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22Dec/170

How St. Augustine Invented Sex

He rescued Adam and Eve from obscurity, devised the doctrine of original sin—and the rest is sexual history.

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20Dec/170

Barry Sherman wrote frankly about atheist convictions in unfinished memoir | Toronto Star

A 1996 memoir manuscript written by late Apotex founder reveals he gave ample thought to the meaning of life — and concluded there was none.

Source: Barry Sherman wrote frankly about atheist convictions in unfinished memoir | Toronto Star

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18Dec/170

Timeline

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the public about threats to the survival and development of humanity from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences. Through an award-winning magazine, our online presence, and the Doomsday Clock, we reach policy leaders and audiences around the world with information and analysis about efforts to address the dangers and prevent catastrophe. With fellowships for students and awards to young journalists, we help educate the next generation.

Source: Timeline

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17Dec/170

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

The shadowy program began in 2007 and was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, who has had a longtime interest in space phenomena.

Source: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

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14Dec/170

A Toronto doctor promised to help this acid attack survivor. One year later, she’s leaving Toronto with a new esophagus | Toronto Star

Popi Rani Das was tricked into drinking acid by her husband in 2009 in Bangladesh. Earlier this year, surgeons at Toronto General Hospital reconstructed her throat and stomach, using skin taken from her arm.

Source: A Toronto doctor promised to help this acid attack survivor. One year later, she’s leaving Toronto with a new esophagus | Toronto Star

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14Dec/170

Opinion | Donald Trump, Champion of Women. (No, Really.)

On his watch, female politicians with White House ambitions are rising.

Source: Opinion | Donald Trump, Champion of Women. (No, Really.)

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12Dec/170

I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

Our columnist predicted in 2013 that Bitcoin, then a new digital currency, would soon die. He points to five assumptions he got wrong.

Source: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

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12Dec/170

Video of Starving Polar Bear ‘Rips Your Heart Out of Your Chest’

A team of conservationists documented the plight of an emaciated polar bear in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Now some wonder what can be done to save them.

Source: Video of Starving Polar Bear ‘Rips Your Heart Out of Your Chest’

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11Dec/170

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.

Source: A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

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10Dec/170

Opinion | Rise of the Roypublicans

The Republican Party won’t be able to shake Roy Moore’s values if he wins.

Source: Opinion | Rise of the Roypublicans

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