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Artist Jeff Sheng presents ‘Fearless,’ a photography series about openly gay student athletes

Artist Jeff Sheng presents ‘Fearless,’ a photography series about openly gay student athletes

Seimone Augustus #5 of United States passes the ball in the Women’s Basketball Preliminary Round match between the United States and Turkey on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images There are nearly two dozen openly gay athletes competing in [...]

What should a therapist do with a patient like James Holmes?

What should a therapist do with a patient like James Holmes?

Accused movie theater shooter James Holmes makes his first court appearance at the Arapahoe County on July 23, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. According to police, Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others during a shooting rampage at an opening night screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” July 20, in Aurora, Colorado. Credit: RJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty [...]

FAA holds helicopter hearing tonight

FAA holds helicopter hearing tonight

Is the noise of air traffic from helicopters too much? Credit: John Shearer/Getty Images Look! Up in the sky! It’s…another annoying helicopter. While they are definitely part of the culture in Los Angeles, that doesn’t mean that citizens accept them unconditionally. With the closing of the 405 Freeway last July and the lack of automobile [...]

The Jonah Lehrer scandal makes us question journalistic ethics in a mash-up world

The Jonah Lehrer scandal makes us question journalistic ethics in a mash-up world

Science writer and contributer to Radio Lab, Jonah Lehrer attends the “You and Your Irrational Brain” panel discussion at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City in conjunction with the World Science Festival on May 29, 2008 in New York City. Credit: Thos Robinson/Getty Images Best selling author and journalist Johan Lehrer sent a shockwave [...]

Teen pregnancy rates are dropping, but not for the reasons you might think

Teen pregnancy rates are dropping, but not for the reasons you might think

The declining teen pregnancy rate can be partly attributed to the use of birth control pills, but IUDs have proven to be even more effective. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Though the popularity of shows like Teen Mom might suggest otherwise, teen pregnancy rates have dropped nationwide. In fact, they’re down by 40% since 1990. So [...]

The age of the reboot

The age of the reboot

The 1960s hit television series ‘The Brady Bunch’ is now being made into a modern movie starring Vince Vaughn. Credit: roadsidepictures/flickr/CreativeCommons Here’s a story of a lovely lady…actually, it’s the story of another 70s reboot. Vince Vaughn has announced plans to return to “The Brady Bunch,” which aired originally from 1969-1974. Like CBS’s version of [...]

Is the United States a Christian nation?

Is the United States a Christian nation?

Frank Simmonds carries the cross in the Way of the Cross procession over the Brooklyn Bridge April 22, 2011 in New York City. Credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images At a press event with the president of Turkey in 2006, President Barack Obama made the comment that the United States was no longer simply a Christian nation [...]

What if a therapist sees danger signs?

What if a therapist sees danger signs?

When do psychiatrists have a responsibility to break doctor, patient confidentiality? Credit: AP Court documents in the Colorado massacre case show the suspect was seeing a psychiatrist. Dr. Lynne Fenton of the University of Colorado specializes in schizophrenia and is medical director of student mental health services. Some are asking whether it’s possible she saw [...]

U.S. Secretary of Labor talks jobs

U.S. Secretary of Labor talks jobs

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks during a news conference to announce a partnership between Facebook, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies aimed at connecting Americans with jobs October 20, 2011 in Washington, DC. ‘By leveraging the power of the social Web, this initiative [...]

The lone escapee from North Korea’s prison camps

The lone escapee from North Korea’s prison camps

Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West Credit: By Blaine Harden Even though North Korea’s government won’t admit they exist, the country’s prison camps can be seen via satellite imagery. The camps hold nearly 200,000 prisoners which receive lifelong punishment, work for over twelve hours a [...]