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Entries from May 2008

Act now!

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Act on climate change, top scientists warn US Dan Glaister in Los Angeles and James Randerson The Guardian, Friday May 30 2008 Article historyA group of 1,700 leading scientists called on the US government yesterday to take the lead in fighting global warming. Citing the “unprecedented and unanticipated” effects of global warming, the scientists, including […]

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The dread planet

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Why finding fossils on Mars would be extremely bad news for humanity May 25, 2008 THE IDEA OF life on Mars has been with us for nearly 300 years, ever since early astronomers saw what they believed to be polar icecaps through their primitive telescopes. If NASA’s Phoenix lander successfully touches down on Mars this […]

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A Greener Faith

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

From H-Net Roger S. Gottlieb. A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. x + 288 pp. Notes, index. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-517648-3. Reviewed by: Megan Jones, Department of History, University of Delaware. Published by: H-Environment (January, 2008) In Religion Is the Preservation of the World

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1001 Ways You Can Save the Planet

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

1001 Ways You Can Save the Planet: Practical Ideas to Heal and Change the World (Paperback — Compact Size) Joanna Yarrow

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SW news

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

SOCIALISM 2008 A weekend of revolutionary politics, debate and entertainment June 19-22 | Chicago | Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare http://www.socialismconference.org

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Palestine

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

http://www.unite.org.nz/?q=node/367 UNITE Union of Workers New Zealand should take up the cause of the Palestinians John Minto

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Cuban Newspaper Pushes Beyond Party Line

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

From R-G http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90892712 All Things Considered May 28, 2008 by Tom Gjelten The newspaper recently ran a three-part series on Cuba’s agricultural sector – and why, despite all its farmland, the country has to import so much food.

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Marching to Tibet

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Marching to tibet Montrealer films monks’ trek In a few days, Michael Willcock’s travel companions could either be shot, arrested or sent to a concentration camp near the India-Tibet border.

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The Big Sacrifice

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

How We Got Into This Mess By SAUL LANDAU Bush made a sacrifice. He stopped playing golf, to symbolize his sympathy with the troops in Iraq. He did not, however, stop playing give video golf. For Bush to forgo other pleasures might require he start another war.

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The Delusion of the ‘Clash of Civilizations’

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

via marxmail (http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/bustani290508.html) Hisham Bustani, “The Delusion of the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and the ‘War on Islam’” – Imperialism has no problem with Islam. Even Huntington says: “The age of Muslim wars has its roots in more general causes. These do not include the inherent nature of Islamic doctrine and beliefs, which, like those of […]

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Apocalypse in the oceans

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Apocalypse in the Oceans With 150 dead zones in our oceans, some the size of Ireland, author Taras Grescoe argues that there’s been a massive die out of sea life.

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Chomsky interview

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

United States of Insecurity: Perils and Alternatives in the Post 9-11 World Based on an interview with Noam Chomsky conducted by Gabriel Matthew Schivone via telephone and e-mail at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November 27, 2007 through February 11, 2008. Parts of the text have been expanded by the author. Published in Monthly Review.

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Stealth darwinization of the humanities?

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Curriculum Designed to Unite Art and Science. Uniting the sciences and humanities is a noble goal, but the real intent here seems to be the stealth Darwinization of humanities, another social conditioning initiative. The original purpose it would seem for the division in the first place is to prevent such imperialism scientism, so let us […]

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Tags: Evolution · religion · Science

Uncontacted Amazon tribes

May 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Rare uncontacted tribe photographed in Amazon RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Amazon Indians from one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes have been photographed from the air, with striking images released on Thursday showing them painted bright red and brandishing bows and arrows.

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The science community just doesn’t get it.

May 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

U.S. Experts Bemoan Nation’s Loss of Stature in the World of Science The science community just doesn’t get it. Granted, the right has confused the issue over and over on science, and the Bush administation has shown its colors with an anti-science bent. But in the final analysis the loss of prestige as to science […]

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Sundaland

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Science decoded Paul Rodgers cuts through the technical jargon to explain what’s really going on in science Where do we come from? Paul Rodgers charts some of the latest work exploring the movement and development of humans based on DNA and the full mitochondrial genome

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Collins to resign

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Genome Institute’s Renowned Director, Francis Collins, to Resign

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Protesters: No torch relay through Tibet

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Protesters: No torch relay through Tibet Worry about violence Gene Davis, DDN Staff Writer Wednesday, May 28, 2008 CHANGE THAT COURSE! — Protesters march in Colorado Springs yesterday in support of Tibet.

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What to Do About the Price of Oil

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Time for a Windfall Profits Tax What to Do About the Price of Oil By ROBERT WEISSMAN Is Big Oil ripping off consumers? Are Wall Street speculators manipulating oil markets? What should be done?

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Monkey thought controls robot arm

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/science/29brain.html

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Love hormone

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Scientists believe that a new nasal spray could help banish excessive shyness. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=A1YourView&xml=/earth/2008/05/23/scishy123.xml

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Computer knows what you’re thinking

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Researchers can predict which noun a person is visualizing. http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080529/full/news.2008.864.html

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Billions wasted on UN climate programme

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

SciftP Energy firms routinely abusing carbon offset fund, US studies claim * John Vidal, environment editor * The Guardian, * Monday May 26 2008

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Global warming to wreak havoc on U.S. crops and forests

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

SciftP From the Los Angeles Times Global warming to wreak havoc on U.S. crops and forests, report says A report predicts global warming’s march in the U.S. over the next 25 to 50 years. From the Associated Press

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