10 May 2017

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The Multiverse As Muse - Issue 48: Chaos

In his short story “The Garden of Forking Paths,” the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges describes a present that can, at any moment, bifurcate in...   [ continue reading...]

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Can You Ever Really Know an Extraterrestrial? - Issue 48: Chaos

Imagine that you’ve lived your entire life in a small village deep within a continental wilderness. For centuries this community has been isolated from th...   [ continue reading...]

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Whalevolution

Descending from creatures that were terrestrial and then amphibious before they were aquatic, cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) possess some of the ani...   [ continue reading...]

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Defy the Stars - Issue 48: Chaos

Count to five, Noemi decides. If she’s cracking up—if the terror of the past few minutes has scrambled her mind to the point where she’s hallu...   [ continue reading...]

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White House Report on Trump Meeting With Top Russian Diplomat Doesn't Mention Election Meddling

A day after President Donald Trump unceremoniously fired FBI Director James Comey, he hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House. Accordi...   [ continue reading...]

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What We Know and What We Don’t Know About AAP’s Vote Tampering Demonstration

There are as many flaws with the technology as there are with the processes used to secure the EVMs, the laws that create the sanctions and, as always, with the...   [ continue reading...]

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Sen. McCain Breaks Party Rank, Anti-Environment Bill Falters in Senate

John McCain has made an unexpected move, voting against a bill supported by President Trump and most Republicans in Congress.   [ continue reading...]

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Why India and China Are Driving the ‘Global Green Shift’

In his new book 'Global Green Shift: When Ceres Meets Gaia', John A. Mathews argues that India and China are destroying the fossil fuel status quo. The post Why...   [ continue reading...]

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Has art ended again?

Even since Hegel, artists and critics alike have been claiming that art is finished. But what could that actually mean?By Owen HulattRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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3 Things We Learned About the Sustainability Movement at Future Earth

Future Earth is an open, international network of academic research projects focused on transition to a sustainable world. It’s an umbrella organization f...   [ continue reading...]

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Does Dark Matter Harbor Life? - Issue 48: Chaos

Even though we know that ordinary matter accounts for only about one-twentieth of the universe’s energy and a sixth of the total energy carried by matter...   [ continue reading...]

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Demanding Special Prosecutor, Democrats Invoke Senate 'Slowdown'

Nadia Prupis, staff writerSenate Democrats announced a slowdown of committee business on Wednesday as the fallout from President Donald Trump's firing of FBI di...   [ continue reading...]

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Martin Shaw on Imagination: “I would describe it as ‘ripe for invasion’”

When we look at some of the big political moves on either side of the Atlantic in the last few years, actually one of the things we’re seeing is a yearnin...   [ continue reading...]

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As China Pushes for a ‘Buddhist’ Globalisation, India Isn’t Making the Most of Its Legacy

Simply playing the 'Dalai Lama card', as many are prone to do, will not only restrict India’s ability to manoeuvre in the outside world, but also risks un...   [ continue reading...]

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Tunisian Vendor Self-Immolates, Protestors Clash With Police

A Tunisian fruit vendor self-immolated himself after the police stopped him from working leading to clashes between the police and protestors. The post Tunisian...   [ continue reading...]

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Population and Development: More on Malthus

I agree that there are many ways of staving off the dark fairy tale of an impending Malthusian crisis, of which labour intensification is a key one usefully hig...   [ continue reading...]

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Clothesline at the End of the World

Apocalyptic stories are sexy in their drama. The end of the world as we know it will be big and dramatic and everything will change, and we will be living in so...   [ continue reading...]

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Senate Just Killed "Trump's Plan to Hand Our Public Lands to Big Oil"

Andrea Germanos, staff writer"Just when we thought all hope was lost, common sense prevailed today in the United States Congress," said Jessica Ennis, senior le...   [ continue reading...]

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UPDATED: North Carolina GOP Scrambles to Save Pig Stink

UPDATE: 5/10/2017: The North Carolina House voted 74-40 to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill designed to protect hog farms from nuisance lawsuits. The...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Fires Comey, Putting Country ‘On the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis’

John NicholsThe decision makes a mockery of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recusal from the Russia investigation and should prompt his impeachment.   [ continue reading...]

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