DEA crackdown across Florida nets 300 arrests, heroin, opioid pills and yacht

One of those arrested was Thomas Renckley, 31, who was led out of his Jacksonville home in handcuffs Thursday on suspicion of running a drug house. FENTANYL A ‘GAME CHANGER’ IN DRUG WAR, SAYS DEA SPECIAL AGENT “It’s a polydrug, which means there are several types of drugs in that house,” DEA Special Agent Mike Dubet told the station. “There [are] guns in there. There’s also stolen property.” Agents also found what they believed was an explosive device, the station reported. Small planes and the yacht were among the assets seized totaling $3.3 million. FEDS ARREST 32 IN KICKOFF OF SAN FRANCISCO DRUG, CRIME CRACKDOWN Also confiscated were 600 pounds of heroin, opioid pills and fentanyl, according to the station. In Ormond Beach, authorities …

Malcolm Gladwell: Im just trying to get people to take psychology seriously

The Canadian writer made his name bringing intellectual sparkle to everyday subjects, and his new book – about how strangers interact with each other – is no exception In the flesh, Malcolm Gladwell is exactly as I imagined him to be: engaging, polite, dauntingly cerebral and supremely self-assured in that way that the exceptionally gifted often are. At 55, there is still something of the sporty, if slightly gawky, teenager about him; his jeans and a lightweight hoody accentuate his height and wiry thinness. The signature afro has been tamed somewhat and, if anything, makes him look even younger. He is not big on small talk, and one senses that every hour in his working day is geared towards maximum …

The science behind the climate crisis

(CNN)Not sure how we found ourselves in this climate crisis? Carbon dioxide is called a “greenhouse gas” because of its ability to trap solar radiation in the Earth’s atmosphere like a blanket and heat up the planet — acting the same way a greenhouse keeps plants warm and growing. All of this carbon dioxide is warming the planet. CO2 naturally occurs in the atmosphere and without it, the planet would be too cold to support life. But human activity, like the burning of fossil fuels for energy, has increased the gas to dangerous levels, increasing the thickness of that blanket to the point that the Earth is heating up. Before the Industrial Revolution, the levels fluctuated naturally over many thousands …

Amazon fires produce 220-degree scorched earth, dense smoke in new NASA images

NASA’s ECOSTRESS captured a snapshot of fires burning in the Bolivian Amazon on Aug. 23, 2019. AMAZON FIRES: WHY IS THE RAINFOREST BURNING? The blazes that have been ongoing for more than three weeks have captured the world’s attention and prompted an outcry over deforestation and land use in the biodiverse region. The international community has pleaded with Brazil’s government, led by President Jair Bolsonaro, to do more to fight the fires. After previously saying he would reject an offer of $20 million in aid to battle the blazes, Bolsonaro seemed to reverse himself. Most recently, the right-wing leader has instituted a 60-day ban on the setting of any land-clearing fires in the country, according to The Financial Times.

Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone breaks yearly eruption record

The Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (Wikimedia) (Wikimedia) GET THE FOX NEWS APP “They’re mostly random and experience phases of alternating eruptive activity,” Michael Poland, the USGS scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, said, according to KXPI. “So while fascinating, it’s not unusual, nor cause for concern.” Poland said that it’s a misconception that geyser eruptions are related to earthquake activity, and that visitors should not fear any deeper changes in the park’s volcanic system. Do you work in Silicon Valley? Contact me at christopher.carbone@foxnews.com or Twitter DM at @christocarbone. (PR pitches by email only, please.) Trending in Science Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The science behind Andrew Luck’s shock NFL farewell

We often look at athletes with awe and envy, blessed with genetic gifts most can only wonder at possessing. But those gifts often come with a price Andrew Luck is human, with tendons and cartilage that can tear and bones that can break. Though his skill might seem superhuman, his ability to heal is not. Faced with the Sisyphean task of rehabbing yet another injury, Luck examining the polarized reaction to Robert Griffin III and Jay Cutlers injuries, researcher Jimmy Sanderson, an assistant professor in sport management at Texas Tech University, noted that, Football is closely tied to a narrow version of masculinity that normalizes and values playing through pain and suppressing injuries in the name of toughness. In that …

Twitter Is Not Happy About Marianne Williamson’s Tweet About Hurricane Dorian

Stephen Maturen/Getty Images News/Getty Images Marianne Williamson’s Tweet About Hurricane Dorian Is Getting Roasted On Twitter By Yvonne Kim 3 min ago The 2020 presidential race is already getting interesting, and perhaps one of the most fascinating figures on the candidate stage is self-help guru Marianne Williamson. Most notable as an inspirational author, Williamson has been trying to leverage that to run for the nation’s highest office, but it hasn’t always gone well. Most recently, Twitter is roasting Marianne Williamson’s tweet about Hurricane Dorian, which may well be the candidate’s own spiritual take on “thoughts and prayers.” Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on Sept. 2 as a Category 5 storm, lingering over the island and wreaking devastation, the full extent …

Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and french fries

(CNN)Eating a diet of french fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one teenage boy lose his sight, according to a case study published in a medical journal. Doctors discovered low vitamin B12 levels and anemia, treating the patient with vitamin B12 injections and offering dietary advice. One year later there were signs of hearing loss and vision symptoms, but doctors did not find the cause. His vision had worsened to the point of blindness by 17 years of age, and doctors identified vitamin B12 deficiency, low copper and selenium levels, a high zinc level, reduced vitamin D level and bone level density, according to a statement from the University of Bristol. By this stage, vision damage was …

