Jennifer Jellison

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Toxic red tide: Florida researchers investigate what's making it so bad for so long

In declaring a state of emergency in seven counties where the ocean is contaminated by a toxic red tide, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office made two points this week: The state is supporting communities struggling with the scourge, and the siege of seafaring microorganisms is “naturally …

Florida

Justice Sotomayor: ‘We have stopped being a civilized nation and accepted barbarism’

The Supreme Court just ruled that a man may be tortured to death<p>Justice Sonia Sotomayor concludes her dissent in <i>Irick v. Tennessee</i> with the kind of …

Death Row

Rare bird sighted after 111 years

An unexpected appearance of a dazzling visitor at a man-made forest in Negros Oriental province set hearts aflutter in the small but tightly knit …

Pianist Plays a Moving Version of Debussy ‘Clair de Lune’ for a Beautiful Eighty Year Old Elephant

Paul Barton, an artist and musician living in Thailand who has played a green piano with an elephant named Peter and played a beautiful Bach concerto …

Piano

How white supremacists split a quiet Rust Belt town

ULYSSES, Pa. — The traffic sign that greets visitors on the south side of Ulysses, a tiny town in rural far north-central Pennsylvania, is suitably quaint — a silhouette of a horse-drawn cart reminding drivers that the Amish use the roads, too. But on the north side of town, along the main …

Rights & Freedoms

A Look Back At Trayvon Martin's Death, And The Movement It Inspired

Most of us remember the broad outlines of the story: 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was followed, shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., on the night of Feb. 26, 2012.<p>More than six weeks later, Zimmerman was arrested and, eventually, tried for second-degree murder …

Trayvon Martin

Do men have it easier? For these transgender guys, the truth is more complex

In the 1990s, the late Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres transitioned from female to male. He was in his 40s, mid-career, and afterward he marveled at the stark changes in his professional life. Now that society saw him as male, his ideas were taken more seriously. He was able to complete a whole …

San Francisco

Queens of Infamy: Anne Boleyn

<i>Anne Thériault | Longreads | May 2018 | 23 minutes (5,949 words)</i><i>From the notorious to the half-forgotten,</i> Queens of Infamy<i>, a</i> Longreads<i> series by</i> …

Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold

Finland’s Arctic circle might not seem like a great place to run a marathon barefoot and in shorts—unless you’re Wim Hof. Hof, better known as "The …

The Hassal Grave

Mysterious chains and iron stakes adorn this strange grave, with no explanation.<p>There’s a curious gravesite in Malew Churchyard on the Isle of Man. …

Netflix’s secret genre code list can help you navigate the site

The Netflix secret code list isn’t really a secret anymore, but it might help you get around faster.<p>A quick hack allows you to browse genres that …

The Most Damaging Myths About Slavery, Debunked

Were U.S. slaves in any way responsible for their own misery? Were there any silver linings to forced bondage? These questions surface from time to …

Colorado State University investigates after two Native American men are pulled off tour after nervous parent calls cops

Two Native American men who were touring Colorado State University were pulled off the organized visit by campus police when a parent called to …

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Bussed out: how America moves thousands of homeless people around the country

Each year, US cities give thousands of homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town. An 18-month nationwide investigation by the Guardian reveals, for the first time, what really happens at journey’s end

Homelessness

Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more

This is not the Tom Petty story that I intended to write.<p>Though I was more than thrilled to catch up with Petty, whom I had interviewed before, I had no clue that this would turn out to be the last, for me and for him — that he would die just a few days later after going into cardiac arrest at age …

Music

Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty’s death was confirmed by Tony …

3 Counties, $59 Million And The Opioid Crisis

With the country in the throes of an epidemic, communities across the nation are being forced to confront the harrowing, and often fatal, effects of opioid abuse. But solutions — such as creating intervention programs in Ohio, providing access to treatment in Alabama, or investing in prevention …

Why can’t we cure the common cold?

After thousands of years of failure, some scientists believe a breakthrough might finally be in sight. By Nicola Davison<p>The common cold has the twin distinction of being both the world’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive. The name is a problem, for starters. In almost …

We Need to Talk About Madness: A Reading List

When I was 15, a teacher I was very close with killed himself over winter break. I found out about it in an AOL chatroom the night before school …

The Strange Political Afterlife of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator is suiting up for a new adversary: Donald Trump.<p>MUNICH, Germany—The Governator is off to conduct the band at his favorite beer tent at Oktoberfest. Why? Well, he finished his salty half-chicken, gave the photographers the pose he knew they wanted—the one in which he's holding the …

Donald Trump

Trump is now president, but he still sees himself as leading an insurgency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took over as U.S. president on Friday in the same way he conducted his upstart campaign, with a mixture of blustery salesmanship and naked contempt for the established political order.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump salutes participants during the inaugural parade in …

Donald Trump

This selfie drone can fit in your pocket

The Hobbico C-Me is a foldable drone that can follow you around like your a celebrity.<p>We've seen selfie drones before, but there aren't many that are about the size of smartphone. The Hobbico C-Me is $200 foldable micro drone that is capable of snapping photos and videos.<p>The drone can fly up to six …

A blind man attached a GoPro to his guide dog - the results are horrifying

A blind man has strapped a GoPro camera to his guide dog to record the daily discrimination he faces during his London commute.<p>Amit Patel, a …

Guide Dogs

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

Bernie Sanders thinks he has a pretty good idea why Hillary Clinton and Democrats lost in the 2016 election.<p>"Look, you can't simply go around to wealthy people's homes raising money and expect to win elections," the Vermont senator, who gave Clinton a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic …

Ravens Can Figure Out When Someone Is Spying on Them

Why did the chicken cross the road? We don’t know, but it probably had its reasons. A new paper published in the journal <i>Animal Cognition</i> reports that …

Birds

Here's How To Make Sure Steve Bannon Never Serves In The White House

The 2016 presidential election has not happened yet and there's still time to prevent Steve Bannon from ever setting up office in The West Wing.<p>The election officially happens on December 19 in the 50 state capitals across America when the Electoral College votes.<p>And just 36 of the 306 Republican …

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump Won Because People Are Tired of Political Correctness

During a fascinating and free-wheeling town hall-style event on Chris Hayes' show on MSNBC Monday night, Sanders was explicit: Trump's criticisms of …

After-School Satan Clubs Are Coming to an Elementary School Near You

The Satanic Temple, a Salem-based political organization with a focus on the separation of church and state, recently launched a secular after-school …