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An inversion of nature: how air conditioning created the modern city

The shopping mall, the office block, suburbs, museums, Hollywood, the Gulf cities – air conditioning powered them all. But has the time come to turn it off?<p>Once, when I was staying in Houston, Texas, my host was showing me round her house. It included a mighty fireplace.<p>“How often does it get cold …

2022 FIFA World Cup

Mangled millipedes can treat threadworm infestations in lemurs

MANY animals are herbalists. Pregnant elephants eat particular leaves to induce the births of their calves. Birds keep bloodsucking bugs at bay by …

Lemurs

Has Schlitterbahn Worn Out Their Welcome in Kansas City — Forever?

By Sherry Kuehl<p>It’s a lone, hulking figure on the grassy plains, jutting aggressively 168 feet into the air. Try as you might, you can’t avoid seeing …

How a NASA Astronaut’s Treasure Map Could Make History

Stay with us here: the Discovery Channel’s new docu-series follows a treasure hunter bent on finding a series of shipwrecks that NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper spotted from space.<p>From <i>Indiana Jones</i> to <i>National Treasure,</i> Hollywood has always loved its treasure hunts. Who wouldn’t be captivated by the …

Kansas Primary Election Results

See full results and maps from the Kansas primaries.

Elections

Missouri voters just blocked the right-to-work law Republicans passed to weaken labor unions

It’s the first time voters have overturned right-to-work laws through a ballot referendum in recent years.<p>Missouri voters made history on Tuesday, blocking the state’s Republican lawmakers from enacting right-to-work laws to cripple labor unions. The state’s primary voters rejected Proposition A, …

Middle-class

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Podcast #425: Action Over Feelings | The Art of Manliness

While we often associate Eastern spiritual and philosophical traditions with meditation and contemplation, there’s another side to this wisdom that …

Self-improvement

#425: Action Over Feelings - The Art of Manliness

While we often associate Eastern spiritual and philosophical traditions with meditation and contemplation, there's another side to this wisdom that …

Pocketcasts

Why Israeli grillmaster Shay Lavi is an Atlanta chef to watch

Photo courtesy of Shay Lavi.<p>Chef Shay Lavi’s food, which includes Turkish, Libyan, Moroccan, Persian, and Israeli accents, is as diverse as his …

Tel Aviv

Kris Kobach’s Lucrative Trail of Courtroom Defeats

Kris Kobach likes to tout his work for Valley Park, Missouri. He has boasted on cable TV about crafting and defending the town’s hardline …

City Politics

Surrendering to Rising Seas

Coastal communities struggling to adapt to climate change are beginning to do what was once unthinkable: retreat

Climate Change

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Exercise

The Cost Of JavaScript In 2018

Building <b>interactive</b> <b>sites</b> can involve sending JavaScript to your users. Often, <b>too much</b> of it. Have you been on a mobile page that looked like it had …

JavaScript

Judge Rules Albuquerque Civil Forfeiture Law Unconstitutional, Upholds Innocent Until Proven Guilty

In a landmark decision, a federal court ruled that Albuquerque’s civil forfeiture program “violates procedural due process” because it forced hundreds of property owners to prove their own innocence. With his ruling spanning over 100 pages, Judge James Browning also found that the city’s …

New Mexico

The Coffee Compass

The Brewed Coffee Compass is very simple to use:• Brew a coffee.<br>• Taste it.<br>• If you experience any negative flavours, find them on the map (left).<br>• Those …

Are You As Good As You Think?

One summer day in the ocean off Panama City Beach, two boys out for a swim got caught in a rip current. When their mother heard their cries, she and …

Psychology

Rocking music festival photography tips from professional photographer Nesrin Danan

Photographer Nesrin Danan has been shooting music photography for the last six years and has shot many concerts, tours and festivals over that time. …

Festivals

Are you guilty of tsundoku or bibliomania?

<b>Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get around to reading?</b><p>If this sounds like you, you might be unwittingly engaging in tsundoku - a Japanese term used to describe a person who owns a lot of unread literature.<p>Image Copyright @ellafsanders @ellafsanders Report<p>Prof Andrew …

Books

LeBron’s new school for at-risk kids in Akron shows he’s bigger than basketball

The I Promise School starts Monday.<p>In Akron, Ohio, it’s the first day of school for 240 at-risk students who will be attending the inaugural year of the I Promise School — and it’s all thanks to LeBron James. The NBA superstar created the school as an extension of the LeBron James Family Foundation …

Lebron James

Why We Don’t Use Chemical Weapons

World War I exposed the world to the horror of gas attacks. But why do we draw the line there when other methods of killing prove so much more …

Chemical Weapons

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

Amsterdam coffee-shop study explores the effects of cannabis on eye-witness memory

Cannabis intoxication strengthened the correlation between eye-witnesses’ memory confidence and accuracy<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe fallibility of …

Cannabis

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Pocketcasts

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Posthumous Horror Soundtrack to Be Released

Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away earlier this year, but the Icelandic composer lives on in a series of recordings now being released posthumously. Just …

The startup behind Silicon Valley’s favorite ‘bleeding’ veggie burger has scored a major victory in its battle for legitimacy

The magic ingredient that made Silicon Valley's favorite veggie burger "bleed" but also spooked a handful of advocates and journalists has officially been deemed safe by federal regulators.<p>On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration said the key nutrient in Impossible Foods' "bleeding" veggie …

Silicon Valley

Manage All the Languages Using Python Virtualenv

A couple of years ago I was working with a couple other languages beside Python and began to get frustrated with their virtualenv equivalents. Not …

Python Programming

Public Banking Will Be on the Ballot in L.A. this Fall

Public Bank LA advocates at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, June 26, when the city council voted to place a public bank measure on the ballot. …

Los Angeles

The Key to Avoiding Weight Gain as You Get Older Probably Isn't What You Think

Do this instead.<p>Like a favourite car that's starting to show its age, many of us begin to put on weight as we get older.<p>"She's not what she used to …

Weight Loss