Adam Satariano

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Y Combinator President Sam Altman Is Dreaming Big

The Silicon Valley startup factory that birthed Airbnb and Dropbox has grown even more ambitious under its new leader.<p>“¡Este sábado, a la una de la tarde Pacific time, a las cuatro de la tarde en Colombia, a las tres de la tarde en México, a las diez de la noche en España . . . ”<p>I’m sitting in a …

Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Extend the Age of Oil

Last fall, as oil prices crashed, Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s petroleum minister and the world’s de facto energy czar, went mum. He still popped up, …

How the Drought Is Changing California Forever

Cambria, a seaside hamlet of vacation homes and wine bars, offers a glimpse of how far Californians must go to conserve water as the most populous …

The Fastest Mouth in the West

Draymond Green had just finished his stellar career at Michigan State the last time he shared a court with his aunt. Annette Babers, a former …

How an Insurer Is Taking Money From the Fan Beaten at Dodger Stadium

Dave Stow, 71, strains to push the wheelchair carrying his 250-pound son, Bryan, up a series of ramps and into the basement of St. Joseph’s Catholic …

One Big Circle: How My Morning Jacket Rebounded With Its Best Album in a Decade

When Jim James was a kid, he didn’t like his voice. He liked other vocalists who sang in a high-pitched quiver: Neil Young, Dan Fogelberg, Kermit the …

Firestone and the Warlord — ProPublica

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How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty

By Radley Balko<p>Radley Balko<p>Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-justice system<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>On March 20 in the St. Louis County town of Florissant, someone made an illegal U-turn in front of Nicole Bolden. The 32-year-old black single mother hit …

Cardinal Tree Wilts Before Brawny Bears

An entire campus was bearing the burden for the rugby team, which chickened out of its annual game against Cal. Faces were Cardinal-red and the stomachs of true rugby believers were tossing and scrummaging.<p>"We're weenies," said Evelyn Keele, who sells rugby shirts in the campus store. "We're too …

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare

She tried to stay quiet, she really did. But after eight years of keeping a heavy secret, the day came when Alayne Fleischmann couldn’t take it …

What Happens to Test Scores When Teachers Are Paid $125,000 a Year?

A charter school in a low-income Manhattan neighborhood tries an experiment—with mixed results.<p>The Equity Project Charter School opened in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan five years ago, with a fairly simple concept: get rid of extra administrative positions and pay teachers a lot …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Facebook Is Hiding Important Information From Investors

On July 23, when Facebook reported its earnings for the second quarter, the company stunned everyone.<p>Revenues were $2.68 billion, up 67% from the same quarter during the year before.<p>Even better, 62% of those revenues came from the sale of mobile ads, a business Facebook didn't enter until 2012, …

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Gore Is Romney-Rich With $200 Million After Bush Defeat

In 1999, Al Gore, then U.S. vice president and a Democratic candidate for president, sold $6,000 worth of cows.<p>The former senator, who spent most of …

Bitter pill: life-saving HIV drugs fuel crime and addiction in South Africa

New research could shed light on the science behind 'whoonga'<p>Three years ago, Sipho Molefe (not his real name) was a normal 16-year-old boy — an athletic, easygoing high schooler who was well liked among his peers in rural South Africa. Today, Sipho is unemployed, gaunt, and mired in a life of …

Nest's Plan to Stop Brownouts Before They Start

Living in Texas is unimaginable without air conditioning, especially on steamy summer afternoons. Unfortunately, there simply isn’t enough power to …

Chevron Defies California On Carbon Emissions

Chevron Corp. helped write the first-in-the-nation rule ordering reduced carbon emissions from cars and trucks. Its biofuels chief spoke at the …

Apple's 'Coach' Campbell Sees Google Glass Starting Era of Intimate Objects

Apple’s latest and greatest creation will be something ranging from a wristwatch to touch-ready lingerie, if you read the tea leaves laid out by Bill …

Does BuzzFeed Know the Secret?

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the website BuzzFeed�though this is increasingly unlikely, as it’s currently enjoying a viral moment. The site is a …