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Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington

Once an outsider, her radical economic thinking won over Wall Street. Now she's changing the Democratic Party.<p>For most of her career, Stephanie Kelton was accustomed to being ridiculed. It started in grad school.<p>At Cambridge University in the late 1990s, she signed up for an economics course taught …

Economics

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence

An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods -- for the astonishing rent of $28.43 a month.<p>Yes, twenty-eight dollars. That's not a …

Greenwich Village

Scott Pruitt’s New Rule Could Completely Transform the EPA

It would not only undermine 30 years of clean-air regulations, but radically restrict what science the agency is allowed to use.<p>In one sweeping move, the Trump administration may soon not only destabilize the last three decades of clean air and water rules, but also completely overhaul how the …

Scott Pruitt

Wipeout: Human role in climate change removed from science report

<b>(AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)</b><p>If it’s erased from the report, then it doesn’t exist… right?<p>Elizabeth Shogren<p>April 8, 2018 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting<p>National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans’ role in …

How to Run Multiple Instances of a Windows Program

Running multiple instances of programs and files surely boosts productivity. However, many <b>programs won’t allow you to open more than one window</b> and …

Software

SpaceX cut its latest Falcon 9 stream because it didn't get a license

SpaceX had to cut off the Iridium Next mission's live feed early, and it might be because its Tesla launch got a bit too much attention. The private space giant raised questions (and may have given conspiracy theories plenty to chat about) when it suddenly stopped Falcon 9's live feed a few minutes …

Roadsters

Tax credit provides affordable housing to Seattle's homeless

The spending bill Congress passed this month included an additional $3 billion for the federal low-income housing tax credit. The credit was …

Strength in Numbers is a Guide for the Actuary Student Who Wants to Build a $100,000 Business

With average earnings of $100,000 and up and no college degree required, a professional actuary is probably one of the highest-paying jobs — and yet …

College & University

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

SpaceX Is Building Its BFR in Los Angeles, and Congress May Not Be Happy - ExtremeTech

By on March 21, 2018 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As SpaceX ramps up rocket …

Platypus milk might save us from bacterial infections, and that’s not even the best thing about them

These weird lil’ guys defy everything about how we try to categorize animals.<p>You may have heard that platypuses are going to save us from antibiotic resistance. This may or may not be true. But here’s what we do know: they’re definitely weird enough to pull off a feat like that.<p>Here’s the deal: so …

Biology

Everything Americans know about science in seven graphs

See how the country stacked up in a recent National Science Foundation quiz.<p>Every two years, a couple thousand lucky Americans get to take a science quiz. The National Science Foundation surveys the representative sample to see how much they (and, by extension, we) all understand about science and …

Fake news is an existential crisis for social media

The funny thing about fake news is how mind-numbingly boring it can be.<p>Not the fakes themselves — they’re constructed to be catnip clickbait to stoke the fires of rage of their intended targets. Be they gun owners. People of color. Racists. Republican voters. And so on.<p>The really tedious stuff is …

Social Media

Fake news is not the real problem

It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in its own separate reality, bellowing “fake news!” at every attempt to breach their borders of belief. The fragmentation of the media, coupled with the …

Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect

Weird & Wild<p>From spiky penises to an extra clitoris, reptile reproductive parts don’t lack for variety.<p>More than 10,000 reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied.<p>From spiky penises …

Zoology

The Koch network isn't slowing down

<b>INDIAN WELLS, California (CNN) —</b> As he welcomed donors and lawmakers Saturday to an annual confab in the California desert, billionaire Charles Koch posed a new challenge to his powerful political network: "to increase the scale and effectiveness of this network by an order of magnitude, by another …

Coachella Valley

Murdoch's Sky takeover blocked by UK competition watchdog

Rupert Murdoch has been blocked by the UK's competition watchdog from completing a full buyout of Sky. The media tycoon, which already owns 21st Century Fox and a range of newspapers including <i>The Times</i>, <i>The Sunday Times</i> and <i>The Sun</i>, launched a £11.7 billion ($14.6 billion) takeover bid in December …

21st Century Fox

In Trump era, what does it mean to be an 'Evangelical'?

For many Christian conservatives, the term 'evangelical' is now more of a political identifier than a doctrinal one – which has led some high-profile …

CDC barred from using terms like 'science-based' in budget docs

We can just imagine CDC personnel still shaking their heads after finding out that they can't use certain terms in official documents for next year's budget. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, the Trump administration has prohibited the CDC from using "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," …

New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites

For years before William Edward Atchison killed two students and himself, he lived a shadow life online—one full of crude alt-right memes and praise …

Trump’s Numbers Near a Tipping Point

Things fell apart for Nixon when he dropped below 30 percent approval in his second term. Trump is getting there in his first year.<p>Public opinion can …

Senator Schatz: Strike Fear in Congress by Turning Your FCC Rage into Votes

After the Republican-majority FCC voted Thursday morning to repeal the net neutrality rules adopted in 2015, Democrats in Congress mobilized quickly …

Oregon punished an engineer for criticizing red-light cameras. He fought back and won.

By Derek Hawkins<p>, Reporter<p>Mats Järlström is, by all accounts, an engineer. He graduated from engineering school in Sweden, served as an airplane-camera mechanic in the Swedish Air Force and worked in research and development at an electronics manufacturer. For the past 20 years, he has earned a …

Forcing Teen to Masturbate for Police Photos Is 'Obvious' Rights Violation, Court Rules

In the latest episode in a twisting and grotesque teen sexting case, an appeals court has reversed a lower court’s ruling related to the case a …

Nobel economics winner says Trump tax plans spur inequality, tax avoidance

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The U.S. tax overhaul supported by President Donald Trump and the Republican party will increase inequality and opportunities for tax avoidance, Nobel economics prize-winner Richard Thaler said on Thursday.<p>U.S. economist Richard Thaler, of the University of Chicago Booth …

The Simple River-Cleaning Tactics That Big Farms Ignore

Des Moines, Iowa<p>In Iowa and elsewhere, runoff from fertilized fields pollutes drinking water and creates dead zones. Yet straightforward solutions exist.<p>Ione Cleverley wasn’t eager to break up with her tenant, who had been farming 88 acres of her central Iowa land for more than a decade. He was …

Homelessness Is Booming on the West Coast and I'll Give You One Guess Why

For the first time since 2010, the number of homeless people in the US increased this year, according to new estimates from the Department of Housing …

Why DARPA Is Investing Big in Gene Drives

A powerful and controversial new genetic engineering technology called a gene drive offers the potential to drastically reshape our world by …