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The top 10 games on PC in January

The top 10 games on PC in January

Thank Christ 2020 is over. While we’ll be able to regale our grandkids with stories about toilet roll shortages and incompetent governments, last year would’ve been better if we were able to just do the things we’d all been planning to do. However, now that we’re a couple weeks into the new year, we know…

An ‘old faithful’ active galaxy: Black hole rips away at star

An ‘old faithful’ active galaxy: Black hole rips away at star

During a typical year, over a million people visit Yellowstone National Park, where the Old Faithful geyser regularly blasts a jet of boiling water high in the air. Now, an international team of astronomers has discovered a cosmic equivalent, a distant galaxy that erupts roughly every 114 days. Using data from facilities including NASA’s Neil…

Is depression just mental weak point? Is it the failure to …

Are people who have depression just weak? Wouldn’t strong people just get over it and win the day? Do you have any idea how much strength it takes to keep functioning when you’re suffering from a depressive episode? Yes, it’s a rhetorical question. It’s very likely you’ve never suffered from depression or bipolar disorder. Of…

Trump’s Four-Year Drilling Binge Has Done Irreparable Damage

Trump’s Four-Year Drilling Binge Has Done Irreparable Damage

Last week, amid the chaos of the Capitol riot, the Trump administration proceeded with plans to sell off chunks of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the gas and oil industry’s highest bidders. The plan had been in the works for years, and while Congress was still under siege by fervent Trump supporters, the Bureau…

A Stanford finance teacher explains why there’s no such thing as ‘deregulation’– no matter what political leaders declare

A Stanford finance teacher explains why there’s no such thing as ‘deregulation’– no matter what political leaders declare

A man wearing a mask walks past the US Federal Reserve building in Washington DC on April 29, 2020. Liu Jie/Xinhua/Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In this week’s episode…

Energy companies give the Arctic the cold shoulder

Energy companies give the Arctic the cold shoulder

To Donald Trump, Alaska is a promising source of oil wealth and energy security. To energy companies, it is a risk not worth takingTO THE GWICH’IN people, the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is “the sacred place where life begins”. To environmental campaigners, it is a rare habitat that must…

Can stress and anxiety kill you?

Yes. I think so, though not directly. I can’t say much about panic attacks and all of that as I’m not a doctor. But I can tell you about a way I think anxiety can kill people cause I’ve been through it : suicide. Read if you’re interested enough, I’m sorry if it’s boring, but…