The Players You Need To Know On The US Women’s Soccer Team Betches

Soccer has never been the most popular sport in the US, but it’s clearly time we pay some serious attention. The US Women’s soccer team is the best in the world right now, and they just won their second World Cup in a row. Compare that to the men’s team, who didn’t even qualify for the World Cup last year. Yikes. The USWNT is still fighting for equal pay despite being way better than their male counterparts, but these ladies are full-on superstars of their sport. If you’re just now getting used to the idea that you should be paying attention to women’s soccer, that’s okay. There’s a lot to keep track of, so we’re breaking down some of the …

Who Is Megan Thee Stallion? 5 Things To Know Betches

If you pay attention to music at all, chances are you’ve been hearing a lot about Megan Thee Stallion lately. And if you haven’t, well, you’re welcome, because I’m about to change your life for the better. It’s tough to keep up with all of the up-and-coming artists in the music industry, but Megan Thee Stallion is definitely one who needs to be on your radar. “Who is Megan Thee Stallion?,” you ask. Well, to start, she’s a 24-year-old rapper from Houston, TX, and she’s on a mission to take over the world. She’s been steadily grinding since 2016, and this year, her career has really blown up with her first major project being released. Now, Megan has gone especially viral with the …

Trees Emit a Surprisingly Large Amount of Methane

This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There are many mysteries in the Amazon. Until recently, one of the most troubling was the vast methane emissions emerging from the rainforest that were observed by satellites but that nobody could find on the ground. Around 20 million tons was simply unaccounted for. Then Sunitha Pangala, a British postdoc researcher, spent two months traveling the Amazon’s waterways strapping gas-measuring equipment to thousands of trees. She found that trees, especially in the extensive flooded forests, were stimulating methane production in the waterlogged soils and mainlining it into the atmosphere. Her 2014 expedition plugged a gaping hole in the planet’s methane budget. And she had …

Pete Buttigieg Unveils Douglass Plan To Combat Racial Inequality

Dubbed “ Since launching his campaign in April, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor has catapulted from relative obscurity to a top-five candidate in the crowded Democratic field. Earlier this month, his campaign announced that it had raised But despite his growing national prominence, Buttigieg has struggled to make a name for himself in African American communities — a hurdle he will need to overcome to clinch the nomination. He has faced criticism for his failure to reform policing in South Bend in the wake of admit responsibility for the lack of diversity in South Bend’s police department. a speech at the annual convention for Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition earlier this month, Buttigieg emphasized that his focus in rolling out …

Twitter’s New Rules Seek To Curb Hate Speech Targeting Religious Groups

announced a new set of rules Tuesday intended to curb dehumanizing language on the platform that specifically targets religious groups. For those unfamiliar with the level of discourse on the social media platform, Twitter helpfully provided some examples of now-banned speech that it will remove: Twitter said the change ― one of many it intends to implement in the near future regarding what it calls “protected groups” ― came in response to a survey with 8,000 responses from Twitter users in 30 different countries. Ultimately, the company wants to clarify what type of tweets will be removed. “If someone was targeted directly and dehumanized on the basis of religious or any other defining characteristic, that was and is a violation,” …

A Rocket-Launching Plane, Nintendo’s New Switch, and More News

Virgin Orbit is dropping rockets out of a Boeing 747, Nintendo is switching up the Switch, and a new design could make the middle plane seat tolerable. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines Virgin Orbit just dropped a rocket from a Boeing 747 Why launch rockets from the ground, when you could launch them with a head start from a plane? That's the thinking behind Virgin Orbit's plan to reduce the cost of getting into space by starting the rocket launch from 35,000 feet. Today's test focused on the rocket's free fall when released from a gutted Boeing …

