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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Nikki Haley's SOS to the nation

Haley would be better off leaving this listing ship on her own terms even as the rest of us ponder why its captain seems incapable of steering a …

Donald Trump

Flights to Iceland Just Dropped to $92

You might think of it as home to the villains from <i>D2: The Mighty Ducks</i>, and that's true, but Iceland is also an incredible place to visit, and you …

Flying

Young-Earth Creationism is Cruel

Young-earth creationism is a cruelly efficient machine for manufacturing spiritual crisis. It has created more atheists than all of Richard Dawkins' …

Faith

The EPA debunked Administrator Pruitt’s latest climate misinformation

Until Pruitt deleted the EPA climate webpages.<p>Last week, a Las Vegas news station interviewed Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. The interviewer brought up the topic of climate change, and virtually everything Pruitt said in response was wrong, and was often refuted on his own agency’s …

Climate Change

Scary Amounts of Mercury Have Been Found Lurking in The Permafrost

If it melts, we could be in trouble.<p>The northern hemisphere's permafrost regions have been concealing a really unpleasant surprise: mercury. A lot of …

Global Warming

Philosopher Susan Neiman: “The president of our country is evil”

<b>(Getty/Mandel Ngan)</b><p>Author of “Evil in Modern Thought” says progressives must not shun the concept, especially when it fits so well<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 19, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>Political scientists often focus their research on institutions, behavior, public opinion and political culture. The study …

Donald Trump

The whys of increasing inequality: A graphical portrait

The graph below, based on the work of economists Gabriel Zucman, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, has been receiving considerable attention since it appeared in the New York Times last week. It shows the rate of annual income growth for adults at each percentile in the income distribution — from …

Income Inequality

Totally amazing shops in Ho Chi Minh City

SHOPPING IN DISTRICT 1, HO CHI MINH'S BUZZING CITY CENTRE<p>The most beautiful homeware store<p>Five creatives started homeware hotspot Sadec District as a …

A traveller who visited nearly 50 countries without taking a single flight shares his secrets

A traveller who has spent the past three years visiting nearly 50 countries around the world, all without ever taking a single flight, has shared tips for anyone hoping to start their own epic adventure.<p>Inspired by travel shows on the Outback that he watched growing up in his native Australia, Ty …

Best Trips to Take After Retirement

Blue Ridge Parkway<p>Billed as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the spectacular 469-mile drive joins Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and Great Smoky …

How to slam dunk creationists when it comes to the theory of evolution

The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like creatures, was yet more proof of humanity’s place …

Why capitalism can’t survive without socialism

A top Peter Thiel adviser on the crisis of late capitalism<p>“We think of capitalism as being locked in an ideological battle with socialism, but we never really saw that capitalism might be defeated by its own child — technology.”<p>This is how Eric Weinstein, a mathematician and a managing director of …

Industrial Ruins to Explore (Legally) in and Around Berlin - Berlin Tours

Slip into Spreepark to see an abandoned amusement park with a semi-sordid history. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Berlin’s really glamming it up these days, but many …

Germany

Coal doesn’t help the poor; it makes them poorer

A dozen international poverty and development organizations published a report last week on the impact of building new coal power plants in countries where a large percentage of the population lacks access to electricity. The report’s conclusions are strikingly counter-intuitive: on the whole, …

Fossil Fuels

Watch Leo DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc Online for Free Before the World Ends

Don't panic, it's legal.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio has made a documentary about the environment and you can watch it online for free.<p><i>Before the Flood</i> follows the actor, philanthropist, and noted cargo short wearer, as he travels the globe discussing the very important matter of global warming with …

Climate

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

"No One Told Me I Was Intersex"

What happens when you're born with the genes of one gender and the body of the other — or somewhere in the middle? It's complicated.<p>While her friends were shopping for cute bras and debating tampons versus pads, Kimberly Zieselman had yet to start her period. So at 15 years old, her parents …

Liberal Redneck: Nothing funny about the Orlando massacre

The Liberal Redneck: Nothing funny about the Orlando massacre<p>STARRING Trae Crowder<p>WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016<p>WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE<p>There’s no joke to …

Conversion Therapy Survey Reveals Real Harm In Gay 'Cure'

In a new survey of people who have undergone a controversial treatment seeking to change their sexual orientation, a gay man described his eight-year marriage to a woman as a "scam." Another survey respondent reported self-hatred, isolation, depression and flashbacks enduring long after the therapy …