Sunday September 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

Ice found on moon; Democrats plan protest

Astronomers have found patches of frost scattered around the moon’s north and south poles which could one day provide a source of water for human visitors. The freshly-analyzed data show that water ice lurks on the ground in a number of spots near the moon’s polar regions that are permanently in shade and so sheltered from the heat of the sun’s rays.  More…

College grads can’t find work despite strong jobs report

According to the government’s unadjusted data, there were 56,771,000 Americans at least 25 years old in the workforce in July who had finished college — compared with 57,260,000 this past February. That’s a drop of 489,000 jobs for America’s most educated. So who is getting all the jobs? This will kill the parents writing those tuition checks, but the winners are “high school graduates, no college, 25 years and over.”  More…

Social media is making children regress to mentality of three-year-olds

Social media and video games are creating a generation of children with the mental and emotional immaturity of three-year-olds, one of Britain’s most eminent brain scientists has warned.  More…

Gallery owner’s $15K gamble on storage locker pays off big time

It was the offer of a lifetime he almost refused. A Chelsea art gallery owner hit the jackpot when he took a $15,000 gamble on a storage locker and discovered that its contents held a half-dozen paintings believed to be by famed artist Willem de Kooning — that could fetch tens of millions of dollars.  More…

Warship carrying $130B in gold is found 113 years after sinking

A sunken Russian warship believed to contain $130 billion in gold bullion and coins has been found off the coast of a South Korean island — 113 years after it was scuttled during the Russo-Japanese War  More….

How news anchors look so gorgeous at the crack of dawn

TV news anchors look effortlessly polished — until you know all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Bright studio lights and cutting-edge HD cameras require a level of artistry that’s half van Gogh, half MacGyver. “Viewers don’t realize what goes into it,” says Maria Licari, who does hair and makeup for CNBC.  More…

Dogs are turning to weed to cope with fireworks

The Fourth of July is good fun for fireworks-loving humans. But for Stella, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, it feels like the end of the world.  More…

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition.  More…

Google Removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct

Google’s unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don’t be evil.” But that’s over, according to the code of conduct that Google distributes to its employees. The phrase was removed sometime in late April or early May, archives hosted by the Wayback Machine show. “Don’t be evil” has been part of the company’s corporate code of conduct since 2000.  More…

‘Roseanne’ cancelled but spinoff without Roseanne Barr possible

“Roseanne” isn’t dead just yet. Executives at ABC are looking into whether they can salvage the hit family sitcom with a new series featuring the show’s remaining actors.  More…

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware. A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started.  More…

This late actress had the best rent deal in NYC

When Patricia O’Grady moved into the top floor of a Greenwich Village walk-up in 1955, she and her three roommates helped sweep the hallway in exchange for a discounted rent of $16 a month. With O’Grady gone, the building owner will be gutting and renovating the apartment, renting it out as a two-bedroom in the $5,000 range.  More…

The royal family has already made a huge mistake

The royal family made a huge mistake in not sending a member of the household to see Meghan Markle’s dad before the wedding, according to a top etiquette expert. The royal wedding fiasco sums up what happens when the royal household is not used to commoners marrying into the family.  More…

Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique ground-breaking. But others say it raises troubling legal and privacy concerns for the millions of people who submit their DNA to such sites to discover their heritage.  More…

Why Kate Middleton’s gown was a royal flop for dress retailers

Just because you’re marrying a prince — or you are Hollywood royalty — doesn’t mean your wedding gown-inspired designs will have a fairy tale result at retail. The problem, said bridal experts, is that the dress Middleton chose wasn’t sexy.  More…