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After Pittsburgh, Thousand Oaks, Will New Congress Push for Gun Safety Research?

CHARISE JOHNSON, RESEARCHER, CENTER FOR SCIENCE & DEMOCRACY The night after mid-term elections, our nation suffered another gruesome tragedy at the hands of an armed gunman, and I’m still ready for Congress to demand a science-based conversation on

Fundgiving and the activist economy.

A campaign to find a cure for cancer won’t be funded on Gofundme. Rhinos won’t be saved from extinction on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. So how do we use social media then, to help solve the

Rigging the system – How Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole

Late in 2014, Nicholas Woodman, the founder and chief executive of GoPro, announced what appeared to be an extraordinary act of generosity. Mr. Woodman, then 39, had just taken his camera company public, and was

They owe you.

– Banksy – 

Whale dies after eating over 80 plastic bags.

Pilot whale was found barely alive in Thai canal and vomited up five bags during fruitless rescue attempts The small male pilot whale was barely alive when he was discovered on Monday in the southern

This Is Water

If you have 20 min to spare .. this might be the most important thing you do today. Watch this video.

Germany sends refugees back to Syria

Syria’s war isn’t over, but a growing number of German policymakers are trying to revoke asylum and send Syrians back home — against their will, if necessary. ater this week, the interior ministers of the

The path to extinction

Elephant evolution The largest of all land beasts, elephants are thundering, trumpeting six-tonne monuments to the wonder of evolution. From the tip of that distinctive trunk with its 100,000 dextrous muscles; to their outsize ears

Your sunscreen is polluting the ocean and an algae could offer a natural alternative

Chlorophyta (Green Algae) An estimated 6,000-14,000 tons of sunscreen are deposited into coral reef areas of the sea every year. The chemicals we rub onto our skin might help prevent skin cancer but we’re only just beginning

Golfers brave erupting volcano in Hawaii to sneak in a round or two

MARIO TAMA/GETTY IMAGES Since May 3, residents of Hawaii’s Big Island have been struggling with the fallout from the recent and ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano. But that didn’t stop a group of golfers