"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep. Originally broadcast Oct. 17, 2017.
For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg,
Black people experience discrimination every day – it’s knowledge inaccessible to white people and, when confronted with it, most are incredulous Almost every black person in America has experienced the
The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem. 1. For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies.
Syria has been at war for seven long, deadly years. President Bashar al-Assad's government is fighting both rebel groups and the jihadists of Islamic State. The northern city of Raqqa has been a key battleground
A major new report states unequivocally that humans are changing the planet. Archaeology puts those changes into context – and explains why action is crucial The United States government recently published
It's easy to see a simple connection between the people waving Nazi flags and those waving Confederate flags in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate
Donald Trump’s son-in-law bought part of old New York Times building from Soviet-born tycoon, Guardian investigation into Russian money in NYC property market finds Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Donald
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What critics of campus protest get wrong about the state of public discourse. Middlebury College’s decision to discipline 67 students who participated in a raucous and violent demonstration against conservative
In an attempt to cast doubt on one controversy, Russian interference in the election, the president fired the FBI director—creating a second, and drawing new attention to the first. The thing about scandals
Donald Trump sits at the top of the biggest org chart in the world. Why does he look so uncomfortable in the job? More than 27 years before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Bruce
President Donald Trump's planned wall along the Mexican border, for example, is premised on the notion that immigrants are pouring across the border (they're not), taking Americans' jobs (they haven't)
Don’t pay attention to the administration's spin. The law is clear. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling
First Read First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Why Trump’s business dealings matter You can
A Nobel prize winning economist nails why Trump supporters reject the thing that will help them most
From his essay: Trump's victory clearly appears to stem from a sense of economic powerlessness, or a fear of losing power, among his supporters. To them, his simple slogan, "make America great again,"
Years of Republican plots, an opponent deified by television, and FBI smears stood in her way – and she still won the popular vote by more than Kennedy did Sometimes I think I have never seen anything
One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false. Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean
Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine
And it all looks pretty simple, too. The dream of turning your Xbox One into a software development kit is finally real. Xbox chief Phil Spencer announced today during today's Build keynote that the process
At the early peak of his success, he pulled the trigger on a manic series of deals that nearly brought him down. Reviewers trashed Donald Trump’s first book. They dismissed The Art of the Deal as self-promotional
In the lawsuit filed on Wednesday— 18 months after the shooting of Michael Brown ignited a firestorm of protest — the department argues that Ferguson's police and court systems routinely violate the civil