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Climate scientists make a bold prediction about sea level rise | John Abraham

John Fasullo and colleagues predict that satellites will detect accelerating sea level rise within the next decade<p>One of the great things about science is that it allows you to make predictions. Three top climate scientists just made a very bold prediction regarding sea level rise; we should know …

10 maps that reveal how major cities could be underwater by 2100

By 2100, research suggests that oceans could be up to six feet higher than they currently are. According to a new report from the online real-estate database Zillow, these changes would have enormous (and enormously expensive) consequences for the US housing market, which stands to lose hundreds of …

Real Estate

Prefab Housing Isn’t A Subculture Anymore, It’s A Necessity

In the fifth book of her “Prefabulous” series, author Sheri Koones hits upon “the ideal method” for building homes.<p>Housing trends come and go, but <i>Prefabulous Small Houses</i>, the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, isn’t about a flavor of the month. She argues that this is the most …

Calling Islamist terrorism by its name

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The president’s “strategy” to defeat ISIS has five major parts: 1) support an international coalition to degrade and destroy it, 2) …

Islamist terror could kill off the West's liberal values

Bernard Cazeneuve’s statement might have appeared smugly oracular, or perhaps just irritatingly French. Responding to national outrage over the killing of a blameless, elderly priest at his altar, France’s interior minister observed, “We can’t step back from the rule of law to protect the rule of …

Counterterrorism

Three Reasons Why High-Speed Rail Has Not Caught On in U.S.

Regulatory hurdles, eminent domain/land acquisition obstacles, and lack of demand are the main reasons why the United States is one of the few …

Nature Can Help Cites Survive Extreme Heat

<b>By Pascal Mittermaier and Bill Ulfelder</b><p>As a "heat dome" has settled over much of the country this week, causing temperatures to rise to the triple digits, this summer's extreme heat is fast becoming deadly.<p>Already, at least six people have died in the United States as a result of the ongoing heat …

Ecology

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of practicing good habits.<p>The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone …

Self-awareness

Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

Microsoft has jumped into the free, self-service data analysis space with Power BI.<p>Power BI offers basic data wrangling capabilities similar to …

Power BI

These Maps Display All The Beautiful And Horrible Sounds Of 12 Cities

The maps categorize the most prominent sounds in a certain place. Click on, say, Hyde Park in London, and not surprisingly the most common sound-type …

San Francisco

The 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

Meike Bergmann/Jupiter Images<p>Healthy Food #1: Lemons<p><b>Why They're Healthy:</b><p>— Just one lemon has more than 100 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C, …

Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

The No-Fuss Chart Design Cheat Sheet

Content has become increasingly data-driven. Articles written for every industry are peppered with statistics to attest to the writer’s credibility …

Sea levels are rising faster than they have in 28 centuries — and it spells a worrisome reality for New York City

Some would say it has already arrived.<p>The OECD ranked New York City among the 10 cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels with 2.9 million people and $2.1 trillion in assets exposed to storm surges by 2070 if sea levels keep rising.<p>And an ominous new study shows sea levels across the globe are …

Climate Change

Food Availability a Problem in Smaller Urban Cities

Manhattan, KS - infoZine - Michael Miller, doctoral student in sociology, Topeka, found food stores are largely unavailable in the most densely …

Unconventional Warfare Is the Key to Defeating ISIS

I’m tired of hearing people speak of ISIS as if it just sprang up in the desert yesterday. The clash between Islamic extremists and the U.S. has been …

Data Visualization Reveals Parking Availability Trends in Bernal Heights

Street parking —and anxiety about street parking — is an evergreen topic for the Citizens of Bernalwood. And no wonder; for better or worse, parking …

Data Visualization

China's Non-Kinetic Three Warfares Against America

<b>REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION BY THE NATIONAL INTEREST</b><p>The National Interest Crouching Tiger Series: China's Non-Kinetic Three Warfares Against America from Peter Navarro on Vimeo.<p>Just as the pen can be mightier than the sword, China's non-kinetic "Three Warfares" may prove to be far more effective at …

Which natural disasters hit most frequently?

In the last 20 years, flooding has been the most common natural disaster by far, accounting for 43% of all recorded events.<p>In a joint report with the …

Natural Disasters

15 ways the world will be terrifying in 2050

But despite our technological advances, humanity has failed to solve many of its problems. The world hasn't weaned itself off fossil fuels or antibiotics, protected the rain forest, or reduced the stigma surrounding mental illness. We haven't flood-proofed our cities or protected our energy grids …

Mental Disorders

The battle over Sangin should teach the west some vital military lessons | Jonathan Shaw

If we understood the local realities of places like Afghanistan, we might do a little less. Our military efforts are so often well-meaning but misguided<p>The Taliban is re-emerging in Afghanistan, with an assault this week on the Helmand town of Sangin; how can this be, after all the blood and …

Time to Leave Afghanistan?

The death of six U.S. soldiers near Bagram Airbase on December 21 serves as a grim reminder that while Americans worry about ISIS, the country's longest war is now entering its fifteenth year with no end to it in sight. The tragedy also underscores two additional but often forgotten truths. First, …

America’s secret war on ISIL: The African military operation you’ll never hear about

The U.S. Air Force recently “neutralized” 69 enemy combatants — and has taken meticulous steps to cover its tracks<p>Nick Turse<p>December 26, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>On October 7th, at an “undisclosed location” somewhere in “Southwest Asia,” men wearing different …

Military

Students form first campus community emergency team

Take a Look at Tokyo's Beautiful Disaster Preparedness Guide

"It is predicted that there is a 70 percent possibility of an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo within the next 30 years. Are you prepared?" asks the …

China: Army Leads On Mil-to-Mil Despite Sea, Air Tensions

US and Chinese troops conduct a disaster relief exercise on Hainan Island in January, 2015<p>WASHINGTON: US and Chinese ships and aircraft are …

The Story Behind the Three Young Female Entrepreneurs Who Co-founded a Startup to Facilitate Disaster Relief

Our company, Disaster Mesh, is a public benefit corporation co-founded that aims to establish Internet connectivity in disaster-struck areas within 24 hours.<p>In July of 2014, Margaux Giles, Katelyn Dunn, and myself, ages 18, 17 and 20 years old respectively, came together at a five-week program in …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

People get a lot of things wrong about demographics

But a few weeks ago, I read an article so fundamentally misguided, it ruined an otherwise perfectly good brew (see "Pretenders to the Presidency" from the November 30 issue).<p>It was so bad, I actually tore it out and left it on my desk for a few weeks to let it settle. But I'm finally ready to tear …