04 October 2017

All the news for 04 October 2017 [ 228 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Universe in a bubble

Maybe we don’t have to speculate about what life is like inside a bubble. It might be the only cosmic reality we knowBy J Richard GottRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The Universe Began With a Big Melt, Not a Big Bang - Issue 53: Monsters

There are two tantalizing mysteries about our universe, one dealing with its final fate and the other with its beginning, that have intrigued cosmologists for d...   [ continue reading...]

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Thirty days of a cargo ship’s voyage

Assembled from 80,000 photographs taken over the course of a month, this video traces a cargo ship’s path from the Red Sea to Hong Kong as it makes stops...   [ continue reading...]

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The Last Invention of Man - Issue 53: Monsters

The Omega Team was the soul of the company. Whereas the rest of the enterprise brought in the money to keep things going, by various commercial applications of...   [ continue reading...]

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The Volcano That Shrouded the Earth and Gave Birth to a Monster - Issue 53: Monsters

Two hundred years ago, the greatest eruption in Earth’s recorded history took place. Mount Tambora—located on Sumbawa Island in the East Indies&mdas...   [ continue reading...]

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Why India’s Electric Car Vision May Be Leading Up a Blind Alley

The Indian government seems to have fallen for the Big Business’ agenda of using electric cars even as climate change is accelerating. The post Why India&...   [ continue reading...]

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How Economics Is Forging Renewed Links With Social Sciences

When 'political economy' became just 'economics,' the shift came at the cost of its links to other social sciences. The post How Economics Is Forging Renewed Li...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for October 4, 2017

Puerto Rico Death Toll Rises as President Trump Lauds Hurricane Response, Protesters in San Juan Blast Trump's Hurricane Response, U.S. Militarism, Leaked Photo...   [ continue reading...]

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Pessimism, Optimism, and Opportunity beyond Brexit

I am in no position to understand contemporary high level Brexit debate, argument and ultimately the compromises that will need to be made, but I do want to spe...   [ continue reading...]

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With DACA's Fate Uncertain, Immigrant Students Tell Their Own Stories

A reminder that we not only need DACA, but must go even further to protect immigrant youth.   [ continue reading...]

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US Call for Suspending Arms Sales to Myanmar Faces Roadblock

Any resolution imposing economic or military sanctions on Myanmar is likely to be vetoed either by China or Russia – or both. The post US Call for Suspend...   [ continue reading...]

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Europe and the Middle East Are Both on the Verge of Unraveling

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?   [ continue reading...]

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Correction: The Share of White Millionaires Really Has Doubled Since 1992

Yesterday I wrote a post criticizing the Washington Post for the way it reported some new statistics on family wealth. After a Twitter conversation with the rep...   [ continue reading...]

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National Security Agencies Are Evading Congressional Oversight

While concerns about mass surveillance are not new, the current administration's disregard for constitutional limits on executive power and willingness to polit...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide’: Climate Change Disasters and Immigration Go Hand-in-Hand

As Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey demonstrate, climate change makes questions of citizenship and belonging even more urgent.   [ continue reading...]

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GOP Head of Senate Russia Probe Still Won’t Say Moscow Was Trying to Help Trump

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is walking a thin line when it comes to discussing his panel’s investigatio...   [ continue reading...]

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Arun Shourie Compares Demonetisation to Suicide, Calls It ‘Largest Money-Laundering Scheme’

"Policies that ought to be implemented, and ought to implemented well, like GST, are being completely fumbled," Shourie also said in an interview to NDTV. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Behind JPMorgan Chase’s Bait-and-Switch

David Dayen According to lawsuits filed by investor Larry Schneider, the bank sold him thousands of mortgages—then changed the terms of the deal. The pos...   [ continue reading...]

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What We Get Wrong About Lyme Disease - Issue 53: Monsters

My sister Camilla and I stepped off the passenger ferry onto the dock at Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard’s main port, with a group that had alread...   [ continue reading...]

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Analysis: Russia Throws North Korea Lifeline to Stymie Regime Change

Russia's view is that North Korea's transformation into a nuclear state is permanent and irreversible and the best the West can hope for is for Pyongyang to fre...   [ continue reading...]

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