Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time
“Not only is it pleasing for us to have plants around us, especially as we venture to new destinations in space, but they could provide supplemental nutrition to our diets and enable future human exploration."
Desperate People, Hazardous Escapes
Conditions in some countries are so abysmal, its residents are deciding to flee their homelands for the possibility of opportunity and freedom. Unfortunately, upon arrival to the U.S., a ‘migrant detention center’ awaits them with horrible treatment.
Fourth Blogger Murdered in Six Months
A fourth blogger has been murdered in Bangladesh in the past six months. "How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"
How to Disrupt the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex
It is being considered by President Obama to sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending. Here is why he should sign it immediately.
Ex-Cop Indicted on Murder Charge for Gunning Down Unarmed Man
After South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, fatally killed Walter Scott during a routine traffic stop, a grand jury decided to indict Slager for the murder. Will the indictment of another officer involved in covering up the shooting give us the answers?
Why Hate Speech by Presidential Candidates is Despicable
In suggesting that the staff of Planned Parenthood, Muslims, Black Lives Matter protesters, and Mexican immigrants are guilty of venal acts, these candidates are fanning the flames of hate.
Trump announces plans to pull out of Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty
“We will move forward with developing our own military response options and will work with NATO and our other allies and partners to deny Russia any military advantage from its unlawful conduct.”
How Biden can do more Than just restore Trump’s environmental rollbacks
President-elect Joseph R. Biden has indicated that he’ll quickly roll back the rollbacks as soon as he’s inaugurated. Yet a reset is not enough.
Public universities are the major vehicles of upward mobility in America—educating 73 percent of all college students. But do these public universities provide a higher-quality education than the private elites?
Why the Sharing Economy Is Harming Workers – And What Must Be Done
In a sharing economy all economic risk is shifted onto workers. Uncertainty is hard on everyone - it's time to shift to a more secure economy.