Tristen Zimmerman

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Are Cities Making Animals Smarter?

A mysterious wild cat in Sri Lanka may hold a clue.<p>The goldfish were the first to vanish. Every so often, a few would go missing overnight from the office’s tiny outdoor pond. But goldfish were cheap, so no one in the building—an environmental nonprofit in the bustling, sweaty center of Colombo, …

Sri Lanka

Here's How America Uses Its Land

Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million acres<p>Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million …

Exports

Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

It undermines a long tradition of designing and building infrastructure in the public interest.<p>I’m commiserating with a friend who recently left the technology industry to return to entertainment. “I’m not a programmer,” he begins, explaining some of the frustrations of his former workplace, before …

Engineering

The Original Woke Bae: Secret Documents Reveal That David Attenborough Was Fighting For Trans Representation On TV 45 Years Ago

By Petr Knava | Celebrity | July 30, 2018 |<p>By Petr Knava | Celebrity | July 30, 2018 |<p>The term ‘national treasure’ is a heavily overused one.<p>The …

Transwomen

These Poorly Translated Russian Cat Memes Will Make You Pee From Laughing

How to Be Properly Pedantic About Fruits and Vegetables

If you think you’re a smartypants because you know a tomato is a fruit, buckle up. You’re right, but a tomato is <i>also</i> a vegetable. And rice is a …

Equation Shows That Most Big Conspiracies Would Have Been Revealed by Now

Sorry, believers.

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

The Buddhist Mock-Meats Paradox

April 25, 2018<p>By: Illustratrions: Ping Zhu<p><b>Are we forgetting about centuries-old Buddhist tradition in the current meat-replacement zeitgeist?</b><p>Gazing …

Blue Cheese

How Did Renting in Boston Become Such a Nightmare?

Prices based on available data from Zillow and Trulia as of May 2, 2018 (Locations approximate).<b>On a breezy, overcast afternoon last April,</b> my …

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

Mapping the U.S. by Property Value Instead of Land Area

Troubling inequities are revealed when you look at the country by total property values.<p>Cartograms are fun tools for swapping out land area for some other variable. For certain figures, especially data that swing wildly at one of the end of the spectrum or another, cartograms are ideal. They’re …

15 Best Mexican Restaurants in Boston

From Eastie <i>pozole</i> to North End tortas, East Somerville tacos, and beyond.<p>By ·<p>SHREDDED PORK TACOS AT JOSE’S IN CAMBRIDGE. / PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE for …

Federal Agents Seized 16 Old Cellphones in the Michael Cohen Raids. Everybody’s Going to Jail

He mistook the island of Jersey for the state of New Jersey. So residents crowdfunded a visit for him

Call him the “accidental tourist.”<p>A Massachusetts man who confused the state of New Jersey with the British Isle of Jersey, which sits off the coast …

How the NAACP fought lynching  – by using the racists' own pictures against them

Photographs of the brutal 1916 killing of a black man in Waco, Texas, became a powerful tool in the hands of the civil rights organization<p><i>Note that graphic images of lynchings are included in this article.</i>

Civil Rights

The Ultimate Humiliation

“To start with, every human being should be considered sane/accountable before law.”<br>—Anders Behring Breivik, court statement, 2012<p>“In the case of …

“It Ain’t Easy Gettin’ Gone Down Upon”: The Lament of a Prairie Woman

All I know is there’s many hard hours for a good country woman to pass. When you’re not worryin’ about the weather, the harvest, typhoid, havin’ cold …

Prairies

Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor”

<b>David Cay Johnston; Donald Trump (Simon & Schuster/Bonk Johnston/AP)</b><p>Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment — and President Nancy Pelosi<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 23, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>The saga of President Donald Trump consists of several parallel and …

Donald Trump

Welcome to MidWestworld

Welcome to MidWestworld, a theme park unlike any other where all your wildest dreams can come true. Through exacting terraforming, we’ve replicated …

Mickey Mouse

Internet fandom is running Hollywood

How would you react if the creators of your favorite TV series offer to just <i>tell</i> you everything that will happen on the show?<p>Fans of <i>Westworld</i> were faced with that question this week when showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy went on the HBO show’s Reddit page and made a bizarre proposition. If …

Mayonnaise is disgusting, and science agrees

Do you side with science on this important issue?<p>For much of the past year, I have fought a one-sided battle with a popular fast casual restaurant chain that we’ll call “Ready.” Unlike most restaurants, Ready doesn't make sandwiches, assemble salads, or otherwise perform acts of cookery upon …

29 Spot-On Gifts For People Who Think Cheese Should Be Its Own Food Group

"In a relationship with grilled cheese."<p>If the 🧀 emoji is consistently among your most-used ones (perhaps next to 🍷 and 🥖), we have gouda news for you. April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day.<p>There’s absolutely nothing wrong with liking cheese more than people. In fact, we encourage it. You’ll …

the 6 best documentaries about cults to watch on netflix

What to binge when you've finished 'Wild Wild Country'.<p>Seemingly everyone we know is obsessed with Netflix’s <i>Wild Wild Country</i>, the six-part documentary about the Rajneeshee cult in Oregon. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh relocated his followers there in the 80s in search of enlightenment and utopia, but in …

When good TV goes bad: the time MTV Unplugged went nu-metal

From Toys R Us to the state of Gary Lineker’s upper lip and chin, many things fared better in the 90s. This includes the acoustic performance show MTV Unplugged, which, for a while, showcased stripped-back and often surprising performances from a range of worthy musicians.<p>It was where Nirvana …

It’s not your imagination. Your Boston commute is getting worse.

Barbara Mayer, a nurse from the South Shore, has been making the same drive to and from the Longwood Medical Area for five years. Today, the trip …

The Whitest Music Ever

Prog rock was audacious, innovative—and awful.<p>“We are the most uncool people in Miami.” So begins, promisingly enough, David Weigel’s <i>The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock</i>. Weigel, along with 3,000 fellow Yes-heads, Rush-oids, Tull freaks, and votaries of King Crimson—cultural …

David Foster

Mexico City's Invisible Rivers

One group is fighting to uncover the 45 rivers that flow under the Aztec capital, hidden underground for decades.<p>Millions of vehicles drive over the Piedad River in Mexico City every day.<p>Paved over in 1942, what was once one of the biggest rivers in the area now flows under the Miguel Alemán …

Mexico City

CHART: Single-Family Home Prices in Greater Boston

Single-Family Home Prices in Greater Boston 2018<p><i>Note: Fields left blank indicate that data was unavailable and/or not applicable.</i><p>Town<p>Median Price: …

Sacred Cat Rug

Possibly the world's oldest rug, this Egyptian relic is woven entirely from ancient cat hair and once carried a mummified human foot.<p>Of all the …