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Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal

I'm in!<p>When you take a moment to look around at the world, things can seem pretty messed up. Try watching the 6 o’clock news, for instance. Chances …

Samsung Admits Your Tv Is Spying On You

<b>Joseph Lemieux</b> <b><br>February 10, 2015</b><p><b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> Ever since the Snowden leaks, privacy advocates have been ever vigilant, and rightfully so. What’s the …

U.S. derails amendment to toughen nuclear safety pact: diplomats | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States has derailed a proposal to toughen nuclear safety standards by amending a global atomic treaty, diplomats said, with opponents of the move arguing it would get mired in lengthy parliamentary ratification.<p>Months of wrangling about the future of the 77-nation …

Haiti faces more anti-government protests as Carnival nears | Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Anti-government street protesters shut down Haiti’s capital on Monday as the country plunged deeper into political and economic crises even as many prepared for the annual Carnival, normally a time of peaceful revelry.<p>A minivan used for public transportation drives past a …

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Obama's Ukraine policy at crossroads as fighting rages on | Reuters

(This story filed on February 08, 2015 has been refiled to delete extraneous words in paragraph 29; fixes wording in paragraph 31)<p>By Warren Strobel, Matt Spetalnick and Lesley Wroughton<p>WASHINGTON/MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian-backed rebels’ violent offensive in eastern Ukraine leaves President Barack …

Obama says still weighing decision on arming Ukraine forces | Reuters

WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signaled on Monday he will wait for the results of high-stakes talks on Ukraine before deciding whether to arm the Kiev government, saying diplomacy and sanctions remain his preferred tools to resolve the crisis.<p>Obama, at a White …

'American Sniper' Texas murder trial nears as jurors' screening completed | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Final jury selection began on Monday in a Texas court for the trial of the U.S. veteran accused of fatally shooting former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie “American Sniper.”<p>A view of the entrance of Rough Creek Lodge …

Pentagon spent $504,816 on Viagra last year

The Department of Defense (DoD) spent more than a half a million dollars on the male enhancement drug Viagra last year, according to government contracts.<p>The Pentagon issued 60 contracts worth$504,816 for the drug in 2014. All 60 contracts were awarded to Cardinal Health Inc., a pharmaceutical …

American Hostage's Mother: US Failed Our Children

The mother of an American journalist who was the first hostage beheaded by ISIS last August lashed out at the Obama administration on Saturday, …

Battle of the drones: the little guys taking on the tech giants

Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian<p>Former musician Alex Hardy makes drones for Hollywood; a client in the Gulf wants to use one as an aerial platform for his …

Surgeon General Says Yes to Science, Admits Weed Has Medical Benefits

Vivek Murthy says marijuana is ‘helpful’ for certain medical conditions. Could this be the tide-turner for legalization?<p>Surgeon General Vivek Murthy …

NYPD Social Media Policy Allows Catfishing—With the Proper Paperwork

Before a detective adopts any online aliases, a supervising officer has to sign off on the handle—and the planted profile photo—on NYPD …

Why Iceland Is Building a Temple to Its Pagan Gods

As the Ásatrú pagan religion becomes ever more popular, a group of followers is constructing a shrine overlooking Reykjavík to the gods Thor, Odin, …

The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault

It’s the end of the world as they know it. So why do evangelicals worry so much?<p>Say “evangelical Christian,” and most people will probably think of …

In Pennsylvania woods, Eric Frein eludes a massive manhunt

He is a self-trained sniper, survivalist, cop hater and, according to police, a cold-blooded killer who watched his victim die with clinical interest.<p>For six weeks Eric Frein has dodged one of the largest manhunts in Pennsylvania history, hiding in a small section of the Pocono Mountains he knows …

Eric Frein Searchers Testing Blood Found on Canadensis Family's Farm

Authorities searching for alleged Pennsylvania trooper killer Eric Frein have descended upon a spot where a woman found blood in her back yard.<p>Joyce …

Paradigm Shift: Wisconsin Police Chief Endorses Marijuana Legalization

“The crusade on marijuana has been a palpable failure; an abject failure.”<p>Police Chief Mike Koval of Madison, Wisconsin, endorsed the legalization of …

Anarchism and Anarcho

Anarchism is a definite intellectual current of social thought, whose adherents advocate the abolition of economic monopolies and of all political …

Noam Chomsky (2013) "What is Anarchism?"

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NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

The death of a Staten Island man who was put into an apparent choke hold by the New York Police Department was ruled a homicide today by the city's …

Push for charges after medical examiner says police officer's chokehold caused NYC man's death

New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.<p>"They killed somebody," neighbor Charlene Thomas said after the city's medical examiner deemed Eric …

Iraqi Kurds, battling Islamist threat, press Washington for arms | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq is pressing the Obama administration for sophisticated weapons it says Kurdish fighters need to push back Islamist militants threatening their region, Kurdish and U.S. officials said.<p>Kurdish "Peshmerga" troops move down a …

World Trade Center contractor charged in multimillion-dollar fraud | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owner of a company that has done nearly $1 billion in construction work at the World Trade Center was charged on Thursday with defrauding a government program intended to promote minority- and women-owned businesses.<p>U.S. prosecutors charged Larry Davis, the chief executive …

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA's unfettered …