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The Great Crime Decline

Drawing the right lessons from the fall in urban violence.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Big events go by unseen while we sweat the smaller stuff; things happen underground while we watch the boulevard parades. Truly underground, …

Black Lives Matter

How Humans Sank New Orleans

Engineering put the Crescent City below sea level. Now, its future is at risk.<p>Below sea level. It’s a universally known topographical factoid about the otherwise flat city of New Orleans, and one that got invoked ad nauseam during worldwide media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its catastrophic …

19th Century

How to Fix the Most Soul-Crushing Meetings

Meetings are notoriously one of organizational life’s most insufferable realities. U.S. companies spend more than $37 billion dollars a year on them. Employees in American companies spend more than one-third of their time in them. And 71% of senior managers view them as unproductive. In one global …

Management

Toxic Masculinity Is Killing Us

Behind nearly every mass shooting is a man who believed the world owed him something.<p>Shootings, whether they’re in Parkland, Orlando, Las Vegas or Sutherland Springs, all tend have one thing in common. It’s not that they’re done by mentally ill people (there is no true connection between people …

Guns

15 Foods With Almost No Calories and a Ton of Nutrients

Do you want to be healthy and fit? Do you want to have a snack or a full meal without regret that it is full of calories and that it will affect your …

Nutrition

10 Foods That Unclog Arteries In A Totally Natural Way!

Blocked arteries are extremely dangerous as they can lead to stroke, a brain aneurysm or even heart failure.<p><b>Here are 10 superfoods that can help you</b> …

Nutrition

8 Tips To Improve Your Relationship, Courtesy Of International Relations

A big part of the science of international relations is the study of the causes of war. But it’s also about how nations can cooperate — like signing …

Geopolitics

Here are 5 important reasons you should never agree to a police search — even if you’re innocent

Do you know what your rights are when a police officer asks to search you? If you’re like most people I’ve met in my eight years working to educate …

Law Enforcement

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

Israel is tight-rope walking around another devastating conflict

A conflict on any of Israel’s borders is not in anyone’s interests.<p>An Israeli naval vessel sails in the Mediterranean sea near the border with …

Israel

8 Sophisticated Italian Pasta Recipes

So what if Wednesday night has always been spaghetti night—how about showing bucatini and cavatelli some love? These stepped-up (but still easy!) …

Italian Food

Indonesia’s Sinabung Volcano Unleashes a Towering Ash Column

(JAKARTA) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into …

Natural Disasters

California finally gets a winter as snow, freezing temperatures move in

California is bracing for below-freezing temperatures, wind and some light snow this Presidents Day after several weeks of unseasonably warm weather, forecasters said.<p>In the San Francisco Bay Area, a freeze warning will be in effect Monday night through Tuesday morning, with temperatures expected …

Weather

The 10 Best Beaches in Florida

1 of 10<p>Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach/Titusville<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin<p>3 of 10<p>Siesta Beach, Siesta …

OF-10

A Visit to the Nordic Islands Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

Longyearbyen at dusk in Spitsbergen, Svalbard<p>For travelers who are attracted to the ends of the earth, the Norwegian islands of Svalbard have a certain allure. The area is home to the northernmost towns in the world and more polar bears than people, while still playing host to a growing number of …

European Travel

This Breathtaking Photo of Earth Really Puts Everything Into Perspective

This is what 40 million miles looks like.<p>It's been a conflicting few months on this blue orb of ours, but nothing puts life into perspective like a …

Astronomy

Al Unser Jr. back in IndyCar after a decade away: ‘Life is very good’

There’s been somewhat of a hole in Al Unser Jr.’s heart ever since he retired from racing in 2007.<p>It was a void, something was missing.<p>But now, after …

Motorsport

Pod of orcas, baby in tow, seen playing, breaching in Monterey Bay

Whale watchers in Monterey Bay were treated to a nature show Saturday by a group of playful killer whales.<p>The orcas delighted tourists by coming close to the boat, slapping their tails and vocalizing. When a young killer whale breached and flipped out of the water, the group on board let out a …

Cognitive Science

Best Travel Gadgets Every Traveler Must Have in 2018

Looking for the best travel gadgets to bring on your travels or give as a gift? While there are many gadgets that travelers would love there are some …

Gear & Gadgets

Here Are 17 True Crime Documentaries You Should Watch Before They Leave Netflix

The current pop culture fascination with true crime documentaries is real, and it is not going anywhere. If you're one of the many, <i>many</i> people …

Crime

The Secret to Juicy Shrimp

Step 1. Soak shrimp in brine.<p>Soak quickly in brine to keep lean seafood moist as it cooks and season it throughout. A solution of 1 tablespoon kosher …

Cooking

Best Oregon Wineries to Visit

That Oregon, with its wet weather and short summers, could ever be famous for wine was in doubt until as recently as 30 years ago, when it began to …

Wine

At least 10 people hit by Swiss avalanche

<b>At least ten hikers have been swept away by an avalanche in Switzerland, according to local police in the Valais canton.</b><p>It happened at an altitude of 2,500 metres in an area called the Col de Fenestral, the spokesperson said.<p>A search is currently under way but there are no further details, he added.<p>…

Paragliding

Former UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks: The American university is 'under growing attack'

Four years ago, Nicholas Dirks left a top job at<p>Columbia Universityfor the chancellorship ofUC Berkeley, the nation’s top public research university. It was not a smooth ride. He faced crisis after crisis: a critical budget deficit, sexual harassment scandals, a free speech riot, personal …

Higher Education

Rare unseen downtown San Francisco photos show city life in the 1930s and 1940s

By 1937, the citizens of San Francisco were fed up with perpetual traffic jams.<p>If you thought overcrowding was a modern problem, the photos in the gallery above show bustling downtown San Francisco in the 1930s and 1940s. They are a treasure trove of images of the grid-locked metropolis, unseen for …

San Francisco

Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder

posted by Chungah on February 17, 2018 0 Comments »<p><i>So hearty, cozy and creamy – perfect for those cold nights! And it’s made right in your pressure</i> …

Recipes

A 24-year old got a mysterious disease where her body attacked her brain — and scientists are learning it's more common than they thought

There's a blank year in 26-year-old Caroline Walsh's once-spotless memory.<p>She's pieced parts together from stories her friends have told her and a collection of photos on Facebook. But she cannot remember the day it all began — when her father found her in the middle of a seizure, her body writhing …

Mind

Drop Everything, Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Just Did 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

Time and space have seemingly been bent, and it was a small engineering firm in Japan that made it happen. Until today, the idea of a sub-2-second …

Sports Cars

Where narwhals like to hang out

Narwhals are among the ocean’s most elusive creatures. But new research may shed light on where these enigmatic marine mammals like to …

Global Warming

Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Electronic skins might not only detect health troubles in the near future, but display them for the world to see. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an e-skin that can measure vital signs like your heartbeat and display them in real time on a skin display. The design blends a breathable …

Nanotech