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Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

Microbes Alzheimers A worldwide team of senior scientists and clinicians have come together to produce an editorial which indicates that certain microbes – a specific virus and two specific types of bacteria – are major causes of Alzheimer’s Disease. Their paper, which has been published online in the highly regarded peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

Gut bust: Intestinal microbes in peril

By Bruce Goldman Let’s be clear: Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, both PhD, are not advocating a return en masse to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle that has characterized 95 percent of our species’ evolutionary history. Modern society is great! The benefits of industrial civilization are too numerous to name. Here are just a few: Abundant food supplies. … Continue reading Gut bust: Intestinal microbes in peril

Open Letter of Response to the Closure of Edward Said Search at CSU, Fresno

By Professor Vida Samiian and Professor Joe Parks August 28, 2017 On April 26th Fresno State abruptly closed the Edward Said search in Middle East Studies (MES). The Administration claimed procedural violations in the search. This claim was made after the search committee had completed all aspects of the search and submitted a rank ordered … Continue reading Open Letter of Response to the Closure of Edward Said Search at CSU, Fresno

Iraqi Genius Discovered In Mathematical Tablets

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry By Sarah Knapton A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today. The tablet, known as … Continue reading Iraqi Genius Discovered In Mathematical Tablets

The Poison Papers: Dirtiest Darkest Secrets Of The Chemical Industry

100,000 PAGES OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SECRETS GATHERED DUST IN AN OREGON BARN FOR DECADES — UNTIL NOW By Sharon Lerner FOR DECADES, SOME of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn. Creaky, damp, and prowled by the occasional black bear, the listing, 80-year-old structure in rural … Continue reading The Poison Papers: Dirtiest Darkest Secrets Of The Chemical Industry

Court Lets Stand $40 Million Award To Student Sickened After A Tick Bite While On School Trip

By Edmund H. Mahony Duty to Warn The state Supreme Court said Friday that schools have a duty to warn parents and students of potential hazards associated with field trips – in particular, dangerous insect bites – and let stand a $41.7 million verdict to a student who was disabled after developing encephalitis from a … Continue reading Court Lets Stand $40 Million Award To Student Sickened After A Tick Bite While On School Trip

U.S. Political Hypocrisy: Charlottesville To Palestine

Questions to US Citizens By Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh Many readers asked me (also as a US citizen) to comment in this blog on what is going on in race relations in the USA. I will briefly say that the politicians who criticize Trump (both republicans and democrats) are hypocritical. These same politicians who criticize Trump … Continue reading U.S. Political Hypocrisy: Charlottesville To Palestine

The Future of Al-Aqsa, the Future of Palestine

By Miko Peled In a heroic act of resistance, Palestinian worshippers in Jerusalem refuse to go through metal detectors to enter the Holy Sanctuary and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Placed by Israel following the killing of two Israeli soldiers who were manning a checkpoint leading to the Sanctuary, the metal detectors are an act of provocation, … Continue reading The Future of Al-Aqsa, the Future of Palestine

The Latest Assault On Academic Freedom: Fresno State University

Arab and Muslim academics need not apply? By Dr. Hatem Bazian As salaamu alaykum, The late Edward Said was and is a legendary figure in academia, as well as a stalwart defender and amplifier of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim voices. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so deeply disturbing and disheartening to hear that … Continue reading The Latest Assault On Academic Freedom: Fresno State University

An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos

By Chris Yang Secretary DeVos, Concerning your attitude and answer, or should I say lack of an answer, toward Representative Clark’s question about a school receiving federal school vouchers that also explicitly discriminates against LGBTQ+ students and/or students from LGBTQ+ households: You are wrong. Just flat out wrong. 100% wrong. Wrong beyond all belief. Wrong … Continue reading An Open Letter To Secretary DeVos