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Endurance: It’s All in Your Head, Apparently

At <i>The Atlantic</i>, Paul Bisceglio surveys three new books that consider the brain’s role in extreme endurance sports and how a large part of high …

New Hampshire

A New D.B. Cooper Suspect Has Emerged

The identity of skyjacker D.B. Cooper—a well-mannered passenger on Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 who parachuted out of the skyjacked plane …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Amish Mennonites

More Than 100 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes Near Havana Airport

<b>Updated at 5:26 p.m. ET</b><p>A plane carrying more than 100 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Havana's José Martí International Airport. The plane, a Boeing 737, had been destined for the city of Holguín when it smashed into the wooded edge of a field midday Friday.<p>The official Granma news agency …

Airplanes

Never-Before-Seen Photos of Dalí Prove His Wife Was Way More Than a Muse

Gala Dalí didn't talk publicly about their relationship, but these rare photos speak volumes.<p>Earlier this year an exhibition opened at the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí's Púbol Castle revealing a version of the iconic surrealist as seen through the eyes of female photographers. The photos in the …

Art

Can we treat psychosis by listening to the voices in our heads?

Single Page<p>Sarah was four years old when her spirit guide first appeared. One day, she woke up from a nap and saw him there beside her bed. He was …

Mental Health

Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered

Dee Dee Blancharde was a model parent: a tireless single mom taking care of her gravely ill child. But after Dee Dee was killed, it turned out things weren’t as they appeared — and her daughter Gypsy had never been sick at all.<p><b>For seven years before the</b> murder, Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blancharde …

Crime

A Poem About Your University’s Absolute and Unwavering Appreciation of Its Faculty in Spite of Said Faculty’s Crap Salaries

<i>“A rise in the cost of living chipped away at salary gains by full-time faculty members in the 2017-18 academic year, according to new survey data</i> …

Higher Education

The Semiconductor Standoff

About three years ago, the Chinese government introduced an economic plan, Made in China 2025. The goal was for China to elevate itself from a middle-income country to a high-income country, upgrading its domestic companies so that they can compete with the most technologically advanced companies …

China

Southwest Jet Loses Some Cabin Pressure During Flight, Lands At Dallas Love Field

A Southwest jetliner was hit with a "pressurization issue in flight," the airline says, resulting in oxygen masks dropping and a warning to ground personnel to have paramedics ready when the plane landed at Dallas Love Field on Saturday night. Four of the 120 passengers said they had ear pain as a …

Aviation

Double Amputee Summits Everest Decades After Losing Feet In Failed Attempt

It was roughly 43 years ago that Xia Boyu made his first attempt to scale Mount Everest. The Chinese climber had been in his mid-20s, serving in an expedition that came close to the peak before it unraveled under the force of high-altitude storms.<p>Xia lost his feet to frostbite during that ill-fated …

Mountaineering

Fully Functional Pinball Machine Built Exclusively with LEGO

Bre Burns plays on her fully functional pinball machine, themed in LEGO Classic Space (via Burns)<p>For many, LEGO bricks and pinball machines are mere …

Lego

The new global plan to eliminate the most harmful fat in food, explained

The WHO wants to ban a food ingredient that causes 500,000 premature deaths worldwide each year.<p>For the first time ever, global health officials have asked countries to completely banish an ingredient from the entire food supply.<p>The enemy is trans fats, found in cooking oils and butter alternatives …

Public Health

Black concrete home is made up of nine separate buildings

Talk about spacious<p>Casa Bruma is more compound than house. The black concrete residence, built 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, is comprised of nine structures that when combined create a single home with a sprawling footprint.<p>The architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez describe the …

Architecture

Do Earthquakes Affect an Aircraft Flying Above?

<b>Ron Wagner:</b><p>They sure do, and I experienced it once. It was pretty scary, too.<p>BLYTHEVILLE AFB CIRCA 1978<p>I was flying a VIP jet transport from Andrews …

Language

Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Triggers Walkouts at Cannes

Controversial Danish director Lars von Trier’s new film, “The House That Jack Built,” spurred walkouts at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday. …

Cannes Film Festival

Lissa Rivera's Photos Defy Gender Norms

With her partner and muse, she’s creating a new visual language of gender representation.<p><i>Women are overlooked far too often in photography. How can we continue to combat this erasure? My answer is this column, Woman Seeing Woman. While it’s just the start of solving this problem, I, a female writer</i> …

New York City

There's a $30 million glass mansion in Silicon Valley, located 15 minutes from Facebook's HQ — take a look inside

In the mega-affluent suburb of Atherton, CA — about 15 minutes southwest from Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters — sits a brand-new glass mansion for sale.<p>The house at 96 Ridge View Drive has large glass windows that cover a good portion of its 16,000 square feet of space. It's currently on the …

Silicon Valley

World's easiest tomato sauce is also the most delicious

<b>Like magic, this lip-smacking sauce requires just four ingredients and hardly any work at all.</b><p>It's hard now to imagine a time when Italian food was …

Italian Food

This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Architecture

A Bright Yellow Reading Nook Steals the Show in This Energy-Efficient Portland Abode

In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home boasts sustainable design and vibrant pops of color.<p>When clients approached Portland–based In Situ Architecture to construct a new dwelling for their small family, they had several requests. Not only were they looking to build a property with enough space …

Architecture

Experts Say Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Was Intentionally Crashed

The Malaysian Airlines flight that went missing four years ago with more than 200 people aboard crashed into the Indian Ocean on purpose, aviation …

Airplanes

Are Student Evaluations Really Biased by Gender? Nope, They’re Biased by “Hotness.”

There have been suggestions that students are sexist in their evaluations. We pulled data on 1 million professors to assess.<p>At the end of each …

Republicans Gutted the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Democrats Should Finish It Off.

One of the most remarkable things about the tax bill Republicans passed last year was how it took a rotary saw to the mortgage interest deduction. …

Personal Finance

“Killer Nanny” Sought Psychological Help Just Days Before Murdering Two Children. What Went Wrong?

Our mental health care system is so fragmented and difficult to navigate that even those who know they need help often don’t get it.<p>On Oct. 22, 2012, …

Mental Health

Police Have Reportedly Arrested the Suspected Golden State Killer

Police in California are expected to announce on Wednesday that they have arrested a man suspected to be the Golden State Killer, a serial killer …

Crime

How Did Police Find the Golden State Killer Suspect? Michelle McNamara’s Researcher Has a Hunch.

On Tuesday night, Paul Haynes joined Patton Oswalt and Billy Jenkins for an event in Naperville, Illinois, celebrating <i>I’ll Be Gone in the Dark</i><i>,</i> the …

Crime

The Body That Understands What Fullness Is – Unruly Bodies – Medium

The first weight-loss surgery was performed during the 10th century, on D. Sancho, the king of León, Spain. He was so fat that he lost his throne, so …

How a Notorious Art Heist Led to the Discovery of 6 Fake Mona Lisas

<i>Human civilization has changed a lot over the past five millennia—but our instinct toward fakery, fraud, and flimflam seems to have remained</i> …

This Off-Grid Container Home in Australia Disappears in Nature

Nestled in a tiny town off the coast, this container home echoes the main ingredient the owners had hoped for in a weekend retreat—serenity.<p>There are only 63 people who live in Wye River, Australia, and three of them live here. That is, when they're looking to get away.<p>Given the town's remoteness, …

Off-grid