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What Happens If You Eat Mold Accidentally?

Mold can show up anywhere — in the coffee-maker, in our trash can, on our mattress — and most often, around our food. We all know the feeling of …

Cream Cheese

Nelson Mandela at 100 | The Crisis Magazine: A quarterly publication of the NAACP

Today the nation celebrates what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. The beloved South African leader led a revolution against …

NAACP

Cut Food Stamps Because We Already Won The War On Poverty, White House Says

Republicans want more poor people to work.<p>WASHINGTON ― Now is a good time to kick people off food stamps, according to the Trump administration, because poor people have it pretty good and the economy is doing really well.<p>Citing an alternative measure of poverty that tracks poor people’s spending …

Income Inequality

How we can draw inspiration from Mandela in 2018

18 July 2018<p><b>In celebration of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, writer and poet Magan Magan explains how we can draw inspiration from the</b> …

How social media bots became an influential force in Africa’s elections

Automated bots are increasingly muddying election cycles in Africa, disrupting conversations, distorting facts, and bringing into focus the changing dynamics of politics in the continent.<p>Bots on social media became an influential voice during crucial Africa polls over the last year, claims a report …

Social Media

Why your earliest memory may be a lie, according to scientists

Your earliest memory may be a lie, scientists have concluded, after finding nearly 40 per cent of people recall events that they could not possible remember.<p>Academics at City, University of London have carried out one of the largest surveys of early memories ever conducted and discovered a large …

The Brain

Listen to the power of quiet people

<i>Are you an introvert or an extrovert?</i><p>That’s a tricky question. I have a hard time answering it myself.<p>That’s the problem of binary questions — you …

Behavioral Sciences

Human remains found almost every day in search linked to Toronto serial killer suspect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Toronto police found additional human remains almost every day after resuming a search of a property linked to suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur, according to police.<p>"We did recover human remains virtually every day we were there," said police spokesperson Meaghan Gray, about the …

Crime

Elon Musk, DeepMind founders, and others sign pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems

Tech leaders, including Elon Musk and the three co-founders of Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind, have signed a pledge promising to not develop “lethal autonomous weapons.”<p>It’s the latest move from an unofficial and global coalition of researchers and executives that’s opposed to the propagation of …

Artificial Intelligence

Restaurant Publicly Shames 17-Year-Old Kid for Paying Bill with Quarters

The internet came to the defense of the teenager, who works as a server at another local restaurant.<p>“Come and fill your growler with any of our 6 draft beers,” Beer 88 suggests on its website. “You can bring your own or purchase one of ours!”<p>If you do take the Lynchburg, Virginia beer-and-burger …

Roads

Exploring the 'Futureface' of America with Alex Wagner: podcast & transcript

<i>Why is everyone taking DNA tests to find out about their heritage? While Americans are fueling an industry selling them a story of global identity, their country’s president is spreading fear and hostility about non-white immigrants. Trump seems to have an idea of “Americanness” that is limited to</i> …

Chris Hayes

The Studio That Made 'Blade' Wanted Him to Be White

B<i>lade</i>’s 20th anniversary is almost here, and it’s hard to imagine how much the movie landscape has changed in the two decades since the film’s …

Comic Books

Great Britain vs. U.K.: What's the difference? Here's an easy breakdown.

If you're an American who's not so sure what the difference is between Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and England, you're not alone.<p>During his …

United Kingdom

Cleveland Cop Called Ohio State Football Players the N-Word in Texts to Officer

A police officer in Cleveland used the N-word in reference to Ohio State Buckeyes football players, Cleveland.com's Adam Ferrise reported Friday.<p>According to Ferrise, Det. John Kraynik was ordered to complete sensitivity training and "issued a written letter of re-instruction."<p>The text messages …

College Football

From ‘Black Panther’ to ‘Luke Cage,’ black superheroes are breaking barriers once considered impenetrable

They fight crime in old cotton hoodies, shimmering black capes and glowing LED unitards. They can repel bullets with their bodies, leap atop speeding …

Comics

Papa John's John Schnatter should have admitted racial bias and learned to do better

Papa John's founder John Schnatter's resignation reminds us we all have biases. We need to acknowledge that and resist acting on our prejudices.<p>As president of an organization that has trained thousands of people in diversity and cultural competence, I am all too familiar with the racism displayed …

Equality

Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones

JULY 16th sees the opening of the Farnborough air show. Plane spotters attending the show, which by <i>entente cordiale</i> alternates annually with that in …

Aviation

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

Workouts

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: I'll take things that make haggis look good for 400, Alex.

Trump, Russia, and the Special Counsel Investigation<p><b>Ruth Marcus</b> wishes that Trump had even a <i>fraction</i> of the integrity demonstrated by Deputy Attorney …

Donald Trump

The Library of Alexandria Is Long-Gone – And All Around Us

The Library of Alexandria was completely destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago leaving no physical trace behind – but its formative scholarship and …

Ancient History

The dishonourable Boris Johnson has brought us to the brink of catastrophe

Johnson did not expect to win, and was really a Remainer, but tried to outflank David Cameron and become leader<p>The resignation of Alexander (“Boris”) Johnson from the prestigious post of foreign secretary in Her Majesty’s government came on the very same day that his illustrious predecessor Lord …

Boris Johnson

The 10 Best Things About Marvel’s Ultimate Universe (And 10 That We Wish We Could Forget)

A common complaint about Marvel Comics is how dense its history is. It’s a double-edged sword, of course — longtime fans enjoy the fact that a new …

Comics

Our favorite Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Eggs (that we know of)

Planet Morag<p>There is no planet called Morag in the Marvel comic book universe, but there was a Kree leader named Morag who played a key role in the …

Comics

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world.<p>Hyper-loquacious and media-savvy, Cody Wilson is fond of telling …

Gun Control

Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem

<b>WHEN TAY MADE HER DEBUT</b> in March 2016, Microsoft had high hopes for the artificial intelligence–powered “social chatbot.” Like the automated, …

Artificial Intelligence

Behold, America by Sarah Churchwell review – the underside of the ‘American dream’

In its initial incarnation, the Ku Klux Klan was a southern organisation born of denial: Klansmen rejected the obvious consequences of Confederate defeat for the racial character and social structure of the South. Although the Klan had been suppressed by the turn of the century, it was reincarnated …

20th Century

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

Black Kos, Week in Review - America's Forgotten Black Cowboys

America’s Forgotten Black Cowboys<p>By dopper0189, Black Kos, Managing Editor<p>After the Civil War and Reconstruction eras ended, Americans turned their …

Black History

The joys and frustrations of Brian Michael Bendis’ Superman

After years at Marvel, Bendis jumps to DC, and turns the Man of Steel into one of his own<p>There was an element of shock when DC announced that Brian Michael Bendis was taking over <i>Superman</i>. Bendis had spent nearly two decades as the top writer at Marvel Comics, and, in all honesty, <i>Superman</i> wasn’t the …

Comics

African-American Conductor Making Noise in White-Dominated Field

Roderick Cox is the associate conductor at the Minnesota Orchestra. He's one of the only African-American conductors in the world.

Black History