Bob Conrad

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Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post

Print this story<p><b>From the 16th century to the 19th,</b> scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be …


And You Thought Trump Voters Were Mad

Activists outside the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Brett Kavanaugh.<p>It’s not like women weren’t <i>already</i> aflame with fury.<p>September had …

Chuck Grassley

Women look to make national history in Nevada Legislature


Dickson Commercial Group Lists Virginia/Center For Sale, a Mixed Use Development in Downtown Reno

SPONSORED POST Dickson Commercial Group (DCG) presents one of the largest contiguous land assemblages for sale in downtown Reno, a mixed use …


Blood-Spatter Expert in Joe Bryan Case Says “My Conclusions Were Wrong”

The expert whose testimony was key to Bryan’s conviction for his wife’s 1985 murder says he now believes that some of his techniques were incorrect. …


Judge to decide on Nevada’s execution drug lawsuit this week


The science, skill – and luck – behind evacuation order calls

More than 1 million people in the Carolinas were ordered to evacuate days before Hurricane Florence hit landfall.<p>Government officials order coastal …

North Carolina

Among All the Other Problems With Jian Ghomeshi’s NYRB Piece, It’s a Terrible Personal Essay

Could there be a more cursed literary genre than the apologetic self-assessment from a man brought down by the #MeToo movement? Most of these mea …

Sexual Harassment

RAVEN made 39 water drops for a total of 9,469 gallons as part of efforts to fight the #PiocheFire today in Palomino Valley. Huge “thank you” to @TMFPD and all the agencies who responded. As of 5:00 p.m. the fire is holding at 80 acres, 15 percent contained.

Conspiracy theories inspire vigilante justice in Tucson

On May 31, a strange story aired on the nightly news in Tucson, Arizona. KOLD News 13 reporter Kevin Adger told viewers that a local veterans’ rights …


The Country's First Climate Change Casualties?

Scientists predict Tangier Island could be uninhabitable within 25 years. This is the story of the people willing to go down with it—and why they've …

Sea Level

A Father Took His 10-Year-Old Fishing. She Fell in the Water and Drowned. It Was a Tragic Accident — Then He Was Charged With Murder.

Last summer I got an email from a man whose reputation, and voice, preceded him. His name is Eric Nadel, and as the veteran commentator for the Texas …

Fort Worth

County Commission Overrules Planning Commission, More Housing Approved for Lemmon Valley

The Washoe Board of County Commissioners yesterday approved a new development in Lemmon Valley. The vote by commissioners Bob Lucey, Vaughn Hartung, …


A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>On December 31, 1999, we …


Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

Vanessa Solivan and her three children fled their last place in June 2015, after a young man was shot and killed around the corner. They found a floor to sleep on in Vanessa’s parents’ home on North Clinton Avenue in East Trenton. It wasn’t a safer neighborhood, but it was a known one. Vanessa took …

Labor Economics

REVIEW: “Oleanna” at Reno Little Theater

Reno Little Theater presents “Oleanna,” a stark and thought-provoking play that will be sure to stir emotions and elicit opinions. “Oleanna” is a …


Supercharging Success With ‘Reno Rising’

Reno’s own Erin “Dr. Erin” Oksol, co-author of “Reno Rising,” is spearheading a movement to transform Reno into an exemplary business community of …


Tesla employees describe what it's like to work in the gigantic Gigafactory

Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory is just two years old, but its importance to the company cannot be overstated.<p>The Gigafactory is where the batteries and drive units — think electric-vehicle engines — are made before they're sent to Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, to be put into the cars.<p>It's …


The rise and fall of Theranos, the blood-testing startup that went from a rising star in Silicon Valley to facing fraud charges

The darling blood-testing startup had racked up a $9 billion valuation with its big vision to test for a number of conditions off just a small sample of blood, and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes was featured on the cover of business magazines and lists of top executives. But then questions started being …

Genetic Engineering

The Incredible, Rage-Inducing Inside Story of America’s Student Debt Machine

When Leigh McIlvaine first learned that her student loan debt could be forgiven, she was thrilled. In 2008, at age 27, she’d earned a master’s degree …


Pathologizing Black Communities: Chicago Violence Receives the Wrong Attention

When discussing racially-charged news, a loaded response in the U.S. is <i>What about Chicago?</i> This ‘question’ ripples in racist ways akin to <i>What about</i> …

Mental Health

Road Trips

Monster burgers, hot springs, zero traffic, and untamed wilderness — these are just a few things you’ll discover while roadtripping the Loneliest …

National Parks

PHOTO GALLERY: Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow 2018


LIKE most of my generation, I was brought up on the saying “Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.” Being a highly virtuous child, I believed all that I was told and acquired a conscience which has kept me working hard down to the present moment. But although my conscience has controlled my actions, my opinions have undergone a revolution. I think that there is far too much work done in the world, that immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous, and that what needs to be preached in modern industrial countries is …

First of all: what is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relatively to other such …


How Viagra Went from a Medical Mistake to a $3-Billion-Dollar-a-Year Industry

Two unlikely dudes took on Wall Street, pharma nerds, and God—and got America hooked on a little blue pill.<p>According to the Chinese calendar, 2017 was the Year of the Cock. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. And, in Dog years, this is also the Year of the Cock Pill: Viagra.<p>The revolutionary …


Numerous agencies responding to a brush fire on Slide Mtn. just above Davis Creek - if you know anyone hiking or camping in the area of Tahoe Meadows/Slide Mtn., please attempt to contact and ask to evacuate.

No! #wildfire is now heading up Slide Mountain in Nevada. Be safe everyone

Nevada in trouble if financial crisis strikes, report finds


Concrete Association Launches “Smart Roads” Campaign

The Sierra Nevada Concrete Association this week announced an advertising campaign to increase the use of concrete for road projects. [...]


How John McCain’s Nationalist Vision Was Eclipsed by Trump’s

John McCain, who died Saturday at the age of 81, lived a long and eventful life, but the Arizona senator’s defining legacy may well be the feud he …

Foreign Policy