Jason White

36 Added | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 7 Following | @JasonWhite4rh4 | Keep up with Jason White on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jason White”

The US will be unrecognizable by the end of this century

Miserably hot summers are not the worst problem we face in the coming decades. Rising seas, an uptick in hurricanes and wildfires, and more invasive insects are already beginning to transform the United States.<p><i>Ali Sundermier contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Climate Change

G20 stage set for climate change showdown

The environment is expected to get unprecedented attention at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg - as the resolve of 19 countries on climate change is …

Trump just helped make China great again

By pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, US president Donald Trump has gifted China with the opportunity of a lifetime: to save the planet from climate change—and make lots and lots of money in the process. This bizarre turn of events might not turn out to be such bad news for the planet …

Renewable Energy

Amazing Dutch Windwheel is a green energy generator you can live in

The iconic Dutch windmill is getting a high-tech makeover with a big eco-friendly boost. Today the Windwheel Corporation unveiled new designs for the …

The Best Books of July 2017: From Svetlana Alexievich to Angela Davis

In a book that is as much a collection of insights into war, torture, art, and healing as it is a meditation on the world we live in today, Sarah Sentilles dissects the role of art and the visual in the psychology of violence. <i>Draw Your Weapons</i> serves as a guide down a thought-provoking path into …

This Paint May Pick Up Where Solar Panels Leave Off

It produces hydrogen fuel, the cleanest known source of energy.<p>In a few short years, house paint might be able to do more than simply brighten your walls. A team of researchers in Australia have created an experimental paint that attracts water molecules from the air and chops them up to produce …

Clean Energy

Blockchain and Renewable Energy Are Utterly Disrupting Society as We Know It

The Grid of the Future<p>Renewable energy and blockchain are two technologies that are worth betting on. The former is considered to be the most …

Blockchain

John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview

John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard.<p>During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump's worldview and brand of …

Donald Trump

Poll: Trump draws low marks for transition, response to Russian hacking

After a tumultuous campaign and transition, President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office Friday as the least-popular incoming president in at least four decades, but a majority of Americans nevertheless express optimism that he will be able to fulfill campaign pledges to boost the …

Donald Trump

How to do calligraphy: a master reveals the secrets of his on-trend craft

When calligrapher Paul Antonio was 10 years old, he used to wander along the beaches of his native Trinidad looking for turkey vulture feathers to turn into quills. “For a long time I thought I was at such a disadvantage, not having had 20 different nibs bought for me. It was only in my …

Calligraphy

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regular meditation practice and insight into daily …

Meditation

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can’t Explain Climate Change Today

XKCD does it again.<p>One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in …

On Health Care, We’ll Have What Congress Is Having

In the fall of 1994, the Clinton Administration’s much debated comprehensive, and complicated, health-insurance bill—known derisively as Hillarycare—died quietly on Capitol Hill. It was a moment that, the Princeton sociologist Paul Starr later argued, would “go down as one of the great lost …

Map of the world's rudest place names is a thing of beauty

LONDON — If ever you needed proof that the world is a truly wicked, despicable place, just cast your eyes over the map below.<p>From the American …

Government

Republicans react in fury to FBI director's decision to clear Hillary Clinton

US election day counter<p>Republicans in congress reacted with fury to the FBI director's announcement clearing Hillary Clinton of criminal wrongdoing two days before the election.<p>James Comey caused a second shock to the presidential race on Sunday, stating the agency had not changed its conclusions …

Is Germany green enough?

Abandoning fossil fuels is proving difficult. Germany is a role model around the world thanks to its switch to renewable energy. Now, green experts …

Want to Improve Your Decision-Making? Shut up for 10 days.

Recently, my partner, who once lived in a meditation-focused intentional community (read: hippie house), urged me to go on a 10-day silent retreat to learn insight meditation. Being a skeptic, but wanting to move our relationship forward, I reluctantly drove to the Sierra Nevadas for just such a …

Meditation

The Secret To Living A Longer, Healthier Life

After attending the Milken Center for the Future of Aging’s Purposeful Aging Summit last week, I came away with this: There’s a growing body of scientific research proving that aging with <i>purpose</i> is really, really good for your health.<p>The relatively small AARP Experience Corps (where 2,200 people …

UnitedHealth

'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson named in latest Panama Papers leak

What would Hermione Granger say?<p>Actress Emma Watson has been named in the so-called "Panama Papers" as having used a company based in a Caribbean tax haven to handle her money, it was revealed Tuesday.<p>The 26-year-old, who is taking a break from acting to work as a United Nations goodwill ambassador …

Corruption

Why do we get fat?

Dieting doesn't cure obesity. That's not news, although it was reconfirmed last week in a particularly mediagenic fashion in a study published by National Institutes of Health researchers. The researchers followed contestants from the "The Biggest Loser" television show as these formerly obese …

Diabetes

The Best New Bikes For Men

Your guide to finding your next ride<p>Whether you’re a road racer, daily commuter, or mountain biker, the 2016 class of bicycles sets a high standard for performance and comfort.<p>The bikes on this list are lighter, more maneuverable, and more aerodynamic than ever before, says former pro cyclist …

Stand to Reason Blog

“The Bible is full of contradictions!” We hear it all the time from skeptics and atheists as if it’s common knowledge. But is it true?<p>I’ve devoted …

Theology

4 Little Ways to Help Your Body Detox

What do the healthiest people have in common? For starters, they limit the junk that enters their body. This means cutting back on irritants to the …

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Cute

These 15th-Century Maps Show How the Apocalypse Will Go Down

In 15th-century Europe, the Apocalypse weighed heavily on the minds of the people. Plagues were rampant. The once-great capital of the Roman empire, Constantinople, had fallen to the Turks. Surely, the end was nigh.<p>Dozens of printed works described the coming reckoning in gory detail, but one …

Ancient History

What is Meta-Mindfulness?

<i>“The world is won by those who let it go.” -Lao Tzu</i><p>Writing provides an excellent precedent for living when done with a certain degree of abandon. I …

Coal made its best case against climate change, and lost

A Minnesota judge found the preponderance of evidence did not favor coal industry climate science denial<p>Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company (now bankrupt), recently faced off against environmental groups in a Minnesota court case. The case was to determine whether the …