JoAnn Chateau

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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change<p>It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. …

Climate Change

Tips on fighting fake news from the people who debunk it for a living

“Fake news” is making headlines this year, but online hoaxes are nothing new. They’ve existed for as long as the internet has been around.<p>In the 1990s, computer-virus warnings and missing-child hoaxes invaded the web, mostly via email and text-based websites. Then came the rise of online photos and …

Journalism

This Smiling Siberian Husky Will Put An End To All Your Woes

Don't you just want to give him a big hug?!<p>Posted on May 15, 2017, 13:46 GMT<p>Meet Maru, the Siberian husky who has been capturing hearts across the internet with his big ol' smile.<p>Maru is 3 years old and lives in Indonesia.<p>@maruhusky / Via instagram.com<p>One of Maru's many charms is the mismatched …

Dogs

Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? 'The Notorious RBG' Says Do These 7 Things

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a few words of advice for you.<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps an unlikely rock star: an 83-year-old U.S. Supreme Court justice who was described as "dour," "quiet and reserved," and a "late-blooming feminist" when she was nominated to the court in …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How Trump could spend $1 trillion to fix America if he knew what he was doing

Infrastructure! We’ve really got your attention now, right? Here’s the thing, though: It’s what makes modern life possible. Showers, cellphones, …

Urban Design

Labour's approach to security and foreign affairs

Stalin’s Cult of Personality: Its Origins and Progression

Nikita Khrushchev’s ‘Secret Speech’ given at the Twentieth Party Congress in February 1956 denounced Josef Stalin for “[perverting] Party principles” …

History

The way we pay doctors in the US makes them find problems that aren’t there

People become doctors to heal others, but because physicians’ pay in the US is linked to the treatments they recommend, doctors end up unwittingly having a fiscal interest in patient care.<p>The clinical care business business models employed in American medicine puts doctors at odds with their …

Health Care

The History That Makes President Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet Controversial

When it comes to the White House, private conversations can easily become part of the public interest — but, President Trump appeared to suggest in a …

Donald Trump

Eurovision 2017: Our favorites. Will France obtain another good result same as last year?

France and the United Kingdom automatically qualifies for the Grand Final alongside the other Big Five countries – Italy, Spain, Germany .Host …

Eurovision Song Contest

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone's camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn't mean you're getting the most out of the incredibly capable camera.<p>To help iPhone users take better (maybe even "Shot on iPhone" worthy) photos, Apple's launched a new website with a …

iPhoneography

Jimmy Carter Reveals He Voted for Bernie Sanders in the Primary

If former President Jimmy Carter had it his way, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would have been the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.<p>The 39th …

Bernie Sanders

Grapevine: Wine Dogs

Gina Trippi with her dogs, Cate and Bandit. Photo by Joye Ardyn Durham<p>By Gina Trippi<p>If you’re talking wine, you’re talking dogs—somewhere. Dogs are …

Asheville

‘The People’s Budget’: Analysis of the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget for fiscal year 2018

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has unveiled its fiscal year 2018 (FY2018) budget, titled “The People’s Budget—A Roadmap for the …

Economics

The People’s Budget, Not Trump’s Budget, Will Help Working Americans

After President Trump’s first 100 days in office, it’s clear that his promises to help the working class were little more than a campaign ploy. His …

Liberal POV

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

<b>“My order is shoot to kill you. I don’t care about human rights, you better believe me.” – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte</b><p>Last October I wrote …

Donald Trump

Amen for Alternative Media

The May/June issue of <i>Politico Magazine</i> contains an article entitled “The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think.” Its central argument is that media …

Bernie Sanders

Half of All Species Are on the Move—And We're Feeling It

As climate change displaces everything from moose to microbes, it’s affecting human foods, businesses, and diseases.<p>The shrubs probably responded first. In the 19th century, alder and flowering willows in the Alaskan Arctic stood no taller than a small child—just a little over three feet. But as …

Climate Change

Richard D. Wolff - When and Why will Capitalism end?

Why Launching a War Against North Korea Would Be Immoral

Earth - Sheep are not stupid, and they are not helpless either

<b>Reputation:</b> <i>Sheep are stupid, defenceless and harmless creatures that mope about on hillsides doing not very much. They are good for two things: being eaten and producing wool.</i><p><b>Reality:</b> <i>Sheep are actually surprisingly intelligent, with impressive memory and recognition skills. They build friendships,</i> …

Nature

Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad

<b>Serves 4</b><p>1 fully cooked rotisserie chicken (or a whole roast chicken)<br>• 1 cup Greek yogurt<br>• 6 ounces homemade or store-bought basil pesto<br>• 1 heaping cup frozen peas, thawed<br>• 1 1/2 cups chopped snap peas<p>Pull all meat from the chicken and put in a large bowl. This will feel barbaric. Embrace it. I remove the …

Recipes

Bernie Sanders BRILLIANT takedown of Trump's First 100 Days In Office

Dog Genome Project Reveals Secrets of Canine Family Tree

Researchers from the Dog Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health have released the most detailed canine family tree to date, creating a …

These Adorable Dogs Are Stepping Out To Support Science

Climate change hurts canines too.<p>Thousands people around the world gathered on Earth Day to participate in March for Science rallies to show their support for science and fight the environmentally disastrous agenda of President Donald Trump.<p>But humans weren’t the only ones to show up Saturday.<p>Many …

Earth Day

Dogs trained in Wales help fight rhino poaching in Africa

BBC News<p><b>Dogs trained in Carmarthenshire are helping fight the slaughter of rhinos and elephants by poachers in Africa.</b><p>Extremus Dog Training in St Clears works with charity Animals Saving Animals in the conservation effort.<p>It has seven dogs in Africa and is training puppies Badak, Murwi and Diego to …

Wildlife

21 Breathtaking Photos Of Dogs, But From Underneath

Literal underdogs!<p>Posted on April 11, 2017, 20:11 GMT<p>Andrius Burba, the same photographer who brought you the down-up photos of cats ("Under-cats"), rabbits ("Under-rabbits"), and horses ("Under-horses"), now presents dogs. The series is called "Under-dogs" and it's profound. And inspiring. And …

Photography

The Indian dogs that are dying out because everyone wants a Labrador

It’s easy to identify what a German Shepherd, Labrador, and Saint Bernard have in common: they’re furry, adorable canine companions with massive fan bases all over the world. But what about the Chippiparai, Jonangi, and Kombai?<p>Even ardent animal lovers might stumble a bit here, but these too are …

Dogs

10 Jobs Dogs Could Do Better Than Humans

Most dog lovers are happy to let their pups lounge around on the couch all day while the humans go out and work hard to provide their pooches with a …

4,000 Canadian families will soon get paid by Ontario for doing nothing

OTTAWA — The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is joining the basic-income bandwagon with the launch of a three-year pilot …

Basic Income