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Weekend Reads 1/6/18

Shocker: “Yeti” poo, bones not actually from yeti

While the research found no new creatures, it did add to the theory that yeti stories emerged from primeval bear encounters among snowy mountains.

Politically Homeless

Third parties have not been a successful way forward in the American system of politics. But perhaps a “third way” or better yet a “moral movement” to revive and renew American politics, on both sides of the aisle, is the way forward for people of faith who put the poor and vulnerable, the consistent dignity of human life, strong families and gender equality, and the priority of racial and economic justice and peace at the center of their political convictions.

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn

Denise Breitburg, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in the US and who led the analysis, said: "Under the current trajectory that is where we would be headed. But the consequences to humans of staying on that trajectory are so dire that it is hard to imagine we would go quite that far down that path."

Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis is an American disaster

Hurricane Maria is the “largest psychosocial disaster in the U.S.,” according to one expert. Watch our video on the connection between big storms and mental health.

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