Category Archives: Society

Why Not A Three Day Week?

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Author: Maria Konnikova

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In 1930, John Maynard Keynes posed a question about the economic future of society: “What can we reasonably expect the level of our economic life to be, a hundred years hence? What are the economic possibilities for our grandchildren?” To Keynes, the answer was clear: the rapid accumulation of capital,...

Shell-Shocked: Over 90 Percent Of Kids In Gaza Has PTSD

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Author: Elizabeth Kulze

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When we hear about post-traumatic stress disorder and war, it generally concerns soldiers who’ve been emotionally damaged by the horrors of combat. But what about civilians living in conflict zones? How does war impact them psychologically? To find out, a group of researchers studied teenagers in Gaza, where 1,800 people have...

Girl Carries Polio-Suffering Best Friend to School on Her Back for Three Years

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Author: Various

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He Qin-jiao, a 13-year-old girl from China’s Hunan Province is a prime example of what being a true kind-hearted human being is all about. Believe it or not, this fragile little girl somehow carried her polio-stricken best friend and classmate on her back, to and from school, every day, for...

Fear of The Unknown Is Creating Hysteria

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Author: Marco Torres

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Being afraid of the unknown is not a new concept. From birth to death we've been trained to fear everything for a very long time. The dangers of modern life have a stranglehold on people’s imaginations. Sociologists call the phenomenon a risk society, describing cultures increasingly preoccupied with threats to...

The Influence Vedic Philosophy Had On Nikola Tesla

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Author: Arjun Walia

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Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them. One example is “free energy,” also known as “zero-point energy,” which utilizes the substance that...

The Mysterious Ancient Artifacts of Sanxingdui

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Author: April Holloway

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Amid the once-tranquil village of Sanxingdui, in a quiet part of Sichuan province in China, a remarkable discovery took place which immediately attracted international attention and has since rewritten the history of Chinese civilization. Two giant sacrificial pits were unearthed containing thousands of gold, bronze, jade, ivory and pottery artifacts...

Criminal Australia In the Grip of a ‘New Stolen Generation’

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Author: Newscom

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Figures reveal the number of indigenous children being forcibly taken from their homes has risen almost 400 per cent in 15 years, prompting Aboriginal Elders to condemn what they are labelling a ‘new Stolen Generation’. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander children represent 4.6 per cent of the Australian population, and...

Britain’s Role in Arming Israel

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Author: Cahal Milmo

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The Government has been accused of failing to regulate arms sales to Israel following evidence that weapons containing British-made components are being used in the bombardment of Gaza. Documents shown to The Independent reveal that arms export licences worth £42m have been granted to 130 British defence manufacturers since 2010...