05 January 2018

All the news for 05 January 2018 [ 183 news items | Now showing page 1 of 10 ]

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How the whalers of Moby-Dick could help put humans on Mars

In the 45 years since the Apollo 17 astronauts placed the last boot prints on the Moon, Mars has loomed as the next target for human exploration of the solar sy...   [ continue reading...]

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Skylight: more than meets the eye

Even if you’re able to escape light pollution on a clear night, your view of the Milky Way is still obscured by the Earth’s atmosphere and, of cours...   [ continue reading...]

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North and South Korea Ready to Talk, but is Trump in the Way?

North and South Korea Ready to Talk, but is Trump in the Way? seema Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:29 Following more belligerence from President Trump's Twit...   [ continue reading...]

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Iranians Can Do Without Bill Kristol’s Solidarity

While the rest of us were celebrating, the Iranian people rang in the new year with a nearly weeklong series of nationwide anti-government protests against corr...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Aadhaar Leaks? vulnerability of citizens' data repository

THE Tribune exposed the vulnerability of citizens' data repository guarding about a billion Aadhaar IDs. Crucial information is being sold by unscrupulous peopl...   [ continue reading...]

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Playing With Balloons, or How to Use a Condom in the Hinterland

In the year UP chief minister Adityanath turned the 'suhaag raat' into the stuff of national headlines, Khabar Lahariya follows the trail of condoms in rural Bu...   [ continue reading...]

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A President Who Attempts to Ban Books That Expose Him Should Be Impeached

John Nichols Trump’s legal threats represent an assault not just on Michael Wolff’s book but on the basic premise of the US Constitution. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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India 1992-2019: A Future History of the Hindutva Years

Meha Dhondiyal Khanduri | Excerpt from The Future History of India, (First Published @2117, Accessed from National Archives via the time machine) The post India...   [ continue reading...]

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US Ambassador Discusses Pakistan Aid Cut With India

Indian officials cautiously optimistic that there is now greater willingness in Washington to follow through on their threat to cut assistance to Pakistan The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Here Are the 19 Senate Democrats Still Not Committed to Defending Net Neutrality

Jake Johnson, staff writerNow that the FCC has finally made public all 539 pages (pdf) of chairman Ajit Pai's net neutrality repeal plan, defenders of the open...   [ continue reading...]

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Dalits Attacked in Mumbai and Guntur Seriously Injured and Hospitalised

Dalits Attacked in Mumbai and Guntur Seriously Injured and Hospitalised Prabir Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:22   [ continue reading...]

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From 7.1% in 2016, India’s GDP Growth Estimated to Drop to 6.5% in 2017-18

The latest GDP figures prove that the economy has taken a battering because of the hasty implementation of GST. The post From 7.1% in 2016, India’s GDP G...   [ continue reading...]

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“We Will Not Let Them Succeed in Their Propaganda”: Mumbai Students Body to Host Cancelled Summit on Social Media

“We Will Not Let Them Succeed in Their Propaganda”: Mumbai Students Body to Host Cancelled Summit on Social Media seema Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:05   [ continue reading...]

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Toby Young: may contain offensive material

The views of Toby Young have no place in society, let alone education. Sack him now, argues Judy Cox   [ continue reading...]

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The Minimalist Gardener

The Minimalist Gardener brings together a series of 17 articles written by renowned grower, permaculturist and teacher, the late Patrick Whitefield and original...   [ continue reading...]

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Women do the heavy lifting

France's last government promised hardship points so workers could retire earlier. But Macron has narrowed the criteria and risks for women are still ignored. B...   [ continue reading...]

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New Study: Big Ag, Climate Crisis Key Drivers of Ocean 'Dead Zones' Quadrupling in Size Over Last 60 Years

Julia Conley, staff writerEnvironmental protection groups called for urgent action on Thursday after a report published in Science detailed a huge rise in low-o...   [ continue reading...]

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Pune’s Fire Temple Pours Cold Water on the Parsi Right-Wing

Like the new fire temple in Pune whose doors will be open to all, members of the Parsi community too must embrace marrying non-Parsis to stave off extinction. T...   [ continue reading...]

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All India Strike of Scheme Workers on January 17th

All India Strike of Scheme Workers on January 17th seema Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:07   [ continue reading...]

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The buzz fades

Honeybee colonies are gradually failing in most temperate regions. They are widely exploited for commerce, yet under-resourced, in an overworked agricultural sy...   [ continue reading...]

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