'Society' Archive

Who Loves Designer Vaginas?

June 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Who Loves Designer Vaginas?

What are you gonna do about the fact that Mother Nature once again appears to be thwarting and mocking and then grinning like a wicked divine trickster at every cute ...

BYU Professor Claims Religion Plays Role in Fidelity

June 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on BYU Professor Claims Religion Plays Role in Fidelity

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A BYU professor says being actively religious could help married couples remain faithful.

Iran moves to execute porn stars

June 13th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Iran moves to execute porn stars

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that could lead to death penalty for persons convicted of working in the production of pornographic ...

Sexy not just for the young anymore

June 12th, 2007 / Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Sexy not just for the young anymore

(AP) GREENSBORO, Pa. Giving sultry looks and sexy smiles to the camera, 12 Pittsburgh-area women recently posed at Monongahela historical sites, baring it all -- or almost all -- to ...

State appeals release of man serving 10 years for oral sex

June 11th, 2007 / Newswire, Society / Comments Off on State appeals release of man serving 10 years for oral sex

BULLETIN: A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence for Genarlow Wilson for having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17 and instead gave him a ...

Hindu fundies wreck internet cafes

June 10th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Hindu fundies wreck internet cafes

MUMBAI: A right-wing Hindu group has asked public Internet centres in India to partly block access to Orkut, and is making a software to monitor abusive communities on the popular ...

Google's street views have privacy advocates crying

June 7th, 2007 / Newswire, Science, Society / Comments Off on Google's street views have privacy advocates crying

Street-scene photographs added to Google Maps and Earth last week capture passers-by in delicate situations and have privacy advocates accusing the world's most popular Internet search firm of breaking its ...

Americans Negative on State of Nation's Moral Values

June 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Americans Negative on State of Nation's Moral Values

More than 8 in 10 Americans think morality is getting worse, representing a slight increase in the past three years. The groups of Americans who are most negative about moral ...

Worried families ditch their Wi-Fi

June 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Science, Society / 1 comment

Sinead Griffiths, a researcher from Walthamstow, north-east London, also had Wi-Fi removed from her home. She says: "There is not enough information available on the subject. I don't want to ...

Musician Canned for Focus on Wrong Organ

June 1st, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Musician Canned for Focus on Wrong Organ

A Catholic priest has removed his church's organist and choir director from her duties saying her sale of sex toys was not "consistent with Church teachings." Linette ...

Unsustainabilty catches up with Naples

May 30th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Unsustainabilty catches up with Naples

For a dozen years, Naples and surrounding towns like this one have periodically choked on refuse, but the last two weeks have flared into real crisis, as much political as ...

Clerics, misinformation defeat condoms in Algeria

May 30th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science, Society / Comments Off on Clerics, misinformation defeat condoms in Algeria

They face an uphill task. Many Algerians in television interviews claimed AIDS can be transmitted simply by being in contact with someone who had it. Others, swayed by hard-line clerics, ...

If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural

May 29th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Religion, Society / Comments Off on If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural

The results were showing that when the volunteers placed the interests of others before their own, the generosity activated a primitive part of the brain that usually lights up in ...

Protests against sexual education

May 26th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Protests against sexual education

May 25 - Indian students join a protest against government proposals to begin sex education in the largely conservative society. The proposal has triggered heated debate between ...

Local zoning stymies U.S. wind power

May 25th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Local zoning stymies U.S. wind power

MELISSA, Texas — An orange flag marks where Gary Lisle planned to put up a 33-foot windmill behind his house. But that's about as far as his green idea got ...

Clark Adams: 1969-2007

May 25th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Society / Comments Off on Clark Adams: 1969-2007

The Humanist community mourns the death of Clark Davis Adams, a greatly influential freethought leader and activist, and a person of integrity and personal honesty who expressed his Humanism through ...

Wife blames military gambling for husband's suicide

May 23rd, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Society / Comments Off on Wife blames military gambling for husband's suicide

BANGOR, Maine (CNN) -- Carrie Walsh's husband was a decorated Apache helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army. But years ago, Aaron Walsh started playing slot machines on military bases. He ...