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Hurricane Harvey and the Storms to Come

In the leadup to the historic flood, Texas Republicans abetted Trump’s climate-change delusions.<p>On August 29, 2005, at six-ten in the morning, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the border of Mississippi and Louisiana, just east of New Orleans. Katrina had spent days wobbling over the Gulf of …

Extreme Weather

Making Sense of the Violence in Charlottesville

Was the white-nationalist march better understood as a departure from America’s traditional values, or viewed in the context of its history?<p>Broad swaths of the American public repudiated the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville and President Trump’s response to them. But even in their …

Rights & Freedoms

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

Gluten-free foods may not be healthful, study warns

As more and more people are adopting a gluten-free diet, a new study investigates the nutritional content of gluten-free products and finds them …

How hot peppers and marijuana could help cure gut problems

Just don't try to fix your colitis with Sriracha<p>Your gut is something of an immunological mystery.<p>Unlike the rest of the body, which tends to treat foreign invaders with a singular purpose—seek and destroy—the stomach cannot afford to be so indiscriminate. It exists to help fuel the body, and that …

Chili Peppers

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Healthy Eating

The destruction of Hillary Clinton: sexism, Sanders and the millennial feminists

Many books have been written about the way racial differences among feminists both divided and pushed feminist thinking and practice forward over the past several decades. In the 2016 election, however, it was not race but generation that was the dynamic factor among left-leaning women. Women like …

Middle-class

The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes<p>Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; …

Political Science

The Guardian view on American Christianity: change and decay

Market-driven Christianity has boomed in the US but now it is beginning to bust<p>Is Christianity ceasing to matter in the US? The question might seem absurd in the light of statistics that show a country which still publicly respects religion to an extent difficult for a European to imagine. Fewer …

Christianity
Economics

15 Knotty Pretzel Recipes That'll Leave You Spellbound

Soft pretzels are one of the best things to come out of concession stands, but homemade pretzels are a million times better. Pretzels are surprisingly easy to make, and there are so many varieties you've never thought of before (buffalo ranch pretzels and pumpkin beer pretzels with chipotle queso, …

Dessert

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

Critical Thinking

The Scots and Irish are very Neanderthal!

London - Red hair may be the genetic legacy of Neanderthals...<br>Planet Save.com ^ | 1/14/05 | Planet Save.com<br>Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 3:47:07 …

Mark Twain

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Language

How To Order Wine Like An Adult

So you want to become a wine connoisseur — or just how to navigate the drink menu when you go out to dinner — but you don't know where to start. …

‘A sense that white identity is under attack’: making sense of the alt-right

Donald Trump’s naming of a new campaign chief linked to a fiercely outspoken far-right movement is a dangerous step, Hillary Clinton is set to warn in a speech<p>The appointment of Breitbart Media’s executive chairman, Stephen Bannon, as Donald Trump’s campaign CEO has been greeted as a turning point …

Rights & Freedoms

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed …

How To Make Homemade Bread You Don't Have To Knead

Enjoy the taste of homemade bread without sacrificing an entire afternoon.<p>I love good bread—fragrant, chewy, fresh bread. My mom made white bread or …

Food

23 Alton Brown Recipes You Have to Try ASAP

Alton Brown recipes are always a good idea, because the Food Network chef knows a thing or two (million) about food. The <b>Cutthroat Kitchen</b> host and longtime TV favorite is known for treating cooking like science (nitrus oxide cold brew, anyone?), and his vast culinary knowledge makes his recipes …

Cooking

The Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy

The American republic was long safeguarded by settled norms, now shattered by the rise of Donald Trump.<p>A long time ago, more than 20 years in fact, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published a powerful, eloquent editorial, simply headlined: “No Guardrails.”<p>In our time, the United States suffers every day of …

Political Science

Rogue Justice review: Bush, 9/11 and the assault on American liberty

Karen Greenberg’s new book explores the decade after the cataclysm of 9/11 and how the US came ‘perilously close’ to ‘losing the protections of the Bill of Rights’<p>War poses special threats to democracy, but the most pernicious challenges often come from within. History reveals that nothing has more …

Surveillance

Human sex is not simply male or female. So what? – Courtney Addison Samuel Taylor-Alexander

Sex is a divisive topic, loaded with moral weight and the scientific stamp of truth. The word ‘sex’ is of French (<i>sexe</i>) and Latin (<i>sexus</i>) origins, …

How To Beat The Casino – Legally

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Blackjack board. wikimediaIf there’s one thing everybody knows about gambling it’s that the house always wins. And while …

Casinos

Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

You Think You Have Free Will? Science Says Think Again | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You make decisions every day, don't you?<p>You assert yourself hourly. Especially if you're American.<p>You take life by the horns and you show it who's boss.<p>I have some news: You may be deluding …

Consciousness

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

National Parks

How Americans Became So Sensitive to Harm

A recently published paper explains how “concept creep” in the field of psychology has reshaped many aspects of modern society.<p>A mother leaves her son in the car while popping into a store at a strip mall. She is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A high school senior …

Psychology

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …