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The House of Hidden Meanings: A Memoir by RuPaul review – poignant, egotistical and often wise | Autobiography and memoir

There is a moment at the end of every series of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Emmy-winning drag queen reality competition, in which the glamorous host asks the finalists to address their younger selves with words of advice and encouragement. No matter how many times you have seen this happen (since its inception in 2009, there have been 16 US seasons, 20 international editions, eight all-star versions and two celebrity spin-offs), watching the contestants open up about their darkest days remains an astonishingly effective…

The Hidden Climate Crisis in Our Rivers

Recent research reveals climate change’s significant impact on river flow seasonality, particularly in the high northern latitudes, with about 21% of surveyed stations showing significant seasonal flow alterations.A recent study has found that climate change is impacting the timing of river flows, especially in the higher northern regions. River flow patterns, which shift with the seasons, are crucial for managing floods and droughts, ensuring water security, and maintaining the health of global biodiversity and…

The surprising hidden costs of using an electric bike

Whether you love them or hate them, electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular on streets and trails around the US. First embraced across Asia before rolling their way across Europe for the last decade, e-bikes are now surging in popularity in North America. But while you’ll see plenty of people espousing the supposed advantages of electric bikes, it’s important to keep in mind some of the hidden costs of owning and using these two-wheeled electric vehicles. The physical exertion of e-bikes…

The Hidden Force Behind Life’s Origin

By Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) March 9, 2024The perplexing phenomenon of homochirality in life, where biomolecules exist in only one of two mirror-image forms, remains unexplained despite historical attention from scientific figures like Pasteur, Lord Kelvin, and Pierre Curie. Recent research suggests the combination of electric and magnetic fields might influence this preference through experiments showing enantioselective effects on chiral molecules interacting with magnetized…

Hidden Waves Wash Fluid Through The Brain While You Sleep : ScienceAlert

While you're peacefully dreaming, your brain is taking care of a few important maintenance tasks. A new study reveals more about the process that ejects waste material from the brain while we're snoozing.The brain produces these waste substances as it expends energy and sucks up nutrients during the day. Taking out the trash is the job of the glymphatic system, however we don't yet have a full picture of how this network of drainage channels functions.Researchers from Washington University in St Louis observed neurons…

Unveiling the Hidden Heart Risks in Cannabis Smoke

A comprehensive study supported by the National Institutes of Health demonstrates a significant link between frequent cannabis smoking and increased risks of heart attack and stroke. Credit: SciTechDaily.comNIH-funded observational study shows risk grows sharply with more frequent use.Frequent cannabis smoking may significantly increase a person’s risk for heart attack and stroke, according to an observational study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart…

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe Interview: Hidden R1 bidirectional charging, R2 NACS, ‘mind-bending’ R3 build timeline, more

Rivian gave us a quick 15 minutes with CEO RJ Scaringe to talk about the R2 and R3. Believe me, we took full advantage of that time to ask the pressing questions you told us you had in our watch party and many others. Some of his answers are the first we’ve heard on the matter. Rivian R3/X !!! It is hard to believe that this secret was kept so well. It is the sign of a company that has its act together and loyal employees. On Rivian R3 vs. R2, there is a contingent within the company…

The Hidden Story of the Somme’s First Detonation

The earth settles following the explosion of the mine beneath Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt on July 1, 1916. Recent research on the Hawthorn Ridge crater from World War I has revealed how an early detonation turned into a strategic blunder for the British, enabling German forces to strengthen their defenses. This study highlights the importance of timing in warfare and offers new insights into the adaptive tactics used by the Germans, significantly contributing to our understanding of the Battle of the Somme and trench warfare…

The Hidden Consequences of Brain Trauma: Study Uncovers New Insights

A new study shows traumatic brain injuries affect the entire brain, not just the injury site, altering how brain regions communicate and adapt to tasks. This insight into brain plasticity opens new avenues for targeted treatment and rehabilitation, with further research planned to explore long-term changes and intervention strategies.Researchers at the School of Medicine at Tufts University have developed a new imaging technology that captures neuronal activity across the entire brain during the initial weeks of…

Many Dementia Cases Could Actually Be a Hidden Form of Liver Disease : ScienceAlert

A recent study of US veterans found that 10% of those diagnosed with dementia actually had a liver condition called hepatic encephalopathy (HE) – a treatable condition.The liver can be damaged by several things, including alcohol, fatty deposits and hepatitis viruses. When the damage continues over several years, the liver becomes scarred (known as cirrhosis) and, at a certain point, can no longer perform one of its critical tasks: detoxifying the blood. Toxins (mainly ammonia) can build up and get into the brain,…