Bad Air: Pollution, Sin, and Science Fiction in William Delisle Hay’s “The Doom of the Great City” (1880)

Bad Air: Pollution, Sin, and Science Fiction in William Delisle Hay’s "The Doom of the Great City" (1880)

Deadly fogs, moralistic diatribes, debunked medical theory – Brett Beasley explores a piece of Victorian science fiction considered to be the first modern tale of urban apocalypse.

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National Education Association Says ‘Bernie Can’t Win’: We Will Endorse Hillary: Members Furious

National Education Association Says ‘Bernie Can’t Win’: We Will Endorse Hillary: Members Furious

As the first Democratic debate approaches, members of the National Education Association – the largest labor organization in the US – is split over which candidate they should support in the upcom

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Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.

Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.

Governments have typically dealt with capitalism’s more misery-inducing tendencies by creating institutions of labor protection — such as the right to organize unions — and by building out modern welfare states. Although these policy programs have been fairly successful, especially in the countries that have pushed them the furthest, they have not fully eliminated coercion and deprivation.

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US-backed Syrian rebels claim Russian planes have hit their positions

US-backed Syrian rebels claim Russian planes have hit their positions

A US-backed Syrian rebel group has claimed that Russian warplanes have hit its positions in central Syria.  The group, known as Tajamu Alezzah, wrote with heavy sarcasm on Twitter on Wednesday that “eradicating terrorism appears to begin with attacks” on its locations in the central city of Latamna in the province of Hama, according to the Associated Press. 

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The Coal Baron Who May Be Responsible for 29 Deaths Is Finally Facing Justice

The Coal Baron Who May Be Responsible for 29 Deaths Is Finally Facing Justice

At 9 a.m. on Oct. 1, former coal baron Donald Leon Blankenship will stand before a judge at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia, for what promises to be a lengthy, complex, and historic criminal trial.

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Women and the World of Dime Novels

Women and the World of Dime Novels

Full of romance and adventure, dime novels were a variety of melodramatic fiction that was popular in the United States from about 1860 until the early 1900s. Published as cheap paperbacks (most cost only ten cents), they were generally regarded as low-quality fiction. The characters fought, fell in love, got married, and occasionally killed each other (or sometimes themselves). The goal of this exhibit is to highlight some of these female characters.

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Millions More Need H.I.V. Treatment, W.H.O. Says

Millions More Need H.I.V. Treatment, W.H.O. Says

Everyone who has H.I.V. should immediately be put on antiretroviral triple therapy and everyone at risk of becoming infected should be offered protective doses of similar drugs, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday as it issued new H.I.V. treatment and prevention guidelines.

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Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness

Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness

Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness. Surgeons in London have used human embryonic stem cells in a pioneering attempt to cure blindness. Cells derived from a donated early embryo were implanted into the retina of a 60-year-old woman with age-related macular degeneration – the most common cause of blindness in the UK.

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