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World Cup XC racer rips scrotum open in crash - MBR

<b>Eye-watering...</b><p>Not for the squeamish! Cooper took to Instagram to explain that he had done a ‘Buck Shelford’ and torn open his scrotum in the savage …

Cross Country Running

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 …

The Brain

The Bleeding Edge: behind the terrifying new Netflix documentary

A terrifying new documentary carries a stark warning that a nightmare has been lurking in the medical industry for decades and it might be in your body.<p>The Bleeding Edge, which premieres on Netflix, examines the $400bn medical device industry responsible for products such as hip implants and …

Contraception

How giant neurons in the brain stimulate consciousness, awareness and cognition

A fascinating study from scientists at Rockefeller University has shed new light on a deep brain mechanism that can stimulate awareness and …

Neuroscience

WeWork bans meat for employees expensing meals, at company events

If WeWork employees want a burger while on business, the money is coming out of their own pockets. The global workplace startup told employees this week that the company will ban employees from expensing meals that contain red meat, pork or poultry, Bloomberg reported.<p>The company won't provide meat …

Employment

The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster Is Still Unfolding

In Bhopal, residents who survived the massive gas leak and those who arrived later continue to deal with the consequences.<p>In old Bhopal, not far from the small Indian city’s glitzy new shops and gorgeous lakes, is the abandoned Union Carbide factory. Here, in one ramshackle building, are hundreds …

Madhya Pradesh

Climate change will get a whole lot worse before it gets better, according to game theory

It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. According to new research published in <i>Nature</i>, humanity will witness marked sea level rises …

Trump Accepts the Resignation of Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief

<i>Want the latest climate and environment news in your inbox? Sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of President Trump’s aggressive effort to rewrite the government’s rule book on …

Donald Trump

The Times finally gets to the bottom of Trump supporters: It turns out they're garbage human beings

In contrast, almost all of the people I know in my hometown in Nebraska proudly supported him. They glossed over his infidelities and stressed that …

Donald Trump

A holy mess: Walgreens case shows it's time to get God out of the workplace

I feel about people with strongly held religious convictions pretty much the same way I feel about people who can juggle machetes and lit torches: I’m impressed and maybe a little envious, but please be careful around others.<p>That’s been on my mind after it was reported this week that a Walgreens …

Civil Rights

Barents Sea seems to have crossed a climate tipping point

This is probably what a climate tipping point looks like—and we're past it.<p>Many of the threats we know are associated with climate change are slow …

Global Warming

This might have been the most embarrassing day in the history of the Fox News network

x<p>Acting ICE director Thomas Homan, without any sense of irony, tells @TuckerCarlson that he objects to people comparing ICE to Nazis because they …

Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Trump Administration

We Are All Getting Dumber, New Science Proves, and No One Is Sure Why

Are our terrible diets, bad schools, tech obsession, or even increasingly trashy media to blame?<p>Whatever incredibly dumb things humanity got up to in the 20th century (and there were, as you know, some doozies), we all had at least one thing to crow about: as measured by IQ tests humans were at …

Sen. Warren catches Trump's HHS Secretary lying about how they're fixing drug prices

When Donald Trump told the world that “we’re going to have some of the big drug companies, in two weeks, they’re going to announce because of what we …

CBD Is Changing the Health Industry

CBD is legal, and has been taken off the WADA Prohibited Substances List<p>In February 2008--ten years ago this past winter--Thomas Vanderham, a …

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy<p>He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its …

Donald Trump

The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message

What if you deleted all your emails during vacation and never looked back?<p>Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response.<p>“I am out of the office and expect to have only infrequent email access,” the message said. Pretty …

Productivity

Exclusive: The Dalai Lama Is Terminally Ill, Sources Say

The 14th Dalai Lama is suffering from prostate cancer and has been undergoing treatment in the US for the last two years, according to credible …

Don’t Die In The Woods – The World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Camping<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>Don’t Die In The Woods claim that this is the “World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent”, …

Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution

A hunter with bow and arrow, in a steamy sub-Saharan savanna, stalks a big, exotic animal. After killing and butchering it, he and his hunt-mates bring it back to their families and celebrate.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to …

Parenting

Judge orders EPA to disclose any science backing up Pruitt’s climate claims

EPA will have to comply with an information request by July.<p>In March 2017, Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of Donald Trump’s Environmental …

I climbed Everest expecting a rubbish dump but what I found surprised me | Ben Fogle

Just over two weeks ago I was standing on the roof of the world, both figuratively and literally. I was 8,848 metres up on the summit of Mount Everest. It was the culmination of many years’ hard work, and the realisation of a childhood dream.<p>I have been overwhelmed by the tide of goodwill and …

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

On Aug. 24, 1952, the Silook and Oozevaseuk families of Gambell, Alaska, welcomed a baby girl into the world and introduced her to the island that had been their home for centuries. Gambell is at the western edge of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. When the weather is clear, you can see …

This Is How Bad Your Avocado Obsession Is for the World

Feel bad, millennial. Not only have you caused the housing crisis with your avocado obsession, you've also harmed Mother Nature.<p><i>"Oh FFS" is a column where I pick out all the stuff you love most in life and look at how it's destroying the planet. Enjoy!</i><p><b>What is it?</b> Avocados.<p><b>What's that?</b> The cause of …

The Ultra Crewing Playbook

<b>It’s 9 A.M. and already 85 degrees at Duncan Canyon</b>, the first aid station where I’ll get to see my husband on his maiden quest to finish the Western …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

The Wisdom of Running a 2,189-Mile Marathon

What extreme athletes can—and can’t—tell us about human endurance<p>Of all the things that could have broken Scott Jurek on a 2,189-mile run, it was a small tree root that crushed his spirit. He was 38 days into an attempt to beat the speed record for completing the full length of the Appalachian …