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Canada Is Doing What the U.S. Hasn't in the Fight Against Ebola


The news: The United Nations and World Health Organization have called upon the international community to step up efforts to battle the rapidly spiraling Ebola crisis.

Humans Have Ancient Armored Fish to Thank for Their Sex Lives


If you've ever complained that your bedmate's behavior was similar to that of a dead fish, it might not be their fault.

The Biggest Political Donor of 2014 Is Not Who You Would Expect


The news: The biggest single donor during the 2014 election cycle hasn't been one of the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson or another conservative billionaire.

One Perfect Tweet Calls Out the Hypocrisy of How the Media Talks About Black Violence


On Saturday night, police armed with tear gas and pepper spray were called in to contain riots that broke out during a pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire.  CNN reported that those involved — many of whom were students at nearby Keene State College — yelled expletives at police, started fires, flipped cars and tore down street signs.

Rome's Mayor Just Sent a Powerful Message to the Italian Government on Same-Sex Marriage


The news: Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. But in one public show of support Saturday, Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages that were officiated abroad within walking distance of the Vatican in defiance of the country's Interior Ministry.

Britain Is Using a 663-Year-Old Law to Fight the Islamic State


The news: The Treason Act of 1351 is making a comeback. The medieval law, one of the earliest English statutes still in force, could be used to prosecute British extremists who have joined the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told Parliament this week.

Everyone Needs to Read Ruth Bader Ginsberg's Scathing Dissent on Texas' Voter ID Law


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not happy about her colleagues' recent decision on Texas' voter ID laws, and she's making her disgust known.

A Nebraska Republican Is Using a Tattooed, Screaming Black Man to Scare Voters


The news: Election season is heating up in Omaha, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) is drawing support the best way he knows how: using a tattooed, screaming black man to scare people into voting for him.

Your Pizza Is Probably a Greater Threat to Your Health Than Ebola


Bad news, pizza fans: The box your pizza came in could be a greater threat to your health than Ebola.  Pizza boxes (and other kinds of food packaging) contain perfluorochemicals, or PFCs.

A Twisted Genius Designed a Typewriter for the World's Most Hated Font


Designer Jesse England has created a paradox. He took a typewriter from the '70s, the kind of serious typing machine that your all-too-serious friend might swear is the only way he can write his novel, and added something profoundly unserious.

This Secret Space Plane Just Landed After Two Years — And Nobody Knows What It Was Doing


The news: A top-secret air force space plane landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base along the southern California coast on Friday.

The Survivors: Powerful Portraits of the Liberians Who Beat Ebola


More than 4,400 people have died from Ebola in West Africa. The World Health Organization has projected as many as 10,000 new cases a week in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of 2014.

5 Ways Latinos Are Permanently Transforming American Politics


The rise of Hispanic voters as a major political force is arguably the most significant long-term trend playing out on the U.S.

19 Lyrics Prove Donald Glover Is One of the Most Clever Rappers in Hip-Hop


Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, is many things: rapper, actor, comedian and comedy writer for 30 Rock, SNL and the popular Internet sketch comedy troupe Derrick Comedy.

This Study Will Make You Rethink the Way You Talk to Children


The news: Kids might benefit more from a bedtime conversation than a bedtime story. A recent study found the quality and conversational context of the words a child hears during the first three years of their life are more important in developing language skills and cognitive abilities than the number of words.  While the researchers noted the quality of the words was important, they also said context was crucial.

FBI Director to Americans: Let Us Spy on You, Please


The news: This feels like a misguided attempt by an ex to win back a jilted lover. They want you back, but they won't fix the issues that led to the breakup in the first place.

'Ebola Racism' Is Real — And It's Thriving Across the U.S.


The American public's reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak that's killed over 4,000 people has moved from concern to outright xenophobia Call it "Ebola racism." With the death of Liberian Thomas E.Duncan at a Dallas hospital last week and news that two nurses who treated him have contracted the deadly illness, increasingly paranoid Americans are treating immigrants and visitors from Ebola-ravaged countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone like lepers.  In Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reports that public anxiety over Ebola has taken a toll on immigrants from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Senegal Has Beaten Its Ebola Epidemic. Here's How


The news: Senegal is now Ebola-free after 42 days without a new confirmed case, the World Health Organization announced Friday, noting the nation has surpassed double the virus's incubation period.

Jimmy Fallon Is Actually a Pop Music Genius


Jimmy Fallon's teenage alter-ego, "Sara" (no H!), finds a lot of things aggravating. Reclining in airplane seats, Trapper Keepers, retweets and annoying step-dads named Gary.


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