Jillian Leigh

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Thousands Protest as Japanese Government Ushers in New Age of Militarism

Thousands of anti-war protesters rallied outside the parliament building in Tokyo on Tuesday, railing against the Japanese government's new so-called …

North Korea

Buddhism and Science Agree: There is No Consistent Self

It's rare that science and religion see eye to eye on anything, but Buddhism and neuroscience both say there is no "you" or "me."<p>Neuroscience and …

Crisis in Moldova. Buffer State Hostage to Geopolitics | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Moldova, which is caught between Romania (a country whose policies are closely controlled by the US) and Ukraine (which is sinking into chaos</i> …

Tank buster: artist creating a brighter future from machines of war

Armed with just paint and ideas, Iranian Neda Taiyebi turns abandoned military vehicles in Afghanistan into art<p>Neda Taiyebi does not want to be typecast. Female artists in Muslim countries, she says, are all too often pigeonholed as role models for the kind of change westerners would like to see in …

Afghanistan

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

Trump fights back against backlash over Putin congratulatory call<p>Americans and Russian blast off for ISS<p>Opposition lawmakers set off tear gas in …

Great Barrier Reef

Who Owns the Federal Reserve Bank—and Why is It Shrouded in Myths and Mysteries? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution</i> …

The innovators: colour-changing bandage to help fight antibiotic resistance

Prototype dressing turns fluorescent when a wound is infected, allowing doctors to prescribe drugs only when needed<p>The growing threat of antibiotic resistance because of unnecessary prescribing is a “ticking time bomb” that should be ranked alongside terrorism in terms of risk, England’s chief …

Microbiology

10 amazing ancient forests around the world

Getting back to nature can be like going back in time, especially if you wander through one of these woodlands—all amongst the oldest on Earth.<p>Some are old growth, meaning they haven't been molested much by people, while others are forests that have been regenerating on the same land for time …

Forests

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three women, who lead a United Nations working group on discrimination against women, …

Human Rights

South Sudan: world's newest nation 'needs international management'

Former US special envoy says leaders ‘betrayed their people’ as war drags on in admission that independence has failed<p>South Sudan has been hijacked, looted and betrayed by irresponsible and venal leaders and must be placed under international management if the total collapse of the world’s newest …

Africa

DEAR TOURISTS: Here's why you should stop riding elephants

On Thursday, a 43-year-old captive female elephant died in Vietnam.<p>The elephant — named Na Lieng — was forced to work in the tourist industry, giving "holidaymakers" rides on her back. She likely died, Thahn Nien News reported, from exhaustion.<p>Sadly, the animal's death wasn't an anomalous event.<p>In …

Wildlife

Inside Mong La, the Myanmar Town Where You Can Buy Drugs, Sex, and Endangered Animals

Mong La is a 5,000-square-kilometer fiefdom in the Golden Triangle that is infamous for the flagrancy of its sin-based industries like prostitution, gambling, and the selling of endangered animals.<p>Every day, thousands of Chinese visitors cross the border to Mong La in northeast Myanmar. And it's …

Asia

Tag: Design News

Current Obsessions: Into the Tropics<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Trending on Remodelista: European Romance, 5 Ways<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Current Obsessions: The …

Earth's Deepest Lake Is 'Seriously Ill'

From raw sewage to new dams, the future is uncertain for Russia's Lake Baikal.<p>On the main drag of Khuzhir, the principal town of Olkhon Island in Lake Baikal, Siberia, the dust blown from buses delivering tourists billows through the windswept streets. By the upturned chassis of vehicles picked …

Siberia

Photographer captures drone footage of beluga whales gathering in Canada's Northwest Passage

Stunning drone footage of beluga whales and swimming polar bears in Canada's Northwest Passage goes viral<p>A drone photographer's efforts to beautifully capture the wildlife and natural surroundings of Canada's Northern Passage haven't gone amiss.<p>Drone footage shot by Arctic Watch …

Drones

'End the gun epidemic' - New York Times front page editorial

In its first front-page editorial in nearly 100 years, The New York Times is calling for a drastic reduction in the availability of guns in America.<p>"Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian …

Guns

Empathy No Longer Divides Humans And Chimps. What Now?

