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Hatching Sea Turtles Video Illustrates Success of Conservation Efforts

Hatching Sea Turtles Video Illustrates Success of Conservation Efforts

A recent video of hatching sea turtles illustrates the success of conservation efforts. The July 25 video of baby sea turtles crawling out of their nest and heading to the Atlantic Ocean in the Florida Keys is fascinating Americans. Approximately 100 Loggerhead hatchlings were caught on the live-feed by the Florida Keys Turtle Cam using […]

Ancient Virus Found in Intestines of Half of Modern Humans

Ancient Virus Found in Intestines of Half of Modern Humans

Scientists have discovered an ancient virus that resides in the intestines of half the human population. The virus, crAssphage, is a bacteriophage that inhabits Bacteroides in the digestive tract. Bacteroides and crAssphage are just two of the plethora of microbes that populate the human gut and have a huge impact on human health. The human […]

Religious Children Have Difficulty Telling Fact From Fiction Says Study

Religious Children Have Difficulty Telling Fact From Fiction Says Study

A new study has found that religious children, and children exposed to religion at a young age, have difficulty telling fact from fiction. In other words, children raised in religious households where Bible stories are often read and viewed as the truth have more trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality in other literature than do non-religious children. Religious children view […]

U.S. and UK Get Serious About Female Genital Mutilation

U.S. and UK Get Serious About Female Genital Mutilation

Both the U.S. and the UK are getting serious about female genital mutilation. Two people were arrested in Britain on Saturday, charged with suspected female genital mutilation (FGM). A 72 year old Ugandan man traveling with an 11 year old girl arrived at Heathrow airport from Kampala, Uganda Friday morning. He was arrested along with […]

Roko’s Basilisk: Terrifying Thought or Toothless Meme?

Roko’s Basilisk: Terrifying Thought or Toothless Meme?

Is Roko’s basilisk a terrifying thought or a toothless meme for nerds and techies? What if an artificial intelligence of tomorrow could affect people who are not working towards its emergence today? That is the question that has technology theorists biting their nails and opening their wallets. What does it mean for the rest of […]

Ohio Village May Deny Veteran His Therapeutic Ducks

Ohio Village May Deny Veteran His Therapeutic Ducks

An Ohio village may deny a veteran his therapeutic ducks. Iraq war veteran Darin Walker began keeping the ducks in March to deal with his back injury, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He says the ducks give him a reason to get up, go outside and keep moving each day, Walker has 14 ducks […]

Obama Salutes AIDS Researchers Who Died on Malaysian Flight

Obama Salutes AIDS Researchers Who Died on Malaysian Flight

Shortly before noon on July 18, President Obama gave a brief speech regarding the tragic crash of Malaysian flight MH17 and the situation in Gaza between Israel and Palestine. Before he ended, he paid a tribute to the 100 AIDS and HIV experts that were on their way to a conference in Melbourne, Australia. Obama […]

Border Crisis: Complete Medical Breakdown

Border Crisis: Complete Medical Breakdown

A medical breakdown at the border is the latest crisis facing immigrant children. Over the past year tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have flooded the U.S. Border seeking refugee status. The Border Control Processing Centers are overwhelmed as they try to screen the children before giving them over to the Department […]

Marijuana Abuse May Increase Depression and Anxiety Says Study

Marijuana Abuse May Increase Depression and Anxiety Says Study

A new study reveals that marijuana abuse has a similar effect on dopamine response as other drugs and may increase depression and anxiety as a result. With the legalizing of recreational marijuana in some states and the medical use in many more, scientists are rushing to discover the long term effects of marijuana use. The […]

GOP Rep: Talk ‘Down to a Woman’s Level’ as Women Do Not Understand Money

GOP Rep: Talk ‘Down to a Woman’s Level’ as Women Do Not Understand Money

Republican men have been advised to bring policy “down to a woman’s level” because women do not really understand complicated things like pie charts or money. On Friday, July 11, a group of Republican women, mostly members of the RSC, the Republican Study Committee, met to discuss how the GOP can entice the support of more […]

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