Man who filmed infant sex abuse sentenced to life in prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of filming an infant being sexually abused will likely spend life in prison.Kanawha Circuit Judge Tera Salango sentenced Richard Smith II, 41, on Wednesday to serve between 205 and 775 years behind bars.Smith was convicted last month of 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts…

Fracked Up: Drilling Pollutant Could Mess With Testosterone

Fracked Up: Drilling Pollutant Could Mess With Testosterone

Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation.Photo: David McNew (Getty Images)New research offers another potential downside of fracking: an increased risk of impotence and fertility problems in men, at least according to findings from cells in the lab.This research, which is still being peer-reviewed ahead of publication, was set to be presented…

Anchal Project Makes Modern Geometric Textiles While Empowering Women

Anchal Project Makes Modern Geometric Textiles While Empowering Women

Anchal Project launched as a nonprofit social enterprise by the Clines sisters offering modern, one-of-a-kind textiles with innovative geometric patterns made using traditional methods. Combining eco-friendly low-impact dyes, vintage fabrics, and GOTS certified organic cotton, their handmade textiles model the brand’s ethos which honors their commitment to making positive social changes by empowering women around…