The way baseball’s Hall of Fame and the veteran sportswriters who vote in its elections have responded to the presence of drug users on the ballot over the last several years has been terrible for the institution, turning what should be an annual celebration of the game’s great players and rich history into an annual exercise in insulting those players and denying them their place in that...View more »
Hello everyone. Today’s rant is born from some truly appalling behavior I witnessed this past weekend during Monterey Car Week. I expected more from the so-called “high class” but I guess even money can’t always buy manners. This one is simple: Don’t touch other people’s cars.
What’s remarkable about the events of Monterey Car Week, like The Quail and the Concours d’Elegance, is that all the...View more »
With ever more streaming options and set-top boxes than any one person could ever possibly need, it’s certainly much more convenient to cut the cord than ever before. But if you’re looking to cut corners with the devices you’re using for those services, you may want to reconsider.
The Federal Communications Commission last week issued an enforcement advisory to remind consumers and...View more »
And so it begins.... My FAA check ride has been scheduled and I’ve started instrument training. What’s that? It’s flying the plane with only the instruments. When I’m done, I’ll be able to fly through inclement weather conditions where visibility is compromised. Not that anyone wants to fly through bad weather, but having the training means that a pilot can fly out of an airport when...View more »
Gymkhana—those ridiculously entertaining videos featuring rally driver Ken Block doing insane stunts in absurd driftmobiles—is now a new Amazon Prime video series called “The Gymkhana Files.” And my god does it look promising.
The show, whose new teaser you can see below, is meant to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Gymkhana 10, which Amazon is hyping up big time,...View more »
This was a really hard year, OK? Trying to make sense of all the bullshit is exhausting and damn near impossible, so it follows that increasingly, it seems we’d be searching for our answers in the stars.
People have been asking “what’s your sign” for centuries, but thanks to the internet, astrology seems to be in the middle of a revival. Twitter and Instagram are flooded with memes about how...View more »
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2019
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland
President Donald J. Trump will welcome Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland to the White House on March 14, 2019, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The President and the Taoiseach will discuss how to further strengthen relations...View more »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new kind of depression treatment seen in decades, a nasal spray drug based on the sedative ketamine.
The new drug, licensed by Johnson & Johnson’s pharma division, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, isn’t ketamine exactly. It’s derived from esketamine, a chemical sibling of ketamine. It will be sold under the brand name Spravato.
For years,...View more »
The Washington Post has gotten its hands on the long-awaited findings of an investigation into the University of Maryland’s football culture, which was spurred by the death of 19-year-old player Jordan McNair during a team workout . The report officially concludes that the team does not have a toxic culture while describing incidents that sure as hell seem to belong to a toxic culture.
The...View more »
Chinese researchers have cloned five gene-edited monkeys with a host of genetic disease symptoms, according to two scientific papers published today.
The researchers say they want to use the gene-edited macaques for biomedical research; basically, they hope that engineering sick primates will reduce the total number of macaques used in research around the world. But their experiment is a...View more »
Last September, Italian physicist Alessandro Strumia gave a bizarre lecture at CERN in which he argued—to an audience of young women scientists—that women are less qualified to conduct physics than men. On Thursday, CERN officially severed its association with Strumia.
The workshop, hosted by CERN (the research organization in charge of the Large Hadron Collider), was supposed to focus on...View more »
On January 20, celestial sycophants will be rewarded with a special full lunar eclipse called a “super wolf blood moon,” which NASA has hyped as “one of the sky’s most dazzling shows.” But have we ever stopped for a second to think that maybe there are too many moons?
Look, I love a good moon as much as the next person. But these days it seems like everywhere you turn there’s another Big Moon...View more »
El 17 de marzo de 1953 se llevaron a cabo una serie de tests experimentales con explosiones atómicas en el área de pruebas de Nevada. Ahora las imágenes se han restaurado en alta definición mostrando el escalofriante y devastador impacto de estas explosiones sobre lo que tiene a su alrededor.
Para ser más exactos,...View more »
If you believe tech startups, the roads of the future will be dominated by joyless, featureless boxy self-driving pods. When alone in a sea of interesting human-driven cars these things can look futuristic and space-y, but when they are all gathered together, you quickly begin to feel like you’re in the toaster section of Walmart. In the now-immortal words of Marie Kondo, these ...View more »
Greetings! I´m ShadowHaken, and welcome to another article where I’ll be talking about the latest anime/manga that I´m reading or watching.
Disclaimer: English is not my native language, so I apologize in advance for anything that is badly written or completely incomprehensible.
You can check the past entry Here.
Chapter 6: Until the Last Dog Dies
The chapter starts with a memory Aragaki...View more »
Elon Musk’s lawyer is hoping to prevent Tesla shareholders from bringing the company CEO’s former romantic partner into a lawsuit related to his disastrous tweet about taking Tesla private.
As Bloomberg first reported, Tesla investors want to subpoena musician Claire Elise Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, the rapper Azealia Banks, and several news outlets because of their potential knowledge about...View more »
The numbers in a contentious Arizona Senate race widened today, with Democrat Kyrsten Sinema jumping ahead of Republican Martha McSally by 32,640 vote at the Sunday 5 p.m. count, according to CBS 5. The race determines who will take an open seat left by retiring centrist Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Whichever candidate wins will become the first woman to represent Arizona in the...View more »
Halloween’s still a few months away, but let’s be honest here, there’s never a bad time to dress up your pet. Pet Krewe is the company that made the dog lion mane featured in this Amazon ad—hey, who’s chopping onions in here?—and our readers can save 25% on every costume they sell ...View more »
Everyone eats, so you can’t go wrong with giving even the most insignificant acquaintance a food gift basket for the holidays. It’s an easy present (that doesn’t even require wrapping), especially considering Target is taking 20% off all food gift baskets through December 7.
And...View more »