02 August 2017

All the news for 02 August 2017 [ 237 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Can a Living Creature Be as Big as a Galaxy? - Issue 51: Limits

The size of things in our universe runs all the way from the tiny 10-19 meter scale that characterizes quark interactions, to the cosmic horizon 1026 meters awa...   [ continue reading...]

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Indescribable you

Can novelists or psychologists better capture the strange multitude of realities in every human self?By Carlin FloraRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The lichenologist

Kerry Knudsen, curator of lichens at the University of California Riverside, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the composite organisms in which...   [ continue reading...]

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Reinventing Staten Island - Issue 51: Limits

When the Dutch arrived in New York Harbor in 1609, Staten Island—or Staaten Eylandt, as they named it—was a wild wonderland, woodland in the middle...   [ continue reading...]

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JNU Administration Attempting to Trample Student Activism, Create Climate of Fear on Campus

By consistently deterring students from dissenting against illegitimate and regressive practices, the current administration seems determined to crush JNU's com...   [ continue reading...]

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Central Park Mice Don’t Get Out Much - Issue 51: Limits

The good thing about studying rats is you don’t have to travel very far. Fordham University evolutionary biologist Jason Munshi-South studies biodiversity...   [ continue reading...]

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Emotional Intelligence Needs a Rewrite - Issue 51: Limits

You’ve probably met people who are experts at mastering their emotions and understanding the emotions of others. When all hell breaks loose, somehow these...   [ continue reading...]

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Dangerous Pollutants in Military’s Open Burns Greater Than Thought, Tests Indicate

by Abrahm Lustgarten The federal government appears to have significantly underestimated the amount of...   [ continue reading...]

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Guyana’s Model Green Town Reflects Ambitious National Plan

At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica. Considered the gateway to Guyana&rsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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The New York Times Pushes Propaganda War Against Russia by Publius Tacitus

The New York Times Pushes Propaganda War Against Russia by Publius Tacitus Pranjal Wed, 08/02/2017 - 22:03 nc-recommends-link http://turco...   [ continue reading...]

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Citizens make a passionate plea for privacy, intrusive government remains adamant: day 6 of SC hearing

It was the last day of hearings by the bench and both halves had been allotted almost equal time. As it turned out, the government took much longer to complete...   [ continue reading...]

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Tell Trump, and the Democrats, Too: We Demand Black Community Control of the Police

Black Liberation Movementby BAR executive editor Glen Ford Donald Trump’s outrageous incitement of police brutality serves the purposes of corporate refor...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump’s Fossil-Fueled Foreign Policy

By Michael T. Klare / TomDispatch He will do whatever it takes to prolong the fuels’ reign, including sabotaging efforts to curb emissions and promoting g...   [ continue reading...]

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Reaching Paris Without Stopping in Washington

History may record that the planet’s climate crisis was avoided thanks to the efforts of three countries: China, Germany, and France.  Or not. ...   [ continue reading...]

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Explosive Lawsuit: White House & Fox Peddled Seth Rich Conspiracies to Distract from Russia Probe

An explosive lawsuit filed by a former Fox News contributor is alleging that his former network fabricated quotes and worked directly with the White House to pu...   [ continue reading...]

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Journalism is not a crime. Statements against the Turkish state

We re-publish two statements responding to the 'state of emergency' in Turkey   [ continue reading...]

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Parliamentary Impasse on Backward Classes Commission Is Because the Opposition Is Being Sidelined

The Bill to establish a National Commission for the Backward Classes cannot be sent to the president because different versions were passed in the two houses. B...   [ continue reading...]

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Al Franken Recounts the Extraordinary Moments Leading Up to Health Care Vote

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) appeared on the Late Show on Tuesday to unpack the dramatic moments leading up to last week’s health care vote, telling Stephen...   [ continue reading...]

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How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies (Video)

“All the checks and balances—from press to public interest groups to criminal prosecutors—are slowly being cut back,”  journalist R...   [ continue reading...]

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Australia/Thailand: Urge Junta To End Repression

Expand Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meets with Thailand’s Deputy...   [ continue reading...]

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