The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
Turkey has a long history as a secular state, for mostly Islamic people. Perhaps, then, it should come as no surprise that a TV program is promoting Creationism. But what may be surprising is the women, or at least how they're dressed, spreading that message.
Women are increasingly, by choice or necessity, taking on the role of primary financial supporter of their family. And while there's room to cheer that news, it's not all rosy. In fact, according to one expert, in many cases this reflects a rise in single motherhood, with all the challenges that brings along.
Barbie has a new home in Berlin — and it's literally life-sized. But the protests have been out-sized as well. The Barbie Berlin Dreamhouse opened on Thursday, but protests have already been intensifying. On one recent day, protesters strapped a Barbie doll to a cross and set the cross on fire. Protesters say Barbie sends the wrong message.
Many domestic workers get stuck in jobs that pay them low wages, subject them to long hours and sometimes even expose them to physical abuse. And because many are undocumented, they don't, or can't, speak up. But some states are trying to change that.
There's been a controversy brewing around the way the military handles sexual assault allegations. It's been amplified by recent controversies that have enveloped top military leaders who are supposed to oversee the military's handling of sexual harassment cases.
Katerina Tarnovska ia trying to build on the legend of the Amazon — the mythical women warriors who cut off their left breasts so they could fire their bows and arrows better and who fought along side Alexander the Great. Tarnovska, who is a preschool teacher by day, has organized a series of camps to help Ukranian women learn Asgarda.
Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figure in life and was similarly so in death. While world leaders, especially conservative ones, praised her accomplishments, some liberals panned the Iron Lady's legacy while recognizing the impact she had on the world in 11 years as Britain's prime minister.
A federal judge handed a victory to women's health advocates, saying that the federal government erred when it overruled a panel of scientists who recommended that Plan B One-Step be made available to women of all ages. He gave the government 30 days to change its policies.
Pakistani women are often attacked by acid, which leaves burns at best and can kill at worst. But laws have been changed recently, to help women get justice when attacked. But even with those changes, there's still a long and costly road to justice for victims.