The Free Fall Research Page: Unplanned Freefall? Some Survival Tips

Let’s say your jet blows apart at 35,000 feet. You exit the aircraft, and you begin to descend independently. Now what?

via The Free Fall Research Page: Unplanned Freefall? Some Survival Tips by David Carkeet.

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Vacant Homes Are A Global Epidemic, And Paris Is Fighting It With A 60% Tax

Paris’ 107,000 empty homes might seem like a lot, but it’s becoming strangely normal around the world. New York City had a whopping 318,831 vacant units in 2015. It’s a hot topic in Sydney, where 118,499 vacant units were counted in 2013. Heck, London considers it a critical issue, and they “only” have 22,000 empty homes. There’s a massive numbers of vacant

via Vacant Homes Are A Global Epidemic, And Paris Is Fighting It With A 60% Tax | Better Dwelling.

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How much pee is in our swimming pools? New urine test reveals the truth

Although the researchers were unable to confirm exactly what fraction of visitors were choosing to quietly relieve themselves in the water rather than making the shivery trip to the changing rooms, the results suggest that the urine content was being topped up several times each day.

via How much pee is in our swimming pools? New urine test reveals the truth | Science | The Guardian.

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Why an LSD high lasts for so long

“In terms of microdosing, what we really need are controlled clinical trials, and we don’t have any,” he explains. Some microdosers claim the practice can enhance productivity, focus and mood. Ayelet Waldman, who recently published A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage and My Life, asserts that microdosing on LSD helped her overcome depression and bipolar disorder. “I was suicidal, and now I’m not dead,” Waldman says.

via Why an LSD high lasts for so long | PBS NewsHour.

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Outgoing DA slams APD in letter

“Frankly, if any other group of individuals were acting the way (the Albuquerque Police Department) has allegedly been acting, some of us in law enforcement might refer to them as a continuing criminal enterprise and/or engaged in the act of racketeering,” then-District Attorney Kari Brandenburg wrote. “I appreciate how bold a statement that is.”

via Outgoing DA slams APD in letter | Albuquerque Journal.

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