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2014-05-29 13:57:07

American Sociological Association A new study suggests that high-status female college students employ "slut discourse" — defining their styles of femininity and approaches to sexuality as classy rather than trashy or slutty — to assert class advantage and put themselves in a position where they can enjoy sexual exploration with few social consequences. "Viewing women only as victims of men's sexual dominance fails to hold women accountable for the roles they play in reproducing...

F-bombs Mapped On Twitter
2012-08-24 08:11:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social media is all the rage. People of all ages, professions and cultures are using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Wordpress, just to name a few. We talk about our cats, our jobs, our pet peeves and our family. We talk about everything, it seems. But the way we talk has gotten some attention lately. Vertaline, a Ukrainian based company, has been data mining Twitter to create a "heatmap" of the United States. They scanned...

Fracking - Bad Science Debate Looms
2012-07-23 09:49:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmentalists often lean heavily on science and research to support their political cause, but a few scientists are now saying that some of the evidence these activists use is misleading or questionable. "The debate is becoming very emotional. And basically not using science" on either side, Avner Vengosh, a Duke University professor studying groundwater contamination told the Associated Press. Shale gas drilling has become a...

2012-06-06 23:01:14

Alec Baldwin hosts a film screening and panel on the environmental and health dangers of hydrofracking in Syracuse on Saturday, June 2 Syracuse, NY. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Emmy award winning actor and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin hosted “What the Frack” this past Saturday at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse. The event featured a viewing of Gasland, the 2010 Academy Award-nominated documentary by Josh Fox, and a panel of speakers that included the well-known biologist and advocate...

2012-05-19 23:13:34

Frack Free Nation and over 1,000 New York residents call on Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 On May 15th, grassroots citizens of New York and beyond took their message to Albany and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health to stop all new gas extraction until a full public health assessment has been conducted. They demanded that the Governor withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS that addresses permit...

2012-05-19 00:02:45

Bestselling authors of teen literature portray their more foul-mouthed characters as rich, attractive and popular, a new study finds. Brigham Young University professor Sarah Coyne analyzed the use of profanity in 40 books on an adolescent bestsellers list. On average, teen novels contain 38 instances of profanity between the covers. That translates to almost seven instances of profanity per hour spent reading. Coyne was intrigued not just by how much swearing happens in teen lit, but who...

2012-02-21 22:00:00

3,349 respondents participated in the 1st February American Pulse conducted 2/13-2/20/2012, utilizing BIGinsight and reInvention survey panels. The latest results show that Hispanics log in to social media sites more often than other ethnic groups. Also, while Americans remain divided on the issue of censorship, most Hispanics, Blacks and Caucasians agree that racial slurs are offensive and should be blocked in print, music and videos. Worthington, OH (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 The World...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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