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Vote No on Armageddon

A recent Bloomberg poll noted a disturbing political fact: Republicans are willing to support Israel even when its objectives diverge from those of the U.S. This ominous stance is a consequence of the fundamentalist Christian leanings of the GOP. Many Republicans blindly support Israel because they …

Genetic Geometry Takes Shape

Inside the cell’s nucleus, the double helix folds up in myriad loops and twists. The quest to unravel this structure is revealing the subtle genetic …

Ten Reasons The Net Neutrality Victory Is Bigger Than The SOPA Win

Tomorrow, the FCC is voting on its long-awaited net neutrality rule. Everyone is hoping for a huge, enormous victory for the open Internet we all know and love. The FCC appears ready to forbid phone and cable giants (like Comcast and Verizon) from blocking websites, throttling them, or selling …

Biological Same-Sex Parent Babies Could Be a Reality by 2017

Babies with two biological same-sex parents could be a reality in just two years.<p>Pioneering stem cell research undertaken at the University of …

Genetics

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Russians Protest Ukraine's Revolution On Anniversary Of Kiev Uprising

Russia

Oscar-nominated Stephen Hawking film is timely given progress made in physicist’s field of research

If the pundits are right, Sunday night’s Academy Awards should see the first Oscar go to a film about an expert on relativistic cosmology.<p>Most people …

Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia

By now you have probably seen John Oliver’s comic take on the pharmaceutical industry’s influence on doctors’ prescribing habits. Media outlets from …

Pharma

'The Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom in a Generation'

A New York Times reporter's accusation that the Obama administration engages in censorship raises questions about when journalism slides into advocacy.<p>Many reporters have contentious relationships with sources and with the government, but James Risen is in a class of his own. The veteran <i>New York</i> …

‘Major Change’ in Afghanistan Has Obama Administration ‘Rethinking’ Troop Levels and Strategy, Says New Defense Secretary

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.<p>An …

Mass protest in Moscow against 'coup' in Kiev

Pro-government protesters vow to prevent Ukraine-style uprising in Russia, as Moscow clamps down on opposition groups.<p>Thousands of pro-Kremlin activists have taken to the streets of central Moscow vowing to prevent a Ukraine-style uprising in Russia.<p>The rally on Saturday by the Anti-Maidan movement …

Vladimir Putin

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

GOP’s middle class charade: Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh and the real threat of the Christian right

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills)</b><p>Republicans desperately want you to believe they care about income inequality. The party’s history says otherwise<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>February 19, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Woe to the American president who says anything sensible on …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

50,000 passengers expected to be affected by airline strike<p>Trump doubles tariffs on steel, aluminum from Turkey<p>A baby walrus, cliff diving and a …

Paris, Copenhagen, and Once Again, All Eyes Are On the Jews

2015 began very badly. It's not that 2014 was a joy ride, but the level of anti-Jewish violence has evidently jumped a phase. On January 20, I wrote in a blog post for <i>The Jerusalem Post</i> that it looks like we have reached a tipping point, and we must act fast, and with resolve.<p>It didn't take long …

Has China Given Up On The U.S.? Short Answer: Yes

Has China given up on the United States? Such a question seems outlandish and whimsical, if not ridiculous. But there are good reasons for posing the question, and for answering yes.<p>Of course, it is easy for those of a Panglossian mentality—i.e., most of the mainstream commentariat toward the …

New Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveal Mysterious Bright Spots

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft races toward a March 6 arrival at the icy world, puzzling features come into view.<p>New images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt, reveal a world that's even stranger than scientists expected.<p>The 590-mile-wide (950 kilometers) icy world is …