By Rebecca Gordon / TomDispatchMay 26, 2017
As we struggle to keep up with the administration’s shifting explanations, it is difficult to remember the events of yesterday, let alone last week or last month. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 16, 2013
There are 2 million people surveilling Internet usage in China, half a million more than are safeguarding the country in its army; memory's fallibility is a good thing, according to some neuroscientists; meanwhile, the Fukushima disaster is enough evidence that all nuclear plants should be shut down. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Peter Z. Scheer / TruthdigJan 28, 2013
Curmudgeons the world over will tell you that TV makes you go blind and expressing ideas 140 characters at a time makes you soft in the head, but some actual scientists looked into this and the results were surprising. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 18, 2010
Scientists gave some hamsters the frequent flier treatment and found that their brains birthed fewer neurons. The sleep-confused rodents also had learning and memory issues almost a month after their simulated travel ordeal. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 10, 2009
The Internet has introduced a whole host of new marvels to the world, but as this list compiled by the U.K.’s Telegraph demonstrates, the Web giveth and the Web taketh away. And it has taken away a few things from users' lives that we might miss (see: "The art of polite disagreement") -- others, not so much (cf. "Sarah Palin"). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 26, 2008
In response to former Secretary of State Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama last week, John McCain boasted on "Meet the Press" of the five former secretaries of state who have thrown their support behind his own candidacy. Yet braggadocio ran into bungle when McCain tried to name all five, twice getting only to four,and looking a bit shaky in the process. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 17, 2008
An acclaimed Spanish judge has ordered the unearthing of some of the unmarked graves of the tens of thousands who were killed during the first two decades of Gen. Francisco Franco's fascist rule of Spain, formally declaring the repression by Franco and associates as a "crime against humanity." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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