Loneliness and our electronic personal assistants

Conversations with Siri have almost become a pastime as people find new ways to garner funny responses from the iPhone personal assistant. A new study indicates that time spent chilling with your phone, or other human-like gadgets like Amazon’s Alexa, could actually hinder your IRL relationships. Those who are lonely typically spend time with real people…

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Ancient Aboriginal Australians Left Behind Artifacts From 51,000 Years Ago

Newly discovered artifacts are evidence of humans living in Australia between about 46,000 and 51,000 years ago, researchers say, making them some of the earliest traces of aboriginal settlement there. The artifacts included what was left of a shellfish meal and were found in a cave on Barrow Island off the coast of northwestern Australia, according…

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Disposing of Nuclear Waste is a Challenge for Humanity

Last week, on May 9, a tunnel containing barrels of highly radioactive waste collapsed at the Nuclear Reservation in Hanford, Washington. Despite the reassuring reports that no workers were injured and no major evacuations were needed, the accident reminds us of an immense problem. This site, a legacy of the Cold War, hosts waste from several…

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Humans are infecting wild lands with our noises

It’s getting loud out there Even pristine looking areas like Arches National Park suffer from human caused noise pollution. National Park Service “Do you know that the ears of the whale are sacred? Because the ears are the entrance to its soul,” said the whaling captain. It was 1979 and Christopher Clark, a young researcher doing…

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Read This Excerpt From ‘Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

The markets have already seen the future. The top 50 coal companies are now either in Chapter 11 bankruptcy or on the brink. The three largest coal companies-Arch, Consol and Peabody-have lost 80 percent of their value over the last two years. Looking at these landscapes, Lovins remarked to me, “The meteor has hit. The dinosaurs are doomed. It’s just that some of them are still walking around causing trouble.”

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (crossposted from EcoWatch) This is an excerpt from Dick Russell’s and my new book, Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an eye opening exposé of the people and corporations most responsible for today’s climate crisis and their roles in President Trump’s new administration. Not long ago, the legendary economist Amory Lovins showed me…

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Washed Up Killer Whale Is Most Polluted Animal On Earth

A dead killer whale that washed up on the shore of a Scottish island last January was the most polluted animal ever seen on Earth, according to a newly released report. The whale had the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenals, or PBCs, ever recorded in an animal, according to the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme. An…

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Sean Spicer Speaks In Tongues Trying To Explain How Trumpcare Covers Preexisting Conditions

During today’s White House press briefing, Sean Spicer objected to the AARP’s findings on the high cost of health care for people with preexisting conditions by saying, “there are so many variables that are unknown that to make an analysis of that level of precision is almost impossible.” You heard it right. Sean Spicer admitted that…

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