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Restaurant noise levels are climbing. Here’s how to fight back. - Vox

“I can’t hear you.”<p>When the Line Hotel opened in Washington, DC, last December, the cocktail bars, gourmet coffee shops, and restaurants that fill its cavernous lobby drew a lot of buzz. Housed in a century-old church, the space was also reputedly beautiful.<p>My first visit in February confirmed that …

Republican senator won’t admit to blocking bipartisan background check bill

Cory Gardner said that a "due process matter" needed to be resolved before the bill advanced.<p>Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), a gun-rights advocate who has …

Guns

Why I could no longer serve this president

By John D. Feeley<p><i>John D. Feeley, who retired this week as a U.S. diplomat, will soon be working with Univision and the Fusion Media Group on immigration-themed content.</i><p>Shortly after the Charlottesville riots last August, I made the private decision to step down as President Trump’s personal …

Donald Trump

After Parkland: A Letter From a Furious Teacher

<b>Rebecca Berlin Field</b> is an art and art history teacher in Richmond, Virginia. She says she did not sign on to a job that was potentially life threatening. Rebecca wrote this essay for Medium following the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Read it below, or click on the 'Listen' button above to hear …

The next GOP panic: Governors races

Republicans concede that a handful of once-competitive battlegrounds are nearly out of reach for them in 2018.<p>Buoyed by November election results, a surge in fundraising and expectations of a massive liberal wave, Democrats are preparing for an assault on one of the GOP’s most heavily fortified …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California

Big deadly fires are nothing new to California, particularly during fire season when the Santa Ana or Diablo winds blow hot and dry, making tinder out of trees and bushes that have been baking all summer long.<p>But the firestorm now raging through Northern California isn't the typical wildfire. For …

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

Wasted Orange Peels Turn Barren Landscape Into Dense Forest

Imagine if some of Earth's most barren wastelands could be transformed into dense, productive forests by the most unlikely of helpers: discarded …

New DNA evidence confirms existence of female Viking warriors

by Brad Bergan and Karla Lant September 10, 2017 Hard Science 12841<p>Swedish Viking Age<p>Researchers from Stockholm University and Uppsala University …

Escape from hurricane Irma was not an option for most of us in the Caribbean | Gabrielle Thongs

‘Climate change’ does not adequately capture the chaos brought to these islands by the extreme weather. Poverty will make the recovery even more difficult<p>• Gabrielle Thongs specialises in disaster planning and spatial modelling at the University of the West Indies<p>The winds and rain came first, …

This study of fascist men shows their terrifying fascination with sex, death, and authority

<i>‘Male Fantasies’</i> examined the inner lives of German fascists and reached a horrifying conclusion<p>After World War I, a German paramilitary commander …

Pope blasts climate change doubters: cites moral duty to act

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the …

5 Books You Need to Read This Fall If You Want to Be Mentally Tougher

The first step to improving yourself is to shed unnecessary mental fat and that starts with these mind-enriching books.<p>It's often said that you can only go as far as your mindset is properly equipped to transport you when chasing after business and health goals.<p>During my own personal journey of …

First Female Viking Warrior Proved Through DNA

In the 1880s, a fascinating grave was discovered in the Swedish town of Birka. Chock full of weapons, gaming equipment, and two horses, the 10th century AD burial was assumed to be that of a powerful male Viking warrior. But the skeleton had some traits that suggested the person was female. A new …

Questioning evolution is neither science denial nor the preserve of creationists

New evidence suggests many who struggle to accept aspects of evolution still exhibit trust in science overall – and that even some atheists have their doubts<p>In a supposedly “post-truth” era, we need to be ever mindful of threats to scientific or evidence-based ways of thinking about the world. And …

Electrons Are Getting Exciting New Properties in This Weird Superconducting Crystal

Totally bizarre.<p>When they're just hanging out in most metals, electrons are pretty chill. They move about individually and freely to conduct heat and …

Magnetism

Thieves in the night: how men stole my sexuality

<i>Shon Faye is Dazed’s LGBTQ editor-at-large. She is a writer, presenter and comedian who describes herself as "a modern career transsexual" who mostly writes "for attention".</i><p>Living with myself became easier once I admitted that I need validation from men. I suffered, silently, for years with shame …

WNBA's president: 'I got called racial slurs every day'

In the world of women's basketball, many players have overcome discrimination. That's also true for the president of WNBA.<p>Lisa Borders grew up in …

The Viral Video of 15 Sharks Circling Near Surfers in California Shows a Much Bigger Problem

A sign of the times.<p>The video opens with a close-up shot of a great white shark swimming solo in a turquoise ocean. But when it zooms out, the camera …

A Daily Dose Of Marijuana In Old Age Keeps Dementia Away

We all forget things sometimes, whether it's our car keys or the words to a song. As we age, changes in memory are normal, but we also become more …

As New Jersey’s flooding crisis intensifies, low-income people feel the worst impacts

<i>Coastal communities are enduring growing flood risks from rising seas, with places like Atlantic City, sandwiched between a bay and the ocean, facing</i> …

Earth is losing its ice: Glaciers around the world are rapidly disappearing

“The evidence is overwhelming: Earth is losing its ice.”<p>Glaciers all over the world are disappearing in what should be the subject of “international …

NY Times hired a hippie puncher to give climate obstructionists cover | Dana Nuccitelli

Bret Stephens’ first piece for the Times showed exactly why some climate realists are canceling their subscriptions<p>Yesterday, New York Times subscribers were treated to an email alert announcing the first opinion column from Bret Stephens, who they hired away from the Wall Street Journal. Like all …

Bret Stephens

Watch as this transgender teen wins the Texas state wrestling tournament despite controversy

Despite all the controversy he faced and despite the mixed feelings that pervaded the state tournament, Mack Beggs, a transgender teen transitioning …

LGBTQI

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.<p><i>This article was originally published January 28, 2017.</i><p><i>Update: March 17, 2018:</i> <i>Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal announced in a blog post Friday that the company has suspended Strategic Communication</i> …

The One Feminist Issue That Doesn't Get Discussed Enough, But Should

We are at an odd place in the American feminist movement. Donald Trump's election seemed to me a decisive indication that overtly misogynistic …

3 big numbers that show how much defunding Planned Parenthood could cost us

In its boldest move against reproductive health care to date, Congress took significant steps toward defunding Planned Parenthood, which would leave …

Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'

<b>The Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s. But the history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further - and they were still struggling to get the best jobs in the 1970s.</b><p>In 1943, …

Women of Color

Utah Republican argues against equal pay for women: It’s ‘bad for families’ and society

By Kristine Phillips<p>Kristine Phillips<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In a letter criticizing a bill that addresses pay gap in the workforce, a Utah Republican said that men have traditionally earned more than women and, citing “simple economics,” …

Salt Lake City