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Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read during Trump's first week

The Guardian published an interview with Brian Eno the other day, in which he offered some political reflections. On Brexit and Trump, the legendary musician and composer said: “I thought that all those Ukip people and those National Front people were in a little bubble. Then I thought: ‘Fuck, it …

Political Science

Religious freedom fight returns to Colorado; opponents line up

The contentious fight over the balance between religious freedom and gay rights — dead on arrival in the split Colorado legislature in recent years — …

Trudeau’s cabinet weighs trade and energy in Trump era

<b>CANADIAN NEWS YOU SHOULD KNOW</b><p>> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet continue to meet in Calgary today to chart a path for Canada in the Trump era. Though there were initial reports that the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner would attend today's meetings, he will not. One of the …

Canada

First step to ‘designer life’: Biologists breed bacteria with lab-made DNA, adding two extra, artificial letters

For billions of years, life has danced that same old DNA jig. At some point after Earth’s formation, but before bacterial slime formed the planet’s …

Biology

Islamic State kills 12 in Palmyra, among them teachers, soldiers: monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants put at least 12 people to death in execution-style killings in the ancient city of Palmyra, which they re-captured from the government for a second time in December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.<p>The jihadist group beheaded …

Middle East