President Donald Trump signs an executive order calling for a rewriting of major provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, February 3, 2017. (Photo: Aude Guerrucci / Pool via The New York Times) In yet another Wall Street giveaway, President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon took […]
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When pro-choice activists showed up at New York City’s Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood early on Saturday April 1, it was immediately clear that something wasn’t right. Members of NYC for Abortion Rights called a counterprotest that morning to oppose a vigil by the “40 Days for Life,” part of a series of actions around the […]
Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the world of informants, infiltrators, and agent provocateurs in the heart of Dixie. (Image: ARTE)The film tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain “the Mississippi way of life,” white supremacy, during the 1950s and ’60s. The Mississippi […]
President Donald Trump’s proposed 31 percent budget cut for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is devastating for anyone who isn’t financially connected to the fossil fuel industry. Reversing the course on projects that include reducing carbon emissions, protecting rivers and streams from industrial pollutants, and investments in renewable energy is not only bad for the planet, but it […]
The Brazilian Congress is poised to slash the size of existing conservation units, removing federal protection from vast swaths of Amazon rainforest in Pará state. (Photo: Rhett A. Butler) With Brazil in political turmoil, the bancada ruralista agribusiness lobby that dominates Congress has quietly set in motion measures to dismember some of the country’s most important conservation […]
THE widow of the commander of the doomed Challenger has relived the horrifying moment the space shuttle exploded just after launching.
If you thought Missing 411 was scary, you’ll never want to visit Boston. There’s a queer parallel between Paulides’s investigations and Amanda Tullos’s coverage of missing people and bodies of water. Might it be a serial killer, too much booze, or could they be the victim of something beyond our ken? The families of these […]
For years The Anomalist has been urging people to consider what we know as reality isn’t particularly real. New data from Switzerland traces the cracks in our paradigm, but it’s premature to hail a new era of weird science. Other high strangeness lurks at the bottom of reality. There’s Still A Lot We Don’t Know […]
Was Hannah Courtoy the first female Doctor? Many a story’s been told about her tomb being a TARDIS, after a fashion, but not even Jake Rossen’s been able to find the proof. Maybe if someone finds the key to this Egyptologist’s wet dream of a structure, the world could have a peek at what lies […]
Ghosts are old hat in the UK, but American bars still have plenty of spirits that aren’t of the Jack Daniels variety. Sarah Baker Hansen’s interview with Ryan Puls went a little long, leading her to the acquaintance of Speakeasy’s spookiest resident. Even cooler, Sarah fact-checks the legends and history appears to back ’em up. […]
NASA has released images showing a spectacular view of Earth – all the way from SATURN.
CASSINI has embarked on its final mission which will see the NASA space probe commit a fiery suicide as it plunges towards Saturn.
A STEPHEN Hawking-backed alien search campaign is in the process of reviewing 11 signals which could be of extraterrestrial origin.
Ancient carving depicts the exact moment that a comet struck the Earth and changed the course of human history …
Perfect opportunity to view dazzling meteor shower will arrive this weekend. Star gazers will be delighted to learn that this weekend will present the perfect conditions for viewing the famous and spectacular annual Lyrid meteor shower …
FOR decades scientists have assumed the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, as neighbouring entities appear to be moving away from us, faster and faster.
A Florida woman was arrested after waving a condom in a cop’s face and telling him to try it on, Treasure Coast Newspapers reported . St. Lucie County Sheriff deputies were assisting another county with an investigation when they encountered Melissa Kelly, 37, in Fort Pierce, according to an affidavit.
Globalization’s contradictions have changed the political and ideological landscape of capitalist societies, introducing a new right-wing radicalism that has adopted the “antiglobalization” rhetoric of the left, says political economist C.J. Polychroniou. In this context, the left needs to rethink strategies for a new globalized economy, as a return to the old nation-state is not plausible. […]
For US airline Public Relations teams, April has been the cruelest month on record. Less than two weeks after a 69-year-old doctor, David Dao, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from a United Airlines plane sparking international outrage and a public relations nightmare for the carrier, it is now American Airlines’ turn to […]
The US Army has considered arming itself with a ‘devastating’ weapon in a bid to counteract Russia’s nuclear technology.