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Report: Pope's Resignation Linked To Secret Vatican Gay Lobby

Report: Pope's Resignation Linked To Secret Vatican Gay Lobby | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Was the pope under the influence of a secretive "gay lobby" within the Vatican itself?

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Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness

Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness | political sceptic | Scoop.it
THE grieving process is in danger of being branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, according to an international authority on death and dying.
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This is outright stupid!

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What's It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida ...

What's It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida ... | political sceptic | Scoop.it
The really desperate come early. George Bishop, 61, a lanky, gray-haired cabinet builder in a tropical shirt, has a red, swollen nose from a boil caused by his third sinus infection in the past five months.
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Scottish Island Discovery Digs Up New Information About Neolithic Religion - PBS NewsHour

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Scottish Island Discovery Digs Up New Information About Neolithic Religion
PBS NewsHour
A new archaeological find in the Orkney Islands off the northern tip of Scotland could have connections to Neolithic religion.
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4 Ways The Sequester Could Affect Science, Public Health And The Environment - Forbes

4 Ways The Sequester Could Affect Science, Public Health And The Environment - Forbes | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Forbes 4 Ways The Sequester Could Affect Science, Public Health And The Environment Forbes The National Science Foundation is also forecast to issue nearly 1,000 fewer research grants and awards under the sequester, affecting roughly 12,000...
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Girl Power: The Case for Women in Politics - Huffington Post (blog)

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Girl Power: The Case for Women in Politics
Huffington Post (blog)
However, the persistent gap in American politics dramatically affects the volume of women's voices.
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California trails nation in reading, math and science, report finds - Los Angeles Times

California trails nation in reading, math and science, report finds - Los Angeles Times | political sceptic | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle California trails nation in reading, math and science, report finds Los Angeles Times California has largely trailed the rest of the country in reading, mathematics and science in the last decade, according to an analysis...
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Soemwhat surprising.

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Black History Spotlight: Science and Medicine | Britannica Blog

Black History Spotlight: Science and Medicine | Britannica Blog | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Throughout February, the Britannica Blog will spotlight significant people, places, and events in black history.
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Too bad this wasn't available to post earlier.
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Tim Tebow Officially Puts Evangelical Right On The Sideline

Tim Tebow Officially Puts Evangelical Right On The Sideline | political sceptic | Scoop.it
What has changed is that the views of the right-wing Christians is now officially out of step with the growing majority of Americans -- including, apparently, Tim Tebow.

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The Crisis in Squishy Science: Trouble for Scientists and for Journalists - Huffington Post

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The Crisis in Squishy Science: Trouble for Scientists and for Journalists
Huffington Post
I use it to refer to all of the sciences that try in some way to study humans.
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Letter: Constitution bans any religion test - Knoxville News Sentinel

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Letter: Constitution bans any religion test
Knoxville News Sentinel
15, the News Sentinel published a letter from a writer urging that all public officials should be Christians. Many conservatives also speak as strong supporters of the U.S.
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Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow - NPR (blog)

Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow - NPR (blog) | political sceptic | Scoop.it
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Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow
NPR (blog)
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns the automatic spending cuts, due to hit the Pentagon and other branches of government next week, will damage U.S.
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New Poll Finds that More Americans Oppose DOMA, Support Equal Treatment Under the Law - eNews Park Forest

New Poll Finds that More Americans Oppose DOMA, Support Equal Treatment Under the Law - eNews Park Forest | political sceptic | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--February 19, 2013. Today, in advance of the Perry and Windsor Supreme Court hearings next month, the Center for American Progress and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders released the results of a national voter survey showing an increase in public opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, as a clear case of discrimination and support for equal treatment for legally married same-sex couples under federal law—even if the individual polled is generally opposed to marriage equality.

 

“When the Defense of Marriage act was enacted into law in 1996, no one envisioned that nine states would have legalized, or be in the process of legalizing, marriage equality for same-sex couples. Today the law deprives thousands of loving and committed same-sex couples the federal benefits and protections that are afforded to all other married people,” said Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress. “This poll confirms that a majority of Americans disagree with the inherent unfairness in giving only some legally married couples the benefits that go hand in hand with these unions.”

