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A terrifying prediction from 1912 is so creepily accurate that people think it's fake. It's not.

A newspaper article in 1912 warned about climate change.<p>The debate over coal continues to rage across America. As recently as the 2016 presidential …

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

University of California

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

You could see the physical change. Road surfaces started to melt … Dev Niyogi, American Meteorological Society<p>The blast of furnace-like heat ... literally feels life-threatening and apocalyptic Professor Nigel Tapper<p>Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire …

Climate Change

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

The end really is near: a play-by-play of the coming economic collapse

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>Recoveries generally don’t die of old age. So what’s going to kill ours? Five economists call it like they see it<p>Max Cea<p>August 12, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Since June, 2009, the pit of one of the biggest recessions in American history, the U.S. economy has been growing, slowly but steadily. …

Economics

Regime change at the Daily Mail will create aftershocks across Middle England | Alan Rusbridger

This was not how Steven Spielberg or Richard Curtis would have scripted it. A feelgood movie about a veteran editor at the end of his career would have had the hero stepping down at the climax of his last and greatest campaign. The gnarled but lovable chief would write his final triumphalist …

UK Politics

The lost village of Tryweryn becomes visible for the first time in decades in the heatwave

The recent heatwave has uncovered one of Wales' biggest tragedies for the first time in decades.<p>In 1965, the small Welsh village of Capel Celyn, in …

Water

Chen Tai Chi Village: The Birthplace of Tai Chi is a Ghost Town Banking on a Cultural Treasure

In Chenjiagou, tai chi is everything. The city is the birthplace of Chen style tai chi, the oldest of tai chi’s five traditional family styles, one …

Tai Chi

This Simple 1-Question Test Will Help You Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Ask it to yourself. Then, ask someone who will tell you the truth.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>When Daniel Goleman published <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> in 1995, few had heard of the concept. The idea was primarily based on …

Emotional Intelligence

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

Why stockpiling food won't save the UK from a Brexit disaster

If a no-deal Brexit happens, should we really worry about getting enough to eat? According to industry experts — as things stand — the answer is …

Great Britain

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

Aristotle said there are three types of friendship, but only one we should strive for

At age 17, Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy. He would stay there for 20 years.<p>Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the most promising student around. He asked many questions and answered even more.<p>The exact time of his departure from the …

Relationships

Direct instruction works, says 50 years of research

Highly structured teaching has a consistently positive effect on learning, finds analysis of hundreds of studies

Pedagogy

Government savages Sadiq Khan's plan to deal with London housing crisis

Sadiq Khan's plans to deal with London’s housing crisis were savaged today by the Government.<p>Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has threatened …

Housing

Nigel Farage finally left speechless as listener calls in and demolishes his Brexit argument

Nigel Farage was finally left speechless on live radio last night, when a listener called in and demolished his Brexit argument.<p>The ex-Ukip leader …

Great Britain

11 Rules for Critical Thinking

• All beliefs in whatever realm are theories at some level. (Stephen Schneider)<br>• Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. …

Critical Thinking

“I’d Shoot Heroin, Smoke Crack, Take Methadone… And I Still Managed To Put Out Some Decent Records”

At the age of 10 Al Jourgensen was on hand to witness one of the most incendiary concerts in the history of American rock’n’roll. This was in the …

The Best Stuff We Saw at Today's Trump Protest

We documented London giving the middle finger to the evil boss baby.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE UK</i>.<p>In the end, the baby Trump blimp is airborne, and it turns out it's not very big at all—small enough, in fact, to make you wonder if its real genius was generating so many column inches …

Experts Explain Why 'Doin' it for the Gram' Makes Us Do Dumb Things

"As everything becomes a reality show, we forget that reality shows are actually staged, and we think that daily life is a reality show when it’s not."<p>Social media mishaps have been in the news a lot recently. On July 3, the #PlaneBae saga erupted on Twitter, was celebrated briefly, then quickly …

The first 3D, full-color X-rays will weird you out

Classic black and white x-rays, move down the bench.<p>New Zealand company MARS Bioimaging has developed the world's first full-color, 3D X-rays, and …

Terminally ill boy, five, writes own obituary: 'See ya later, suckas!'

A unique memorial service set for Garrett Matthias, a five-year-old from central Iowa, is matched only by the one-of-a-kind obituary the preschooler had a hand in authoring.<p>Garrett died 6 July of a rare cancer that attacked his temporal bone and cranial nerve. His obituary, which is now garnering …

If You Wanted to Know How Trump Would Treat America, Just Look at How He Treated His Chauffeur for Over 25 Years

For 25 years, Noel Cintron had one of the worst jobs in America. For 25 years, Cintron drove a large orange tub of sherbet extract around New York …

The intellectual dishonesty of the Brexit Taliban is now in full view

By Carl Bildt<p>Contributing columnist<p>The United Kingdom is crashing into the fundamental intellectual dishonesty of its brave Brexit campaigners: No one on the pro-Brexit side had the courage or the competence to explain alternatives to membership in the European Union.<p>Now, after the resignations of …

Great Britain

AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad

The AudioKit Synth One is a professional-level open-source synthesizer for your iPad. It has features that match or even rival the ones on iOS synths from Korg, Electro-Harmonix and Moog, which can run upwards of $25. This one, however, was created by a team of more than 100 volunteers around the …

Is 'Fortnite' addiction among young children actually a real problem?

For all its viral coverage, celebrity fans and massive, 125 million person-strong playerbase, <i>Fortnite</i> is not without its issues.<p>Despite being rated …

A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention

Alicia Hart has worked as an emergency physician in South Texas for ten years, and has seen a stream of migrant children from Guatemala and Honduras come to the U.S. fleeing gang violence. In the past, most of the kids in her care were teen-agers who had crossed the border unaccompanied and ended …

Immigration

4 harsh truths about life that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, "face the facts" you know you're about to hear something you don't want to hear? Probably because of a second cliche: "The truth hurts."<p>Nobody recommends denial — but nobody recommends procrastination, either. And we're all prone to both. Denial is existential …

Happiness

Watch Comedian Jim Jefferies Finally Shut Up Jordan Peterson

Meanwhile, when not getting schooled by a comedian, the free speech crusader launched a defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University and three of its employees.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>In an interview with Jim Jefferies on Comedy Central, Jordan Peterson seemed, for …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness