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Manned Mission to Mars Must Not Ignore Human Struggles, Expert Stresses
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, Mars, Solar System, planets, psychology )

- 1 day ago -
A successful crewed Mars campaign must recognize, and take pains to ameliorate, the psychological and cultural challenges that Red Planet pioneers will face, a prominent space architect says.
Scientists Have Discovered Bacteria That Are Resistant to All Antibiotics
Health & Wellness  (tags: bacteria, antibiotic resistance, sickness )

- 1 day ago -
During a routine surveillance of antibiotic resistance in China, scientists discovered that a new bacterial genetic resistance mechanism called MCR-1 prevents the drug colistin from killing bacteria.
Infrastructure Advances in the Rest of the World Will Blow Your Mind
World  (tags: railroads, bridges, tunnels, roads, travel )

- 1 day ago -
While we're "debating" torture, access to basic health care and the veracity of climate change, the rest-of-the-world is simply advancing transformational infrastructure like you would not believe.
Humanity Vs. the Climate Supervillains
World  (tags: climate change, Paris, treaties, negotiation, cooperation )

- 2 days ago -
As the site of the latest terrorist tragedy, Paris is now struggling to prepare for the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference. Serious cooperation among the members of our species seems almost unfathomably out of reach, especially on the climate crisis.
Amnesty International : Save the Palestinian Poet and Artist Ashraf Fayadh
World  (tags: arts, poetry, poets, Saudi Arabia, human rights, petitions )

- 2 days ago -
Fayadh is being sentenced to death after had been jailed for more than 22 months in the Saudi city Abha without clear legal charges beyond "insulting the Godly self" and having "ideas that do not suit the Saudi society."
The Video Big Oil Doesn't Want You to Watch
Environment  (tags: marches, protests, demonstrations, climate change, fossil fuel )

- 2 days ago -
We're just days away from the Paris Global Climate Summit. Our leaders could decide to get us off fossil fuels for good, but Big Oil will be lobbying hard to stop them. Help make this the largest climate mobilization ever!
The Prison-Industrial Complex Takes Another Hit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Prison Industrial Complex, injustice, incarceration, inmates, human rights )

- 2 days ago -
For nearly 50 years, politicians and prosecutors have pushed a no-mercy, "tough on crime" mantra. Instead of making us safer, it's proven to be grossly unjust, exorbitantly expensive, counterproductive, and destructive to families and whole communities.
Demand Investigation of ExxonMobil's Climate Denial Corruption
Environment  (tags: Big Oil, fossil fuels, climate change, climate deniers, pollution, petitions )

- 2 days ago -
Exxon Mobil knew about climate change as early as the 1970s from its own scientists. To protect their profits the company gave millions of dollars to climate denial groups that have successfully delayed fossil fuel emission reductions for decades.
15 Things You DidnâEUR(TM)t Know Your Hair Dryer Could Do
Offbeat  (tags: hair dryers, home hacks, creativity, tips, household hints )

- 2 days ago -
You know a good hair dryer can fight frizz, tame cowlicks, and accentuate curls and layers. But its other functions might blow you away. You don't need to be a stylist to use your hair dryer as any of these things.
Business  (tags: Internet, cable, TV, mergers, monopoly, petitions )

- 3 days ago -
We defeated Comcast's attempt to take over Time Warner Cable - but now Charter wants to pick up the pieces. And if the deal is approved, "New Charter" will become a cable behemoth that's nearly as big as Comcast - resulting in higher prices and worse...
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