Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Does setting an ambitious goal encourage concerted efforts to reduce emissions, or is it more likely to make the public more cynical about the intractability of the problem? You might love or hate Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but I wish that subsequent presidents would forget about his “100 days” program which was intended to be an emergency action addressing the Great Depression. It has left at least some of his successors feeling they need to show similar verve in designing policies to address the most salient problems of the day. Most such have not been a success, with the Clinton effort to quickly fashion and enact a health care plan one of the most obvious failures. In keeping with tradition, the Biden Administration has come up with a goal of reducing American greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Biden’s vision has met with the usual degree of praise, scorn and skepticism, validating the old maxim ‘where you … [Read more...] about Biden’s Climate Goals Are Unrealistic. Does That Help Or Hurt Emissions Reduction?
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You’ve undoubtedly seen advertisements for a pheromone perfume or a pheromone fragrance. Many claims that using their product would make the user more sexually desirable, boost their libido, or serve as a catalyst for other benefits that are almost too wonderful to be true. Despite this, the possibility of a spritz that turns you into a sexy person is tough to resist. There are a lot of fragrances and perfumes on the market that claims to include components that might make you more appealing to other people, but scientists are still debating whether or not humans can detect pheromones. You might be asking if the claims made about pheromones are simply a lot of hype or whether they really function. Let’s find out more about how this stuff works, but before we do that, we must have a firm grasp of what pheromones are. What are pheromones? Pheromones are the fragrances that animals emit to communicate with one another and other species. These odors denote territory, … [Read more...] about Pheromone Perfume: Does it Really Work?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Between abortion rights, crime, racial tensions, politics and inflation—not to mention a never-ending pandemic—it’s been a rough time in the United States, leaving many Americans wondering what else is out there . Every year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranks the best places to live around the world in the Global Liveability Index 2022 , as well as the worst places to live. This year, the list looked at 172 cities and based the ranking on a number of categories, including stability, healthcare, culture, education and infrastructure. Vienna, Austria, was named the best place to live in the world, followed by Copenhagen at number two, Zurich at number three and Calgary at number four. In fact, many European and Canadian cities dominated the list of best cities to live, due to factors like stability and good infrastructure. But what about the United States? This year, the U.S. didn’t crack the list of 10 … [Read more...] about The World’s 25 Best Places To Live Does Not Include The US: Here’s Why
Paul Moller stands in the back corner of a large garage in Davis, California, clean-shaven and wearing a large pair of golden aviator glasses. The 52-year-old engineer is a professor down the road at the University of California, Davis, but he’s not the type to sit back with a book and highlighter. In his white polo shirt and glossy brown bomber jacket, he looks ready to tinker with the shiny invention behind him at knee-level at a moment’s notice. advertisement advertisement The dark blue saucer behind Moller features eight propellers encircling a small, one-person cockpit. Behold Moller’s new M200X—a vehicle reminiscent of the Jetson family’s green flying car that Moller says is almost ready for manned test flights. Cut to: Moller stands outside with the M200X in an open grassy field. The vehicle, tethered to a rope, powers up, whirring loudly. The saucer lifts slowly into the air, rocking back and forth unsteadily, before Moller and his team signal … [Read more...] about Paul Moller’s 50-year dream to build a flying car won’t die
Tyler Cowen holds the Holbert C. Harris chair in economics at George Mason University. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, and has written regularly for The New York Times . Daniel Gross is an entrepreneur and investor who founded search engines Cue and Pioneer. advertisement advertisement Here, Cowan shares five key insights from their new book, Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World . Listen to the audio version—read by Cowan himself—in the Next Big Idea App. 1. Talent is the critical asset in modern economies. According to one recent estimate, the total value of talent or human capital in the world is about $552 trillion. How we mobilize, identify, and induce talent to reach for greater ambition and greater aspirations is fundamental in determining the success of our societies. If you look at the American economy since 1960, it is estimated that at a bare minimum, 20 to 40 percent of the … [Read more...] about Intelligence is overrated. Here’s how to really spot someone who can succeed
