Patrick Berzsenyi

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One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change.<p>The world spent its entire natural resource budget for the year by August 1, a group of analysts at HSBC said in a note that cited research …

Climate Change

Does the Illuminati control the world? Maybe it’s not such a mad idea | Julian Baggini

The world is confusing and complex. When we dig for the truth, we flirt with madness<p>If the Illuminati is real, it’s got to be the least secret secret society in the universe. It’s so bad at keeping itself hidden that its existence is proclaimed all over the internet by people whose investigative …

Conspiracies

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

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 Democratic National …

Russia

First Amendment Defense Act Would Be 'Devastating' for LGBTQ Americans

Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, through his spokesperson, told Buzzfeed they plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed …

Obama will use his executive authority to impose new permanent bans on offshore drilling

Invoking a rarely used provision in federal law, the Obama administration on Tuesday announced a permanent ban on offshore drilling in broad parts of the Arctic and Atlantic coasts — a sweeping and controversial move that will help secure the president's environmental legacy even as critics vowed …

Oil & Gas Industry

Turkey and Russia probe slaying of ambassador in Ankara gallery

Investigators from Turkey and Russia hunted for clues Tuesday in the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara.<p>A team of 18 Russian investigators and foreign ministry officials arrived in Turkey and began inspecting the art gallery …

On climate data, knowledge is power

Regarding the Dec. 14 news article “Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump”:<p>It would seem that the new administration may be inclined to forget the adage “knowledge is power.” By choosing to neglect available climate information, or disabling our …

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says he personally killed criminals

Controversial leader – who has endorsed extrajudicial executions of drug offenders – says he killed to show police officers ‘if I can do it, why can’t you?’<p>Rodrigo Duterte has announced he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of his home city of Davao in the Philippines, cruising …

Too big to fail: China maps out its Trump strategy

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Donald Trump becomes U.S. president next month, one issue above all others could force his new administration to work closely with China and underscore why he and Beijing need each other - North Korea.<p>Ryoo Yong-gyu, Earthquake and Volcano Monitoring Division Director, …

China

Why Portland’s Tax On CEO Pay Matters

While the impact of the Oregon city’s new law remains to be seen, it may move the national conversation about income inequality forward.<p>Last week, Portland, Oregon, became the first city in the nation to impose a tax on publicly traded companies that pay their CEOs more than 100 times the median …

Court Rules That Police Can Force You To Tell Them Your Phone’s Passcode

Smartphones have taken over our lives faster than the law is able to deal with. For a few years now, it’s been kind of an open legal question whether …

Here's How Much Weed Colorado Sold in the First 10 Months of 2016

Blaze it.<p>It's always 4/20 in Colorado—at least, during the first 10 months of 2016. <i>The Denver Post</i> reports that according to new October data from Colorado's Department of Revenue, marijuana shops reached $1 billion in legal, regulated sales.<p>In February, when 2015's year-end marijuana tax data was …

The greatest European military leaders of all time

The common thread linking all those who reached the very top of that profession is a genius for tactics and an ability to adapt mid-way through a battle in order to secure victory.<p>From the ancient Greeks to the modern day, the tools of the game have changed dramatically but the aim remains the same …

World History

Seven Things Neuroscientists Know That Most People Don't

<i>What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul King, Director of Data Science, on Quora:</b><p>There are hundreds of surprising, …

Quora

Trump Is Using Our Old Putin TV Propaganda Playbook

Former Russia Today presenter sees the hallmarks of Putin’s propaganda style in the way Trump is treating reality.<p>Confronted with the news that the …

Shell’s Iran agreement signals a MidEast power shift

The agreement by Royal Dutch Shell to explore for oil and gas in Iran marks another remarkable step in the transformation of the country over a …

The great opioid epidemic

By Editorial Board<p>AN ALL-TIME record 52,404 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once rare, these avoidable deaths are now more common than auto-accident fatalities or gun-inflicted homicides …

Antidepressants

Donald Trump: Strong Leader Or Dangerous Authoritarian?

Even before he is sworn in, Donald Trump is putting his own stamp on the role of chief executive.<p>That has some people rejoicing — and others worried about where he's going to take the country. Here is why some of Trump's critics say the president-elect could be a threat to democratic institutions …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

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 …

Charming off-grid Scandinavian-inspired tiny home is passive and energy efficient

Vivid colors and a light-filled interior beckon tiny house aficionados to NestHouse, designed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland. Avery’s goal …

Drowning in Information: NSA Revelations From 262 Spy Documents

By the first half of 2004, the National Security Agency was drowning in information. It had amassed 85 billion phone and online call records and cut …

Surveillance

10 Overlooked Books of 2016: From The Red Car to Future Sex

2016 was a year of unexpected loss and stark realities. In the morass of the recent election, words morphed to serve the expedient needs of its speakers. It became unclear how to separate fact from fiction in this “post-truth” age.<p>Last year, nonfiction stepped forward to speak for those without a …

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Climate-Denying EPA Pick, Is Worse Than You Think

Climate change may grab headlines, but the destructive impact of an anti-environment EPA chief will be far more insidious.<p>Every scientist not on the …

Census data shows widening divide between urban and rural America

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows widening differences between the nation's rural residents and urban dwellers, bolstering a decades-long …

Demographics

All the times in U.S. history that members of the electoral college voted their own way

They had been lobbied for weeks to abandon Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. But ultimately, only two members of the electoral college did so, while five members deserted Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.<p>It was the largest number of individual defections by electors in a U.S. …

US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

We talked to Nobel Prize-nominated Johan Galtung, who predicted that someone like Trump would win the US, and that it will trigger a decline in power.<p>Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse …