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Give Reggie Bush His Heisman Back
College sports changed forever this week. Giving in to intense pressure from state lawmakers, the NCAA freed student athletes to profit off of their own name, image, and likeness for the first time. The next step in the NCAA's forced evolution should be to restore the reputation of athletes whom the organization has demonized for capitalizing on their own fame. Like the people with marijuana conv
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YouTuber Wins $10,000 Bet Against Physicist, Drives Wind-Powered Car
The $10,000 Question A science YouTuber has won a five-figure bet from a physics professor after he proved a wind-powered car could move faster than the wind while driving downwind. Derek Muller, who runs the YouTube channel Veritasium , made the bet with Alexander Kusenko, a physics professor at the University of California, after Kusenko messaged him saying that it was impossible for the car to
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Underwater Pipeline Leaks, Gulf of Mexico Ocean Catches on Fire
Ocean Fire A horrific scene is unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, where Reuters confirmed that an undersea pipeline ruptured today — and then somehow ignited, causing the surface of the ocean to catch fire in an apocalyptic display. Video of the horrifying scene tore across social media as the story broke, showing bright orange flames bubbling out of the dark ocean. The ocean is on fire in the Gulf
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The First Glimmer of Accountability
The indictment unsealed on Thursday in New York does not charge Donald Trump personally. It addresses only a small slice of alleged wrongdoing by the organization named after him and which, for most of his life, he ran. It doesn't speak to any of the numerous instances of misconduct and potential criminality that took place during Trump's presidency, nor should it be understood as a referendum on
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Elon Musk Suggests That a Brain Parasite Is Forcing Humans to Create Superhuman AI
Rats to Cats Elon Musk tweeted a fascinating—and frankly unsettling—theory about how a brain parasite is forcing all humans to create advanced AI. The Tesla CEO was responding to a story from National Geographic about how toxoplasmosis, a common parasite often found in cats, is causing hyenas to be reckless around predators such as lions. He suggested that the parasite is actually what's causing
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'Lakes' under Mars' south pole: A muddy picture?
Two research teams, using data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter, have recently published results suggesting that what were thought to be subsurface lakes on Mars may not really be lakes at all.
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What I'm Teaching My Daughter About Living in Extreme Heat
I moved from Phoenix, Arizona, to Portland, Oregon, in 2000, partly to get away from the heat. Last week, it found me. Heat radiated through the upstairs ceiling and walls of our home, turning our bedrooms into ovens. Even briefly fetching clothes from closets upstairs felt painful. Our house has had only a few updates since 1955, so along with an original pink toilet, it has no air conditioning
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The scientists hired by big oil who predicted the climate crisis long ago
Experts' discoveries lie at the heart of two dozen lawsuits that hope to hold the industry accountable for devastating damage Are you a fossil fuel industry insider? We want to hear from you As early as 1958 , the oil industry was hiring scientists and engineers to research the role that burning fossil fuels plays in global warming. The goal at the time was to help the major oil conglomerates und
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Ministers urged to keep some Covid restrictions after 19 July due to 'alarming' rise in cases
Leading doctors are urging the government to keep 'sensible, cautious' measures in place to minimise spread of virus Coronavirus latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Leading doctors are urging the government to keep some measures in place in England after 19 July in a bid to help control the spread of Covid amid the "alarming" rise in cases. The British Medical Association (BMA) said t
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Oil Company That Caught Ocean on Fire Has Staggeringly Long History of Death, Accidents
The oil company behind the whole catching-the-ocean-on-fire incident has — unsurprisingly — a long history of terrible and deadly accidents. Petróleos Mexicanos, more commonly known as Pemex, has a record of major accidents at its facilities and oil wells dating back to 1979. That was the year the company's exploratory oil well Ixtoc I in the Gulf of Mexico experienced a blowout — resulting in on
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America's Vaccine Future Is Fragmenting
Last winter, when vaccines were still incredibly scarce in the United States, Ashish Jha told The Atlantic that he was feeling optimistic about summer : By July 4, Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, expected enough people to be vaccinated that he could host a backyard barbecue. Indeed, Jha confirmed to me this week, he will be grilling burgers and hot dogs for friends
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'Real' T rex goes on show in England for first time in over a century
The skeleton of Titus, discovered in the US in 2018, makes its world debut at Nottingham museum The first 'real' Tyrannosaurus rex to be exhibited in England for more than a century will go on show in Nottingham on Sunday. The skeleton of Titus, discovered in the US state of Montana in 2018, will make its world debut at the Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum as part of a new exhibition on the d
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Lights, dogs, action! Patagonia project to keep pumas from preying on sheep
A trial using maremma sheepdogs and Foxlights is offering a new way to protect livestock and diffuse conflict with ranchers over the big cats Arriving at a fencepost protruding like a needle from the grassland, conservation adviser Nicolás Lagos assembles an LED device that will sit atop the pillar and at nightfall emanate an eerie multicoloured display across the frosted Patagonian valley below.
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What's next for Jeff Bezos? Space, climate and media may all figure
As he hands over top job at Amazon, Bezos will remain largest shareholder and 'has never had more energy' A quarter of a century after he founded Amazon in a Seattle garage, Jeff Bezos is preparing to loosen his grip on his $1.7tn (£1.2tn) company. Few employees in the sphere conservatories at Amazon's sprawling Seattle campus headquarters reckon Bezos will relinquish that much of his iron grip o
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Brazilians take to streets to demand removal of Jair Bolsonaro
Calls for president's impeachment grow amid claims government sought to profit from Covid jabs Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Huge crowds of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil's biggest cities to demand the removal of a president they blame for more than half a million coronavirus deaths. Tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Rio de Ja
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Vaccines 'outpaced by variants', WHO warns, as Delta now in 98 countries
Proposals to extend Covid jabs to children in west would delay worldwide rollout, say experts, and allow deadly variants to develop elsewhere Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Rich nations are sharing vaccines with low-income countries too slowly to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of Covid, risking millions of lives, the head of the World Health Organization ha
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Police Ticket Driver Who Bolted Starlink Antenna to Car Hood
Visual Obstruction The California Highway Patrol (CHP) stopped a person driving a Toyota Prius with what appeared to be a Starlink dish attached to its hood. The police officers ticketed the driver for mounting the large satellite dish to his car, saying that it obstructed the driver's view, according to The Verge . "Sir I stopped you today for that visual obstruction on your hood," said a Facebo
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CDC Warns of Outbreak of Deadly Bacteria
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it's investigating cases of a rare but deadly bacterial infection in the United States — and warned that it could spread to more people. The CDC is looking into three cases of Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis) in Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas, according to a health advisory the agency released on Wednesday . The infected were mad
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The Greatest Adventure by Colin Burgess review – a history of human space exploration
From the first race to the moon to the plutocrats' search for the next Earth, a story of great risks offers rewards At the end of July the second richest man in the world, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, plans to blast himself into space, a project that has prompted a satirical global petition asking him to stay there. If the history of human space exploration ended at that moment, with the phallic self-lau
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Thailand reports record Covid-19 cases as concerns mount about vaccine shortages
Health authorities reported more than 6,200 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, setting a record for a third straight day Health authorities in Thailand reported more than 6,200 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, setting a record for a third straight day, as concerns mounted over shortages of treatment facilities and vaccine supplies. Officials also reported 41 deaths, bringing the total to 2,181. Conti
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Australia Covid news live update: dozens of new Sydney exposure sites as Brisbane in extended lockdown
New South Wales awaits further coronavirus results after most cases in single day since outbreak began Experts welcome Australia's four-stage Covid exit strategy but warn 'hard yards' still to come 'It makes me sick': families of Australians stranded overseas devastated after arrivals cap slashed Travel exemptions rise as more Australians apply to fly overseas Download the free Guardian app ; Get
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Daniel M Davis: 'Unbelievable things will come from biological advances'
The immunology professor on the personal data which will shape our future and how the pandemic has fired everyone's interest in the immune system Daniel M Davis is a professor of immunology at the University of Manchester. He has published over 130 academic papers and two lauded popular science books, The Compatibility Gene and The Beautiful Cure . His third, The Secret Body , describes the forth
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The Atlantic Daily: Time to Get Awkward
Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Back in March, Anthony Fauci invoked the Fourth of July holiday as a benchmark, a time when, if all went well, guidelines could relax , and so could Americans. Now, despite some missteps , that pr
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Coronavirus live news: doctors call for England to keep some restrictions after 19 July; Indonesia in partial lockdown
BMA chair says easing restrictions not an 'all or nothing decision'; Indonesia locks down Bali and Java in effort to curb surging infections Parents angry at shifting government Covid messages, say school leaders Thailand reports record Covid-19 cases amid fears over vaccine shortages Delta variant poses threat to New Zealand's Covid-free bubble See all our coronavirus coverage 9.25am BST An infe
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Nazis created an anti-Semitic Bible and Aryan Jesus
Nazis created a special institute to erase Jewish presence in Christianity. The institute produced a Bible that omitted the Old Testament and completely rewrote the New Testament. Jesus was portrayed as an Aryan hero of human origin who fought Jewish people. The rise of the Nazis in the 20th century was a horrific byproduct of political, economic, and social tensions of the day. It was also roote
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Hi, I have created another sub-forum for media-psychology, it could be "big brother psychologist" facility for professional psychologists who want to offer (legal) psychological commentary and analysis on the media, and media personalities, for example; U.K television presenters.
I have also made a sub-forum for meta-communications psychology analysis if anyone ever needs that facility. https://www.reddit.com/r/MediaPsychologist/ Also a sub-forum for meta-communications psychological analysis: (1) MetacomsPsychology (reddit.com) submitted by /u/HYPERGRAPHICbuild [link] [comments]
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Quantum melting of Wigner Crystals
In 1934, physicist Eugene Wigner theorized that when electrons in metals are brought to ultracold temperatures, these electrons would be frozen in their tracks and form a rigid, non-electricity conducting structure — a crystal — instead of zipping around at thousands of kilometers per second and creating an electric current. The structure was coined a Wigner Crystal and was observed for the firs
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Solar hydrogen for Antarctica: Advantages of thermally coupled approach
Their conclusion: in extremely cold regions, it can be considerably more efficient to attach the PV modules directly to the electrolyser, i.e. to thermally couple them. This is because the waste heat from the PV modules increases the efficiency of electrolysis in this environment. The results of this study are also relevant for other cold regions on Earth, such as Alaska, Canada, and high mountain
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through July 3)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GitHub and OpenAI Launch a New AI Tool That Generates Its Own Code Dave Gershgorn | The Verge "Copilot is built on a new algorithm called OpenAI Codex, which OpenAI CTO Greg Brockman describes as a descendant of GPT-3. …While GPT-3 generates English, OpenAI Codex generates code. …Codex was trained on terabytes of openly available code pulled from GitHub, as well as English
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Weekend reads: Fraud in gaming vs. fraud in science; 'a scholarly screw-up of biblical proportions'; pregnant male rats
Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: 'A fig leaf that doesn't quite cover up': Commission says … Continue reading
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Fight Thinning Hair From the Comfort of Home With This Amazing Laser Cap Therapy
One of the surest signs of getting older is dealing with thinning hair , a common occurrence for both men and women. In fact, 42-percent of men between the ages of 18 and 49 experience moderate to extensive hair loss. Not only that, studies indicate by the time men reach the age of 50 they'll lose around 85-percent of their hair . And if you think women have it any easier, think again. It turns o
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Why do big creatures live longer?
Scientists have observed that in nature, all things scale with size in a way that is mathematically predictable. Similar scaling laws hold for things like growth and lifespan. As theoretical physicist Geoffrey West explains, larger mammals generally live longer because of the inverse relationship between body size and the rate at which cells are damaged. By having this theory of scaling laws, "yo
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Stress-free path to stress-free metallic films paves the way for next-gen circuitry
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used high power impulse magnetron scattering (HiPIMS) to create thin films of tungsten with unprecedentedly low levels of film stress. By optimizing the timing of a 'substrate bias pulse' with microsecond precision, they minimized impurities and defects to form crystalline films with stresses as low as 0.03 GPa, similar to those achieved through
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More people are interested in a 4 day week for the same pay
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/06/four-day-workweek/619222/ Is the future of work … less work? This article mentions a call to action that argues these things: "Introducing a third weekend day would reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. by 45 million metric tons–more than the total emissions of Oregon and Vermont combined." "Employers report increased productivity, stronger talen
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Unforced Variations: July 2021
This month's open thread for climate science. Probably a good time to discuss attribution for extreme heat , wildfires, hurricane intensity and intense precipitation . Lytton's Main Street, before and after yesterday's devastating fire. (Photo from a Chilliwack Fire Department member) pic.twitter.com/OaoRvg1ch3 — Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) July 1, 2021 The post first appeared on RealClimate .
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Muskrats are a bellwether for a drying delta
Downstream of hydroelectric dams and Alberta's oil sands, one of the world's largest freshwater deltas is drying out. New research suggests long-term drying is making it harder for muskrats to recover from massive die-offs. It's a sign of threats to come for many other species.
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