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The people who challenged my atheism most weren't priests, but homeless addicts and prostitutes. Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect. Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line : NPR Ed. A social studies class at Campton Elementary School in Wolfe County, Ky.

Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line : NPR Ed

Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR. Beneath An Ugly Outside, Marred Fruit May Pack More Nutrition. Ugly apples Daniela White Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniela White Images/Getty Images Ugly apples Daniela White Images/Getty Images.

Beneath An Ugly Outside, Marred Fruit May Pack More Nutrition

'Dentist Of Horror' Gets 8 Years For Harming Patients In France. Victims wait the start of the trial of Dutch dentist Jacobus Van Nierop on March 8 at the Nevers courthouse in central France.

'Dentist Of Horror' Gets 8 Years For Harming Patients In France

Van Nierop has since been sentenced to eight years behind bars. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images A Dutch dentist has been sentenced to eight years behind bars for harming patients in a rural French town. A Criminal Ring In China Allegedly Sold Improperly Stored Vaccines And Parents Are Angry : Goats and Soda. Dong Xiaoxin carries her daughter Yin Jiayue as she protests outside government health authority offices in Beijing.

A Criminal Ring In China Allegedly Sold Improperly Stored Vaccines And Parents Are Angry : Goats and Soda

The child was stricken by polio even though her parents say she received a government-administered polio vaccine. Why a Tibetan couple’s wedding photos captivated the world. Larry Wilmore's Correspondents' Dinner Jokes and What They Meant. Georgia McDowell was born the daughter of farmers and teachers in North Carolina in 1902.

Larry Wilmore's Correspondents' Dinner Jokes and What They Meant

She was my great-grandmother, and she taught me to read, despite the dementia that clouded her mind and the dyslexia that interrupted mine. I loved Miss Georgia, though she kept as many hard lines in her home as she had in her classrooms. One of the hardest lines was common to many black households: The word “nigger” and all of its derivatives were strict taboos in person, on television, and on radio from any source, black or otherwise, so long as she lived and breathed. Charity opens apartment for homeless students at USF. TAMPA — A handful of salt and pepper packets, a small painting of a mountain, and a cot piled high with clothing and drawstring backpacks are among the few signs that someone is living in a small, sparse apartment about a 15 minute walk away from the University of South Florida.

Charity opens apartment for homeless students at USF

They belong to a graduate student who became homeless while enrolled at the university and found shelter with the nonprofit Homeless Helping Homeless. The apartment, which can accommodate up to four people at a time, is the first emergency housing shelter in the area and one of few nationwide dedicated to college students who become homeless. "Right now, all the area shelters are busy setting up the cogs, and there's a cogwheel for pregnant women, and veterans and women with children, but there's no cogwheel for students," said Bryan Booth, spokesman for Homeless Helping Homeless.

"There's also more awareness," Duffield said. Your gut bacteria are more than what you eat. Like it or not, the microbes in and on our bodies play a big role in human health and disease.

Your gut bacteria are more than what you eat

Chinese Woman’s Mundane Query Turns Into Surreal Court Scuffle. BEIJING — Months of bureaucratic surrealism culminated last week with Ye Jinghuan, 63, a retired manager at a major Chinese company, sprawled on the floor in a Beijing court building and served with a 15-day detention order, together with four of her friends.

Chinese Woman’s Mundane Query Turns Into Surreal Court Scuffle

The episode at a branch of the Xicheng District Court has deepened a sense among Ms. Ye’s friends and some lawyers that ’s police and justice systems are seriously broken, despite the promises of President Xi Jinping and other officials to “rule the country by law.” It began with a small and easily avoidable injustice. “She went to the police early last year to ask for a document proving that her elder sister was her sister,” said Zheng Wei, 61, a friend who accompanied Ms. Ye last week. The “document proving a relative’s connection” is a common feature in legal or administrative cases. Ms. Photo. Radiohead Thinks the Internet Is Turning Us All Into Creeps.

