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A 21st-century form of indentured servitude has already penetrated deep into the American heartland

<b>(Reuters/Chris Keane)</b><p>Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them<p>Thom Hartmann<p>July 24, 2017 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet<p>Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative …

Income Inequality

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

Only months ago Donald Trump’s chief strategist predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East in Breitbart radio shows<p>The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the …

Donald Trump

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

The White House

Sam Cooke, Soul Icon

The late and truly great Sam Cooke was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on 22 January 1931. Imagining this great vocal stylist as a senior citizen is …

Universal Music

The Spy Who Wrote the Trump-Russia Memos: It Was "Hair-Raising" Stuff

Last fall, a week before the election, I broke the story that a former Western counterintelligence official had sent memos to the FBI with troubling …

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Psychedelic Drugs

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Amazon Rainforest

Grouplove - Do You Love Someone [Genero Official Selection]

First Republican 'faithless elector' announces intent to vote against Trump

Christopher Suprun vowed to break ranks with Texas electoral college members out of ‘constitutional duty’, joining seven others in growing protest attempt<p>A Republican presidential elector has become the first to announce that he intends to defect from Donald Trump when he casts his vote as part of …

Willie Nelson’s Love Affair With Weed Made Him An Outlaw And A Country Music Revolutionary

Few artists are as readily associated with marijuana as country crooner Willie Nelson. In terms of identifiable pieces of the man, Nelson’s love of weed is right up there with the song “On The Road Again,” his long, braided locks, and his old, beat-up guitar, Trigger. But Nelson’s pro-pot advocacy …

Willie Nelson

How the Electoral College Rigged the Election for Donald Trump

I don’t agree with Donald Trump on much. We both like New York City. We both believe in the importance of oxygen for sustaining living beings. Beyond …

Government

The Economic Recovery Is Finally Bringing Pay Raises

It may be too late to affect Tuesday’s election, but the economy is finally delivering real wage growth to American workers.<p>The average U.S. employee …

Economics

White Nationalists on Twitter

Vehement Trump supporters abound on Twitter. That much is obvious to anyone who has used the service. Who exactly they are, and how broad a swath of society they represent, has been harder to pin down.<p>Are they largely Russian bots, as some reports have suggested? Are the angriest ones really just a …

Gallup: Record high 60 percent of Americans back legal pot

NEW YORK (AP) — A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks …

Why Hillary Clinton could be in even stronger shape than the polls show

Election Day is still a month away, but there are signs that Hillary Clinton might be on stronger footing than even her edge in the polls suggests.<p>The main reason is that early voting — whether by mail or in person — has already begun in a number of states, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign believes …

Government

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Boys make twice as much as girls, according to a new study.<p>4:30 p.m. Today4:30 p.m. July 11, 2018<p>This woman believes her sister may have run away …

Research

Connecticut police were caught on video making up charges against man who filmed them

Connecticut State Police troopers unwittingly captured themselves on video appearing to make up charges against a protester, according to lawsuit reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday.<p>The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, claims three Connecticut state …

Analysis: Trump Tax Plan Would Cost Trillions, Boost Incomes For The Rich

In September of last year, Donald Trump released his first tax plan, but now he has made another go of it. Over the past couple of months, he has released an overhaul that changes rates and includes newly announced child care deductions. The revised plan would still cost the government trillions in …

Marijuana May Alleviate America’s Opioid Crisis, New Study Suggests

In 2014, more than 14,000 people ― nearly 40 per day ― died from overdoses of prescribed opiates.<p>Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests.<p>In a study, researchers from Columbia …

How Donald Trump Exploited Charity for Personal Gain

The billionaire used the Donald J. Trump Foundation to mislead the public—and to funnel cash to an elected prosecutor poised to investigate Trump University.<p>Last May, Donald Trump evaded questions about his charitable giving in a way that couldn’t help but raise the suspicions of most everyone …

Grouplove’s Hannah Hooper on their New Album, ‘Big Mess’

Grouplove returns with their third album, "Big Mess," out September 9. The band's lead singer, Hannah Hooper, chats with WWD about how she went from …

Music

New drug 'wakes up' immune system to fight one of deadliest cancers

IMM-101 drug has extended lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and appears to have no side-effects<p>A new drug that “wakes up” the immune system to attack cancer has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and has no side-effects, raising hopes for a new and …

Immunotherapy

Sometimes Life Is Overwhelming But Grouplove's "Enlighten Me" Will Help

Grouplove! Still super posi-vibes! [Insert prayer hands emoji]<p>Blur said it first: Modern Life Is Rubbish. Of course they made many, much more nuanced and poignant things about humanity, love, loss, and just existing, but sometimes shit can get whittled down to just: Life can be overwhelming. In …