International Solidarity Campaign To Defend Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

A Frivolous Lawsuit A right wing Zionist organization, the Lawfare project, has filed a lawsuit  against San Francisco State university, and named Professor Abdulhadi as co-defendant. This is an attempt to silence academicians who teach and research Palestine, get rid of Professor Abdulhadi’s AMED Studies program, the General Union of Palestinian Students and her personally … Continue reading International Solidarity Campaign To Defend Professor Rabab Abdulhadi

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans. Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the … Continue reading A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps

By Bob Berwyn The loss of sea ice may be weakening the polar vortex, allowing cold blasts to dip south from the Arctic, across North America, Europe and Russia, a new study says. When winter sets in, "polar vortex" becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It's enough to send shivers … Continue reading Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps

Palestinians: Victims Of An Unjust US Law

By James Zogby The law in question punishes the victim while allowing the victimizer to continue its crimes. Imagine that you are a victim of a violent crime or theft but are forbidden from reporting it because Congress has passed a law that not only prohibits you from reporting the crime, but threatens punishment if … Continue reading Palestinians: Victims Of An Unjust US Law

Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis & Indivisibility of Justice

Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis & Indivisibility of Justice; An International Conference Birzeit University, Palestine, March 2018 Please share widely! Arabic Text Here Call for Proposals Date: March 12-30, 2018 Deadline: November 15, 2017 Organized by: Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, San Francisco State University, USA Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute for International Studies, Birzeit … Continue reading Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis & Indivisibility of Justice

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