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‘Mismatch’ Between the way Our Senses Evolved and Modern World Is Making Us Ill

February 21st, 2017

Via: Independent: The modern world is radically at odds with the way human senses have evolved, helping to make us short-sighted, obese and depressed, scientists have warned. Spending large amounts of time indoors under artificial light and staring at computer screens has helped produce a “myopia epidemic” with as many as 90 per cent of […]

White House Denies Report it Might Call up National Guard for Immigration Roundup

February 17th, 2017

This is what I wrote on election day: The thing about Trump that scares the crap out of me the most is his pledge to round up people who are in the U.S. illegally. I’m very much for securing the border. I’m not for mass arrests. Danger. Danger. Red flag. What’s he going to do? […]

Insane Video of Oroville Dam Main Spillway Damage

February 13th, 2017

Via: SacBee:


February 13th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Toshiba Corp. shares fell as much as 3.1 percent after the Nikkei newspaper said the company will warn that it may not be able to continue as a going concern when it reports earnings later on Tuesday. Toshiba is getting ready to announce a writedown of as much as 700 billion yen ($6.1 […]

California: Evacuations Ordered Below Oroville Dam

February 12th, 2017

Via: Mercury News: An emergency evacuation was ordered for Oroville-area residents by the state Department of Water Resources, which predicted that the auxiliary spillway at the Oroville Dam could fail Sunday night. Related: Feds and State Officials Ignored Warnings 12 Years Ago

Cortana Now Reminds You to Do the Things You Promised in Emails

February 9th, 2017

haha. Just cut to the chase and release a Cortana anal suppository. Via: The Verge: Microsoft is adding a new feature to Cortana today that will remind you to keep your promises. Suggested reminders lets Cortana remind you when you’ve promised to do something in an email. Microsoft is using machine learning to highlight phrases […]

Record Number Renounce U.S. Citizenship in 2016

February 9th, 2017

Via: U.S. News and World Report: A record number of individuals renounced their U.S. citizenship or chose to expatriate in 2016, according to data published by the Internal Revenue Service today. The government agency, a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department, publishes the names of those individuals in a list each quarter, in accordance with […]

Fukushima Reactor Radiation Levels Soaring Unexpectedly

February 4th, 2017

Via: ScienceAlert: The radiation levels inside Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor No. 2 have soared in recent weeks, reaching a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour, a number experts have called “unimaginable”. Radiation is now by far the highest it has been since the reactor was struck by a tsunami in March 2011 – […]

Bag of Chips Can Sense If You’ve Been Drinking and Call You an Uber

January 30th, 2017

Via: Mashable: Tostitos’ new bag wants to chaperone your Super Bowl party. In honor of the big game, the chip maker is launching a special-edition version of its packaging with a built-in sensor that can detect trace levels of alcohol in your breath. If it decides you’ve been drinking — regardless of how much — […]

Microplastics Found in Supermarket Fish, Shellfish

January 29th, 2017

Via: CBC: Tiny pieces of plastic are making their way into fish and shellfish found at the supermarket, a new study has shown. The findings are part of a report prepared for the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency responsible for preventing marine pollution. It’s not yet been established what effect these tiny particles of […]

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