Due to the fear of Islam post 9/11, Muslim women, in particular, have been dehumanized and portrayed in the media as haunting and as a result have experienced symptoms of PTSD. This article seeks to explain the cause of such public disdain for Muslim women. This case study examines an MSNBC, CNN, and FOX news story in which Muslim women travelled to the amusement park “Rye Playland” in Rye, New York to celebrate a religious holiday but were banned from the rides when administrators cited the Islamic headgear to be a choking hazard.
Is it possible that jellyfish are slowly taking over the world’s oceans? The idea seems like the plot of an old B-list science fiction movie, but reports of population explosions around the world for these creatures have made headlines for much of the last decade. Studies throughout the last decade have supported these claims, many of which have suggested that human-related activities, such as over-fishing, eutrophication, and climate change, have contributed to these increases.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug for the prevention of HIV infection in July, although conditionally, requiring the manufacturer to run more tests. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS organization in the world, called this decision “reckless,” claiming these requirements are not enough to prevent drug-resistant strains from emerging.
Hermit crab populations are limited by shell availability; therefore fights to gain a suitable shell are frequent. Although a large amount of research has studied hermit crab aggressive behavior, few have correlated this behavior with location. This study was carried out to investigate the influence of wave exposure on the behavior of the common hermit crab Pagarus bernhardus. Crabs from two sites on Isle of Cumbrae, with differing levels of wave exposure, were tested for their aggressive behavior in laboratory trails.