Archive for September, 2016

September 30, 2016

We Need Small Donors to Halt the March to Plutocracy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Aides to Donald Trump suggested this week that the presidential candidate might self-fund an end-of-campaign advertising blitz to counter Hillary Clinton’s rise in the polls. His contributions should give us serious pause. Is this how we want our republic to function? Do we want to live in a country where candidates can rise or fall based on their pocketbooks or the financial backing of their rich friends?

Source: We Need Small Donors to Halt the March to Plutocracy | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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September 30, 2016

Forget Paris, Scientists Say ‘Radical Change’ Only Way to Stay Below 2 Degrees | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

To much fanfare, global leaders have agreed to tackle the climate crisis by ratifying the Paris climate agreement, but a group of esteemed scientists is warning that current pledges to reduce emissions are far from sufficient and, in fact, put the world on track to reaching the dangerous 2°C climate threshold by 2050.

Source: Forget Paris, Scientists Say ‘Radical Change’ Only Way to Stay Below 2 Degrees | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

September 30, 2016

So You Want to Terraform Mars? – Scientific American Blog Network

The SpaceX vision for a multiplanet species prompts thinking on how to make a planet more habitable

Source: So You Want to Terraform Mars? – Scientific American Blog Network

September 28, 2016

Is Depression Contagious? – Scientific American

This week on the podcast, by request from an anonymous listener who wonders if her depressed partner might be bringing her down, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen weighs in on whether or not depression is contagious. The answer might surprise you

Source: Is Depression Contagious? – Scientific American

September 28, 2016

SpaceX’s Elon Musk Unveils Mars Colonization Dream Ship – Scientific American

The entrepreneur announces detailed plans for a reusable craft that can cary 100 people

Source: SpaceX’s Elon Musk Unveils Mars Colonization Dream Ship – Scientific American

September 28, 2016

How subtle eye signals helps turn-taking in conversation | Aeon Ideas

Source: How subtle eye signals helps turn-taking in conversation | Aeon Ideas

September 28, 2016

The natural history of whales is written in their baleen | Aeon Essays

Source: The natural history of whales is written in their baleen | Aeon Essays

September 28, 2016

Cartoon: The real story of the investigator Trump sent to Hawaii

Source: Cartoon: The real story of the investigator Trump sent to Hawaii

September 27, 2016

More Evidence for an Ocean inside Pluto – Scientific American Blog Network

A simulation of Sputnik Planum’s formation supports the idea of a deep, salty ocean

Source: More Evidence for an Ocean inside Pluto – Scientific American Blog Network

September 27, 2016

The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet

A new lawsuit shines a light on our educational system.

Source: The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet