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What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Former Ready For Warren Group Formally Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

The coalition of progressive groups that tried to draft Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016 has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.<p>The …

Foodie detox: The Weekend Guide

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p><b>Whether you're a devotee of all things organic, vegan or just simply health-conscious post-Fashion Week, we've scoured the streets of</b> …

Spring/Summer Fashion Week 2014: Fashion Trends

FASHION INSPIRATION<p><b>From tribal influences to floral prints, artistic inspiration to gold pleating, street style to summer-ready furs and sheer</b> …

Fashion Week

Happy Friday!

<b>Happy Friday!</b><p>During National Cat Week in November 1952, Los Angeles hosted more than 300 felines and their owners from all over the country for America’s biggest cat show of the year. <b>LIFE was there.</b>

Should Money Go Digital?

“There is no problem on this earth that can’t be solved,” Peter Diamandis declared on Sunday, in Las Vegas.<p>Diamandis is a Silicon Valley gadfly best known for creating the X Prize, an award for designing the first functional, private spaceship. He was giving a keynote speech at Money2020, a …

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

Moderate House Republicans’ hypocrisy: They support a clean continuing resolution that doesn’t exist.

House Republicans willing to vote for a debt limit increase without strings attached have scheduled a press conference for today at never o'clock …

Sweden massacre site: Öland ruins found by Lund University scientists pose mystery.

Video<p>March 19 2014 3:24 PMThe Solar System's Biggest Moon, MappedJupiter's icy Ganymede.<p>Video<p>March 4 2014 2:50 PMTetris Can Curb Booze and Cigarette …

McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court case to raise limits on campaign contributions.

<i>Sing in me, Money, and through me tell the story<br>of that man skilled in all ways of earning,<br>the jobs-provider, harried for years on end,<br>after he</i> …

David Byrne slams the super-rich

The Talking Heads frontman says the 1% are driving artists away and stripping New York of culture<p>The phrase "starving artist" may be a cliche, but the ability of creators to afford a living is a serious concern. Great artists are often known alongside their patrons: Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth, …

Woman calls 911 for diabetic fiancé, cops arrive, shoot him dead

A black man in Georgia was reportedly gunned down by police, while his hands were up and his family looked on<p>When Alicia Herron of Georgia called 911 to get emergency medical help for her diabetic fiancé, Jack Lamar Roberson, she did not expect the police to show up. And she certainly did not …

Georgia Tech investigating Phi Kappa Tau “rapebait” email

Georgia Tech issues a weak condemnation of the email promoting sexually aggressive behavior among frat members<p>Phi Kappa Tau, the Georgia Tech fraternity behind the email instructing members on how to go about "luring rapebait" at college parties, is under investigation by university officials.<p>In a …

I let my daughter get a tattoo

Yes, she’s only 17. But after battling Crohn’s disease, she’s earned the right to reclaim control of her body<p>She’d been asking for years. My firstborn, with the red hair and creamy skin, wanted a tattoo. For <i>years</i> she’s been asking.<br>The child who, if she could, would paint her room a different color …

6 ways neoliberal education reform is destroying our college system

Higher ed is on the verge of falling victim to the same dangerous ideologies as K-12<p>This past August at the State University of New York, Buffalo, President Obama made a familiar offer: “major new reforms,” this time in higher education, “that will shake up the current system.” The New York Times …

Stop pinkwashing the NFL!

