The World Meteorological Organization has recognized a new type of cloud formation, named undulatus asperatus by it’s long-time champion Gavin Pretor-Pinney, of the Cloud Appreciation Society …
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A BRIGHT white object discovered by a mapping satellite on Mars has puzzled scientists.
The remains of the first Catholic pope have been exhumed by archaeologists and have been remarkably well preserved, as well as turning up some secrets the church would rather have stayed buried …
Most men in black accounts verge on the infernal, rather than the contemporary stereotype of sterile government agents. Perhaps some who glance at Chris Woodyard’s account of a vapor-wrapped entity may find parallels tickling their fancies. Speaking of men in black, their favorite subject of scrutiny, Nick Redfern, takes another look at More High-Strangeness In […]
Are we living in a simulation? No, argues Peter Hankins, as he tackles the philosophical underpinnings of reality. In fact it all comes back to the challenge presented by consciousness, along with the necessity for consistency with an absence of evidence. Far less scholarly is Ryan Mandelbaum’s screed, “Think We’re Living In A Computer Simulation? […]
Where does the soul reside? Is it the seat of consciousness, our brains, or somewhere else? Roger Penrose believes he’s found the microtubules responsible for creating “you,”–or at the very least Matt Cook? But does this materialist theory hold water? Ardent anomalists may remember Greg Taylor’s spin on atomic states giving rise to consciousness as […]
Donald Trump is the most vulnerable president to assassination since JFK. There are very few points of comparison between President John F Kennedy and the current President of the United States, Donald Trump …
Polish prosecutors on Saturday said they had pressed charges against 11 people who slaughtered a lamb and then stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. After killing the lamb, the group draped a white banner with “love” written in red over the infamous gate before then stripped their clothes off.
If you’ve spent much time in a hospital, you’ve probably noticed piles of medical supplies everywhere you look. But you might be surprised by the hidden waste behind the stacks of butterfly needles, rolls of gauze and myriad other tools that make a hospital tick. A ProPublica investigation has revealed shockingly profligate waste in the U.S. […]
One year after European Union leaders signed a deal with the Turkish government to cut off the wave of desperate refugees seeking to reach Europe’s shores, the policy has caused even more death and suffering. As of March 14, nearly 20,000 refugees and migrants had arrived in Europe this year after making the desperate trip […]
In the weeks since the election of President Donald J. Trump, sales of George Orwell’s “1984” have skyrocketed. But so have those of a lesser-known title, “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” by a German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt. “The Origins of Totalitarianism” discusses the rise of the totalitarian movements of Nazism and Stalinism to power […]
President Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at rolling back one of former President Barack Obama’s major environmental regulations to protect American waterways, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, February 28, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) President Donald Trump’s deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency […]
With the election of Donald Trump, it seems unlikely that reparations will move forward at a national scale anytime soon. But Chicago’s ordinance provides a model for creating reparations at the local level, even in the face of daunting circumstances. Victims of alleged torture by Chicago Police stand during a City Council meeting at City […]
The DLC never went away: Through well-funded think tanks like Third Way, it continues to push Democrats to the right. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) The Democratic Leadership Council has been dead for years, but not its pro-Wall Street, pro-corporate mission, which has lived on in groups like the Third Way. Now armed with millions […]
As you may recall, there was a giant fuss last year, when an Australian guy named Craig Wright not only claimed that he was “Satoshi Nakamoto” — the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin — but had convined key Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen that he was Nakomoto. That was a big deal because Andresen was one of […]
Despite sensational headlines and opportunistic politicking regarding the threat automation poses to socioeconomic stability, with a fully informed, properly educated population, more opportunities than threats lie ahead of us in the near future. Automation has since the Industrial Revolution replaced human jobs with machines. As technology advances and automation evolves, the socioeconomic landscape of human […]
Uber has suspended its self-driving cars in three states after one of its vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in which the vehicle was flipped on its side. The Volvo SUV was making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where Uber has been trialing autonomous vehicles, on Friday when another car “failed […]
Using the plant like scaffolding, scientists have transformed spinach leaves into working human heart tissue. This amazing discovery is expected to one day aid in tissue regeneration. Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs reported National Geographic.
A trial is currently underway in Illinois as a widow seeks to hold pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline accountable for improper labeling and minimizing a potentially serious side effect of a well-known antidepressant. Paroxetine is a widely prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug under the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine is most […]
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