Don’t Worry About Salt, Sugar’s the Real Culprit in Our Health Epidemic
After years of telling us salt is bad for us, some health workers have changed their tune; CNN’s Fareed Zakaria doesn’t seem to have stopped plagiarizing even after he was discovered doing so; meanwhile, Israel’s nuclear weapon stock needs to be talked about. These discoveries and more below.
The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise Douglas Tompkins—the founder of Esprit and The North Face—is using his fortune to build massive national parks in Chile and Argentina. But what he sees as philanthropy, local ranchers see as meddling.
Israel’s Worst-Kept Secret Is the silence over Israeli nukes doing more harm than good?
Fareed Zakaria Never Stopped Plagiarizing: How Dozens Of Episodes Of His CNN Show Ripped Others Off Earlier this year, a certain CNN employee specializing in international news was caught red-handed plagiarizing dozens of instances of reporting. What did the network do?
Why Facebook and Google’s Concept of ‘Real Names’ Is Revolutionary Should you have to use your real name online? It’s an issue that’s long simmered among social media critics and supporters alike.
The Surprising Culprits in the Spread of the Deadly Ebola Virus Just after Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called the ebola outbreak “completely out of control,” the government of Sierra Leone ordered its citizens to stay indoors for three days.
Salt Is Not the Enemy. Guess What Actually Ruins Your Health Instead? For years, the medical profession has been telling us that salt is bad and will cause high blood pressure and other health woes if we don’t watch our intake. But is that really true?
Social Media Professor Bans Social Media in His Class If you’ve been around the social media, new media sphere for a while, you probably know the name Clay Shirky.
Email Contradicts Univ. of Illinois President’s Statement on Salaita Firing An email obtained by The Electronic Intifada confirms that University of Illinois President Robert Easter initiated contact with Chancellor Phyllis Wise regarding concerns over Professor Steven Salaita in July.
How Historian Shlomo Sand ‘Stopped Being a Jew’ “Is not the very fact of defining oneself as a Jew within the State of Israel an act of affiliation to a privileged caste which creates intolerable injustices around itself?” the Israeli historian Shlomo Sand asks, and in turn answers in the affirmative in the very title of his latest book, How I Stopped Being a Jew.
Untangling the Steven Salaita Case By now, the controversy over University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise’s August 1, 2014 decision to terminate the faculty appointment of Professor Steven Salaita has gone viral.
Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism May Raise Costs by More Than $10,000 The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism may raise its costs by more than $10,000 beginning in the 2016-17 academic year to account for a funding deficit.
FCC Receives Record 3m Comments About ‘Net Neutrality’ Issue Consumers, advocates and lawmakers at times overwhelmed FCC systems while weighing in on proposed internet rules
Meat Is Killing Us — Can the Frankenburger Save the Planet? It was just over a year ago that the world’s first laboratory-grown hamburger was introduced to the world.
Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat? When the world ends, it may not be by fire or ice or an evil robot overlord. Our demise may come at the hands of a superintelligence that just wants more paper clips.
The Diaspora Roadblock to Peace For the American Jewish community, the Jewish National Fund’s blue boxes are ubiquitous, a sign of communal strength and affluence and a testament to the community’s commitment to the Jewish state. But they also represent one of the American Jewish community’s greatest failures: its refusal to acknowledge its role in financing and supporting Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, and its inability to take responsibility for its part in the corrosion of Israeli democracy.Wait, before you go…
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