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Mushrooms: the new cure?

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Every other weekend, MDO staff picks articles of interest to share with our readership. These articles range from serious political issues to updates on celebrity life and everything in between. We hope you enjoy these further readings!

Science

  • Plot Twist: Scientists think that mushrooms may be a cure for drug addiction and clinical depression.

http://www.vox.com/2014/12/22/7424477/mushrooms-research

Sports

  • Jameis Winston, QB of the Florida State CFB team, has been cleared of sexual assault accusations from two years ago after a student Code of Conduct hearing Sunday. To read more about the breaking news, check out the link below.
  • “The New York Giants faced St. Louis Rams this Sunday, which led to a brawl between key players, resulting in an ejection of three Giants players.”

Politics

  • After the FBI asserted that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony’s computer systems, Kim Jong Un denied any accusations against North Korea’s involvement in the cyber attack. On Saturday, North Korea claimed that the U.S. was trying to frame North Korea for a crime it did not commit.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/22/world/asia/north-korea-us-sony-hack-who-says-what/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

  • The shooting of two NYPD officers over the weekend forces us to take an even closer look at the race politics of our country and reminds us of a different era. Police are now told to wear bulletproof vests, to not patrol alone, and to make sure that all the arrests they make are necessary.

World News

  • Australian woman charged with the murder of 8 children in her Sydney home.

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

  • Phone apps like Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel are upping the ante on speed and safety.

Distracted Driving and the Risks of Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber

  • People started using the transit due to high gas prices, but are staying because of the good experiences they’ve had with it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/us/despite-cheaper-gas-public-transit-ridership-is-up-trade-group-reports.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0

  • While most of the attention on sexual assault is focused on college students and others who are more privileged, young women who do not go to college are actually more likely to be sexually assaulted.

Who Suffers Most From Rape and Sexual Assault in America?

Arts and Entertainment

  • This year, the Library of Congress added such national treasures as “The Big Lebowski,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and others to the National Film Registry, confirming their legendary status as cult classics.
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