09 August 2017

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What If Scientists Were Celebrities? - Issue 51: Limits

Bumping into Millie Dresselhaus in the halls of MIT, where she was an Institute Professor, would invariably earn you a warm smile. It was hard to imagine a more...   [ continue reading...]

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Yadorigi: a village in portraits

As of 2015, an estimated 93.5 per cent of Japan’s population live in cities, making it one of the most urbanised countries in the world, and the trend tow...   [ continue reading...]

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How Information Got Re-Invented - Issue 51: Limits

With his marriage to Norma Levor over, Claude Shannon was a bachelor again, with no attachments, a small Greenwich Village apartment, and a demanding job. His e...   [ continue reading...]

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Freud the philosopher

Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualismBy David Livingstone SmithRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Partition in Hindi Cinema: Violence, Loss and Remembrance

Although one might expect censorship due to the sensitivity of the issue, Hindi films began referring to Partition almost immediately after the events. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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FairCoin: The Strength of Cooperation

It’s time to take control of our lives. Now is the time. We are building a socioeconomic system by the people and for the people, totally decentralized, o...   [ continue reading...]

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Transgender US Military Members Sue Trump Over Service Ban

Five transgender members of the US military, including Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, are suing Trump over his ban on transgender troops. The post Transgend...   [ continue reading...]

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The Two Faces of Kamala Harris

The first seven months of the Trump administration has seen an ever-changing coterie of high-profile Democrats probing the possibility of launching a 2020 run t...   [ continue reading...]

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The US Military's Bloody "Successes": Training Foreign Militaries to Start Coups

Winning! It's the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forces. "We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, t...   [ continue reading...]

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These Baby Turtles Discovering Water Are What You Need Right Now

On Tuesday evening, as the world searched for a silver lining in the phrase “fire and fury,” the Department of the Interior announced that the final...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Has Declared a Culture War—This Is How to Fight Back

Laila Lalami Democrats must not compromise on fundamental principles. The post Trump Has Declared a Culture War—This Is How to Fight Back appeared first...   [ continue reading...]

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In This War of Words, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un Need to Find a Diplomatic Solution

Both leaders need to immediately work to de-escalate the situation and direct their diplomats to engage in an adult conversation designed to resolve tensions. T...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump DOJ's Latest Move Confirms Worst Fears About Voting Rights

(Photo: Bizoo_n / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Legal experts and voting rights advocates are raising alarms about a reversal in the Justice Department's long-st...   [ continue reading...]

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Ike’s Dystopian Dream, and How It Came True

  The following article was originally published as a chapter in Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, and Project Censored, Censored 2017: Fortieth Anniversary...   [ continue reading...]

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Pence's Indiana 'Cautionary Tale' for Privatizing Infrastructure Projects

Jessica Corbett, staff writerPresident Donald Trump has proposed a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure with a maligned plan that partly relies on enticing...   [ continue reading...]

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She Dared to Say Pakistan’s Most Popular Politician Harassed Her. Then Came the Abuse.

"I wish someone would throw acid on Gulalai's face". The smear campaign against the female tribal politician has been especially fierce on Twitter.   [ continue reading...]

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Can Someone School Me on Romans 13?

Robert Jeffress, a follower of the Lamb of God¹ and a loving shepherd of His flock—and one of Donald Trump’s favorite pastors—is apparent...   [ continue reading...]

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Urges Trump to Privatize Afghan War & Install Viceroy to Run Nation

The White House is considering an unprecedented plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan at the urging of Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct private mercen...   [ continue reading...]

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Grandparenting for Sustainability

To survive the triple threats of global climate change, fossil fuel depletion, and population overshoot, humans will have to do some pretty sophisticated proble...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Continued Silence on Minn. Mosque Attack 'An Outrage,' Says Rep. Ellison

Andrea Germanos, staff writerPresident Donald Trump's continued silence following the recent bombing of a mosque in a Minneapolis suburb "is an outrage," Rep....   [ continue reading...]

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