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Harvard University probes plagiarism outbreak involving 125 students | Education | guardian.co.uk

Harvard University probes plagiarism outbreak involving 125 students | Education | guardian.co.uk: "Half the students in Ivy League college's Introduction to Congress class may have copied each other's final exams"

Pentagon threatens legal action over bin Laden book | Reuters

Pentagon threatens legal action over bin Laden book | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Pentagon warned on Thursday that it was considering legal action against a former U.S. Navy SEAL for material breach of non-disclosure agreements with his first-hand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden."

Leonard Bernstein’s Masterful Lectures on Music (11 Hours of Video Recorded in 1973) | Open Culture

Leonard Bernstein’s Masterful Lectures on Music (11 Hours of Video Recorded in 1973) | Open Culture

Infographic: Palestinian homes demolished - Interactive - Al Jazeera English

Infographic: Palestinian homes demolished - Interactive - Al Jazeera English

BBC News - South African Marikana miners charged with murder

BBC News - South African Marikana miners charged with murder

Insane world

Palestinian farmers ordered to leave lands - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Palestinian farmers ordered to leave lands - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Hurricane Isaac: where the levees have failed - interactive map | World news | guardian.co.uk

Hurricane Isaac: where the levees have failed - interactive map | World news | guardian.co.uk

U.S. cases of West Nile virus set record, deaths rise: CDC | Reuters

U.S. cases of West Nile virus set record, deaths rise: CDC | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A total of 1,590 cases of West Nile virus, including 66 deaths, were reported through late August this year in the United States, the highest human toll by that point in the calendar since the mosquito-borne disease was first detected in the country in 1999, health officials said on Wednesday."

Facebook co-founder Moskovitz sells more shares | Reuters

Facebook co-founder Moskovitz sells more shares | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is selling yet more shares in the one-time consumer-Internet darling, keeping up a steady but small flow of daily sales, according to a filing."

Oops some more

Israel court tells settlers to evacuate outpost by Tuesday | Reuters

Israel court tells settlers to evacuate outpost by Tuesday | Reuters

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms - YouTube

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms - YouTube:

Rachel Corrie lawsuit result 'dangerous precedent' say human rights groups | World news | guardian.co.uk

Rachel Corrie lawsuit result 'dangerous precedent' say human rights groups | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Concern ruling will allow Israel to exploit 'legal black hole' and avoid responsibility for its actions"

BBC News - Rachel Corrie: Court rules Israel not at fault for death

BBC News - Rachel Corrie: Court rules Israel not at fault for death: "An Israeli court has ruled that the state of Israel was not at fault for the death of US activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003."

BBC News - Yasser Arafat: France opens murder inquiry

BBC News - Yasser Arafat: France opens murder inquiry

Yosemite warns visitors about hantavirus – USATODAY.com

Yosemite warns visitors about hantavirus – USATODAY.com

National and Local Weather Forecast, Hurricane, Radar and Report

National and Local Weather Forecast, Hurricane, Radar and Report

Video - Fed Up With the Euro? Start Your Own Currency - WSJ.com

Video - Fed Up With the Euro? Start Your Own Currency - WSJ.com

It would be great to see our communities developing the hour money system.

BBC News - Viewpoint: Why do we procrastinate so much?

BBC News - Viewpoint: Why do we procrastinate so much?

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists | Global development | The Guardian

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists | Global development | The Guardian: "Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed population expected to reach 9bn by 2050"

US solders at Fort Stewart accused of murder in anti-government plot | World news | guardian.co.uk

US solders at Fort Stewart accused of murder in anti-government plot | World news | guardian.co.uk

US troops escape criminal charges for incidents that outraged Afghanistan | World news | guardian.co.uk

US troops escape criminal charges for incidents that outraged Afghanistan | World news | guardian.co.uk

Republican convention protesters set up camp in rag-tag 'Romneyville' | World news | guardian.co.uk

Republican convention protesters set up camp in rag-tag 'Romneyville' | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Tampa officials fail to evict tent encampment as human rights group plans protests and marches to herald start of convention"

