Joshus S. Burgman

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National Geographic Magazine

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Tea Partyers’ grave fear: Why they disdain young people — even their own!

Sociologist Theda Skocpol tells Salon what drives the angry right — and what comes after the government shutdown<p>The past weeks’ showdown in Washington, D.C., has shocked and perplexed some observers. Theda Skocpol was not among them. Skocpol, a veteran Harvard professor, is the author of books on …

NBC News Ratings Struggles Continue; 'This Week' Tops 'Meet The Press' For A Quarter

The ratings challenges facing NBC News were thrown sharply into focus on Friday, as the network received two pieces of bad news about their viewing figures.<p>First, there was the confirmation of the news that "Good Morning America" had beat "Today" for a full season for the first time since the early …

The Stock Market May Have Crashed 18,000 Times Since 2006 — And No One Noticed

A new paper examines the "machine ecology" of our economy.<p>What if someone told you the stock market crashed and spiked 18,000 times since 2006, and you had no idea?<p>That’s the contention of a group of scientists who study complex systems after analyzing market data, collected by Nanex, since the …

What Should I Do With Oven-Roasted Tomatoes?

<b>Q:</b> I made a big batch of roasted tomatoes from Andrew Weil's True Food cookbook. I needed only 1/3 cup for one of his recipes. I'm looking for …

Tomatoes

American Legend: Coast to Coast by Train

You don’t really know a train until you’ve slept on one.<p>And I don’t mean a half-hour doze between Philly and Baltimore but the real deal: a bunk in a berth, a sliding door with a latch lock, and those WWII-style knobs to turn off your reading light.<p>And when you’ve really settled into a train that’s …

MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need …

Why do we make mistakes? Blame your brain, the original autocorrector

Does Siri make us lazy? Does Facebook make us lonely? Does Twitter make us stupid? Will Google Glass make twitching, distracted Glassholes of us all? If you've read a magazine, listened to a radio show, browsed (or clicked on) the non-fiction section of a bookstore (or Amazon) or been a sentient …

US Evacuates Non-Emergency Staff, Orders Americans to Leave Yemen 'Immediately'

The U.S. State Department has ordered the evacuation of all non-essential personnel from Yemen because of an increased terror threat. A U.S. military …

WikiLeaks' Assange says leaker Manning is 'political prisoner' in show trial

Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, says that Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of aiding the enemy by leaking military secrets, is “the most prominent political prisoner in modern U.S. history” whose alleged crime is "telling the truth."<p>In a lengthy statement …

A Sad Shot of <em>Sun-Times</em> Photojournalists Learning They'd Been Laid Off

A photojournalist is a photojournalist, even in times when he maybe shouldn't be. Which is why when <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> photographer Al Podgorski …

Photojournalism

The huge misconception at the heart of “too big to fail”

<i>As banks continue to swell in size, the public might conclude that legislators have gone back on their promise to never again let a bank grow “too big to fail.” But making banks smaller was never what legislators—most of them, anyway—had in mind.</i><p>American banks? Those things that were nearly wiped …

Finance