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Nov 6th 2015

Next Tuesday, Christie's will auction Four Marilyns, painted by Andy Warhol in 1962.

Nov 6th 2015

It is certainly true that humans don’t need religion to be moral. But whether religion generally reduces or impedes kindness is less obvious, as the link between religion and morality is a notoriously difficult one to untangle.

Nov 3rd 2015

In the quest for smaller, longer-lasting, more powerful batteries, scientists have tried many alternative approaches to battery chemistry.

Oct 30th 2015

"Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer and heart disease." Cure these chronic illnesses, Governor Mike Huckabee informed his audience at the third Republican debate, held October 28, 2015, and "we" can solve our issues with Medicare.

Oct 27th 2015

What more can be said about Netanyahu’s flagrant Holocaust revisionism?

Oct 26th 2015

The UN’s ambitious new Sustainable Development Goals include a target to halt biodiversity loss by 2030.
Oct 26th 2015

"In her marathon testimony before a hostile Congress, Clinton was able to rise above the filth of the Benghazi Committee, and in doing so, strengthened her quest for the presidency."


Oct 20th 2015
While the news coming out of forests is often dominated by deforestation and habitat loss, research published today in Nature Climate Change shows that the world has actually got greener over the past decade.

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Oct 19th 2015

This is an important question. Indeed, the dominant news story of the 2015/2016 election cylcle might well prove to be the steady implosion of the Republican Party establishment.

Oct 16th 2015

Students have come back to college. But not all to the United States.

Oct 12th 2015

Dietary nutrients are critical for brain structure and function, so they have a potentially profound impact on mental health.

Oct 11th 2015

"Complex high fat foods such as extra virgin olive oil, when eaten with a wide variety of other healthy polyphenol-dense foods, provide the basis for a rich and diverse community of gut microbes.

Oct 9th 2015

Ben Carson is interesting as a Republican candidate for the presidency, not because he could ever win, but because he embodies in one person the very worst of conservative thought.

Oct 9th 2015

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 has been awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich.

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