09 February 2018

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See with your ears: Spielberg and sound design

Because film is thought of as a primarily visual medium, it’s easy to overlook the integral role of sound design in on-screen storytelling – particu...   [ continue reading...]

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Lawrence Wilkerson: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War with Iraq; It's Happening Again with Iran

Fifteen years ago this week, Secretary of State General Colin Powell gave a speech to the United Nations arguing for war with Iraq, saying the evidence was clea...   [ continue reading...]

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Cambodia: Free Forcibly Returned Critic of Hun Sen

Expand Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives to attend the Cambodian People's Party (CP...   [ continue reading...]

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Few things are as dangerous as economists with physics envy

Two questions: is it good or bad that professional athletes earn 400 times what nurses do, and is string theory a dead end? Each question goes to the heart of i...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas' Olympic Unity Parade

Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas' Olympic Unity Parade seema Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:14 In a show of unity, athletes from North and South Korea marched at...   [ continue reading...]

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Can Germany’s Social Democrats Get Their Groove Back?

Jordan Stancil The turn to neoliberalism demoralized the party—and helped fuel the rise of the extreme right. The post Can Germany’s Social Democra...   [ continue reading...]

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Here’s the Worst, Anti-Science Idea of the Week from the Republican Congress

At a hearing this week, Rep. Lamar Smith (R.-Texas) lashed out at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the group that assesses cancer ri...   [ continue reading...]

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Efficient Water Management in Central Asia

Soumya Balasubramanya, Researcher in Environmental Economics at the International Water Management InstituteThe post Efficient Water Management in Central Asia...   [ continue reading...]

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This Democratic Prosecutor is Making the Case for Unseating Devin Nunes

At high noon on a sunny Tuesday, a crowd of protestors lined the block where Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has an office in Clovis, California. There are about 25...   [ continue reading...]

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Texas Lawsuit Alleging Fraud in Construction of First Border Wall Comes Apart

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune A judge has dismissed a...   [ continue reading...]

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The SPD is dead: long live the grand coalition!

There has been much opposition to Groko. Still, another Grand Coalition looms in Germany. Evan Sedgwick-Jell examines the reasons why   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Labor Board Is Making it Even More Difficult to Unionize Fast-Food Workers

Michelle Chen Upending Obama-era precedent, the NLRB is threatening the ability of workers at franchise restaurants to organize. The post Trump’s Labor B...   [ continue reading...]

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See More Local News in Your Facebook Feed? Be Skeptical

The social media giant wants to uplift local news in its algorithms. But IRL, it’s complicated.   [ continue reading...]

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From Fringe to Baby Oil, Here Are 9 Eye-Catching Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Looks

Fashion Week kicked off in New York City on Thursday, but nearly 7,000 miles away in Pyeongchang, almost 3,000 Olympic athletes from 92 countries were...   [ continue reading...]

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Kelly Telling Aides to Lie That He Took 'Immediate' Action to Fire Accused Wife Abuser: Report

Jake Johnson, staff writerAmid reports that White House chief of staff John Kelly was fully aware of the domestic violence accusations against Trump staff secre...   [ continue reading...]

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Reproductive Rights Groups Slam White House Report on Trump's Unconscionable Global Gag Rule

Protesters hold signs as they march to the White House during a march and rally to support women's health programs and protest the White House global gag rule o...   [ continue reading...]

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GGGI Eyes Expanding Role in Triggering Pro-poor Green Growth

Green used to be the color of money. Now it’s the word we use to mean actions that don’t hurt perhaps even help the environment.  Moving from p...   [ continue reading...]

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Long-term Climate Variability ‘Could Fall’ as the World Warms

Long-term climate variability is the range of temperatures and weather patterns experienced by the Earth over a scale of thousands of years. New research sugges...   [ continue reading...]

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Arizona Prosecutors Double Down on Murder Theory as the Evidence Crumbles Around Them

Medical experts testified that Rachel Gray’s fatal injury could not possibly have occurred within the window presented at trial. The post Arizona Prosecut...   [ continue reading...]

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Automation: the future, but what future?

We cannot consider automation without taking into account the mode of production in which it's operating, argues Nathan Street    [ continue reading...]

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