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Surgical masks for Ramadan? New virus has pandemic potential

World health experts worry pilgrimage will spark global health crisis if Saudi Arabia stays mum about MERS virus<p>Over the next few weeks officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) face a tough and politically charged call. The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, begins July 9 and could draw as …

The truth about female desire: It’s base, animalistic and ravenous

<b>(AleksandarNakic via iStock)</b><p>A new book on women’s sexuality turns everything we think we know on its head<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>June 2, 2013 12:30am (UTC)<p>There is a conspiracy theory at the heart of this book. Even to the most casual observer of human history, it isn’t news that women’s sexuality has …

From global warming to fluoride: Why do people deny science?

The potent combination of our powerful intelligence with our massive reality denial has led to a dangerous world<p>The potent combination of our powerful intelligence with our massive reality denial has led to a dangerous world. Less obvious, but in the long term more dangerous, are threats resulting …

Star Trek Enterprise vs. Star Wars Millennium Falcon: Which Ship is Fastest?

Set a Course!<p>Select a destination below and see how long it would take some of the most famous ships from science fiction to travel there.<p>Alpha …

A Glimpse Inside BMW’s i Electric Project

Next to Tesla, and, perhaps Renault-Nissan, there isn’t an automaker in the world that’s putting as much faith and money into electric mobility as BMW. The brand’s CEO, Norbert Reithofer, has invested massively in his new sub-brand, called “i,” plus R&D and production sites around the globe. Tied …

Getting rich off global warming

Local officials and enviros are making plans for a post-global warming America. And so are profit-seeking companies<p>On the opening morning of the inaugural National Adaptation Forum, I was eating breakfast at a stand-up table in the exhibition hall when a mustachioed man of middle age plopped his …

Austerity never works: Deficit hawks are amoral — and wrong

The 1 percent and the financial class caused the Great Recession. So why do we keep allowing them to shape policy?<p>In this, the fifth year of a prolonged downturn triggered by a financial crash, the prevailing view is that we all must pay for yesterday’s excess. This case is made in both economic …

America’s staggering education gap

Students of wealthy families are increasingly better prepared for kindergarten than their lower class schoolmates<p>You want my advice, you should pour a tall cup-a-Joe and settle in to read this essay by Sean Reardon in this AMs NYT on education and wealth. He covers a lot of ground, but the theme …

Will water supplies provoke World War III?

Extreme climate change and a global scarcity of vital resources could prove to be an explosive combination<p>Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the U.S. intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you. Whether you know it or not, you’re …

Star Wars goes disco and other crassly commercial hits of the “Medley Age”

We all know—or <i>should</i> know—that music can be a sublime expression of self, expressing ideas and emotions that the mere spoken or printed word can’t. …

How and Why to Become a Lifelong Learner | The Art of Manliness

For the first twenty-two years or so of our lives, our main “job” is learning. The bulk of our time is spent in classrooms acquiring new knowledge. …

Is capitalism hazardous to mankind?

The pursuit of economic growth has made us addicted to risk — and left us vulnerable to catastrophic disasters<p>CAN OUR SOCIETY take pre-emptive action to forestall devastating climate change? Can it act now to avoid wars over oil and natural gas? Can it take steps today to avoid economic crises …

EPA: More than half of U.S. rivers unsuitable for aquatic life

WASHINGTON — Fifty-five percent of U.S. river and stream lengths were in poor condition for aquatic life, largely under threat from runoff contaminated by fertilizers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday.<p>High levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, runoff from urban areas, shrinking …