I was checking my Twitter feed today and realized that the amazing William Shatner tweeted my Comet ISON article! Thank you, Captain Kirk, you made my day! Who is up for some comet watching tonight? http://t.co/b6B7XVjyNU — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 17, 2013 How cool is that?
When he says that it’s nice to get a love letter from time to time… It is really nice to get a rave review when you are least expecting it, and especially when it is from someone you really admire. TheWashCycle.com dubbed my article about a nasty little scuffle between residents and cyclists in Alexandra, […]
As Germany becomes the first European country to recognize intersex indivuduals, many activists complain that the law does not go far enough and that does not address the real problems that the intersex community faces. Read my piece at WTC: Germany recognizes a third gender for intersex children.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 – For years scientists and researchers have been trying to explain why some people seem to get bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood, but females need the protein in blood to produce eggs. “One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes,” says Jerry Butler, Ph.D., […]
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 – The racist, homophobic, and sexist atmosphere in CBS’s “Big Brother” house this season has led to two cast members losing their jobs. Even though the cast members are unaware of the general focus on race in the past week, their words and actions may be indicative of a conversation we all […]
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2013 – The Texas abortion confrontation is emblematic of similar political battles taking place in over 29 states where new laws are forcing several abortion clinics to shut down. In light of the recent trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and other similar scandals, pro-life advocates claim that more stringent abortion laws are necessary […]
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 — The Japanese nuclear power plant at Fukushima is thought to have been leaking contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean for the past two years, according to Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority. The announcement came after experts from Japan’s nuclear regulator analyzed readings of radiation levels in the waters surrounding the plant. Continue […]
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013- Even a small amount of weekly exercise changes the gene expression of fat storing cells, according to a Swedish study published in the July issue of PloS Genetics. Everyone knows that staying active is good for health, but this is the first scientific study to show that exercise affects how the body stores fat at […]
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 — At least 148 female inmates in California prisons were sterilized without proper authorization between 2006 and 2010, according to a report published yesterday by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The sterilizations occurring in the California Institution for Women in Corona and the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, which is now a […]