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How to Think

Chris Hedges truthdig.com Cultures that endure carve out a protected space for those who question and challenge national myths. Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists, philosophers, dancers, musicians, actors, directors and renegades must be tolerated if a culture is to be … Continue reading

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Researchers discover molecule in immune system that could help treat dangerous skin cancer

Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg EurekAlert BOSTON, MA—Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have made a groundbreaking discovery that will shape the future of melanoma therapy. The team, led by Thomas S. Kupper, MD, chair of the BWH Department of Dermatology, and … Continue reading

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Positive words: The glue to social interaction

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Words charged with a positive emotional content are used more frequently, thus enhancing human communication. Scientists at ETH Zurich have studied the use of language, finding that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used … Continue reading

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Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue

John Pilger johnpilger.com In the week Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he  ordered bombing attacks on Yemen, killing a reported 63 people, 28 of them children. When Obama recently announced he supported same-sex marriage, American planes … Continue reading

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Dopamine Agonists and Pathologic Behaviors

Kelley et al. PubMed Central The dopamine agonists ropinirole and pramipexole exhibit highly specific affinity for the cerebral dopamine D3 receptor. Use of these medications in Parkinson’s disease has been complicated by the emergence of pathologic behavioral patterns such as … Continue reading

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Longer sleep times may counteract genetic factors related to weight gain

Doug Dusik EurekAlert Short sleep duration increases expression of genetic risks for high body mass index DARIEN, IL – Toss out another old wives’ tale: Sleeping too much does not make you fat. Quite the opposite, according to a new … Continue reading

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A Point of View: Do human rights really exist?

BBC News Do “human rights” really exist, when they can be so easily taken away, asks Will Self. I always feel slightly queasy when people begin talking about the humane treatment of animals. Of course, I know what they mean … Continue reading

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Children’s rights in adults’ world: An interdisciplinary approach

Fernando del Maestro Enfoque Derecho It is curious to analyze how legal systems regulate the rights of children.  They recognize the right to integrity, to dignity, to liberty of consciousness, to education, to free development of personality, to identity, among … Continue reading

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Why Europe is not yet ‘A Culture of Peace’

Richard Falk MWC News It is undoubtedly true that the greatest unacknowledged achievement of the European Union (EU) is to establish ‘a culture of peace’ within its regional enclosure for the 68 years since 1944. This has meant not only … Continue reading

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Introduction to Political Philosophy

Yale University This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life … Continue reading

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