Sandy Rios: Transgender Rights Will ‘Mainstream Pedophilia’ And ‘Create Chaos’

American Family Association official and radio host Sandy Rios By Brian Tashman / 05.25.2016 American Family Association official Sandy Rios spoke today with Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition about how the two Religious Right groups are fighting efforts in government and the business community to allow transgender people to access the facilities of[…]

Narrative of Fragments

The modern renaissance of the lyric essay occurs in an age distinguished by increasingly interrupted experience By Sarah Menkedick Sarah Menkedick ‘s work has been featured or is forthcoming in Harper’s, Oxford American, Amazon’s Kindle Singles, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and The Common, among other publications. She is the founding editor of Vela, an[…]

Evidence for Prehistoric Origins of Egyptian Mummification in Late Neolithic Burials

        By (left to right) Dr. Jana Jones, Dr. Tom F.G. Higham, Dr. Ron Oldfield, Dr. Terry O’Connor, and Dr. Stephen A. Buckley Jones – Research Fellow Ancient History, Macquarie University Higham – Professor of Archaeology and History of Art, University of Oxford Oldfield – Research Fellow Biological Sciences, Macquarie University O’Connor[…]

Go Ahead, Make Up New Words! (VIDEO)

As the co-founder of Reverb Technologies, the maker of the online dictionary Wordnik, Erin McKean is reshaping how we interact with language itself. Erin McKean In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists[…]

Clinton Email Scandal Worse Than Expected – Spells Trouble If Nominated for General Election

The findings are the latest development in the email scandal that has persisted throughout Clinton’s presidential campaign. (Photo: House Committee on Foreign Affairs/flickr/cc) By Nadia Prupis / 05.25.2016 Hillary Clinton and her top aides failed to comply with U.S. State Department policies on records by using her personal email server and account, possibly jeopardizing official[…]

The Popularization of Science

By Dr. Peter J. Bowler Professor of Biological History Queen’s University, Belfast Editor: Paul Ziche Copy Editor: Christina Müller Abstract In recent decades historians and sociologists of science have significantly revised their views on how science relates to popular culture. They have replaced the model in which scientific knowledge is disseminated to a passive audience[…]

Trump Puts Sub-Par Intellect on Display Attacking the GOP’s Most Prominent Latina

New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez By Dorian de Wind / 05.25.2016 Apparently (I don’t watch the circus anymore), Trump in Albuquerque last night really blasted New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, blaming her “for the state’s economic problems, for the growing number of food stamp recipients and for not doing more to reject Syrian[…]

Using Life: Instructions for Play

By Ben Koerber / 05.16.2016 Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji is serving two years in prison: guilty of having written the playful, language-rich, genre-crossing novel Using Life, he will be given the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, today, in absentia, in New York City. When Naji was charged with “violating public morals” for an excerpt of his novel published[…]

The Hefty Price of ‘Study Drug’ Misuse on College Campuses

Using medicines to stay awake? Scott Akerman By Dr. Lina Begdache Research Assistant Professor Binghamton University For more sources and information, see “What is Dopamine and How Does It Affect the Brain“, by Zoe Miller from The Babble Out Nonmedical use of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) drugs on college campuses, such as Adderall, Ritalin,[…]

Sanders Endorses Down-Ticket Democrats Running for ‘Bold Change’

Among the candidates Sanders endorsed is David Bowen, right, who is running for his second term in the Wisconsin State Legislature. (Composite: Shelly Prevost/Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) “These candidates are standing up against the wealthy interests and biggest corporations, and putting working families first.” By Nadia Prupis / 05.24.2016 Bernie Sanders has endorsed eight down-ticket Democrats in[…]