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Matt Lauer was always NBC’s misogynist hiding in plain sight

For a few weeks, it seemed the slew of sexual-harassment allegations was limited to stereotypical media “creeps” like Harvey Weinstein or James Toback, who cultivated bad-boy personas. That delusion is over. Today, Americans awoke to the news that Matt Lauer, a member of NBC News’ <i>Today</i> show team …

Matt Lauer

Black women kicked off Napa Wine Train to sue for discrimination

A group of predominantly African American women kicked off the Napa Wine Train in late August -- allegedly for being too loud -- filed an $11-million racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday.<p>They said their reputations were tarnished and that some of them even lost their jobs after the incident.<p>The …

Wine

OBAMA LASHES OUT: 'This issue should be politicized'

"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," Obama said, speaking hours after the shooting at an Oregon community college that reportedly left at least 10 people dead and several others injured. "This is a political choice we make to allow this to happen …

Guns

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 …

Stanford University

China's sponge cities: soaking up water to reduce flood risks

From permeable roads to rooftop gardens, cities are investing in ways to harvest rainwater<p>Trillions of litres of free, fresh water drop from the sky onto the world’s cities each year – yet most of it is channelled straight into gutters, drains and rivers. At best, this represents a waste of a …

Being stereotyped makes you more likely to act badly

Most people intuitively know that pervasive negative stereotypes are tough to deal with. Now, researchers at Stanford University have found another, particularly disturbing effect of subtle stereotypes. A series of five studies showed that people are more likely to lie, cheat, steal, or endorse …

Psychology

X-Ray Observations from the Milky Way's Core Offer Yet Another Dark Matter Tease

But not much more.<p>Physicists from Leiden University in the Netherlands have isolated a new x-ray signal indicative of distant dark matter. Their conclusion, which is described in a paper accepted for publication in the <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, is based on data collected by the European Space …

Dark Matter

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New images of Pluto's snakeskin surface revealed

Nasa's New Horizons reveals snakeskin-like patterns on the surface of Pluto<p>The latest images of Pluto reveal that the dwarf planet has a much more varied landscape than anticipated.<p>Nasa's New Horizons probe has captured the latest high-resolution images of the dwarf planet, which show what appears …

Solar System

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Russia just announced it's going back to the moon

Sergei Remezov/Reuters<p>Over 40 years have passed since any human has walked on the moon, and all of them were American.<p>Russia has some grand plans to …

Space Science

NASA footage shows unexplained beams of light directed towards Earth

Every few days we come up with reports of unexplained sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) on and around Earth and a latest such sighting …

8 fall style trends every guy should know about

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It's time to start making those necessary acquisitions — a few sweaters, a wool coat, a pair of boots, maybe — to ready your wardrobe …

Men's Fashion

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning ... well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction.<p>The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture …

Teaching

Articles about 8 homes striking layouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>Create a space that stands out.<p>The term "clerestory" is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting of the hall of columns was obtained over the stone...<p>Teaming up with architect Craig …

Architecture

The 12 most beautifully designed hotels in the world

This year's 338 nominees include designs in a number of categories, including Hotel and Leisure.<p>The hotels under consideration are all incredibly unique, from an African safari lodge that resembles a luxurious wigwam to a Turkish resort and spa with stunning waterfront rooms.<p>The winner of 2015's …

Architecture

10 Modern Living Rooms with Nap-Worthy Sofas

A cloud-like sofa, the Ploum by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Ligne Roset, is the perfect, womb-like spot to lay back and catch some Zzzz’s on. It …

Furniture

Wall-Mounted Box Shelves – A Trendy Variation On Open Shelves

Open shelves are extremely popular and very practical in pretty much any type of environment or style. But lately they’re starting to be replaced …

Interior Design

Articles about indoor outdoor living spaces southern california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the modernist, it also brings to mind midcentury...<p>Now that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising, consider how a courtyard can bring you closer to nature...<p>Situated on a sprawling 10,998 square-foot …

Architecture

Oak Pass Residence in Beverly Hills Surrounded by Lush Vegetation

Blending in with the natural surroundings, this modern residence in Beverly Hills USA offers two levels of luxurious living. The <b>Oak Pass Residence</b> by</b> …

Beverly Hills

2 Luxury Apartment Designs For Young Couples

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Mario Stoica<p>The first space comes from designer Mario Stoica, who uses a range of colors and modern textures to create a comfortable, …

Interior Design

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the …

Astronomy

NASA's LADEE confirms the moon's atmosphere has neon

NASA's LADEE ran out of fuel and crashed into the lunar surface in 2014, but not before it collected the data needed to answer some decades-old questions about the moon. One of those is confirming that our natural satellite's atmosphere contains neon -- the same gas used to light up signs in Vegas. …

NASA explains why 'everything we have ever accomplished leads to this moment in time'

If you've ever wondered what drives someone to look up at the sky — or out across the sea — and say: "I want to be out there," NASA's got an answer for you.<p>"It is a drive inside each and every one of us, a drive to wonder, to push the boundaries, and to explore," a NASA video explains. It's just …

Space Science