Putting modern art on the map | Books | The Guardian

Putting modern art on the map | Books | The Guardian

Record ice melt opens new sea routes | Video | Reuters.com

Record ice melt opens new sea routes | Video | Reuters.com

Israeli inquiry into Rachel Corrie death insufficient, US ambassador tells family | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israeli inquiry into Rachel Corrie death insufficient, US ambassador tells family | World news | guardian.co.uk: "US government does not believe military inquiry was 'thorough, credible and transparent', as family await verdict in civil suit"

Martin Luther King tape discovered in Tennessee attic | World news | guardian.co.uk

Martin Luther King tape discovered in Tennessee attic | World news | guardian.co.uk

Japan's Fukushima 'worst in history' - Video Dailymotion

Japan's Fukushima 'worst in history' - Video Dailymotion

US air strikes hammer North Waziristan bases - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

US air strikes hammer North Waziristan bases - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

When are drone killings illegal? - CNN.com

When are drone killings illegal? - CNN.com

Two people killed in Empire State shooting: NY police source | Reuters

Two people killed in Empire State shooting: NY police source | Reuters

With all the mass shootings we are seeing in the US, I think it is time not to talk about weapon control about about deeply rooted societal problems.  A sane person does not murder. The rise in Psychotic drugs are clues of our psychotic society. I would look for what all these mass murderers have in common i.e. the medical prescription they are taking.

Defense contractor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Defense contractor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Here are the people who gain from the world's instability.

Syria crisis: France backs no-fly zone - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

Syria crisis: France backs no-fly zone - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk

Libya, since NATO's involvements, has been unstable and a civil war is brewing. Who has gained from the instability in the Middle East?

We always arms the thugs, because arm sales is big business: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_industry

6 Killed, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings � CBS Chicago

6 Killed, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings � CBS Chicago

Navy SEAL who wrote book on bin Laden raid could face probe | Reuters

Navy SEAL who wrote book on bin Laden raid could face probe | Reuters: (Reuters) - 'A former U.S. Navy commando who authored a soon-to-be-published book about the raid in which he and fellow SEALs killed Osama bin Laden could face investigation because he failed to clear the book with the Defense Department before publication.'

Star Wars-style hover bike allows riders to float - video | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Star Wars-style hover bike allows riders to float - video | Technology | guardian.co.uk

UBS says Nasdaq's Facebook compensation plan inadequate | Reuters

UBS says Nasdaq's Facebook compensation plan inadequate | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The $62 million compensation plan proposed by Nasdaq OMX Group for fallout from Facebook's botched IPO is "inadequate to address the magnitude of Nasdaq's unprecedented failures", UBS Securities LLC said in a letter to U.S. regulators."

Fifth Fukushima nuclear plant worker dies | Herald Sun

Fifth Fukushima nuclear plant worker dies | Herald Sun

Texas judge warns of civil war if Obama is re-elected - CNN.com

Texas judge warns of civil war if Obama is re-elected - CNN.com

Seriously scary,

NYPD surveillance will only hurt anti-terrorism efforts, say Muslims | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD surveillance will only hurt anti-terrorism efforts, say Muslims | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Controversial program risks alienating Muslims and hasn't generated a single lead, but NYPD steadfastly defends it"

The Bin Laden raid exposes the Obama administration's selective secrecy | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The Bin Laden raid exposes the Obama administration's selective secrecy | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The White House punishes whistleblowers even as it permits flattering leaks. So which will it be for a Navy Seal's new book?"

Curiosity Martian landing point named after Ray Bradbury | Books | guardian.co.uk

Curiosity Martian landing point named after Ray Bradbury | Books | guardian.co.uk: "Martian Chronicles author honoured in Nasa's chosen name for Mars probe's touchdown"

Photos: 18 Days with the Syrian rebels

Photos: 18 Days with the Syrian rebels

Humans are so violent, it saddens.

