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For Mexico, Hurricane Patricia hit just the right spot

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Hurricane Patricia, a storm of ­record-setting ferocity, proved no match for the Sierra Madre Occidental.<p>Confronted by the mountain range’s high peaks, Patricia crumpled, rapidly shrinking from a Category 5 beast to a tropical depression as it limped eastward across …

Weather

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

Europe

Beth Moon's Photographs of Ancient Trees Will Inspire You

In photography, you will often hear people talking about building a “meaningful” body of work. When you start to try to do that, you begin to realise …

May 2015

Most Americans have no idea what Cinco de Mayo means

Drinko de Mayo, Cinco de Drinko, Cuatro de Cinco—not especially majestic nicknames for a holiday meant to memorialize a Mexican military victory over invading French forces. But despite a modern-day reputation for debauchery, Cinco de Mayo was originally a celebration of military valor and …

Mexico

Obama's 6 points on race in America

The president lights into the media and Washington politics. Then he throws up his hands.<p>President Barack Obama didn’t want to get misinterpreted on race again.<p>The president offered not one, not two, but six points on the Baltimore riots — carefully outlined in notes he’d made ahead of a news …

There's another reason why Freddie Gray's Baltimore neighborhood is so angry

Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, suffered a spinal-cord injury while in police custody and died April 19.<p>Rioting and violence after Gray's funeral on Monday — much of it aimed at police officers, more than 15 of whom were injured — has to do with more than just Gray's case.<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates, …

Justice

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>The greenbottle blue tarantula (<i>Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens</i>) is one of seven species of spiders whose venom Australian researchers found has potential painkilling properties. The creature is native to Venezuela and …

Biology

Microbes Are Partly To Blame For Arctic’s Melting Permafrost

Oh good, more fuel for climate change<p>The whole idea behind the term permafrost, is that it is a permanently frozen layer of soil. Perma = Permanent, Frost = Brrr. Perma + Frost = You aren't getting warm again anytime soon. But in Greenland, that equation is starting to look a little less …

Global Warming

'Cinderella' remake offers some of that old Disney magic, reviews say

Following in the footsteps of the revisionist fantasy "Maleficent," Disney's new "Cinderella" movie has arrived — clad in glass slippers, of course — as the studio's latest live-action fairy tale.<p>But while "Maleficent" turned "Sleeping Beauty" on its head by telling the villainess' side of the …

Walt Disney Company

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Childbirth

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Hello, World! Flipboard Launches on the Web

We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our <i>Web</i> launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier …

The Week in Review: Measles Spreads, Vaccination Debate Continues

More than 100 people across 14 U.S. states have contracted measles this year as part of an outbreak that began after a December flare-up at …

Public Health

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Harvey Weinstein Toasts the BAFTA Nominees, With Benedict Cumberbatch and Cressida Bonas in Attendance

Idris Elba to Ricky Gervais: “How are you, gorgeous?”<p>Bigger, better, more resplendent: this year the celebrity wattage has been upped for London’s BAFTA weekend. <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> partnered with Grey Goose and Burberry to toast this year’s nominees at private member’s club Little House, Mayfair on …

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

Depression

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

Scientists strike back at Church of England over DNA transfer trials

MPs’ vote this week is ‘last chance’ for UK to pioneer mitochondrial gene therapy, warns scientist<p>One of the most prominent supporters of a DNA technique designed to eradicate a range of inherited diseases has angrily condemned Church of England claims that MPs were being rushed into a vote to back …

Church of England

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

Windows 10: what Microsoft needs to get right

Photograph: Microsoft<p>The Windows desktop is coming back, combining the best of Windows 7 with new tools from Windows 8.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/20/1421770367173/922e3b40-cedf-4f39-85ab-d10728c78cc9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Microsoft<p>The Windows desktop is …

With Penn State wins restored, Joe Paterno the winningest coach again

Joe Paterno, once again, will be the winningest coach in major college football history, but the debate over who won this legal showdown goes on.<p>NCAA President Mark Emmert and Pennsylvania State Sen. Jake Corman, the lead plaintiff in the case, offered dueling interpretations at separate news …

Yan Yan, constipated panda, back from the dead

When the giant panda Yan Yan died of acute constipation in 2007, the entire German nation went into mourning. Today she is back<p>When the giant panda Yan Yan died unexpectedly in her enclosure at Berlin Zoo in 2007, there was speculation that a polar bear might have played a part. “Did the presence …

6 Perspective-Shifting Peak Poses for the New Year

Start the year off strong by taking on Yoga Journal's top challenge poses of 2014.<p><b>Go back to 2014 Top Yoga Moments</b><p>1. Handstand<p><b>Adho Mukha …

Yoga

Top 10 Yoga Pose Tips of 2014

We combed through every issue of the magazine, Instagram post, and YogaJournal.com story to bring you our favorite instructional tips from teachers …

Yoga