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Everyday Philosophy: “Is it OK to ghost the people you date?”

Everyday Philosophy: “Is it OK to ghost the people you date?”

“I recently met a guy on a dating app and we went on a few dates. He was nice enough, and there were no red flags, but after the fourth date, I could tell things weren’t clicking, at least for me. Last week, he sent me a text inviting me to a group outing to meet some of his friends. I didn’t know what to say, so I didn’t say anything and decided to ghost him. I’m feeling guilty and conflicted. I’ve been ghosted before, and I know how it feels. It felt awful. Is it ever OK to ghost somebody who really did nothing wrong?” — Emily, California Ghosting was only added to the dictionary four years ago. If you asked your grandma if she’s ever ghosted a boy, she’ll likely look at you sideways. Ghosting might seem like a modern phenomenon but it’s probably only as old as awkward breakups. Emily doesn’t text back, but Georgina in the 16th century didn’t return letters, and Sibi the Babylonian stonemason moved villages to avoid a …

Network of ‘ghost roads’ paves the way for levelling Asia-Pacific rainforests | Deforestation

Network of ‘ghost roads’ paves the way for levelling Asia-Pacific rainforests | Deforestation

A vast network of undocumented “ghost roads” is pushing into the world’s untouched rainforests and driving their destruction in the Asia-Pacific region, a new study has found. By using Google Earth to map tropical forests on Borneo, Sumatra and New Guinea islands, researchers from James Cook University in Australia documented 1.37 m kilometres (850,000 miles) of roads across 1.4m sq kilometres of rainforest on the islands – between three and seven times what is officially recorded on road databases. These ghost roads, which include bulldozed tracks through natural rainforest and informal roads on palm-oil plantations, were “almost always” an indicator of future destruction of nearby rainforests, according to the study published in the journal Nature. They are “among the gravest of all direct threats to tropical forests”, the researchers concluded. “They’re being constructed by a range of people, including legal or illegal agriculturalists, miners, loggers, land grabbers, land speculators and drug traffickers,” said Prof Bill Laurance, a co-author of the study. “By sharply increasing access to formerly remote natural areas, unregulated road development is triggering dramatic …

Off-Broadway Satire ‘Ghost of John McCain’ Is ‘Trash’

Off-Broadway Satire ‘Ghost of John McCain’ Is ‘Trash’

The talent behind the upcoming musical The Ghost of John McCain should not save a front row seat at its premiere for the late senator’s daughter Meghan McCain, as the former cohost of The View and outspoken pundit took to Twitter this week to denounce the forthcoming off-Broadway show, slam its producers and wish it has no success whatsoever. On Wednesday, it was announced that the show is slated for a fall premiere at New York’s Soho Playhouse. The self-described “serious and satirical musical” was written by Scott Elmegreen with music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola, and its producers include political strategist Jason Rose and Max Fose, a former McCain campaign consultant. “This is trash,” McCain wrote of the musical, adding that it’s, “Nothing more than a gross cash grab by mediocre desperate people…I hope it bombs.” McCain, who in 2017 brought the perspective of a staunch conservative and pre-Trump Republican to her co-hosting duties at The View until departing in 2021, has crusaded for her late father’s legacy. It is unclear if she has …

Meghan McCain Slams Upcoming ‘Ghost Of John McCain’ Musical Comedy: ‘This Is Trash’

Meghan McCain Slams Upcoming ‘Ghost Of John McCain’ Musical Comedy: ‘This Is Trash’

Meghan McCain is not impressed by the upcoming off-Broadway musical comedy Ghost of John McCain.  Deadline reported this week that the upcoming show is “a musical comedy set inside the brain of Donald Trump that got under the skin of Meghan McCain.”  The musical is produced by a team including political strategist Jason Rose and late Senator John McCain’s longtime campaign consultant Max Rose. It is set for its off-Broadway debut Labor Day Weekend at the Soho Playhouse in New York City.  On Tuesday, Meghan, the 39-year-old daughter of the late senator took to X (formerly Twitter) to voice her disgust at the newly announced show.  “This is trash – nothing more than a gross cash grab by mediocre desperate people,” Meghan wrote in response to an article about the show. “I hope it bombs.” John McCain and Meghan McCain on 'The View' – Heidi Gutman /Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images Arizona senator and former presidential candidate John McCain died in 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer just shy of his 82nd …

