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The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military

Incyte Shares Tumble After Cancer Drug Fails in Trial With Merck’s Keytruda

Epacadostat was viewed as one of the more promising of the next generation of cancer drugs<p>Incyte Corp. said its experimental cancer drug failed in a closely watched clinical trial that paired it with Merck & Co.’s Keytruda, striking a blow to combination therapies and sending Incyte and other …

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

Trump Is A 19th-Century President Facing 21st-Century Problems

Since President Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, commentators have asked whether he really understands the office. Over the last few tumultuous …

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. I’d sooner sew buttons than prepare or eat brunch on a Sunday, but Kim Severson’s recipe for breakfast carbonara, which …

Recipes

The News, Explained: Vox Joins Flipboard

If you want to understand the news, Vox has got you covered. Since its launch in 2014, Vox has expanded into a comprehensive news source that gives the lowdown on everything from culture and politics to finance and entertainment.<p>As an explanatory journalism site, Vox specializes in providing—you …

Donald Trump may have forever changed the English language. Sad!

When you say the word "sad," which of these words do you most nearly mean? Heavy, miserable, or pathetic?<p>Until now, those have been the word's main meanings, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. We don't use the word to mean "heavy" much anymore — that's an artifact from the …

Even Cambridge is offering sessions to combat an increase in student stress. But is mindfulness, as some critics insist, just a silly fad?<p>Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. …

Mindfulness

Just How Toxic Is Richard Dawkins?

If you followed him on Twitter, you might think Dawkins was just a loudmouthed incendiary. Read his science writing and you encounter a brilliant …

The Great Republican Revolt

The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?<p>The angriest and most pessimistic people in America aren’t the hipster protesters who flitted in and out of Occupy …

Political Science

Jim Jones, deadly white savior: The tragic legacy of the Jonestown massacre

The most infamous murder-suicide in modern history is also a story of failed mixed-race utopia. An expert explains<p><i>White Nights, Black Paradise</i>, a new novel available from Infidel Books this week, shares a vision of the Jonestown massacre that is rarely emphasized in mainstream literary narratives. …

What It’s Like to Grow Up as a Closeted Gay Extremist Muslim in East London

At 16, Sohail Ahmed was considering an attack on Canary Wharf and joining in on homophobic jokes. Inside, however, he had a secret.<p><i>Sohail Ahmed, 23, was raised in a hardline Islamist household in London's East End. He was taught to despise his country of birth, all of Western culture and everyone</i> …

3 Things To Know About Those New Credit Cards

Today is the day — the beginning of the end for the venerable (but woefully open to abuse) magnetic stripe, a technology pioneered in the 1960s. Enter the more secure age of the chip, or "EMV" cards.<p>At least in theory.<p>It's actually a bit more complicated. Here are three things to know:<p><b>Is today</b> …

Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

Across a range of industries, they're less likely to get promoted and, as a result, they're underrepresented in senior leadership.<p>New research, spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, yields some insight into the factors that contribute to women's stalled progress. A team of researchers at Stanford …

Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop

After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.<p>The forces of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi had been firing high-explosive ordnance into the city of Misurata for weeks—they'd been shooting tank rounds and they'd been firing rockets. Barrage after …

In Bid to Take Attention from Trump, Other Fifteen Hopefuls Release Joint Sex Tape

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what critics are calling a desperate attempt to draw the media's attention away from Donald Trump, the other fifteen candidates for the Republican nomination have released a joint sex tape.<p>The tape, including such luminaries as former Arkansas governor Mike …

What Michael Bloomberg Could Learn From “Middlemarch”

If Michael Bloomberg were a figure from a nineteenth-century novel, it would be one written by Anthony Trollope, whose depictions of the uneasy intersection of class, money, and politics—especially in his satirical masterpiece, “The Way We Live Now”—read like an uncanny commentary upon …

Why Biden Would Be a Serious Contender

The <i>Times</i> report that Vice-President Joe Biden is seriously considering entering the 2016 Presidential race isn’t exactly news. He's been mulling such a move for at least a couple of years. “It’s as likely I run as I don’t run,” Biden said on the talk show “The View” in February, 2014. In an …

Deep Flip: The Washington Post Comes to Flipboard

Few publications can claim that their articles led to the impeachment of a U.S. President. In fact, only one comes to mind: The Washington Post, whose shoe-leather reporting during the Watergate scandal made the newspaper (as well as reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein) a household name.<p>Since …

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash

No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The <i>New York Times</i> editorial today calls for the American standard that requires two crew members be in the cockpit at all times to be adopted by “all airlines.” This …

Artificial Intelligence

Download files to your Mac that you find on your iPhone

I spend an increasing amount of time browsing the Web from my iPhone or iPad and less time doing so on my MacBook. I occasionally come across a ZIP, PDF or another file that I'd like to download but can't on my current device. In such instances, I either make a mental note to double back to the …

iOS Apps

Apple is finally killing iPhoto — and this is the replacement

It's fast, fast, fast<p>Photos for OS X, the modern photo library that Apple built from the ground up for Mac computers, is making its debut. A developer seed version of Photos is being distributed to developers today, the company said. It will be followed by a public Photos beta, with the final …