04 October 2017

All the news for 04 October 2017 [ 229 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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10 Reasons to End the War on Drugs and the War on Sex Workers

The real lived experiences of drug users and of sex workers are underrepresented and widely misunderstood. Sex and drugs are two of the most controversial...   [ continue reading...]

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Chamber of Secrets: Teaching a Machine What Congress Cares About

by Jeremy B. Merrill If you asked congressional experts what legislative subjects, say, Sen. Pa...   [ 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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Trump Consoles Las Vegas Survivors, But Refuses to Address Gun Control

Trump's visit to Las Vegas contrasted sharply with his visit to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico just a day earlier   [ 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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‘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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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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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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For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In

by Heather Vogell COLUMBUS, Ohio — Last school year, Ohio’s cash-strapped education...   [ continue reading...]

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The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?

Truthout refuses corporate funding and all the strings that come attached. Instead, reader support powers us. Make a tax-deductible donation today! We were alr...   [ 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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Chlorine chickens are just the start: Liam Fox’s Brexit trade free-for-all

A hard-right free marketer is now in charge of our trade policy. We urgently need to develop an alternative vision, writes Nick Dearden   [ 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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