Island in Chesapeake Bay sinking due to climate change

Island in Chesapeake Bay sinking due to climate change

Newsweek

Smith Island Is Sinking Into the Chesapeake Bay Thanks to Climate Change

Twelve miles off the coast of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tim Marshall and I knife through the salty, choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in an aging white fishing skiff. It’s a clear, bright August morning, and Marshall, slugging cans of Diet Coke, steers us straight for the approximately 4,500 acres of tidal marsh that make up…

Over 300 arrested at electronica music festivals in Southern California

Over 300 arrested at electronica music festivals in Southern California

Los Angeles Times

More than 320 arrested at electronic music festivals in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — More than 320 people were arrested this weekend at two electronic music festivals in Pomona and San Bernardino, authorities said Sunday. On Saturday, the first day of the Halloween-themed HARD Day of the Dead festival at the Pomona Fairplex, 148 people were arrested, according to the Pomona Police Department. Authorities in San Bernardino…

‘Brilliant’ surgeon Ben Carson says Creationism helped him understand the human body

‘Brilliant’ surgeon Ben Carson says Creationism helped him understand the human body

David Ferguson In a speech at Nashville’s massive Cornerstone Church, Republican presidential candidate and retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said that his belief in Creationism helped him to better understand the workings of the human body. According to the Tennessean newspaper, Carson made two speeches at Cornerstone on Sunday, both of which seemed to

Virginia Republican panics over anti-faith conspiracy so huge he can’t even prove it

Virginia Republican panics over anti-faith conspiracy so huge he can’t even prove it

Travis Gettys A Virginia Republican lawmaker said he would need at least two overhead screens to illustrate the links between well-funded organizations he claims are trying to destroy American religious faith. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Chesapeake) outlined the conspiracy during a sermon last month at Great Bridge Baptist Church in his hometown, but he told congregants

Study finds no real difference between male and female brains

Study finds no real difference between male and female brains

Newsweek

A new study has found that differences between male and female brains are minimal, particularly in the part of the brain responsible for memory and emotional responsiveness. The study, published in the journal Neuroimage and carried out by researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, undertook a meta-analysis of 76 previous studies…