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The conspiracy is not on the pro-science side

The conspiracy is not on the pro-science side

Netflix has declined to carry the science documentary "Food Evolution", worried that a piece that is not against GMOs will be upsetting to the stomachs of their users. This makes some sense when you look at the content they do carry, like What The Health, GMO OMG and Food, Inc.

Consumer Reports Says 42 Percent Want More Taxes On Soda

Consumer Reports took a survey of 1,010 adults to gauge interest in using “behavior” or “sin” taxes as government weapons against obesity. If you are not aware of the organization and its relationship with food by its stance against conventional agriculture and for the organic process, the title ”Can 'Sin Taxes' Solve America's Obesity Problem?” tells you the answer they seek.

Australian universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment

Australian universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment

Universities in Australia have a serious problem with sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s survey, to be released today, documents that large numbers of students have experienced sexual assault and harassment.

BBC pay inequality is likely to grow worse

BBC pay inequality is likely to grow worse

The BBC has been almost universally savaged since its latest annual report exposed significant disparities in how it pays its male and female staff. The public broadcaster revealed that its highest paid male star, Top Gear presenter Chris Evans, took home more than £2m while its highest female earner, Claudia Winkleman, received between £450,000 and £499,999.

When it comes to science, beating people up with consensus doesn't help

If you have ever tried to correct misconceptions about the harm of trace chemicals, or food science, or nuclear energy, or climate change, you know that more data don't help. Skeptics have a ready supply of talking points, questions and finally 'you can't prove solutions are safe' responses. Science is not enough when opponents claim the scientific method is on their side.

Will a legal rhino market end poaching?

Will a legal rhino market end poaching?

Emmy Award-winning TV legend John Stossel has a video on Reason TV pondering if the free market might be a way to rejuvenate the endangered rhino species in Africa. Concerns have been noted that they might be extinct in 10 years if current rates of poaching continue unabated. Critics have pointed out that making trade in rhino horns illegal is what made poaching so lucrative.

Acid attacks are part of an international attack on women

Acid attacks are part of an international attack on women

A series of five acid attacks in one night in London has created a moment for the British government to take a more public stance on this growing problem.

A teenager has been charged with 15 offenses relating to the incidents, in which moped drivers were targeted. In the course of just over an hour, a series of victims was attacked. At least one person was left with life changing injuries.

Science groups call out organic food blogger Paul Thacker

Science groups call out organic food blogger Paul Thacker

The war between the science community and organic food marketers has only gotten hotter with the success of the "Food Evolution" movie, which started quietly with a soft New York City opening but has since spread all over the nation, with rave reviews from surprising outlets, such as the New York Times on one coast and a politically similar newspaper,

Perceived morality is biased towards negativity

If you get the perception you are immoral, you may need to change companies, according to a new paper in PLOS One. And if you get arrested, good luck.

Wise Guys: Making teen men accountable for teen pregnancy

Though teen parents are less likely to finish high school, less likely to be well employed and more likely to cause that cycle to be repeated in their children, most of the cultural focus is on young women. What about teen men?

Children’s Home Society is in North Carolina, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, and New York and is expanding the Wise Guys program, which targets teen males, a segment often overlooked when it comes to addressing teen pregnancy.