Paul Frazer

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NASA is learning the best way to grow food in space

The Voorhes<p>Space<p>Can gardens help astronauts go farther?<p><b>“Our plants aren’t looking too good,”</b> astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted from the International Space Station on December 27, 2015. He was right: The attached picture showed four baby zinnias bathed in magenta light. Three of the four leafy stalks …

Middle School

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.<p>Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a …

Parenting

How Patton Oswalt Did the Unimaginable: Write Stand-up About His Wife Dying

With a new special, <i>Talking for Clapping</i>, about to premiere on Netflix (which would eventually win a Grammy for Best Comedy Album and an Emmy Award …

Comedy

The bottom line: What happens when families cross the border

Nearly 2,000 child migrants have been separated from their parents in the six weeks following the implementation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' …

Immigration

Odd Future: The Death of XXXTentacion and Rap’s Generational Crisis

Rap had never seen an XXXTentacion before. The rapper, who was shot and killed on Monday, was an anomaly for many fans, an artist who rose to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Generation Pickleball: Welcome to Florida’s Political Tomorrowland

Republicans’ political future looks a lot like this vibrant, fast-growing, Trump-friendly retirement community outside of Orlando.<p>The Villages is America’s largest retirement community, a carefully planned, meticulously groomed dreamscape of gated subdivisions, wall-to-wall golf courses, adult-only …

Sanctuary Cities

The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company

When Michal got married in August 2015, her family and longtime friends didn’t attend. The woman who walked her down the aisle, the dozens of beaming …

Sexual Harassment

The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade

On Monday night Gary Taubes will board his second transatlantic flight in a week—from Zurich to Aspen—then eventually back to Oakland, where he calls …

Diabetes

The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor

<i>Words by Erynn Brook | Illustrations by Emily Flake|</i> <i>Longreads | June 2018</i><i>Erynn Brook is a feminist and freelance writer who studies media, people,</i> …

Feminism

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

How Trump’s Popularity Is Holding Up, By State

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p><b>Poll of the week</b><p>Let’s keep things simple this week: Morning Consult just released its latest …

Political Science

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human

Onstage at the launch of Amazon’s Alexa Prize, a multimillion-dollar competition to build AI that can chat like a human, the winners of last year’s challenge delivered a friendly warning to 2018’s hopefuls: your bot <i>w</i><i>ill</i> mess up, it <i>will</i> say something offensive, and it <i>will</i> be taken offline. Elizabeth …

Machine Learning

Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?

The Voorhes<p>Science<p>Is there any truth to anti-aging schemes?<p>On a Thursday evening in late January, the faithful gather. They trickle into the Church of Perpetual Life, about an hour’s drive north of Miami, until a throng of around 100 people cram around tables lining the first-floor hall of this …

Medicine

Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …

Art

How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families

WASHINGTON — Almost immediately after President Trump took office, his administration began weighing what for years had been regarded as the nuclear option in the effort to discourage immigrants from unlawfully entering the United States.<p>Children would be separated from their parents if the …

Immigration

13 Incredible Movie Moments That Almost Didn't Make It In Their Movies

"Part of Your World" was almost PART of the cutting room floor (hahaha).

Movies

The Plight of the Kanye Superfan

Over the last three years, Chris Lambert and Travis Bean have logged more than 200 hours recording their thoughts on Kanye West. To them, Kanye isn’t just a great pop star—he’s a master artist whose work is so deliberate and rich with meaning that it holds up to the most exacting scrutiny. They …

Rap & Hip-Hop

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn't come out of nowhere.<p>It’s not exactly breaking news that Xanax has been having something of a moment. Famous musicians, at least until prominent voices like Lil Xan (yes, even him!) and Chance …

Medicine

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

On New Year's Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors.<p>"I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself," she says. "Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something."<p>Her dad managed to wrestle the scissors from her hands, but …

Parenting

The decline of the pub game and its hi-tech urban rebrand says a lot about how we approach leisure in cities<p>It’s mid-afternoon on a Thursday and the projectiles are soaring at Flight Club, a chain of swish inner-city bars that brands itself as “the home of Social Darts”. The fact that darts has a …

England

House Republicans Try to End Trump's Trade War:'The Constitution is pretty clear. That's our power.'

A number of rank-and-file House Republicans on Wednesday night expressed support for a bill that would limit the president's ability to impose …

Republicans

What Bill Clinton Was Really Thinking

His book tour provided an important window into understanding an old man at a new moment — and revealed Clinton as painfully behind the times.<p>People say they want authenticity from politicians—<i>just show us what you really feel</i>—but when Bill Clinton gave it to them this week on the “Today“ show in …

Government

California’s largest lake is dying, leaving toxic dust behind

As California’s largest lake dries up, it threatens nearby communities with clouds of toxic dust<p>On May 29th, 2009, Michelle Dugan and her family began the 600-mile trip from El Centro, California to the Bay Area, where she was set to attend her college orientation. They left late Friday evening, …

California

It’s an It Girl! The Birth of ‘Sex and the City’

Before six seasons of premium cable television, before endless reruns on basic cable, before a hit movie and a sequel, before Manolo Blahnik became a household name, before the fan bus tours to Carrie’s stoop, the rise and fall of Bleecker Street, and Cynthia Nixon’s surprise campaign for governor, …

Sex and the City

Scammers: They’re Just Like Us

Many successful people were once like Anna Delvey, in ways big or small. They just made it to the other side.<p><b>We are living in a golden age of grifting.</b> For an ambitious scammer in 2018, this is like being a sculptor in 1500s Florence — every major force at play in our world is like a wind at your …

Robin Hood

How data scientists are using AI for suicide prevention

The Crisis Text Line uses machine learning to figure out who’s at risk and when to intervene.<p>When horrible news —like the deaths by suicide of chef, author, and TV star Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, or the 2015 Paris attacks— breaks, crisis counseling services often get deluged …

Mental Health

How WeWork became the most hyped startup in the world

On a Thursday morning in March, a group of young professionals file through the security gates of a co-working space in Moorgate, tapping their …

WeWork

By threatening Canada on trade, Trump risks the greatest defense partnership in US history

As Donald Trump joins a hostile G7 meeting in Quebec City today, an old friendship is on the line.<p>Relations between the US and other G7 nations have waxed and waned, but since WWII, Americans and Canadians have slept soundly under the protection of a friendly US-Canadian bond that spans 5,500 miles …

Canada

Tears ‘R’ Us: The World’s Biggest Toy Store Didn’t Have to Die

The early tale of Toys “R” Us brims with ambition, energy, and no small amount of ruthlessness, as creation stories often do. Charles Lazarus had …

Times Square