Trump is not a GOP Aberration

Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times By E.J. Dionne, Jr. / 10.25.2016 Washington Post Columnist The lies and distortions that Donald Trump’s campaign messengers deploy to rationalize their candidate’s outrageousness are more typical of the last couple of decades of our politics than we’d like to admit. Especially revealing and infuriating are the efforts[…]

Hagia Sophia: The Jewel of Byzantium

Constantine the Great presents the city (Constantinople) and Justinian the Great presents Hagia Sophia to the Virgin, mosaic, probably 10th Century, Southwestern Entrance, Hagia Sophia (photo: Steven Zucker, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) By Dr. William Allen Professor of Art History Arkansas State University Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles (architects), Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 532-37 A[…]

Hackers Publish Kremlin Aide’s E-Mails, Allege Plan to Destabilize Ukraine

By Isaac Webb / 10.25.2016 On Tuesday, the Ukrainian hacking collective “Kiberkhunta” (CyberJunta) leaked more than 2,000 e-mails from the inbox of Vladislav Surkov, an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who is often cited as a key advisor on the Kremlin’s Ukraine policy. The leaked e-mails, which are dated between September 24, 2013, and November 25, 2014, suggest an unprecedented[…]

Engineers Design Ultralow Power Transistors that Could Function for Years without a Battery

A new design for transistors which operate on ‘scavenged’ energy from their environment could form the basis for devices which function for months or years without a battery, and could be used for wearable or implantable electronics. 10.20.2016 A newly-developed form of transistor opens up a range of new electronic applications including wearable or implantable[…]

Even Danes are Trying to Stop Donald Trump from Becoming President

Lasse Quvang and Mai Jensen are shown here, in Atlanta, during their interview with The World. / Danmarks Socialdemokratiske Ungdom/Facebook By Marla Murriel / 10.24.2016 With less than three weeks before election day and three bizarre presidential debates behind us, an unexpected group is on the ground stumping hard for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton: the Social[…]

Alcoholism Research: A Virus Could Manipulate Neurons to Reduce the Desire to Drink

Heavy drinking can cause brain changes that make you want to drink more. / Shutterstock   By Yifeng Cheng and Dr. Jun Wang / 10.24.2016 Cheng – PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Wang – Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics Texas A&M University About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with[…]

Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view as it closed in on Jupiter’s north pole, about two hours before closest approach on Aug. 27, 2016. / Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS 09.02.2016 NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on.[…]

What Wind, Currents, and Geography Tell Us About How People First Settled Oceania

Looks like paradise – but how did the first people get there? Global Environment Facility By Dr. Alvaro Montenegro / 10.24.2016 Assistant Professor of Geography, Director Atmospheric Sciences Program The Ohio State University Just look at a map of Remote Oceania – the region of the Pacific that contains Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, French Polynesia[…]

Overcoming the Fear of Being Seen

By Miroslav Petrovic / 10.25.2016 Find the Freedom to be Your Authentic Self Through most of my life I was terrified of being seen. I would rarely speak with people and kept my eyes down to avoid even potential connection. My initial (and still greatest) breakthrough with being seen was shaped when I first read[…]

Florida Won by Obama in 2008/2012, Now Slipping Away from Trump in 2016

By David Lightman / 10.25.2016 McClatchy Washington Bureau CASSELBERRY, Fla. — Donald Trump’s prospects in Florida are starting to slip away. The key reason is Republicans themselves. Interviews with more than 80 voters and party officials along the pivotal corridor across central Florida from Orlando to Tampa since the final debate last week reveal a[…]