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Alzheimer's Plaques Erased in Mice—What's Next?

The remarkable results suggest a route for future medications, but a great deal of work remains.<p>Now more than ever, Alzheimer's disease poses an enormous burden. The neurodegenerative disease afflicts more than five million Americans, robbing them of their memories and placing strain and heartache …

Spring Weather Is Arriving Alarmingly Early This Year

Sure, you might have to deal with a little snow this weekend in the Northeast. But the reward on the other side is near-record warmth next week.<p>We’re …

Weather

Marilyn Manson 'has meltdown and rants at fans' during show

Marilyn Manson reportedly had a "meltdown" on a stage in New York this week where he delivered "incoherent rants" before ending the show.<p>The American …

Rock Music

We Need to Talk About What Happens When You Get Your Period in Space

It's an important discussion.<p>Since NASA's early days, periods in space have been a strange and mysterious topic for engineers.<p>Countless things go …

Women's Health

Mr. Fix It

Now even healthcare is getting Amazonified<p>Is there anything the world’s richest man, <b>Jeffrey Preston Bezos,</b> <i>can’t</i> do?<p>I don’t mean to go all fan boy-ish on you, but it’s been riveting watching him run the table. Bezos has grown Amazon into a juggernaut whose value exceeds <b>Walmart</b>, <b>Costco</b>, <b>Target</b>, <b>Kohls</b> …

Katy Perry: ‘I Don’t Want to Hold On to Childhood Trauma Anymore’

A few years ago I took my mom to see a Katy Perry concert. She was in awe of the sound, the production, and the costumes, but she was particularly mesmerized by Katy herself. After the show Mom asked me, “What is it like to be friends with her?” I had never really thought about it. In one sense the …

30 Ways to Add Storage to Every Room in Your Home

OK, so you don’t really have enough storage space. (Join the club.) Time to stop wallowing and start strategizing, guys. Here are 30 snazzy ways to …

Real Estate

These Are the Drugs Influencing Pop Culture Now

Many critics consider Thomas De Quincey’s <i>Confessions of an English Opium-Eater</i><i>,</i> published in 1821, to be the first explicit exploration of the …

Patagonia's new activism platform finds you convenient ways to save the planet

Patagonia is giving customers a new and convenient way to take part in environmental activism.<p>The outdoor clothing company has launched Patagonia …

Patagonia

Quentin Tarantino Explains Everything: Uma Thurman, The ‘Kill Bill’ Crash & Harvey Weinstein

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Since Saturday morning when The New York Times published Uma Thurman’s depiction of assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, the …

She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

DAEGU, South Korea — Until recently, she could often go full days without reminders of what happened. She preferred it that way. The event was so long ago. It was so terrible. She'd been pardoned for her crimes, and she'd tried to build a new version of her life. She got married. She raised two …

North Korea

As The Pop World Seeks Accountability, Justin Timberlake Seems Lost In The Woods

Justin Timberlake has had an eventful week: He turned 37 on Wednesday, dropped a new album Friday and danced his shoes off Sunday as part of football's biggest night. The reception to the latter two has been mixed: <i>Man of the Woods</i> is shaping up to be his worst-reviewed solo work by a mile, and his …

The House That Spied on Me

<b>Kashmir</b><p>In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as …

Living Rooms

Toothpaste is Our New Favorite Souvenir

On the unexpected gustatory pleasures of international oral hygiene<p>Let me start this off with a disclaimer: <b>Toothpaste is not food</b>. You shouldn't eat …

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Release date, cast, plot details

Han, oh Han. The next standalone Star Wars movie, which focuses on the origin of the friendship between Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, is nearly here.<p>For Star Wars movie fans, Solo: A Star Wars Story marks the shortest wait ever between live-action Star Wars films. Now the film is …

Star Wars

Bitcoin fever has hit the jobs market

Riding the mania over Bitcoin, crypto-currency specialists — from developers to technical writers — have emerged as the best-paid new skilled workers …

The Rise of 'Digital Poorhouses'

Seemingly benign and even well-meaning high-tech tools are evolving the ways in which government criminalizes and punishes the poor.<p>Fifty years ago in March, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., at what turned out to be his last Sunday sermon. He talked …

See Views of SpaceX's Starman Riding a Tesla Roadster in Space!

<b>Update for Feb. 7:</b> SpaceX's live webcast of the Tesla Roadster and its Starman mannequin lasted for just over four hours after the Falcon Heavy's …

Wells Fargo Downgraded by S&P in Wake of New Fed Asset Limit

Wells Fargo & Co. lost a credit-rating advantage over its biggest rivals after the Federal Reserve banned the bank from growing until it convinces …

Canada's Biggest Marijuana Adviser Sees `Robust' Deals, More M&A

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., Canada’s biggest financial adviser for pot deals, sees little threat from large banks for transactions in the nation’s …

Abu Dhabi Seeks Higher Crude Export Revenue in Refinery Upgrade

Abu Dhabi, which holds most of the oil reserves in the U.A.E., plans to boost exports of its highest quality crude into the next decade following a …

Oil

Consumer Credit Growth in U.S. Cools After November Surge

An $18.4 billion pickup in U.S. consumer debt in December followed an upwardly revised November increase, Federal Reserve data showed …

Consumer Credit

Canary Wharf Group to Help China Build Its New Financial Center

China’s plans to build a fintech center in a new city being built southwest of Beijing will get a hand from Canary Wharf Group Plc, the developer …

China’s Outlook Seems Darkest From a Distance

When it comes to analyzing China, distance seems to make investors’ views of the world’s second-largest economy grow, shall we say, less fond. …

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here.</i><p>Markets were still on edge after several turbulent days. There’s an update on …

‘Only the mafia does better’ — Studio 54’s business secrets revealed in new documentary

Arguably no nightclub in operation gets talked about as much as Studio 54, the notorious Manhattan discotheque run by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, …

Long shots and easy money: Handicapping Trump’s State of the Union agenda

Dressing for Two

The prudish, sexy, shaming, expensive history of maternity clothes.<p>I am eight months pregnant. I am thrilled to be eight months pregnant. I <i>like</i> being pregnant. I waddle along the streets of Austin, Texas, with my head held high, both out of a sense of enduring accomplishment and for balance. We …

Rare Sight of Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse: Pictures

Burma

5 Magazines Worth Your Time

<i>We’re lucky enough to partner with some of the world’s greatest publishers, bloggers and curators, many of whom curate Flipboard Magazines around events, issues and themes. Every month, we’ll spotlight some of our favorites.</i><p><i>This roundup maps to some of the biggest news events of the past month—like</i> …