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The Koch brothers are dead wrong: Half of America is living in or near poverty

<b>David Koch (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>Republicans delude themselves when they say America’s lower class has it so much better than other countries<p>Paul Buchheit<p>March 25, 2014 12:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The Charles Koch Foundation recently released a commercial that …

Porto Alegre threatens to pull out of hosting Brazil World Cup matches

The mayor of Porto Alegre in Brazil has revealed his city may be forced to pull out of hosting matches at this year's World Cup over a lack of temporary structures at its stadium.<p>José Fortunati admitted in an interview with a local radio station that the Estádio Beira-Rio is not yet ready to host …

Watch the Chamber of Commerce try very hard to get out of admitting that humans contribute to climate change

<b>(Screenshot, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations)</b><p>Shenanigans at the Senate Keystone hearing<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 14, 2014 6:40pm (UTC)<p>There isn't a lot of clear information coming out of Thursday's Senate hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. You may, for example, have heard that James …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

Top 20 things scientists need to know about policy-making

When scientists moan about how little politicians know about science, I usually get annoyed. Such grouching is almost always counterproductive and more often than not betrays how little scientists know about the UK's governance structures, processes, culture and history.<p>So when the Guardian …

Economists Explain The 5 Steps We Need To Take To Get Everyone Working Again

• <b>Less austerity</b>. Bernstein argues that the deficit reduction the United States has taken over the past few years has held back the economy and better fiscal policy would help the economy immensely. On monetary policy, he believes it is way too early for the Fed to taper, but notes that "the Fed has …

Save the economy, tax the rich

In his new documentary “Inequality for All,” Robert Reich explains how to fix America’s income inequality<p>Charles Campbell<p>September 23, 2013 12:10pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Tyee.<p>It's one of the central issues of our time. It spawned both the Tea Party and the Occupy movements. It …

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

Marco Rubio Explains Three of the Country's Big Issues

More by Galina<p><i>The senator (R-Fla.) shares his thoughts on several political issues.</i><p><b>Immigration</b><br>“Imagine if I said that my plan is to let everyone here …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

“Sustainability” is now meaningless, thanks to corporations and politicians

While the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) that became all the rage some time ago initially had worthwhile aims, it is now more commonly used by corporations to out-worthy their competitors.<p>Originally CSR encouraged corporations to consider the impact of their business on society, …

Here’s why India is never going to be safe for women

A few days ago, after news of the sexual assault case in Mumbai broke out, someone on Twitter said something that got me thinking. A female resident of Mumbai, presumably, lashed out after seeing the umpteenth tweet asking women in Mumbai to “take care” and “be safe.”<p>Enough of this patronizing …

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Wal-Mart’s newest scheme to ruin the middle class

Just as bad as the original ’80s campaign, “Buy America” 2.0 continues Wal-Mart’s planned takeover of urban markets<p>Stacy Mitchell<p>August 24, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a "Buy America" program and …

27 Ways To Eat Like An Adult In College

Who says you can't eat like a normal person in college?

Acid, Poop, and Barf: Vultures' Secret Weapons

ScienceCasts: Comet ISON to Fly By Mars

Sanjay Gupta: Only 6 Percent Of Marijuana Research Considers Medical Benefits

It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies.<p>Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent, is officially down with weed. In an article for CNN, the well-known medical personality apologized for dismissing the scientific value of medical marijuana …

Tools To Hack Android Phones Are Getting Easier To Use

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that’s on 80% of the world’s smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. The …