Monumental trade deal perpetuates double standards of certain laws

Chantal Thomas, an attorney and expert on international law and the political economy, says the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new trade agreement between the U.S. and other Pacific Rim countries, creates an international architecture that places investor rights at the top of a pyramid. Bio:   Thomas says:   “The TPP continues the trend of ‘double-standardization’ of investment […]

Under Saturnian moon’s icy crust lies a ‘global’ ocean

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have learned that a global ocean lies beneath the moon’s thick icy crust by measuring with precision the tiny wobbles of Saturn’s moon Enceladus – whose cosmic quavers are detectable only in high-resolution images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Cornell planetary scientists have analyzed more than seven years worth […]