05 August 2017

All the news for 05 August 2017 [ 111 news items | Now showing page 1 of 6 ]

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This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something - Facts So Romantic

What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is “justified true belief.” Bu...   [ continue reading...]

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Economist Rajiv Kumar to be Niti Aayog’s New Vice-Chairman

Kumar, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, will take up the reins from economist Arvind Panagariya, who put in his papers four days ago. The pos...   [ continue reading...]

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I Was There When Medicare Got Passed. Here’s How it Happened.

This story was first published on July 30 by Moyers and Company. Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Hiring Workers for Manufacturing Jobs Isn’t All That Hard

FRED has some new data. Isn’t that exciting? They now have several new series from DHI Group that measure how difficult it is for firms to hire people. I...   [ continue reading...]

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Not a Lunchtime Photo

I just posted an umbrella photo a couple of days ago, so I can hardly do another one right away. But I took a picture today of a red umbrella out at Silverado C...   [ continue reading...]

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The Global Anti-Corruption Revolution

Global uprisings against corruption can fuse middle-class concerns over the rule of law to a more radical critique of unequal political systems. The post The Gl...   [ continue reading...]

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Seven Dead, 15 Hurt After Bus Plunges Off a Cliff in El Salvador

Eduardo Guevara, an official with national emergency services, said that some survivors were gravely injured and the final death toll could still rise. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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UK Prepared to Pay up to 40 Billion Euros to Leave EU

The Sunday Telegraph report stated that British officials were likely to offer to pay ten billion euros a year for three years after leaving the EU in March 201...   [ continue reading...]

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Court Throws Out Murder Conviction for Blackwater Guard in Nissour Square Massacre

A federal court ordered a new trial for Nicholas Slatten in the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqis in Nissour Square, Iraq   [ continue reading...]

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Free Edwin Pile!!!

Edwin Pile has served 25 years in prison though his court records confirm he was acquitted of some the charges. Eddie Conway speaks to his lawyer, family, and f...   [ continue reading...]

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Easy Win for Kagame in Rwanda’s Presidential Election

Now in his third term, Kagame has won praise for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide. The post Easy Win for...   [ continue reading...]

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The Life of Labour: Software Firms Might Cut Jobs Drastically, Noida’s Domestic Workers’ Take on The ‘Madams’

Latest news updates from the world of work. The post The Life of Labour: Software Firms Might Cut Jobs Drastically, Noida’s Domestic Workers’ Take...   [ continue reading...]

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Why P.M. Bhargava Will Be Remembered as a Forthright Institution-Builder

He could often seem autocratic and dogmatic – but for all his strong opinions, he had a commitment to quality, and in the end this is essential to build a...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Security Council Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea Over Missile Tests

The US-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. The post UN Security Council Imposes New Sanctions on N...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Indian Workplaces Are Losing Women

Female labour participation in India is plummeting in spite of rising girls' education: why and how do we fix it? The post Why Indian Workplaces Are Losing Wome...   [ continue reading...]

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All You Need to Know: The Latest Gene Editing Breakthrough

The most risky aspect of gene editing is accidentally editing the wrong gene, causing problems that can be passed down generations. The post All You Need to Kno...   [ continue reading...]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Declares War on Leaks

By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams He said the Justice Department will seek to punish leakers and also news organizations that publish their information.   [ continue reading...]

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What Once Was the Main Slave Port in the Americas Is Now a World Heritage Site

Rio de Janeiro's Valongo Port was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July. The post What Once Was the Main Slave Port in the Americas Is Now a World Heri...   [ continue reading...]

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Studies in Sentience Tell Us Ours is a World of Many Centres

The science of consciousness has dethroned humanity from the simplistic pyramid we have thus far based our actions on, and opened a new way of viewing and engag...   [ continue reading...]

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Forget Flash Floods. Flash Droughts Are Even More Terrifying.

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  It’s peak hurricane season,...   [ continue reading...]

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