Andres Gonzalez

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The first American settlers cut down millions of trees to deliberately engineer climate change

Long term, it worked, but not how they intended<p>European settlers expected paradise — plump fruits, lush grasses, and clean, crisp waters. It seemed …

Why Black America Isn’t Worried About the Upcoming Nuclear Holocaust

Dear White People:<p>I know your last few days have been fraught with peril as your president has engaged the only world leader as crazy and demented as …

The inevitable Trump/Kim Jong-un hair swap is here—and it’s devastatingly good

It’s widely acknowledged that Donald Trump has the worst hair of any president. Even Martin Van Buren had a cool mad scientist type vibe going …

9-year-old alien expert submits application for NASA job

If there's one population uniquely qualified to fight aliens, it's children under the age of 10 who love cable television.<p>After hearing that NASA was …

Asteroids

A “climate coalition” of states producing 30% of US GDP is seceding economically from Trump

Donald Trump may have decided to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris accord—but America’s states are not willing to abandon the landmark climate agreement just yet.<p>So far, nine states have joined to form the United States Climate Alliance (paywall) to implement the Paris accord’s goal of cutting …

Climate

27 Jokes You'll Only Understand If You've Seen "Star Wars"

This week was 40 years since Episode IV was released. Celebrate with some jokes from a galaxy far, far away.

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Software

A 'Tax Revolution' Set to Sweep India's $2 Trillion Economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is set to dramatically reshape Asia’s third-largest economy with the biggest tax reform since independence …

The plan by the secretary of education represents the Trump administration’s multi-part assault on public education and the non-rich<p>When Donald Trump appointed Betsy DeVos secretary of education, America’s school-going people worried it was only a matter of time before she brought back debtors’ …

Education

‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’

On the president’s ill-timed world tour.<p><i>“Chaos.”</i><i><br>“Circus.”</i><i><br>“Laughingstock.”</i><p>Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on …

Geopolitics

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.<p>Humans have accidentally created a protective bubble around Earth by using very low frequency (VLF) radio transmissions to contact submarines in the ocean. It sounds nuts, but according to recent research published in <i>Space Science Reviews</i>, underwater …

Anal Sex in Porn Is Much More Complex Than You Realize

Fans "see the penis going in. They don't see me laying on the bed for half an hour squeezing water into my butt and stretching it out."<p>Between June and July of 2016, Holly Hendrix—then 19 years old and only one year into a now-illustrious porn career—spent 27 days filming hardcore anal sex scenes. …

James Harden and Mike D'Antoni shared the most awkward moment on the bench

The San Antonio Spurs were on the road and without Kawhi Leonard. It should have been the perfect opportunity for Houston to force a Game 7 in front of its home fans.<p>Well, it didn’t look good early.<p>The Rockets went into the locker room down 19 at half, and it would get worse. James Harden had as …

Basketball

UN gender equality report gives insight into Arab male identity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do Arab men support gender equality? What challenges do they face in their daily lives? What does it mean to be a man in the Middle East and North Africa in 2017?<p>These are some of the questions that 10,000 men and women across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories were …

Introducing a Saga

For <i>Star Wars</i> fans, few things excite the imagination more than the opening crawl of a new film and the subsequent introductory scenes. Beginning with</i> …

This Viral Selfie Shows What Living With Depression Is Really Like

Over the weekend, Facebook user Katelyn Marie Todd posted a photo on the social media platform of herself brushing her hair. Sounds simple, but as someone who struggles with depression, Todd had a message to share — and her caption revealed that this seemingly small act of grooming was actually a …

Depression

North Korea is more rational than you think

The assumption that the country is run by a lunatic is not only incorrect — it’s dangerous.<p>Would North Korea really fire a nuclear weapon at the US?<p>As belligerent rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escalates to new heights, it’s a question that many …

America Is Addicted to Fighting Undeclared Wars

<i>“No war is just except one which is waged after demands for reparation have been made, or the war has been officially declared and proclaimed.”—Cicero</i><p>…

Here's the only right way to watch the 'Star Wars' movies

Do you watch the original trilogy first? Do you watch the prequels first, and then get instantly upset with yourself for watching them because they ruined your unbridled love of "Star Wars"?<p>And where does the standalone "Rogue One" fit into the marathon? And when the new Han Solo spin-off comes …

Prequels

Aboard the Battleship Leading the War on ISIS

Navigating the Persian Gulf is nothing compared to navigating the hostile warships that patrol it.<p>ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH—As the sun rises …

Military

An App That Allows You To Identify Any Plant With A Picture

<i>Shazam</i> changed our music lovin' lives by allowing us to find out the artist or title of virtually any song playing by letting the app "listen" and …

"Sexy, but Not Sexual": How We Sexualize Girls While Teaching Them to Refuse Sex

As a kid, one of the most explicit messages I got about sex came from an unusual place: Christian horse camp. Like lots of preteen girls, I had a thing for horses, and the closest, cheapest, and easiest way for my parents to let me get my fix was to send me off for the weekend to a camp run by a …

Tweens

The Bad Grade That Changed The U.S. Constitution

Twenty-five years ago, the 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified — nearly two centuries after it was written. The improbable story of how that happened starts with the Founding Fathers themselves and winds up at the University of Texas. And it's a heartening reminder of the power of …

Constitutional Amendments

Star Wars Day: The Best ‘Star Wars’ Movie is the One Nobody Talks About — Watch

Genndy Tartakovsky's 130-minute feature doesn't get the credit it deserves for realizing the potential of the Star Wars universe.<p>Most diehard “Star …

Star Wars

Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.

“Why do they hate us?”<p>It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. …

You won't believe the interior of Japan's jaw-dropping new train

All aboard the swanky train! Japan just unveiled a new luxury sleeper train – and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. The gold-tinted Shiki-shima, which …