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The Democrats' Leader on All Things Trump and Russia

<b>“I got a picture! I got a picture!”</b> A middle-aged woman named Barb plops down into a chair, out of breath. She’s wearing jeans, Crocs with painted …

Donald Trump

No one really knows what ICE is supposed to be. Politicians love that

America’s generations-old battle over who gets to live in this nation of immigrants is raging anew, and the agency known as ICE has become a lightning rod.<p>Formally US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency has been described as America’s Gestapo by critics, its own agents are calling to …

Immigration

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete …

Surveillance

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. The grandly named statistical technique, put simply, gives computers a way to learn by processing vast amounts of data. Thanks to deep learning, computers can easily identify faces and …

Artificial Intelligence

LA Is Doing Water Better Than Your City. Yes, That LA

The frantic phone calls to the Community Water Center began in the summer of 2014. In the 7,000-strong unincorporated community of East Porterville, …

Water

The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

<b>I</b>n the spring of 2006, Christopher Aaron started working 12-hour shifts in a windowless room at the Counterterrorism Airborne Analysis Center in Langley, Va. He sat before a wall of flat-screen monitors that beamed live, classified video feeds from drones hovering in distant war zones. On some …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

Trying to Put a Value on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

In its push for profits, the U.S. health care system has made it difficult for patients to get personal attention from doctors. But what if hands-on medicine actually saves money — and lives?

Health Care

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.<p>If I get addicted to vaping, I thought, in March, I will always remember this Texas strip mall. I was walking out of a store called Smoke-N-Chill Novelties, …

Public Health

Being a mom in the US is dangerous—and wildly expensive

Like dozens of other countries in the world, the US is celebrating Mother’s Day this coming Sunday (May 13). Except for Christmas, this is the holiday on which Americans spend most. This year, a projected $23.1 billion will be splurged on gifts for mom, for a day marked in some way or the other by …

Pregnancy

The Hardest Job in the World

What if the problem isn’t the president—it’s the presidency?<p>I. A Broken Office<p>Donald Trump often appears to be a president in rebellion against his office. A president, we have come to expect, hastens to the scene of a natural disaster to comfort the afflicted. After Hurricane Maria devastated …

The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back

American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits. But can they do so without breaking the law?<p>One day in the summer of 2003, Shawn Carpenter, a security analyst in New Mexico, went to Florida on a secret mission. Carpenter, then thirty-five, worked at …

Cracking the Crypto War

On December 2, 2015, a man named Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on employees of the Department of Public Health in San …

Privacy

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match

MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an extended family were glued to Facebook. And they were furious.<p>A family member, a truck driver, had died after a …

Mas Subramanian's Quest for a Billion-Dollar Red

Subramanian is 64 and short, with a slight paunch and a dark mustache that curls down the sides of his mouth. Raised in Chennai, on the southeastern …

EPA

California’s strawberry industry is hooked on dangerous pesticides

DARK SIDE OF THE STRAWBERRY<p><b>Chapter 1</b> The investigation<p><b>Chapter 2</b> The history<p><b>Chapter 3</b> The details<p><b>Chapter 4</b> The farmer<p><b>Chapter 5</b> The school<p><b>Animation</b> The …

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.<p>Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos …

The Saudi Crown Prince Thinks He Can Transform the Middle East. Should We Believe Him?

There may not even be a name for what the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has been doing in the U.S. for three weeks, but he has been doing a lot of it. …

Berkeley offers its fastest-growing course – data science – online, for free

Data science is increasingly popular at Berkeley because the world is increasingly data-driven

Experts warn of mortgage meltdown risk from "nonbanks"

Despite tough banking rules put in place after last decade’s housing crash, the mortgage market again faces the risk of a meltdown that could …

Finance

Eating out increases exposure to harmful phthalates

People who ate fast food in the previous 24 hours had phthalate levels nearly 40 percent higher than people who ate home-cooked meals

Brewing hoppy beer without the hops

Using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, UC Berkeley biologists have come up with a way to create unique flavors and aromas without using the water-intense …

Swamp thing

The vice president’s trusted chief of staff is young, handsome, talented and rich. He’s also got some skeletons.<p>1. ‘I Am Not a Liar’<p>THE CHAOS IN THE WHITE HOUSE was threatening Mike Pence’s chances of ever becoming president, and that was unacceptable. It was the spring of 2017. Special counsel …

Campaign Finance

Tech's Next Big Wave: Big Data Meets Biology

It Began in December, with CVS’s proposed $69 billion buyout of insurer Aetna (aet). In January, three more corporate behemoths—Amazon (amzn), …

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Steve Bannon