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TV at the Gym

When you watch television for work, many questions come up regarding your viewing habits. How do you watch so much? And don’t you get tired of watching? No, actually: I like television. And in my case, I have the benefit of multiple screens. There are plenty of shows that I watch on a swanky …

Student Perspectives on Race and Education in Tuscaloosa — ProPublica

<i>This story was co-published with The New York Times Lens blog.</i><p>“Skin color doesn’t define your intelligence.”<p>“I am not what society thinks.”<p>“Looking …

An illustrated guide to our collapsing Antarctic glaciers

Structurally critical glaciers from the West Antarctic ice sheet are disappearing way faster than we realized, two teams of scientists recently reported.<p>Their papers—one from NASA and the University of California, Irvine, the other from the University of Washington—both say there’s nothing we can …

Global Warming

Electrons' split 'personalities' help solve physics mystery

Electrons, the negatively charged particles around atoms, have split "personalities," and act one way or the other depending on how many of them are around, new research suggests.<p>The finding could help to solve a long-standing mystery about electrical currents in superconductors, which carry such …

FAA considering a fast track for businesses that want to use drones

It's currently illegal to use unmanned aerial drones for anything commercial in the US, something that could be changing sooner than expected. Bloomberg reports that the US Federal Aviation Administration plans a "streamlined" approval process for low-risk commercial uses like farming and …