Compassion Over Killing Exposes Extreme Cruelty at CA Slaughter Plant, USDA Shuts Facility Down - YouTube

Compassion Over Killing Exposes Extreme Cruelty at CA Slaughter Plant, USDA Shuts Facility Down - YouTube

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists - Features - Al Jazeera English

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists - Features - Al Jazeera English

Fukushima : First Wave of Tsunami debris slams West Coast Shores (Apr 30, 2012) - YouTube

Fukushima : First Wave of Tsunami debris slams West Coast Shores (Apr 30, 2012) - YouTube:

Toxic Japanese debris piles up on Alaska's shore - CBS News

Toxic Japanese debris piles up on Alaska's shore - CBS News


The comment about the half life is erroneous  because the half life of isotopes likely to have contaminated the debris have half lives of:


Caesium-137 is also a particular threat because it behaves like potassium and is taken up by cells throughout the body. Additionally, it has a long, 30-year half-life.[322] Cs-137 can cause acute radiation sickness, and increase the risk for cancer because of exposure to high-energy gamma radiation. Internal exposure to Cs-137, through ingestion or inhalation, allows the radioactive material to be distributed in the soft tissues, especially muscle tissue, exposing these tissues to the beta particles and gamma radiation and increasing cancer risk.[323] Prussian blue helps the body excrete caesium-137.[321][324]
Strontium-90 behaves like calcium, and tends to deposit in bone and blood-forming tissue (bone marrow). 20–30% of ingested Sr-90 is absorbed and deposited in the bone. Internal exposure to Sr-90 is linked to bone cancer, cancer of the soft tissue near the bone, and leukemia.[325] Risk of cancer increases with increased exposure to Sr-90.[325][326]
Plutonium is also present in the MOX fuel of the Unit 3 reactor and in spent fuel rods.[327] Officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency say the presence of MOX fuel does not add significantly to the dangers. Plutonium-239 is particularly long-lived and toxic with a half-life of 24,000 years and remains hazardous for tens of thousands of years.[328] Experts commented that the long-term risk associated with plutonium toxicity is "highly dependent on the geochemistry of the particular site."[329]
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Tepco Finds Extreme Levels of Radioactivity in Fukushima Fish - Bloomberg

Tepco Finds Extreme Levels of Radioactivity in Fukushima Fish - Bloomberg

Asexuality always existed, you just didn't notice it | SE Smith | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Asexuality always existed, you just didn't notice it | SE Smith | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "More people are openly identifying as asexual, but the complex world of asexuality is still misunderstood by the mainstream"

The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The bizarre, unhealthy, blinding media contempt for Julian Assange | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Houston to combat West Nile from the air as virus spreads | World news | guardian.co.uk

Houston to combat West Nile from the air as virus spreads | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Texas city to strew insecticide from planes as Centers for Disease Control says 41 people have died from West Nile so far"

I wonder how many will die from the spraying in the long run.

Father's age seen as crucial to baby's disease risk | Reuters

Father's age seen as crucial to baby's disease risk | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A father's age, not a mother's, when a baby is conceived is the single largest factor in the risk of passing on new gene mutations to children and may help explain why childhood autism rates are rising, scientists said on Wednesday."

Special Report: UK banks face scandal over toxic insurance products | Reuters

Special Report: UK banks face scandal over toxic insurance products | Reuters

Facebook's director in spotlight after cashing out | Reuters

Facebook's director in spotlight after cashing out | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Peter Thiel was the first investor to take a gamble on Facebook Inc. Now some people are wondering whether, in selling most of his stake, the Facebook board member is signaling to others that it's time to rush for the exits."

Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die? | World news | guardian.co.uk

Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die? | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Reggie Clemons has spent 19 years on death row. Next month his case will be reviewed for one last time in a hearing that cuts to heart of the debate about capital punishment in America"

U.S. Army battling racists within its own ranks | Reuters

U.S. Army battling racists within its own ranks | Reuters: (Reuters) - "They call it "rahowa" - short for racial holy war - and they are preparing for it by joining the ranks of the world's fiercest fighting machine, the U.S. military."

Another risk officer in JPMorgan 'Whale' trade retains lawyer | Reuters

Another risk officer in JPMorgan 'Whale' trade retains lawyer | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Another JPMorgan Chase & Co risk manager, who worked for a division that lost at least $5.8 billion on a series of complex derivatives trades, has hired a lawyer in connection with probes into the so-called "London Whale" trading debacle, according to sources familiar with the investigations."

