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Houston Cop to Woman During Traffic Stop: 'Put Your Hands Up, Pretend Like We're Going to Shoot You'

In another incident of cops behaving badly and being caught on video, an officer was caught during a traffic stop telling a woman he ordered out of …

Law Enforcement

Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded shareholders

The motorcycle maker in January told Kansas City workers it would close a plant there. Days later, it announced a nearly $700 million stock buyback plan.<p>In September 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan traveled to a Harley-Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to tout the Republican tax bill, …

Kansas City

Tomato Basil Farro Salad

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 406<p>Fat 10g<p>Carbs 65g<p>Protein 17g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 2 (2 cups each)<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>406<p>% Daily …

Food

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Scientists Probe an Enduring Question: Can Language Shape Perception?

The idea that language shapes our ability to think fell out of favor in the 1960s, but new tools have some researchers revisiting the concept.<p>Picture …

Exploring the Psychological Toll of Anti-Immigration Rhetoric and Policy

A study of psychological distress among U.S. Latino parents is one of the first to look at the mental impacts of new immigration policies.<p>On …

10 Books to Read if ‘A Brief History of Time’ Was Too Brief for You

Inspired by the late Stephen Hawking’s beloved best-seller, the hosts of the ‘BookLab’ podcast offer more mind-bending musings on space and …

Physics

A Wayback Machine for Source Code

Modern digital life relies on layers of shared and dependent code that is, over time, vulnerable to deletions. Will an archive help?<p>In March 2016, …

Computer Science

Coincidence, Or Simple Con?

A little over ten years ago, Rosemary Counter and her friend, Kate, found themselves playing a game that many early-twenties single women do on a …

New Jersey

In ‘Elastic,’ a Physicist Argues That the Mind Needs Time to Play

Activities like daydreaming, thought experiments, and free association can help us master our world. Leonard Mlodinow says we don’t do enough of them.<p>…

Creativity

Are You Creditworthy? The Algorithm Will Decide.

Whether we ought to have faith in algorithmic credit scoring is hard to answer, given the impenetrability of machine learning.<p>Money2020, the largest …

Machine Learning

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder. Literally. Here’s How It Gets There.

A controversial new book argues that beauty is a fleeting, value-laden perception, steered by sexual selection and generated by the brain.<p>If you …

Princeton University

After Concern About ‘Public Relations Nightmare,’ EPA Blocks Drinking Water Study

In our weekly news roundup: EPA holds back a water contamination study, Ebola continues to spread, and more.<p>Piling onto the seemingly …

Immune System

Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.<p>The justices, in a 5-4 …

Class Action

What Is Loitering, Really?

America’s laws against lingering have roots in Medieval and Elizabethan England. Since 1342, the goal has always been to keep anyone “out of place” away.<p><i>Editor’s note: A series of racially charged incidents of “loitering” have triggered national outrage recently. This month, CityLab's visual</i> …

Women's News (India)

Ebola Outbreak Reaches Crowded City, Prompting Use of Experimental Vaccine

A city outbreak is not just any outbreak.<p>Although the World Health Organization (WHO) is not labeling the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic …

Disease

How Tech Can Turn Doctors Into Clerical Workers

Electronic health records and machine learning should inform, not override, physicians’ clinical judgment.

Health Records

High-Protein, Sugar-Free Breakfast Shake Recipe

Preparation<p>Place all ingredients in a blender.<br>• Blend until creamy. You can also make this in a shaker cup.<p>Why Flaxseed Is So Good for You<p>Flaxseeds are …

Nutrition

8 things I learned when I published my debut novel

I started writing my debut novel two-and-a-half years ago.<p>I won't waffle on too much here about the writing process or how I ended up finding my …

Writing

Aboriginal settlement revealed by MH370-search technology proves large-scale migration 'was no accident' but the work of 'skilled maritime explorers'

• <b>Aboriginal settlement was no accident - but the result of large-scale migration</b>• <b><br>Finding made using wind and current modelling, similar to that in</b> …

Australia

This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. But this object couldn't remain hidden around Jupiter forever. It was just peculiar enough to be noticed by researchers.<p>In 2017, the first observed interstellar visitor, an asteroid named 'Oumuamua, …

Universe

Email Is Dangerous

Electronic mail as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.<p>One week ago, a group of European security researchers warned that two obscure encryption schemes for email were deeply broken. Those schemes, called …

Security

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Holistic Medicine

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

US Fertility Rates Have Plummeted Into Uncharted Territory, And Nobody Knows Why

We're not saying Gilead, but...<p>The US birth rate has hit a new record low, with women in nearly every age group giving birth to fewer babies than a …

Pregnancy

Watch: Montana Border Patrol Agent Admits to Detaining 2 U.S. Citizens at Gas Station Because They Were Speaking Spanish 

Trump’s America continues to be grimy as usual, especially to those perceived to be immigrants, this time with a Montana border agent acknowledging <i>on</i> …

Immigration

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.<p>Since the beginning of the space race over half-a-century ago, humans have walked on …

Physics

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

Universe

How to get to Australia ... more than 50,000 years ago

Over just the past few years, new archaeological findings have revealed the lives of early Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory’s Kakadu …

Anthropology