July 16, 2019

TikTok took over VidCon, and YouTube is subsequent

Pandemonium at VidCon is generally a good signifier of what people actually care about. Last year, it was YouTuber Tana Mongeau, who threw a disastrous, off-venue mini convention after being snubbed by VidCon. Before that, controversial personality Logan Paul caused a stampede just months after becoming one of the most detested YouTubers for his suicide forest video.
July 15, 2019

How to (Re)Make Money: Now We Can Create Money That Works for Us, Not the Other Way Around

Money is one of the world's most widely used and least understood technologies.We often wonder how human society could have evolved—or even existed—without language. But could we have cooperated without money? Language enables us to share information, our inner worlds. With collaboration and trade, later improved upon by money, we share our value, in the form of our goods and services. Without people to use it with, money is powerless—and yet we live with the feeling that money holds a tremendous amount of power over us.
July 15, 2019

Electric automobile batteries can catch fireplace days after an accident

When a Tesla Model S crashed into a palm tree and caught ablaze just outside of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last February, firefighters struggled to extinguish the flames and the car reportedly re-ignited multiple times.
July 15, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and an eco legacy not his personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
July 13, 2019

US deciding how one can punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. edged closer to crisis Friday with NATO ally Turkey, which began receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration warnings that the deal would mean economic sanctions and no access to America’s most advanced fighter jet.
July 13, 2019

4 veteran newcomers who may make a distinction for the Patriots

COMMENTARYFootball is typically a young man’s game, and Bill Belichick has traditionally erred on the side of separating from a player a season early rather than a season late. He’s not wholly opposed to older players, but more often than not it hasn’t worked out when his Patriots have taken a shot on a player in the late stages of his career.
July 13, 2019

The ‘giant sucking sound’ of NAFTA: Ross Perot was ridiculed as alarmist in 1992 however his warning turned out to be prescient

H. Ross Perot famously had a way with words that galvanized ordinary Americans and helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since 1912.
July 13, 2019

Donald Trump Says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘Doesn’t Smile A Lot’ But He Did ‘When He Saw Me’

President Donald Trump on Friday touted his historic meeting with North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un, who he said he was able to charm during their latest encounter at the border separating the two Koreas.
July 13, 2019

Netflix’s Mindhunter will return for a second season in August

Netflix’s Mindhunter, the David Fincher-produced crime thriller, will return for a second season on August 16th. The show follows two FBI agents from the Behavioral Science Unit — Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) — as they travel across America to interview psychopaths and serial killers in an attempt to understand their mindset.
July 13, 2019

‘They’re Cannibals Before Birth’: Sand Tiger Sharks Eat One Another within the Womb

A new film has revealed the disturbing and violent details of how sand tiger sharks begin their lives.