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Are Sharks Really the Eating Machines We've Made Them Out to Be?new

For people like Dr. Chris Lowe and biologist Terry Lilley, the media's obsession with sharks -- specifically shark attacks -- and pop culture's general view of sharks as human-eating machines, is a grossly misinformed state of affairs.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Ethan Stewart  |  08-18-2008  |  Animal Issues

Is Vermont's Anti-Sex-Offender Hysteria Really Helping Kids?new

Pretty soon, no penalty of a sex offender is considered cruel and unusual enough. When the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment for the rape of a child is unconstitutional, both presidential candidates expressed disappointment in the decision.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  08-15-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Virginia Criminalizes Salvia, Nobody Noticesnew

At midnight July 1, Salvia Divinorum, the mind altering Mexican plant whose use by teenagers has been sweeping the nation (or so says some media), officially became illegal, giving some Virginians out there a cool, new, felony-level, drug-using past.
C-Ville Weekly  |  J. Tobias Beard  |  07-09-2008  |  Drugs

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