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'America First,' a phrase with a loaded anti-Semitic and isolationist history

At the center of his foreign policy vision, Donald Trump has put “America First,” a phrase with an anti-Semitic and isolationist history going back to the years before the U.S. entry into World War II.<p>Trump started using the slogan in the later months of his campaign, and despite requests from the …

Protests around world show solidarity with Women's March on Washington

Up to 2 million people have gathered in cities around the world as part of an international day of action in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington after Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.<p>As many as 500,000 people were expected to descend on …

Donald Trump

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Clean Energy

NASA Just Published Hundreds Of Stunning Gifs – These Are 10 Of The Best

You'll be blown away.<p>With access to Earth’s best telescopes and most distant spacecraft, it’s no surprise that NASA’s space photography is …

The world's most beautiful trees

National Parks

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 43 – My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill (1930)

Churchill delights with candid tales of childhood and boy’s own adventures in the Boer war that made him a tabloid hero<p>Winston Churchill is renowned as an archetypal Great Briton (statesman, war leader, speechmaker and political maverick), with all the good and bad associations of such a …

Literature

Poll: On Eve of Election Day, Clinton Maintains Her Edge Over Trump

As Election Day looms, Hillary Clinton’s 6-point lead over Donald Trump remains unchanged from last week according to the final NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.<p>Over the course of months of NBC News|SurveyMonkey polling, the numbers have remained remarkably stable. Clinton has …

Government

Women Will Be the Ones to Save America from Trump

Thanks to decades of feminist groundwork, women across the country are poised not just to elect the country's first female president, but to reject misogynistic policies that have denied them benefits.<p>If Hillary Clinton wins the election on Tuesday and saves America from the perils of a Donald …

Hundreds of clergy join Dakota Access pipeline protesters

Hundreds of clergy of various faiths joined protests Thursday against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, singing hymns, marching and ceremonially burning a copy of a 600-year-old document.<p>The interfaith event was organized to draw attention to the concerns of the Standing Rock …

Environment

Battle to banish Islamic State from Mosul could become a mess

IRBIL, Iraq — The battle plans to oust the Islamic State from the city of Mosul are in place, but an uneasy mix of forces fighting against the militants could delay the fight or ignite separate conflicts.<p>Preparations for the offensive have sped up in recent weeks, after officials in Baghdad and the …

Middle East

Full Federal Appeals Court To Reconsider Case On Gay Protections

On Nov. 30, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear a case on whether discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered under existing civil rights law.<p>WASHINGTON — The federal appeals court based out of Chicago will reconsider whether existing civil rights law should be read to include …

LGBTQI

"Space brain" is real –– and here's what it means for folks who dream of living on Mars

Bad news, interplanetary travelers: Turns out going to space could really damage your brain.<p><b>A new study published Monday in Scientific Reports claims</b> …

5 Ways To Tell Your Dogs You Love Them In Their Own Language

Advertisement<p>Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral …

Global warming is shifting Earth's clouds, study shows

Climate Central: The warming of the planet over the past few decades has shifted a key band of clouds poleward and increased the heights of clouds tops<p>The reaction of clouds to a warming atmosphere has been one of the major sources of uncertainty in estimating exactly how much the world will heat …

Climate Change

Socialism or barbarism: Only the left can defeat the rise of the radical right

Brexit has taught us an important lesson: There are historic openings for the left — and also enormous challenges<p>President Obama pointed to globalization’s losers in an effort to explain the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, which took place just a few weeks before Republicans are …

Political Science

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

Scientists Caught 'Undead' Genes Coming Alive After Death

Turns out there might be "life" after death, after all.<p>What really happens to us after death? Once a person stops breathing, and their heart ceases to pump blood, they're what doctors consider "clinically dead." On a biological level, the eventual decomposition of cells, organs, and brain tissue …

Clara Bow: the hard-partying jazz-baby airbrushed from Hollywood history

Her charm and energy made her the ultimate ‘flapper’ – but despite her success, Bow would forever be snubbed by the industry’s in-crowd<p>Clara Bow’s biography could have been a fairy story but instead it is a cautionary tale. This vivacious young woman exchanged the rags and deprivations of her slum …

Income Tax

A brief history of sex and sexuality in Ancient Greece

The sexual habits of people in Ancient Greece – from prostitution to pillow talk – are explored in a new book written by Paul Chrystal. Exploring the …

Ancient History

Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's Orlando response

A majority of Americans surveyed in a CBS News poll out Wednesday say they disapprove of the way Donald Trump is responding to the terrorist shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday in Orlando, Florida.<p>In the wake of the deadliest shooting in American history as well as the deadliest terrorist attack on …

Pulse Nightclub

'Bodies Going Down': Witnesses Describe Orlando Nightclub Horror, Heroism

It was toward the end of the night at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, when club-goer Christopher Hansen had taken his first sip from a drink and heard sharp noises ringing out in succession. He thought it was a beat of the song pulsating in the venue until people started crumpling onto …

Heroism

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Genetics

Women 'nearly twice as likely to have anxiety' as men

<b>Women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, a global review reveals.</b><p>Its authors from Cambridge University say that as well as women, young people under 35 and those with health problems are particularly affected.<p>They estimate that four in every 100 people have anxiety.<p>The review …

Mental Health

The ‘Little Lion’ Galaxy that Could Shed Light on the Early Universe

“Low-metal-abundance galaxies are extremely rare, so we want to learn everything we can."<p>Astronomers just announced the discovery of the most metal-poor galaxy in the local universe, a bundle of stars located 30 million light years away in the constellation Leo Minor. The system goes by AGC 198691 …

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

Here are the winners of the 2016 PEN Literary Awards

Your reading list just got a whole lot longer.<p>On Monday night, PEN America honored incredible new literature at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards …

Bernie Sanders Delivered A Killer AIPAC Speech ... In Utah

The pro-Israel group wouldn't have liked what he said.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declined to speak at the country’s largest pro-Israel gathering in Washington on Monday. Instead, the Democratic presidential candidate, who is the only Jew in the race, gave a speech detailing his belief in a …

Israel

The strange history of opiates in America: from morphine for kids to heroin for soldiers

They went from common painkillers to blacklisted substances, and now they’re standard again. Along the way, efforts to criminalize haven’t stemmed usage<p>America’s burgeoning opiate problem is a tragedy, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise: it stretches back to the arrival of the Mayflower in …

Medicine

Mystery of Ceres's bright spots deepens as new data is analysed

The mystery of Ceres’s bright spots has deepened, scientists reveal.<p>A dwarf planet measuring 950 km in diameter, Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt - a disc of rocky objects that sits between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Its gleaming patches were captured by Nasa’s Dawn space probe …

Astronomy

Mysterious American Hum Returns to Haunt Canada

The exact source of the droning sound has never been discovered.<p>Zug Island, believed to be the source of the hum. (Photo: Tara/CC BY 2.0)<p>A strange …