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It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

<b>(Getty/Everlite/Leon Neal/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>Phil Torres<p>April 30, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of …

Tiny house goes off-grid with big amenities

And a big price tag<p>Aching to get off the grid but can’t bear the thought of giving up a comfortable lifestyle? Well, this tiny home may just be the answer.<p>The Blue Heron is custom built by Canada-based Rewild Homes and is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. In 250 square feet, the …

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Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known For Ages: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated …

15 Reasons We Actually Don't Need Feminism

These things aren't problems at all.

Feminism

Joe Biden Just Defined Rape For College Guys

What will it take for the message to finally sink in with college (and high school) students: <i>rape is a crime and sexual violence will not be …

Joe Biden

No one sabotages Donald Trump better than Donald Trump | Joshua Matz

Yet another executive order by the US president was blocked by the courts, in part because of his own words. His tweets are a political doomsday device<p>Welcome to the age of presidential sabotage. Since assuming office, President Donald J Trump has shown little inclination to “take care that the …

Banks Get Serious About Moving Jobs to Frankfurt on Brexit

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>International banks are getting serious about moving staff …

Rape Case Lawyer Claims Women Are Good at Lying Because They’re the Weaker Sex

During a rape trial in Memphis, Tennessee last week, the lawyer defending the accused rapist reportedly took the opportunity to remind the jury that women are great liars. Why? Because they are the "weaker sex."<p>NBC affiliate WMC reports that Steve Farese, the attorney who represented accused rapist …

Ditch the outrage over Macron’s marriage age gap – we all have fascists to fight

The reaction to the age disparity between the French presidential hopeful and his wife proves one thing: endemic ageism and sexism are alive and kicking<p>I have no great desire to do a feminist analysis of the marriage of Emmanuel Macron, the last non-fascist standing in the forthcoming French …

Ivanka Trump can't be white-washed with 'women's empowerment' talk | Arwa Mahdawi

It’s fitting that she was booed at the W20 summit on Tuesday but really, it’s time that she was booed off the world stage<p>Ivanka is basically the new Malala, isn’t she? It can’t be long now until an inspirational movie is made about her life (He Named Me Ivanka) and she is awarded the Nobel peace …

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Science Says This is What Happens to You When You Overthink Everything

Ruminating isn't the same as problem-solving.<p>Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant state of anguish.<p>Of …

Another Brexit campaign that dodges the hard questions | Rafael Behr

Two votes in two years and still no clarity from the Tories on what leaving the EU involves – that doesn’t feel like an accident<p>If you haven’t yet heard a Conservative politician mention “strong and stable leadership”, you soon will. If you are already sick of hearing that formula, you are not its …

Trump’s deep links to organized crime: Federal investigators know and the public is catching on

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Kevin Hagen)</b><p>As Trump built his empire, he attracted a criminal element whose ties still bind<p>Jefferson Morley<p>April 18, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As President Donald Trump discovers the prerogative of unilaterally making war, the media gaze has …

Coalition, collaboration and tactical voting: that’s how to halt hard Brexit | Paul Mason

The opposition parties must work to ensure a vote for the best-placed anti-Tory candidate. Nationalists, xenophobes and privateers are not a majority in Britain<p>Theresa May is about to find out that turkeys do not vote for Christmas. More precisely, when confronted with someone in a butcher’s apron …

IDVector Pocket Online Privacy System (video)

Anyone searching for a portable and pocket sized online privacy system to keep them safe, may be interested in a new piece of hardware called the …

Worried about the US being led by a tyrant who may destroy the earth? Blame Alex Jones

Trump’s delusional cheerleader claims he was playing a character all along. Where does that leave the people he encouraged to vote for him?<p>American far-right radio host Alex Jones believes that Hillary Clinton is literally a demon – a red monster with a rubber face, an unregistered foreign agent …

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MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

It's like Duolingo that can make you more productive.<p>You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called …

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Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.<p>The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, …

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What I have learned from five years of Everyday Sexism

To be a feminist is to be accused of oversensitivity and hysteria. But in the face of the abuse the project uncovered, the strength, ingenuity and humour of women has shone like a beacon<p>In spring 2012, a week after setting up a website to catalogue experiences of gender inequality, I asked Lady …

Feminism

Why scientists are fighting back. We’ve had enough of Trump’s war on facts | Kenneth Kimmell

The president’s savaging of environmental safeguards is a direct attack on reason and research<p>Next Saturday, in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of rallies around the world, scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history. The March for …

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UK denies residency to London-born children of Dutch-Spanish couple

Children of couple who have lived in UK for decades told to prove they live permanently with parents<p>A Dutch and Spanish couple who have lived in Britain all their adult lives have told of their “devastation” after the Home Office refused their post-referendum application to have their two …

Public Policy

Female Gladiators Were A Part Of The Lure Of The Roman Arena Too

Although their existence is often overlooked, female gladiators fought, died and could even win their freedom from the Roman arena.<p>In films like <i>Gladiator</i>, the depiction of Roman fighters within the Colosseum or the myriad other amphitheaters around the Mediterranean that hosted gladiatorial shows …

Internet Censorship Is Advancing Under Trump | Backchannel

<b>Last Thursday,</b> Twitter sued the federal government. At issue was a demand from the Department of Homeland Security that Twitter reveal the user(s) …

These wall hooks are watching and recording everything you do

Make sure there aren’t any plastic wall hangers nearby the next time you decide to jump in the shower.<p>A terrifying version of these household items …

Incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world

This incredible skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design was created to fight world hunger and poverty. …

Hundreds of refugees missing after Dunkirk camp fire

About 900 people in temporary accommodation but 600 still unaccounted for, including unaccompanied children<p>Hundreds of refugees and migrants are missing and facing a night in the open after a large fire ripped through the Dunkirk camp where they were living, destroying the wooden huts and leaving …

Why Men Treat Female Bosses Differently Than Their Male Counterparts

A recent study found that this issue is embedded in work culture, making it harder for women to progress into leadership roles.<p>We're told over and over again that more women are needed in leadership roles in business. It's proven to be good for companies to promote women and positive for society as …

Protest photos: the power of one woman against the world

The shot of Saffiyah Khan calmly staring down an EDL demonstrator in Birmingham became instantly famous. Why are images like these so transfixing?<p>Shows of strength and defiance aren’t in short supply at your average protest – demonstrating, by its nature, requires a level of commitment that weeds …

Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet

<b>(erhui1979 via iStock)</b><p>Our future appears set for a classic apocalyptic blockbuster<p>Robin Scher<p>April 11, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed …