Despite CRISPR baby controversy, Harvard University will begin gene-editing sperm MIT Technology Review
Don’t you like it here with me?’ AI bot makes ominous debut on board the ISS (VIDEO) RT News (The Rev Kev)
12-Year-Old Charged For Distributing Marijuana-Laced Gummies In School, Several Students Hospitalized International Business Times
Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn New Scientist (David L)
Iraq’s ancient pottery struggles to outlive modern plastic Agence France-Presse
Poland’s Coal Habit Draws New Fire as UN Climate Talks Begin Climate Liability News
Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People’s Mental Health Atlantic (UserFriendly)
Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in January 2019 Al Jazeera
What if Osama bin Laden Had Legitimate Grievances? Truthdig. Maj. Danny Sjursen. More nuanced than the clickbait headline.
Aadhaar usage, enrolments plunge in November after SC order Economic Times
Bhopal gas tragedy: Rajiv Gandhi govt ignored help from Italy, reveals note; 34 yrs on, relief still a distant dream FirstPost.Bhopal tragedy occurred 34 years ago, on the night of 2-3 December. Second installment in a three-part series.
Mark Zuckerberg Has Lost Control of Facebook Project Syndicate
Realignment and Legitimacy
The Problem With Our Democracy Isn’t Gerrymandering. It’s Integers Forbes (UserFriendly)
BREAKING—as in breaking democracy: a truly shocking & naked power grab underway in Wisconsin. Dems won every statewide race this Nov. Now, the GOP unveiled sweeping bills to straightjacket the Gov & AG, stomp on early voting, & lock in power on state Sup Court. Votes THIS TUE. 1/
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) 1 December 2018
Microchip implants are threatening workers’ rights The Conversation
The elusive face of the Paris rioters France 24
US’ fresh rules will make it harder to secure H-1B visas Economic Times
The art of the G-20, by Donald Trump Politico
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