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin One of the unexpected stars of Russia’s Army-22 trade show was a robot dog dressed as a ninja and carrying an RPG-26 rocket launcher . However, the Twittersphere quickly spotted that the outfit looked like an attempt to conceal a Go-1 robot made by Chinese company Unitree, and the killer robodog was quickly labeled as a fake. But there is more going on here than you might think. Firstly, the Russian makers of the “M-81 robot” seem to be open about the fact that they use Chinese hardware, though they say they hope to produce a Russian version. The company, Machine Intellect, is based in St. Petersburg, and says their robot dogs could transport supplies, act as scouts, and carry out attack missions. On the face of it then, we have a company adapting commercially available robotic hardware to take on a new role, with no reason not to believe that far from being a fake, it is a viable combat platform. … [Read more...] about Russia’s ‘Fake’ Robot Gun Dog — And The Real Armed Robots
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Jackline Cherono walks in from tending to her acre of tea in Ainamoi, a settlement in Kenya's Kericho County where she works as a lead farmer. The lettering, “Toror Tea Factory” embroidered on her iridescent yellow jumpsuit pops out against the vibrant greens of dense Camellia sinensis leaves. Jackline’s confident, wise and upbeat personality disguises the burden of grief that she has carried since the loss of her father to leukemia and her mother to high blood pressure just a few years ago. The death of both of her parents to non-communicable diseases was life-changing, giving Jackline no choice but to prematurely conclude her studies at Jomo Kenyatta University, where she had been studying public health. She had financial obligations at home. “My siblings need me,” she says, wiping away tears. Jackline is among many people in Kericho County whose lives have been turned upside down by health issues. For those who … [Read more...] about A Healthy Food Movement Comes To Kenya’s Tea Capital
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Just two events remain in the 2022 FedEx Cup Playoffs, and 68 of the 70 eligible golfers in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Standings compete in this week’s BMW Championship . For the first time, the state of Delaware will host a PGA Tour event. The 7,534 yard par 71 at Wilmington Country Club will be the course that decides the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup points standings that will advance to next week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. There is one notable name missing at this week’s BMW Championship: Cameron Smith. The British Open champ and top-3 ranked player in the world and current FedEx Cup Standings withdrew from the tournament due to hip discomfort. “It’s the first time we’re getting some PGA action in Wilmington at this particular course,” said Anthony Salleroli, Lead Golf Trader at Caesars Sportsbook. “It’s a lot more difficult to handicap with a new course because you don’t have a stat … [Read more...] about BMW Championship 2022 Golf Odds: Bettors Eyeing Young And Rahm
Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin claimed Democrats “never said” the newly passed Inflation Reduction Act would immediately bring down costs. The senator admitted to Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn that the reconciliation package will not “immediately” bring down the costs of groceries and everyday goods. Several Democrats have said Americans will see prices go down thanks to the legislation. “Is it misleading to call this the Inflation Reduction Act for Americans when it’s not going to make their grocery bill cheaper, it’s not going to make everyday goods cheaper for them at least immediately?” Vaughn asked. “Why would it? Well, immediately it’s not,” Manchin responded. “But we never said anything happens immediately like today, turn the switch on and off.” WATCH: Manchin introduced the legislation alongside Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer with the intention of lowering the costs of prescription drugs and the federal budget deficit, investing in … [Read more...] about Manchin: Democrats ‘Never Said’ Inflation Reduction Act Would Immediately Bring Down Costs
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sauvignon Blanc is Chile’s second-most widely planted variety, with over 35,000 cultivated acres, primarily in the Coastal and Central Valley regions. Vineyards aren’t like sports or elections, however, because second place is definitely a good place to be — particularly for Sauvignon Blanc, which is responsible for around 40% of all white grapes grown in Chile. (For the curious, it’s ever-popular Cabernet Sauvignon holding steady in the number one position.) For white wine lovers who haven’t had the opportunity to taste Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, there may still be a bit of mystery. And for those that drank it years or decades ago, there is hopefully a surprise in store, with a renewed focus on quality humming throughout Chile in general, and in the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in particular. To put this in a larger context, Joaquín Hidalgo, a Buenos Aries-based journalist and expert on Chilean wines, references two of the … [Read more...] about The Rising Appeal Of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc