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How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

Evolution

German woman fighting ISIL killed in Syria

A German woman fighting with Kurdish militia has been killed battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, Kurdish officials have said.<p>Kurdish Peoples Protection Units spokesman Nawaf Khalil said on Monday that Ivana Hoffmann, 19, died on Saturday while fighting alongside the …

Middle East

Nature Is Losing The Battle Against Humans

Let’s face it. Nature is losing. The wild places of the world are disappearing, and will continue to disappear, until they are no more. I’m glad I’ll be dead before it’s all gone.<p>We were looking at some Audubon data this weekend, and realized that every bird population we care about is in dramatic …

Ecology

Some Government Statistics You Can Believe And Others You Really Shouldn't

Paul Krugman has a short piece looking at some of the wilder predictions of economic disaster that have followed various of the policy decisions of recent times. And he’s correct in his point that the people who go off and declare that the statistics must be lying as those disasters have not …

Economics

Germany's new 30% rule for women on boards

Germany has just made a radical move to promote gender equality in the boardroom.<p>The German parliament passed a new law Friday requiring the country's biggest companies to appoint women to 30% of the seats on their non-executive boards from 2016. The plan is to increase the quota to 50% from …

Bundestag

Federal Judge Accuses FBI Of Withholding 9/11 Information

It's getting more and more apparent these days that there was much more going on during the events leading up to and during 9/11. With evidence …

Q: What are your thoughts about 9/11?Leila Khaled: l don’t agree with the murder of civilians, wherever it is in the world.Q: Could you be described as a terrorist?Leila: Our enemies say so. Our enemies call any form of popular resistance terrorismQ: What you did was an act of terrorism.Leila: Who decides and define what terrorism is? As far as I’m concerned, occupation is terrorism. My people and I have a right to fight it. I don’t care what others call it. People have a right. People have a right to fight those who occupy their country by all means possible including weapons. That’s what it says in the UN declaration.Q: But Leila, if you look up ”terrorist” in a dictionary…Leila: You, the whole of Sweden and Europe and the USA can travel to Haifa. But l can’t, l’m not allowed to. Not just me. 5 million Palestinians can’t see Palestine. lsrael doesn’t care about international law. Why should we accept that? What have we done to deserve this? We have suffered a lot. Why is what l did wrong? lsn’t it our right to resist? When we hijacked the planes the whole world wondered who we were. Regardless of what they thought about it, they wondered. But when we were tortured in lsraeli prisons, who heard our screams? We had to do what we did in order to get your attention. Our people suffered injustice. No sound person accepts that! No one. — Leila Khaled: Hijacker (2006), documentary directed by Swedish-Palestinian filmmaker Lina Makboul ? watch here

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The Bible should be X-rated: The Good Book is loaded with sexy sin – someone tell Mike Huckabee

If the Bible’s the word of God, the religious right should look again. There’s a lot of sex and debauchery going on<p>Sex scandals have bubbled up though the murky currents of American politics of both the left and the right, but they’ve always been most outrageous when they’ve involved Republicans, …

Seeing Opportunity in Psychedelic Drugs

New research into LSD and psilocybin makes a powerful argument against prohibition.<p>In a massive study published in the <i>Journal of Psychopharmacology</i>, scientists at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology at Trondheim concluded that there is no link between the use of LSD and psilocybin …

Scant Evidence that Early Prehistoric People were Warlike, Anthropologist claims

The earlier Stone Age seems to have been a time of peace and not war, says an anthropologist specializing in war who has studied the published work …