A new study from the American Journal of Political Science indicates that different political affiliations may actually correspond with different body odors. The researchers, led by Brown University political scientist Rose McDermott, found that conservatives and liberals smell dissimilar. "It appears nature stacks the deck to make politically similar partners more attractive to each other in unconscious ways," researchers wrote. read more
Finally, some good news about the environment: The giant hole in Earth's ozone layer is shrinking. The atmospheric layer that protects Earth's inhabitants from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays is slowly rebuilding itself, according to a United Nations report published Wednesday. Scientists credit the recovery to the phasing out of chemicals used in refrigerators, air conditioners and aerosol cans in the 1980s. read more
Indiana Pacers Center Roy Hibbert was driving in Indianapolis when he took a picture of a local police officer giving a homeless man boots. Hibbert then posted that picture to social media and the picture was retweeted thousands of times. RTV6 in Indianapolis spoke to the homeless man pictured, Frank, about receiving the boots. "I've never met an unkind person on the street. They know I don't mean them any harm when I first started coming they'd lock their doors or park further back but now they drive up right next two me I'm not asking everybody if they give me something okay if they don't okay," he said. read more
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Columbus Police said they've never had anything like it - three churches vandalized in the same night.
Someone spray painted them on the outside. It's the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank.
"It was just one word. It said Infidels!'" Father Doug Marcotte said.
arishioners saw that, along with the word "Qur'an 3:151" on their way into mass Sunday morning.
"It's certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the fire"
Specifically, that passage of the Qur'an reads: "We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers." read more
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to sue President Obama for overstepping the powers of the presidency -- an action that angered some conservatives who believe it is insufficient, emboldened Democrats who say Republicans are being vengeful, and further eroded what is left of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.
Speaker John A. Boehner all but accused Mr. Obama of leaving the Constitution in tatters. "No member of this body needs to be reminded about what the Constitution states about the president's obligation to faithfully execute the laws of our nation," Mr. Boehner said from the House floor. "Are you willing to let any president choose what laws to execute and what laws to change? Are you willing to let anyone tear apart what our founders have built?" read more