Oh Noes! Seawater to Volcanoes! and…

…newpaper reporters who can’t divide or have any sense of proportion: While also factoring in temperatures and pressures down below, the researchers concluded that 3 billion teragrams — or a billion kilograms — are being pulled down every million years. Lemme see here: 3 billion (3×109) kilograms every million (106) years, works out to anContinue reading “Oh Noes! Seawater to Volcanoes! and…”

Confucius say “Uh oh”

The Confucius Institutes in the US are in the government’s crosshairs: President Trump is about to sign the new National Defense Authorization Act, which will prohibit funding to Chinese-run Confucius Institutes on American campuses. Texas Senator Ted Cruz added the key amendment to “The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019,” which also restrictsContinue reading “Confucius say “Uh oh””

The Urban Chicken Movement Turns Dark

This is what happens when city folk “play country:” Live poultry in backyard flocks are linked to several multistate outbreaks of salmonella infections that have now sickened 212 people in 44 states, federal health officials warned Monday. Health officials advise washing with soap and water right after touching live poultry or anything nearby. They alsoContinue reading “The Urban Chicken Movement Turns Dark”

Ooo, ooo! I have a better idea!

Those wily Brits have identified some major stumbling blocks in their education system: Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling toContinue reading “Ooo, ooo! I have a better idea!”

Cultural Appropriation for Me, Not for Thee

So some woke Chino-American gets his knickers in a twist because a Caucasian young lady wore a cheongsam as a prom dress.  But somehow, I don’t think he had a problem with something like this: To me, women of color wearing Daisy Dukes is an especially un-woke cultural appropriation, since her TV brothers drove aroundContinue reading “Cultural Appropriation for Me, Not for Thee”

Silicon Valley meets the Urban Chicken Movement…

…and does it in style. It’s not uncommon here to see chickens roaming in their owners’ homes or even roosting in bedrooms, often with diapers on, according to Leslie Citroen, 54, one of the Bay Area’s most sought after “chicken whisperers,” who does everything from selling upscale chickens and building coops to providing consultation toContinue reading “Silicon Valley meets the Urban Chicken Movement…”

OK, so I’m just a little “fabulous.”

“Plus sized” is out, “fabulously sized” is in.  This is the latest spin from K-Mart: Now, in a push to move beyond labels, Kmart is calling their line of plus-size fashions “Fabulously Sized.” This comes at a time when body-positivity and inclusivity is on the rise with fashion shows adding curvier models and celebs fightingContinue reading “OK, so I’m just a little “fabulous.””