Matthew Swain

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US companies given permission to try and bring people back from the dead

Scientists in the US have been given permission to try and bring dead people back to life.<p>Initial tests will use a range of techniques on 20 subjects …

Game of Thrones

The U.S. could feel the Bern for decades as Sanders plans to reform democracy

On Thursday afternoon, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took to the stage in a lush park in Springfield, Ore., and did something unusual. He departed from his usual stump speech and began talking about the future of the Democratic Party.<p>To reform a broken electoral system, the party needed to embrace …

Middle-class

There will be pandemonium: The end of the old oil order has already begun

Failed negotiations in Doha are just a sign of things to come. Big Oil has collapsed and is unlikely to recover<p>Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world’s leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum market and spark a return to high prices. …

Oil

The most fascinating golfer at the Masters is a 22-year-old amateur majoring in physics with a controversial swing that could change the game

Bryson DeChambeau is a name that most sports fans are not yet familiar with. But the reigning US Amateur champion is raising eyebrows in the golf world because of some radical ideas he is using on the course.<p>DeChambeau, easily recognizable on the course with his Ben Hogan-style cap, refers to …

Golf

'Michigan on steroids': Factors that will determine whether Clinton or Sanders win Ohio

Through cities and suburbs, through isolated farmland and fractured steel towns, the Democratic presidential campaign has come to Ohio, whose verdict Tuesday will rest on an unpredictable mix of blue-collar anger, young voter enthusiasm and African American strength.<p>Hillary Clinton found sustenance …

Hillary Clinton Forgets Bernie Sanders Was ‘Right Behind Her’ In The ’90s, But The Internet Remembers

The past week hasn’t seen amazing truths for Hillary Clinton. She stumbled into several inconsistencies during the Univision Democratic Debate. Now she’s sort-of apologized for honoring Nancy Reagan as a “very effective, low-key advocate” in the 1980s HIV and AIDS crisis. Some well-documented …

Government

The shameful Bernie race smear: Hillary supporters have played a dirty, dangerous game

The toxicity — and falseness — of the “Bernie so white” narrative is a real stain on Democrats and the left<p>Nothing this primary season in the Democratic presidential race will come close to the sheer lunacy of behavior transpiring in a Republican Party on the verge of self-implosion. But …

Middle-class

It's not over til it's over: inside the Sanders campaign's do-or-die moment

Pundits wrote the socialist senator off after Super Tuesday, but he came roaring back with a stunning upset in Michigan. Now his formidable ground campaign is kicking into high gear in five battleground states – and they’re playing to win<p>By the beginning of March, America’s elites had already …

Middle-class

Dangerous global warming will happen sooner than thought – study

Australian researchers say a global tracker monitoring energy use per person points to 2C warming by 2030<p>The world is on track to reach dangerous levels of global warming much sooner than expected, according to new Australian research that highlights the alarming implications of rising energy …

Climate Change

Michigan Mayor: Security Threatened To Kick Me Out Of Debate For Vocal Bernie Support

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts accuses DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of "totalitarian control" over debate audience in Flint.<p>FLINT, Michigan — After expressing vocal support for Bernie Sanders during Sunday night's debate, the independent mayor of Michigan's third largest city says security warned him …

The Most Devastating Quake In US History Is Headed for Portland

The chances of a 9.0 earthquake slamming the Pacific Northwest are disturbingly high. Introducing a novel way to engage the threat: reported science fiction.<p><i>This week's Terraform is something special: It's a hybrid format, what we've taken to calling "reported science fiction"—a deeply researched,</i> …

Geology

This is why Bernie’s the Democratic front-runner: Justice Department probe of Hillary inches closer to ending her campaign

Bernie Sanders is the only Democrat in the race not linked to the FBI, Justice Department, or 31,830 deleted emails<p>Bernie Sanders' path to the presidency was never going to be easy. After surging in the polls and consistently proving America's political establishment wrong, Sanders won Colorado and …

Government

'Never underestimate Bernie Sanders'

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Bernie Sanders isn't giving up on his political revolution just yet.<p>Sanders, who has vowed to stay in the race until voters in each …

Bernie Sanders Is Still Beating Hillary Clinton At Fundraising

The Hillary Clinton Campaign did some pretty serious fundraising in February, though it still fell short of the totals put up by her Democratic rival …

Middle-class

Why Bernie Sanders Won Super Tuesday

Bernie won Super Tuesday! Let me explain why.<p>Going into tonight it was unclear what was going to happen because the polling was so shoddy in some states, especially Colorado and Minnesota. Those two states are so important because of what they mean for the future.<p>It turns out that Hillary Clinton …

London is set to open the world’s largest floating solar farm

But few are likely to see the 23,000 solar panels on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir at Walton-on-Thames, which is invisible to all but Heathrow passengers and a few flats in neighboring estates.<p>"This will be the biggest floating solar farm in the world for a time — others are under construction," …

Renewable Energy

One Big Reason to Support Bernie This Super Tuesday - He Can Beat Trump; Hillary Cannot

It's been exactly a month since I published my piece in the Huffington Post on the Top Ten Reasons to Support Bernie Sanders, and more and more people are coming to agree with this position. Of course, there are still those sticking to the obsolete narrative that somehow being more "mainstream," …

Bernie Sanders Just Won Three of His Biggest Endorsements in a Long Campaign

Even before Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a wide margin in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, the political and media …

Middle-class

Cornel West lashes out at civil rights icons after Bernie Sanders suffers resounding South Carolina defeat

“There’s no doubt that the great John Lewis of 50 years ago is different than the John Lewis today”<p>On Saturday, the Sanders campaign suffered what the candidate described as a decimation at the hands of Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, losing his third election by nearly 50 percentage points.<p>"In …

Middle-class

What if Clinton's indicted?

Hillary Clinton faces a range of high and unexpected hurdles to the Democratic nomination which, a year ago, was seen as hers virtually by …

Government

World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London

Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants<p>On a vast manmade lake on the outskirts of London, work is nearing completion on …

Renewable Energy

The case against Hillary Clinton: This is the disaster Democrats must avoid

She’s not the candidate of economic fairness, peace or a genuine progressive agenda. She’s also not more electable<p>You like what Bernie’s calling for, but you just don’t think he’s likely to win the general election, perhaps because “this country would never elect a socialist.” And even if he did …

Middle-class

Fossil fuel use must fall twice as fast as thought to contain global warming - study

Available carbon budget is half as big as thought if global warming is to be kept within 2C limit agreed internationally as being the point of no return, researchers say. Climate News Network reports<p>Climate scientists have bad news for governments, energy companies, motorists, passengers and …

Climate Change

Hillary is anything but “inevitable”: The political press is lying to you about her delegate lead

The primary remains deadlocked, but that hasn’t stopped our feckless pundits from handing the nomination to Clinton<p>After three primary battles, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are tied in pledged delegates, or delegates that are decided by the voters, 51-51, and due to New Hampshire’s open …

Middle-class

This Map Shows The World Regions That Are Most At Risk From Big Climate Swings

From the Amazon rainforest to the snow-capped Alps, many of the world’s beautiful ecosystems are under threat.<p>Climate change causes unequal problems: Every part of the world is being affected, but some places are changing faster, and may be closer to the tipping point of ecological collapse.<p>A new …

Another Oil Crash Is Coming, and There May Be No Recovery

It’s time for oil investors to start taking electric cars seriously.<p>In the next two years, Tesla and Chevy plan to start selling electric cars with a …

Oil