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New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

An Ohio City is Turning an Unused Highway Into a Pop-Up Forest

This Dinner Party Invites People Of All Faiths To Break Bread Together (Huh, and while there isn't one nearby, there IS an iftar in a synagogue. We should go. Religious education and all that.)

Promiscuous salamander found to use genes from three partners equally

For stymied commuters to NYC, ferries could be the next wave

Researchers find glass eels use internal compass to find their way home

Sweet sizzlin' beans! Fancy names may boost healthy dining ("It shouldn't be a surprise to us because marketing people have been doing this for years.")

Antlers Are Miraculous Face Organs That Could Benefit Human Health

What Children’s Book Do You Remember That No One Else Does? (Ah, they finally gave me the name for that series I couldn't be bothered to look up! Abracadabra. That's the book that taught me the word "syzygy".)

This Baker Makes Internet Trolls Eat Their Words — Literally

Saving the ‘god of ugly things’: New Zealand battles to bring back its rodent-sized insects

Kansas Inmate Freed After Doppelganger Found 17 Years Later (They look the same, their names are almost the same... wow.)

Another U.S. appeals court refuses to revive Trump travel ban (Just quit embarrassing yourself, Trump. This is getting pathetic.)

50 Years After Loving, Hollywood Still Struggles With Interracial Romance

Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found

Back in my day, we only gave corporations 70% of our data, and that's the way we liked it!

From 'caliph' to fugitive: IS leader Baghdadi's new life on the run

Hardscrabble children sell corn in the heat by India's roads

Not All Trash is Created Equal

Date: 2017-06-13 01:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jo
The piece about Hollywood struggling with interracial romances is interesting because commercials sure aren't! At least here in Canada. It seems every couple in a commercial now is interracial, and if they're not, they're usually then same-sex.

Date: 2017-06-13 04:10 pm (UTC)
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AFAIK racial issues are rather different in Canada from the US.

Date: 2017-06-13 03:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
Amphibians interest me for being able to do things like morph genetics like that; I guess it also helps in certain things like their love life. Regardless, I am sure there are a lot of researchers staring at lizard eggs being fertilized. It interests me as well since I know it's one of the few species that can exhibit regeneration, but we come from a genus that is far more rigid. Perhaps because of our innate complexity? I'm honestly curious if this also reflects "defects" in our genetic legacy as well along the way, but I'm equally curious if cancer rates are noteworthy for amphibians for exhibiting this benefit.

Also not surprised that Hollywood is having trouble showing progressiveness in things like interracial marriage. They've already been struggling keeping up with audiences. Hell, I am reminded of how even HBO has been emphasized to show the struggle of Idris Elba getting "Insecure" greenlit by HBO compared to the well-connected benefits Lena Dunham had when she made "Girls."
Edited Date: 2017-06-13 03:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-13 05:26 pm (UTC)
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I clicked thru to a couple of the links from the Hollywood piece and read them as well. They seem to reflect what I see when we're on the road; going to large events like comic-cons and renfaires lets you see a fairly good-sized sample of the local population.

One thing I do notice is that a lot of those interracial relationships are a white woman with a man of color. Russ suggests that this may result from white women getting tired of being treated like shit by white men and deciding to try something different. Which in turn makes me wonder if there isn't some intersectionality involved -- her white privilege balances out his male privilege, so that they are on more equal terms within the relationship. But that's entirely speculation.

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