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The U.S. tried to change other countries’ governments 72 times during the Cold War

By Lindsey A. O'Rourke<p>The CIA has concluded with “high confidence” that Russia intervened covertly during the presidential election to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy. They based this assessment on the discovery that Russian security agencies had hacked the Republican National Committee, the …

Russia

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

<b>Aldous Huxley; George Orwell; Donald Trump (AP/John Locher)</b><p>Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>Conor Lynch<p>December 24, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

The Brain

Hey, White Working Class, Donald Trump Is Already Screwing You Over

The Carrier deal was a sham. Ivanka’s moving her shoe production out of China—and into Ethiopia. Wake up, people. You’ve been played.<p>Dear …

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests<p>It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?<p>Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as …

Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Take away all the 'other' labels of Donald Trump - such as racist, bigot, fear monger, elitist or fascist - which are in and of themselves hard to fathom as characteristics of a U.S. presidential candidate, and there is something even more disturbing about Mr. Trump that every American voter should …

Psychology

Robert Reich: The Reagan revolution is killing America’s middle class

The former secretary of labor explains why the economy will never benefit from the rich having more money<p>Robert Reich<p>September 30, 2014 10:45am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped …

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states

“In a direct election system, the South would have lost every time.”<p>Every four years, we elect a president in this country, and we do it in a strange way: via the Electoral College. The reasons for the Electoral College are unclear to most people. On the surface, it appears anti-democratic and …

9 Things to Know About Donald Trump's Climate Change Denier-in-Chief

He's pro-global warming.<p>Unfortunately for all of us who enjoy life on this planet, NASA warns that scientific evidence for climate change is unequivocal. Even more unfortunately, the person who President-elect Donald Trump tapped to transition the Environmental Protection Agency for his …

Blaming political correctness for Trump is like blaming the civil rights movement for Jim Crow | Lindy West

The troll vote helped steamroll a racist clown to the presidency. Don’t tell the activists we brought this on ourselves by fighting too hard<p>I’ll never forget the moment, in one of the 2015 Republican primary debates, when Donald Trump looked into the camera and declared that destroying political …

Civil Rights

Once in office, Trump can quickly alter Supreme Court agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases …

Public Sector

Why chatbots are the last bridge to true AI

Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in 3000 BCE. Since then, we have continuously developed more and more sophisticated means to communicate and push information. Whether unconsciously or consciously, …

Chatbots

Why Successful People Focus on What's Going Right, Not What's Going Wrong

A positive outlook has powerful benefits.<p>It's human nature to focus on the negative. That doesn't always serve us well.<p>I got a reminder of this recently during a coaching session with best-selling author and executive coach Wendy Capland. A while back, I wrote a column from an interview with …

Through the gates of hell: Trump as America's first declinist president

The recent election has offered striking evidence that the US may become an empire of chaos under President Trump – is the American experiment over?<p>The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order as well as domination. So …

Donald Trump

As Trump Heads to Washington, Global Warming Nears Tipping Point

Global temperatures continue to shatter records this year, rising to within less than one degree of the level that scientists say would be …

“Cities will be a powerful antidote to Donald Trump”

The election of Donald Trump has left the Democratic party defanged. Despite winning the popular vote, the Democrats now face four years of a radically right wing executive and at least two years in the minority in both houses of Congress.<p>But as they cast around for succor, there is still one major …

Smart Cities

Global warming record crumbles due in part to freak Arctic warmth

The planet's streak of heat milestones continued into October, which came in as the second-warmest such month on record, according to NASA.<p>The top …

Lessons In Communication From The 2016 Election Results

The dust may have settled on the 2016 election, but the turmoil remains. In a dubious twist, the U.S. has made history in the respect that no prior presidential election, no matter how bitterly fought, has produced more rancor than this.<p>Days later, while the threatened economic apocalypse hasn’t …

Entrepreneurship

We must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevail | Thomas Piketty

Rising inequality is largely to blame for this electoral upset. Continuing with business as usual is not an option<p>Related: Rust-belt romantics don’t get it: the middle class is being wiped out too | Aditya Chakrabortty<p>Let it be said at once: Trump’s victory is primarily due to the explosion in …

Global Warming Is Already Transforming Our Planet, and It's Literally Changing Our Genes

Measuring impact<p>It looks like global warming’s impact goes far beyond simply affecting temperatures on our planet. A new study published in the …

Trump Immigration Adviser Kris Kobach Wrote the Book on Muslim Registry

The man who helped write the book on creating a federal Muslim registry in the name of national security, now has Donald Trump’s ear as a top member of his transition team.<p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a policy wonk with a reputation for handcrafting the legal means to political ends, says …

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

How much solar energy can your roof make? Just Google it

<b>Marrakech, Morocco (CNN) —</b> If you've ever thought about putting solar panels on your roof, you know that the process doesn't exactly qualify as an impulse purchase.<p>Typically, it involves multiple visits from solar installers.<p>The standard practice in the industry is to go up on the rooftop with a …

Google Earth

What your brain looks like on God: spiritual experience triggers same areas as sex and gambling

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the same brain reward circuits as love, sex, gambling and drugs, a new study shows.<p>Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine scanned the brains of 19 Mormons when they were reading religious texts and reported feeling 'close to the spirit.'<p>…

Utilities Are Losing the Battle Against Solar Energy

Rooftop solar energy is becoming a financially viable way for millions of U.S. consumers to generate their own electricity -- and utilities are doing everything to kill the solar boom before it gains too much traction. Utilities in states such as Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada have tried to …