11 April 2018

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Viral rescue

When antibiotics fail, could phage therapy succeed? The germ’s-eye view of infection might open up revolutionary treatmentsBy Emily MonossonRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The Tarnac Verdicts: Unraveling the Logic of Anti-Terrorism : After Ten Years, the “Tarnac Affair” Concludes in France

In 2008, the state of France accused the Tarnac 10 of terrorism. After a decade-long ordeal, the remaining defendants received their final verdict on April 12,...   [ continue reading...]

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"Facebook Doesn't Sell Your Data. It Sells You": Zeynep Tufekci on How Company's Profit Really Works

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced off with lawmakers in a marathon 5-hour hearing Tuesday about how the voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harvested t...   [ continue reading...]

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India: The Sanatan Sanstha - Of Spirituality and Pseudo-Science | Pallavi Prasad

The Sanatan Sanstha is likely the most mysterious, hardline right-wing Hindu organisation that exists in India today. . . .apart from this absurd mixture of nat...   [ continue reading...]

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The Case for ‘America First’ on the Korean Peninsula

"America First" used to mean keeping the military out of countries that don't threaten us. Trump's upended that, but now's the time to bring it back.   [ continue reading...]

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Is This Hedge-Fund Titan Greasing the Levers for Privatizing the Veterans Health Administration?

Jasper Craven, Suzanne Gordon Billionaire Steven A. Cohen funds an expanding network of private clinics for veterans—and he’s personally hired five...   [ continue reading...]

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As Trump Reportedly Considers Firing Rosenstein, Senators Move to Protect Mueller Probe

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAs the American public mobilizes for planned protests amid reports that President Donald Trump may fire Deputy Attorney General Rod...   [ continue reading...]

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As Tensions Soar, Turkey Warns US Bombing of Syria Could Set Entire Middle East 'on Fire'

Jake Johnson, staff writerAs fears of a possible conflict between Russia and the United States soared after U.S. President Donald Trump warned Moscow to "get re...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Is the Human Brain So Efficient? - Issue 59: Connections

The brain is complex; in humans it consists of about 100 billion neurons, making on the order of 100 trillion connections. It is often compared with another com...   [ continue reading...]

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Is the Chinese Language a Superstition Machine? - Issue 59: Connections

Every year, more than a billion people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and engage in a subtle linguistic dance with luck. You can think of it as a s...   [ continue reading...]

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As Nuclear Powers Trade Threats, Gorbachev Calls on US and Russia to 'Return to Sanity'

Andrea Germanos, staff writerAmid escalating tensions between Russia and the U.S., former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged the two nations to "return to sa...   [ continue reading...]

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How Facebook Played "Instrumental" Role in Rise of Burma's Ethnic Cleansing Campaign of Rohingya

In Burma, seven soldiers have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in the village of Inn Din in western Ra...   [ continue reading...]

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Few Options For the United States in Syria.

Few Options For the United States in Syria. seema Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:22   [ continue reading...]

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A Christian Argument for Abortion: A Q&A With Rebecca Todd Peters

Stephanie Russell-Kraft Peters discusses her new book and her vision for the role of progressive, feminist Christian theology in contemporary abortion debates....   [ continue reading...]

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Cauvery dispute: IPL matches shifted from Chennai

Cauvery dispute: IPL matches shifted from Chennai seema Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:16   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Travel Ban Was Supposed to Allow Exceptions. That Hasn’t Really Happened.

For the past year and a half, all Mania Aghdasi hoped for was a chance to see her father. A behavioral therapist living in Antioch, California, Aghdasi had rece...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jammu Bandh’ For Defending Rape/Murder Accused Flops

‘Jammu Bandh’ For Defending Rape/Murder Accused Flops seema Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:57   [ continue reading...]

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Teacher Rebellion Heads West as Tens of Thousands in Arizona Stage Walk-ins, Threaten Walk-Outs Over Funding

Julia Conley, staff writerA wave of protests demanding increased education funding has moved west, as teachers, students, and parents at about 1,000 schools sta...   [ continue reading...]

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Mountain Plants Head for the Peaks

According to data gathered over 145 years, the number of species on the highest European mountains has multiplied five times faster than during a comparabl...   [ continue reading...]

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Lose Newspapers and You Lose Your Democracy

Eric Alterman Without independent journalism, Trump and other charlatans will thrive. The post Lose Newspapers and You Lose Your Democracy appeared first o...   [ continue reading...]

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