Cynthia Mason

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New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

Pollution

The reign of Lew Alcindor in the age of revolt

When black collegians debated boycotting the Olympics in 1968, he emerged as the most prominent face on campus<p>Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known as one of …

How Cities Are Divided By Income, Mapped

Three types of visualizations show the stark economic disparities in U.S. cities.<p>In Philly’s Center City live its richest residents—those who can pay the premium for that walkable, amenity-rich, green neighborhood. But just across the river, blocks away from the lush, expanding campuses of the …

The Ancient Mexican Secret To Fighting Inflammation & Healing Your Gut

<i>Tonic</i> by Tanita de Ruijt offers a glimpse of healing remedies from around the world, including truly innovative ways to fight back colds, quell …

Spices

Jay-Z Discusses Rap, Marriage and Being a Black Man in Trump’s America

The music mogul talks with The New York Times’s executive editor at the close of an eventful year.

Jay Z

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

4 Acts At The Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest That Will Make You A Jazz Fan

Support the news<p>Drummer, composer, producer and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington is out to save jazz. According to her, music is the driving …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> During his final moments in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama folded into thirds a handwritten letter to Donald Trump, slid it into an envelope, and in neat capital letters addressed it to "Mr. President."<p>Now, the contents of that letter -- the last direct communication between the …

Donald Trump

Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington cross the generational divide at the Hollywood Bowl

"Tonight feels like a big celebration," a genial and relaxed Herbie Hancock said before introducing his new band on the Hollywood Bowl stage Wednesday night.<p>His group, which has spent the summer touring the country, superficially reflected Hancock’s predilection for assembling all-star bands during …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Oprah Winfrey Is On a Roll (Again)

It is the golden hour in the Promised Land, and we are walking down Hallelujah Lane, going to see the Apostles. Only at Oprah’s house can one come up with a sentence like that as a literal description. Translation: It is a beautiful early evening in May, and Oprah and I are walking along one of the …

Michelle Obama

A Year in the Life of a Mother Who Lost Her Son in a Police Shooting

That Wednesday began the way it was supposed to. Gwen Woods got out of bed an hour before sunrise, showered, and dressed for work. As she was leaving …

Two rare Ornette Coleman albums to be reissued as double CD

Never before reissued on CD, Real Gone Music will release 1969's <i>Ornette At 12</i> and 1972's <i>Crisis</i>Two Ornette Coleman albums are set to be reissued on CD …

John Coltrane: Beyond the Holy Mountain

<b>This month marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of John Coltrane, one of the true musical giants of the 20th century whose monumental legacy</b> …