- KapteinBscouted2 days ago
An interesting read about a pioneer of science. Being the first to learn about the existence of micro-organisms must have been truly mind-blowing.
- KapteinBscouted5 days ago
Anyone else feeling slightly dirty reading diary exerpts?
I haven't really been following this story before. I figured if there really was anything incriminating to Hunter or his dad in these files, reputable news sources would report it in time. Well, here's finally a reputable news source taking a deep dive into the whole saga. Captivating read.
I admit I clicked on this article because I misunderstood what deposed means in this context.
Self-sustaining nuclear fusion! This is a major milestone.
- KapteinBcommented2 months ago
Interestingly, the Norwegian name for this mushroom is kreftkjuke, which translates to cancer popypore. Though I suspect that's at least as much thanks to its tumor-like appearance as its use in folk medicine.
Also, this article needs a lot more sources. No doubt anti-oxidants are healthy, but chaga's cancer-curing properties seem to be elusive for science to prove.
NewsChopper 2 was over the monument Wednesday, where one of the pillars was reduced to rubble. The news comes after months of escalating conspiracy theories surrounding the monument that have circulated on social media.
Social media needs to be held accountable for the damage it's causing society.
Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor promised her supporters that if she were elected, she would destroy the “satanic” monument by executive order.
Could she have done that? Wikipedia says ownership of the stones and the land they stood on was transferred to Elbert County, but I'd be surprised if it didn't involve a written agreement with a clause against demolishing them.
This is of course terrible, but we all knew it was coming. Not just since the leaked draft, but ever since Ginsburg died, this was the most likely outcome.
That scene sure was something.
He cites George Bush Sr’s “Chicken Kiev” speech in 1991, when the president urged Ukraine not to pursue independence,
Huh, don't remember hearing about that before. I'd argue things are different now though. That was an unknown breaking away from what appeared to be a democratic country, while now we're talking about unknowns breaking away from an authoritarian nation.
There is the nuclear arsenal to consider though. I don't know much about how the nukes are distributed through the country, but it's likely some of them would end up in these new unknowns.
I never liked multiverses.
For one; they don't make any sense at all, though that may be a moot point when discussing superhero stories, which tend to make very little sense in general.
And for two; they function as a get-out-of-jail-free card for writers, who no longer need to care about consistency or logic, since anything can be explained away with some hand-wavey multiverse nonsense.
That doesn't mean I dislike all multiverse stories. Rick and Morty is loads of fun, but that's mostly because their multiverse episodes are completely taking the piss out of all the multiverse tropes. I also really enjoyed Into the Spider-Verse, which didn't take itself too seriously. But I think ours would be a brighter timeline if Spider-Verse had flopped, because I think its success led directly to the awful No Way Home (which probably has the highest fan-service to content ratio of any film I've ever seen in the theatre), and to Multiverse of Madness (which is possibly the worst film in the MCU, but it's so bad it's good, so it kinda works anyway).
I haven't seen Everything Everywhere All at Once yet. From what I hear, it's amazing, but that's also what I heard about No Way Home (from Spider-Man fans, who completely ate up all the fan-service). Now that I know it's about multiverses, not sure if I'll ever summon the energy to watch it. I'll probably watch Spider-Verse 2, since I liked the first one so much, so let's hope they don't start playing it straight in that franchise too.
If all of these pass, it's going to be a pretty crazy political platform, both by US and international standards, but ... anyone else think Texas seceding from the USA might be the best for (nearly) everyone?