To listen to news broadcasts and presidential speeches one could imagine the people of Afghanistan to be eagerly waiting for the ideals of a spirited democracy to take hold. More than likely they are not. In a country where the literacy rate is below ten percent, more than anything they are probably weary of foreign invaders and the wars they bring. But the elite of the country still enjoy relaxing and even sport. Enter Buzkashi, the polo of Afghanistan. Played with a decapitated goat rather than a ball, teams of men on horseback battle for possession before dropping the goat into the end zone.
We could even benefit from more whataboutisms — if they’re used properly.
Sooner or later, Earth is going to be hit by a large enough space object to cause significant damage to humanity. Stopping them isn’t easy.
The recipe for a perfect date night: a rom-com, a bowl of popcorn, and a syringe of testosterone — at least for gerbils, anyway.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
Fluphenazine, once used to treat schizophrenia, is capable of blocking a compound connected to chronic pain.