Deborah Rosengarth

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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

This Has Got to Be One of The Most Beautiful And Powerful Climate Change Visuals We've Ever Seen

We are headed into the red.<p>For the average person, climate change is an abstract concept, an intangible truth, based on complex scientific data that …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Profit

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Will Closing a Credit Card Hurt My Score?

Actually, it might.<p>Credit cards tend to get a bad rap in the personal finance world, but in reality, they're not only convenient, they're also a …

Spiritual hyperplane

How spiritualists of the 19th century forged a lasting association between higher dimensions and the occult world<i>By Paul Halpern</i>Read at Aeon

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

This Deep-Sea Fisherman Posts His Finds on Twitter, And It's Honestly Terrifying

Wtf.<p>We like to say we know less about the ocean here on Earth than we do about the surface of Mars, because while we have a vague idea of its overall …

Arctic Ocean

NPR Music's Top 10 Classical Albums Of 2017

In spite of the back seat classical music often takes in America in terms of sales figures and sheer visibility, there's nothing wrong with the music itself. This list of 10 albums is a testament to today's vibrant performers and composers, and of course some of the masters from the past. The year …

Pennsylvania is the most linguistically fascinating state in America

• <b>Pennsylvania has five distinct, comprehensive dialects within its borders.</b>• <b><br>Most states have two or three.</b>• <b><br>The most widely recognized Pennsylvania regional dialects are associated with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.</b><p>The 4 hour and 46 minute drive from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh is marked by several …

Dialects

Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat, and What You Should Eat Changes as You Age

<i>Summary: Binghampton researchers report on how the foods we eat can affect our mental wellbeing, and how our dietary needs change as we age.</i><p>Source: …

We may be closer than ever to understanding the true nature of gravity

by Brad Bergan December 11, 2017 Hard Science 18837<p>Unifying Theories<p>Quantum physicists have toiled to no avail for decades in their attempts to …

Physics

A Mind-Bending Translation of the New Testament

David Bentley Hart’s text recaptures the awkward, multivoiced power of the original.<p>In the beginning was … well, what? A clap of the divine hands and a poetic shock wave? Or an itchy node of nothingness inconceivably scratching itself into somethingness? In the beginning was the Word, says the …

New Semi-Synthetic Organism Can Make Molecules We've Never Seen Before

We have expanded the DNA.<p>Scientists have expanded the building blocks of DNA to create a stable semi-synthetic organism that can produce biological …

The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

Ever since Eve gave Adam that forbidden fruit, demonizing and disbelieving women has been the planet-wide policy. You don’t need to reach back to the Pleistocene to see the truth of that.<p>“You’re just a child,” Roy Moore is accused of saying to Beverly Young Nelson, age 16 at the time, when he …

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

I've lived in New York City my entire life — here are the best places to actually eat

As a kid growing up in New York City, I never ate Happy Meals.<p>Why would I when I could get a great bagel or slice of pizza for the same price?<p>New York has some of the best food in the world. Even neighborhood takeout spots are top-notch eateries that people come from all over to try. So over my …

New York City

Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?

If we can save lives, why aren’t we?<p>Katherine J. Wu<p>October 28, 2017 1:29am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Once upon a time, the world suffered.<p>In 1987, 20 million people across the world were plagued by a debilitating, painful and potentially blinding disease called river …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

7 Architects Who Weren't Afraid to Use Color

Some architects love color, some are unmoved by it, some hate it, and some love to dismiss it as too whimsical or non-serious for architecture. In an …

Review: L’Arpeggiata Continues to Push Early Music’s Boundaries

An early-music group whose predictable encore is Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”? It must be L’Arpeggiata.<p>And was. Vincenzo Capezzuto, a sweetly mellow alto (not exactly the raw, raspy, self-described “golden voice” of Cohen fame), led a performance of the song on Saturday evening, backed by mostly …

The new taboo: More people regret sex change and want to ‘detransition’, surgeon says

<b>By Joe Shute</b><p>Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade …

LGBTQI

Science and Chinese Somatization

Psychologists have long theorized that Chinese people experience their emotions more physically than other cultures. What does that say about me?<p>Just …

America’s most famous back pain doctor said pain is in your head. Thousands think he's right.

Beloved by his patients, Dr. John Sarno was derided by his medical peers.<p>Last summer, I published a comprehensive guide to the new science of treating back pain. Immediately my inbox filled with emails about a doctor that readers felt I’d overlooked: the late John Sarno.<p>“Thousands of people, …

Back Pain

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

Immune System

The World’s Parasites Are Going Extinct. Here’s Why That’s a Bad Thing

What if the world’s parasites suddenly went extinct? Given how much work we’ve put into combating malaria-carrying mosquitoes and horrifying Guinea …

When the Rich Said No to Getting Richer

A half-century ago, a top automobile executive named George Romney — yes, Mitt’s father — turned down several big annual bonuses. He did so, he told his company’s board, because he believed that no executive should make more than $225,000 a year (which translates into almost $2 million today).<p>He …

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