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Radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in Pennsylvania stream sediments

More than seven years after Pennsylvania officials requested that the disposal of radium-laden fracking wastewater into surface waters be restricted, …

Oil & Gas Industry

8 Must-See Places for a Day Trip in Tokyo

Chances are that your journey will begin and end with Tokyo, or even if it doesn’t then you will probably still have a trip to Tokyo included in your …

The Internet of Disaster

Tech, hypervigilance and the national PTSD<p>As of this writing, <b>Irma</b>, a hurricane of unimaginable and historic proportions, is bearing down on South Florida. But you already know that.<p>Surely you’ve heard by now—online, on TV, or maybe both while you were looking at a screen in an elevator, cab, or …

Social Media

How long does marijuana stay in your system? How THC blood tests work, and what you should know

Even after a marijuana high wears off, traces of the drug remain in your blood. The tell-tale molecule is THC, weed's main psychoactive chemical.<p>But …

Cannabis

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

West Coast states form a wall against Trump’s reactionary agenda

I went to an inaugural ball a few weeks ago — the one in Washington state, not the one in Washington, D.C. — and got a good sense of the official resistance that is rising on the West Coast against the policies of the new Trump administration.<p>Jay Inslee celebrated the advent of his second term as …

This is one weak nominee: Hillary Clinton’s problem isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s Hillary Clinton

Clinton’s camp thinks her résumé will be enough to carry her to the White House. No one should be that sure<p>No matter what you think about Hillary Clinton as the presidential primaries wind down, there is one undeniable fact that lingers in the background. Despite having had enormous advantages from …

Explore the World of Studio Ghibli in Virtual Reality

Few filmmakers have managed to create a cohesive, lived-in world for a particular film–much less all of them–like Hayao Miyazaki. He only made 11 …

Virtual Reality

Hillary’s primary success is a sham: Bernie Sanders will remain the true Democratic front-runner until the FBI finishes its Investigation

It’s not over until the FBI clears Hillary Clinton— which it absolutely shouldn’t<p>Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate for president not linked to an FBI investigation. This used to mean something in American politics, but those days are gone. Today, I’m viewed as delusional, by the same …

Here's why the iPhone's Night Shift mode is such a big deal

In general, looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea.<p>Smartphone screens emit bright blue light so you can see them even at the sunniest …

10 ways the Democratic primary has been rigged from the start

<b>Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton (Reuters/Mary Schwalm/Mark Kauzlarich/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>This race is still far from over, but that won’t stop the establishment from trying to hand the nom to Hillary<p>RoseAnn DeMoro<p>March 30, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s not …

Coffee reveals itself as an unlikely elixir

For a historically mistrusted drink, coffee is proving to be a healthy addiction. Scientific findings in support of coffee’s nutritional attributes …

Hillary Clinton has a race problem — and it’s resurfacing at a dangerous time

A brittle reaction to Black Lives Matter protester on eve of South Carolina refocuses voters on problematic record<p>According to a Feb. 16 CNN/ORC poll, a whopping 65 percent of South Carolinian black voters are planning to support Hillary Clinton in Saturday’s primary, while only 28 percent are …

Hillary is anything but “inevitable”: The political press is lying to you about her delegate lead | Salon.com

Government

Obama chooses to fight over Court

Antonin Scalia's death gives Obama a powerful new role during his last year in office.<p>President Barack Obama, suddenly given perhaps the greatest voter turnout tool ever, was facing the choice between setting off a nasty brawl with Congress by seizing the best chance in a generation to flip the …

Government

All You Need To Build This PopUp House Is A Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

OpenOffice

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Sweet Vintage Space Posters

This beautiful calendar was intended for internal use, but you can download it in high resolution for free.<p>Just like every other kid interested in the cosmos, my childhood bedroom ceiling was covered in luminous stars and planets. If the light had just turned, they'd burn on; I spent my nights …

5 takeaways from the Democratic town hall

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton says she's a "proven fighter." Bernie Sanders says that while experience is important, "it is not the only thing" that Democratic voters should weigh. And Martin O'Malley took off his jacket.<p>Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley made their closing arguments to Iowa …

Government

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Whitefish

I still won’t vote for Hillary — unless her supporters can answer these 20 questions

An unrepentant Bernie Sanders-only voter challenges Hillary Clinton backers to win his support<p>If supporters of Hillary Clinton would answer the questions below, through a vantage point that doesn't entail moral relativism or the belief that <i>Republicans are worse</i>, then I'll do everything possible to …

Bernie Sanders Unveils Forceful Climate Change Plan, And He's Going After Big Oil

He even wants to bar fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House.<p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a forceful climate change plan Monday that sets its sights on the fossil fuel industry and commits to taxing carbon pollution.<p>Setting …

Climate skepticism is just bad science: “There is no cohesive, consistent alternative theory to human-caused global warming”

The skeptics fall short for the same reason the creationists can’t overturn evolution. Their doubts are unfounded<p>At some point in the history of all scientific theories, only a minority of scientists—or even just one—supported them, before evidence accumulated to the point of general acceptance. …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Muslim fever goes viral: After Paris and San Bernardino, Islam-bashing is back and bigger than ever

From Trump to Fox News to Bill Maher, the forces of anti-Muslim panic and paranoia are having a glorious year<p>There was a deeply unfortunate, if predictable, period of national debate in the middle of the 19th century that was summed up in a memorable New York Times headline from December 1862, just …