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British radio caller suggests war with Ireland as solution to Brexit border problem

A caller to a British radio station yesterday suggested going to war with the Republic over the Northern Irish border problem post-Brexit.<p>The UK …

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Donald Trump Will Not Rest Until Amazon Is a Smoldering Pile of Radioactive Ash

The president reportedly tried to gouge Jeff Bezos for billions.<p>As you’ve probably heard, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> feelings toward Internet-retail giant Amazon are roughly on par with his feelings toward stairs, and exercise, and steaks with even the slightest bit of pink in the center. Which is to say: he …

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After Cohen raid, Trump flirts with a point of no return

WASHINGTON — It’s hard to call an investigation a “witch hunt” when it has already resulted in 19 individuals being charged with crimes, including five who pleaded guilty and one who’s been sentenced to jail (for 30 days). That’s quite a rap sheet for an ongoing probe.<p>It’s also hard to overstate …

Why Rumors of a New Plea Deal Should Terrify Trump

Rick Gates is reportedly in the final stages of a negotiation that could lead back to the campaign.<p>Even among some of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> allies, there is a sense of astonishment at the White House’s handling of <b>Robert Mueller’s</b> Russia investigation. “It’s like no one took down the Gambino family,” <b>Steve</b> …

I had an Apple Store experience from hell — and it's clear there are larger problems with Apple's retail presence

It all started because I was running late.<p>While rushing up the subway steps one evening, phone in hand, I tripped.<p>My iPhone 6S broke my fall — and I broke my iPhone.<p>Miraculously, the phone was fine. The insides still worked, but the screen was hideously cracked. Jagged scars ran upward from the …

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“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

How Is Steven Spielberg Going to Make a Great Movie Out of This God-Awful Book?

‘Ready Player One’ may be the most difficult project of Spielberg’s career—if only because its source material is such an unbearable celebration of …

Forget the Pivot: Trump’s Abnormality Is Getting Worse

A year into his presidency, Trump reportedly feels he can “largely operate with impunity.”<p>Back in the simpler days of 2016, shortly before <b>Donald Trump</b> won the G.O.P. presidential primary, his then-campaign manager <b>Paul Manafort</b> promised the shocked Republican establishment that it wouldn’t have a …

Featurette explores Tom Hardy's training for Venom

Sony Pictures is currently deep in production on <b>Venom</b>, the first of what the studio hopes will be a series of <b>Spider-Man</b> spinoff movies set within …

The Left-Wing Tech Investor Running For Governor

Ben Jealous slips into the driver's seat. It's a tight fit (he's a towering 6 feet, 4 inches with broad shoulders) and he takes off his blazer in the most peculiar of ways: by grabbing the collar and pulling it over his head, as though it were a sweater.<p>"I gotta move quickly," he says.<p>That could be …

Silicon Valley

This Is the Scariest Podcast You’ll Ever Hear (Seriously)

Haroon Ullah, a State Department veteran and author of Digital World War, explains how close we really are to World War III, how modern-day warfare is unlike anything we’ve seen before, and why America is losing its standing on the world stage.<p>Do <b>Donald Trump’s</b> provocations of <b>Kim Jong Un</b> have you …

New Analysis Says We Were Wrong About What Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

So many lives lost.<p>In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its …

Jeff Sessions’s Perjury Nightmare Deepens

The attorney general is facing calls to clarify his Russia statements to congressional investigators.<p>Already weathering a wave of heightened scrutiny after suddenly recollecting a conversation about Russia that he had claimed did not occur, <b>Jeff Sessions’s</b> nightmare snowballed on Thursday. <b>Carter</b> …

Steve Mnuchin’s Awkwardness Is Alienating Trump’s Allies

Lawmakers say the Treasury Secretary is struggling on Capitol Hill.<p>Republicans in Congress, having convinced themselves that repealing the estate tax and enriching corporations is the key to America’s heart, are now sweating the gory details of their trillion-dollar giveaway. For starters, there’s …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book , our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

Dark Matter

Stop Using PowerPoint, Harvard University Says It's Damaging Your Brand And Your Company

PowerPoint, the much maligned and misused presentation platform, is harming people’s perception of you and your brand, according to new research from Harvard University. The research team at Harvard conducted a double-blind study to answer the immortal question: “How effective is PowerPoint as a …

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Jared Kushner Lawyers Up

The West Wing’s princeling adds a prominent trial lawyer to his team as the Russia investigation looms.<p>There has been a curious bifurcation in the already unwonted role <b>Jared Kushner</b>, President <b>Donald Trump’s</b> son-in-law and senior adviser, occupies. In the last six weeks, the 36-year-old real estate …

The Russian Space Shuttle That Never Was

Space Exploration

Alien Covenant Easter eggs

<i>Alien: Covenan</i><i>t</i> is out now – read our spoiler-free review and go see the movie! Seen it already? Then you may now read our <b>SPOILERY</b> Easter eggs …

How Harvard Business School Helped Turn Steve Bannon into a Monster

It takes a graduate degree from the nation’s top business school to deconstruct the administrative state.<p>“I don’t recognize any of what Bannon is saying from our days at Harvard Business School,” <b>Arthur Zwern</b>, a technology entrepreneur and fellow classmate from the Harvard Business School Class of …

Trump Is Making His Employees’ Lives a Living Hell

This time, it’s Steve Mnuchin’s turn.<p>The honeymoon period for <b>Steve Mnuchin,</b> as for the rest of the Trump administration, did not last long. But for the first few weeks of his tenure as secretary of the Treasury, Mnuchin was still giddy over the potential to slash the nation’s tax rates and unleash …

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Chris Christie Is Playing a Dangerous Game with Trump

With eight months left in office and his approval ratings in the toilet, the New Jersey governor may be looking for redemption in all the wrong places.<p>With just eight months left in office and the lowest approval rating of any governor in the country, New Jersey’s own <b>Chris Christie</b> seems to be …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

Trump Campaign Associate Passed Documents to a Russian Spy Who Thought He Was “an Idiot”

Carter Page first met Victor Podobnyy in January 2013.<p>With the swirl of intrigue surrounding the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 2016 election, and its many ties to Team Trump, it may come as no surprise that one of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> former advisers was reportedly targeted for recruitment …

Donald Trump

The warp drive: from science fiction towards science fact?

Not so long ago we had to assume that we’ll never be able to travel faster than light. This was based on scientists’ sensible belief that we can …

The Trump Presidency Is Already a Joke

But it’s no laughing matter.<p>It can reasonably be said that our dear leader is now the most ridiculed man on the planet. In fact, he may well be the most ridiculed man in history. For a preening narcissist who takes himself terribly seriously, being the butt of the joke heard round the world has got …

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Trump Is Now Accusing Obama of Wiretapping His Phones: “This is Nixon/Watergate”

Breaking down the president’s Saturday morning Twitter meltdown.<p>It was supposed to be a quiet Saturday in Trumpland. An administration official told <i>The Washington Post</i>’s <b>Robert Costa</b> that the team had expected the weekend to be calm and relaxed after a week of ups (a modestly well received joint …

Trump’s Well-Done Steak Dinner Was an Ethical Mess

As the president prepared for a big week in Washington, he managed to get in another plug for his hotel.<p>With his first address to Congress looming, <b>Donald Trump</b> opted to spend his weekend in Washington for a change. It was the first weekend in February that the president had not boarded Air Force …

The True Story of the Comey Letter Debacle

When F.B.I. director James Comey reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails in the final days of the campaign, many saw it as a political move that cost Clinton the presidency. But some insiders suspect Comey had a more personal concern: his own legacy.<p>In the early summer of …