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Global Collection of Mummies to Visit Houston Starting Sept. 24

Posted on · In a few weeks (Sept. 24, 2016), a national exhibit featuring mummified remains of people and animals from around the world will arrive at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will feature mummies and artifacts on loan from twelve museums. Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, the museum's curator of anthropology, […]

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Transgender Rights Challenges: Tuesday’s Show (August 30, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (Aug. 22, 2016), U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas ruled the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education exceeded their authority when they applied Title IX’s ban on gender discrimination in public schools to policies regarding transgender students’ use of facilities, like locker rooms and bathrooms. The federal agencies had concluded — and […]