Posts from December 15, 2012

Spanish Scientists Show How Limbs Evolved From Fins: VIDEO

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New research from the Spanish National Research Council provides more information about how our arms and legs developed from fins. Basically, tetrapods like humans and cows have a gene, called the hoxd13 gene, that produces a protein that leads to th…

HBO Orders Comedy Pilot About Gay Pals In San Francisco

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HBO, the pay-cable channel that brings us Girls, Boardwalk Empire and LGBT-favorite True Blood, announced yesterday that it has ordered a pilot about the lives of three gay friends living in San Francisco. From The Hollywood Reporter: The untitled pr…

Nate Silver: Pro-Gun Side Winning War Of Words

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In the wake of yesterday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a tragedy most of us are still trying to process, statistician Nate Silver decided to look at the use of the terms “gun control,” “second amendment,” “g…

‘Dallas Morning News’ Endorses Marriage Equality

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In January of 2011, the Dallas Morning News made waves by announcing that it would not publish same-sex marriage announcements because same-sex marriage remains unrecognized in Texas. It was six months before public outrage forced the paper to change…

Dutch Caribbean Island Saba Legalizes Marriage Equality

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Though The Netherlands approved marriage equality in 2001, they gave their various island municipalities more time to overcome local opposition. One of those islands, Saba, managed to do just that: officials held their first same-sex marriage there e…