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Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Apps

Life, Death, and John Prine

When my wife had been in labor for 16 hours, I played her John Prine’s “Everything Is Cool.” She’d begun gasping instead of breathing, climbing into the tub to gather herself. As Prine’s fingerpicking rang out from a tiny speaker, she closed her eyes and smiled.<p>The song is simple, like all Prine …

New Albums

Photos reveal Prince’s underground bank vault with tons of unreleased music

A full two-years since the untimely passing of music legend Prince, the artist continues to grab the attention of the music world as avid fans wait …

New Albums

Ancient Maya 101

The Maya: They’re considered one of the most advanced civilizations to have existed in the Americas before the Spanish conquest. But who exactly were the ancient Maya people and what led to the collapse of their civilization?<p>As early as 1800 B.C., the Maya had begun settling in established villages …

Archaeology

With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

Televisions

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?

“How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?”<p>That was the deeply dismaying question posed to me by a friend with four young children as we discussed the plight of the Christian faith in America and around the world.<p>With each passing month, that shocking question becomes more relevant and even …

Religion

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

Everything I did wrong — Self-Publishing

Everything I did wrong — Self-Publishing<p>Many first-time authors focus on publishing the way a pregnant woman focuses on birth. The soon-to-be mother …

Writing

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

In every single state, a portion of the population doesn’t have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.<p><i>This story appears in VICE magazine's Dystopia and Utopia Issue. Click</i> <i>HERE</i> <i>to subscribe to VICE magazine.</i><p>Ben Wilfong leaned toward his computer screen, fingers poised …

Net Neutrality

Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"

In 2008, astronomer Richard Kowalski looked into a telescope in Tucson, Arizona, and spotted an asteroid called 2008 TC3 barreling through the …

Earth Science

The murder that shook Iceland

In a country with one of the lowest murder rates in the world, the killing of a 20-year-old woman upended the nation’s sense of itself. By Xan Rice<p>The main shopping street in Reykjavík is called Laugavegur, “the way of hot pools”, because it was originally used by women hauling laundry from the …

Crime

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds

For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement.<p>But a survey released Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, found that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened — and this lack of knowledge is more pronounced among millennials, whom the …

George Washington University

These 1923 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2019

For the first time in twenty years, as the Atlantic points out, a whole year’s worth of copyrighted works will enter the public domain in the U.S. on …

Literature

All the Marvel Cinematic Universe details you need to remember before seeing 'Avengers: Infinity War'

After 10 years and 18 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the most financially successful franchise in film history.<p>But that also means there has been a lot to keep track of before "Avengers: Infinity War," one of the most ambitious crossover events, comes to theaters later this …

Marvel Universe

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

4 Breakfast Foods You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

In order to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories then you burn off during exercise. Even people who never count calories are often aware of …

Nutrition

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Books

Mysterious Nubian Stone Tablets Have Been Discovered in a Vast African 'City of The Dead'

This is one of Africa's oldest written languages.<p>Archaeologists excavating a vast and ancient "city of the dead" in Africa have recovered the largest …

Ancient History

4 of the Most Dangerous Hikes in the World

Hiking, by most accounts, involves nothing more than putting one foot in front of the other over and over until you reach your final destination. …

Hiking

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

On this Texas island, pirates kept the Atlantic slave trade going—even after it was abolished

The tragic history of the African slave trade in the Gulf of Mexico has been largely forgotten<p>When Americans think of the slave trade, they usually …

Black History

Here's every class of ship in the US Navy

The US Navy is the most powerful group of ships, carriers, and sailors on Earth.<p>The Navy is older than the US — founded in 1775 as the Continental Navy — and is currently made up of 430 ships and submarines. It's been involved in more than 10 major wars, and combat has taken the Navy all over the …

Military

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

Ancient Rome

Get Inspired by This Story Grid Writing Challenge

When our creative tap feels like it has run dry, sometimes all we need to get our creative juices flowing again is a fun writing challenge. That’s …

Creative Writing

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

Google Files Go: Everything you need to know

If you browse the Play Store, you'll come across a litany of optimization apps that claim to speed up your phone. More often than not, they're just …

Apps

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

Nebulas