10 August 2017

All the news for 10 August 2017 [ 254 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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Keeping it in the family: why we pick the partners we do

The peacock’s dazzling tail feathers do not exist for them to carry out everyday activities such as eating or sleeping, but because their colourfulness is...   [ continue reading...]

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Outraged By the Google Diversity Memo? I Want You to Think About It - Facts So Romantic

Damore was fired, basically, for making a well-meant, if amateurish, attempt at institutional design, based on woefully incomplete information he picked from pu...   [ continue reading...]

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Former DOJ Civil Rights Head: Jeff Sessions Is Implementing an Anti-Civil Rights Agenda

It's been six months since Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in as head of the Department of Justice. In that time, Sessions has managed to undo nearly e...   [ continue reading...]

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Andrew Bacevich: Trump's Handling of N. Korea, His First National Security Crisis, is Very Troubling

On Tuesday, President Trump shocked the world by hinting the U.S. could carry out a nuclear strike on North Korea. Hours after he spoke, North Korea threatened...   [ continue reading...]

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Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha Victory is a Morale Booster for Congress Ahead of Gujarat Elections

Narendra Modi's absence in the state could prove be a handicap for the BJP. The post Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha Victory is a Morale Booster for Congress Ah...   [ continue reading...]

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We Have Been at War in Iraq for 27 Years

Iraqi special operations forces search for three missing soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq, May 21, 2007. (Photo: The US Army / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class...   [ continue reading...]

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70 Percent of Americans Think Mueller Should Be Free to Go After Trump's Finances

Jake Johnson, staff writerPresident Donald Trump has stated openly that his and his family's finances should be off limits to special counsel Robert Mueller&mda...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Ranchi Citizens unite against communalism under banner of "Sajha Kadam"

A broad coalition of citizens and organisations came together today under the banner of Sajha Kadam to discuss the menace of growing communalism in Jharkhand an...   [ continue reading...]

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Germany’s Transition from Coal to Renewable Energy Offers Lessons for the Rest of the World

But what does the transition mean for residents of Essen and the rest of the Ruhr region — the former industrial coal belt — whose lives and livelih...   [ continue reading...]

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You Should Read the “Maoist Insurgency” Memo. It’s Bananas.

H.R. McMaster has been cleaning house at the National Security Council recently. In particular, he recently fired a protege of Michael Flynn named Rich Higgins...   [ continue reading...]

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Can the Pentagon win when putsch comes to shove?

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 requi...   [ continue reading...]

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Farmer’s Notebook: Group Farming Project in Tamil Nadu Aims to Preserve Native Seeds

South India's first 'Seeds for Needs' project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers. The post Farmer’s Noteb...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Establishment Lost Control - pre-order the new book

Chris Nineham's book on the insurgent mood in Britain, which will be launched at the end of the month, can be pre-ordered now   [ continue reading...]

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The More Trump Ignores Science, the More Attention It Gets

This week, a special section of the National Climate Assessment—a report mandated by Congress every four years, involving 13 federal agencies, and do...   [ continue reading...]

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The Rise of Neoliberal Culture and the Making of an Indecent State and Society

Maybe it was in the 1990s and the chaos of Somalia when the notion of “failed-states” made its way into the headlines. Somalia’s public instit...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the Government Is Still Stuck in Its Culture of Secrecy

Despite legislations and promises to the contrary, the government is not doing everything it can to be more open and accessible. The post Why the Government Is...   [ continue reading...]

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Silent for Decades, Chinese-Indians Interned at Deoli After 1962 War Are Ready to Speak

The former internees settled in Canada and the US will hold a peaceful demonstration before the Indian high commission in Ottawa on August 24. The post Silent f...   [ continue reading...]

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The History of Guam

Guam is a virtual US colony, whose residents have been denied the rights afforded to other Americans, says professor David Vine   [ continue reading...]

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Why are there pesticides in our eggs?

In case you missed the news this week, here’s what we know so far: during the first week in August, the Dutch food safety authority (NWMA) announced that...   [ continue reading...]

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Anthony Scaramucci Compares Himself to Monica Lewinsky in Attack on New Yorker Reporter

His role at the White House may be over, but Anthony Scaramucci still appears to be determined to escalate his war on the media. The former White House communic...   [ continue reading...]

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