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Study of The Day: Pew Research Shows 40 Percent of Millennials Would Censor Offensive Speech
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America: Land of the free and home of censorship?

A new study by Pew Research shows that American Millennials are far more likely to support the government banning offensive speech about minority groups than other generations.

Of those aged 18-34, 40 percent support censoring offensive speech.

"We asked whether people believe that citizens should be able to make public statements that are offensive to minority groups, or whether the government should be able to prevent people from saying these things. Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups, while 58% said such speech is OK."

Although this statistic might be shocking to some free speech advocates, it really should be taken with a large grain of salt.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans still say "offensive speech" should be allowed. And out of 38 other nations polled, the median was 35 percent.

There's also a difference in education levels and support for limiting speech. Those with a high school degree or less are 9-percentage-points more likely to support censorship.

You can draw your own conclusions with that last statistic.

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A study at Granada University of Spain seem to suggest than beer is better than water at rehydrating the body after exercise.

Here's what the researchers did:

Asked 25 students to run on a treadmill at 104 degrees Fahrenheit to the point of exhaustion Measured their levels of hydration, motor skills and their ability to concentrate Half the students were given water to drink and the other half were given Spanish lager

Result:
Those who were given beer had slightly better hydration levels than those who were given plain water.
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A new study from the University of Japan has confirmed this, showing that although pet cats are more than capable of recognising their owner's voice they choose to ignore them - for reasons that are perhaps rooted in the evolutionary history of the animal.
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It's safe to say that whatever the final quality of said speech, said student will not have learned anything about journalism, independent research, public speaking, ethics, grammar, spelling, or possibly even Google.

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This is Angela Zhang, a Californian student who just won $100,000 in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. Her contribution to the competition? Nothing big, just discovering a cell that can fight cancer. Oh sorry, I meant developed that cell. Her work, titled "Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells," is a total mouthful, but some are saying it's a real "Swiss army-knife" in the fight against cancer - helping both the treatment of cancer cells and their detection.

Did I mention that she's seventeen years old?

And with that, I'm going to go pretend like I've accomplished something with my life.

Check the via link for more info!

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