Friday, April 20, 2018

Perspective

Perspective: The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs

Perspective: The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.Brigitte Adams caused a sensation four years ago when she appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek under the headline, "Freeze your eggs, Free your career." She was single and blond, a Vassar graduate who spoke fluent It...
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Seven years after the Fukushima  nuclear disaster, Japanese town rebounds from zero

Seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese town rebounds from zero

NARAHA, Japan — One hour from the evacuation zone, at a rest stop in the mountains, it hits you. A blue sign on the wall, with birds that look like flying oranges and a message for travelers."Cheer up, Fukushima."Back on the Joban Expressway, rolling...
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Perspective: Searching for common sense on guns and kids

’m a gun owner, a university professor, an attorney and — most critically — a father of three. We can find a pragmatic, working common ground on gun policy and not let the terms of the debate be set either by the relatively small number of unbridled ...
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Perspective: The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a full education

Perspective: The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a full education

Not bothered by the games played by legislators and lobbyists, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have used social media to change the conversation around guns and gun control in America. Now it’s time for them to change the c...
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Column: Why cloning your dog is a bad idea

Column: Why cloning your dog is a bad idea

Why, people want to know, did Barbra Streisand decide to clone Samantha, her Coton de Tulear? What would compel someone to spend $50,000 or more to create a genetic replica of a pet dog?In the recent buzz over pet cloning, the issue has largely been ...
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Perspective: 5 interesting facts

1,610Americans died in encounters with animals between 2008 and 2015; 478 were killed by hornets, wasps and bees, and only 272 by dogs.More than10,000small businesses — nearly 20 percent of Puerto Rico’s total — remain closed more than five months af...
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A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

How many times have you taken a selfie, only to hate how you looked? You aren’t the only one. It’s common problem, and some people are resorting to expensive surgery in hopes of snapping a better picture, according to a recent survey by the American ...
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Perspective: With AR-15-style weapons, mass shooters attack with the rifle firepower typically used by infantry troops

Perspective: With AR-15-style weapons, mass shooters attack with the rifle firepower typically used by infantry troops

When a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, he was carrying an AR-15-style rifle that allowed him to fire upon people in much the same way that many American soldiers and Marines would fire their M-16 and M-4 rifles in ...
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PolitiFact: How Russian trolls exploited Parkland mass shooting on social media

PolitiFact: How Russian trolls exploited Parkland mass shooting on social media

Russian-linked social media accounts exploited the tragedy at a Parkland high school to sow discord and deepen divisions in America.Russian bots and trolls pushed conspiracy theories about survivors and amplified Second Amendment messaging in an appa...
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Perspective: Nothing divides voters like owning a gun

Americans are deeply split along demographic lines, but there aren’t many demographic characteristics that embody America’s cultural divide better than gun ownership.The polling firm SurveyMonkey has put together a pair of maps from its 2016 presiden...
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