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Pepe Escobar – Dance to the Panama Papers “Limited Hangout” Leak

Calling out around the world; time to put on your made in Ecuador Panama hat and frantically start dancing to the ultimate limited hangout leak. And if you believe in the purity of intentions of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) at the center of the leak, I’ve got a made-in-Shenzhen Panama hat to sell you (disclosure: I never …

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INFLAMMATION ‘FANS THE FLAMES’ OF DEPRESSION

Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can “fan the flames” of depression, much like throwing gasoline on a fire, according to researchers. The study, which appears in the American Journal of Psychiatry, reviews 200 existing papers on depression and inflammation. “One thing that we’re particularly interested in is how stress affects the immune system, which in turn affects diseases and mental health outcomes, …

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WATER’S CURVY SURFACE FORMS TINIEST WIRES

A new technique that uses water to create patterns of wires less than 10 nanometers wide could be promising for the semiconductor industry as it seeks to make circuits ever smaller. The technique, developed by the lab of chemist James Tour at Rice University, builds upon its discovery that the meniscus–the curvy surface of water at its edge–can be an …