Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

April 30, 2017

… and a dozen people rode stationary bikes to power the loudspeakers. In Chicago, a rain-soaked crowd of thousands headed from the city’s federal plaza to Trump Tower. “We are here because there is no Planet B,” the Rev. Mariama White-Hammond of Bethel AME Church told a rally in Boston. The demonstrations came one week after supporters of science gathered in 600 cities around the globe, alarmed by political and public rejection of established research on topics including climate …


The internet has a grand time making fun of this congressman’s weed nukes scenario

April 29, 2017

Dude, what if the nuke was in a joint thiiis big?Image: Monsivais/AP/REX/Shutterstock “What if Kim Jong-un snuck nukes into the U.S. … in weeeed?” No, that’s not a question posed by a dude outside a Hardee’s. It was a scenario imagined by a member of Congress. SEE ALSO: The U.S. government grows some seriously garbage weed for research During a briefing Wednesday, Brad Sherman raised some concerns about North Korea with Vice President Mike Pence. Later, he …


Why China’s craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

April 26, 2017

(CNN)China is home to one of the oldest civilizations, so it’s only fitting that it’s home to ancient beer as well. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. Inspired by the scientists’ findings, two breweries — Jing-A Brewing Co in Beijing and Moonzen Brewery in Hong Kong — set out to give the modern world a taste of an ancient experience by recreating the original beer recipe. …


What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… about her writing and its ultimate purpose. But none of that skepticism changes what Sandberg and her co-author Adam Grant, the University of Pennsylvania psychologist, have done with Option B. They’ve taken her deeply personal story and pressed it into service. Her account is the book’s workhorse. It’s the terrible fate that makes you curious enough to read thousands of words about the social science research that just might help you cope with tragedy. This impulse of hers to …


Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

April 22, 2017

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 20, 2017

… that teams with a female founder have better outcomes. First Round, one of the oldest early-stage VCs in NYC, did a look-back at their first 10 years of investing and discovered that companies with a female founder performed 63% better than all-male teams. It shouldnt be surprising: research has consistently shown that diverse teams drive better results because theyre more likely to challenge assumptions. That forces you to focus more on facts and to process information more carefully and gets …


Hove’s BN3 postcode the most sought-after for ‘young urbanites’ – BBC News

April 18, 2017

Living in one of the 20 listed hotspots puts a 71,158 premium on the price of a home on average, according to Lloyds. Its research found the average price of a home in those areas was 735,874 – 13% higher than the typical price in surrounding areas. However, in Hove buyers typically pay about 31,000 less than in surrounding areas, Lloyds said. Million-pound homes Of the top 20 areas with the highest concentrations of house sales to young professionals, 16 are in London, it found. …


Brexit negotiations: How will Poland behave towards the UK? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

Why? It is because of Brexit. BBC News: Brexit Brexit: Article 50 has been triggered – what now? Theresa May ‘wants and expects’ to protect rights of Poles in UK Poland cries blackmail at EU summit There is a widespread perception Britain is no longer a friendly place. I am told Polish TV and radio has been full of a story about a Polish teenager being attacked. It may not be true, but there have been many such stories here, apparently unreported in Britain. Uncertain …


Google’s Mars data center and weather control system are just a couple of its best April Fools’ Day pranks

April 3, 2017

… solar system, unlocking a plethora of possibilities for astronomy research, exploration of Martian natural resources and interplanetary life sciences,” reads the very long and detailed blog post accompanying the April Fools’ gag. They even went as far as creating a data center location on Google Maps that you can explore. And while this may be a joke now, it’s not unrealistic to imagine a very real Google data center on Mars in the decades ahead as companies like SpaceX work …


There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… that’s why April Fools’ Day needs to die. SEE ALSO: Stop dropping April Fools’ jokes a day early. Now. “April’s Fool Day is a day when you have to constantly engage the critical and sceptical part of the brain so you don’t get duped,” says Claire Wardle, Director of research and Strategy of First Draft News. “Now that we are increasingly encountering information that has been fabricated, manipulated or is downright misleading, we need to be …


The T.Rex may look tough, but new research suggests they were actually into cuddling

March 31, 2017

The T. Rex was surprisingly smooth in the romance department.Image: Shutterstock / Herschel Hoffmeyer The Tyrannosaurus Rex has long been seen as the ultimate tough guy of the dinosaur kingdom, but scientists have found the predators may have been into snuggling. Wait…what? It’s true. The T. Rex has been declared “a sensitive lover.” Hard to imagine the 20-foot tall, menacing creature was actually a love bug. But new research just published in Scientific Reports suggests …


Swear and still sound educated by understanding the origin of those curse words

March 27, 2017

… has a list of common phrases involving “shit” and the approximate year they were first used. Here is some of what they found in their research: 1922: “not give a shit” 1937: “up shit creek” 1942: “shit list” 1960s: “shit-faced” 1989: “same shit different day” Image: AMBAR DEL MORAL/MASHABLE To trace the history of this word, you have to break it down into its component parts first. We know where …