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This CEO Took A Pay Cut To Give Employees $70,000 A Year. Now He’s Battling Amazon.

Tech entrepreneur Dan Price is working to curb the dangers of "unbridled capitalism."<p>Three years ago, Dan Price became famous overnight for putting his money where his mouth was.<p>The then 31-year-old tech entrepreneur made headlines worldwide by announcing he was slashing his own $1.1 million pay …

Domestic Violence

Surgical Checklists Save Lives — but Once in a While, They Don’t. Why?

Late last year, I witnessed an extraordinary surgical procedure at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. The patient was a middle-aged man who was born with a leaky valve at the root of his aorta, the wide-bored blood vessel that arcs out of the human heart and carries blood to the upper and lower reaches …

Medicine

Five White House Staffers Leak Meeting About White House Leaks

Axios reported on Saturday some rather delicious details from a meeting in which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reprimanded her …

Donald Trump

Trump Made 6 Populist Promises. He Has Now Broken Them All.

One of Donald Trump’s most well-received and attention-grabbing campaign promises was that he would allow the federal government to negotiate the …

Donald Trump

Why Was Her Vision Jerky and Blurry if There Was Nothing Wrong With Her Eyes?

The young woman rubbed her eyes. The numbers and letters on her computer screen jumped erratically. So did the world around her. This had happened before, but late at night when she was tired, never in the middle of the day. The light from the screen suddenly seemed too bright. And her headache, …

San Diego

What Charles Koch and Other Donors to George Mason University Got for Their Money

FAIRFAX, Va. — A group of student activists sat in the library at George Mason University this past week feeling both vindicated and violated.<p>The group, Transparent GMU, had sued the university and its fund-raising foundation last year after it was denied requests for documents that it suspected …

George Mason

Your Coffee Addiction, by Decade

<b>Early Twenties (Experimentation)</b><p>The woman behind the counter raises an eyebrow and scowls as she hands you twelve ounces of syrupy lavender-mocha latte buried under whipped cream. You don’t have time to figure out why baristas are such judgmental jerks. You have a midterm paper to write. You take a …

Coffee

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Each month, NPR Music invites DJs from public radio stations across the country to share the songs they can't get enough of. The result is a consistently diverse and infectious mix of songs from established stars and up-and-coming artists.<p>This month's playlist features a rollicking collaboration …

Evangelical Christianity

Diagnostic device uses smartphone to check almost 100 samples at once

Smartphone-based diagnostic devices allow doctors in resource-poor regions to perform tests that would otherwise involve sending samples off to a …

Medical Technology

Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt, and More Amazing Discoveries

See dazzling developments spanning the world of science from archaeology to ecology to medicine.<p>No-Melt Ice Cream<p>Scientists have found a solution to sticky ice-cream hands—entirely by accident. After the 2011 tsunami damaged Japanese strawberry fields, the fruit was too unsightly to be sold whole. …

Archaeology

‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis

BALTIMORE — In a 14-hour operation, a young military veteran whose genitals were blown off by a bomb received an extraordinary transplant: a penis, scrotum and portion of the abdominal wall, taken from a deceased organ donor.<p>The surgery, performed last month at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was the most …

Medicine

NASA scraps a lunar surface mission — just as it’s supposed to focus on a Moon return

But NASA says the cancellation is temporary<p>NASA is pulling the plug on its only planned robotic mission to the Moon’s surface. The space agency has reportedly canceled its Resource Prospector — a small rover that was designed to excavate materials such as hydrogen, oxygen, and water from the lunar …

Space Science

A New Spider Family Tree Tries to Untangle the Evolution of Webs

Spider webs present an intriguing challenge to evolutionary biologists.<p>These finely honed death traps come in many forms, from the trampoline-like construction of the sheet web spider, to the instantly recognizable filigree of the orb weaver. Orb-style webs are made by diverse spiders, however, and …

Biology

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

They're called 'co-pay accumulators,' and they're a way insurers make you pay more for meds

