Luke Patton

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How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claim to have created the first stable semisynthetic organism with extra bases added to its …

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

Mississippi River

This Dutch video on Trump has gone viral because, well, just watch it

"We totally understand it's going to be America First — But can we just say 'The Netherlands Second?'"<p>This is the Dutch plan for Trump's …

We broke the Panama Papers story. Here's how to investigate Donald Trump

We were successful because we collaborated with other journalists. Now it is time for the media to join forces once again – especially given the threat Trump poses<p>Donald Trump is now president. This challenges many of us, not least members of the press. Countless reporters are still shaken and …

Donald Trump

Inauguration protests: more than 200 demonstrators arrested in Washington

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>More than 200 protesters were arrested on Friday as police used pepper spray and stun grenades to suppress a series of small, violent confrontations before and after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.<p>Thousands of protesters from …

Rights & Freedoms

From Psychedelics To Alzheimer's, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn't buy the theory of evolution, things might look grim for science.<p>Yet …

Neuroscience

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Meditation

Muslim Journalist Knew She'd Catch Flack For Voting Trump -- Faces Nastiest Tirade From a ‘Friend'

<i>Note: This post contains coarse language which may offend some readers.</i><p>In the wake of Donald Trump's stunning election win, Asra Nomani — a …

7 Mindful Rituals That Are Hard To Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘mindfulness’ before. From mental health experts to professional athletes, it’s being touted as the next big revolution in …

Mindfulness