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A Confused Immune System Could Be Behind Parkinson's Disease

Evidence is mounting.<p>Researchers have found solid evidence in support of a century old hypothesis claiming the body's own immune system plays a …

Neuroscience

Why I left physics for economics

I recently decided to abandon the rules that govern nature for the rules that govern people and markets: economics. Why would I do such a thing?<p>I love physics. Brick by brick, you can build new theories from established ones and know that they will apply not just on Earth but throughout the entire …

Economics

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

Harvard Business Review

The Bernie Blackout Was Real, & May Have Cost Him The Race

Bernie Sanders

Global Empire - The Corbyn Factor

Pentagon Sends 4,000 More Soldiers To Afghanistan - For What?

Podcasting

May Vs. Corbyn - Starkly Different Reactions To Grenfell Fire

Podcasting

EPA to eliminate 1,228 employees by August - including dozens of scientists

Although 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is a real threat, the Trump administration maintains that global warming is a “hoax” – …

Climate

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls.<p>The system is two-fold. The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another …

Wi-Fi

Finland is testing universal basic income - and found it has had an unexpected side effect

Finland has been giving 2,000 of its citizens an unconditional income for the last five months and some are already seeing the benefits, reporting …

Basic Income

Only 58 percent of eligible voters turned out for the Georgia special election

What does Karen Handel's win mean for Trump's legislative agenda?<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>I’m a political science professor living in Georgia’s 6th House district, where Republican Karen Handel eked out a victory of nearly four points over Democrat John Ossoff in a …

Elections

Jeh Johnson: DNC did not want DHS help following election hack

Updated 06/21/2017 10:53 AM EDT<p>Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday the Democratic National Committee “did not feel it needed” the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security following last year’s election hack, which U.S. officials have since attributed to …

Government

Trump Loves Pipelines, So These Guys Are Putting One Through His Tower

The Trump Soho pipeline has already created two jobs.<p>Since President Donald Trump loves all things related to laying pipelines, Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig of The Good Liars decided they would put one through Trump tower.<p>Donny, don’t tell us you’re going to be a delicate snowflake about this …

Donald Trump

Queen Elizabeth snubs Donald Trump in speech to Parliament

The president has a planned visit to the U.K. later this year, but you wouldn't know it from the Queen<p>Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain conspicuously neglected to mention President Donald Trump in her recent speech to Parliament.<p>Although she mentioned that she and her husband Prince Philip “look …

Republicans mull inviting Democrats into U.S. budget negotiations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress, unable so far to resolve deep disagreements over spending for the fiscal year starting on Oct. 1, are mulling whether to seek a bipartisan budget deal with Democrats similar to one reached nearly four years ago.<p>With only 20 working days to go …

U.S. Congress

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.<p>Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading …

Medicine

The Family Tree of Exoplanets Has Just Divided Into Two Branches

Scientists have reorganized the exoplanetary tree of life into two distinct branches. Most exoplanets discovered so far are close in size to Earth or …

Exoplanets

Google Glass gets its first update in nearly three years

Google Glass just got an update — its first since 2014. The update isn’t anything big, but the usual bug fixes and performance improvements are mentioned, according to Google’s support site.<p>Google did add Bluetooth input device support (see: keyboards and mouse) for some reason. My working theory …

Google Glass

How Schrödinger's Cat Helps Explain the New Findings About the Quantum Zeno Effect

Schrödinger’s Cat<p>Even if you’re not that into heavy science, you’re probably familiar with Schrödinger’s cat, the thought experiment that allows us …

The Future

Democratic lawmakers raise pressure on EPA over Icahn's biofuels role

(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers asked Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt on Wednesday to disclose procedures to prevent billionaire Carl Icahn from influencing U.S. biofuels policy for personal gain.<p>The letter is the latest in a string of missives from Democrats concerned about …

Carl Icahn

Why Lockheed Is Moving F-16 Production To India From Texas

At the Paris Air Show Monday, <b>Lockheed Martin</b> (LMT) agreed to send its Texas-based F-16 production to India in an effort to secure a major fighter …

Aerospace

Volvo announces upcoming new ’world beating’ performance electric vehicles under its Polestar brand

Volvo, a Swedish automaker owned by China’s Geely, announced a new aspect of its plans to transition the company in the new electric revolution.<p>The company is launching its Polestar brand as a separate entity to build and sell performance electric vehicles.<p>The brand previously made parts and tuned …

Electric Vehicles

Trump Officials Overseeing Amazon-Whole Foods Merger May Face Conflicts of Interest

The blockbuster deal by Amazon to purchase Whole Foods rocked financial markets on Friday. Grocery and retail outlet stocks were in a tailspin …

Whole Foods

Joe Manchin Was One of Five Democrats Who Saved Saudi Arms Sales. His Primary Opponent Is Furious.

A Senate resolution disapproving of a portion of arms sales to Saudi Arabia — which has been waging a long, bloody war in Yemen that has sparked …

Joe Manchin

Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter

The GOP’s 2016 presidential upset wasn’t surprising just because it put Donald Trump in the White House; it also proved the party had vastly improved …

Security

Rex Tillerson Works From Home Instead of Confronting Venezuelan Ghosts of His Past

Venezuela and its president, Nicolás Maduro, have proved to be favorite targets of the Trump administration’s ire. At the outset of a summit on …

World Leaders

Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Requisition Homes of the Rich for Fire Survivors — Like Churchill Did in WWII

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has a bold proposal to house the survivors of a devastating fire at London’s Grenfell Tower apartment …

Jeremy Corbyn

Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania’s Mariner East 2 Pipeline

After months of employing military-style counterinsurgency tactics to subvert opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, Iowa, …

Injustice

Barack Obama Is Using His Presidency to Cash In, But Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter Refused

Defenders of Barack Obama’s decision to do things like accept a $400,000 check for a speech to a Wall Street brokerage house argue that the former …

Democratic campaign staffer sues, says DNC didn't pay OT

A Democratic campaign organizer filed suit in federal court in Philadelphia on Wednesday, saying that she and others were forced to work 80 to 90 …