Beyond a Failing European Super State

Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times This subject should be of interest to everyone, regardless of where you live. We are all affected by the unraveling of this behemoth called the European Union, just as we are by its continued presence. It is, after all, a work of mammon; yet masterfully disguised as a pan European socio-economic entente-cordiale. It has its roots in the historical imperative of empire building and came into being as a direct extension of Hitler’s Nazi inspired goal of establishing a ‘Third Reich’. The leading voice of the EU’s first version, the European Union Treaty of 1957, … Continue reading Beyond a Failing European Super State

Google Maps Is Making Our Brains Dumb

Depending too much on GPS navigation apps isn’t great for our thinking skills Photo Illustration: Diana Quach By Alejandro Alba Navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze might seem like they’re making it easier to get from one place to another, but based on new research, there’s a huge tradeoff: these apps may actually be making our brain lazy and dumb. Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists from University College London recently published a study that shows how mental power from people who navigate from memory is much higher than those who follow turn-by-turn directions. The scientists concluded this by tracking the … Continue reading Google Maps Is Making Our Brains Dumb

Intersex rights

Photo by shaunl/Getty Images Children born with in-between sex development are subject to surgeries that many believe violate their human rights Alice Dreger is an American historian of medicine and science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Her latest book is Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science (2015). She lives in Michigan. People tend to assume that everyone is born simply male or female. But nature shows us otherwise. About one in 2,000 babies is born with genitals roughly halfway between male and female types. … Continue reading Intersex rights

Prince Was Only a Father for One Week, but It Changed the Rest of His Life

Photograph by Kevin Mazur by Tim Grierson In her new memoir, The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince, Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia spends nine of her book’s 12 chapters recounting their seven years together. Their relationship began with a friendship when she was just 16 (he was in his early 30s at the time), and it culminated in marriage six years later. Not long afterward, they had a son, Amiir, who died within a week of his birth. By all accounts, it was the most heartbreaking moment of Prince’s life. And Garcia’s book illustrates how his grief — as well as his desire to … Continue reading Prince Was Only a Father for One Week, but It Changed the Rest of His Life