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As California Burns, Saint Gavin Fiddles

If Gavin Newsom is not the worst governor of California, he will be by the time he gets through with it. Know-it-all “pretty boy” Newsom, predictably elected in a deeper-than-deep blue state, has no regard for anyone who thinks differently…

The black hole at the heart of our galaxy booted a star clear across the Milky Way

[embedded content] There’s really no arguing with a time-and-space-bending vortex, especially the supermassive specimen at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy known as Sagittarius A*. So it doesn’t much matter what one star did to offend our local black…

UK High Court Rules Extinction Rebellion Climate Protest Ban ‘Unlawful’

The High Court ruled on Wednesday that a ban on protests in London by the climate alarmist group Extinction Rebellion was unlawful, which could lead to hundreds of lawsuits from XR members. The Metropolitan Police arrested 1,832 Extinction Rebellion protesters…

Is daylight time worth the trouble?

This is the weekend we “fall back” here in the U.S. Are you glad? Sad? Mad? Advocates say daylight time saves energy and wins wars. Studies show injuries and illnesses rise when clocks change.

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Cumulative environmental exposures increase diabetes risk in rural populations

Cumulative environmental exposures affect rural and urban populations differently when it comes to diabetes risk. Multiple environmental factors were associated with a greater risk for diabetes in rural and sparsely populated counties compared with their urban counterparts.

Missouri Man Charged With Starting 13 California Forest Fires

A man found himself in handcuffs while trying to fly home to Missouri after allegedly setting 13 forest fires in California. Freddie Graham, 68, was apprehended before boarding a plane in San Jose and charged with starting forest fires in…

Family Activities

How old is too old to trick or treat?

I think I was in about seventh grade when my friends and I decided we were too old to go trick-or-treating. Newly minted teenagers, we decided to have a Halloween party instead. So we decorated someone’s basement with black streamers,…

How old is too old to trick or treat?

I think I was in about seventh grade when my friends and I decided we were too old to go trick-or-treating. Newly minted teenagers, we decided to have a Halloween party instead. So we decorated someone’s basement with black streamers,…

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Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates

Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. That’s the conclusion from a set of studies recently authored by Colorado State University researchers. The team found strong links between short-term exposure to air pollution and aggressive behavior, in the form of aggravated assaults and other violent crimes across the continental United States.