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The rise of zero-proof drinks

You could say we’re right in the middle of a full-fledged cocktail revival, with no sign of winding down anytime soon. These days, you can find bespoke absinthe cocktails in your neighborhood bar, small-batch mezcal sits alongside scotch in your…

Greta Thunberg: The Perfect Hero For An Unserious Time

Who better than a finger-wagging teen bereft of accomplishment, or any comprehension of basic economics or history, to be Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2019? Greta Thunberg’s canonization is a perfect expression of media activism in a deeply…

The legend of Utah bobcat Mr. Murderbritches

[embedded content] A video featuring a viral star from 2018 has resurfaced, and the legend of his name still resonates with fans of wildlife and felines on the internet. A 4- to 6-month-old bobcat in Utah earned the nickname “Mr….

Dog gear company plays fairy godmother to thousands of animal rescues

For animal rescue groups, Max and Neo is their secret Santa, no matter the time of year. Every Friday, the company ships dozens of donation boxes to rescues throughout the U.S. They contain brightly colored, durable collars and leashes as…

Fukushima: Lessons learned from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination

(European Geosciences Union) Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers more than 9,000 km2. On Dec. 12, 2019, with most of this work having been completed, the scientific journal SOIL of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is publishing a synthesis of approximately 60 scientific publications that provide an overview of the decontamination strategies used and their effectiveness.

Climate Doomsters Sound Food Alarm As Global Crop Yields Soar

There they go again. A new paper relying on modeling rather than real-world observations, claims global warming is creating a food production crisis. The media are breathlessly promoting the doom-and-gloom paper, even as global food production reaches yet another new…

German Christmas markets are the best way to celebrate the happiest season of the year

Rows of stalls make up the Munich Christmas Market in the Marienplatz, or city center. The beautiful New Town Hall, or Neues Rathaus, looms above it. (Photo: MNN) Christmas celebrations take place around the world, but in Germany, Christmas markets…

Skeptical Climate ‘Talking Points’ Report Released at UN Climate Summit

Madrid, Spain: Global warming hype and hysteria continue to dominate the news media, academia, schools, the United Nations, and the U.S. government. The Green New Deal being pushed on Capitol Hill and in the 2020 presidential race is based upon…

New isn't always better: Why repeat experiences are valuable

Today I visited San Francisco’s modern-art museum, SFMoma: I was there to see a new exhibit about spaceflight and a recently acquired Leonora Carrington painting. But the piece of art that made me cry was a familiar one: Frida Kahlo’s…

The Incredible True Story Of How Climate Change Became Apocalyptic

In recent years, the issue of climate change has taken a decidedly apocalyptic turn. Earlier this week United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned, “If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself.” A group of scientists…