Re: How much does sexual orientation define societal roles?
I'm not sure about societal roles, but I know I have asked myself why I find it so difficult to relate to a person without knowing their sexual orientation? I don't care if they are gay, straight, bi, trans, or hetero. But people with ambiguous sexuality throw me for a loop. It's as though I'm foundering, feeling with my toes for common ground that eludes me. I should be able to relate to, and communicate with, others as human beings. And no doubt, were I to spend time with a sexually ambiguous person, I would learn enough about him or her to be able to do that. But on a first or casual meeting, I find myself uncomfortable. Is that societal or the built-in response of an organism that is subconsciously always evaluating others in terms of threat to survival? In this modern age, such a species-oriented concern should be laughed off, shouldn't it? And yet, I can't help but feel that is what is at the root of my discomfort.
From computer hacking to biohacking, Dave Asprey has embarked on a quest to reverse the aging process.
- As a teenager, founder of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, began experiencing health issues that typically plague older adults.
- After surrounding himself with anti-aging researchers and scientists, he discovered the tools of biohacking could dramatically change his life and improve his health.
- He's now confident he'll live to at least 180 years old. "It turns out that those tools that make older people young make younger people kick ass," he says.
French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- The French government initially invested in a rural solar roadway in 2016.
- French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- Solar panel "paved" roadways are proving to be inefficient and too expensive.
A new study estimated the untapped potential of wind energy across Europe.
- A new report calculated how much electricity Europe could generate if it built onshore wind farms on all of its exploitable land.
- The results indicated that European onshore wind farms could supply the whole world with electricity from now until 2050.
- Wind farms come with a few complications, but the researchers noted that their study was meant to highlight the untapped potential of the renewable energy source in Europe.