The first story is climate change related. Apparently, rising sea levels are already a problem for the US coastline. Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming has Already Begun. Hopefully, the climate change deniers are coming around. (I know I haven't got as much push back as I used to get on the subject.) Personally, I feel Exxon should be held accountable for knowing about the problem in 1981 and not only refusing to do anything about it but actually choosing to cover it up. Because short term profits are better than a future for humanity. Right. [eye roll]
The next one is about El Chapo, the legalization of marijuana and their connection to the Heroin crisis in the US. I often think that if a problem like "the war on drugs" looks easy to resolve then you're not looking deep enough into it. For example, the Middle East situation. (That's an amazing article and a long one. Be prepared to devote a lot of time to it. Great reporting.) From the article: "History never flows in a predictable way. It is always a result of seemingly random currents and incidents, the significance of which can be determined — or, more often, disputed — only in hindsight." There is far too much going on there for an instant resolution--an obvious thought for anyone who has looked into it beyond the Fox News headlines.
Some fascinating research is going on within quantum physics. Turns out, time does not exist in the way we think it does. Reading that article, I couldn't help thinking about how human memory isn't a simple recording of events. It's mutable. It changes over time based upon the person you've become--which means the present most certainly can effect the past. Interesting stuff.
And have an article about a battery that lasts forever. You know, so we can end on an upbeat note. :)
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