Inequality: Why the poor are getting poorer

Why is America a nation of growing inequality? The yawning economic and cultural gap between the well-to-do and the working class—now wider than at almost any point in our history—has academics and pundits searching for explanations. Now, a new Harvard study provides an illuminating—and “horrifying”—insight into what’s going on. The affluent and the working classes, the study found, are raising […]

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Pesticides and IVF

Women who are trying to get pregnant through IVF (in vitro fertilization) are finding that if they eat too many fruits and vegetables that are sprayed with pesticides might be the reason they can’t conceive. A study of Pesticides and IVF was conducted on 325 women trying to conceive.  They were given questionnaires to fill out with the information regarding […]

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Incarceration Nation

THE UNITED STATES has the highest incarceration rate in the world. In fact, according to the most recent data, the U.S., while having only 4.5% of the world’s population, holds 21 percent of the world’s prisoners. The last few years have shown a slight decrease in incarceration rates, but law enforcement policies continue to both target racial minorities and to […]

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Can Children Grow Out of ADHD?

ADHD (Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder) is known to affect the child’s ability to pay attention. A study found that 1/3 of the children in the study did have ADHD when they became adults.  It also may find that when they are adults, they may also have other psychic problems, more likely to get arrested, or likely to commit suicide. The children […]

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GPS Not Working in Australia

GPS Not Working in Australia

GPS relies on satellites for them to work.   It is getting very difficult to rely on them in Australia.  Researchers have found that the country has moved north about 5 feet according to the movement of the tectonic plates.  Because of this movement the GPS can’t register the correct directions.  Some that use their GPS are finding that they have […]

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Tremors from fracking

Prague, Okla Tremors from fracking: Scientists have linked Oklahoma’s largest earthquake—a 5.6 magnitude quake near the town of Prague, in 2011—to hydraulic fracturing, supporting claims that the process increases seismic activity. Fracking, as it is known, injects water and chemicals into petroleum deposits in order to extract trapped gas. This week, researchers at the University of Oklahoma, Columbia University, and […]

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The mass abortion of girls

It’s official: Abortion for gender selection is widespread in Britain, said Dominic Lawson. An analysis by The Independent shows that women from Indian and Pakistani communities in Britain are aborting their female fetuses at much higher rates than male fetuses, “resulting in the ‘disappearance’ of up to 4,700 girls.” Of course, this is what we should have expected, given that […]

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