rePost::Letter from Europe – Minarets and Slender Arguments – NYTimes.com

There are other explanations for the widespread unease with Islam: its frequent association with jihad and terrorism; the demands by Muslims for special considerations that go against the European norm, such as segregation by gender at public swimming pools; practices like polygamy, which is illegal in many Western countries; and a sense that some Muslims […]

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ROTD::The downside of beauty : Gene Expression

And yet as you can see above, strong male preference for these fecund females reduces their fitness. Male persistence from what I can tell might be colloquially termed “harassment.” The energetic surfeit which larger females might allocate to their own reproductive output for provisioning has to be expended upon fending off males. In a context […]

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rePost:: Rachel Maddows On Uganda’s Kill The Gays Bill

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Watch this friends. I’m torn between anger and anguish. Kill the gays law? Uganda needs to understand that it is again crossing a line that it should not have crossed multiple times in the past.

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rePost::Marijuana might cause new cell growth in the brain – health – 13 October 2005 – New Scientist

Just like Prozac? A previous study showed that the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) also increases new cell growth, and the results indicated that it was this cell growth that caused Prozac's anti-anxiety effect. Zhang wondered whether this was also the case for the cannabinoid, and so he tested the rats for behavioural changes. When the rats […]

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