05 December 2017

All the news for 05 December 2017 [ 260 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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The ethics of ET

The discovery of independent life beyond Earth would have deep philosophical implications for us, and our ideas of moralityBy Tim MulganRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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[Watch]’Ram ke Naam’: Anand Patwardhan’s Iconic Film on Babri Demolition That You Must Share Widely

IN THE NAME OF GOD focuses on the campaign waged by the militant Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to destroy a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya said to have been built...   [ continue reading...]

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How a children’s toy led to an essential medical device

Centrifuges are a basic component of any modern medical laboratory. Used to separate different types of cells within a blood sample by spinning them extremely q...   [ continue reading...]

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In Alabama, Senate Race Raises Disclosure Concerns

Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. For m...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter "Deep State" Enemies

Matthew Cole & Jeremy Scahill, The InterceptThe Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a&nbs...   [ continue reading...]

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Facebook Allowed Political Ads That Were Actually Scams and Malware

by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin In September, an ad with the headli...   [ continue reading...]

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Celebration or reflection?

Commemorating the October Revolution raises the problem of understanding the relationship between the political revolution and the creative arts. By ROMI KHOSLA   [ continue reading...]

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“The Time is Now for our Country to Help Young Farmers”

A new report from the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) discusses the results of the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey. The number of American farmer...   [ continue reading...]

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In Move to 'Follow the Money,' Mueller Issued Subpoena for Trump's Personal Banking Info

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn yet another indication that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe is expanding and intensifying, Bloomberg reported Tuesday...   [ continue reading...]

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Road to emancipation

Women were a significant force in the mass uprising that culminated in the revolution and were instrumental in shaping the attitudes and policies of the nascent...   [ continue reading...]

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A Red by Any Other Name

Vladimir Alexandrovich Bazarov Born Vladimir Alexandrovich Rudnev. Bolshevik Party member known for pioneering economic planning. The pseudonym Bazarov comes fr...   [ continue reading...]

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Canada and China to Strengthen Cooperation on Climate, Carbon Markets

On a state visit to Beijing, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck a deal that will weave climate action into a potential trade agreement. The post Cana...   [ continue reading...]

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Britain’s New Anti-Porn Law Could Be a National Security Disaster

Last summer, the British government passed the Digital Economy Act of 2017, which updated laws and regulations around broadband service generally...   [ continue reading...]

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The Soviets Abroad

When the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, they didn’t give much thought to the foreign policy their new state would follow. Lenin admitted as much in 1921...   [ continue reading...]

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The New Communists

Nothing catches the eye like gold set against red. And in the great war of the twentieth century, the color scheme was on both sides of the divide —...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity

The Renaissance painter Albrecht Dürer was regarded by his friends as a master in the art of mind-wandering. He could become ‘enwrapped’ in his...   [ continue reading...]

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Democrats Need High Black Turnout to Win in Alabama. Here’s Why That May Not Happen.

For Democrat Doug Jones to win Alabama’s special Senate election next week, he will need overwhelming support from African American voters, the core Democ...   [ continue reading...]

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Robert Mueller May Be Treading On Thin Ice

National Review’s Rich Lowry writes today that “if Jared or Don Jr. made the same mistake as Michael Flynn and didn’t tell the truth to FBI ag...   [ continue reading...]

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The Tax Bill Is Just the First Strike in the GOP War on Medicare and Medicaid

As if getting older or facing disability isn't challenge enough the Republican tax plan portends a grim future for people relying on federal medical programs.   [ continue reading...]

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Roy Moore Campaign: Not All Women Have Accused Him of Sexual Misconduct

A spokeswoman for scandal-plagued Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore defended him against accusations of sexual misconduct against teenage girls on T...   [ continue reading...]

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