Alicia Kay Nelson

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The secret life of teen scooter outlaws

Teenagers are flocking to electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements that riders be age 18 or older<p>Angelica watched nervously as the police officer questioned the boy. It was a humid Wednesday in Los Angeles, and even though she didn’t know the boy, she overheard that he …

Long-form Journalism

Pictures of the Week 9.21.18

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Why Silicon Valley Pretends It Doesn't Make Money

I am constantly amused that some of the world's richest companies pretend they aren't trying to make money.<p>The Wall Street Journal had a smart …

China

Adobe confirms it's buying Marketo for $4.75 billion

Adobe on Thursday announced that it's acquiring Marketo, a company that sells marketing software, from Vista Equity Partners for $4.75 billion.<p>The …

Adobe

The Five Battlefields for Control of the House

Democrats or Republicans will piece together a House majority from across five main types of congressional districts that are most competitive this fall. Here’s our field guide to those races.

Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sandwiched between Building 20 and Building 21 in the heart of Facebook’s campus, an approximately 25-foot-by-35-foot conference room is under construction.<p>Thick cords of blue wiring hang from the ceiling, ready to be attached to window-size computer monitors on 16 desks. On …

Sheryl Sandberg

Google testing a rebrand of Google Feed with ‘Discover’

Over the past several months, Google has been testing various tweaks to the Google Feed on Android. These design changes could now be accompanied by a complete rebrand of the feature to “Discover.”<p>Google is currently testing (via <i>Reddit</i> and <i>XDA</i>) a rebrand of the Feed tab in the Google app to …

Google Apps

Elon Musk just announced that SpaceX will livestream its 2023 moon mission in virtual reality, in real time

• <b>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company's manned mission to the moon planned for 2023 will be livestreamed in real time, in virtual reality.</b>• <b><br>"It'll feel like you're there in real-time minus a few seconds for speed of light," Musk said.</b>• <b><br>Musk also anticipates SpaceX's Starlink satellite system to</b> …

Moon

China says it will immediately retaliate when Trump tariffs take effect

BEIJING — Beijing struck back Tuesday against President Trump’s new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, vowing it would immediately retaliate when they take effect and threatening a protracted dispute that could raise the prices of household goods in both countries.<p>Chinese President Xi …

China

General Mills: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

General Mills Inc. (GIS) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $392.3 million.<p>The Minneapolis-based company said it had net income of 65 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 71 cents per share.<p>The results …

Fortune 500

New Type of Night Vision Found

Science & Innovation<p>In a lab shrouded in darkness, scientists looking at mouse retinas discovered something eye-popping.<p>Animals in darkness need to adjust their eyes to navigate a host of situations, whether they’re straining to see the galaxy next door or avoiding being turned into dinner. In most …

Fish

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to fly a Japanese billionaire and several artists on a tourist trip around the moon

Elon Musk attempted to write the next chapter in his quest to open up space to the masses by announcing on Monday night the first paying tourist that his company, SpaceX, seeks to fly on a trip around the moon. Speaking at SpaceX’s headquarters outside of Los Angeles, he introduced Yusaku Maezawa, …

Business

Trump set to press ahead new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods despite talks

President Donald Trump is readying a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods ahead of scheduled trade talks with Beijing, a senior administration …

Tariffs

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

Health workers selling simple cures door-to-door are saving lives

To tackle childhood diseases in rural Africa, Living Goods founder Chuck Slaughter borrowed a page from the cosmetics giant Avon’s playbook, now with …

Community Health

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Gas explosions trigger deadly chaos in Massachusetts

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Deadly gas-line explosions tore through several communities north of Boston on Thursday, setting dozens of homes on fire, forcing evacuations across three towns, seriously injuring 10 people and leaving one man dead after a piece of chimney fell on his car.<p>Hours later — after …

Natural Gas

At least 4 deaths linked to ‘powerful, slow and relentless’ storm pummeling North Carolina

<i>Follow Saturday’s updates here</i>: At least five dead, nearly 1 million without power as Florence swamps Carolinas<p>Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. At least four deaths have been linked to the storm, …

North Carolina

Storm surge of 10 feet reported in Morehead City, N.C., as Hurricane Florence approaches

The water level at Cherry Branch Ferry Terminal on the Neuse River in Morehead City rose 10 feet above normal, according to the National Hurricane Center. The center is warning of life-threatening flooding and inundation because of this surge along the coast of the Carolinas.<p>To provide our readers …

Neuse River

The strange truth about the pill

There are nine different kinds of hormones in the contraceptive pill – some of which have subtle 'masculinising' effects. Why? And should we be concerned?<p>It all started with a Mexican yam.<p>It was 1942 and a chemistry professor from Pennsylvania was looking for a cheap source of progesterone. The …

Contraception

The Perfectionist

<i>Mac Miller died on Friday, September 7.</i> <i>This profile was reported in mid-August.</i><p>Mac Miller is nervous. He’s pacing, running scales and planning …

Mac Miller

Humans Are Destroying Animals’ Ancestral Knowledge

Bighorn sheep and moose learn to migrate from one another. When they die, that generational know-how is not easily replaced.<p>In the 1800s, there were so many bighorn sheep in Wyoming that when one trapper passed through Jackson Hole, he described “over a thousand sheep in the cliffs above our …

Habitats

Google’s Pixel 3 event will take place on October 9th

Gosh, I wonder what it’s announcing?<p>Google has sent out invites for an October 9th event that will almost certainly be the official announcement of the thoroughly leaked Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. There’s not much to go by from the invite in terms of clues — just a simple “I <3 NY” phrase, …

Google Home Mini

How Duterte Used Facebook To Fuel the Philippine Drug War

"We were seduced, we were lured, we were hooked, and then, when we became captive audiences, we were manipulated to see what other people — people …

Long-form Journalism

Google’s 20th anniversary: how the world’s best search engine ate the world

The biggest moments, product launches, and acquisitions throughout Google’s two-decade history<p>No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet, and modern life, than Google. The company that started as a novel search engine now manages eight products with more than …

Motorola

Nike’s Big Gamble on Colin Kaepernick

For the past two years, Nike has kept Colin Kaepernick on the bench despite an endorsement partnership that dates back to 2011. In 2016, Kaepernick …

Sexual Harassment

Why Hasn’t Science Solved Acne Yet?

Dermatologists are cautiously optimistic that a new vaccine could work better than so many other flawed treatments.<p>There are dozens, if not hundreds, of theories on preventing and treating acne. Some people swear by supplements. Others sing the gospel of giving up dairy or even drinking dog pee in …

Birth Defects

Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Much of the central Gulf Coast was under a hurricane warning late Monday as Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to strengthen, continued its march from the Florida Keys.<p>The warning covers all of coastal Mississippi and Alabama, the National Hurricane Center said.<p>Gordon could be a …

Gulf Coast

10 Best Pictures of the Day 9.3.18

Serena Williams