Amanda Fleig

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Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

Owls, puffins, and lots of other flying friends exhibit fascinating patterns under blacklights.<p>Tony Diamond can’t remember exactly why he first shone …

Birds

Mexico and Hungary tried junk food taxes — and they seem to be working

The case for a junk food tax in America.<p>Walk into any food-selling establishment in the US, and it becomes clear very quickly why America is one of the most obese nations on the planet.<p>From morning muffins that pack as much sugar as an icing-topped cupcake, to chocolate bars that contain more than …

Junk Food

Amazon Discoveries

The new species found where few scientists have gone before<p>By Elaine Jung<br>6 April 2018<p><b>Almost perpetually shrouded in clouds, Brazil’s highest mountain Pico da Neblina meaning</b> '<b>peak of mist', towers 2,995m above the Amazon rainforest.</b><p>Stretching into dense jungle, the National Park has been closed to …

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

On the eve of his assassination, King delivered an improvised masterpiece, ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. In it, the civil rights leader foresaw his own death.<p><b>While the man who</b> would assassinate him the next day was holed up in the New Rebel motel, hundreds of people were filtering into Mason …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Spy poisoning: Russia escalates spy row with new expulsions

<b>Russia has announced further measures against UK diplomats while at the same time declaring tit-for-tat expulsions of officials from 23 other countries.</b><p>It has told the British ambassador to cut staffing to the size of the Russian mission in the UK.<p>Moscow has rejected UK accusations that it is …

Russia

Researchers are developing a sustainable concrete alternative made of desert sand

The strength of bricks and concrete with half the carbon footprint<p>Sand is the hidden ingredient of design. It’s used to make glass and computer chips, and to bulk and strengthen the concrete used in many of the buildings around us. Though it seems like an abundant resource, sand miners are …

Engineering

Omnisexual, gynosexual, demisexual: What’s behind the surge in sexual identities?

In 1976, the French philosopher Michel Foucault made the meticulously researched case that sexuality is a social construct used as a form of control. In the 40 years since, society has been busy constructing sexualities. Alongside the traditional orientations of heterosexual, homosexual, and …

LGBTQI

Here's Emma Gonzalez's Gut-Wrenching March for Our Lives Speech in Full

"Fight for your life before it’s somebody else’s job."<p>Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez has become a powerful activist, and when she took the stage to speak at today's March for Our Lives in D.C., the crowd was moved by her stunning speech, which lasted 6 minutes and 23 seconds, the length …

‘Decolonizing’ Roller Derby? Team Indigenous Takes Up the Challenge

MANCHESTER, England — Some of the women have blue hair, others, purple, some long and plaited, others short and shaved on the sides. Tattoos depicting skates, roses and eagle feathers peek out from behind their elbowpads and kneepads. They wear a streak of red makeup across their face with three …

teamindigenous

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Keep a Sleep Diary

A simple thing can have a massive impact on your psyche<p>As any entrepreneur should know, good sleep is essential to good business.<p>High-quality sleep sustains the energy levels you need to grow a company. It enhances cognitive function so your brain operates at its best. It helps you recover from …

Sleep

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Which Web sites get the most traffic? According to the ranking service Alexa, the top three sites in the United States, as of this writing, are …

What to Do If You're Caught in the Path of an Avalanche

You might understandably have the urge to panic, but it's of the utmost importance that you don't, <i>Mental Floss</i> notes. If you panic, your breath will …

The 30-Year Quest To Tame The 'Wily' Cancer Gene

Michael Robertson was on his summer vacation a few years ago and had just proposed to the woman who would become his wife when he decided he needed to see a doctor.<p>"I'd been having symptoms for a few months but it was during an intense work period, drinking too much coffee, not getting enough …

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Stephen Hawking

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Travel

Route 66 might be iconic, but the real story — one of American Indians — has been lost along the way

<i>Beloved destinations often have overlooked histories. Mic dives into how the past shapes what travelers see today.</i><p>When Route 66 opened in 1926, …

RVs

On Mount Everest, the world's highest lab is uncovering the secrets of extreme fitness

On May 23, 2007, Professor Mike Grocott and his team of climbers – eight medical researchers, two cameramen shooting a documentary and 15 Sherpas …

How I Get It Done: Organizational Guru Marie Kondo

Marie “KonMari” Kondo is the Japanese author of four best-selling books about the art of organization, including <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …

Productivity

Ulysses turns 100 this month, and you should totally read it

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of James Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i>, originally serialized in <i>The Little Review</i> between March 1918 …

‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

Months after losing his wife, the 95-year-old comic book legend is surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks.<p>You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Why a 10,000-year clock is being built under a mountain – and why 10,000 years is too long

Construction is underway on a “10,000 year clock”. This is a clock that will have a year hand, a century hand, and a cuckoo that comes out every …

Jeff Bezos

The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down.<p>By the spring of 2016, Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity. At 45, she was three years sober and on the leeward side …

‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ at 50: 5 Memorable Moments

Fred Rogers first encountered a television in 1951 during his senior year at Rollins College. He hated it.<p>“I saw people throwing pies in each other’s faces, and I thought: This could be a wonderful tool for education! Why is it being used this way?” Rogers said in an interview in 1999.<p>Intrigued by …

Fred Rogers

The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming

Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?<p><b>Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh</b>—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks, slumps over …

Human Rights

10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2018

<i>For years, the #longreads hashtag on Twitter has been filled with great story recommendations from people around the world. Pravesh Bhardwaj is a</i> …

An Investigation Into the History of the ‘Ditz’ Voice

How pitch, tonality, and celebrity imitation have portrayed cluelessness.<p>In January, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> aired a sketch spoofing <i>The Bachelor</i>, one of …

The Bleeding of Chicago

America’s third-largest city has built one of the world’s best trauma care systems. But that success might be obscuring the true scale of its gun violence.<p>Ask a cop, physician, or EMT in Chicago about July 4 of last year, and most, if not all, will have a story to tell.<p>The city has a history of …

Rotten Tomatoes may have radically skewed the Best Picture race

There are several other factors behind the shift to weirder, more personal nominees in the category, but the statistics are worth considering<p>For a certain class of Oscar viewers, the Best Original Screenplay category has always been the one to watch. That’s where the best films end up — the movies …