Russia went all in last week, sending troops across the border with Ukraine and raining shells on the country. Experts are saying Putin’s brash invasion of his neighbor is shifting the world order in significant ways. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.
February 28, 2022 00:07 UTC
Our eye sees only three colors: red, blue, and green, but it identifies other colors by mixing these three colors together. 9 PinkThe Pink Lady: Obsessed woman addicted to pink color | Extraordinary People | New York PostWe have disappointing news for all the pink lovers out there: Pink does not exist. Like purple, pink does not have its own wavelength, but we can see it because it emits the wavelength of the color red. And talking about black and white, the black and white we see around are not pure black and white. Unless we figure out a way to recreate a shiny silver color from scratch without using shiny powders or manipulating light, silver will continue to be gray.
February 27, 2022 20:00 UTC
On the one hand, the first Western sanctions need to be firm enough to show Putin that they’re serious—but not so firm that Putin thinks he has nothing to lose by moving ahead. In other words, there needs to be a credible threat of further, much more serious sanctions to discourage Putin from escalating. On Tuesday afternoon, Biden announced the first phase of sanctions and said more would come if Putin took further offensive actions. Putin may be expecting Xi to bail him out if the Western sanctions start hurting. Besides being five times the size with 10 times the population, Ukraine would give Putin’s army no such safe harbor.
February 23, 2022 07:02 UTC
This month, David Plotz spoke with author Florence Williams about divorce, affection, good friendships, and her new book Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey. David Plotz: You saw a 20-year marriage collapse and wrote a book about heartbreak. When life gave you lemons, you made a book, trying to figure out to make yourself happier and get through it. I tried things [to cure heartbreak] that had some scientific evidence behind them. I also debunked quite a few myths that don’t have so much science behind them.
February 23, 2022 06:00 UTC
Here we take a look at 10 high-dollar auction items of questionable origin. The 2019 Christie’s sale was to another private collector, so the location of the object is unknown until it comes up for sale again. Not surprisingly, the auction house has stood by the item’s authenticity, despite the provenance seeming to not stand up to scrutiny. In 2018, auction house Phillips attempted to give that chance to a lucky fan when they put his Rolex Submariner wristwatch up for sale. The sales, facilitated by auction house Acker Merrall & Condit, were called into question when 22 lots of wine at another Acker auction were identified as fakes.
February 20, 2022 20:12 UTC
___Cross-country skier Therese Johaug of Norway won the women’s 30-kilometer mass start, her third gold at the Beijing Olympics. She crossed the finish line 1 minute and 43.3 seconds behind Johaug to win silver. Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen won bronze 2 minutes and 33.3 second back. The top-ranked Austrians won gold in the Winter Games’ second iteration of the mixed team parallel event, holding off Germany in the final. Austra took silver in the event’s debut at Pyeongchang four years ago.
February 20, 2022 13:43 UTC
Nick KristofIf you can’t BS a residency requirement, should you even be in politics? Some advice for those feeling invincible during the Great Resignation: Before you opt to leave your gold-plated, tenured position as a columnist for the New York Times to try your hand in state politics, do run a quick eligibility check. This week, the Oregon Supreme Court unanimously upheld the secretary of state’s decision that Nick Kristof, who lived and drove and voted in New York until roughly 10 minutes ago, was not eligible to run for governor because he didn’t meet the state’s three-year residency requirement. Politics 101 is learning to BS a residency requirement. You will know Kristof is ready for political office when he's able to pass an Oregon residency requirement while not even pretending to leave New York.
February 19, 2022 23:04 UTC
While complementary medicine refers to something done in addition to traditional treatment, alternate medicine is done instead of the conventional method. Without further ado, here are ten alternative medicines people swear by. 8 Green Tea ExtractThe Truth About Green Tea extractThe weight-loss industry is a multi-billion dollar market. Some people have questioned the amount of green tea extract you ought to have before it’s dangerous. 4 CBD OilHow CBD Oil Impacts the BodyThought you could make it through an article on alternate medicine without encountering CBD oil?