Bill Nye Wants a Rematch With Tucker Carlson

The Last Laugh podcast to offer some advice to the 10 Democratic presidential primary candidates who will be participating in CNNs upcoming Climate Crisis Town Hall. After all, the Science Guy has a lot of experience making the case for climate action on TV. Oh god, Nye says when I bring up the appearance he made on Tucker Carlsons show a couple of years ago. As one most prominent white nationalist voice on Fox News under President Trump. I mean hes gotten odder and odder. Besides the racism, Nye was enraged by a recent show in which he The Last Laugh podcast: Stand-up comedian and host of Comedy Centrals Good Talk, Anthony Jeselnik. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate …

50 Times People Witnessed Slightly Annoying Things And Just Had To Share (New Pics)

Of course, when we encounter the opposite – the wonky, the askew, the lop-sided – it triggers a vague feeling of discomfort. This reaction is stronger in some than in others, but even those of us who would consider themselves chill about imperfections can get fixated on certain mistakes. #2 Okay What The Hell #3 Well You’re Not Wrong “And, of course, human beings are symmetrical, at least on the outside (some internal organs like the heart and liver are off-center). Decades of research into sexual attraction have proven that both men and women find symmetrical faces sexier than asymmetrical ones. The leading explanation is that physical symmetry is an outward sign of good health, although large-scale studies have shown …

Mythbuster Killed In ‘Horrific Accident’ – Boyfriend Says ‘We Did Everything Humanly Possible To Save Her’ – Perez Hilton

Sad news today for fans of the Mythbusters and of amazingly badass women in general. Jessi Combs was killed on Tuesday at just 36 years old. An OG build team member for the hit Discovery Channel show, Jessi went on to become literally “The Fastest Woman On Four Wheels” in 2013 when she broke a nearly five decade record for land speed by getting a jet car up to about 398 miles per hour. She later broke her own record in 2016 with an uncanny 478 mph. Apparently Jessi was attempting to set a new record on Tuesday when something went wrong and the vehicle — which was set to attempt nearly 500 mph — crashed in the Alvord Desert, killing the …

Indias Oyo acquires Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica for $10M

India’s Oyo said on Monday it has acquired Copenhagen-based data science firm Danamica as the fast-growing lodging startup works to expand its business in Europe. Neither of the parties disclosed financial terms of the deal, but a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that Oyo paid about $10 million to acquire the Danish firm. Danamica, which was founded in 2016, has built machine learning tools and “business intelligence capabilities” to specialize in dynamic pricing of rental properties. The firm’s algorithm analyzes 144,000 data points every hour and makes 60 million price changes every day with a prediction accuracy of 97% to help hotels boost their revenue, Oyo said. The Indian startup said Danamica would help it scale its technical …

Madeleine Westerhout, Trump’s gatekeeper, was known for her loyalty — until she was pushed out

(CNN)One of the people who has sat the closest to President Donald Trump throughout his presidency isn’t a household name, but her abrupt departure Thursday sent shockwaves through the West Wing. Trump praised her as “a very good person and I thought, I always felt she did a good job.” He said Westerhout had called him to discuss the dinner. She said she had been “drinking a little bit,” Trump said. Trump noted that the dinner was off the record, but he said, “Nevertheless, you don’t say things. You don’t say certain things, so it was too bad.” He added that they had spoken just before he came out to meet the press and he had “wished her well.” Westerhout’s …

Men And Women Are Equally Bad At Multitasking

As the stereotype goes, women are better at multitasking than men. This idea has persisted despite evidence showing just how bad humans are at focusing on several undertakings at once. Could it be that even though humans are bad at it, women are slightly less worse than men? A team of German psychologists put the stereotype to the test. As reported in Plos One, a study investigating gender differences in sequential (task switching) and concurrent (dual tasking) multitasking showed that there was no difference between the results of men and women. They did, however, once again confirm that men and women’s performances suffer when asked to do multiple things at once. Of the 96 participants, half of them were men and …

Meet with General Catalyst investors in September

TechCrunch will partner with General Catalyst for Include Office Hours on September 4th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Partners Niko Bonatsos and Kyle Doherty will meet with underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs to provide key feedback and advice. Founders, apply here! Founded in 2014, TechCrunch launched the Include Program in an effort to leverage the extensive TechCrunch network to facilitate opportunities for underserved groups and founders. The Include Office Hours Program is one such initiative. TechCrunch collaborates with investors to host private 20-minute sessions with startups, where founders can ask for guidance on critical business issues. During September’s Include Office Hours, General Catalyst will be meeting with 12 lucky companies. To be considered for a session with these investors, fill out this …

Newborn Babies Develop “Werewolf Syndrome” After Drug Mix-Up

Some newborn babies have developed an ultra-rare condition known as “werewolf syndrome” following a major mess up with drug labeling. The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) confirmed earlier this month that at least 13 babies have developed “werewolf syndrome” in Spain over the past summer. That number has risen to 17 in recent days. According to the Spanish newspaper El País, 10 babies have been affected in Cantabria, four in Andalusia, and three in the Valencian region. The syndrome is medically known as hypertrichosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal amount of hair growth. Although some cases are relatively mild, it can result in long hair growing all over the body and face, hence the nickname “werewolf syndrome”.  The …