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MIT Creates a Social Network in a T-Shirt — Design News. How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia. Students Launch Atheist Clubs to Counter Rising Christianity. South Korea has one of the proportionately highest Christian populations in East Asia with just under a third of Koreans identifying themselves as Protestant, Catholic or one of the many other weird and wonderful Christian sub-groups.

Students Launch Atheist Clubs to Counter Rising Christianity

Meet America's newest allies: Syria's Kurdish minority. But as much of the rest of Syria ripped itself apart in a vicious civil war, Syria's Kurdish minority spent three years quietly building a series of mini-states in the north of the country.

Meet America's newest allies: Syria's Kurdish minority

I Was An Atheist In A Foxhole. By Philip K.

I Was An Atheist In A Foxhole

Paulson Watching the Vietnam War during the mid-1960s on the nightly news inspired me to perform my patriotic duty and join the U.S.Army. There, I was trained as a light weapons infantryman and a paratrooper. Ask Richard: My Korean Girlfriend Keeps Asking Me to Come to Church. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Ask Richard: My Korean Girlfriend Keeps Asking Me to Come to Church

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer. We apologize, we were unable to complete your subscription at this time, please try again later. If this error persists please contact us at communications@patheos.com. This Grandma And Her Cat Are The Cutest Best Friends Ever. Cats Waiting for Fishermen to Return. Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time. So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out.

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may have figured out a way to permanently excise it using a highly-engineered HIV "editor. " Here's how it works: the team analyzed a part of our immune system that fights infection and built a "guide RNA" strand consisting of 20 nucleotides (RNA building blocks). Those strands were then injected into cells typically infected with HIV, like T-cells.

(Updated) Oregon school district segregates parents by race - National Conservative. *See update below.

(Updated) Oregon school district segregates parents by race - National Conservative

An invitation for the upcoming "African American Parent Night" at the Parkrose School District in Portland, Oregon says in part, "If you are an African American parent/guardian or have an African American student attending Parkrose you are invited to attend an evening with the Superintendent... " A representative from "Covered Oregon" will also be in attendance to give a 45 minute presentation on Obamacare. The school touted additional "Upcoming Culturally Specific Parent Outreach Nights" on a Facebook post, including Hispanic Parent Night, Vietnamese Parent Night, and Slavic Parent Night.

Slavic Parent Night? Jim Ferretti of a local radio station, KXL, asked the question, "Is this type of meeting the school district should be having? " Photos of the day - September 13, 2014. Little Tony Blairs of Kosovo: the boys named after the 'great man' – video. Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, has won the 2014 Nobel peace prize.

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014

Malala won along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist. The two were named winner of the £690,000 (8m kronor or $1.11m) prize by the chairman of the Nobel committee - Norway’s former prime minister Thorbjoern Jagland - on Friday morning. Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls. US in Iraq: Men of steal. Ex-Agent Cites 'Progressive Down Slide' In Morale At Secret Service. A Secret Service agent stands watch near Air Force One in August.

Ex-Agent Cites 'Progressive Down Slide' In Morale At Secret Service

Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption itoggle caption Charles Dharapak/AP A Secret Service agent stands watch near Air Force One in August. Charles Dharapak/AP Low morale could be partly to blame for the recent spate of security lapses at the Secret Service. The agency with the responsibility for protecting the president, vice president and their families rates in the bottom third in job satisfaction rankings within the federal government.

Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden. WASHINGTON (AP) — As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.

Iraq crisis offers hint of vindication for Biden

In 2006, Biden was a senator from Delaware gearing up for a presidential campaign when he proposed that Iraq be divided into three semi-independent regions for Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. Follow his plan, he said, and U.S. troops could be out by early 2008. Do Stricter Gun Laws Reduce Gun Violence in Latin America? Latin America has some of the highest gun homicide rates in the world, despite certain countries having relatively strict gun control laws, raising the question: to what extent, if any, does tighter legislation help to lower homicide rates and violent crime in the region?

Do Stricter Gun Laws Reduce Gun Violence in Latin America?

The short answer to this question is that there is no clear correlation. A look at six countries with widely differing gun legislation and gun homicide statistics -- Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Chile and Uruguay -- shows that gun legislation, on its own, means little in terms of gun violence. Understanding gun violence seems more predicated on understanding the dynamics of crime in a country, and the weaknesses of state institutions, than on studying the laws in place. The question of how to lower gun violence is critical. Harvard Graduates Wear Red Tape in Sexual Assault Policy Protest. Dozens of Harvard University seniors marked their graduation caps with red tape in support of victims of sexual assault and to protest the school’s response to campus attacks. Traces of another world found on the Moon. 5 June 2014Last updated at 14:00 ET By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News Dr Caroline Smith of the Natural History Museum in London explains the indications of the planet believed to have formed the Moon Researchers have found evidence of the world that crashed into the Earth billions of years ago to form the Moon.

Analysis of lunar rock brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the "planet" called Theia. The researchers claim that their discovery confirms the theory that the Moon was created by just such a cataclysmic collision. The study has been published in the journal Science. Continue reading the main story. Laugh or Cry: Man practicing open carry robbed at gunpoint - DecodeDC Story. In Europe, fewer mass killings due to culture not guns. The USA leads the world in gun ownership, but it's our individualistic culture that puts us at greater risk of mass shootings compared with other countries where guns are prevalent, according to a British criminologist who has studied gun violence in different nations.

Mass shooters in any nation tend to be loners with not much social support who strike out at their communities, schools and families, says Peter Squires of the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom, who has studied mass shootings in his own country, the United States and Europe. England Calls for More Self-Determination After Scottish Vote. Photograph by Dylan Martinez/Reuters The United Kingdom endures after Scottish voters rejected independence. But the Sept. 18 referendum has unleashed forces that could reshape the 307-year-old union, nudging it toward a more decentralized, American-style democracy. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised greater self-determination to England, the U.K.’s biggest nation, after the independence campaign stoked English resentment over special treatment for the Scots. Scotland has its own parliament, which has powers over the environment, education, and health care—and, starting in 2016, the right to levy income taxes.

England has no parliament of its own; laws affecting its citizens are enacted in the House of Commons in Westminster, which includes members from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Pregnant Woman's Death Sparks Abortion Debate In Ireland. People hold pictures of Savita Halappanavar during a vigil outside Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland, on Thursday. Tactical Training Courses for Civilians — Solutions Group International. Florida Is So Stupid. Florida Man here. Packard Humanities Institute: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin. Shizuo Kakutani. Average age of first-time homeowners remains high. After graduating college and getting married, purchasing a home has been the protocol in American culture. But despite great market conditions, circumstances such as tough economic times, increased requirements for mortgages and hesitant attitudes cause many young Americans to delay the purchase of their first home.

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