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The Factnet Blog: Public Interest News & Dialog


REVIEW: 'Transcendence' Rises Above The Sci-Fi Genre

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:45

Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014 by Kenneth Turan

The focus on artificial intelligence in 'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp is brilliant because it lets the audience decide questions of good and evil.

Though its plot and premise are pure science fiction, "Transcendence" goes pleasingly against the genre grain.

Whoopi Goldberg Debuts As Pot Columnist For Denver Post's Cannabist Site

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 22:17

Oregon Live April 17, 2014 by Noelle Crombie

Whoopi Goldberg relies on her vape pen to relieve symptoms associated with glaucoma, the comedienne writes in her first column for The Cannabist.

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ATTENTION CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTICS: Man-Made Emissions Cause Global Warming

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:34

International Business Times April 16, 2014 by Reissa Su

A new scientific study has cited 99.9 percent of the effects of climate change are a result of human activity.

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Environmental activists hold placards as they protest during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 21, 2013. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

North Dakota Abortion Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:03

MSNBC April 16, 2014 by Meredith Clark

A federal judge has struck down one of the strictest abortion laws in the country, ruling that a North Dakota ban on abortions after as early as six weeks is unconstitutional.

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Submitted by nabashalam2 on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:19

After a 16-month OPP investigation, Frederick King has been charged with sexual exploitation, sexual interference, three counts of sexual assault, three counts of assault causing bodily harm, five counts of uttering death threats, two counts of assault with a weapon and 10 counts of assault.

Brunei Law To Allow Death By Stoning For Gay Sex

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:06

Huffington Post Gay Voices April 15, 2014 by James Nichols

The United Nations has responded to the nation of Brunei, a sovereign state in southeast Asia, where officials are reportedly set to roll out a new penal code including death by stoning as punishment for same-sex acts.

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Scientology-Linked Narconon Exploited And Abused Those It Purported To Be Treating: Human Rights Commission

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:23

The Montreal Gazette April 15, 2014 by Catherine Solyom

"It's more important for me to get Narconon exposed as one of the most dangerous, quasi rehab centres in the world," says David Love, who won a Quebec Human Rights Commission case against the drug rehab centre linked to the Church of Scientology.

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(Photograph by Vincenzo D'Alto)


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