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May 17, 2016

The Past Hundred Years Of Gender-Segregated Public Restrooms

While anti-transgender bathroom bills have only recently gained momentum, gender-segregated public restrooms have been sites of gender inequity for over a century. Cultural anxieties about bodily secretions, disease, sex, shame, and power — codified into law and reinforced by Hollywood — have allowed the segregated institution to stand. But should we let it?

Scientists Are Testing Psychedelic Drugs To Treat Depression

So far psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, has been tested on only a handful people, with no control group, so it's impossible to draw conclusions about whether or not it works. But it has changed the way one participant thinks about his own depression.

What's Going On Around The World Today?

Voters are heading to the polls in U.S. presidential primaries in Oregon and Kentucky today. Thailand will close its popular Koh Tachai island to visitors to let it recover from the effects of tourism. And Twitter may eliminate character counts for photos and links.

Koch Network Reserves $30 Million In Senate Ads

The day after a major report detailing the Kochs' involvement in national politics and how it's changed, the network tells BuzzFeed News they've already made big commitments in Senate races this year.

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