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The World Trade Organization (WTO) recently ruled against India’s National Solar Mission, which aimed to rapidly increase the country’s renewable energy and create local jobs. The plan would bring energy to millions of people by generating 100 gigawatts of solar energy annually by 2022, and have a positive impact on global warming. However, the U.S. […]
Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high school students across the country to report fellow students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that they may be in the same category as ISIS and “anarchist extremists.” They also warn that young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to […]
As tools to build immunity to specific diseases, vaccinations are an important tool in the healthcare arsenal. However, vaccines are also capable of doing greater damage than the diseases they are intended to prevent. Since 1986, the US government has had to pay over $3 billion to vaccine-injured families. That year Congress established the Office […]
Evocative, a US biomaterials company, is making packaging out of mushrooms. This alternative comes from mycelium, a fungus-based mass of branched fibers, that is, in effect, the root structure of mushrooms. This new packaging material causes no harm to the environment and it will help replace Styrofoam, thus reducing solid waste by as much as […]
The ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation has made its way across the globe and to the attention of the west. Mindfulness practices are becoming quite popular, with some good science behind the hype. According to a 2011 Harvard study, the regular practice of nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness in an eight week training period dramatically increased […]