Football gets saturated with pink breast cancer “awareness” — and congratulates itself<p>For years now, the month of October has been a cringe-inducing fiesta of sexist "Save the Ta Tas" junk and infantilizing princess-pink saturation. The authentic terror of breast cancer has been reduced to …

10 most appalling comments from the right — just this week

A Republican congressman actually argued that Obamacare is as bad as the Fugitive Slave Act<p><b>1. On Fox TV, it is assumed that the Nicaraguan meteorologist knows all about tacos.</b><br>It’s fairly obvious by now that Fox News is a place where being offensive and ignorant is not just permitted, but …

The right’s despicable new voter suppression scheme: Two classes of voters

Kansas’ Kris Kobach and Arizona’s Tom Horne are using a Supreme Court decision to justify two-tiered voting plans<p>The man who wrote Arizona's "Papers Please" law before running for Kansas secretary of state in 2010 on the premise of stamping out "voter fraud" there -- before winning and subsequently …

I’m not ambitious, and that’s OK

Work-life balance debates focus on the most hard-driving. What about women (and men) like me?<p>One week before I found out I was pregnant I cried to my sister over a plate of rice and beans at a Miami airport restaurant. As we waited to board our return flight to New York, I told her I was absolutely …

Why Many Americans Are Averse to Unironic Expressions of Patriotism

Pat Sajak, longtime host of <i>Wheel of Fortune</i>, recently taped an episode featuring contestants drawn from active-duty members of the United States military. Observing their dedication, patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice, he was moved to voice his concerns about a divide he perceives …

Surveys Dramatically Underestimate Homophobia

Using a technique for eliciting confessions, researchers find there are more people who don't like gays—and who have had same-sex experiences—than commonly measured.<p>Americans are much more homophobic—and much more likely to have had a same-sex experience—than surveys done using traditional methods …

12 Surprising Facts About Pet Rats

Contrary to what many people believe, pet rats are not the dirty, disease-infested creatures of folklore. Domestic rats are affectionate, clean, sensitive and easy to train.<p><b>Fact #1: Rats have touchy tummies and whiskers.</b><p>Rubbing a rat's belly like you would a dog's isn't recommended until the rat …

11 Mindblowing Facts That Will Completely Change Your Perspective On The World

<i>Life will never be the same.</i><p><b>1. The continents look entirely different than you think they do.</b><p>The map you're used to is more Western-focused and stretches out the size of continents near the poles. Africa and South America are actually way bigger. Here's a more accurate representation of the world, …

Awful Poster At Twitter HQ Basically Proves It's Male-Dominated

Really, Twitter? This week of all weeks?<p>Twitter engineering manager Jill Wetzler tweeted the following photo of a sign she saw at Twitter headquarters on Wednesday.<p>Wetzler's colleagues at Twitter were unhappy with the sign as well:<p>The timing of this sign, clearly aimed at straight men, could not be …

A Few Simple Ideas About Gun Control

Two more thoughts about gun control: one practical and immediate, the other more abstract and academic, though with a practical fork in its tail. The practical comes from a recent discussion with my father, about, of all things, shooting raccoons. The Gopnik family seat, such as it is, is nowhere …

“A First-Rate Girl”: The Problem of Female Beauty

I have a friend who dates only exceptionally attractive women. These women aren’t trophy-wife types—they are comparable to him in age, education level, and professional status. They are just really, notably good looking, standouts even in the kind of urban milieu where regular workouts and healthy …

Advertising and the End of Instagram's Sincerity

Perhaps you caught the slow-motion videos that Burberry shot of its Spring-Summer 2014 runway show, filmed exclusively with the iPhone 5s and posted to Instagram; Apple made an uncharacteristically loud fuss about it. But you probably didn’t. That will change soon.<p>Nearly a year after it rolled out …

Calculating the Value of a Life

Suppose that you are an E.M.T. You arrive on the scene of an accident and find two children who need C.P.R.: a ten-year-old girl and her three-month-old sister. You can only save one of them. Who gets saved?<p>One way to decide would be to use the quality-adjusted life year (<i>QALY</i>) standard. The …

7 signs America has regressed — to the 19th century

Workers aren’t unionized, and some pols are now advocating child labor. It’s like the U.S. has gone back in time<p>Of course they shut the Federal government down. Tea Party Republicans long for the days when there were no government authorities to enforce laws and restrain the power of unchecked …