07 August 2017

All the news for 07 August 2017 [ 217 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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Model hallucinations

Psychedelics have a remarkable capacity to violate our ideas about ourselves. Is that why they make people better?By Philip Gerrans & Chris LethebyRead at A...   [ continue reading...]

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Dark Matter May Be Trapped in All the Black Holes - Facts So Romantic

This isn’t the first time scientists have suggested black holes might be dark matter, but we thought the possibility had been decisively ruled out. The re...   [ continue reading...]

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Charlottesville VA Backs "Reparations" Fund for Black Residents & Votes to Sell Robert E. Lee Statue

In Charlottesville, Virginia, the city is preparing for a white nationalist rally on Saturday protesting against the planned removal of a statue of Confederate...   [ continue reading...]

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Liberating Europe from Russian Gas

Congress has responded to the president's apparent intention to improve ties with Moscow with a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, which Trump has now signe...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Trump About to Push Us into War with Iran?

Click here for reuse options! Trump is making subtle moves to dissolve the Iran deal. On June 14, when United S...   [ continue reading...]

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Questions Roil Over First ACA Enrollment Period Under Trump

  Protesters in Chicago rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in March. (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP) It appears that the Trump administ...   [ continue reading...]

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What are the ethical consequences of immortality technology?

Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment – both intellectual and financi...   [ continue reading...]

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Pitching up

Ballyhaunis is a traditional farming town in County Mayo in the west of Ireland with a population just over 3,000. Due to an immigration influx over the past se...   [ continue reading...]

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Oliver Stone: School Boards ‘Decide to Miseducate’ Kids (Video)

The film director says children are more interested in the “horror film” version of the truth than what is currently taught as U.S. history.   [ continue reading...]

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Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago: The Post-Cold-War Consensus Collapses

Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we...   [ continue reading...]

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"We Can't Let Our Guard Down": Republicans Could Use Budget as Cudgel Against Medicaid

We can't afford to let our guard down around Medicaid until people who support affordable care regain the levers of government, says Sarah Christopherson of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel: Jerusalem Palestinians Stripped of Status

Expand Israeli police check the identification card of a Palestinian woman at Damascus Gat...   [ continue reading...]

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Mumbai Court Sentences 16 Somali Pirates to Seven Years in Prison

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 14,000 on each of them, while directing the government to deport them to Somalia after they serve their prison terms. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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Scientists Leak Study on Global Heating Before Trump Can Suppress it

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The report, produced by 13 federal agencies, shows why the idea that global heating isn’t increasing—especially in t...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for August 7, 2017

South Asia: Heat Waves Could Make 1.5 Billion People's Homes Uninhabitable by 2100, Minnesota Mosque Bombed Saturday Before Morning Prayers, Court Overturns Sen...   [ continue reading...]

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Our Obsession with Trump Shows Authoritarianism Has Arrived

Bernie Sanders has joined the chorus of politicians and pundits who warn that the U.S. is sliding into authoritarianism under Trump. But he’s kind of...   [ continue reading...]

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The United States and the Crucifixion of Yemen

We are providing the weapons that are fueling an epic humanitarian crisis in the impoverished Arab country.   [ continue reading...]

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As Downtown Detroit Gentrifies, Longtime Black Residents Fight Illegal Tax Foreclosures

In Detroit, a recent study found that one in four Detroit properties have been subject to property tax foreclosure between 2011 and 2015—many of which may...   [ continue reading...]

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Secrecy and Suspicion Surround Trump’s Deregulation Teams

by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Danielle Ivory, The New York Times, This article was co-published with The New York Times....   [ continue reading...]

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India’s Hindu supremacist lynching epidemic: Trump, the Tories and the legacies of colonialism

Hindu nationalism and Islamophobia is running rampant in India. Ananya Wilson-Bhattacharya argues its relevance in contemporary politics because of Brita...   [ continue reading...]

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