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Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

Op-Ed: 5 best female voices in bluegrass music

Bluegrass music is home to many talented female singer-songwriters, but the following five ladies standing out as the genre's best.

Op-Ed: Gwen Sebastian deserves to become next big female country artist

Gwen Sebastian, best known from Team Blake from "The Voice," is a female country vocalist that deserves to make it big in the genre.

Review: The Go-Go's still 'got the beat' at The Paramount in New York Special

Huntington - On July 3, the acclaimed all-female rock group, The Go-Go's, played a concert at The Paramount, in Huntington, New York.

Street artist in France sings in both a 'male' and 'female' voice

Strasbourg - A video is currently going viral of a man performing in front of the Strasbourg Cathedral with two voices and what sound like a male voice and a female voice. His range is something uncommon in a street performer.

Female pilot receives sexist note from passenger

A Canadian airline pilot reported that she recently received a shocking note that cited the Bible as a reason flying airplanes was “no place for a woman.”

How to keep a female spider happy? A gift-wrapped present

What is the best way for a male spider to mate with a female spider? Bringing along food wrapped in silk does the trick, according to a new study.

Cases of snail 'imposex' in decline

Scientists report that they are now spotting fewer cases of imposex, a condition in which female sea snails develop male sexual organs. This appears to be the positive outcome from a chemical ban instituted in 2008.

Op-Ed: Top 10 female country music videos of 2013

2013 was a great year for female country artists and their music videos. Here are the videos that made my Top 10 list of of the year.

Female suicide bomber kills six in Russian bus

A female suicide bomber attacks a bus in southern Russia. The explosion killed six passengers and wounded a dozen others.

Booze and you: The effect of alcohol in males and females

The term “drown your sorrows” has been around for a long, long time. Most men talk about drinking to make their partners appear more attractive, while most females tend to drink to forget their woes. Surprisingly, a recent study abolishes both premise

Israeli co-ed unit possible example for new U.S. military policy Special

Recently, the United States military rescinded a policy restricting women to non-combat roles. The move, instigated by then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, was partially an acknowledgment that many women are already working in combat zones.

Erotic novelist posts ad on the Internet for love affair

A novelist of an exciting new book is seeking some work experience in the love affair department in the hope of getting a taste of the real thing.

Alzheimer's disease develops differently according to gender

A new study from the U.S. has indicated that there are key differences in the way Alzheimer's disease develops between men and women.

Iran finds Reuters guilty of propaganda about female ninjas

Tehran - A jury in Tehran has found the news agency Reuters "guilty of propagating against the Islamic Republic and disseminating false information to disturb public opinion" for running a story titled, "Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran's assassins."

Iranian cleric beaten by women who put 'jab' in hijab

Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, an Iranian cleric in the city of Shamirzad in Semnan Province, was severely beaten after he told two women to "cover up".

Video: 'Speed Sisters' — All-female motor racing in Palestine

Jericho - The Speed Sisters are an all-female motor racing team living in occupied Palestine. They are the first ever women's racing team in the Middle East.

Video: Amazing record 88-way female formation skydiving

Moscow - In a truly amazing display, the 88 member "Pearls of Russia" female skydiving team just set a world record for women's parachuting.

Adorable 8-year-old writes priceless essay about being female

A Reddit user David7902, displayed with pride an essay his eight-year-old daughter wrote about being female. The father and his daughter are the cynosure on the Parenting subreddit as users enthuse at the promise of a "self-confident" woman in the making.

Antigone Rising releases new album 23 Red Special

If you haven't heard of the all-female rock band Antigone Rising you are certainly missing out. With their combined talent and ability to write catchy emotionally charged tunes you'll be hooked once you take your first listen.

Female promiscuity removes incompatible sperm from inbreeding

A new study at the University of East Anglia (UEA) found that females who live in inbred populations have a tendency to become more promiscuous or “loose,” screening-out sperm from genetically incompatible males.

Female prison guard strangled to death at Washington state prison

Seattle - A female corrections officer who was the only guard in a chapel in a Washington state prison was found strangled to death and an inmate serving a life sentence is the primary suspect.

Op-Ed: Marathon Teyba Erkesso another victory for female athletes

There is usually never a dull moment in track and field until the marathon. Teyba Erkesso changed all that in her first Boston Marathon appearance. On January 30th she will be able to defend one of her titles at the Chevron Houston Marathon in Texas.

Police force considering Shewees for female officers

The Cambridgeshire police force is deciding whether to purchase ‘Shewees’, platic funnels designed to allow women to relieve themselves while standing.

Mother in Georgia charged with female genital mutilation

In La Grange, Georgia, a 35-year old mother has been arrested and is being held on charges of female genital mutilation.

Germany's highest Protestant bishop caught driving drunk

A controversial female bishop, the head of Germany's unified Protestant and Lutheran churches, was stopped by police after driving through a red light. Police say she was drunk. Now, critics ask if she should keep her job.

Charles Manson's 'Harem' Makes Bid for Parole

The young women who committed grisly crimes as followers of Charles Manson are looking for release from prison on compassionate grounds.

British female soldiers getting pregnant in Iraq and Afghanistan

At least 133 female British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been sent home after they were found pregnant during operations in those countries.

Female hormone cycle affects knee joints

New research from the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary has found a connection between the laxity of a woman’s knee joint and her monthly hormone cycle.
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Pearls of Russia female skydiving team set a record for women's parachuting.
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Female Lexias pardalis - dorsal view - taken at Krohn Conservatory.
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