Mary Hawley takes the widely used drug Humira for her rheumatoid arthritis. It can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year, but for nearly a decade Hawley has been assisted with discount coupons from the drug's manufacturer, AbbVie.<p>"You pay $5 max," she told me. "They pay whatever is left …

Pharma

Track’s Absurd New Rules for Women

Caster Semenya, the South African middle-distance runner, is the world champion in the women’s 800 meters. But because of new regulations unveiled on Thursday by the International Association of Athletics Federations, she’ll never be able to win that race on the global stage again as a woman — …

International Olympic Committee

Retired Four Star General's Blistering Reaction to Donald Trump's 'Fox & Friends' Interview Is Basically All of Us

Retired four-star General Barry McCaffrey lambasted President Donald Trump in a scathing tweet Thursday evening, hours after Trump gave an angry, …

Donald Trump

The gospel of climate change: Green pastors bringing environmentalism to evangelicals

While many evangelical Christians dismiss climate change as major concern, some scripture-citing environmentalists within their churches are on a mission.<p>Preaching an environmental message to evangelicals is a bit like, as the New Testament says, casting seeds on rocky ground.<p>And few people know …

Climate

Players Have Crowned A New Best Board Game — And It May Be Tough To Topple

If we’re living in a golden age of board games, then the website BoardGameGeek is the internet’s sifting pan. The bounty of games overfloweth — one …

Board Games

Senate confirms a homophobic climate change denier with no scientific credentials to lead NASA

Homophobic climate change denier Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) "has made a career out of ignoring scientific expertise" says Sen. Brian Schatz …

Clean Technology

The Times Just Won 3 Pulitzers. Read the Winning Work.

The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, bringing its industry-leading total to 125 since the prizes were first awarded in 1917.<p>The Times was recognized for coverage that led to an international reckoning on sexual harassment; investigating the connections between associates of …

Donald Trump

Who Are Diamond and Silk? A Look at 2 Pro-Trump Social Media Stars

They have feuded with Facebook, been defended by Senator Ted Cruz and were mentioned by Mark Zuckerberg in remarks before Congress. They are Diamond and Silk.<p>Diamond and Silk are African-American sisters, Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who became known during the 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production

Tesla's affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS's Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little more insight into how the production process has fallen short. While escorting King through the company's Fremont, California-based …

Tourism creates thorny ethical dilemmas. Isn’t that the point?

On a recent holiday in Cambodia, as I marveled at the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex, a commotion broke my reverie.<p>I had already noticed the other tourist involved: a white woman wearing an Asian conical hat. I had snapped a photo of the mesmerizing Baphuon temple with her in the foreground, …

Communist Party

We are proud to be 'rednecks'. It's time to reclaim that term

Recent waves of protests and strikes in West Virginia invoke the memory of a now notorious figure in American history: the redneck.<p>To call someone a “redneck” now divides us, when the term was created to unite us. And this distortion only benefits rednecks’ original enemies – corrupt politicians …

Black Lives Matter

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Startups

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

The Best Spotify Playlists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

The act of listening to music is pretty straightforward, but being a dedicated music fan takes a lot of work, because it requires answers to many questions: What’s the best way to listen to your music? How do you keep up with what’s current in music? How do you discover new music?<p>With the rise of …

In the #MeToo Era, France Struggles With Sexual Crimes Involving Minors

PARIS — Having twice before run into an 11-year-old named Sarah in the neighborhood, the 28-year-old man chatted amiably with her and said he had something to show her at an apartment building nearby.<p>But once the elevator doors closed, she became afraid, she told the police and her lawyer, Carine …

North Africa

When Liberals Become Progressives, Much Is Lost

WORCESTER, Mass. — On the night of his election to the Senate in 1976, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Democrat of New York, declared: “I ran as a liberal. I was elected as a liberal.” This month, discussing her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, Cynthia Nixon called for …

Middle-class