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70 Candid, Beautiful, Heart-Melty Moments From the Royal Wedding

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>Meet 3 Royal Wedding Gospel Choir Performers<p>2<p>Your Guide to a Conflict-Free Gemini Season<p>3<p>4 Women on How Much They Spent Being Bridesmaids<p>4<p>What Would the SATC Characters Wear Today?<p>5<p>Chrissy Teigen on the Violence of Childbirth<p>View Gallery 70 Photos<p>Next10 Dresses You Can Buy Right …

Royal Weddings

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 …

Income Inequality

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.<p>Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight. (The death toll …

Guns

The Complete Guide to Sugar Around the World

Sugar is a many splendored thing—here's your global tour of the essential sweet stuff<p>Brown sugar was for cookies. The white granulated stuff went on …

April Fools' Day 2017: the best (and worst) pranks

Topsy-turvy day<p>April 1st — a day colloquially known as “April Fools’ Day” or “the worst holiday ever” — isn’t even until tomorrow, but because the month of April starts on a Saturday this year, all the #brands are already out in force to pollute the internet celebrate the occasion with a bunch of …

Social Media

The Psychology of the Sample Sale

What makes otherwise mild-mannered shoppers shove each other in the quest for discount goods?<p>A few years ago, my mom brought me to one of those sales for special designer collaborations at Target. At 6:30 a.m., we drove to a big store in suburban Maryland, then stood in line in the early spring …

We examined more than 1,300 journalist killings between 2002 and 2013. Here’s what we learned.

Reporting the news from a war zone is a risky business. But just how many members of the media are killed — and what does that tell us about the trajectory for how countries view human rights?<p>To look at these questions more closely, we collected data on killings of journalists and media personnel …

Human Rights

Escape to another world

As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. …

A Comprehensive Guide to the Ghost in the Shell Controversy

The first live-action, English-language adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> hits theaters this week. But even before …

Anime

Can anger rooms be used to relieve stress?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's be honest with ourselves: It sometimes feels good to be bad.<p>We've all experienced those moments of stress or anger when you're so mad that you just want to break something. But can acting on those impulses help relieve the stress and tension we feel in those moments?<p>Well, instead of …

Safe-Space

The myth of the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist

In recent years, references to such attacks have become inescapable. But this lazy term obscures the real nature of the threat against us<p>At around 8pm on Sunday 29 January, a young man walked into a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City and opened fire on worshippers with a 9mm …

Terrorism

The joy of stocks: The weird world of stock photos

<b>There is a place where no emotion is understated. A place that pioneered "post-truth" before it was discovered by politicians. A place where both triumph and disaster are met with... perfect dentistry.</b><p>This is the land of stock pictures.<p>Even if you wanted to avoid it, you'll have been there. News …

Living Rooms

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes.<p>Neuroscientists writing Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron</i> …

Humanity

Who Owns Your Face?

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.<p>It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person.<p>This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research. Tom Hanks, for …

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus

ISTANBUL — When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several of them had Islamic names. There was an Abdelrahman and even a couple of Mohammads. Strangest of all, …

Islam

Can we know what animals are thinking? – The Economist

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

These are the things in your home you should be spring cleaning

The spring cleaning tradition stems from a time when people spent months holed up in their homes, warmed by a fire, and then mercilessly opened their windows and freed themselves of dust and dirt.<p>The renewing feeling of spring endures. Becky Rapinchuk, founder of the lifestyle website Clean Mama, …

Apple’s Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming …

The Like Button Ruined the Internet

How “engagement” made the web a less engaging place<p>Here’s a little parable. A friend of mine was so enamored of Google Reader that he built a clone when it died. It was just like the original, except that you could add pictures to your posts, and you could Like comments. The original Reader was …

Uber president Jeff Jones is quitting, citing differences over ‘beliefs and approach to leadership’

He is leaving after apparently deciding the current controversies are too much to handle.<p>Jeff Jones, the president of Uber, is quitting the car-hailing company after less than a year. The move by the No. 2 exec, said sources, is directly related to the multiple controversies there, including …

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

Cover Story: Emma Watson, Rebel Belle

From the MagazineCover Story: Emma Watson, Rebel BelleSince her years as Hermione ended, Emma Watson has fought to assert her own identity. Now that she has found her voice—most notably as a U.N. ambassador—she’s revamping a classic stereotype, the Disney princess, in <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, the …

Feminism

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Minds

If all goes as NASA — and Elon Musk — have planned, at some point in the not-too-distant future, a group of astronauts will begin a years-long round …

How the CIA Forgot the Art of Spying

With the war on terror came a new, more militarized way of gathering intelligence. But now, America needs the kind of spooks who can work the cocktail party circuit—more James Bond, less Jason Bourne.<p><b>It was in a CIA station in Europe in 2005 that I</b> realized how much was changing about American …

National Security

Environment

Scott Pruitt's growing scandal<p>Scott Pruitt's growing scandal<p>"This leaves me and many of my colleagues puzzled"<p>"This leaves me and many of my …

Find Your Birthday Hidden in Pi

March 14 is recognized across the math world as Pi Day, thanks to the resemblance of the date "3/14" to the first three digits of mathematics' most …

Space Sex Is Serious Business

We’ve done almost no research into this area, but it’s key to living on Mars.<p>In January 1991, a couple of crazy kids got married. That these …

The Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Its Major Milestones

You each have your own story of how MS has weaved its way into your or your loved one's life and how that has affected your relationships, beliefs, …

Widow blogger with multiple sclerosis turns tragedy into laughter

<i>Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud, a mother of two and a children's book author from Sandy Spring, Maryland, has seemingly little to laugh about: She was widowed in 2014 after her husband struggled for a decade with a rare disease. Then just last year, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.</i><p><i>But now, in</i> …

Multiple Sclerosis: Genetic mutation identified as cause of rapidly progressive MS

Scientists have discovered a single genetic mutation in two families which caused people to develop a severe form of multiple sclerosis. The findings …