Why Marijuana Makes Some Of Us Feel Good And Others Paranoid

While some people experience a fun, euphoric high when smoking marijuana, others feel paranoid and anxious. Exactly why marijuana affects people differently has been poorly understood, but a new study published in Scientific Reports suggests one part of the brain may be responsible – at least, in rats. “Until now, it was unknown which specific regions of the brain were responsible for these highly divergent effects of marijuana,” said study author Steven Laviolette, a professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, in a statement. In a lab setting, researchers identified a target region in the brains of rats that Laviolette says “seem to independently control the rewarding, addictive properties of marijuana versus the negative psychiatric side-effects associated with …

Ten unexploded allied bombs at Pompeii, Italian paper reports

Explosives are yet to be located within archaeological area, according to investigation At least 10 unexploded bombs dropped by the allies during the second world war are hidden within the foundations of the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italian media have reported. In August 1943, allied air forces dropped 165 bombs on Pompeii, in nine different air raids. Ninety-six bombs were located and deactivated, the Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump’s Top Navy Pick Turns Down Appointment

The sudden move by Adm. William Moran may add to the perception of turmoil in the Pentagon’s senior ranks, coming less than a month after Pat Shanahan abruptly withdrew from consideration to be defense secretary after serving as the acting secretary for six months. Moran had been vetted for promotion to the top uniformed position in the Navy, nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate in May to succeed Adm. John Richardson as chief of naval operations and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “As painful as it is to submit my request to retire, I will not be an impediment whatsoever to the important service that you and your families continue to render …

Biden Would Consider Nominating Garland For The Supreme Court. Again.

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked Supreme Court, claiming President Barack Obama had no right to fill a court vacancy in an election year ― a standard he has since said he  That brazen act, Now, former Vice President Joe Biden says he’d be open to nominating Garland to the Supreme Court again if given the chance. interview with the Iowa Starting Line on Friday.  “I have pretty good relationships on both sides of the aisle,” Biden added, recalling the dialogue around Garland at the time. “I’d say, ‘What are you doing, you’re setting a horrible precedent here.’ And the answer was, ‘I know Joe, but if I go, I’m in a red state, if I go ahead and just call for a hearing, the …

People Are Skipping 4th Of July Fireworks To Comfort Scared Shelter Dogs

“When they have these noise phobias, it’s horrible,” noted veterinarian Marty Becker Wesley Nitsckie Image credits: Last year, over 300 local community members showed up at the shelter’s two locations around Phoenix, Arizona to comfort the scared dogs. Image credits: Amy Engel, who is in charge of the AZ Dawg Saverz Facebook page and attended Calming the Canines last year, said that she definitely plans on attending this year as well. wrote. “It was so, so awesome because the dogs absolutely love the attention and were focused on the people and not the fireworks going on outside.” Image credits: And it wasn’t just a one-time thing. After the event, people have developed a lasting bond with the dogs that they …

While You Were Offline: Trump Went Into North Korea

To begin with, a programming note: While you're reading this in its usual time slot, it was compiled before the July Fourth holiday, so—unfortunately—there's not a collection of tweets about President Trump's reportedly expensive Independence Day celebration. Apologies for that. Nonetheless, there's still a lot to catch up on. Last week was one that uncovered a secret Facebook group where immigration officials joke about migrant deaths, even as more and more people die in US custody and conditions at border facilities turn out to be worse than believed. It was also the week where the Trump administration let go of its quest to have a question about citizenship on the 2020 US census, and everyone continued to fall in love …

Ariana Grande Gets Real About Onstage Breakdowns: ‘I Cry A Lot’

Ariana Grande wrote a candid note to fans on Sunday after a video showed the singer In a now-deleted Instagram post, Grande said that tour life is “wild” and told fans that sometimes, she struggles with it all.  the 26-year-old wrote. “So sometimes I cry a lot!” Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Ariana Grande performs during her Sweetener World Tour at Madison Square Garden on June 18 in New York City. Grande has experienced a series of hardships over the last few years. The “Thank U, Next” singer has routinely spoken about suffering from Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Grande performing at Madison Square Garden.  died from an accidental overdose in September 2018. The following month, Grande called off her engagement to …