Mark Chronister

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Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

Armed sheriff’s deputy stayed outside Florida school while mass killing took place

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside with an AR-15 assault-style rifle, …

Guns

A cheat sheet to the investigation that cost Rep. Tom Marino the nomination to be drug czar

Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) has withdrawn his nomination to be President Trump's drug czar after an investigation by The Washington Post and "60 Minutes” detailed his years-long efforts to pass a law that critics say allowed the drug industry to profit off people addicted to opioids.<p>This is the second …

Lenovo brand on Chinese smartphones staying after all

“We will never phase out Lenovo.”<p>That’s what Lenovo chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing said to Reuters as the company continues its rejiggering of the …

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Players of Pokemon Go are not only giving up their right to act like sane human beings in public, as they walk around, zombie-esque, reaching into the phones held in front of their faces, they are also likely to be waiving legal rights if they don’t take a very close look at Niantic Labs’ Terms of …

The Porn Industry Doesn't Care About What Women Want

If you paid a recent visit to Pornhub, YouPorn, or xHamster, you might have seen the "for women" category flagged with a little Venus symbol.<p>Mainstream, conventional porn follows a clear formula. Usually it's set in a big, stucco mansion—the woman is wearing heels, the man is the hero: He takes the …

150-year-old wine found in Czech castle to be auctioned

The collection, stashed beneath the floorboards of the Beaufort-Spontin family’s Becov castle, could fetch almost £1m<p>They sat beneath the floorboards for decades – silent, fermenting witnesses to aristocratic opulence, Nazi rule, cold war espionage and American fortune hunters.<p>But Czech authorities …

Kitchen Gadgets

The Little Thing You Can Do To Help Save The Ocean

<i>29Rooms — Refinery29’s magical art and fashion funhouse – is back for its second year, kicking off during NYFW, from September 9 to 11. We’re</i> …

FBI Chief Tells Congress Encryption Is Creating 'Warrantproof' Devices

FBI Director James Comey says encryption is making phones "warrantproof" — and the agency's dispute with Apple over an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters shows the challenges encryption poses in criminal and counterterrorism investigations.<p>Apple is challenging a federal court order …

MH17 Ukraine disaster: Report names suspected Russian soldiers

<b>A UK-based online investigative team says it has identified Russian soldiers who were likely involved in the shooting down of a Malaysian plane.</b><p>In a report, the Bellingcat team links personnel from the 2nd Battalion of the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade to the tragedy in eastern Ukraine in 2014.<p>…

Airplanes

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

Study Finds No Clear Link Between Teen Pot Use And Psychosis

<b>Editors' note, Feb. 1, 2016:</b> On Jan. 20, we reported on a statement from the American Psychological Association that a research paper, "Chronic Adolescent Marijuana Use as a Risk Factor for Physical and Mental Health Problems in Young Adult Men," had a statistical error. The APA now says that …

Mental Health

Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.<p>The site, known as Proctor's Ledge, is a small city-owned plot of woods nestled …

Pull Quote

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

Pictures of the Week 10.22.15

Mexico

An Update from Our CEO on Co-Founder Evan Doll

Here’s an update from our CEO Mike McCue about his co-founder Evan Doll, whom we wish the best on his next adventure. This is the internal memo from Mike about Evan’s move:<p><i>Good morning everyone,</i><p><i>After a long sabbatical and a lot of reflection, Evan has decided not to return to Flipboard so that he</i> …

Evan Doll

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

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