Zephaniah Galloway

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The Terrible Beauty of Brain Surgery

I arrived in Tirana, Albania, on a Sunday evening in late August, on a flight from Istanbul. The sun had set while the plane was midflight, and as we landed in the dark, images of fading light still filled my mind. The man next to me, a young, red-haired American wearing a straw hat, asked me if I …

Mind

2016 US presidential election: what happens when … and how

It may seem like the campaign has been going on for an age – it has – but election year has only just begun. Here are the key dates for your calendar<p>After a seemingly endless parade of campaign announcements and abandonments, debates and stump speeches – not to forget weekly controversies born from …

Government

As U.S. abortion case looms, both sides seek personal touch | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear its first abortion case in nearly a decade, both sides have been quietly gathering vivid personal accounts from women to supplement the dry legal arguments, believing the effort could appeal particularly to swing-vote Justice …

Abortion

Who's angry? White, female Republicans

The Americans most likely to say they find themselves feeling more angry at the news in 2015 than in the previous year skewed white, Republican and female.<p>That's according to the results of a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey/Esquire online poll released Sunday, which found that differences in race, party …

Same-sex Marriage

Bernie Sanders Defends Obama's Planned Executive Action On Gun Control

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) came out in support of President Barack Obama’s plan to bypass Congress and tighten rules on gun ownership through executive action.<p>“I would prefer that we could have bipartisan support, but the truth is Republicans are not interested in doing anything about gun safety,” …

Gun Control

Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump for focusing on Bill Clinton's 'sex life'

In a CNN interview on CNN, host Dana Bash asked Sanders if Trump's criticism of Bill Clinton's "sexual history" is "fair game."<p>Sanders rattled off several areas where he disagreed with Trump's policies, including Trump's opposition to raising the minimum wage and on dealing with climate …

Government

Clinton and Sanders cash dash tells tale of 2 campaigns

Hillary Clinton is running to be the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer. Bernie Sanders wants to lead a movement.<p>DERRY, N.H. — The first 48 hours of 2016 highlighted an important distinction between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as they ready their final pushes here and in Iowa: They are …

Middle-class

Feminists don’t hate men. They hate men who act like men, which is, you know, THE SAME FUCKING THING!

This is the first explicitly, angry, anti-feminist post I wrote on this blog. There are a few things I would do differently, three years later.I’d …

Feminism

Toward a Deeper Understanding of What Feminism Is

In an earlier article, I spoke of something called non-feminist target consensus, and why we should move toward such consensus if we would …

The need for critical science journalism

Too much contemporary science writing falls under the category of 'infotainment'<p>The bulk of contemporary science journalism falls under the category of "infotainment". This expression describes science writing that informs a non-specialist target audience about new scientific discoveries in an …

Why do women identify themselves as victims of childhood sexual abuse?

Sociologist Jo Woodiwiss argues that a pervasive self-help culture has led women to look to the past for the causes of their troubles, sometimes inferring childhood sexual abuse from no more than a checklist of symptoms<p>The fierce debate over "recovered memories" of childhood sexual abuse was …

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein

What are we to make of a man who left academia more than two decades ago but claims to have solved some of the most intractable problems in physics?<p>There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …

Watch the transit of Venus and dream of other worlds

Planetary scientists will use next week's transit to test techniques designed to answer one of the most fundamental questions humanity has ever asked: are we alone?<p>Helen and astronomers will be answering questions in a live Q&A session on Thursday 1-2pm BST<p>The night sky is a playground for the …

Astronomical milestones of 2015

The New Horizons mission to Pluto might get all the attention, but 2015 had plenty of other amazing space mission firsts — and lasts, as scientists …

Astronomy

Are mental illnesses such as PMS and depression culturally determined?

A growing number of psychiatrists suspect mental conditions are 'culture-bound syndromes' rather than exclusively biological<p>The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM 5 – was published over the weekend. Produced by the American Psychiatric Association, it …

Mobile phone radiation linked to people jumping to conclusions

Mathematician Matt Parker explains why he issued a hoax press release linking the number of mobile phone masts to births<p>There has never been clear evidence that mobile phone radiation can cause any form of biological effect. In fact there are no known processes whereby mobile phone radiation could …

Become a Creative Genius by Taking a Shower, Says Science

Become a Creative Genius by Taking a Shower, Says ScienceA member of the London Symphony Orchestra showering with a French horn, UK, circa 1985. …

Creativity
Reality TV

These 25 Quotes Take You Inside Albert Einstein's Revolutionary Mind

Get inspired.<p>Over the years, Albert Einstein's name has become synonymous with genius. In his lifetime, Einstein changed the world, describing the …

Albert Einstein

Chiropractic manipulation of the spine may cause strokes and even death

A study by American neurosurgeons adds to evidence suggesting chiropractic can damage arteries supplying the brain<p>It would be an understatement to call the debate on the risks posed by chiropractic neck manipulations "lively" – it is a heated discussion, and every time I write about this subject, …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed named eight food additives that should be banned in the US. Here are six equally deadly ones they missed<p>Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical community turned its venom on …

Iridium-192: how dangerous is it?

A small quantity of the radioactive isotope has been pinched from the back of a van. How worried should we be?<p><b>Age:</b> Half-life of 73.83 days<p><b>Appearance:</b> Platinum-coloured, but with a slight yellowish cast.<p><b>What is it?</b> A radioactive isotope of the element iridium, which emits beta and gamma radiation as …