BBC News - Pussy Riot court website up after hack attack

BBC News - Pussy Riot court website up after hack attack: "The website of a Moscow court that sentenced three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot has suffered a hack attack."

BBC News - Star is caught devouring planet

BBC News - Star is caught devouring planet: "Astronomers have found evidence for a planet being devoured by its star, yielding insights into the fate that will befall Earth in billions of years."

BBC News - Russia warns against unilateral intervention in Syria

BBC News - Russia warns against unilateral intervention in Syria

NYPD secret police spying on Muslims led to no terrorism leads or cases | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD secret police spying on Muslims led to no terrorism leads or cases | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Police department admits demographics unit spied on Muslims for six years without triggering a terrorism investigation"

Lessons from Japan - NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

This is an interview of Krugman on the economy of Japan and of world. The question  i have: is inflation the same as tax on consumption, will it not have the same effect on consumer spending?

Israeli Teenagers Held in Attack on Palestinian Youths - NYTimes.com

Israeli Teenagers Held in Attack on Palestinian Youths - NYTimes.com

Argentina awaits ruling on crop pesticides - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Argentina awaits ruling on crop pesticides - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Ecuadorians rally behind Assange asylum bid - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Ecuadorians rally behind Assange asylum bid - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Ecuador president warns UK not to enter embassy to seize Julian Assange | Media | guardian.co.uk

Ecuador president warns UK not to enter embassy to seize Julian Assange | Media | guardian.co.uk: "Rafael Correa says it would be 'suicidal' for Britain to enter diplomatic premises to arrest WikiLeaks founder"

Arctic sea ice likely to hit record low next week | Reuters

Arctic sea ice likely to hit record low next week | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is likely to shrink to a record small size sometime next week, and then keep on melting, a scientist at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said on Monday."

Assange's embassy life is cramped but connected | Reuters

Assange's embassy life is cramped but connected | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Living on takeaway meals in a small room with a treadmill to burn off frustrated energy and a vitamin D lamp to make up for a lack of sunlight, Julian Assange has the one material thing he values most: a computer with an Internet connection."

BBC News - Austria Freedom Party condemned for Nazi-like cartoon

BBC News - Austria Freedom Party condemned for Nazi-like cartoon

BBC - Future - Technology - A new chapter for ebooks

BBC - Future - Technology - A new chapter for ebooks

Apple becomes most valuable company of all time | Reuters

Apple becomes most valuable company of all time | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Apple Inc became the most valuable public company of all time on Monday, after its market value climbed beyond $620 billion to surpass a milestone set by Microsoft Corp more than a decade ago."

Five examples of civil disobedience to remember | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Five examples of civil disobedience to remember | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo's raid on Spanish supermarkets recalls protests from Gandhi's Salt March to the poll tax riots"

Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio: Martine Franck

Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio

Martine Franck obituary | Art and design | The Guardian

Martine Franck obituary | Art and design | The Guardian

Facebook shares drop to less than half their initial stock price | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Facebook shares drop to less than half their initial stock price | Technology | guardian.co.uk

I can't stop laughing. I wonder if Zuckerberg will sale! People are getting wary of the information they put out there and how that information has been given to snooping governmental agencies without warrants in violation of human liberties and right of privacy.

US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Attacking rescuers – a tactic long deemed by the US a hallmark of terrorism – is now routinely used by the Obama administration"

Insight: At Guantanamo tribunals, don't mention the T word | Reuters

Insight: At Guantanamo tribunals, don't mention the T word | Reuters: (Reuters) - CIA agents have written books about it. Former President George W. Bush has explained why he thought it was necessary and legal. Yet the al Qaeda suspects who were subjected to so-called harsh interrogation techniques, and the lawyers charged with defending them at the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals, are not allowed to talk about the treatment they consider torture.

A History of Modern Music: the timeline | Music | guardian.co.uk

A History of Modern Music: the timeline | Music | guardian.co.uk

The new robber barons: how taxpayers subsidise CEOs' multimillion salaries | Pratap Chatterjee | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The new robber barons: how taxpayers subsidise CEOs' multimillion salaries | Pratap Chatterjee | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "A new report finds many top executives are taking home more than their corporations pay in taxes – at our expense"

Jewish settler attacks on Palestinians listed as 'terrorist incidents' by US | World news | guardian.co.uk

Jewish settler attacks on Palestinians listed as 'terrorist incidents' by US | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Israeli leaders condemn recent extremist violence, the growth of which human rights groups blame on lack of law enforcement"

Julian Assange's statement from Ecuadorean embassy balcony - video | Media | guardian.co.uk

Julian Assange's statement from Ecuadorean embassy balcony - video | Media | guardian.co.uk

Guatemala victims of US experiments to appeal - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Guatemala victims of US experiments to appeal - Americas - Al Jazeera English

British Threats To Invade Ecuadorian Embassy Over Assange Asylum Bring Worldwide Shock - YouTube

British Threats To Invade Ecuadorian Embassy Over Assange Asylum Bring Worldwide Shock - YouTube:

Lawyer: Raid on Embassy to Arrest Assange Would Be "Unprecedented" Breach of Diplomatic Immunity

Lawyer: Raid on Embassy to Arrest Assange Would Be "Unprecedented" Breach of Diplomatic Immunity

Julian Assange statement at Ecuadorean embassy - live | Media | guardian.co.uk

Julian Assange statement at Ecuadorean embassy - live | Media | guardian.co.uk

Assange to speak from Ecuador embassy in row over his fate | Reuters

Assange to speak from Ecuador embassy in row over his fate | Reuters: (Reuters) - "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepared to weigh into a standoff between Britain and Ecuador over his future on Sunday by speaking from a balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy where he holed up to avoid arrest by police deployed in force outside."

Ecuador rallies Latin America in Assange battle with UK | Reuters

Ecuador rallies Latin America in Assange battle with UK | Reuters

Texas will spray for West Nile virus despite fears of insecticide risks | World news | guardian.co.uk

Texas will spray for West Nile virus despite fears of insecticide risks | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Amid worst West Nile outbreak of the year, health officials near Dallas are hoping for clear, dry weather to help aerial spray"

Treasure Island radiation discovery casts shadow over expansion plans | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Treasure Island radiation discovery casts shadow over expansion plans | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Contamination left by US navy found to have 400 times the EPA's human exposure limits, but military branch denies report"

Tiny homes - in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian

Tiny homes - in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian

Pussy Riot release new single Putin Lights Up the Fires - video | Music | guardian.co.uk

Pussy Riot release new single Putin Lights Up the Fires - video | Music | guardian.co.uk

Insight: Big Food girds for California GMO fight | Reuters

Insight: Big Food girds for California GMO fight | Reuters: (Reuters) - "After two decades fighting to force U.S. food companies to tell consumers when their products are made with genetically modified organisms, activists in California have mounted what is potentially their most promising offensive to date."

We have the right to refuse to eat Genetically modified food, because for example we do not want to eat BT corn because they produce insecticide and I choose not to eat chemicals from Monsanto. Alas, cows are fed BT corn and thus are themselves poisoned.

Want to know more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food
http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_impacts/science/engineered-foods-allowed-on.html
http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Genetically-Modified-Foods

Buy products labelled 100% organic, or packages which clearly state that they do not contain GMOs, and try not to eat any corn, soybean or canola based products.

And WE MUST DEMAND LABELING.

The Rich vs. the Super-Rich, in 2 Charts - Matthew O'Brien - The Atlantic

The Rich vs. the Super-Rich, in 2 Charts - Matthew O'Brien - The Atlantic

Judge rejects Facebook settlement over ad feature | Reuters

Judge rejects Facebook settlement over ad feature | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A U.S. judge rejected Facebook Inc's proposed legal settlement to resolve allegations that the social networking company violated its members' rights through the its 'Sponsored Stories' advertising feature."

A thumb down for Facebook

Facebook plumbs new lows as sales curbs start to expire | Reuters

Facebook plumbs new lows as sales curbs start to expire | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Facebook Inc shares sank 6.3 percent to a record closing low after early investors got the greenlight to sell for the first time since the No. 1 social network went public, starting a string of insider lockup expirations that will pressure the stock for months."

