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Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

Temperatures, sea levels and carbon dioxide all hit milestones amid extreme weather in 2015, major international ‘state of the climate’ report finds<p>The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea …

Climate Change

Climate models are accurately predicting ocean and global warming

For those of us who are concerned about global warming, two of the most critical questions we ask are, “how fast is the Earth warming?” and “how much will it warm in the future?”.<p>The first question can be answered in a number of ways. For instance, we can actually measure the rate of energy …

12 Bernie Sanders Supporters Explain Why They Won't Vote for Hillary Clinton

"The Democratic Party has no interest in my wishes at all."<p>At this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to accept her party's nomination for president. But that doesn't mean that every Democrat is on board.<p>Voters who backed Clinton's closest rival, …

Middle-class

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Cancer

No, Mental Illness Does Not Lead To Terrorism

We still have a <i>long</i> way to go when it comes to eradicating stigma around mental health.<p>In an op-ed for the New York Times last week, Boston University sociology professor Liah Greenfield argued that in order to effectively eliminate individual acts of terror, society needs to address mental illness.<p>…

Mental Health

A short history of political plagiarism

Melania Trump, accused of lifting passages from a speech by Michelle Obama, is not the first to face such allegations<p>Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican convention bore more than a passing resemblance to that delivered by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic convention. In following very …

Joe Biden

Soaring Temperatures Will Make It Too Hot to Work, UN Warns

Searing temperatures caused by climate change may cost global economies more than $2 trillion by 2030, restricting working hours in some of the …

Climate Change

Stephen Colbert crashed the RNC stage to insult Trump, then got kicked off

The "Late Show" host took the stage at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday dressed as his "Hunger Games" alter ego.<p>"[Trump] has formed an alliance with Indiana Governor Mike Pence," he started, before feigning sleep. "Sorry, I blacked out there for a moment. It is my honor to hereby launch and …

Comedy

The End Of A Republican Party

Racial and cultural resentment have replaced the party’s small government ethos.<p>Legend has it that after leveling Carthage in the Third Punic War, …

Republicans

What Is a Constant Cycle of Violent News Doing to Us?

It has been a rough year.<p>By now, our violence is down to a pattern, and there is a choreography to our reactions.<p>A killer seeks out a nightclub, a church, an airport, a courthouse, a protest. Someone is shot on video, sometimes by the police, and marchers fill the streets. An attack is carried out …

Social Media
Extremism

Black senator describes facing unfair scrutiny by police

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina -- who is the only African-American Republican in U.S. Senate -- delivered an emotional floor speech Wednesday about the unfair police scrutiny he has faced over his life because he is a black man.<p>"In the course of one year, I've been stopped …

Law Enforcement

Meet The Man Who Lives Normally With Damage to 90% of His Brain

The father of two lives a normal life.<p>A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite damaging 90 percent of his brain - is …

How I Lost 220 Pounds & Kept It Off For Good

Back in the 1990s, I went through a period of time when my weight was completely out of control. No matter what I did to lose weight, I just kept …

We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times

Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016<p>2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It …

Global Warming

The new secret to losing weight? Water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.<p>That recommendation isn't new -- but it suddenly got some serious evidence to back it up. A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with …

Nutrition

Why Empaths Feel Drained Around Fake People

Humans with heightened emotional sensitivity were officially identified in 1991 by psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron. She discovered that between 15-20% …

Why You're Not Losing Weight: #1

Today I'll focus on the most common reason diets fail: hunger.<p>Diets make you hungry. Diets deprive. They rob you of the sweet, the treat, the soothing and the substitute. As Mick Jagger would put it, you can't get no satisfaction.<p>To begin at the beginning, we must put certain persistent myths to …

Nutrition

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Missouri is installing solar power grabbing pavement on Route 66

Part of its ‘Road to Tomorrow Initiative,’ Missouri’s Department of Transportation is teaming with Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup (seriously, what’s going on in Idaho?) to cover an undetermined length of Historic Route 66 with road-ready solar panels.<p>“We expect them to be in place, I’m …

No transparency in Washington: How Senate members get away with burying campaign finances

Senators are going through policy loopholes to hide finance reports, and Mitch McConnell is helping them do it<p><i>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.</i><p>Last week, the books closed on the second quarter of fundraising for this year’s congressional candidates. On July 15, the latest campaign …

Mitch McConnell

What your mindless daily habits reveal about you, according to science

But these small, seemingly insignificant behaviors can provide meaningful insights into your emotions, your personality traits, and the way you approach life in general.<p>We dug up psychological research and expert opinion on what different daily habits might reveal about you.<p>Note that none of this …

Psychology

Marvel's new Iron Man is 15-year-old black girl

The character, Riri Williams, is a science genius who builds her own armoured suit at university<p><b>Comic book maker Marvel has revealed a 15-year-old black girl will be donning the famous armour of Iron Man in an upcoming episode of the series.</b><p>Civil War II sees Tony Stark hang up his boots to be …

Comics

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

Poll Shows Americans 'Alarmed' About 2016 Election

The presidential election has left many Americans feeling concerned about the country.<p>A <i>USA Today</i>/Suffolk University poll of likely voters across the …

Polling

‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2 Announced For Spring 2017

Following a long wait, an a never-ending series of rumors, fans finally have official word on the return of the blockbuster anime series.

Anime

Canada exploring gender-neutral identity cards

Canada is exploring the use of gender-neutral options on identity cards, Justin Trudeau told a television station on Sunday as he became the first Canadian prime minister to march in a gay pride parade.<p>Trudeau, who participated in the downtown Toronto parade along with other politicians, did not …

LGBTQI

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Pentagon Ends Ban Against Transgender People Serving in the Military

"Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so."<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending …

10 Signs You're Smarter Than Average, According to Science

If you're the eldest child, you have a head start. Here are 9 more.<p>It strikes my curiosity what research says are the things that smart people have in common. By the way, curiosity? It's number 9 on the list. Just saying ...<p>Here's how to know if the tattooed Millennial you just hired for your …

Princeton University