Reyna Molina

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The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Rodent-like Mammal Shakes the Evolutionary Tree

Shop Now<p>Shop Now<p>News Source<p>Reuters: “Ancient critter from Madagascar rewrites early mammalian history”<p>The lucky discovery of a 5-inch long skull …

Half-life: 25 years after the Chernobyl meltdown, a scientific debate rages on

<i>This article was taken from the June 2011 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Drawing

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

Pollution

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

5 Extreme Protests You Won’t Believe

Source: Slate<p>In a way, every major event in history can be reduced to a tale of power struggle and protest. Successful protests have struck down …

Kent State

‘365 Postcards for Ants’, A Miniature Painting-a-Day Project by Lorraine Loots

Every day in 2014, Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots is creating a miniature painting about Cape Town for her project “365 Postcards for Ants.” …

Artists Jayson Musson and Alex da Corte Play Easternsports - PAPER

When asked what was the inspiration behind <i>Easternsports</i> -- Jayson Musson and Alex da Corte's first collaborative piece that opens September 19th at ICA Philadelphia -- the contemporary artists listed off references ranging from Ja Rule, Missy Elliot, MC Hammer, and "the club" to Jim Henson, Oskar …

The ten worst environment decisions in Abbott's first year

A year after his election, what does the Abbott government's environmental record look like? The answer is not pretty.<p>This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net …

Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

New research claims that environmental factors affect not just an individual's genes but those of their offspring too. Diabetes, obesity – even certain phobias – may all be influenced by the behaviour of our forebears<p>As with so much in science, this story owes a lot to mice. The tale begins with a …

Americans’ love of junk food is surprisingly good for the environment

It’s hardly surprising that the country that pioneered the McGangBang is facing an obesity epidemic. But the fondness for fat and sugar that’s making more and more Americans sick has a strange upside: It creates fewer greenhouse gases (GHG) than a healthy diet does.<p>In fact, if the average American …

Nutrition

Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Oil and the Marine Environment

It is to be hoped that a recent ceasefire between Ukraine and separatist rebels will hold, yet as tensions are ratcheted up few have given consideration to how military conflict could affect the local environment. It's hardly an idle thought, since Ukraine and Russia are now battling over oil and …

Energy In Africa: Development And Environment

It’s always interesting to attend conferences in far away places because of the change in perspectives. At the World Energy Security Forum (whose organizers I advised) in Johannesburg, there was the usual discussion of different energy sources and their roles, but also senior politicians with much …

Environment ministry pressures Mount Polley operator to speed cleanup

Mount Polley Mining Corporation says it's working as fast as it safely can to clean up last month's massive spill, but B.C.'s Ministry of Environment maintains the progress made by the company is "not satisfactory."<p>The tailings pond at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine breached on Aug. 4, …

Western Canada

The latest news on the ozone layer shows we can solve big environmental problems

Here’s a rare thing these day: Two pieces of good news on the environment in just one week.<p>A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling. Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of …

Brad Pitt Reportedly Does It. Iranian News Says It’s Israel’s ‘Dangerous Global Plot’

The Middle East has spawned some wild conspiracy theories but this latest one emerging from Iran might just beat them all.<p>An Iranian news site has alleged that Israel is currently engaged in a “dangerous global plot” to spread the Israeli martial art Krav Maga worldwide, describing the alleged …

When it comes to a China growth slowdown, bad news is actually good news

News that Chinese factories are pumping out goods at the slowest pace since the height of the global financial crisis sent share prices and commodities reeling today. And it wasn’t a blip: power generation fell 0.6% versus Aug. 2013, down from 5.3% growth in July.<p>Finally—some cheery Chinese …

Economics

The Hangover News

This weekend, a woman was ordered to pay £900 as punishment for blasting a James Blunt song out of her flat.<p>IS Atrocities<p><b>THE ISLAMIC STATE BEHEADED A BRITISH HOSTAGE</b><p><i>The victim, 44-year-old David Cawthorne Haines, was an aid worker in Syria</i><p>(via)<p>On Saturday, the Islamic State released a video that …

How Pop Culture Can Help Us (Appropriately) Find Humor In 9/11

At the University of Colorado, Dr. Peter McGraw runs the Humor Research Lab, a group that tries to empirically prove what's funny and what's not. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, his group researched a trend: when is too soon to joke about tragedy?<p>"We found that those jokes started to rise in …

How independence will impoverish Scottish culture

Daniel Jackson foresees a desecrated cultural landscape for an independent Scotland, with artists forced to do Salmond’s bidding<p>Listen<p>An explosion of confetti will greet the announcement of Scottish independence. This isn’t another one of Alex Salmond’s fanciful promises, but an installation by a …

Thoughts on drug culture in our national parks

BY MIDNIGHT, the desert moon began to come up and the drugs had started to come down. A desaturated Bifröst still swam across the sky above me, and …

National Parks

New documentary about LGBT identity and Evangelical Christian culture premieres Sept 20 at the reeling32 Chicago LGBT International Film Festival

A new documentary examining the evangelical Christian culture as a major underlying force perpetuating Bible-based homophobia in the United States will have its Chicago-area premiere on Saturday, September 20. "Queers in the Kingdom" will be co-presented by Voice of the City as part of the …

How America's 'Culture of Hustling' Is Dark and Empty

Results-obsessed perspectives overlook meaning — and leave little room for creativity, pleasure, or accepting the importance of sadness.<p>One of America’s worst crimes, according to cultural historian and social critic Morris Berman, is the cultivation of a “culture of hustling.” Hustling—the …

US v Europe - a cultural gap on the right to be forgotten

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p><b>The reverberations from this week's landmark European Court of Justice ruling on the right to be forgotten continue to be felt.</b><p>Legions of lawyers are still trying to work out what it will mean for the search engines, and for millions of EU citizens who may …

Privacy

Tom Gauld’s Brilliant Literary Cartoons Blur the Artificial Line Between “High” and “Pop” Culture

With his singular style of irreverent erudition, cartoonist Tom Gauld has emerged as an unparalleled visual satirist of the literary world. <b>You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack: Cartoons</b> (<i>public library</i>) collects eight years’ worth of Gauld’s wryly wonderful and wonderfully wry comics created for …

This Year's Best Pop-Culture-Inspired Halloween Costumes For Men

The countdown to Halloween is on, and we've already made some suggestions for what the ladies should wear to be topical with this year's pop-culture-inspired costumes, and now it's the guys' turn. From many <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> players to notorious TV characters, we have some funny and timely …