Grayscale lithograph of K Street in the city of Sacramento, California — during the Great Flood of 1862. The flood affected the Western United States, from Oregon through California, and Idaho through New Mexico.

The Great Flood of 1862 could repeat itself

New research suggests climate change increases the likelihood of a massive California “megaflood,” akin to the Great Flood of 1862. That disaster, brought on by more than 40 days of constant rain, led to the death of 4,000. Flood waters in that disaster created an “inland sea” 300 miles long and 60 miles wide in […]

Can Europe avoid the energy bill apocalypse?

This article is an on-site version of our Disrupted Times newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox three times a week Good evening from a sweltering London European governments continue to search for ways of weaning themselves off Russian power before huge increases in energy bills hit households over […]

A Flaw in the VA’s VistA Medical Records Platform May Put Patients at Risk

Though the United States Department of Veterans Affairs runs some interesting technology programs, it’s not known for being a flexible and nimble organization. And when it comes to electronic medical records management, the VA has had a slow but high-stakes drama playing out for years.  The department’s records platform, VistA, first instituted in the late […]

Underscored editors' favorite products that bring them joy

Underscored editors’ favorite products that bring them joy

Editors’ Picks Sometimes, everyday products our editors use don’t make it into our in-depth, long-form comparative pieces in which we vigorously test similar products head-to-head. That’s where our Editors’ Picks come in — where we highlight everyday products we personally stand by and use on a daily basis, and think you should too. Sure, we’re […]

Two women use fans to fight the scorching heat during a heatwave in Seville on June 13, 2022. The city recently got the world's first named heat wave.

A heat wave gets a name (Zoe) – in Spain

This summer, Seville, a city in southwestern Spain, has experienced temperatures higher than 106 degrees Fahrenheit for about two weeks. During this period, scientists identified a heatwave and named it Zoe. Zoe is the first-ever heat wave to be named like hurricanes. After temperatures reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit in Spain, scientists for the first time […]

Parents who make these 3 mistakes are more likely to raise narcissistic kids, says parenting expert

As a neuroscientist who studies narcissistic personality disorder, I’ve found that a child’s family dynamic is one of the most significant predictors of narcissistic tendencies, including superiority, grandiosity, entitlement and lack of empathy, in adulthood. To be clear, children and teens are naturally more selfish, not narcissistic, because their minds are still developing. So it’s […]

Getting Stronger as You Age

Getting Stronger as You Age

If you read this article previously please reread as there are two important edits that I added. The first is that you need to eat enough protein to achieve muscle growth which is about 0.6 grams/pound or 1.2 grams/kg of body weight. Secondly, I realized that using BFR in constant mode with straps is not […]

Telehealth Is Key to Trans Health Care

Telehealth Is Key to Trans Health Care

Trans and gender-diverse youth across the country are scared, struggling and dying, and our duty is to address this crisis. We know that gender-affirming health care improves the health and well-being of transgender and gender-diverse youth. Despite this, several states, including Texas, Florida and Alabama are doing their best to make lifesaving gender-affirming care illegal. […]

Anshu Jain, former Deutsche Bank chief and Wall Street legend, is dead at 59. He outlived his initial cancer diagnosis through ‘exhaustive personal research, tactical skill,’ and ‘sheer force of will,’ his family says

Anshu Jain, Cantor Fitzgerald’s president who was known for his time leading Deutsche Bank traders into the lender’s investment banking heights, died five years after being diagnosed with duodenal cancer. He was 59. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved husband, son, and father, Anshu Jain, passed away overnight,” his family said in a statement. […]

Kenya elections 2022: Live result updates

The BBC is using publicly available data retrieved from the official website of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to tally the provisional results of the presidential election. As the commission carries out the verification process, there may be a delay in the way the BBC is updating the data. Source link

How to craft effective AI policy

So to your first question, I think you’re right. That policy makers should actually define the guardrails, but I don’t think they need to do it for everything. I think we need to pick those areas that are most sensitive. The EU has called them high risk. And maybe we might take from that, some […]

Salford 33 - 16 Huddersfield

Salford 33 – 16 Huddersfield

Ken Sio, Joe Burgess, Kallum Watkins, Ryan Brierley and Tim Lafai help Salford stay just a point behind sixth-placed Leeds as the regular Super League season reaches the final stretch; they travel to Catalans Dragons next Saturday in another huge clash Last Updated: 13/08/22 4:34pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player […]

5 changes ahead for borrowers pursuing public service loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: Student loan debt holders take part in a demonstration outside of the white house staff entrance to demand that President Biden cancel student loan debt. Jemal Countess | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images A number of big changes are coming for borrowers pursuing public service loan forgiveness. That program, […]

Kenya gets historic number of female governors from August 9 vote | Elections News

The rise in female governors from Tuesday’s vote is a small but significant improvement over 2017, when three women were elected as governors. Nairobi, Kenya – At least seven of Kenya’s 47 incoming governors are women, compared with only three in the last government, according to the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The […]

The Japan-US Alliance Embraces the Economic – The Diplomat

Tokyo Report | Economy | East Asia The advent of the new Economic 2+2 shows how closely economic issues are intertwined with security concerns. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo co-host the inaugural ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Japanese Minister of Economy, […]

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