Mine bloodbath shocks post-apartheid South Africa | Reuters

Mine bloodbath shocks post-apartheid South Africa | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The police killing of 34 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with searching questions asked of its post-apartheid soul."

Russia's Pussy Riot protesters sentenced to two years | Reuters

Russia's Pussy Riot protesters sentenced to two years | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Three women from Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for their protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, an outcome supporters described as the Kremlin leader's "personal revenge"."

How crazy is this?

Exclusive: White House studying potential oil reserve release | Reuters

Exclusive: White House studying potential oil reserve release | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The White House is "dusting off old plans" for a potential release of oil reserves to dampen prices and prevent high energy costs from undermining sanctions against Iran, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday."

Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official | World news | The Guardian

Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official | World news | The Guardian: "Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, according to an official in Quito"

Good thing

Who needs a license? Self-driving cars coming our way | Reuters

Who needs a license? Self-driving cars coming our way | Reuters: (Reuters) - "It's been more than half a century since some of the first concept cars boasting self-driving features were presented to the world and they're still not on the roads. But many auto executives say the industry is on the cusp of welcoming vehicles that make the idea of keeping both hands on the wheel an anachronism."

BBC News - US employers banned from asking for social media logins

BBC News - US employers banned from asking for social media logins

'Fukushima reactors not stable' – plant ex-boss — RT

'Fukushima reactors not stable' – plant ex-boss — RT

Obama announces federal aid for drought-stricken agriculture industry | Environment | The Guardian

Obama announces federal aid for drought-stricken agriculture industry | Environment | The Guardian

After Capitalism: 'In the anti-worlds of daily struggles is where the world beyond capitalism is to be found' - video | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

After Capitalism: 'In the anti-worlds of daily struggles is where the world beyond capitalism is to be found' - video | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Water leak found at Daiichi Nuclear plant - NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

Oil price inflates as speculators bet on stimulus | Reuters

Oil price inflates as speculators bet on stimulus | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Oil prices are racing higher as investors bet that central bank cash will soon boost a market afraid of Middle East war and worried about North Sea supplies, but the rally looks increasingly inflated by speculative guesswork."

US West Coast to receive dangerous levels of Fukushima radiation — RT

US West Coast to receive dangerous levels of Fukushima radiation — RT

BBC News - 'Severe abnormalities' found in Fukushima butterflies

BBC News - 'Severe abnormalities' found in Fukushima butterflies: "Exposure to radioactive material released into the environment could have caused mutations in butterflies found in Japan, a study has suggested."

World powers weigh emergency meeting on food prices | Reuters

World powers weigh emergency meeting on food prices | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Leading members of the Group of 20 nations are prepared to trigger an emergency meeting to tackle soaring grain prices caused by the worst U.S. drought in half a century and poor crops from the Black Sea bread basket."

Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, take $275 million charge | Reuters

Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, take $275 million charge | Reuters

Egypt president sweeps out army rulers | Reuters

Egypt president sweeps out army rulers | Reuters

New fossils point to 'more human species' - Africa - Al Jazeera English

New fossils point to 'more human species' - Africa - Al Jazeera English

U.S. starts its first Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam | Reuters

U.S. starts its first Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United States and Vietnam on Thursday began cleaning up the toxic chemical defoliant Agent Orange on part of Danang International Airport, marking the first time Washington has been involved in cleaning up Agent Orange in Vietnam."

Virus found in Mideast can spy on finance transactions | Reuters

Virus found in Mideast can spy on finance transactions | Reuters: (Reuters) -
'A new cyber surveillance virus has been found in the Middle East that can spy on financial transactions, email and social networking activity, according to a leading computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab."

Pussy Riot trial: closing statement denounces Putin's 'totalitarian system' | Music | guardian.co.uk

Pussy Riot trial: closing statement denounces Putin's 'totalitarian system' | Music | guardian.co.uk

Courageous young women.

Morgan Stanley considers shutting offices, cutting staff: sources | Reuters

Morgan Stanley considers shutting offices, cutting staff: sources | Reuters

UNHCR | Refworld | India: Treatment of widows in India; legal status; current situation; discrimination; government and societal attitude; available police protection and services; availability of NGO support; social welfare support; freedom of movement

UNHCR | Refworld | India: Treatment of widows in India; legal status; current situation; discrimination; government and societal attitude; available police protection and services; availability of NGO support; social welfare support; freedom of movement

Blackwater to pay fine to settle arms charges - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Blackwater to pay fine to settle arms charges - Americas - Al Jazeera English

That is such an insignificant fine.

