In Search of Safe Replacements for Harmful Chemicals Used in Everyday Household Objects

In Search of Safe Replacements for Harmful Chemicals Used in Everyday Household Objects

Members of a family of chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), repel oil, water, stains and heat, thanks to the unique properties of their seemingly immortal fluorine-carbon bonds. After some research, these chemicals were replaced in household objects, yet little information is publicly available on the toxicity of these replacements. (Photo: Orn_france / […]

Police Announce Way for you to Surreptitiously Impede People in general for ‘SAFE Driving’ & Facebook stock Owns One

Police Announce Way for you to Surreptitiously Impede People in general for ‘SAFE Driving’ & Facebook stock Owns One

Crestview, FL — In an unprecedented violation of the right of citizens to be free from unlawful search and seizure, the Crestview Police Department in Florida has announced a most insidious program. Driving safely is now a reason for cops to pull you over—under the guise that you’ll be “offered free pizza.” “A free Papa […]

If the sea floor is sinking, are we safe from sea level rise?

If the sea floor is sinking, are we safe from sea level rise?

Meltwater adds to sea level riseIra Block/National Geographic/Getty By Michael Le Page “We’ve measured sea level rise wrong for 20 years – and it’s higher than previously thought.” Well, no, not really. This is just one of the misleading headlines about the first study to try to work out how much the ocean floor is […]

Why setting ‘safe’ limits for environmental damage won’t work

Why setting ‘safe’ limits for environmental damage won’t work

Did the dodo’s extinction affect ecosystems elsewhere?Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images By Stuart Pimm It is such a seductive idea at a time when environmental worries seem to be multiplying rapidly. So long as we keep the impacts of human activity within set limits we can carry on as we are without jeopardising the ability of Earth’s […]

The Fed Is Safe Under Trump

The Fed Is Safe Under Trump

President Trump is great at stirring up controversies, and throwing red meat to the media. He’s great at keeping the left in a permanent state of hyperventilation. He’s great at rallying his supporters. But when it comes to actual policies, the status quo has been maintained across the board. The warfare is safe. The welfare […]

‘Mini police state’: Students’ union employs ‘safe space marshals’ to control debates

‘Mini police state’: Students’ union employs ‘safe space marshals’ to control debates

King’s College London (KCL) students’ union is adopting ‘safe space marshals’ to control student events. Critics say the £12 per hour paid to the new guards out of students’ union contributions is “subsidizing intolerance.” Marshals are being employed by the students’ union to patrol debates and make sure speakers do not offend the audience. They […]