September 26, 2016
In five years, it experienced misfortune after misfortune prison regime and that of the EI, the death of his parents in a raid, the seat of his native Aleppo, hunger and hell bombing. Despite this terrible journey, our correspondent Karam Al-Masri, photographer and videographer in the rebel part of Syria's second city tells us day to day, with a courage that does not waver, the history of this metropolis consumed by war merciless. Here is his...
September 26, 2016
Aerial views of industrial feedlots illuminate their toxic impact on the land. Once upon a time, pigs and cows grazed on the same land where crops grew, moving from field to field with each new season. The livestock feasted on the cover crops; the soil, on the livestock’s enriching manure. Then, as demand for meat skyrocketed, a new model emerged: cramming thousands of animals onto muddy or dusty square miles called feedlots, where...
September 21, 2016
What Donald Trump and the GOP get wrong about STEM guest workers. Are foreign workers coming to United States to steal the best jobs from hard-working Americans? Absolutely — and new research shows it’s quite good for the country. A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that it’s high-skilled immigrants who are fueling the growth of the science, technology, engineering and...
September 21, 2016
In his first major United Nations speech eight years ago, President Barack Obama said he would not give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace. In likely his last U.N. speech, on Tuesday, he spoke little about the conflict beyond voicing the unsurprising sentiment that matters would improve if Israel let go of Palestinian land and if the Palestinians rejected incitement and embraced Israel's legitimacy. While U.S. officials have said Obama...
September 19, 2016
How an esoteric piece of farm equipment created America’s breadbasket—and threatens to destroy it. Rick Hammond turned a yellow dial until it locked into place with a hollow clank, and a high-pressure hum filled the air. Across the windswept field, a light started blinking atop a metal contraption that stretched a quarter mile from end to end, adorned with an array of dangling hoses and sprinkler heads. With a humped metal spine...
September 19, 2016
Mysterious data charges hit customers, including some without smartphones—and some who are dead. The Federal Communications Commission confirmed this week that it is examining complaints about data billing from Verizon Wireless customers. The move comes after a series of stories in the Cleveland Plain Dealer detailing unexplained— and in some cases, inexplicable—upticks in customers’...
September 13, 2016
The FBI’s national crime data for 2015 – which is expected to show a substantial overall increase in murders – will be released on the morning of the first presidential debate, likely providing a dramatic new talking point for Donald Trump. For months, Trump has been pointing, ominously, to rising violence in Chicago and other cities, and arguing that Americans are at risk and that Democrats have failed black Americans...
September 13, 2016
The median U.S. household income rose last year, its first significant annual increase since 2007, and helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53.1 million, federal government data released on Tuesday showed. About 29 million people did not have health insurance in 2015, down from 33 million in the previous year, the Census Bureau said in its annual Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage and Supplemental Poverty...
September 8, 2016
Vancouver has begun offering users instant test strips to verify whether their illegal drugs contain fentanyl. Over the past year, fentanyl has emerged as a new opioid crisis. Cities and states across the United States have reported dozens of deaths due to overdoses of the drug, with many users unaware fentanyl was being mixed in with their regular narcotics. But one Canadian clinic has a unique idea for combatting the problem, and...
September 8, 2016
Apple weighed on the three major U.S. stock indexes on Thursday morning, a day after the tech giant unveiled the new iPhone 7 that failed to impress Wall Street. Shares of Apple (AAPL.O) fell 2.1 percent, their steepest decline since June 24 when the markets witnessed a broad selloff after the result of the Brexit vote. The S&P 500 information technology index .SPLRCT fell 0.51 percent and was the biggest loser among the benchmark'...


Off the Wires

September 26, 2016
In five years, it experienced misfortune after misfortune prison regime and that of the EI, the death of his parents in a raid, the seat of his...
September 21, 2016
In his first major United Nations speech eight years ago, President Barack Obama said he would not give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace. In...
September 19, 2016
Mysterious data charges hit customers, including some without smartphones—and some who are dead. The Federal Communications Commission...
September 13, 2016
The median U.S. household income rose last year, its first significant annual increase since 2007, and helped push down the number of people living...
September 8, 2016
Apple weighed on the three major U.S. stock indexes on Thursday morning, a day after the tech giant unveiled the new iPhone 7 that failed to...

Value Blog

September 26, 2016
Aerial views of industrial feedlots illuminate their toxic impact on the land. Once upon a time, pigs and cows grazed on the same land where...
September 21, 2016
What Donald Trump and the GOP get wrong about STEM guest workers. Are foreign workers coming to United States to steal the best jobs from hard-...
September 19, 2016
How an esoteric piece of farm equipment created America’s breadbasket—and threatens to destroy it. Rick Hammond turned a yellow dial...
September 13, 2016
The FBI’s national crime data for 2015 – which is expected to show a substantial overall increase in murders – will be released...
September 8, 2016
Vancouver has begun offering users instant test strips to verify whether their illegal drugs contain fentanyl. Over the past year, fentanyl has...

Altruism Today

September 26, 2016
Hat tip to Kevin Jones, SOCAP Founder  For 2,500 social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and others passionate about the intersection of...
September 21, 2016
In August 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made public its decision to approve OxyContin prescriptions for certain children between the...
September 19, 2016
The Small Things, Inc. (https://www.thesmallthings.org/home/), an organization which supports orphaned and vulnerable children and families in the...
September 13, 2016
Charles Stevens and Will Hsu - both 18 - are two of the youngest people to ever to attempt the feat. They cycled the Silk Road starting...
September 8, 2016
Source; Harvard Magazine Anyone who hangs around Harvard Square knows that the rate of construction on the Harvard campus is unusual. And no...

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