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Why is it Important to Know Which Genes Might Cause Schizophrenia?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Scientists have found a set of 83 genes that have never been identified before that appear to link with developing the psychological condition schizophrenia. Why is this important, and what can researchers do with this information? The study, which involved an international group of researchers led by a team at Cardiff University in the UK [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Why LGBT Asylum Seekers Must Have the Right to Self-Identify  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A top EU official issued an opinion this week emphasizing that asylum claimants should be allowed to identify as LGBT without facing antagonistic tests that risk contravening their human rights, an important statement that should have broad implications for several nations including the UK. The Advocate General Sharpston of the Court of Justice of the [...] ...
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The Woman Who Faced Death for Being a Christian Has Escaped the Sudan  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, has finally escaped the country and is currently staying in Italy, but what’s next for the woman who has become a symbol of the oppression women face in many Sharia states? Ibrahim arrived in Rome on Thursday, July [...] ...
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Tiger Bone Wine: China’s Brewing It and Pretending It’s Perfectly Legal  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Despite an international ban on the sale of bones from exotic animals, winemakers in China continue to make wine using the bones of endangered tigers and, due to a loophole in the law, it may technically be legal. A ban on the trade of tiger bones has been in place in China since 1993, with [...] ...
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How Will Man-Made Climate Change Affect Our Food Supply?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A new study attempts to give some concrete predictions on just how seriously the global food supply will be impacted by man-made climate change in the next 20 years, and the results are eye-opening. The research by Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research says that the possibility of a slow-down in crop [...] ...
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How Two Minutes of Exercise Could Keep You Healthy in Old Age  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
In recent years scientists have realized the benefits of short bursts of intense exercise, and a new study shows that if elderly people adopt this principle and exercise intensely for just two minutes a week, they could see significant benefits. The research, carried out by scientists at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, and published this month [...] ...
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When Circumcisions Transmit Herpes: We Need to Talk About It  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A minority circumcision practice among ultra-orthodox Jews has been identified as the likely source of infants contracting herpes, but will religious sensitivities prevent the authorities taking action? It shouldn’t, and here’s why. A new study published this month in The Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society provides evidence that the relatively uncommon but still used [...] ...
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Saudi Arabia is Using Social Media to Entrap LGBTs  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A Saudi Arabian gay man has reportedly been sentenced to 450 lashes and three years in jail after religious police used social media to entrap him, and sadly this isn’t the first case of its kind. The ploy was hatched by Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) who [...] ...
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What Made North Carolina Give Up on its Heinous Gay Marriage Ban?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
North Carolina’s Attorney General has announced that he will not defend the state’s gay marriage ban, but why abandon the law now? In essence, Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) doesn’t think the state stands a chance of winning in court and so, in a prudent move, is saving tax-payer money. He told a news conference [...] ...
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Brazil Bans Catfisheries Using Dolphins as Bait, But There’s a Catch  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
For many years now conservationists have been appalled at the use of rare river dolphins as bait in Brazil’s catfish fisheries. Now, Brazil has confirmed that as of January 2015, a five year ban on catfishing will be enforced. The announcement was made Tuesday by Brazil’s Fishing and Aquaculture Ministry. The ban will cover the [...] ...
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What to Do With All that Carbon Dioxide: Why Not Make it into a Fuel Source?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that is warming our planet, but now a team of scientists believe they might have found a way to take carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas to a greener fuel-source in its own right. Scientists working at the University of Illinois in Chicago had already created a system by which [...] ...
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What Reading Harry Potter Does for Our Children is Anti-Bigotry Magic  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Harry Potter turned 34 on July 31, but the spell he’s casting on our children hasn’t aged a bit. In fact, new research shows that reading Harry Potter might even be making children kinder to minorities and less prejudiced. That’s the conclusion of research published late last month in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. [...] ...
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Do Fruit and Vegetables Need a Marketing Makeover?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
With a new wide reaching study stressing the importance of getting our five fruits and vegetables a day, one food expert believes it’s time to take marketing tips from the big drug companies on how we sell healthy foods. The study, published in July in the British Medical Journal, is a meta analysis of 16 cohort [...] ...
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Uganda’s Jail the Gays Law is Annulled: What You Need to Know  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Uganda’s Constitutional Court has found the infamous and internationally condemned Jail the Gays law is unlawful but, while a solid victory, the reasoning behind this decision means it may not be the last we’ve heard of the anti-gay law. The case challenging the law was brought by 10 petitioners including academics, journalists, human rights groups [...] ...
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Why Are So Many People Being Diagnosed with Dementia?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
New figures say that dementia diagnoses have increased 60 percent in England in just the past 7 years, but what is the reason behind this increase? The figures come courtesy of  the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which collates and monitors health information data from across England. The latest release dated July 30 tells [...] ...
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Hummingbirds vs. Drone Helicopters: Who Wins?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
No, this isn’t the latest blockbuster idea from the SyFy Channel, it’s a genuine piece of research from Stanford University and this fun concept has a serious purpose: improving rescue and operative drones. The hummingbird is, by most any standard, a marvel of engineering. They can fly at speeds exceeding 54 km/h and male hummingbirds [...] ...
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How Artificial Leaves Could Help Us Breathe Easier on Earth and in Space  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
An art student studying in London believes he may have hit on a synthetic leaf technology that replicates a plant’s ability to generate oxygen, with the potential for innovation not just on Earth, but even in space. The artificial leaves, created by Royal College of Art Student Julian Melchiorri, use extracted plant chloroplasts —  the [...] ...
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The Breast Cancer and Contraceptive Pill Link: Let’s Have Some Context  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
New research suggests what at first glance is a startling increase in the chances of developing breast cancer if a woman uses the particularly high-estrogen versions of the contraceptive pill, but it’s important to put these findings in context. Researchers from the American Association for Cancer Research, publishing in the journal Cancer Research, looked at the [...] ...
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What Does the Research Really Say About Older Mothers?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
We often hear that the older a woman gets, the more risk there is if she decides to have a child. While that might be partially true, it leaves a lot of what we know unsaid. We’ve all heard the media stories about studies that show a link between older mothers and an increased risk [...] ...
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The Great Barrier Reef is Sick and Now Faces a Possibly Fatal Blow  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
The Great Barrier reef is in the worst state since records began and it’s only going to get worse say researchers, but instead of taking action to help the reef, the Australian government has just paved the way to deal this natural wonder a possibly fatal blow. The report on the state of the reef [...] ...
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