Science and Technology

02.06.2017

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

By the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. New publication from the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium on the extraction of uranium from phosphate fertilizers and how past events and current international trade practices clearly demonstrate that better-informed export controls and end-user processes are required.  A historical and often overlooked… »

28.05.2017

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 26th of May inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge in eastern Assam over the Lohit River, a major tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. PM Modi, who arrived in the morning hours from New Delhi, dedicated the new bridge to the nation and named… »

17.05.2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative revives history for modern trade, development and renewable energy across Asia Stretching thousands of kilometres, across mountains and deserts, the Silk Road holds a special place in history. Traversed by Marco Polo and named after one of its most precious goods, the trade route facilitated… »

16.05.2017

Microsoft president: governments must treat cyber attack as ‘wake-up call’

Microsoft president: governments must treat cyber attack as ‘wake-up call’

by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams ‘This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem’ The president of Microsoft slammed the National Security Agency (NSA) for its role in the ongoing global malware… »

14.05.2017

A Russian Entrepreneur’s Perspective

A Russian Entrepreneur’s Perspective

I’ve been in Moscow some days now and have yet to meet an oligarch (although perhaps they don’t identify themselves). I have met an entrepreneur named Andrei Davidovich. He’s started several companies since his first in 1998, including a software company, a… »

09.05.2017

John Oliver leads Net Neutrality defenders to crash FCC website. Again.

John Oliver leads Net Neutrality defenders to crash FCC website. Again.

‘Last Week Tonight’ host directs viewers to gofccyourself.com in bid to save open internet by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams He’s done it again. “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver on Sunday issued another powerful rallying cry… »

23.04.2017

March for Science in 500 cities around the world

March for Science in 500 cities around the world

On April 22, 500 events took place in 40 countries around the world to raise public awareness of the importance of science and research and support them against the attacks launched by US President Donald Trump, his plans to reduce environmental projects and review commitments to global warming and climate… »

20.04.2017

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion. They have come to important conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on necessary developments in international law. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to… »

02.04.2017

In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

Unless you’re reading this column in a good old newspaper, odds are your internet service provider (ISP) knows what you’re up to. ISPs are the on-ramp to the internet; it is through these gatekeepers that we all access the internet. They set the price and the speed of your… »

27.03.2017

Over 3,000 scientists support UN nuclear ban negotiations

Over 3,000 scientists support UN nuclear ban negotiations

Delegates from most UN member states are gathering in New York to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban, where they will also receive a letter of support that has been signed by thousands of scientists from around over 80 countries – including 28 Nobel Laureates and a former US Secretary of… »

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