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Child sexual abuse cases in Hollywood attract attention

Source: LATimes In his private journal, Jason Michael Handy once described himself as a “pedophile, full blown.” Handy snapped more than 1,000 photos of girls at the elementary school across the street from his house, using a camera with a … Continue reading

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Green plants reduce city street pollution up to 8 times more than previously believed

Michael Bernstein EurekAlert Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found. A report … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

Chris Hedges truthdig.com I park my car in the lot in front of the rectory of Sacred Heart in Camden, N.J., and walk through a gray drizzle to Emerald Street. My friend Lolly Davis, whose blood pressure recently shot up … Continue reading

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European crisis boosts illegal trade in body parts

Jared Yee BioEdge The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table. Experts say that the black market for human organs — … Continue reading

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Amid international protests, intellectuals and activists issue manifesto for global democracy

Source: UNPACampaign Intellectuals Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano and Michael Hardt as well as mass-protest organizers and activists have issued a manifesto that includes a strong call for global democracy and, in particular, democratic rule over the … Continue reading

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Destroying Latin America: Journalist Mary O’Grady on Populism, Protectionism, and Prohibition

Mary O’Grady Reason TV “The inequality produced by liberty: This, for the socialist, is the soft underbelly of pro-market rationale and the best place to attack,” says C, a columnist who covers Latin America for the Wall Street Journal. “I … Continue reading

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Want sweet dreams? Now there’s an app for that

David Derbyshire Daily Mail Once, the only way you could supposedly influence your dreams was by regulating your cheese consumption before bed. These days, however, things are little more hi-tech. Scientists have invented a phone app they claim lets you … Continue reading

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The Obsessed Culture of Lowering Cholesterol May Actually Be Causing Cancer

Marco Torres Prevent Disease We have become a culture so obsessed with eating foods low in cholesterol and fat that many health experts are now questioning the consequences. Could we really maintain a dietary lifestyle that was so foreign to … Continue reading

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Radiation Worries Spur ‘Quackery’ Cures

Yoree Koh Wall Street Journal Contamination Fears Have Led Many Japanese to Turn to Questionable Products for Detection and Treatment. TOKYO—In the year-plus since the world’s worst nuclear accident in a quarter century, Japan has seen a run of dubious … Continue reading

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Rainforest Remedy May Tackle Toothache

Sten Stovall Wall Street Journal LONDON—An anesthetic gel made from a plant found in the Peruvian rainforest could revolutionize dental treatment, researchers from the University of Cambridge said Wednesday. Indigenous tribes in Peru discovered the pain-killing properties of the Acmella … Continue reading

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