Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday's Daily Brief: Mitt Romney Calls Individual Mandate "Tax"

Thursday, July 5, 2012
POLITICS
Ann Romney: Obama's Strategy Is To 'Kill' Mitt
SCIENCE
Physicists Hail Higgs News, But Stephen Hawking Says It Cost Him $100
WEIRD NEWS
'Black Widow' Stuffs Competition In Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
SPORTS
PHOTOS: Prince William And Kate Visit Wimbledon
MIAMI
Lifeguard Fired After Helping Rescue Swimmer
BLOG POSTS
Victor Stenger: Higgs and Significiance
As the world knows, on July 4 it was announced that the Higgs boson, or a reasonable facsimile, has been seen by two independent experiments at CERN. The statistical significance reported was expressed as "5-sigma." Let's look at what this means.
Susan Kaiser Greenland: More Science to Support What Parents Already Know: Spanking Children Can Have Long Term Negative Effects on Health and Well-Being
This week a new study finds that children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit by a parent, or other adult in their household, are more likely to suffer from mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, and several personality disorders as adults.
Jose Antonio Vargas: What Does It Mean To Be An American?
As we celebrate America's Independence Day -- as we explore what it means to be American on the most American of all days -- I also celebrate my independence from the word "illegal."
Elizabeth Dosoretz: I Can't Live Up To My Mom's Skin Care Routine (PHOTOS)
My mom has always looked and smelled good. As a matter of fact, it's become a family joke. The mother of three daughters, she always reminded us to wash our faces, not pick at them and -- at the very least -- to remove our makeup before bed.
Ben Harvey: Carly Rae Jepsen: Post-Gay Pop Princess?
In 3 minutes and 20 seconds, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" video accomplished more for the gay community than some gay-rights organizations have been able to do in years.
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