 

The poll, conducted by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research and Voter Consumer Research, finds that... [MORE]

 


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Rotterdam archaeologists find old shoe stuffed with medieval money

Rotterdam archaeologists find old shoe stuffed with medieval money | political sceptic | Scoop.it

Archaeologists in Rotterdam have found an old shoe stuffed with 477 silver coins during excavations behind the town hall.

 

Archaeologists say they have never before found a shoe filled with money, which ranges in dates from 1472 to 1592. On theory is that the owner of the shoe hid it under floorboards to protect it during the 80 Years War (1568-1648).



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David Connolly's curator insight, February 23, 2013 4:06 AM

better than banknotes in a sock!

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Human mouth in 'a permanent state of disease'

Human mouth in 'a permanent state of disease' | political sceptic | Scoop.it
PEOPLE can brush their teeth as much as they like, but our mouths will never be as healthy as those of our ancient ancestors.

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The ancients had better oral health than we do?

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Collective-Evolution – The Limitations Of Science And Religion

Collective-Evolution – The Limitations Of Science And Religion | political sceptic | Scoop.it
scince relig Science has it's limitations as it can only go so far. Given what science deems as proof cannot always be measurable, or observable. Religion has its limitations in that those who choose to follow close off their ...
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Politics this week - The Economist

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The Economist
Politics this week
The Economist
Mamphela Ramphele, a former senior World Bank official and anti-apartheid activist, launched a new political party in South Africa called Agang.
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'Erasing Death' Explores The Science Of Resuscitation - NPR

'Erasing Death' Explores The Science Of Resuscitation - NPR | political sceptic | Scoop.it
NPR 'Erasing Death' Explores The Science Of Resuscitation NPR In his new book Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death, Parnia examines the experiences patients describe, but whereas much discussion around...
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4 Reasons Why Yoga Isn't a Religion - The Stir

4 Reasons Why Yoga Isn't a Religion - The Stir | political sceptic | Scoop.it
The Stir 4 Reasons Why Yoga Isn't a Religion The Stir But some families got their pants all up in a bunch over the whole idea -- because they think yoga is a religious practice, and what about separation of church and state, and now it's time to...
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Egyptian Author Questioned for Contempt of Religion - Charisma News

Egyptian Author Questioned for Contempt of Religion Charisma News Egyptian prosecutors have questioned an award-winning novelist over accusations he insulted religion, in the latest of a series of cases to cause concern over freedom of expression...
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Science Explains Why the Silent Treatment Works when Dealing with Jerks (and ... - Lifehacker

Science Explains Why the Silent Treatment Works when Dealing with Jerks (and ... - Lifehacker | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Science Explains Why the Silent Treatment Works when Dealing with Jerks (and ...
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The Nomination Of Mary Jo White: More Than Just Politics - Forbes

The Nomination Of Mary Jo White: More Than Just Politics - Forbes | political sceptic | Scoop.it
The Nomination Of Mary Jo White: More Than Just Politics
Forbes
This challenge to Ms. White's ability to move from private practice to public service is disturbing.
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Record-Breaking Exoplanet Is Just Barely Bigger Than the Moon - Wired

Record-Breaking Exoplanet Is Just Barely Bigger Than the Moon - Wired | political sceptic | Scoop.it
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Record-Breaking Exoplanet Is Just Barely Bigger Than the Moon
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Adam is a Wired Science staff writer. He lives in Oakland, Ca near a lake and enjoys space, physics, and other sciency things.
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Daily Kos: Another day, another Oklahoma anti-science bill

Daily Kos: Another day, another Oklahoma anti-science bill | political sceptic | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Common Education committee is expected to consider a House bill that would forbid teachers from penalizing students who turn in papers attempting to debunk almost universally accepted ...
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The partisan politics of election laws - Reuters Blogs (blog)

The partisan politics of election laws - Reuters Blogs (blog) | political sceptic | Scoop.it
Reuters Blogs (blog)
The partisan politics of election laws
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Many commentators assume that the conservative Supreme Court justices will strike down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
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