Jeffrey Epstein Was Their Teacher. He Became A Monster.

Some remember him as a caring teacher; others remember him as lousy. Some remember him as a creep. Some remember him as just one of many young faculty members, who barely would have stood out if not for his penchant for dressing in long, flamboyant fur coats.  In recent days, former teachers and alumni from The Dalton School in New York City have been reconnecting via long group email chains and Facebook comments to discuss memories of the infamous financier according to The New York Times William Barr oversees the office that is prosecuting Epstein. The joke has been this is the Epstein-Barr problem at Dalton,” said Harry Segal, a senior lecturer at Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College …

Electric cars: Our experts answer your questions

Phil: How much does it cost to put an electric charging point in your home? Sarah: What happens to electric car batteries at the end of their life? Are they sent to landfill to pollute in a different way? Tom: Under European Union law it is illegal for vehicle batteries to be incinerated or sent to landfill. However, the UK currently has no specialist facilities which can commercially separate the metals in the battery for reuse. The numbers of used lithium-ion electric car batteries produced in Britain are still relatively low. Any old batteries can be exported to a European country which does have specialist recycling facilities. The batteries are then incinerated at high temperatures and roughly 50% of each …

Russia Launches Telescope Into Space To Map The Cosmos In ‘Outstanding’ Detail

new telescope into space, marking a major milestone for the country’s space science program — and potentially paving the way for the mapping of the cosmos at a level of detail never before achieved. The Associated Press reported. The rocket was launched, following L2 Lagrange point, which the craft is expected to reach in “Lagrange points are unique positions in the solar system where objects can maintain their position relative to the sun and the planets that orbit it,” AP explained.  parking place” for observatories as it offers a  It would be the first-ever map of the universe Such a map “will be essential to solve the core questions of modern cosmology,” Roscosmos  The agency added that the telescope, which has …

This “Flavor Guru” Creates Ben & Jerry’s Flavors For A Living

Courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s Natalia Butler Is The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru Who Creates Your Fave Treats By Amanda Fama 2 days ago Whether you walk down the frozen foods aisle or peek into your freezer, there’s a good chance you’ll see a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. If you’re anything like me, it’s probably super creamy and full of chocolatey chunks. That’s the beauty of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, though: It’s notoriously smooth, gooey, and packed with jumbo pieces in every spoonful. Believe it or not, each irresistible flavor is concocted by professional food scientists who know what you want for dessert. One of them is Natalia Butler, a flavor guru at Ben & Jerry’s. Butler …

Can’t Set Off Fireworks? Try These Science-Backed Alternatives

The Fourth of July, Independence Day, America’s birthday—whatever you want to call it, this holiday is a time for celebration. As it evokes the rich history of a proud, tumultuous country, the Fourth of July reminds us of all that we have in common, of the single, shared yearning that resides deep in the heart of every human being: the desire to blow things up. July Fourth is a holiday designed to terrify dogs and assert America’s dominance through firepower. Fireworks are visceral and exciting. But for some people, launching or even watching fireworks is not an option. Maybe you’re shackled by local noise ordinances, or are a conscientious resident of wildfire country. Maybe you just live in a state …

Scientists discover radiation leak ‘100,000 times normal level’ from Russian nuclear sub wreck

The submarine’s conning tower. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) The institute said that findings were around 100 Becquerel (Bq) per liter as opposed to around 0.001 Bq per liter elsewhere in the Norwegian Sea. The highest level measured in a sample at the wreck site was 800,000 times higher than normal, according to the researchers. CHERNOBYL’S RED FOREST MAPPED BY DRONES AS SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RADIOACTIVE HOTSPOTS However, scientists noted that other samples from the same duct did not contain elevated levels of radiation. Undersea drone Ægir 6000 captured footage of the Soviet-era Komsomolets submarine. (Institute of Marine Research Norway/Ægir 6000) “Over the past few days we have also taken samples a few meters above the duct. We didn’t find …

