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This is How a Woman is Erased From Her Job

<i>A.N. Devers | Longreads | December 2017 | 26 minutes (6,577 words)</i>This is a story about a woman who was erased from her job as the editor of the most …

Journalism

Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them. By Jacob Mikanowski<p>The Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the …

Nature

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

Nutrition

Vivienne Westwood Documentary Set For 2018 Release

<i>Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist</i>, a feature-length film celebrating the artistry, activism and cultural significance of Vivienne Westwood, is slated …

Why Death by Lightsaber Would Be Way Worse Than STAR WARS Shows

The lightsaber is supposed to be an elegant weapon from a more civilized age. It inflicts wounds that are tidy and survivable, it can melt through …

Darth Vader

Heart transplants likely to be obsolete within 10 years, says heart surgeon

Heart transplants are likely to become obsolete within 10 years, because they help so few people, a leading heart surgeon has said.<p>On the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant, carried out by South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard, Professor Stephen Westaby said it was time …

Medicine

Archaeologists Just Got Closer to Proving the Location of Jesus’ Tomb

The mortar from the tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has been dated to the time of Constantine the Great—just as legend had it. So …

Archaeology

FCC chairman Ajit Pai condemns death threat allegedly sent to congressman over net neutrality

FCC chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement today condemning a death threat allegedly directed to a congressman over net neutrality policy.<p>Earlier this week, federal prosecutors issued a criminal complaint against Syracuse man Patrick D. Angelo, who was arrested yesterday. The complaint alleges that …

This is why we board planes from the left-hand side

It feels automatic. Go to the airport, board the plane. It may never have occurred to you that you always board from the left hand side.<p>And there's a …

Military

Major breakthrough in fight against Dementia

Researchers might have found a breakthrough in the fight against Dementia to help and protect people from the disease through a brain training. They …

Dementia

Meet the Illustrator Behind Lincoln Center’s Most Memorable Posters

James McMullan, the Toulouse-Lautrec of contemporary New York, has captured the city’s cultural pulse with his inimitable posters for the Lincoln Center Theater. After three decades, the artist still treats his daunting mandate as if he were just starting out.<p>In 1979, the illustrator James McMullan …

Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …

The Most Awesome, Crypt-Rocking, Scariest Ghost Stories for Halloween: Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and More

From Charles Dickens’ grimly funny ghost stories to Bram Stoker’s dark tales (featuring BDSM!), these 10 stories will scare your socks off.<p>Ghosts …

Literature

Austrian burqa ban: Police raid toy store over a Lego Ninja

Austria's new ban on covering the face was meant to target the burqa. But the law has had police responding to a Lego Ninja, a man dressed as a shark …

On-Screen Fingerbangs We Can’t Unsee

Fingerblastin' fun you'll never forget.<p>Photos: Everett Collection, NETFLIX, YouTube ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Elevator Exhibitionism, Fifty Shades</b> …

Sexual harassment claims by women rattle California capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lobbyist Pamela Lopez walked into a bathroom and felt the rush of a large man behind her.<p>He pushed her inside, she said, and before Lopez could turn around she heard the door lock.<p>The man began to masturbate and told her to "touch his penis," she told CNN. "I was terrified. I backed myself …

Sexual Harassment

The New Lingerie Trends Every Woman Should Know About

For some women, lingerie is used only for special occasions, is tucked away in the back of a drawer somewhere, and is definitely not invested in on a …

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.<p>The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s …

Cancer

What we know and don't know about the deadly Niger attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Thursday that the "US military does not leave its troops behind" but did not provide additional details into why the body of Sgt. La David Johnson was recovered nearly 48 hours after his 12-member team was ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters in …

Military

Lethal roadside bomb that killed scores of U.S. troops reappears in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq — A roadside bomb that killed an American soldier in Iraqthis month was of a particularly lethal design not seen in six years, and its reappearance on the battlefield suggests that U.S. troops could again be facing a threat that bedeviled them at the height of the insurgency here, U.S. …

Ben Affleck dubbed 'Buttman' as more groping allegations emerge

Ben Affleck has become the subject of shame and mockery after more allegations of groping emerged this week. Affleck, who is about to appear as Batman for the second time in DC's big-budget superhero film Justice League, has been called "Buttman" on social media since make-up artist Annamarie …

Ben Affleck

As Puerto Rico Struggles With Lack of Drinking Water, Residents Turn to Toxic Waste Sites

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as …

As Napa fires rage, wineries face singed grapes, displaced workers and costs of rebuilding

NAPA, Calif. — California's sun-tinged wine country is familiar with the life and death of the growing cycle, from green buds to purple grapes to dry, gnarled vines. But the fires sweeping through three wine-growing counties have shaken this cycle to a core, with possible repercussions for years to …