On Sunday, Radiohead bleached its Internet presence—its Web site faded to white; its Twitter and Facebook pages were scrubbed of content—a move so blatantly counterintuitive that acolytes knew to recognize it as a portent.

Radiohead Thinks the Internet Is Turning Us All Into Creeps

The week prior, inscrutable paper leaflets had been stamped and shipped to some fans, embossed with the band’s toothy-bear logo and the words “Sing a song of sixpence that goes / Burn the Witch / We know where you live.” A new album: it is surely nigh. Donald Trump, Nate Silver, and the Value of Data Journalism. On Thursday, the Times’ media columnist, Jim Rutenberg, took journalists to task for underestimating Donald Trump’s prospects of winning the Republican nomination.

Donald Trump, Nate Silver, and the Value of Data Journalism

“Wrong, wrong, wrong—to the very end, we got it wrong,” Rutenberg wrote. He singled out data journalists, particularly Nate Silver, of FiveThirtyEight, who for a long time was down on Trump’s prospects. Admonishing the profession to return to J-school basics in the months ahead, Rutenberg concluded that “a good place to start would be to get a good night’s sleep, and then talk to some voters.” Breaking Down The Science Of Picky Eating. Tim Lee/The News & Observer/MCT Graphics via Getty Images Pork shoulder, cauliflower and cheese curds are all trending in 2016, according to Google's tracking of food-related searches.

Vaccine against stress and anxiety made using dead gut microbes of yore. Meet the young Republicans trying to bring inclusion to their party. For Ono, the time to speak about mental health is now. Santa Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, astonished a fund-raising audience and his 70,000-plus Twitter followers over the weekend by revealing that, in his youth, he twice tried to kill himself. In a week when UC remembers a student who died by suicide in 2014, Ono said he wanted to send the message that depression is treatable, and sufferers can move on with life. Depression: The Word That Must Not Be Named - Meet the closest relatives to the first humans. An indigenous people in Southern Africa, they are our oldest human ancestors, DNA testing proving the San are direct descendants of the first Homo sapiens. But today their culture, traditions and heritage are at risk of being lost forever.

The San live across South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Namibia. My 'Oriental' Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves : Code Switch. Month9Books reverts rights to over 50 authors; attributed to health, business issues - YA Interrobang. Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton. I was disappointed to hear that Rolling Stone had endorsed Hillary Clinton, but I also understood.

Eddie Huang’s Spiky Chronicles of Asian-American Experience. NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR. The New Yorker. When Does Equality Flourish? Late one evening in the summer of 2012, a group of researchers stood outside a bar in Lawrence, Kansas. They worked for Laura Van Berkel, a graduate student in psychology at the University of Kansas who was interested in how drinking alcohol affects people’s thinking about equality.

To that end, as people left the bar, the researchers asked them questions and measured their blood-alcohol levels. Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com. New Technology, Science News, The Future Now. Apple. The PA Report. Destructoid: For Gamers. By Gamers. * GOOD Home Page. Wired.com. Ars Technica. Skype calls to feature ads big enough to interrupt any conversation. Skype has provided a great service for years, keeping us connected with friends and family. But there's always been one thing missing—marketers interrupting calls with giant display ads. Skype is finally fixing that problem, with today's launch of so-called "Conversation Ads" that will appear within the calling window during audio calls.

Why are they called Conversation Ads? Because Skype is actually hoping users will discuss the content of the ads during phone calls. Engineering mosquitos to reject malaria. A dark spot on Titan’s surface may be a tropical oasis. Mystery galaxy is older and more aggressive than expected. How Africa is embracing “the cloud” on its own terms. “Imagine” a society that fosters creativity. The technologist’s guide to troubleshooting hardware. Researchers complete the genome of our promiscuous cousins. Yahoo! MSN.com. The Escapist. ResetPlug is a $60 device to keep you trapped in crappy Wi-Fi hell.