China Will Defend North Korea Against America If The US Attacks First

By: James Holbrooks/ANTIMEDIA  — Allegiances are solidifying in the Asia-Pacific. On Friday, China, which has remained relatively quiet as tensions have spiked between the United States and North Korea over the past week, recognized that “it needs to make clear its stance to all sides” and did so in an editorial in its state-run Global Times: “China should also make clear that…

What Are The “Sonic Weapons” Being Used To Attack American Diplomats In Cuba?

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Something’s afoot in Havana. Over the last 24 hours, reports are coming down the grapevine claiming that five US diplomats and at least one Canadian envoy have fallen ill, all suffering from acute hearing loss, headaches, and nausea. The cause? A covert sonic device – an acoustic weapon – that’s being used to…

Republicans And Democrats Unite Against Scott Pruitt’s Heavy Budget Cuts To The EPA

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science The proposed plans by Scott Pruitt to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which he now heads, has managed to unite both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who have criticized him for slashing its budget too deep and too hard. Called to the Capitol to defend the budget proposal for the agency on…

Hawaii Becomes First State To Pass Law That Aligns With The Paris Agreement

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science Hawaii has become the first state to pass a law committing to the goals set by the Paris climate agreement. The act rebels against President Donald Trump, who announced the US was ditching the global agreement last Thursday. Governor David Y Ige signed two bills in Honolulu on Tuesday alongside a handful of the state’s mayors….

Scientists Are Running For Congress Because “The Future Hangs In The Balance”

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science Every social struggle has a tipping point. Progress is normally made at a snail’s pace, but with certain movements – same-sex marriage, racial equality, for example – when push comes to shove, nationwide change can suddenly snap into place. Fast-forward to 2017. The Trump administration is in power and “Alternative Facts,” climate…

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