Archive for juni, 2015

Supreme Court Tees Up High-Stakes Cases For Grand Finale

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue decisions on major cases in the next few days that will have sweeping impacts for the entire nation. Earlier in the week, the justices decided cases involving the Fourth Amendment and patents. That leaves seven, highly anticipated decisions still to come, including blockbuster cases that could legalize same-sex marriage and gut President Barack Obama's health care law. The justices are likely to issue decisions on Thursday, Friday, and perhaps next week. Here's a look ... Read more

Panda Twins Born Via Artificial Insemination In China

China is celebrating the birth of twin panda sisters, born this week at a breeding center in Chengdu. The cubs were conceived through artificial insemination, The Guardian reports. Their mom, 7-year-old Kelin, was inseminated in January and was in labor for two hours Monday before giving birth. China debuts its newborn panda twins:— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 24, 2015 Wu Kongju, chief administrator at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, told The Associated Press that the panda ... Read more

Seth Meyers And Amy Poehler Reunite On 'Late Night' For 'Really!?!' Really!

That really just happened. Amy Poehler made a surprise appearance on "Late Night" Wednesday to reunite with Seth Meyers and bring back their "SNL" segment, "Really!?! With Seth & Amy." While on "SNL," the pair covered everything from birth control to Michael Vick, but this time it was all about calling out sportswriter Andy Benoit for his recent sexist tweets deriding women's sports. Poehler says there may not be anything in women's sports that directly compares to the excitement of a ... Read more

Military Plane Crashes In Arizona Near Mexico Border: Reports

At least one military plane crashed in Arizona near the Mexico border on Wednesday night, NBC News reported. The crash, which reportedly involved an F-16 from the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, occurred around 8 p.m., about 8 miles north of the border town of Douglas. Aviation and Cochise County officials told The Arizona Republic newspaper that the crash sparked a brush fire that is burning right next to a high-pressure gas line. Emergency personnel have been dispatched to the scene. #breaking: ... Read more

Detroit Police Issue Arrest Warrant For 'HOPE' Artist Shepard Fairey For Destroying Property With Graffiti

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for prominent street artist Shepard Fairey after they say he tagged buildings across the city with graffiti. The Detroit Free Press reports ( ) the warrant was filed Friday on two counts of malicious destruction of property. Police say while Fairey was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural, he caused about $9,000 in damage to other structures. Police say Fairey, who created the "Hope" poster that came to symbolize President Barack ... Read more

Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' Sounds Wondrously Funky On Acoustic Guitar

There may not be any flashy dance moves involved, but this Michael Jackson cover probably would've impressed the King of Pop himself. In a video uploaded to YouTube, guitarist Miguel Rivera slays a cover of the hit "Beat It" on acoustic guitar, mimicking the sound of various different instruments, as well as Jackson's vocals, with only his guitar. Rivera's breathtaking cover was shared just days before the sixth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Watch as Rivera skillfully strums, beats and plucks ... Read more

What Dose of Nature Do We Need to Feel Better?

Central Park, New York City / Drive the District There has been a boom in studies demonstrating the health benefits of spending time in nature, or even just looking at nature. But a group of ambitious landscape architects and psychologists are actually trying to determine how to prescribe a "nature pill." The big remaining questions are: What dose of nature exposure is needed to achieve maximum mental and physical health benefits (how long and how frequently)? And what form of nature works ... Read more

3 Important Secrets HR Won't Tell You

I'm sure you've heard of the Miranda Warning. Television crime dramas like Law and Order have told us: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law ..." Well, when it comes to our work environment, I've got the "The Marshall Warning: At work, anything you say or do (or anything you should have said, but didn't) may be held against you!" Although I meant The Marshall Warning to ... Read more

Dear Pope: To Tackle Climate and Poverty, Take a Hard Look at Black Carbon

In his watershed encyclical released last week, Pope Francis describes the two defining issues of our time -- climate change and poverty -- as essentially linked: "[A] true ecological approach ... must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor." The Pope has quite rightly framed reducing the pollution that causes global warming as a moral imperative. The impacts of climate change are already hitting ... Read more

4 Secret Maine Beaches

Everyone has a different idea of the perfect Maine summer -- one man's breezy beach day is another's mountain climb or demolition derby. In our May issue we assembled an oversized guide to Maine's busiest season, so everyone can pick and plan their perfect summer itinerary. Here's an excerpt from that guide, listing four beaches you may not have visited yet. Birch Point Beach State Park This beach is hemmed in by regal pines and huge stone ledges that just beg to be ... Read more
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