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Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe,” Clinton “neoliberal disaster”

Cornel West, a Sanders appointee for the Democratic Party platform, slammed Hillary, Trump and Obama in an op-ed<p>"I am with her – the only progressive woman in the race," said Cornel West.<p>"This November, we need change. Yet we are tied in a choice between Trump, who would be a neo-fascist …

John Kerry points to terrorist ‘incubator’ of war-torn country, as Middle East leaders join condemnation of French massacre<p>The US and Russia have united to condemn the Nice attack and to identify the war in Syria as the world’s principal “incubator” for terrorism as they discuss tightening …

Middle East

Ahead of key court ruling, Beijing in propaganda overdrive | Reuters

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) - As an international tribunal prepares to rule on Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, officials in Washington, Tokyo and Southeast Asia are on tenterhooks.<p>Yet, in the words of one senior Chinese official, Beijing does not care.<p>On July 12, the Permanent …

These gift cards could change how you help the homeless

San Francisco is so often highlighted for its wealth that it can be shocking to see how severe the city's homeless problem has gotten. Walk down a street in almost any highly-trafficked neighborhood and you're likely to spot at least a few homeless people. In select spots, you'll even find mini …

What the Rapid Growth of Computer Science Means for the Future

<i>What is next for Computer Science education in the next 10-20 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Bill Poucher, CS Professor at Baylor University and Executive Director of ACM-ICPC, on</b> …

Exclusive: Trump supporters more likely to view blacks negatively - Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are more likely to describe African Americans as “criminal,” “unintelligent,” “lazy” and “violent” than voters who backed some Republican rivals in the primaries or who support Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, …

IMF downgrades outlook for US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity.<p>In its …

How to Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of …

Why some college professors are telling students to use Wikipedia for class

Most college freshmen learn on Day 1 that they shouldn't use Wikipedia. It's framed as a crime on par with cheating: a mortal sin against the gods of academia.<p>In hundreds of classrooms across the country, though, some professors have begun taking a very different tack. Not only are their students …

College & University

China is due for a recession — unless it starts acting like Japan

A credit-based economy, built around what has effectively been the dollar standard, made it all possible. There's no limit to the amount of credit that can be created under a fiat money system. And the dollar standard created a very large global boom, as U.S. dollars flooded into countries like …

Researchers assess power plants that convert all of their CO2 emissions into carbon nanotubes

In other words, the small decrease in power output is more than compensated for by the highly valuable carbon nanofibers and nanotubes that could be …

With Bernie Sanders Vanquished, Hillary Clinton Turns to Veepstakes

Only 37 shopping days left until Hillary Clinton <i>has</i> to have a name for the No. 2 spot on her ticket.<p>The presumptive Democratic nominee hasn’t shed …

The Developed World Is Missing the Point About Modern Slavery

Earlier this month, the Walk Free Foundation — an Australian NGO — released the first ever “modern slavery index,” which hoped to highlight the …

The Slow Death of the Syria Cease-Fire Brings a Hybrid War With Russia Closer

BEIRUT -- Gradually, the mist of ambiguity and confusion hanging over Syria is lifting a little. The landscape is sharpening into focus. With this improved visibility, we can view a little more clearly the course of action being prepared by Iran, Russia and the Syrian government.<p>Russia is emerging …

Moody's Analytics Says Donald Trump Could Hurt Economy

Arguing his policies would make the U.S. economy “isolated and diminished,” Moody’s Analytics released a report Monday that projects trouble if …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …