by Aaron Panofsky This article is part of the series Evil Infrastructures What happens when white supremacists take genetic ancestry tests (GAT)? One might think that they would avoid GAT, since genetics has decisively shown the common African ancestry of all people. Furthermore, emerging research on consumers of GAT suggests that white individuals seek them out to … Continue reading GENES FOR RACISTS
by Chris Murphy U.S. Senator, Connecticut The first time President Obama met Donald Trump shortly after his election, he warned him about the critical nature of the threat North Korea posed our country. Yet, months later, Trump has intentionally kept vacant every diplomatic position that is relevant to solving this crisis. The truth is that … Continue reading WHAT DO WE DO WITH NORTH KOREA?
Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to spend down assets and give the spouse a guaranteed income. But immediate annuities may not work in every state, so be sure to check with … Continue reading The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples
It was June 3, 1800. President John Adams arrived in Washington, D.C., for the first time. The capital city, which had been chosen by George Washington as the seat of government for the United States, was still under construction. There were no schools or churches, only a few stores and hotels, and some shacks for the workers who … Continue reading THE FIRST OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE
Geochemical signals from deep inside Earth are beginning to shed light on the planet’s first 50 million years, a formative period long viewed as inaccessible to science. Earth scientists hope that their growing knowledge of the planet’s early history will shed light on poorly understood features seen today, from continents to geysers. Eric King Natalie … Continue reading Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age
Dan Falk Contributing Writer July 19, 2016 For entire article go to: https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-debate-over-the-physics-of-time-20160719/ According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass. Yet a number of physicists hope to replace this “block universe” with a physical theory of time. Einstein once described his friend Michele … Continue reading A Debate Over the Physics of Time
by Yuval Noah Harari Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a bare hole in the ground. Nevertheless, ancient hunter-gatherer groups were still … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF INEQUALITY
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY MAY 19, 2017 We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language, tools, cooperation, culture, tasting bad … Continue reading HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?
The problem is that when people are incompetent, not only do they reach wrong conclusions and make unfortunate choices but, also, they are robbed of the ability to realise their mistakes
http://listverse.com/2017/05/12/top-10-freaky-facts-about-the-tallest-man/ BY ANTHONY SFARRA MAY 12, 2017 Guinness World Records recognizes Robert Wadlow as the tallest human ever for whom there are indisputable, documented measurements. The Alton Giant, as he was called, stood 272 centimeters (8’11″) tall. Robert’s stature led to a very unique life, and he became something of a celebrity for his height. … Continue reading THE WORLD’S TALLEST MAN