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Flies’ disease-carrying potential may be greater than thought, researchers say

Flies can be more than pesky picnic crashers, they may be potent pathogen carriers, too, according to an international team of researchers. In a study of the microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies from three different continents, researchers found, in some cases, these flies carried hundreds of different species of bacteria, many of which are […]

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Catholic officials warn ex-seminarians over sex claims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused an older seminarian of sexual misconduct when they lived together at the youth seminary inside the Vatican gardens. Church lawyers in the diocese of Como have also warned an Italian investigative […]

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How the FCC Plans to Destroy Net Neutrality

Today, the FCC will unveil its plans for a “full repeal” of net neutrality, which will benefit internet service providers at the cost of the end user. FULL REPEAL When FCC chairman Ajit Pai detailed his plan to dismantle net neutrality legislation earlier this year, there was enough public outcry to crash the commission’s website. […]

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Brain Implants Will Drive Our Evolution and “Extend Our Capabilities”

Sophisticated brain implants are coming. There’s no telling where humans could go from here. Evolution Isn’t Over It took billions of years for homo sapiens to emerge, but that’s not the end of our story — humans, scientists agree, continue to evolve. For much of human history, the technology we have created has changed us. Now, […]

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Saudi Arabia bestows citizenship on a robot named Sophia

Saudi Arabia just made a non-human woman a citizen, making it the first country to grant a robot the right to citizenship, at least as far as we know. Why it did so isn’t immediately evident, but the irony of a nation infamous for denying basic rights to its female citizens imbuing a robotic Audrey […]

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Do B Vitamin Supplements Cause Lung Cancer? 

Do B Vitamin Supplements Cause Lung Cancer? HEALTH NUTRITION | Posted on October 12, 2017 9:30 pm by Jermane Cooper If you are a man, particularly a male smoker, you may be increasing your risk of developing lung cancer by taking B Vitamins like vitamins B6 and B12. In fact, for those men using such […]

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Pope Francis requests Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married

Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married. The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the Amazon region. The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the priesthood Pope Francis has requested that […]

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House to make anti-harassment training mandatory, Ryan says

Policy change announcement follows hearing where female legislators exposed harassment by fellow members. By Michelle Ye Hee Lee November 14 at 2:09 PM House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Tuesday the House will adopt a policy change to make anti-harassment training mandatory for all members and staff.After a stunning hearing Tuesday morning where lawmakers […]

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Attacks on Israeli soldier turned whistleblower get personal

By ARON HELLER “The right-wing government is afraid of the truth, and with good reason. Because if I take responsibility for my violence, they will have to take responsibility for sending us to serve in the territories,” he said in a video statement. “As long as there is occupation, there will be soldiers who break […]

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House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution to Ban the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

BREAKING: House Foreign Affairs Committee Has Passed H.Res.401, Calling For All Nations to Ban the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Dear Sharon Lee, Great news out of Congress!  On November 15, 2017, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed  H.Res.401, which calls for an end to the dog and cat meat industry in Asia and worldwide. Introduced by […]

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Kingdoms Take A Break to Party Together

 

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HEY MEATHEADS…

FOOTBALL IS DEAD MEAT. Stop procreating and raising animals for the purpose of killing them, just so you can get paid millions of dollars by taking their dead hides and throwing them around a stadium for entertainment. FOOTBALL IS SO OVER. No self-respecting parent would allow their children or adult-children to play football.