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7 women who changed the world

All of these women left a mark on the world that would change people's thinking for decades -- in some cases centuries -- to come. They wrote books that revolutionized people's view of society; made scientific discoveries that transformed medicine as we know it; and brought about laws that...
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Nearly 2 Billion Women Worldwide Are Struggling, Suffering

While International Women's Day this Sunday will focus mostly on how the world thinks women are doing, it's important to understand how the women of the world think they are doing. The best way to find this out is to ask them. This International Women's Day, more than one in four women worldwide...
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'First human' discovered in Ethiopia

The 2.8 million-year-old specimen is 400,000 years older than researchers thought that our kind first emerged. The discovery in Ethiopia suggests climate change spurred the transition from tree dweller to upright walker. The head of the research team told BBC News that the find gives the first...
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Mouse gene could help produce TB- resistant cattle, study shows

Breakthrough as scientists in China produce genetically modified animals that are more difficult to infect with tuberculosis More news Topics Agriculture Animals Genetics Medical research Genetic engineering technique could reduce need for culls of infected cattle and the blanket use of antibiotic...
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No sex please; it's the internet

Google recently reversed their decision that ‘adult’ material should be removed from the Blogger network. Regardless of the outcome, this shows how corporations have an alarming authority to change and control what’s online More blogposts Topics Censorship Sex Pornography Google Web filtering...
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Execution of Georgia Woman Is Postponed Indefinitely

ATLANTA — The state of Georgia on Monday night indefinitely delayed the execution of the only woman on its death row after officials noticed that the drug to be used for a lethal injection had become “cloudy.” The inmate, Kelly R. Gissendaner, who was sentenced to death for arranging the murder of...
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Artificial glacier could help Ladakh villagers adapt to climate change

Villagers of the high desert of Ladakh in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state used to harvest bountiful crops of barley, wheat, fruits, and vegetables in summer. But for years the streams have run dry in spring, just when farmers needed water to sow seeds. They had water when it wasn’t needed during...
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