08 February 2018

All the news for 08 February 2018 [ 238 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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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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Who Are the Holy Land Foundation Five?

In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American families, arresting the fathers, who had been leaders of a Texas-based charity called...   [ continue reading...]

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The King and the Court Jester: Jordan Peterson and Donald Trump

It is interesting to ponder how historians a century from now will analyze the day-to-day reality of the Trump years. From the tedious everyday hissy fits on Tw...   [ 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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'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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Inside America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan & Pakistan

The United States has been in Afghanistan for over 16 years. The U.S. is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as U.S. Central Command has announced it...   [ 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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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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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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"Women's Strikes Are a Reminder That We're Not Just Victims of Violence and Discrimination, We Produce the Wealth in Society"

On March 8, women across the US will stop work for an hour in a symbolic reminder of their power as both women and workers who produce the wealth. Organizers of...   [ continue reading...]

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Warren Slams Sessions' DOJ Record a Year After Being Silenced on Senate Floor By Republicans

Julia Conley, staff writerA year after Republicans silenced her objections to Jeff Sessions' Attorney General nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took t...   [ continue reading...]

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Afghan Civilians Keep Paying the Price for the So-Called War On Terror

One of the stated objectives of coalition forces led by the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001 was to overthrow the Taliban from power and help Afghans form a d...   [ continue reading...]

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Rand Paul and the Sleepover Shutdown: A Three-Act Farce

Sen. Rand Paul walks back to his office a TV interview at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 8, 2018, in Washington, DC. Senator Paul made...   [ 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 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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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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“From the revolution, we learned to be united”: leaving politics behind. An interview with Mahienour el-Massry

On the occasion of the anniversary of the eighteen days’ occupation of Tahrir Square, beginning 25 January 2...   [ continue reading...]

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The Payback: Why Aren't Black Voters Rewarded by the Party That Depends on Them to Win Elections?

Click here for reuse options! Democrats need to do more to protect black Americans from institutionalized racism....   [ 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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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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