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QAnon: Anonymous launches attempt to debunk conspiracy theory

Hacktivist group Anonymous issued a threat to QAnon conspiracy theorists on YouTube and Twitter, pledging Sunday to take down the pro-Trump movement and its creator Q.<p>In a 3-minute video, the group threatens to "wreck" QAnon, an online conspiracy theory that has jumped from the internet into real …

QAnon

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

Climate Change

Tesla Solar Roof Owner Reveals the Cost and Surprising Savings in New Video

Tri Huynh is impressed.<p>One of the first owners of a Tesla Solar Roof says he’s “amazed” by the product, revealing the surprising usage statistics …

Tesla

2,500 Scientists Warn Against the Border Wall's Huge Environmental Cost

"Barriers are very bad for our future."<p>When President Donald Trump and other politicians discuss building a wall along the border between Mexico and …

National Security

More people are avoiding sex than you may think — here's why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life.<p>But millions of people spend at least some of their adulthood not having sex. This sexual avoidance can result in emotional …

Gender

What is heaven?

When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question “where are they now?” As mortal beings, it is a …

Theology

Why Ben Wa Balls Are The Sex Toys You Never Knew You Wanted

"You're not putting those in my butt," Anastasia tells Christian in <i>Fifty Shades Darker</i> when he shows her a set of Ben Wa balls. He doesn't; Christian …

The Way Trump and the GOP Deal with Russian Attacks is ‘Textbook Treason’

This is an extraordinary moment. It is without equal not only in American history but in modern history.<p>The indictments of the 12 Russian military …

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

Complete Jars Recovered From Cliffside Cave in Israel

SAFED, ISRAEL—According to a <i>Haaretz</i> report, two intact amphoras estimated to be more than 2,000 years old have been recovered from a tiny cliffside …

Have Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Students Solved The Nuisance Of Nasal Congestion?

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction – a condition that affects tens of millions of …

Medicine

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Pascal

31 Of The Best Sex Tips of All Time

You NEED these sex tips in your life! Our sexpert shares how to keep your sex life steamy throughout your relationship.

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid into the air from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

What are the best cannabis strains for chronic pain?

Medical marijuana is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional pain-relieving medications, including opioids. Marijuana may ease certain …

Russian VPNFilter Router Malware Much Worse Than Thought: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Wi-Fi

Trump's Authoritarian Movement Is Reaching an Inevitable Conclusion

The president and his allies have declared him above the law, and his power unchecked by other democratic institutions.<p>While you were enjoying the second weekend of summer, the president and his allies were waging a sustained campaign to suggest the law does not apply to him. Things kicked off with …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

11 Short Stories You Can Read In Under 10 Minutes, But Will Stay With You Forever

Is there anything better than settling down for a languid afternoon of reading your favorite novel cover to cover, perhaps on a park bench or in a …

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Number One In Poverty, California Isn't Our Most Progressive State -- It's Our Most Racist One

Everyone thinks California is our most progressive state. And why not? It imposes the highest tax on the richest one percent. It is aggressively implementing Obamacare. And it is standing up to President Donald Trump on everything from immigration to the environment.<p>And yet the Golden State is also …

Middle-class

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

China is the greatest, growing threat to America

China has outlined strategies for 2018, 2025 and 2050 all designed to displace the United States as the dominant global economic and national …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

A broken idea of sex is flourishing. Blame capitalism | Rebecca Solnit

In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally?<p>Since the Toronto bloodbath, a lot of pundits have belatedly awoken to the existence of the “incel” (short for involuntary celibate) online subculture and much has been said about it. Too …

Feminism

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Health Care

How to spot the signs of Alzheimer's in your friends and loved ones

It was revealed today that Dame Barbara Windsor has Alzheimer's. The EastEnders and Carry On actress's husband, Scott Mitchell, broke the news after growing rumours of her worsening health.<p>Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, and the symptoms have gradually deteriorated. "Since her 80th …