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Is Social Media Making People More Isolated

Is Social Media Making People More Isolated

People who use social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more then two hours a day may be affecting people’s mental health.  It has a tendency to make people feel isolated and lose connection with the real world.  They ...
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Men In Jail

Nearly Half Of Black Males, 40 Percent Of White Males Are Arrested By Age 23. A large number of American men have already been arrested by the time they're in their early 20s, according to a new report. A study, ...
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A House that’s stuck in the 1950’s

The House of Representatives doesn’t represent America as it really is today, said Timothy Egan. The Republican-controlled House governs a “fantasy nation created in talk-radio land,” where black and gay people don’t exist, women remain subservient, and all gun-safety legislation ...
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Oregon city fires its grounds-keeping goats due to ‘barnyard aroma’

A crew of goats brought in to devour invasive plants at a popular park in Oregon's state capital, Salem, have been fired because they ate indiscriminately, cost nearly five times as much as human landscapers and smelled far worse, a ...
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Taurids Meteor Collision

Taurids Meteor Stream Could Cause Disaster To Earth

Scientists have discovered a new branch of the Taurids meteor stream that could prove to be a major disaster for Earth, with asteroids up to 1,000 feet wide flying past us every few years. The Taurids meteor shower peaks every ...
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Man Accidentally Gives Wedding Ring Away

■    Chris Bires lost his wedding ring out of an act of charity, but a stranger's charity helped him get it back. The 41-year-old had given a pocketful of coins to a street saxophonist while walking to work in Chicago, ...
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Scientists think octopuses ‘might be aliens’ after DNA study

Researchers have discovered a new map of the octopus genome that is so strange that it could actually be an “alien”. The first whole cephalopod gene sequence shows a striking level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes identified – more ...
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South Sudanese Army Accused Of Rape

Juba, South Sudan Army rapes, murders: South Sudanese soldiers have been gang raping young girls and then burning them alive, according to a new United Nations report. The army is trying to terrify the entire civilian population into fleeing rebel-held ...
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Earth’s bigger, older cousins

Astronomers have discovered the larg­est rocky planet yet, and its existence has profound implications for our understanding of the early universe and the potential for extraterrestrial life. Kepler-10c, which was spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope, has a diameter of ...
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Do People With Pets Live Longer

Do People With Pets Live Longer?

When you have a pet, they can give you undying love, companionship, and if you have a dog that needs to go out for a walk every day you will get exercise.  Pets are your family and they might actually ...
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