23
Mar
Six months ago, Australian-American actress Melissa George was hospitalized after an alleged violent assault by her partner,Jean-David Blanc. According to George, she was the victim of emotional and physical abuse throughout their five-year relationship, and now shes speaking out for the sake of her children. George and Blanc are currently in the midst of a custody battle over their two sons,Raphal, 3, and Solal, 16...
21
Mar
[This piece is jointly authored by Mischa Haider and Bruce Hay.] The consequences for human rights and civil liberties of Democratic neglect of the judiciary which includes not only allowing the GOP to steal Merrick Garlands seat, but also leaving 25 percent of lower court seats unfilled at the expiration of the Obama presidency have been dire. The nascent movement for transgender equality is a...
19
Mar
Variations in nose shape developed as a result of natural selection in response to different climates, new study suggestsHuman noses have been shaped by climate, according to research probing variation in the human snout. Researchers say their findings back up the theory that wider nostrils developed in populations living in warm, humid conditions, while populations living in high latitudes, such as northern Europe, developed narrower...
13
Mar
An interest in human anatomy leads Quirk to fascinating art pieces that look so intricate that it‘s almost creepy. “My anatomical works combine classic poses, in dramatic chiaroscuro lighting, with a very contemporary twist... illustrating what's underneath the skin, and the portrayed figure dissects a region of their body to show the structures that lay beneath,” states the artist on his Behance. More info: Etsy...
11
Mar
(CNN)The reigning World Memory Champion, Alex Mullen, can memorize the order of a deck of cards in 17 seconds. But in some ways, he's just as forgetful as the rest of us."I still forget plenty of basic things, like where I left my keys," said Mullen, a medical student at the University of Mississippi.For the study, researchers recruited 23 of the world's top-ranked memory athletes...
7
Mar
In March 2016, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, commonly known as House Bill 2 or HB2, was passed in North Carolina. The law bans people from using bathrooms that don't correspond with the sex indicated on their birth certificate, which presents a big problem for transgender people in more ways than one. Supporters of the bill claim that it prevents men from pretending...
27
Feb
This hoax has become all too real. Police havent found any evidence that the threats are serious, but the sheer volume of them has left Jewish leaders and local authorities facing a difficult and terrifying dilemma. The FBI wont comment on the investigation it launched on Jan. 18 after the second wave of threatening calls. Its unclear how close agents are to narrowing in on...
25
Feb
Image: Buckner/ShutterstockLaverne Cox has always used her celebrity platform to be a voice for the transgender community, and she isn't stopping anytime soon. The actress appeared on MSNBC's Hardball on Thursday, joining Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and Travis Weber, a right-wing activist who argued for states' rights to determine specific rights offered to transgender people. As we're sure...