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Mass Shootings – Increased incidents, or just increased reporting?

One of the most fascinating contentions out of Steven Pinker’s 2011 book “The Better Angels of Our Nature” is that we are actually in the most peaceful time in world history. It may be hard to swallow at first – … Continue reading

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Say “Tata” to Unwanted Wrinkles and Slap the Years Right Off Your Face!

Are you willing to pay $350 in the name of beauty? Do you have no sense of scientific literacy and want to get a quick fix? Do believe that anything coming from the “mythical land of the East” is magical? … Continue reading

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Iranian Woman Beats Up Cleric After Being Told to Cover Up

Don’t mess with Iranian women. Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti was just doing his regular religious duties, politely telling an Iranian women to cover herself up. She brashly responded with “You should just close your eyes.” What happened next was a … Continue reading

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Chaos in the Middle East – Muslims Up in Arms Over Anti-Islamic Film

I stop checking the internet for just a few days and what happens? The Middle East goes absolutely insane. Well, not simply the Middle East, but believers of Islamic persuasion who are up in arms. They’re violently opposing America and … Continue reading

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Guns in America – Part 2: Gun Cultures and Foreign Solutions

In Part 1, we saw that many people are very dangerous with guns, including some who accidentally shoot themselves or others in the face. In fact, hundreds of unintentional deaths happen every year due to guns, not to mention the … Continue reading

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Guns in America – Part 1: The Current State of Gun Violence

With thousands of Americans dying from gun violence each year, it seems that such stories are in the news so often that – paradoxically – it’s rarely ever news anymore. However, high-profile cases such as the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado … Continue reading

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Does Owning a Gun Increase or Decrease Safety? Science Answers

Guns have always been thought of as a means to protect oneself from harm. Considering they can be instantly lethal, they make other self-defense routes like martial arts appear to some people as a total waste of time. But is … Continue reading

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The Domestic Abuse Double-Standard – Part 2: A Man’s Worth

Battered women are damsels in distress. Battered men are the butts of jokes. This double-standard can be seen from a live broadcast of a few months prior. Continue reading

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The Domestic Abuse Double-Standard – Part 1: Are women always the victims?

Domestic abuse is an awful thing. Women are seen on TV all the time being bruised and battered… but where are the men? It turns out, they’re suffering too, but in a different way. Continue reading

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A Visual History of Sex and Violence

One graphic shows the evolution of sex and violence throughout history. How much do you know about your past? Continue reading

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