Austin Ferrenti

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American people will stand up for ideals of humanity, from lawyers and tech workers to the Californian senate<p>The time when you don’t need hope is when your hopes have been fulfilled. Hope is for when you don’t have what you need and for when things are not OK. It is the belief that liberation might …

Human Rights

The world today looks ominously like it did before World War I | NOLA.com

A backlash to globalization appears to be gaining strength around the world. U.S. politicians on both the right and left have called for curbing free …

Globalization

Hydroponic Gardening: How to Easily Grow Plants In Water

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Forget “dialogue” with Donald Trump and his supporters: They have empowered hatred and harm

Those who elected Trump want to undo progress and harm black and brown people. Who cares what’s in their hearts?<p>One of my best friends teaches English at a community college located in one of the Rust Belt-like towns along the Connecticut River, where good-paying industrial jobs long ago vanished …

Was Darwin wrong? Why it matters

Hmmm, this sounds like a stretch, even for me. Surely natural selection is gold-plated, like the Bible, maybe even better?<p>Nope, it’s starting to look …

It can happen here: But has it? The 1933 scenario is no longer hypothetical

None of us could stop Donald Trump, and comparisons to 1933 no longer seem ludicrous. What do we do now?<p>We have crossed the river of history into a new country, and there’s no way back. Now we are stumbling around amid the gathering darkness, trying to figure out whether anything in this alien …

Fault curvature may control where big earthquakes occur

Major earthquakes — magnitude 8.5 and stronger — occur where faults are mostly flat, say University of Oregon and French geologists. Curvier faults, …

Those Who Failed to Recognize Trump as 'Greater Evil' Made a 'Bad Mistake': Chomsky

Leftist scholar Noam Chomsky has a message for voters who refused to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton to prevent Donald Trump from winning the …

Noam Chomsky

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

Don't gloat about reading Ulysses: all books follow the same six storylines, researchers find

There may once have been cachet in ploughing one's way through Ulysses, War and Peace or Kafka's Metamorphosis.<p>But according to one study, there is no greater cause to boast about reading James Joyce than EL James.<p>All novels contain one of just six possible plots, with similar emotional arcs …

Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change. But he's likely to meet resistance

Donald Trumpis branded with all manner of unflattering labels, but one that hasn’t seemed to much bother him is “climate pariah.”<p>The president-elect is unabashed in his disdain for America’s global warming policy. He has placed a staunch climate-change doubter and antagonist of mainstream science …

A South African safari needn’t cost a packet. Our money-saving tips include going out of season, looking for online deals and doing what the locals do<p>The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to …

South Africa