February 19, 2022 21:08 UTC
Was Disney reclassifying Pixar films as unworthy of playing in theaters? Why does Disney release movies for streaming instead of theaters? It turns out they were simply working from a dataset we weren’t privy to at the time. And at least we’ll all be able to agree what to watch on the day the adorable-looking movie about the little girl who can’t stop turning into an even more adorable giant red panda drops on Disney+. The trailer promises a harder edge than Loki or Hawkeye, with more violence and a plot that hinges on the protagonist’s possible dissociative identity disorder.
February 18, 2022 14:10 UTC
In this article, we're introducing you to the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, a near-identical phone to the 11 Pro, but with a 5G-ready Snapdragon 695 chipset. The Redmi Note 11 and 11S are smaller and have 6.43-inch displays, while the pair of Pro's have 6.67-inchers. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G comes packed with all you'd need in a retail package. Unboxing the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5GThe Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G has a flat, matte rear panel that wards off fingerprints and feels great to the touch. There're a lot of things to go over in our full Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G review, like the camera and battery performance.
February 18, 2022 13:50 UTC
The holy grail of air playing is the Air Guitar World Championships held in Oulu, Finland (I see a pattern emerging here!) Another chance to secure a place is through the “Dark Horses Qualifying Round,” a wildcard event held the night before the final. 1 Extreme IroningThe World Extreme Ironing ChampionshipsWhen thinking about adventure, the mundane task of ironing does not spring to mind. Extreme ironing made its humble beginnings in a back garden in Leicester, UK, in the late 1990s. In 1999, Steam embarked on a successful international tour to promote extreme ironing, and in 2002, the first Extreme Ironing World Championships were held in Munich, Germany.
February 17, 2022 21:02 UTC
In reality, it often descends into chaos, with many MPs having been suspended from Parliament due to their behavior. Sometimes, however, politicians are suspended from Parliament not because of their behavior inside the House but rather by what they did outside it. Here are ten shocking moments when British MPs were suspended from Parliament. 9 Lloyd Russell-MoyleBrexit: British MP seizes mace, tossed from parliamentAn even more shocking moment in which an MP was thrown out of Parliament occurred in 2018 when Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a Labour MP, was ejected from the House. During the encounter, the Labour MP was covertly recorded, allegedly offering to buy illegal drugs for a third party.
February 17, 2022 08:51 UTC
This painting exemplifies two core fears we all have—a loss of sanity (autonomy of mind) and coming face-to-face with the unexpected. Who amongst us can claim that they would like to be alone in the wilderness with Mad Kate? 9 Drawings by Abused Children(Tragically) Ongoing, Mixed MediaArt From Suffering – Childhood TraumaThe innocence of children is a miracle. These “works of art”‘ are the hardest to view but perhaps the most necessary in avoiding further evil. Violence and the divine go hand-in-hand in these works, bringing the tale to life in a way words simply cannot.
February 15, 2022 08:59 UTC
We’ve all seen at least one of those nine Planet of the Apes movies wherein simians take over the world, dominating and enslaving mankind in the process. So let us at least examine the possibilities…Related: 10 Crimes That Weren’t Committed By Humans10 Apes Are Super Smart! The truth is that male chimpanzees often wage war with organized force and sheer brutality. If humans were to ever find themselves at war with apes, chimpanzees would most definitely be the front-line soldiers. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed.”—The Lawgiver (Planet of the Apes)Do apes believe in God?
February 13, 2022 21:05 UTC
The concept of commemoration of International Childhood Cancer day was introduced in 2001 by ‘Childhood Cancer International’(CCI), the umbrella patient support organization of childhood cancers comprising parenting organizations, childhood cancer survivor groups, the number of cancer societies and other civil society organizations. In 2019, 402 males and 378 females were diagnosed having childhood or adolescent cancers giving 1 to 1 male to female ratio of incidence of childhood cancers. Common childhood cancers are Leukaemias (blood cancer), bone cancers, Lymphomas (cancer of the lymph nodes) and brain tumours. The Global Registry of Covid-19 in Childhood Cancer: a large multinational study on Covid 19 affected childhood cancer patients revealed that severe disease of Covid -19 infection happens among 20 percent of childhood cancer patients in comparison to 6% of average childhood cancer patients. Most of the childhood cancers are curable if prompt treatment is offered as early as possible.
February 13, 2022 02:11 UTC