08 February 2018

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Is the Universe a conscious mind?

Cosmopsychism might seem crazy, but it provides a robust explanatory model for how the Universe became fine-tuned for lifeBy Philip GoffRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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'We Lost a Legend Today': Grateful Dead Lyricist and Internet Visionary John Perry Barlow Dead at Age 70

Jon Queally, staff writerJohn Perry Barlow, who wrote lyrics for some of the Grateful Dead's most recognizable songs and later became a visionary champion of In...   [ continue reading...]

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This New Company Wants You To Trade Your DNA Sequence for Cryptocurrency

After about a year of development, a new biotech company, the brainchild of Harvard genomics pioneer George Church, emerged from the darkness this week, ST...   [ continue reading...]

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To demonstrate how spiders fly

In this early stop-motion animation from 1909, the pioneering British naturalist and filmmaker F Percy Smith uses a mechanical model to illustrate how some spid...   [ continue reading...]

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No More Tuna for Japan’s Sushi?

Yuta Yagishita Japan is the world’s biggest consumer of tuna. Fishermen on the island of Iki are challenging official policy so as to stop the decline of...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is Making Life Even Harder for Working-Class Women

Katha Pollitt His administration has already made workers, especially women, poorer, less secure, and less safe. The post Trump Is Making Life Even Harder for...   [ continue reading...]

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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Says Global Warming May Help “Humans Flourish”

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Scott Pruitt, the head...   [ continue reading...]

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Is it ‘Treason’ Not to Clap for the President?

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener Joan Walsh on Trump, Nomi Prins on financial deregulation, and Ann Jones on Norwegians. The post Is it ‘Treason’ Not...   [ continue reading...]

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With US Carbon Footprint Set to Grow by 2050, Fossil-Free Movement 'Our Only Hope'

Jake Johnson, staff writerWith a new government report projecting that America's carbon footprint is on pace to be slightly larger in 2050 than it is now—...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Interprets the Nunes Memo as Total Vindication

Calvin Trillin The post Trump Interprets the Nunes Memo as Total Vindication appeared first on The Nation.   [ continue reading...]

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Now Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall in the Intelligence Committee

Rep. Devin  Nunes last week did enormous damage to the credibility of the House intelligence committee he chairs when he released an inaccurate m...   [ continue reading...]

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White House Refuses to Answer When John Kelly Knew About Top Aide’s Abuse Allegations

The White House on Thursday refused to say when the president’s chief of staff John Kelly became aware of the domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porte...   [ continue reading...]

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The Republican War on Local Control

With increasing frequency, Republican state legislatures are moving to prevent cities, towns, villages, and counties from adopting progressive policies that div...   [ continue reading...]

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California School Privatizer's Ideal Superintendent Is Tied to Anti-Gay Crusaders

The Democratic candidate is a long-time advocate of privatizing schools whose stable of problematic funders includes the ‘man behind Prop 8.’   [ continue reading...]

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John Kelly Has Got to Go

John Nichols His awful response to domestic-abuse charges involving a top aide is just the latest in a series of toxic blunders. The post John Kelly Has Got to...   [ continue reading...]

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BDS Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

BDS Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Pranjal Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:32   [ continue reading...]

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When We Were Shepherds

Caki Wilkinson The post When We Were Shepherds appeared first on The Nation.   [ continue reading...]

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Twitter Is Great. An Asshole Filter Would Make It Even Better.

So, Twitter. It’s terrible. It’s a cesspool of misogyny and racism and trolling. The Russians use it to interefere with our elections. It has driven...   [ continue reading...]

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California Needs a Ton of Snow, ASAP

Remember the California drought? It ended last year, drowned under the deluges of the state’s wettest winter in nearly a century. Just as suddenly, d...   [ continue reading...]

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The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers - book review

The Politics of Immigration gives supporters of migrants the ammunition to answer back any anti-immigration argument, finds Orlando Hill   [ continue reading...]

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