The Clinton Foundation got millions of dollars in contributions from Uranium One investors. A thorough investigation into all its shenanigans is long
The fast retreat of glaciers and polar ice is sobering, if not terrifying, in what it implies for the future of life here on Earth.
The records of top undercover officers implicated in the assassination story are still secret or heavily censored
A new report shows that many millennials in the US and Europe are saddled with debt, while a slim few make billions.
Newly-excavated skeletons at a 2,000-year-old site in the West Bank could give clues as to who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Hint: It’s not Republicans.
The African Union voices anger after a CNN report appears to show African men being sold at auction.
Cutting emissions will not be enough to keep global warming in check
More than half of global wealth is owned by the top 1%
Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.
September 1937. “McNally family dairy farm in Kirby, Vermont. The McNallys at dinner.” Photo by Arthur Rothstein
A natural trap that became a grave for thousands of avians.
Researchers in Portland, Oregon have used a powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR to create genetically modified human embryos, MIT Technology Review
The Ark Two, the largest private nuclear shelter in North America, was built by Bruce Beach, who buried 42 school busses 14 feet underground.
Thanks to researchers’ unceasing efforts to uncover the subtle mysteries behind animal-on-animal action, we’ve gotten some experiments which sound dangerously insane on paper, but actually yielded helpful information.
The concept of evolution is very useful as it applies to cancer, because it forms a paradigm of understanding that simple genetics cannot match. Charles Darwin, studying animals in the idyllic Galapagos island formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection, which was revolutionary at the time he published it in his book On the Origin of Species (1859). According to legend, he had noticed that the shape and size of the beak of a finch varied according to the food source.
For example, long, pointy beaks were great for eating fruit, whereas the shorter thicker beaks were good for eating seeds off the ground. He reasoned that this could not simply be a coincidence. Instead, he postulated that there was a process of natural selection going on here.
Me after reading these: Nothing is real.
The global perception of the United States dropped significantly in the past year as a result of a “Trump effect,” according to an Anholt-GfK “nation brand” index study released Thursday.
Company towns and suburbanization mean inequality in the real estate market.
The battle for the best desktop browser will never be settled. But which is the most secure?
deadly disease will ravage the planet for ETERNITY as Madagascar’s ‘worst outbreak in 50 years’ continues to escalate Continue reading
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A new study in Nature examines trends of inequality across millennia, noting that inequality more often than not leads to social collapse.
Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities in wealth mount with the rise of agriculture, specifically the domestication of plants and large animals, and increased social organization.
The first clinical trial examining a drug to treat Alzheimer’s was begun 30 years ago. There is still no cure and no known way to prevent the disease. Two factors may contribute to that.
Sujatha Gidla was an untouchable in India, but moved to the United States at the age of 26 and is now the first Indian woman to be employed as a conductor on the New York City Subway. In her memoir Ants Among Elephants, she explores the antiquities of her mother, her uncles, and other members of her family against modern India’s landscape. Through this book she redeemed the value of her family’s memories, understanding her family’s stories were not those of shame, but did reveal to the world the truth of India and its caste system.
A new study used an electroencephalogram to examine the brain waves of regular nut consumers. Strong associations with cognition and immunity were found.
Natural catastrophes remain mankind’s timeless companion. For those who lived before warning systems and international aid, disasters often meant the death
Researchers are studying why the remote Italian island of Sardinia has the oldest people in the world, both men and women.