Bahrain charges policemen over abuses - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Bahrain charges policemen over abuses - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages | Environment | Guardian Weekly

Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages | Environment | Guardian Weekly: "Pollution is poisoning the farms and villages of the region that processes the precious minerals"

Marvin Wilson execution goes ahead in Texas | World news | guardian.co.uk

Marvin Wilson execution goes ahead in Texas | World news | guardian.co.uk

Shaming day, Obama should have stopped the execution. Shame on us all for letting this happen.

Fukushima Watch: Video Highlights of Tepco’s Nuclear Crisis Footage, Part 2 - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Fukushima Watch: Video Highlights of Tepco’s Nuclear Crisis Footage, Part 2 - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Occupy Camp in Frankfurt Cleared - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Occupy Camp in Frankfurt Cleared - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Why you may retire in poverty | Reuters

Why you may retire in poverty | Reuters

Analysing Obama's track record - Inside Story: US 2012 - Al Jazeera English

Analysing Obama's track record - Inside Story: US 2012 - Al Jazeera English

Chevron oil refinery fire 'contained' - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Chevron oil refinery fire 'contained' - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Pussy Riot prosecution calls for jail term - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Pussy Riot prosecution calls for jail term - Europe - Al Jazeera English

The world's most difficult books: how many have you read? | Books | guardian.co.uk

The world's most difficult books: how many have you read? | Books | guardian.co.uk

Edgar Allan Poe death scenes - graphic | Books | guardian.co.uk

Edgar Allan Poe death scenes - graphic | Books | guardian.co.uk

Knight Capital in $400 million rescue agreement - Aug. 6, 2012

Knight Capital in $400 million rescue agreement - Aug. 6, 2012

Turkish troops kill 115 Kurdish rebels as offensive blocks escape routes to Iraq | World news | guardian.co.uk

Turkish troops kill 115 Kurdish rebels as offensive blocks escape routes to Iraq | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Government sent 2,000 troops into Hakkari two weeks ago as it tries to stop PKK rebels using Syria as a base for attacks"

NYPD's use of stop-and-frisks suffers marked drop | World news | guardian.co.uk

NYPD's use of stop-and-frisks suffers marked drop | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Stop-and-frisk use down 34% between April and June, Times reports, with reduction coinciding with intense media scrutiny"

Israel sees U.N. majority for Palestine status upgrade | Reuters

Israel sees U.N. majority for Palestine status upgrade | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Palestinians' bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations would find majority support there but would not bring them closer to statehood and peace with Israel, Israel's U.N. envoy said on Sunday."

Explosion rocks Oklahoma refinery | Video | Reuters.com

Explosion rocks Oklahoma refinery | Video | Reuters.com


Insight: A year on, Nigeria's oil still poisons Ogoniland | Reuters

Insight: A year on, Nigeria's oil still poisons Ogoniland | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A bright yellow sign above the well in this sleepy Nigerian village says 'caution: not fit for use', and the sulphurous stink off the water that children still pump into buckets sharply reinforces that warning."

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Smarthistory Videos’s Videos on Vimeo

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CIA drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty, says senior diplomat | World news | The Guardian

CIA drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty, says senior diplomat | World news | The Guardian: One of Islamabad's most senior diplomats is warning that CIA drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas are weakening democracy and risk pushing people towards extremist groups.

Jobs increase in July, but jobless rate rises to 8.3 percent | Reuters

Jobs increase in July, but jobless rate rises to 8.3 percent | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Employers in July hired the most workers in five months, but an increase in the jobless rate to 8.3 percent will probably keep expectations of additional monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve intact."

U.S nuclear bomb facility shut after security breach | Reuters

U.S nuclear bomb facility shut after security breach | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The U.S. government's only facility for handling, processing and storing weapons-grade uranium was temporarily shut this week after anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year-old nun, breached security fences, government officials said on Thursday."

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