Michael Carr

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Quote on school wall takes social media by storm

A Houston school has removed a quote popularized by a former New York madam after social media controversy over the saying, which was posted in a hallway above school lockers, according to CNN affiliate KTRK.

Social Media

Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.<p>There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes.<p>Yet there’s …

Archaeology

Elon Musk’s plan to own investors betting against Tesla is backfiring

Investors shorting Tesla’s stock have made $1.2 billion since Musk’s privatization tweet.<p>If Elon Musk’s plan in announcing he was thinking of taking Tesla private was to get revenge against short sellers, it’s not exactly working out.<p>Investors betting against the electric car company have actually …

Tesla

Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond's books include Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed and The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?<p>October 2014<p>The bestselling biogeographer talks to Oliver Burkeman about dealing with the …

Dominican Republic

We Have Been Lied To Our Whole Lives About Motivation -- Here's The Cold, Hard Truth

We have been lied to our whole lives about motivation.<p>Television and movies, where we derive most of our knowledge and education about life, personifies motivation in the form of the gruff, surly coach who shouts words of encouragement to his team. The sweaty, pudgy, middle-aged high school coach …

Motivation

New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepers

Crafty zookeepers are keeping a set of newborn panda twins alive by switching them out every day.<p>Although twins aren't uncommon, when pandas have …

Cute

Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated in the same amounts as it is consumed. That said, it’s impossible to get the balance right all the time. So operators make grids more flexible by adding ways …

Clean Energy

Elon Musk Details "Most Painful Year of My Career" in Emotional N.Y. Times Interview

The outlet reported that during an hour-long telephone interview on Thursday, Musk alternated between laughter and tears, acknowledging that he was …

Tesla

This AI Creates Horrifying Images Based On Your Words

Yay, researchers trained an algorithm to turn your captions into (nightmarish) images.<p>I love technology that’s earnestly bad at doing things. Robots falling down the stairs? Algorithms composing deranged karaoke songs? They’re trying so hard! A for effort.<p>So a newish AI called AttnGAN makes me a …

Machine Learning

Synesthesia: Hearing colors and tasting sounds

Can you taste sounds or visualize symphonies of color whenever you hear a song? If your answer to these is "yes," you may have a wonderful condition …

Consciousness

We have some bad news about the future of the terrible wildfires in the Western U.S.

The flames scorching the Western U.S. aren't expected to relent anytime soon.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gave its …

Climate Change

The Latest: Tesla shares drop 9 percent after Musk interview

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk (all times local):<p>4:00 p.m.<p>Tesla shares are closing with a loss of $29.95, about 9 percent, at $305.50 after CEO Elon Musk told the New York Times that the stress of the job is getting to him.<p>The company lost $5.5 billion in market value Friday.<p>Musk …

Tesla

Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.<p><b>This story is part of When the Drugs Hit, a Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today's psychedelic renaissance. Follow along</b></b> …

Consciousness

The New Wave of Psychedelics in Buddhist Practice - Lion's Roar

Matteo Pistono takes a close look at how some Buddhist teachers are not only turning toward psychedelics in their practice but also making it a part …

Meditation

Drug Overdoses In America Hit A Record High — Again

New estimates indicate that the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl continues to drive the crisis.<p>Drug overdose deaths killed a record 72,287 Americans last year, according to new provisional estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 9.5 percent increase from the …

Mississippi River

Indian students mail 20,000 empty food wrappers to manufacturers

<b>A dramatic act of protest reminds companies to take responsibility for the wasteful packaging they produce.</b><p>Each morning this week I've passed a sign …

Sustainability

Young white supremacists are feeling the effects of their very public racism

After last weekend's rally, things go from bad to worse for white supremacist leaders.<p>Just when you thought the recent fortunes of young American …

Rights & Freedoms

The Trump Administration Is Launching Stealth Attacks on Veterans

A man who loves the troops.<p>The Republican Party stands with America’s veterans — until America’s veterans stand up to the party’s donor class.<p>The GOP …

Health Care

Hottest of 'ultra-hot' planets is so hot its air contains vaporised metal

New observations of the hottest known planet have revealed temperatures similar to those typically seen at the surface of a star, as well as an atmosphere of vaporised iron and titanium.<p>The findings add to the diverse and, in some cases, extreme conditions seen on planets far beyond our own solar …

Weird

A Star is Manufactured: Robot Actor to Lead Tony Kaye’s ‘2nd Born’

The ‘American History X’ director will cast an artificial intelligence as the star of his next movie.<p>Here’s one way to get attention for your movie.</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

In Thailand, Ecology Monks Add a Moral Dimension to the Environmental Movement

As development in Thailand is increasing, so is deforestation. Acres of forests are cleared for contract farming, habitats are torn down to make room …

Ecology

A Growing Number of Oregonians Love Technology So Much They Make It Part of Their Bodies

James Newman, 37, looks more salesman than cyberpunk—which makes sense, because he's a purchasing agent at a Fortune 500 company.<p>He rocked a Mohawk …

Singularity

Andrew Cuomo shocks crowd, says America 'was never that great'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have just handed Republicans a ready-made campaign ad for his rumored 2020 presidential bid – by declaring Wednesday that America “was never that great.”<p>The Democratic star made the seemingly offhand remark as part of his rebuke of President Trump's "Make America …

Andrew Cuomo

Elizabeth Warren unveils bold new plan to reshape American capitalism

Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator tipped as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, has unveiled new plans for legislation aimed at reining in big corporations, redistributing wealth, and giving workers and local communities a bigger say.<p>Warren will introduce the bill dubbed the …

Middle-class

SEC has reportedly served Tesla with a subpoena after Elon Musk's take-private tweet

The Securities and Exchange Commisison has served Tesla with a subpoena after CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was considering taking the company …

Tesla

More than 90 people overdosed on K2 in one New Haven park

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters in New Haven, Connecticut, about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him.<p>"We're getting another call of a person," Alston said.<p>He quickly helped coordinate the response, and then returned to the …

Public Health

Thanks to their NDAs, Trump officials have no credibility. These clips prove it.

"Why should we trust anything you say, when you are legally bound to say good things?"<p>On the heels of former Trump campaign and White House aide …

Donald Trump

Kratom Association Calls FDA Review of Drug ‘Junk Science’ in Scathing Report

Earlier this year, the FDA announced that kratom — a plant-derived supplement that many users say offers relief from depression and anxiety, as well …

Medicine

New on the Black Market: Vape Pens Full of DMT

Is vaping the most powerful psychedelic in the world a good idea? Only one way to find out. by Lester BlackThe first time I heard about vape pens …

Consciousness

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

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