12 May 2018

All the news for 12 May 2018 [ 90 news items | Now showing page 1 of 5 ]

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Will Robot Surgeons Ever Be Creative? - Facts So Romantic

The idea that a surgical robot could ever substitute for the real thing is “a real stretch,” says Ken Goldberg, a distinguished U.C. Berkeley roboti...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Manufactured Crisis

Donald Trump’s decision this week to violate the United States’s obligations under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal came as no surprise in Europe. French...   [ continue reading...]

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Merkel Decries Iran Deal Pullout as She Accepts Peace Prize

The German chancellor is honored in Italy for the welcome she gave to Syrian war refugees, despite political risks.   [ continue reading...]

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Atmospheric CO2 Concentration at Highest Level in 800,000 Years

Carbon dioxide – the main atmospheric greenhouse gas – reached 410 parts per million in April, for the first time in recorded history. The connectio...   [ continue reading...]

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Quote of the Day: Republicans Have a “Nonwhite” Problem

How can Republicans attract more young people to their party? Ramesh Ponnuru takes a crack at explaining: We can dwell on differing views of marijuana, same-sex...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Team May Be Focusing on Odd, Obscure Iran Plan

National Security Director John Bolton reportedly has authorized distribution of a white paper produced by Jim Hanson, a self-proclaimed expert “practitio...   [ continue reading...]

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Punitive populism: The global rise of ‘hostile environments’ for migrants

Punitive policies aimed at those deemed alien means that resources that were formerly allocated to social care, anti-discrimination and integration can be trans...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh blasts off with their first ever satellite launch into space

"Successful deployment of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 to geostationary transfer orbit confirmed. Maybe this is how a country cha...   [ continue reading...]

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Special for Mother's Day -- Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

For Mother's Day and everyday: listen to a discussion and poetry by women of color writers and editors of the anthology Revolutionary Mothering: Lov...   [ continue reading...]

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Murder of Sachin Walia, an Attempt to Silence Bhim Army?

Murder of Sachin Walia, an Attempt to Silence Bhim Army? Pranjal Sat, 05/12/2018 - 22:15   [ continue reading...]

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Macron Firm After Paris Stabbing Claimed by IS

President Emmanuel Macron says France will not cede to "enemies of freedom" after a knife-wielding man kills one person and injures four in Paris on Saturday.   [ continue reading...]

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A Surprising Bullying Battleground: Senior Centers

Studies suggest about 1 in 5 seniors encounters bullying. Nursing homes and senior centers are introducing programs, training and policies aimed at curbing the...   [ continue reading...]

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Cate Blanchett Just Led a Powerful Silent Protest for Gender Equity on the Cannes Red Carpet

At the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, actress Cate Blanchett and 81 other women in film marched in silence on the red carpet to call out the lack of female d...   [ continue reading...]

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Criminal Law and Hate Speech

Criminal Law and Hate Speech seema Sat, 05/12/2018 - 18:27   [ continue reading...]

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Coming to Terms With Motherhood

Sheila Heti's new book attempts to excavate the ghosts of her childhood and confront the decision of whether to become a parent.   [ continue reading...]

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Activists Suspect Foul Play in Gujarat’s New Common GDCR Rules

Activists Suspect Foul Play in Gujarat’s New Common GDCR Rules seema Sat, 05/12/2018 - 18:56   [ continue reading...]

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42 Die in Week’s Israeli Strikes, Monitor Says

The death toll includes 19 Iranians, raising fears that the region may be sliding into an unprecedented direct confrontation between two archenemies.   [ continue reading...]

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Chance the Rapper’s Commencement Speech Is Exactly What We Needed This Weekend

Chance the Rapper had a lasting message to the graduates of Dillard University: Surpass your heroes and achieve greatness, just like Beyoncé did at Coach...   [ continue reading...]

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Just What Is a Job Guarantee?

I don’t want to keep writing about the job guarantee (JG), but I feel like I owe a response to Max Sawicky’s piece on the subject. Before...   [ continue reading...]

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Police Say Chechen Man Stabbed Four in Paris

The assailant, who was killed by police, had been on the radar for radicalism, according to a French official.   [ continue reading...]

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