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Hundreds of anti-racist protesters swarm tiny, far-right rally in Boston

"Remember Heather Heyer," counter-protesters chanted as they confronted the far-right.<p>Hundreds of counter-protesters overwhelmed a handful of …

Rights & Freedoms

The 50 Greatest Aretha Franklin Songs

50<p>“Jump to It” (1982)<p>The title track of Franklin’s 1982 LP paired her with Luther Vandross just as he was rocketing into position as one of the …


10 buildings on stilts that raise the stakes

Some architects raise their buildings up on stilts for environmental reasons, while others are simply seeking the best views. Here are 10 of the most …


Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Calls Former Colleagues Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson ‘Prostitutes’

‘The polite word is prostitutes, so we’ll just leave it that,’ Ralph Peters said when he was asked about Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.<p>“As a a …

Donald Trump

Sacha Baron Cohen Isn’t Preying on Conservative Politeness—He’s Revealing Conservative Fear

Shows that involve tricking their guests usually like to boss their viewers around, too. They tell you how to respond through editing or sound …

Sacha Baron Cohen

Five experts explain how software development and operations teams are adjusting to the rapid changes caused by cloud computing

While software continues to eat the world, the philosophies and tactics used to build that software are constantly changing. Getting from idea to …


Imran Khan ditches hundreds of servants as part of Pakistan austerity drive

I will live a simple life, I will save your money. Imran Khan<p>Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kickstart by selling his office’s fleet of bulletproof …

Imran Khan

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Critical Thinking

Dangerous News: How two young reporters shook Myanmar

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo embraced the heady freedoms of post-junta Myanmar. Then they exposed a massacre of Muslims by soldiers and civilians. The government's prosecution of them over their reporting is seen by many as a test of the country's nascent democracy.


Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative?<p>Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for …

Green Party

Ocean acidification to hit levels not seen in 14 million years

New research led by Cardiff University has shown that under a 'business-as-usual' scenario of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, ocean acidification is …

Climate Change

NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free

In a surprise announcement today, the New York University School of Medicine said that it will pay the tuition of all its students regardless of merit or financial need, becoming the first major American medical school to do so. NYU made the announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where new …

College & University

Save the Sharks

Quick View<p>Article July 26, 2017<p>9 Surprising Shark Facts<p>Sharks have been around for 400 million years, before the time of the dinosaurs, but …


Trudeau tells heckler her “racism has no place” in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a woman who heckled him about illegal immigrants at a recent rally in Quebec that her "racism has no place" in Canada. The exchange was caught on video, and is now making the rounds online.<p>“I want to know when you are going to refund the $146 million we paid for …


Microgrid powered neighborhoods are a real thing - how can we get more of them?

Imagine a neighborhood powered entirely by local energy. Shared solar panels, energy efficient homes, and community batteries to power houses at …


Senior ranks rise 
at local food banks

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Since her husband died six years ago, Lorrain Samson, 60, has relied on a local food bank — where she also volunteers — just to …


Trump Lashes Out At NYT's Bombshell McGahn Report, Calls It 'Fake News'

Any suggestion that White House counsel Donald McGahn has turned on him is false, Trump insisted.<p>President Donald Trump fired off several angry Tweets on Sunday aimed at discrediting a report that White House counsel Donald McGahn is cooperating with the Russia investigation to protect himself, …

Donald Trump

White Doctor in Florida Claims Police Treated Him ‘Like a Black Person’ During His Arrest


Kevin McCarthy Mocked For Tweet Complaining Of Conservative Censorship On Twitter

The GOP Leader, and would-be Speaker-in-waiting, joined the other Trump cultists in accusing Twitter of censuring them. It was later pointed out …

Social Media

Police Unions’ Opposition to Prison Reform Is About More Than Jobs — It’s About Racism

In its first few seconds, a new television advertisement targeting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears to be an appeal for increased funding for …

New York State

Portland neighborhoods ranked by new housing units per 1,000 residents (graphics)

White US Citizen Arrested in Uganda After Racist Attack on Hotel Workers


Roof-to-Garden: How to Irrigate with Rainwater

By Brian Barth<p>The average American household uses about 320 gallons of water per day, a third for irrigation and other outdoor uses. Collecting the …

Home Improvement

Greece's bailout is finally at an end – but has been a failure | Larry Elliott

After eight years, Greece will on Monday be deemed strong enough to stand on its own feet. The international bailout programme that has provided Athens with emergency financial support will come to an end. Aside from the tough budget rules in place for the next decade or more, Greeks can wave …


Debt vs. Equity Financing: Pros And Cons For Entrepreneurs

Is debt or equity fundraising smarter for startups?<p>There is more than one way to fund a new business venture and fuel its growth. For almost all, it is going to require bringing in outside money at some point. Even if that is only to multiply what is working or to create a source of emergency …

Venture Capital

Black Hat and Defcon cybersecurity experts share tips on how to protect yourself

During the week of Black Hat and Defcon, tens of thousands of security experts and hackers flock to Las Vegas for the back-to-back conferences. They hold discussions on issues like smart cities getting hacked, two-factor authentication, and security issues with voice assistants.<p>It can all get a …


Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald …

U.S. Department of Justice

As a longtime Spotify devotee, I'm always shocked people don't know about one of its best features — here's how to use it

1/<p>1. Uploading music to Spotify.<p>Spotify<p>The process of uploading music to Spotify is super simple. First, click on this little drop-down menu, right …

Mobile Devices

Are Potatoes Good for You?

They’ve been maligned in nutrition circles for decades, with links to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. But they’re also highly …


Say These 7 Words When Employees Bring You Their Problems

Imagine that one of your employees walks into your office and says “Boss, we’ve got a huge problem with the ACME account; they’re angry and I think we might lose their business!” This is one of those situations that rightly spikes a leader’s blood pressure. But as much as the wrong response risks …