By Nikolai Brown In a crass yet frank admission, Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers said the company’s new cancer drug, Nexavar, is not “for Indians,” but “for western patients who can afford it.” The statement came in the wake of a recent ruling by an Indian court that certain life-saving drugs could be produced and distributed […]

By Klaas V. Let’s start with a simple definition from Wikipedia: “The Hubbert peak theory says that for any given geographical area, from an individual oil-producing region to the planet as a whole, the rate of petroleum production tends to follow a bell-shaped curve. It is one of the primary theories on peak oil.” In […]

The election last September to the National Academy of Sciences of Napoleon Chagnon, a controversial ‘sociobiologist’ in the field of anthropology, along with the recent release of his memoir Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes – the Yanomamö and the Anthropologists, has reopened controversy around his famous work with the Yanomami Indians in the rain-forests of Venezuela beginning […]

This article was originally published at 4th Media.  While the United States is busy plotting the downfall of various anti-hegemonic regimes in the global south, it has also been pursuing another strategy to stave off crisis and possible loss of global supremacy: fusion technology, the ‘holy grail’ of energy. Unlike fission, in which heavy atoms […]