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We still don’t understand why time only flows forward

September 15th, 2019 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

The history of the Universe and the arrow of time, which always flows forward in the same direction and at the same rate for any observer.(NASA / GSFC) The past is gone, the future not yet here, only the present is now. But why does it always flow the way it does for us? Every […]

The world’s most popular artificial sweetener may not be safe for consumption

September 5th, 2019 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The hugely popular sweetener aspartame – also known as Nutrasweet – has been taken to task by researchers for not being sufficiently proven to be safe for consumption. Aspartame has been a controversial ingredient for decades. According to a new study by Professor Erik Millstone, a University of Sussex expert on food chemical safety policy, […]

The world’s $86 trillion economy visualized in one chart

August 30th, 2019 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

The world’s GDP still grew a healthy 6.9% in 2018, up from $80.2 trillion in 2017 to $85.8 trillion. Nearly half of this growth came from the world’s two largest economies: the United States, at $20.5 trillion (up 5.4% from 2017), and China, at $13.6 trillion (up 10%). However, fear of a global recession are […]

Sorry, scooters aren’t so climate-friendly after all

August 28th, 2019 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

A look at the full lifetime emissions of the vehicles call into question the ecological assumptions around “micromobility.” Bird boasts that its dockless electric scooters allow customers to “cruise past traffic and cut back on CO2 emissions—one ride at a time.” Its rival Lime claims the vehicles “reduce dependence on personal automobiles for short distance […]

76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic

August 8th, 2019 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

 The data in the DEA database tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States, including oxycodone, above. America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to previously undisclosed […]

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