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Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County is most destructive in state history

The onslaught of fires that laid waste to huge swaths of Northern California this month reached a new level of infamy Friday when the 36,432-acre Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County became the most destructive wildfire in modern state history. The...Show More Summary

Long-Time BP Chairman Svanberg to Retire

By Amanda Jordan (Bloomberg) — BP Plc said Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg will retire after overseeing the London-based oil giant through some of the most tumultuous years in its history. Svanberg, 65, joined BP just months before the...Show More Summary

Research puts wildfire risk into historic context

This month's wildfires in Northern California have been the deadliest in United States history, with more than 40 deaths, hundreds still missing and widespread mandatory evacuations. One of the conditions that contributed to the enormous...Show More Summary

Iditarod dogs test positive for opioid painkiller, but musher will go unpunished

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Doping and athletics has been a problem for decades, but usually it’s limited to human races. This month, however, the Iditarod Trail Committee confirmed in a pair of statements that for the first time in its storied history, the annual Alaskan dog sled race that travels nearly 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome wasn’t run cleanly. Several dogs from […]

Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero ‘Strongest Go Player in History

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets :

There is no rest for the weary artificial intelligence: In the five months since being crowned world Go champion, AlphaGo has become stronger, smarter, and more powerful than ever. Insert training montage set […] The post Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero ‘Strongest Go Player in History’ appeared first on

Air Jordan 1 Flyknit BHM

It’s time for Nike’s Black History Month Collection again, and they’ve got a few tricks up their sleeve. Continue reading…

Chevrolet will only build the 2018 Corvette for four months

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette's model year will be one of the shortest in nameplate's history. After the Corvette's Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant went offline in August 2017, production of the 2018 Corvette will restart next month. But the plant will stop building the 2018 model year not long after. That's because the assembly plant will...

Officer with history of racism and harassment of women promoted to Miami Police captain

Javier Ortiz, the head of Miami’s police union, was promoted from lieutenant to captain Wednesday, despite his past harassment of women of color and racist statements. Just a few months ago, Ortiz was recently assigned desk duty and stripped of his gun for harassing and doxxing a woman of color, after she reported a speeding police officer […]

Delta State University Celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Delta State University (DSU) recently hosted its first ever LGBTQ History Month celebration at its Cleveland, Mississippi, campus. Titled “Okra OUT Front,” a reference to their mascot, the Fighting Okra, this celebration included music...Show More Summary

Small-Caps Seeing Historic Squeeze

For the last month we have been noting a dramatic divergence between Small Cap stock prices and their implied risk... We can only remember one such lengthy decoupling in recent history, and that did not end well... And of course this...Show More Summary

Why Have Investigations of Wall Street Disappeared from Corporate Media?

As recently as two months ago, the Wall Street Journal's editorial board was again attempting to write a revisionist history of the criminal conduct on Wall Street that led to the 2008 financial crisis -- the greatest economic bust in America since the Great Depression. Show More Summary

The long, winding history of American dealings with Iraq’s Kurds

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

After Iraq’s Kurdistan region voted for independence last month, forces controlled by the central government in Baghdad began taking back territory acquired by the Kurds over the past two years. The city of Kirkuk — long held by the Kurdish forces — was taken over by Iraqi forces Monday. On Tuesday, militia forces affiliated with the central government took control over […]

Let this Zelda Poe sculpture get you in the spooky Halloween mood

Given that Zelda has such a massive fanbase with decades of history, it's easy to find plenty of amazing creations in any given month. This amazing Poe mold is from legendarytreasures, who creates Zelda scenes with various official merchandise...Show More Summary

13 Non-Travel Books That Changed My Life

I read a lot. Contrary to what you might think, it's not only travel books that I read. History, fiction, self-improvement, Harry Potter...I read it all! This month, I wanted to share a list of my favorite non-travel books that have had a profound impact on my life. Show More Summary

"Long Nasdaq" Takes Over From "Long Bitcoin" As Wall Street's Most Crowded Trade

Last month, Bank of America's survey of active investors revealed something striking: for the first time in history, the response to what the professional community perceived as the most crowded trade on Wall Street, was "Long Bitcoin" (according to 26% of respondents), followed by "Long Nasdaq", while "Short US Dollars" was in third spot. Show More Summary

People Used to Walk… Differently [Video]

People walked differently back in the day.  Related on EcoSalon Modern Ecosystems Get a Little Help from History A Brief Contemporary History of Police Brutality: ‘At Home in the Dark’ This Reading Makes Trump’s Black History Month Speech Even Worse [Video] The post People Used to Walk… Differently [Video] appeared first on EcoSalon.

Satanic Looking Drag Queen with Horns Reads to Little Kids at Michelle Obama Public Library in Long Beach

The Michelle Obama Public Library in Long Beach, California hosted a satanic looking drag queen on Saturday who read books to young children as part of the library’s celebration LGBTQ History Month. The shocking photo of a man dressed...Show More Summary

The War In Iraq and the Death Of Saddam: What America's Prisoners Think

'The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid' documents the relationships American soldiers developed with Saddam Hussein while assigned to care for him in the months leading to his execution.

A flawed argument used by Warren Buffett could be setting stocks up for 'one of the worst disasters in history'

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made a lot of people feel better about historically stretched stock prices earlier this month. Speaking in an interview with CNBC on October 3, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said, " Valuations make sense with interest rates where they are." The investment community breathed a sigh of relief. Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs' chief equity strategist says there is an 88% chance we're heading into a bear market

LONDON — Goldman Sachs has circulated a fascinating but scary research note to clients suggesting that the probability of stocks entering a bear market in the next 24 months currently stands at about 88%, based on the history of previous bear markets. The note is titled "Bear Necessities. Show More Summary

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