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January 3rd, 2017  |  Source: MTV.com


There isn’t another face of Donald Trump waiting in the wings, a sober and diligent version of him, chastened by the weight of the responsibility he now bears. Candidate Trump is President Trump, and there’s every indication that he’s going to run his administration in the same haphazard and careless manner with which he ran his campaign.

How Many Americans Are Behind Bars for No Good Reason?

December 21st, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Lots, according to a new report.

What Are the Economic Costs of Deportation?

November 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A new paper quantifies how deportation could hurt the economy.

Kenyan startup Ushahidi launches a crowdsourced campaign to monitor the U.S. election

November 7th, 2016  |  Source: Techcrunch.com

The Kenyan software company Ushahidi has launched a campaign to observe the upcoming U.S. elections.

The operation, called USA Election Monitor, will track voting irregularities reported via website, email, Twitter and SMS and post accounts to an online interactive map.

Donald Trump, vigilante

November 4th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

Good people have been frightened and angered into backing a dangerous man

On November 8th around 60m Americans are likely to cast ballots for Donald Trump to be president. That will present the country with a puzzle. If nearly a quarter of the adult population are Trump-backers, many good people will have ended up supporting a bad man.

Newspapers shouldn't apologize for telling the truth about Donald Trump

November 1st, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

Did you hear about the Florida newspaper that apologized to its readers for running too much news that was critical of Donald Trump? It happened last week at the Daily Commercial, based in Leesburg, Florida, in a conservative-leaning area of the state with a lot of affluent retirees nearby. The editors published an open letter to readers in which they wrote:

Opioid epidemic: ex-DEA official says Congress is protecting drug makers

October 31st, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

A former top Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official has accused Congress of putting pharmaceutical company profits ahead of public health in the battle to combat the US’s prescription opioid epidemic.

A Trek to the Giant Mongolian Glacier That Holds the Secrets to Global Warming

October 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Deep in the Altai mountains, American scholars are using drones to study glacier-formed ridges that could unlock the mysteries of abrupt climate change.

Thousands of years ago, near what is now the shared border of Mongolia, China, and Russia, water sat frozen in mountain glaciers that extended for miles. At the end of the Ice Age, with temperatures rising rapidly, the ice began to melt, and water poured across the landscape, carving out wide valleys. Granite silt and ice ground into the Earth, polishing smooth the sandstone bedrock.

Why Disappointment Is So Devastating: Dopamine, Addiction, and the Hedonic Treadmill

October 12th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Unless rewards are constantly getting bigger and more exciting, even the best experiences pale over time when repeated.

Disappointment is one of my least favorite emotions, and I know I’m not alone in my hatred of it. Among people with addiction, dashed hopes are a common trigger for relapse. And even if you’ve never been addicted, it’s quite tempting to respond to an unexpected loss, failure, or rejection by having a drink or two.

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