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Robert Reich: There’s no such thing as a “free market”

“Few ideas have more profoundly poisoned the minds of more people,” argues the former secretary of labor<p>Can American capitalism be saved from its most predatory, selfish instincts?<p>Could the U.S. economy spread its wealth—if the public and political class understood how today’s unprecedented …

Middle-class

A First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos

What we can see is only a tiny fraction of what exists. To catch the first glimpse of the shadow universe around us, scientists are learning to detect the other stuff: dark matter and dark energy.<p><b>It used to be said that cosmologists, the scientists who study the universe as a whole, are “often in</b> …

The mindblowing expense of mindfulness

Is there a link between vibrators, colouring-in books and Buddhism? Eva Wiseman unravels our obsession with passivity<p>There was a period in the late 1990s when it became fashionable to have a vibrator. To have a vibrator, and to talk about having a vibrator, and to give vibrators as gifts, and to …

Mindfulness
Islam

Russian troops already in Syria, Israel says

Russia has been sending military forces into Syria in recent days, Israel's defense chief announced Thursday, as Moscow hinted at broader action to bolster President Bashar Assad's embattled army following a string of battlefield losses.<p>The increased Russian activity in Syria reflects Moscow's deep …

Middle East

Donald Trump's fear of Spanish reveals the power in our language — and identity

Forced assimilation requires policing people’s language. It is liberating, and empowering, not to give into it<p>As a child of immigrants and a supposed anchor baby, I assimilated as fast as I could. I stopped responding to my parents in Spanish and tried to ignore how it broke their hearts. I would …

Language

Warren Buffett nailed why poverty in America 'does not make sense.'

While describing the high level of poverty in the U.S. — the richest nation on earth — Warren Buffett used seven simple words to perfectly articulate …

Demographics

Sounds True Presents: Body and Mind are One, Part 1

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones.<p>Usually, when we say “American …

Slavery

Inca Road: The ancient highway that created an empire

<b>Do long-dead builders have the answer to more sustainable road development? A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC shows why the Incan kingdom built a lasting infrastructure.</b><p>The Inca Road is one of the most extraordinary feats of engineering in the world. By the 16th Century …

Machu Picchu

The world is flooded with oil and the biggest glut in history is taking shape

OPEC, which produces about 40% of global oil supply, announced on June 5 to "maintain" output at 30 million barrels per day for the next six months.<p>Six days later, the IEA's Oil Market Report for June clarified that "Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates pumped at record monthly rates" …

Oil

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Harvard

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

Pedagogy

Here's what China alarmists don't realize about Chinese military power

<i>China is building a massive army, navy and air force. And they are building it with our money.</i><p>China is the foremost security challenge the United States faces in the future. At least that is the conventional wisdom.<p>Declaring victory, or at least apathy, in the Middle East upon his election …

Military

Why China wants as much personal data from US government servers as possible

To that end, last month's massive breach of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) servers — allegedly at the hands of Chinese hackers — marked a crucial win for China in its virtual war against the US.<p>"Personal information is just as valuable as passwords today," Mark Wuergler, a senior …

Cybersecurity

4 things you should know about the FBI’s mysterious, high-tech surveillance planes

The FBI's surveillance planes are supposedly used only to support the agency's operations on the ground, the AP reports. But in recent months, news outlets (namely the Washington Post and the AP) tracked some of these planes closely and found they made repeated trips over nearly a dozen U.S. cities.<p>…

Surveillance

Ancient Roman Tunnel from Gladiator Training School to Colosseum set to be Revived

Authorities hope to preserve some ancient Roman history with the restoration of a tunnel that runs from a gladiator training school to the Colosseum, …

Interactive documentary’s data visualization brings staggering WWII losses to life

A new interactive documentary, “The Fallen of World War II,” which helps viewers understand the shocking numbers of both military and civilian deaths …

US might deploy missiles in Europe to counter Russia

The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia's alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying land-based missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy the Russian weapons.<p>This "counterforce" option is among possibilities the …

Russia

ISIL makes major advance on Syria's Hasakah

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group has advanced on Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah following deadly battles with Syrian government forces.<p>An activist in Hasakah, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Al Jazeera on Thursday that ISIL took over al-Ahdath prison and three …

Middle East

Roman rubbish dump reveals secrets of ancient trading networks

Archaeologists are excavating Monte Testaccio, a huge artificial hill in the centre of Rome that is made up of millions of smashed amphorae<p>The world’s largest ancient Roman rubbish dump is revealing intriguing details about the extent and sophistication of trade in the Mediterranean 2,000 years ago.<p>…

200 Years Later, Archaeologists Are Rewriting the Battle of Waterloo

Archaeologists from the UK and Belgium are using electromagnetic induction sensors, magnetometers, and GIS to analyze the battle’s very first killing grounds.<p>Two hundred years after British, Dutch and Prussian allies defeated Napoleon Bonaparte's French army at the Battle of Waterloo, …

World History

The WW2 soldiers France has forgotten

<b>The fall of France 75 years ago is conventionally seen as a moment of abject national disgrace. But today some insist the French military has been wronged - and that the hundreds of thousands of French troops who fought in the Battle of France deserve to be honoured, rather than forgotten.</b><p>It all …

World History

Putin's Holy War And The Disintegration Of The 'Russian World'

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Dugin’s vision of “Holy Russia,” which is shared with the Russian Orthodox Church, sees Russia’s mission as being to expand its influence and authority until it dominates the Eurasian landmass by means of a strong, centralized Russian state aligned with the Russian …

Russia

Edward Snowden Is Not Going Away

You can call him “Eric” all you want, but Edward Snowden is not going away.<p>On the two-year anniversary of when his leaks detailing secret spy …

Surveillance

Physicists are still puzzled by a particle that seems to defy the laws of physics

A cosmic ray from space, it possessed 320 exa-electron volts (EeV) of energy, millions of times more than particles attain at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful accelerator ever built by humans.<p>The particle was going so fast that in a yearlong race with light, it would have lost by mere …

Physics

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

Cannabis

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …