry. My father is ‘an eighth Cherokee’…

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Trump Proposes To Open Nearly All US Waters To Offshore Drilling

In a huge reveal today, the Trump administration said it plans to release the largest number of offshore oil and gas lease sales in US history. If approved, it would permit drilling in almost all US continental-shelf waters, including protected areas in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. The move rolls back a ban on new offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida and California. It also lifts a ban on drilling put in place…

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Trump Just Used Normal Winter Weather To Undermine The Science Behind Climate Change

In a message posted to his Twitter account on Thursday night, Trump incorrectly suggested that climate change and weather are the same thing, and that due to a cold snap, parts of the United States could benefit from global warming. Whenever heavy snow falls or low temperature records are broken, climate change deniers cite those events to further their political talking points. Trump, who has called climate change a hoax…

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First Came the Snow Bomb, Now Comes the Salt Bomb

After the snow from last week’s bomb cyclone melts, cities and towns across the northeast will find their roads and sidewalks still a ghostly white.  That fine white powder is salt, America’s favorite de-icing chemical. More than 15 million tons of the stuff is applied annually, only to wash away with snowmelt or spring rains. But just because it’s gone from your block doesn’t mean it’s gone for good.  In fact, it may…

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P&G Names Activist Nelson Peltz to Board After Proxy Battle

Procter & Gamble Co. named Nelson Peltz to its board, capping a contentious and costly proxy battle in which the billionaire activist investor may have narrowly won a shareholder vote for a seat — or not. Peltz, a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, also will be added to P&G’s director slate for its annual meeting next year, the consumer-products giant said on Friday. The company also named Novartis AG…

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Proton beam cancer centre to open this year

New options for treatment Paediatric cancer consultant Dr Ed Smith has been at the heart of the Christie project to bring the first treatment of this kind to an NHS hospital. He is excited at the possibilities the new therapy opens up. “Young patients would benefit most from this treatment because their tissues are growing and are very sensitive to radiation. “But there are also tumours that sometimes sit next…

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19-Year-Old Student Hides Spy Camera In His Clothing To Take Secret Street Photos In The 1890s

Carl got his C.P. Stirn Concealed Vest Spy Camera in 1893 when he was studying mathematics at the Royal Frederick University (now, University of Oslo). “It was a round flat canister hidden under the vest with the lens sticking out through a buttonhole,” he told St. Hallvard Journal from in 1942. “Under my clothes I had a string down through a hole in my trouser pocket, and when I pulled…

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Aetna and CVS Were Talking to Others During Takeover Process

CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. were both talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion merger, according to a regulatory filing Thursday. As late as August, Aetna was in discussions with a “Party X” about a “strategic partnership, business combination or other opportunities.” The mystery company, which isn’t named in the document, told Aetna in October that it wasn’t planning to make a…

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7 Healthy Recipes For The New Year

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