First GMO ever produced by genetic engineering poisoned thousands of Americans

First GMO ever produced by genetic engineering poisoned thousands of Americans

The dangers of GMOs in the present day are the subject of much debate, but few can deny that the first genetically engineered (GE) products were truly dangerous. In fact, few people can talk about it at all, because most people have never even heard about these early products or the damage they caused. Alliance for Bio-Integrity executive director Steven M. Druker relayed this information is his book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science…

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Why we should celebrate shyness

Why we should celebrate shyness

From Charles Darwin to Keira Knightley and Morrissey, the socially awkward and anxious have changed the world for the better. Have we forgotten the benefits of being shy? This is the paradox at the heart of a new book, "Shrinking Violets," by the cultural historian Joe Moran, which explores shyness in politics, literature and psychology.

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100 Honest Women Portraits To Fight The Stereotypes Of Beauty

100 Honest Women Portraits To Fight The Stereotypes Of Beauty

The photo series Underneath We Are Women, is a fight against standardization of beauty, that honestly depicts women of all professions, of all kinds of shapes and sizes. In the photos, they're broken free of judgements and opinions of the others, living their life and making the most of it.

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Andersonville Prison Commemoration

Andersonville Prison Commemoration

Andersonville Prison Commemoration A “Funeral for 13,000” was held at the Andersonville National Cemetery to remember the Union soldiers who died in captivity there during the Civil War. Keynote speakers included Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey and University of Akron history professor Lesley Gordon. The ceremony included a ceremonial casket on a horse-drawn limber and caisson, the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation, poetry, the Maneuver School of Excellence Brass Quintet, wreath presentations, rendering of honors by the Georgia Army National Guard, taps, and a benediction.

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Thousands to receive basic income in Finland: A trial that could lead to the greatest societal transformation of our time

Thousands to receive basic income in Finland: A trial that could lead to the greatest societal transformation of our time

Finland is about to launch an experiment in which a randomly selected group of 2,000–3,000 citizens already on unemployment benefits will begin to receive a monthly basic income of 560 euros (approx. $600). That basic income will replace their existing benefits. The amount is the same as the current guaranteed minimum level of Finnish social security support.

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