<b>New research shows that the gulf that separates us humans from our evolutionary cousins is quite narrow. How do we reconcile with the fact that the</b> …

Turmeric And Honey – The Strongest Antibiotic From Nature!

<b>Turmeric and Honey t</b><b>he</b> <b>Strongest Antibiotic</b><p>Researches show that now you can have something that is anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and …

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

Experts point to damage caused by erosion and pollution, raising major concerns about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food<p>The world has lost a third of its arable land due to erosion or pollution in the past 40 years, with potentially disastrous consequences as global demand for food …

University of Sheffield

Guns killed more Americans in the past 50 years than every US war ever - Vox

Since the Vietnam War, about 67,000 Americans have died in combat.<p>In that same time frame, about 1.5 million have died in the US after being shot by a gun.<p>Gun deaths in this country are just as common as car crashes. Guns kill more people than AIDS, war, illegal drug overdoses, and terrorism …

Guns

Though climate change is a crisis, the population threat is even worse

While the Paris climate summit focuses on global warming, the key issue is the prospect of 10 billion people on Earth<p>The perennial cry: we need to talk about climate change. And this week, with world leaders in Paris, we have been. But only up to a point. For the likely impact of the rising global …

Climate Change

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Chances are, you've picked up some chatter about the new global talks on climate change. If you can't quite see how it matters to you, personally, you might want to take a peek inside your pantry. Or your candy jar. Because it might just affect your access to everything from cheese to …

Agriculture

Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music Right Now

In mid-November, I was lucky enough to accompany a group of American composers and performers traveling to Cuba for the Havana Contemporary Music Festival.<p>Going to Cuba was a longtime dream for me, especially as it has been an incubator for incredible music and dance that draw upon its history as a …

Cuba

Surrealist Street Photos by Chang Chao-Tang Reveal Glimpses of Taiwan in Decades Past

At the center of Taiwan's art scene is photographer Chang Chao-Tang, whose roots go back to 1959, when he first picked up a camera as a high school student. Known for his primarily black-and-white street photos that reflect a strange and absurd reality in unexpected, everyday moments, Chang …

The Arts

Eating less meat isn’t just good for you, it could save the planet

The UK and US are reviewing their dietary guidelines – this is an opportunity to tackle climate change via people’s plates<p>The food writer Michael Pollan summed up how to eat healthily: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”<p>It is unlikely that when the British and American governments issue new …

Carbon Dioxide

Fuel made from plants is like ‘running on solar energy’

Perry Toms has a catchy elevator pitch for potential investors in his Calgary-based green energy firm.<p>"We can do in 15 minutes what nature does in 150 million years," says Mr. Toms, co-founder and chief executive officer of Steeper Energy Canada Ltd.<p>To that end, the startup has developed a …

Biofuel

Meat tax far less unpalatable than government thinks, research finds

People are more likely to back policies to curb meat eating for health and climate reasons, Chatham House survey suggests<p>Taxing meat to simultaneously tackle climate change and improve global health would be far less unpalatable than governments think, according to new research.<p>Meat production …

Climate

Lessons From The Ancient Chinese Text You Never Knew You Needed

The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text that puts forth a set of practices and guidelines for living in utter flow with the universe. What that means in practice, though, is not always clear. And the text, itself, contains some confounding gems of wisdom.<p>Consider this portion of Chapter 22:<p>To …

Spirituality

One Of The Most Colorful, Vibrant & Intense Places You'll Ever Visit

So where did we leave off? We had just made it to Sweden, our northernmost destination in Europe. Early in our trip, we learned that you can travel …

Mashups