Caught Our Notice: A team from Harvard, Cornell, Cambridge, HHMI, and UCSF can’t reproduce a paper’s findings

What Caught Our Attention: Any time there’s an issue with a paper co-authored by researchers from such high-profile institutions as Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Cambridge, we take notice. In this case, the group — which included Laurie Glimcher, then-dean at Cornell, now president…

Politicians Dash Hopes for Justice in Tunisia

Time is running out for justice in Tunisia. The mandate of the Truth and Dignity Commission, set up in 2014 to investigate serious human rights violations of the past, is under threat and could be terminated at the end of May. The law founding the commission…

This Is How The “Oil Price Shock” Will Hurt The US Economy

One month ago, when looking at the sharp spike in oil and gasoline prices (which at the time averaged $2.73), we said that the surge in energy costs  – largely the result of geopolitical risk emanating from Iran for which Trump was been responsible –…

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel To Head CIA

The CIA has a new boss, and for the first time, it’s a woman. On Thursday afternoon, despite vocal opposition from many senators over her involvement in the Bush-era “enhanced interrogation”, i.e. torture, programs, the Senate confirmed Gina Haspel in a 54-45 vote as the…

‘Whitney’ Movie Bombshell Reveals Singer’s Childhood Abuse; Director Explains Decision To Name Abuser

Whitney Doc At Cannes Reveals Long Time Abuser Of Troubled Superstar… (First column, 2nd story, link) Related stories:Struggles with sexuality; Growing dependence on drugs… Advertise here VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE ‘Whitney’ Movie Bombshell Reveals Singer’s Childhood Abuse; Director Explains Decision To Name Abuser

A Beginners Guide To The Conflict In Yemen

Authored by Stucky via The Burning Platform blog, Don’t have the time to do research on the Yemen conflict? Here ya go, as brief as we can make it… *  *  * TWO YEMENS – Yemen was a divided country for hundreds of years –…

When Washington Think Tanks Call For “Action” In The Balkans, Expect Trouble

Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Any time two prestige think tanks in Washington issue a report calling for US “action” in any region of the world, hold onto your hat – you can be sure that trouble is a-brewing. That’s…