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The Immense, Eternal Footprint Humanity Leaves on Earth: Plastics

If human civilization were to be destroyed and its cities wiped off the map, there would be an easy way for future intelligent life-forms to know when the mid-20th century began: plastic.<p>Between the 1950s and today, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced, with around half of it made …

Sustainability

This Documentary Project Takes A Close Up Look At Youth Homelessness

“One story in particular that really affected all of us involved a young woman in in Florida,” Steven Vasquez Jr. tells me. I’m talking to him about the new documentary film, <i>Lost in America</i>. The film chronicles the stories of 30 homeless youth across the country. Vasquez was a producer and Director …

Poverty

Late-night hosts on US healthcare: 'Hard to overstate the level of failure'

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers discussed the failure of the Republican healthcare plan and rollback of environmental regulations<p>Late-night hosts addressed the GOP healthcare bill on Tuesday night, which collapsed after four Republican senators came out in opposition to it.<p>“Trumpcare …

Trevor Noah

Blind 'Card Mechanic' Leaves Penn And Teller Speechless With His Sleight Of Hand

"A card mechanic is somebody who controls the outcome of a card game. And the techniques for the card table are literally a thousand times more …

Ufologist ‘confirms with scientific evidence’ that aliens lived with humans on Earth

At a press conference last week, Mexican paranormal journalist Jamie Maussan claimed the five mummified bodies discovered over the last two months …

BANNED TED Talk - DMT The War on Consciousness

TED Talks

Banned TED Talk: The Science Delusion - Rupert Sheldrake at TEDx Whitechapel

Science

How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

Calculators

What the 'Crack Baby' Panic Reveals About The Opioid Epidemic

Journalism in two different eras of drug waves illustrates how strongly race factors into empathy and policy.<p>Epidemics are hard to cover. Navigating the gaps between the private, personal, and societal and managing to be relatable while also true to science is a tough part of health reporting, …

Opioid Epidemic

Alan McNarie: Big Island Crime Problems Seem Bigger On Social Media

Hawaii

8 Things Every Father Should Teach His Son

Although some think mothers play the most important role in a child’s life and upbringing, there are things that a father will certainly do better. …

Parenting

Trump, Macron, and the meaning of civilization

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron could have talked about any number of topics over dinner last night. In many ways, they …

Africa

AI Could Spark Wars Unless Legislators Act Now, Warns Elon Musk

The Tesla CEO warned that robots could soon replace humans in workplaces and be incentivised to cause conflict.

Artificial Intelligence

Teleportation: Photon particles today, humans tomorrow?

BBC News<p><b>Chinese scientists say they have "teleported" a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting 1,400km (870 miles) away.</b><p>For many, however, teleportation evokes something much more exotic. Is a world previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?<p>Well, sort of. But we …

Quantum Mechanics

Kim Jong Un sends North Korean slaves to Russia to earn cash for regime

Brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is shipping tens of thousands of impoverished citizens to Russia for the hard currency his cash-strapped regime desperately needs, Fox News has found.<p>Alarmed human rights groups say the North Korea workers in Russia are little more than slaves, subjected to …

North Korea

1 Day After Collapsing, Jimmy Carter Back At Work In Canada

Former President Jimmy Carter is back on site at a Habitat for Humanity build in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after falling the day before.

Habitat for Humanity

Mesmerizing Video Shows Sunspot Larger Than Earth Rotating Toward the Planet

Watching the footage captured earlier this month is like taking part in a 30-second meditation.

Astronomy

An army veteran is dying painfully. His last wish is to hear from you

Lee Hernandez has been diagnosed with a terminal illness at only 47 and is confined to hospice care in his home. He has one dying wish – and it …

Americans want to help the homeless — as long as they don’t get too close. This explains why.

In the spring, voters in Los Angeles decided to raise their own sales taxes to alleviate homelessness. Other large American cities — including not just Los Angeles, but also Seattle and Portland — have joined in declaring homelessness a state of emergency in the past couple of years.<p>But that …

Poverty

Sorry, Liberals: There’s No Shortcut to Indicting Donald Trump

Legal experts say obstruction is difficult to prove—Robert Mueller may have to discover what was being protected, too.<p>Among Washington’s white-collar defense bar, whether <b>Donald Trump</b> was under personal investigation was not a matter of if, but when: “There plainly is a question of obstruction,” a …

Donald Trump

How Donald Trump Jr.’s Blunder Just Weakened His Father

It multiplies conflict among staff and family—and gives Robert Mueller and investigators new leverage.<p>Last weekend, as Air Force One delivered <b>Donald Trump</b> home from his meetings with <b>Vladimir Putin</b> and other world leaders, the president’s advisers huddled, drafting a statement to give to <i>The New York</i> …

Donald Trump

Is the World Safer?

Next Steps in U.S.-Cuba Relations<p>Strengthening U.S. Cyber Defenses<p>Russia Sanctions: The New Normal<p>Corruption in China: The Party’s Over<p>Change in the …

U.S. Military

Antarctica's new 1.1-trillion-ton iceberg is already breaking into enormous pieces

Earlier this week, a crack in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf caused a 1.1-trillion-ton block of ice to calve, forming a colossal iceberg roughly the area of Delaware.<p>Just days after breaking off the continent, the iceberg, now dubbed A68, has broken into two pieces.<p>"A68 is starting to lose some …

Climate Change

Phthalates found in powdered mac-and-cheese mixes

Phthalates have been found in macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese. The chemical migrates into food from packaging and equipment used …

Research

Heavy Rain's Most Gruesome Scene Is Still Gut-Wrenching

In preparation for the upcoming narrative game <i>Detroit</i>, I’ve been streaming David Cage’s 2010 crime thriller <i>Heavy Rain</i> over the last two weeks on …

Heavy Rain

Suicidal Depression, Ketamine, and Han Solo

<b>How this off-label depression treatment saved my life, with an assist from everybody’s favorite intergalactic smuggler</b><p><b>Suicidal Depression</b><p>One of the …

Depression

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Women Also Know Stuff – Women Also Know Stuff

So often while planning a conference, brainstorming a list of speakers, or searching for experts to cite or interview, it can be difficult to think …

Women's News