Is It Better To Work Out In The Morning Or At Night? Betches

So much of fitness is divided into teams. We have Team Yoga vs. Team Bootcamp, Team Gyms vs. Team Outdoor, Team Workout Solo vs. Team Workout Class. Now, we have Team Early Risers vs. Team Night Owls. Some people will work out early in the morning, while others find they put their best effort in later in the day or even late at night. Today, I’m going to break down the pros and cons of working out in the morning and at night that I have found in science and from personal experience. As always, I’ll let you decide what is best for your routine. yeah that’s how that works | @sarcasm_only A post shared by diet starts tomorrow (@dietstartstomorrow) …

Stranger Things Season 3’s Most Feminist Moments Betches

Stranger Things is one of my favorite shows ever. I am just so invested in all of it, and I’m super mad we waited two years for only eight episodes that I watched in one day, and now I have to wait another year to see more. Ugh. But in addition to being a love letter to ’80s sci-fi and horror movies, Stranger Things season 3 really does such a great job writing female characters. Especially considering the show’s creators are men. Normally, women in movies and TV are depicted as love interests, almost exclusively. It’s so bad that we have things like the Bechdel test to determine whether women were accurately represented in fiction as more than just objects of desire …

Spike in shark sightings off Cape Cod alarms swimmers, keeps them close to shore

A great white shark spotted by researchers off the coast of Cape Cod.  (Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy) “We don’t swim out like we used to, because the sharks are coming in pretty close,” said Deborah Molinari, who said she has visited Cape Cod nearly every summer since she was a little girl. SHARK SWALLOWED WHOLE DURING RARE DEEP-SEA FEEDING FRENZY OFF SOUTH CAROLINA COAST, VIDEO SHOWS While the chances of getting bitten by a shark are extremely slim, the slew of great white sightings so close to shore has first responders along the beach preparing for the worst. “This problem has intensified over the last decade. We’re really taking an aggressive posture this year,” said Anthony …

Coco Gauff took a science test just before trying to qualify for Wimbledon. She’s now an international sensation

(CNN)Before her sensational debut in Wimbledon’s main draw, 15-year-old American tennis player Cori “Coco” Gauff had to win some qualifying matches just to get there. READ: Gauff signs multi-year sponsorship contract She says only one of her teachers even knew she played tennis. The rest will know now. “I ended up getting a B on the exam, which was pretty good, considering I took it at 11 at night and I have to wake up the next day for a match,” Gauff told CNN’s Christina Macfarlane on Saturday, two days before she’d play Williams. “After my science test, I guess some of my teachers saw (an) interview. Before that … only one teacher knew I play tennis, and I don’t …

Revolut opens tech hub in Berlin

Fintech startup Revolut is opening a small tech hub in Berlin. There’s already a ton of fintech talent in the city, as it’s the hometown of N26. The company plans to hire 80 people at first for many different tech jobs, from software engineering to data science, product and growth. And this isn’t just about hiring talent in other cities. Revolut plans to customize its product a bit more for the German market, and more generally Europe. In many ways, Revolut still feels like a British app. For instance, if you want to change your card PIN code, the company tells you to use an ATM to change it. This is simply not possible in Germany, France and many European …

‘Mirror Worlds’ Creator Wants to Displace FacebookWith Blockchain

David Gelernter’s giant macaw, Ike, has taken a tumble. One moment he was there, offering agreeable squawks as Gelernter spoke, and then, in a flash of lightning, he wasn’t. Ike is fine, the 64-year-old Yale computer scientist assures me, simply stunned. “Luckily he’s as light as a bird. So he can fall great lengths and it doesn’t bother him,” he says. Now where was he? Oh yes, Gelernter was in the middle of telling me about his plans to revolutionize social media—emphasis on revolution. On Thursday, Gelernter published a post on Medium declaring his grievances against our favorite social media overlord, Facebook. He’s directing his ire into a new company called Revolution Populi, a social network that emphasizes individual data …

Kid Whose Fish Accidentally Swam in Spicy Water Gets Comforted with Science

What these parents thought was a “miracle” actually turned out to be a stupid accident. Thankfully, peppers are spicy as a deterrent for mammals, so there’s a decent chance the fish wasn’t hurt by the potentially catostrophic mistake. For a time when spicy peppers did end up inflicting some burn, here’s a time a kid’s hot sauce mistake damned an entire party to a choking hell. 1 3 5 7 http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/chilies-shark-deterrent/