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Human rubble in scattered piles a stretched cord twisted on the ground an empty bloody womb lies formless a small arm alone on the soil like a beggar seeking alms nearby a human baby’s head is turned she stares blankly towards the missing limb, is it but another wag the dog’s “tale” from a collage of […]

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Stack Overflow

The Hidden Power of Stack Overflow: How a Website You’ve Never Heard of Is Holding the Web Together By Brian Feldman Photo: Getty Images Let’s say you’re relatively new to coding. Maybe you’re studying it in college, or you’ve just started at an entry-level position after attending a five-week coding boot camp. You’re writing a […]

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The Emoulements Clause: US Constitution

US CONSTITUTION   Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or […]

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The Search for Meaning

Parabola – The Search for Meaning The Enigma of the Search, by David Appelbaum January 31, 2017 How can we live without the unknown before us?’ —Rene Char 1. Every search begins in poverty. Something is needed. Something is lacking. But knowledge is too poor to know what, so a search also begins in not […]

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Language and National Identity

Pew Research Center        Global Attitudes & Trends 1. Language: The cornerstone of national identity BY BRUCE STOKES Of the national identity attributes included in the Pew Research Center survey, language far and away is seen as the most critical to national identity. Majorities in each of the 14 countries polled say it […]

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Double Think

Moyers & Company   Bill Moyers and Henry Giroux on Trump’s Threat to Democracy everywhere! Bill reflects on Trump’s tweet storm and shares Henry Giroux’s remarks about George Orwell, authoritarianism and Donald Trump. MARCH 4, 2017 Continue Reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW DO WE KNOW?

climate.nasa.gov/evidence Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal. – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change   This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Credit: Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit et al.; NOAA […]

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Are you ready to be a crew member on a voyage?

In October 2017, Picton Castle will begin an epic seventh world circumnavigation.  Join the ship as a trainee for the full 18-month voyage or for a leg of the voyage! Beginning in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, Picton Castle will sail south for the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, to the Galapagos Islands, island in French […]

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Intellectual Diversity – the rallying cry of the Right

Intellectual Diversity: What Is It and Do We Need It? Stanley Fish Professor, College of Law Florida International University Stanley.fish@fiu.edu Let’s start right in. Intellectual Diversity is the rallying cry of a group of right-leaning academics and non-academics troubled by the fact that in most liberal arts faculties Democrats outnumber Republicans by a ratio of […]

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An Anxious Discourse

Moyers & Company DEMOCRACY & GOVERNMENT Who Says It Can’t Happen Here? We have endured 40 years of creeping authoritarianism and it now appears that it may run right over democracy. We must resist and act in solidarity. BY HARVEY J. KAYE | FEBRUARY 27, 2017 Donald Trump’s candidacy and now, presidency, have resurrected a public discourse not […]

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Viewing Trump’s Extreme Climate Denial From a Small Island Nation

  Monday, February 20, 2017 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report Continue Reading    

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New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Discovered

9 February 2017  BBC  Middle East  Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert – the first such discovery in over 60 years.  Israel’s Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s. […]

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Art in a time of rage

THE NEW YORKER MAKING ART IN A TIME OF RAGE By Alex Ross February 8, 2017 In the face of Trump, many artists report feelings of paralysis. Should they carry on as before, nobly defying the ruination of public discourse? Or seize on a new mission, abandoning the illusion of aesthetic autonomy?PHOTOGRAPH BY ERICH AUERBACH/HULTON […]

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Humans and future technologies

The crucial role of human factors in the future of technology By Professor Sarah Sharples, IT Pro Portal For new systems to be successful, we need to ensure that people are not only able, but keen to work with them. Technology is at the forefront of all new design processes, and in a relatively short […]

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Humans as Stardust

Humans Really Are Made of Stardust, and a New Study Proves It By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor | January 10, 2017 11:08am ET An artist’s view of our Milky Way. A new study has mapped the abundance of elements found in the human body, the building blocks of life, in the stars of the Milky Way. […]

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