Dana Liebelson

5 Christians Who Make Their Living Telling Kids Outrageous Lies About Sex

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Beyond Titstare: 8 More Sexist Moments at Tech Events

The internet blew up in fury this week after a TechCrunch hackathon held last weekend in San Francisco featured two "hacks"—apps developed by coders during the competition—that were widely panned as offensive and sexist. Two participants presented "Titstare," an app that lets you "take photos of yourself staring at tits," and software developer Kangmo Kim came up with an app that measures how many times you can shake your iPhone in 10 seconds…and presented it by pretending to masturbate. This happened while a nine-year-old girl was at the conference (the demo video has since been removed.) Since the controversy, Techcrunch has promised that "every presentation is getting a thorough screening from this hackathon onward. Any type of sexism or other discriminatory and/or derogatory speech will not be allowed." 

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There Is No Such Thing As NSA-Proof Email

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The 9 Most Anti-Science Candidates in America

In 2012, America landed an adorable robot on Mars, found oxygen around one of Saturn's icy moons, and discovered a headless ladybug in Montana, among countless other achievements. A great year for science, right? That depends on whether you're watching the 2012 election. This year, candidates for Congress are actively denying climate change, slashing science funding, and even disputing basic facts of human anatomy. Here are nine of the worst offenders:

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