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The Obligatory Gear Post

There’s no two ways about it, thru hikers (and hopefuls, like myself) are obsessed with gear. We like to blog about it, read about it, watch youtube …

Backpacking

Brisket King Competition Just Upped the Ante With Aaron Franklin as Judge

The brisket master hopefuls of the 2017 edition of <b>Brisket King of NYC</b> will have their smoked meats judged by a particularly big name in barbecue this year: <b>Aaron Franklin</b>, arguably the hottest pitmaster in barbecue today.<p>The James Beard Award winner behind <b>Franklin Barbecue</b> in Austin will be one of …

Texas

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.<p>On a humid afternoon this past …

Why celebrate the New Year? Under President Trump, 2017 could be even worse

Signs of hope may be visible in the distance, but odds are the New Year will be even more harrowing<p>Though 2016 has been, for many, one of the most harrowing and depressing years in recent memory — with the deaths of many beloved entertainers and artists, the rise of far-right populism throughout …

This scientific quest to find “missing” memories is changing the way we think about the brain

A new experiment finds you don’t need to activate neurons to store memories.<p>Neuroscientist Nathan Rose and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin recently lost track of a memory.<p>I mean that literally. One minute, they saw a trace of a memory “light up” in an fMRI scan. In the next minute it …

The Brain

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy | Moira Weigel

For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump’s victory is its greatest triumph<p>Three weeks ago, around a quarter of the American population elected a demagogue with no prior experience in public service to the presidency. In …

Donald Trump

Grill Master Apron Kit (Red/Black)

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>More than an apron, this comprehensive kit keeps the chef's most important tools within easy reach<p>Kit …

The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

South African finance minister ordered to appear in court

Prosecutors have ordered Pravin Gordhan, the South African finance minister, to appear in court over allegations he broke public finance rules by granting a colleague early retirement – news that sent the rand and share prices reeling.<p>The currency dropped as much as 3.4% against the dollar after …

South Africa

International trade in the pangolin, the world’s most trafficked mammal, has finally been banned

The pangolin, a strange-looking animal resembling a pine cone that is highly sought after for Chinese medicine, has finally received the highest level of protection against illegal trading by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).<p>The move means that international trade …

Extinction

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Social Sciences

How to Bio-Hack Your Brain to Have Sex Without Getting Emotionally Attached

Scientists have isolated the hormones and brain structures that may be responsible for romantic attachment. Is it possible to manipulate them to have sex without all those annoying post-coital feelings?<p><i>The Science of Sex is a column from Broadly exploring the tech behind the complicated and</i> …

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

Government Hackers Caught Using Unprecedented iPhone Spy Tool

The malware was used to target a political dissident in the United Arab Emirates.<p>On the morning of August 10, Ahmed Mansoor, a 46-year-old human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, received a strange text message from a number he did not recognize on his iPhone.<p>"New secrets about torture …

Security

Harvard's hungry voice of nutrition science sanity – David Ludwig

Posted in LCHF<p>Dr David Ludwig<p><i>Like many people, I used to be in awe of Harvard University Medical School. Until increasingly odd science began</i> …

Weight Loss

Missing Persons Cases With Crazy Twist Endings

Missing persons cases tend to make the friends and family of the victim fear the worst, and as the case winds on many lose hope of ever seeing the …

Lake Erie

The Problem With Public Colleges Going Tuition-Free

Hillary Clinton’s proposal to make public higher education more accessible to lower- and middle-income students could have the opposite effect.<p>It seems self-evident that eliminating tuition at public colleges for most families, as first Bernie Sanders and now Hillary Clinton has proposed, would …

The Myth of Gerald Ford's Fatal 'Soviet Domination' Gaffe

A boneheaded moment during a 1976 debate didn’t doom the president’s reelection, and most other such mistakes don’t affect outcomes either.<p>Over the weekend, Donald Trump offered some unusual remarks about Ukraine during an interview with George Stephanopoulos. Speaking about Russian President …

Eastern Europe

Julian Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on US elections

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign.<p>Assange was speaking in a CNN interview following the release of nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee by suspected …

Death on the Serpent River: How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

Tourists flock to the world's steepest street to create 'bizarre' optical illusions

Baldwin Street, Dunedin.<p>Tourists are flocking to the world's steepest street in the coolest little city of the south, Dunedin.<p>The Edinburgh of the …

Jailed clerk's attorney: Marriage licenses for gays are void

20 Signs You May Be A Wanker

1 / 20<p>You speed off when in front of restaurants and cafes<p>This is a personal favourite. Guys who say goodbye to friends and jump in their cars and …

The 10 most outrageous reactions to police killings this year

<b>Charles Barkley (Associated Press)</b><p>Geraldo Rivera, Bill O’Reilly and Charles Barkley all took respectability politics to odious new lows<p>December 29, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Black people have been killed by cops at alarming rates in 2014, with the Michael Brown …

Which Is the Better Workout: Riding on a Trainer or Outside?

<i>A:</i><p>As the saying goes: Six to one, half-a-dozen to the other. A bike trainer is a great tool for improving your cycling skills and overall fitness level, regardless of what the weather's like outside. Because it has constant resistance, the trainer has the potential to deliver an even more efficient …

The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men

"You're not, like, a total racist bastard," David Amodio tells me. He pauses. "Today."I'm sitting in the soft-spoken cognitive neuroscientist's …

I told a grand jury I saw a cop shoot and kill an unarmed man. It didn't indict

The 10 worst things Wal-Mart did in 2014

The multinational was sued twice (!) for mistreating pregnant workers, and that may be the least of its crimes<p>From mistreating pregnant workers to illegally disciplining workers fighting for change, Walmart has stooped to dismal lows in 2014. In its hunt for endless profit, the world’s largest …

Mark Twain hated God

Exclusive: Great American humorist also had ideas for how to improve tech support, in this excerpt from his memoir<p><i>Tuesday, June 19, 1906</i><p><b>About the character of God, as represented in the New and the Old Testaments.</b><p>Our Bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless …