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Body Snatchers of Old New York

Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i> partner<p><b>T</b>here was a lot to be afraid of in New York after the Revolutionary War. Burned …

Online Privacy

The Doctored 'Memoir' of a Jewish Boy Kidnapped by the Vatican

Edgardo Mortara’s autobiography is roiling Catholic-Jewish relations—based on the false assumption that the text is accurate.<p>After a century and a half, the story of six-year-old Edgardo Mortara—a Jewish boy who was kidnapped by the Vatican—has once again become the subject of acrimonious …

Christianity

How Cycling Clothing Opened Doors for Women

Advances in biking gear had an impact on advances in gender equality. An Object Lesson.<p>I was rushing to a 10 a.m. meeting with the director of the organization where I had just started working. In an attempt to look less disheveled than usual, I was wearing a long, red skirt. And I was cycling …

Cycling

The Ferrari Portofino Is The New Entry-Level Ferrari

I really like using the words ‘entry-level’ and ‘Ferrari’ in the same headline. They sound weird together, but it’s genuinely a thing that exists, …

The Best Personal Essay I’ve Read In Years

Is the James Comey Statement.A few moments later, the President said, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.” I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial …

James Comey

Jared Kushner’s Nightmare

Barack Obama, James Comey, and the salmon ladderImage: glasseyes view<i>JARED is dreaming he is competing in a qualifying round of “American Ninja</i> …

James Comey

OK Google, Just Stop.

A married couple has an argument by proxy<b>Husband:</b> OK Google, what time does the Knicks game start tonight?<b>Google:</b> The New York Knicks will be playing …

Android News

A Killer Core Workout That Builds Both Strength and Endurance

There are two main ways to get in shape: build strength and gain endurance. This core workout knocks out both in just 25 minutes.<p>Instructor Kelly Lee …

Workouts

As glaciers retreat, they reveal a host of new problems

Over the last century, many glaciers have pulled back farther than humans have ever previously witnessed. While the retreat of glaciers, and changes …

Global Warming

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

14 Beginner Kettlebell Moves That Work Your Entire Body

Kettlebells are a great tool for strength training. Yes, for many exercises they're totally interchangeable for dumbbells or other weights. But for …

Workouts

Artist builds gentle giants from scrap wood and hides them throughout his city

Thomas Dambo is a scavenger artists who transforms scrap wood into giant sculptures resembling friendly creatures.<p>In his latest project, he hid six …

New confirmation of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

Albert Einstein predicted that whenever light from a distant star passes by a closer object, gravity acts as a kind of magnifying lens, brightening …

Cosmology

"@MaxineWaters So Comey told Jeff Sessions he didn't want to be alone with Trump. Women across the country can relate." https://t.co/7Hczceh8Vt

Shutting down part of our brain can make us more creative

How does creativity work? And, more importantly, what can we do to become more creative individuals? These questions baffle the minds of …

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

Anthropology

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Graffiti in the 'Gallery': Show about street art a bold choice for Hellenic Museum

"Read the walls!" says one of the works of Greek street art on display in "The Street Is My Gallery," now up at the National Hellenic Museum. "It's your children talking to you!"<p>If this is true, then the scores of images of Athenian public art that make up this vibrant, innovative show suggest …

Toyota unveils details of the U2, an urban concept vehicle

Toyota on Tuesday unveiled details of its U2 — an urban utility concept car vehicle — that highlights the automaker's thinking about how small, useful cars should be built as people congregate in dense city centers.<p>Developed by Toyota's Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, the U2 has a roof that …

Extinction

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

Ida Lupino’s Prescient “Outrage”

“Outrage,” a Hollywood movie from 1950, looks intimately, painfully, and analytically at what we now know to call rape culture. It’s one of the crucial movies of the era, and it’s not easy to find. It was directed by Ida Lupino, who is familiar as one of the hard-edged and worldly-wise actresses of …

Artist Creates Glass Loaves That Can Be Sliced Into Beautiful Portraits Like Bread

Master glassblower and stained glass artist Loren Stump in California has wowed the internet with an extraordinary display of virtuosity. He created …

Bread

Photoshop Wizard Turns His Wildest Dreams Into Crazy Photo Manipulations

Tons of photographers use Photoshop to insert new elements into their photographs, but not all of them can create the crazy and mind-bending images …

Digital Art

How the Father of Claymation Lost His Company

On a rainy autumn afternoon in 2002, Will Vinton sat alone in a board room, reviewing his severance package.<p>His desk, now barren, had once displayed …

Shocking Connection: 97% of all Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure...

Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?” Well, that might not be that far from the …

Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Grand Sport Concept Car by Alan Guerzoni

After creating the previous Atlantique coupe version, it seemed evident that the spirit of this car could be directed to comfort and elegance, as …

Dear America, I Saw You Naked

And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent.<p>On Jan. 4, 2010, when my boss saw my letter to the editor in the <i>New York Times</i>, we had a little chat.<p>It was rare for the federal security director at Chicago O’Hare to sit down with her floor-level Transportation Security Administration …