Jessica Anderson

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Why the Whiteness Project is so endlessly mortifying

A new PBS documentary asks whites to “experience their ethnicity.” This appears to mean disparaging other races<p>As a self-deprecating punchline, “white people” pretty much peaked last decade. Now American caucasians are getting serious about their skin color: at this point they literally believe …

Orphaned by deportation: the crisis of American children left behind

Andrés Jiménez, under the guardianship of a Florida ‘fairy godmother’ after his father’s deportation, is one of hundreds of children whose families are broken by a fickle system<p>Ten-year-old Andrés Jiménez was looking forward to the end of summer. Not because he was particularly eager to return to …

ISIS just 8 miles from Baghdad airport

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ISIS Is Now Bragging About Enslaving Women and Children

In its English-language magazine, the organization issues a religious justification for its treatment of the Yazidis.<p>In the newest issue of <i>Dabiq</i>, the English-language magazine published by ISIS, the extremist group for the first time confirmed and justified the capturing, enslaving, and selling of …

Robert Reich: The destructive myth at the heart of American “public” education

How inequality and stealth privatization are increasing the achievement gap between the haves and the have-nots<p>American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they’re heading back to differ dramatically by family income.<p>Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between …

A Prosthetic Leg That Plugs Directly Into The Skeleton

Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.<p>There are a lot of fancy, high-tech prosthetics out there. Some can read electrical signals from the nerves and muscles of the remaining tissue, while others even interface with the brain to read a person’s intentions when she, say, …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

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Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …