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50 'Cool Guides' People Shared On This Group That Contain Information They Don't Teach At School. How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon. Is this the end of forests as we've known them? Do These A.I.-Created Fake People Look Real to You? There are now businesses that sell fake people.

Do These A.I.-Created Fake People Look Real to You?

On the website Generated.Photos, you can buy a “unique, worry-free” fake person for $2.99, or 1,000 people for $1,000. If you just need a couple of fake people — for characters in a video game, or to make your company website appear more diverse — you can get their photos for free on Adjust their likeness as needed; make them old or young or the ethnicity of your choosing.

If you want your fake person animated, a company called Rosebud.AI can do that and can even make them talk. These simulated people are starting to show up around the internet, used as masks by real people with nefarious intent: spies who don an attractive face in an effort to infiltrate the intelligence community; right-wing propagandists who hide behind fake profiles, photo and all; online harassers who troll their targets with a friendly visage. Can You Say Why America is the Greatest Country in the World?

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States. By Al Shaw, Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, and Jeremy W.

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

Goldsmith, Special to ProPublica, September 15, 2020. How Many People Did Nuclear Energy Kill? Nuclear Death Toll. South Korea Leads World in Innovation as U.S. Exits Top Ten. South Korea returned to first place in the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, while the U.S. dropped out of a top 10 that features a cluster of European countries.

South Korea Leads World in Innovation as U.S. Exits Top Ten

Where 2020's Record Heat Was Felt the Most. 2020 was effectively tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, as global warming linked to greenhouse gas emissions showed no signs of letting up.

Where 2020's Record Heat Was Felt the Most

This analysis of global temperatures, by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and released Thursday, found that 2020 was slightly warmer than 2016. But the difference was insignificant, the institute’s director, Gavin Schmidt, said in an interview. They’re Among the World’s Oldest Living Things. The Climate Crisis Is Killing Them.

Sequoia Crest, Calif. — Until a few years ago, about the only thing that killed an old-growth giant sequoia was old age.

They’re Among the World’s Oldest Living Things. The Climate Crisis Is Killing Them.

Not only are they the biggest of the world’s trees, by volume — the General Sherman Tree, considered the largest, is 36 feet in diameter at its base and 275 feet tall — they are among the oldest. At least one fallen giant sequoia was estimated to have been more than 3,200 years old. They last so long that, historically, only one or two of every thousand old-growth trees dies annually, according to Nate Stephenson, a research ecologist for the United States Geological Survey.

Data reveal deadliness of COVID-19, even in young adults. Even though all-cause mortality due to COVID-19 may not be known for a while, two new studies highlight that 173,300 (79.5%) of excess deaths from March through August were COVID related, with 4,535 deaths occurring from March through July in younger adults ages 25 to 44, or 38% of all excess deaths in that group.

Data reveal deadliness of COVID-19, even in young adults

Data from the latter study helped inspire a New York Times editorial yesterday by the likely next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and her colleagues, who tried to dispel the myth that the disease is not deadly in younger adults. The first study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that almost 220,000 excess deaths occurred between March and August, even after adjusting for a growing and aging US population. As the Annals researchers write, though, "Estimating the true burden of COVID-19 will require continued monitoring of excess deaths by cause.

There's an environmental disaster happening in your washing machine. Here's how to clean it up. Measles Is Back With a Vengeance, Killed 200,000 in 2019. (1) PUMPED DRY: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater-FULL VIDEO. Americans without water. What If Trump Refuses to Concede? click 2x. Editor’s Note: This story appears in the November issue of The Atlantic; we’ve published it early on our website because of its urgency.

What If Trump Refuses to Concede? click 2x

Subscribers to the print magazine can expect to receive the issue in mid-October. Illustrations by Guillem Casasús / Renderings by Borja Alegre There is a cohort of close observers of our presidential elections, scholars and lawyers and political strategists, who find themselves in the uneasy position of intelligence analysts in the months before 9/11. Why Social Media Makes Us More Polarized and How to Fix It. Every time I log onto Facebook, I brace myself.

Why Social Media Makes Us More Polarized and How to Fix It

My newsfeed—like everyone else’s I know—is filled with friends, relatives and acquaintances arguing about COVID-19, masks and Trump. Facebook has become a battleground among partisan “echo chambers.” But what is it about social media that makes people so polarized? To find out, my colleagues and I ran a social media experiment in which we divided Democrats and Republicans into “echo chambers,” or small groups whose members affiliate with just one political party. Next, we picked the most polarizing issues we could think of: immigration, gun control and unemployment. MIT researchers designed reusable N95 face mask for healthcare workers.

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the shortage of N95 respirator masks presented a dire situation for the healthcare and frontline workers who needed them most.

MIT researchers designed reusable N95 face mask for healthcare workers

Essential workers who relied on N95 masks had no choice but to wear what were meant to be disposable N95 masks for weeks at a time. Some started disinfecting the masks to be redistributed and reused. Now, as Covid-19 infections surge and states such as Texas and Florida and hospitals and healthcare workers once again become overwhelmed with the volume of patients, N95 respirators still remain in short supply. But engineers and researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have a created a new type of face mask that could be a game-changer.

Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms. Doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recovering patients, scientists have warned.

Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms

Neurologists are on Wednesday publishing details of more than 40 UK Covid-19 patients whose complications ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. In some cases, the neurological problem was the patient’s first and main symptom. The cases, published in the journal Brain, revealed a rise in a life-threatening condition called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (Adem), as the first wave of infections swept through Britain. Proof hotels do not clean or change sheets (as you thought they did) Something that the coronavirus pandemic has taught us is just how important cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitization are. For our health, for everyone’s safety. Places like hotels should be taking the Covid-19 lockdowns and the cleanliness extra seriously, considering that their business and people’s lives depend on this. However, far from every hotel is doing things the right way when they reopened, as the crew of the TV show Inside Edition found out.

Producers of the show checked into several high-end New York City hotel rooms and used a washable spray to apply logos to the bedsheets, pillows, and bath towels. #SaveTheChildren, QAnon, and human trafficking: How Instagram and Facebook spread misinformation. For many supporters of the #SaveTheChildren movement, face masks are part of the problem. Rather than saving lives by slowing the spread of Covid-19, proponents argue, letting your child wear a mask makes it harder for them to cry for help, which they will need to do, because there are evil people, right now, coming to kidnap them. “Save the Children,” like so many other moral panics, sounds like such a plainly obvious force of good, that to question it feels like you are marching under the banner of “Fuck the Children.” More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'.

Image copyright JAGO-TEAM/GEOMAR All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials Draws Fire From Scientists. As the coronavirus pandemic erupted this spring, two Stanford University professors — Dr. How the new coronavirus surges compare to New York City’s peak. New study links common herbicides and antibiotic resistance. A field guide to Trump's dangerous rhetoric. COVID Underdogs: Mongolia - Indi Samarajiva - Medium. What To Do With a Broken Zipper. Macaulay Library – A scientific archive for research, education, and conservation, powered by you. (2) Corruption is Legal in America. Off-road "not a wheelchair"

This Ad Was Rejected By The Oscars For Being “Too Graphic”, But It Shows The Reality Of A New Mom. (2) What the 1% Don't Want You to Know. Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030. Just 162 Billionaires Have The Same Wealth As Half Of Humanity : worldnews. All the Types of Edible Mushrooms Explained With Pictures. The Best Emergency Preparedness Supplies for 2019: Reviews by Wirecutter. The key tools to have on hand for an emergency—everything from an atlas to good duct tape—are also key tools to have on hand for life in general. What to do if your flight is canceled. This Guy Points Out Why Your Salad Tastes Dull And Flavorless And Explains How To Make It Taste Delicious. 9 charts comparing Trump economy to Obama, Bush administrations - Business Insider. Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities.

Tell Them, I Am. Study Finds Yet Another Reason Why You Really Should Vaccinate Against Measles. About Shake & Fold - Weed killer Roundup increases risks of cancer by 40 percent, UW study finds. 60 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump. 3 ways you can lose your Social Security benefits. Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox. Amazing GIF. (1) IF THE WORLD WERE 100 PEOPLE UPDATED. Get Customer Service Phone Numbers for Most Large Companies. The Science Behind Vanishing Ice - New Immersive Mixed Reality. Anti-vaxers’ adult son gets measles; now, he has this message for the world. A Danish word the world needs to combat stress: Pyt. S Adventure Machine. Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home. Feed Your Microbiome With Fiber-Rich And Naturally Fermented Foods : The Salt : NPR. "Know Your Lemons" Graphic Uses Fruit to Show Breast Cancer Symptoms.

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The Science Is Clear: Dirty Farm Water Is Making Us Sick. The Psychopharmacology of Everyday Life. In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing? Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood.

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How the rich get richer – money in the world economy. Compost and Raised Bed Project. Large doses acetaminophen & caffeine may increase risk of liver damage. Climate change: Our plans are in pieces as killer heat shreds records. Silent rooftop wind turbines could generate half of a household’s energy needs. From Maus to Tamara Drewe: the 10 graphic novels everyone should read.

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts. Tap water might be better than bottled water. Animated map shows where your bottled water actually comes from. 7 Signs & Symptoms of Lyme Disease - Rash, Fatigue, Joint Pain. Why has it been so hot?? Stop Windows 10 From Recording Your Keystrokes, Speech click 2x. We Are America ft. John Cena. The Heroes of America's Startup Economy Weren't Born in America. The Century of the Self - Part 1: "Happiness Machines" Four billion years of evolution in six minutes TED. Evolution - Simplest Explanation Possible. Online mattress-in-a-box brands: Why are there so many? World Environment Day 2018: “Beat Plastic Pollution” Article Forbes removed “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel” click 2x.

Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve health.