Forests could help detect ‘ghost particles’ from space

Forests could help detect ‘ghost particles’ from space

antenna: (plural: antennae or antennas) In biology: Either of a pair of long, thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans and some other arthropods. (in physics) Devices for picking up (receiving) electromagnetic energy. array: A broad and organized group of objects. Sometimes they are instruments placed in a systematic fashion to collect information in a coordinated way. Other times, an array can refer to things that are laid out or displayed in a way that can make a broad range of related things, such as colors, visible at once. The term can even apply to a range of options or choices. atmosphere: The envelope of gases surrounding Earth, another planet or a moon. coil: Concentric rings or spirals formed by winding wire or some other fiber around and around a core; or the shape that such a wire would make. decay: The process (also called “rotting”) by which a dead plant or animal gradually breaks down as it is consumed by bacteria and other microbes. (for radioactive materials) The process whereby a radioactive isotope …

A Ghost Ship’s Doomed Journey Through the Gate of Tears

A Ghost Ship’s Doomed Journey Through the Gate of Tears

The ballistic missile hit the Rubymar on the evening of February 18. For months, the cargo ship had been shuttling around the Arabian Sea, uneventfully calling at local ports. But now, taking on water in the bottleneck of the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, its two dozen crew issued an urgent call for help and prepared to abandon ship. Over the next two weeks—while the crew were ashore—the “ghost ship” took on a life of its own. Carried by currents and pushed along by the wind, the 17-meter-long, 27-meter-wide Rubymar drifted approximately 30 nautical miles north, where it finally sank—becoming the most high-profile wreckage during a months-long barrage of missiles and drones launched by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The attacks have upended global shipping. But the Rubymar wasn’t the only casualty. During its final journey, three internet cables laid on the seafloor in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait were damaged. The drop in connectivity impacted millions of people, from nearby East Africa to thousands of miles away in Vietnam. It’s believed the ship’s trailing anchor may have broken the …

Ghost ride the whip! Geely shows off fully-autonomous drifting

Ghost ride the whip! Geely shows off fully-autonomous drifting

While many are still skeptical about the plausibility of 100% autonomous vehicles, Geely Auto is showing that its new AI digital chassis can not only safely operate on snow and ice without a driver but can also pull off fully autonomous drifting. See the EV in action in the video below. Geely Auto operates as the primary marque auto brand under the larger umbrella of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. Aside from its own branded EVs, the Chinese automaker owns stakes in plenty of other notable brands we often cover on Electrek, including ZEEKR, Volvo, Lotus, and Polestar. With a knack for advanced automotive technology and nearly forty years of experience in scaled manufacturing, Geely is a notable name in the global EV landscape, pushing the boundaries of what mobility means. That said, Geely has tended to keep its cards close to its chest in recent years and is not usually one to flex its technology too much publicly. Today is an exception as the auto conglomerate is showcasing its new AI digital chassis, …

‘3 Body Problem’ review: The ghost of ‘Game of Thrones’ haunts Netflix’s sci-fi epic

‘3 Body Problem’ review: The ghost of ‘Game of Thrones’ haunts Netflix’s sci-fi epic

It’s impossible not to think about Game of Thrones while watching 3 Body Problem. Netflix’s latest sci-fi series comes to us courtesy of Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who’ve teamed up with Alexander Woo (The Terror, True Blood) for this adaptation of Liu Cixin’s lauded Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. The similarities don’t stop there: Game of Thrones actors and collaborators pepper the entire series. John Bradley (aka Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (aka Ser Davos Seaworth), and Jonathan Pryce (aka the High Sparrow) have prominent roles. Ramin Djawadi composed the show’s music, while frequent Game of Thrones director Jeremy Podeswa helms several 3 Body Problem episodes. SEE ALSO: What exactly is the three-body problem in ‘3 Body Problem’? But perhaps the deepest similarity between 3 Body Problem and Game of Thrones is that of the complexity of the source material — complexity which has rendered both book series to be viewed as “unadaptable.” Game of Thrones owes that label to its wide scope and unwieldy cast, but Liu’s work is an …

Power Book II: Ghost: Starz Drops Trailer for Final Season

Power Book II: Ghost: Starz Drops Trailer for Final Season

Power Book II: Ghost will wrap up Tariq St. Patrick’s story arc, Starz announced on Thursday. The company released a new teaser trailer that shows Tariq appearing to be cornered and in over his head — again —  with other characters caught up in the mix. Season 4 is set to debut on June 7, and will be the final installment in the crime drama.  Longtime Power fans may recall how Tariq’s father, James St. Patrick — aka Ghost — made arrangements in his will for his son to only receive his inheritance on the condition that he completes a four-year degree. That stipulation set up the story premise for the Power Book II spinoff, starting Tariq on a path of attending Stansfield University while juggling duties as a budding drug dealer. By the end of season 3, chaos broke out. Saxe was dead, Tommy took out Tasha, and Tariq kicked off an all-out war with former allies Effie and Monet Tejada’s family.  This sequel series received an early season 4 renewal in 2023 ahead …