A man who owns large chunks of New York City, inherited millions of dollars in his youth from his father, and is married to a Slovenian supermodel who eagerly agrees with his every word and deed pouted today that the system is set up for him to fail.
"It's so unfair," the straight white man explained to the thousands of reporters around the world who hang on his every word on a daily basis.
"All I ask is that America give people a fair shot at succeeding," added the man, who exists in a society that's given him multiple television shows where he is free to boost his public profile and exercise tremendous power over young businessmen and women, in many cases publicly humiliating them and singlehandedly dictating the direction of their careers. read more
There's nothing wrong with loving your hometown team, but putting that iconography into context is important when you're remembering what it means to celebrate. A recent poster from the National Congress of Indians sheds greater light on this issue. Simply put, they argue that having a Cleveland Indians logo is like having a "New York Jews" or "San Francisco Chinamen," mascots that would be blatantly offensive.
That's a lot of Trump hats.
In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.
"We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked," said ORNL's Adam Rondinone, lead author of the team's study published in ChemistrySelect. "We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that the catalyst was doing the entire reaction on its own." read more
A new advertising campaign from SickKids Foundation showcases the bravery of its patients such as Hartley Bernier, a seven-year-old who spent the first 100 days of his life in the hospital and has been in treatment ever since. At SickKids, more than 80 per cent of patients with cancer survive, about 98.5 per cent of heart surgeries are successful and the mortality rate from liver failure for intestinal diseases like Hartley's has dropped to less than 1 per cent, from 22 per cent in 2000. The new message is one of strength over sadness. "He is a little fighter," Hartley's father said. "Everybody's got to be brave together. That collective energy has a lot of power."