Danny Kappel

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Mayweather defeats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

9:51 P.M.<p>Mayweather wins<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr. has defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to unify the welterweight titles.<p>Judges scoring: Dave Moretti, 118-110; Glenn Feldman, 116-112; Burt Clements 116-112<p>The Judges' Scores<p>12 rounds are scheduled. Times judges will be rating each contender's …

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Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops

In a sign of the growing danger in Iraq, President Obama notified Congress on Monday that he was sending up to 275 U.S. military personnel "to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad."<p>Obama also is considering sending 100 or fewer special operations troops to …

The internet is fucked (but we can fix it)

(but we can fix it)<p>Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and …

In Defense of Instagramming Conflict in Crimea

Ukraine and Russia are facing off over a peninsula where, 160 years ago, war photography was born.<p>The <i>Daily Mail</i> was positively apoplectic. "Shocking pictures show people in Crimea taking SELFIES with Russian masked gunmen as Ukraine teeters on the brink of war," the British tabloid yelped over the …

Buckyballs vs. The United States of America

Buckyballs co-founder Craig Zucker says he was bullied by the government. The Feds say his company deserved to die.<p>"We coulda been a Lego! We coulda been a Rubik's Cube!"<p>Instead, Craig Zucker is in a shared workspace in Brooklyn, New York, hanging on. It's like a bad dream: He's no longer selling …

China is moving more than a River Thames of water across the country to deal with water scarcity

BEIJING—On a Saturday morning in late August, about a dozen university students, professors, and middle-aged Beijing locals stand by a row of apartments in northwestern Beijing.<p>Once an outskirt of the city known for its natural springs and reed-filled ponds, the area now looks just like another …

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The Ambivalent Superpower

America and the world aren’t getting a divorce. But they’re thinking about it.<p>The world never really loved America as much as Americans like to think. In the Eisenhower era, to take one period now seen in rosy hues, Latin mobs pelted Vice President Richard Nixon’s motorcade with stones, shouting, …

What Happens When the NSA Comes to Town

The NSA set up a facility in Utah, promising jobs and industry along with it. None of that came. Now, one surveillance scandal later, residents can vote to render the facility useless in the simplest way possible. Is it worth it?<p><b>BLUFFDALE, Utah</b> — From the top of the hill where artillery trainings …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Pixel & Dimed On (Not) Getting By in the Gig Economy

For one month, I became the “micro-entrepreneur” touted by companies like TaskRabbit, Postmates, and Airbnb. Instead of the labor revolution I had been promised, all I found was hard work, low pay, and a system that puts workers at a disadvantage.<p>“If I’m willing to pay $100 for someone to bring me …

The New Face of Heroin

Eve Rivait rode her first horse when she was five, too small to get her feet through the stirrups, let alone give the animal a kick that registered. …

Why we all love numbers

Jerry Newport asks me to pick a four-digit number.<p>"2761," I say. "That's 11 x 251," he replies, reciting the numbers in one continuous, unhesitant flow. "2762. That's 2 x 1381. 2763. That's 3 x 3 x 307. 2764. That's 2 x 2 x 691."<p>Jerry is a retired taxi driver from Tucson, Arizona, who has Asperger …

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …

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The Private Lives of Public Bathrooms

How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls<p>When Oprah Winfrey served on a Chicago jury in 2004, she couldn’t go to the bathroom attached to the jury room unless her fellow jurors sang to drown out the noise. One of the songs they sang was …

Tencent<br />The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

In China’s raging tech war, a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users.<p>China’s most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen. Unlike Silicon Valley’s funky campuses, there is nothing …

The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

Segregation Now ...

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.<p>Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

Obama’s Last Shot

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: On Friday April 18th, after the print version of this story had closed, the State Department announced that the decision on the</i> …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

The Internet Is Being Protected By Two Guys Named Steve

The Heartbleed bug put the spotlight on OpenSSL, the security toolkit used by many of the internet's biggest sites and looked after primarily by two men who've never met in person. For the first time, Steve Marquess and Stephen Henson speak about how they became the overworked, underpaid stewards …

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

Ecstatic states

In the Vietnam War, Bob Walker had been a helicopter mechanic, and he’d watched as his best friend was decapitated by an incoming helicopter’s propeller blade. Ever since then the 69-year-old Paradise, CA vet has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder — a psychological condition that …

What Is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?

<b>Over the 25 years Hillary Clinton has spent</b> in the national spotlight, she’s been smeared and stereotyped, the subject of dozens of over-hyped or downright fictional stories and books alleging, among other things, that she is a lesbian, a Black Widow killer who offed Vincent Foster then led an …

Putin Clamps Down: A Chilling Report From Moscow

“Nadya, pay the bill,” Masha Alyokhina says impatiently, taking a drag of her cigarette.<p>“OK, OK,” says Nadya Tolokonnikova. She stubs out her own …

What the U.S. Can Learn From Brazil's Healthcare Mess

Here’s what it looks like when a sprawling, diverse nation tries to cover everybody.<p>On a recent afternoon in Boa Vista, a lower-middle-class neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Noranei Oliveira Miranda waited patiently on a small couch for the local community health workers to arrive.<p>Her aging …

Sonic Boom

How digital technology is transforming our relationship with sound<p>In late January, a group of musicians, led by the trombone player Glen David Andrews, paraded through the narrow hallways of New Orleans’ City Hall and into the chamber of the City Council. They played snare drums and horns, cymbals …