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Jury Nullification: When the Spirit of Justice Should Rise Above the Law

Jury Nullification: When the Spirit of Justice Should Rise Above the Law

Feb 16, 2015 - Just about every American knows that juries have the power to rule whether a defendant deserves to be convicted of a crime. What few Americans know is that a jury has legal power to exonerate a defendant who has broken a law the jury sees as unjust.

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The Science of Irresponsibility: Why Even Republicans Shouldn't Stand for Playing Politics with Science

The Science of Irresponsibility: Why Even Republicans Shouldn't Stand for Playing Politics with Science

Jan 26, 2015 - Very few scientists are Republicans. And it's no wonder when you consider how Republican lawmakers are walking and talking when it comes to science. But while this may be politics as usual, it's no good for any of us—including Republicans themselves.

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Handle with Care: Why You Should Think Twice Before Sharing that Article

Handle with Care: Why You Should Think Twice Before Sharing that Article

Jan 19, 2015 - In today's world it's easy to share information. But that's no excuse for making no effort to ensure the info we pass along isn't bogus.

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Holding Employees Personally Liable for a Healthier World

Holding Employees Personally Liable for a Healthier World

Jan 5, 2015 - A child may be dead because a 9-1-1 dispatcher didn't bother to let police know that the call to which they were responding was most likely a kid with a toy gun. What would happen if we held employees personally accountable?

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Simple Choices to Limit the Spread of Infectious Disease

Simple Choices to Limit the Spread of Infectious Disease

Dec 26, 2014 - Ebola quarantines have been big news recently, but simply covering your mouth when you cough is part of doing your part.

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What Are Healthy Responses to the Sick Aspects of Society?

What Are Healthy Responses to the Sick Aspects of Society?

Dec 6, 2014 - Reactions to a grand jury's refusal to indict Michael Brown's killer, which many regarded as yet one more example of the inequity people of color suffer at the hands of police, raise the question of what is the most effective means of protest?

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Harming Your Hearing: The Obvious Hows and Whys to Which Many People Are Deaf

Harming Your Hearing: The Obvious Hows and Whys to Which Many People Are Deaf

Nov 30, 2014 - For most of us, our ears simply seem to take care of themselves. But when you're exposing them to overloud music, things can change, and not for the healthier.

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How (Some) Women Are Detracting from Serious Discussion about Street Harassment

How (Some) Women Are Detracting from Serious Discussion about Street Harassment

Nov 24, 2014 - A recent video shed light on the street harassment that women suffer on a daily basis. But much of the ensuing chatter—particularly from women—has served to obscure the problem.

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Health in Death: Why We Should All Favor the Ultimate Self-Determination

Health in Death: Why We Should All Favor the Ultimate Self-Determination

Nov 12, 2014 - Brittany Maynard made national headlines with her choice to spare herself and her loved ones some of the horror that her brain cancer would otherwise inevitably have inflicted upon them. But it wasn't easy in a country that prides itself on freedom

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Does Pinkifying the NFL Really Tackle Breast Cancer?

Does Pinkifying the NFL Really Tackle Breast Cancer?

Oct 16, 2014 - Pink links October, breast cancer, and the NFL. But so does the color of money. And many in the cancer community feel "Breast Cancer Industry Month" is doing more harm than good.

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