Washington Week on Human Rights: September 2, 2014
Washington Week on Human Rights: September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – 5:19pm Washington Week on Human Rights: September 2, 2014 Bahrain capitol-building-washington-dc-pictures.jpg…

Seven Reasons to Walk Away From Keystone XL
Seven Reasons to Walk Away From Keystone XL

This is a guest post by Mike Casey, originally published at Scaling Green . There is less than a month before the justices of the Nebraska Supreme…

Lies and distrust a part of life at age seven
Lies and distrust a part of life at age seven

We are not born with the ability to lie and distrust, but appear to acquire these ‘skills’ at around seven years of age, researchers…

What if rape at university wasn’t impossible to prove?
What if rape at university wasn’t impossible to prove?

Discretion advised if graphic details of this subject upset you. Somewhere or other, you’ve probably read the last post on this blog by…

[guest post] Debunking Some Skeptic Myths About Sexual Assault
[guest post] Debunking Some Skeptic Myths About Sexual Assault

[Content note: sexual assault] This guest post was written by my friend HJ Hornbeck and discusses a talk on sexual assault given by social…

For Air Pollution, Trash Is a Burning Problem
For Air Pollution, Trash Is a Burning Problem

When atmospheric scientist Christine Wiedinmyer first went to Ghana in 2011 to investigate air pollution produced by burning different materials…

Blame Russia All You Want: The Ukraine Crisis Was Caused by the West
Blame Russia All You Want: The Ukraine Crisis Was Caused by the West

Western media blame the Kremlin for the current battles in Ukraine, but the West holds more blame for them than it may seem; Seattle’s…

The Manufactured Need
The Manufactured Need

In a self-interested society, competition is king and individualism reigns supreme, nowhere more evident than in the world of advertising, which…

China Says Hong Kong Democracy Protests Risk Election – Bloomberg
China Says Hong Kong Democracy Protests Risk Election – Bloomberg

China defended a plan to place limits on democracy in Hong Kong, calling on opposition lawmakers to get behind its ruling or risk losing the…