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Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

The Secret Protectionism Buried Inside NAFTA

In order to get the North American Free Trade Agreement signed 20 years ago, a specific trade-off was made. The trade-off would not protect U.S. jobs from moving overseas.<p><b>Listen · 4:50</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Now NPR's Zoe Chace, from our Planet Money Team, …

Shavit's 'My Promised Land Examines Israel's Complexities

<i>Morning Edition</i> co-host Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli journalist Ari Shavit about his new book <i>My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel</i>. Shavit attempts to capture the complexity and contradictions of modern Israel by examining his country's history.<p><b>Listen · 7:50</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

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Netflix's War on Mass Culture

Given all the faces you see glued to computers, tablets, and cell phones, you might think that people watch much less television than they used to. …

Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets

How two alienated, angry geeks broke the story of the year<p>Early one morning last December, Glenn Greenwald opened his laptop, scanned through his …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading | WIRED

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a …

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

Ronald Dworkin's Religion Without God, Reviewed: A Religious Worldview

Ronald Dworkin’s profound and moving final book, now published posthumously, is unique among the works that he wrote throughout the decades of his …

Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong Hitman

Say you want someone, you know, eliminated —a lover, a business partner, a mother-in-law. There are guys out there who will do that. For a price. Then there's another kind of guy. A guy who looks and acts just like a regular hit man. Prison tats, do-rag. But instead of doing the job, he turns sides …

Crime

Afghanistan: U.S. Special Forces Guilty of War Crimes?

Last spring, the remains of 10 missing Afghan villagers were dug up outside a U.S. Special Forces base – was it a war crime or just another episode …

Nazi anatomy history: The origins of conservatives’ anti-abortion claims that rape can’t cause pregnancy.

1 “Sources of Material”<p>In 1941, Charlotte Pommer graduated from medical school at the University of Berlin and went to work for Hermann Stieve, head …

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained | US news | theguardian.com

Read about the Buddhist monk sex video scandal in Lowell, Boston, that tarnished plans for a new temple and shocked Lowell's Cambodian American community.

Sex and the Single Monk<p>In 2011, a community of Buddhist monks in Lowell announced plans to build one of the largest and grandest temples in the …

The Rise of the New New Left

Bill de Blasio’s win in New York’s Democratic primary isn’t a local story. It’s part of a vast shift that could upend three decades of American …

The ‘Property Brothers’ Are Reality Television’s Crack Cocaine

HGTV’s ‘Property Brothers’ are handsome twins from Canada who fix up dilapidated houses into real estate gems.<p>William Humphries, a 41-year old from …

How War in Syria Turned These Ordinary Engineers Into Deadly Weapons Inventors

Makers of War. The arms manufacturers of Aleppo used to be ordinary men—network administrators, housepainters, professors. Then came the bloody …

Tommy Morrison's latest big fight

In a house on the edge of a dead-end road, an old woman waits for her son to die. The call will come any day now, she says, and when it does, she …

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

<i>Each year at Disney World, thousands of interns earn academic credit for flipping burgers or parking cars. Ross Perlin learns about vague</i> …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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Israel's Orthodox Women: The New Face of Feminism

On a warm June day in 2011, Nili Philipp was powering her bike down Herzog Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in Beit Shemesh, a sleepy bedroom …

Sigurdur Thordarson: Icelandic WikiLeaks volunteer turned FBI informant.

When he met Julian Assange for the first time, Sigurdur Thordarson admired the WikiLeaks founder’s attitude and quickly signed up to the cause. But …

Costco CEO Craig Jelinek Leads the Cheapest, Happiest Company in the World

How this week's cover got made Joe Carcello has a great job. The 59-year-old has an annual salary of $52,700, gets five weeks of vacation a year, and …

The Real I.R.S. Scandal

Washington’s scandal machinery, rusty from recent disuse, is cranking back up to speed due to the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said, “It’s the kind of thing that scares …

My father, the good Nazi

<b>Haggenberg</b><p>Schloss Haggenberg is an imposing 17th-century baroque castle about an hour’s drive north of Vienna and a little short of Austria’s border …

War Crimes

The Paradox of the Proof

On August 31, 2012, Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki posted four papers on the Internet.The titles were inscrutable. The volume was …

Mathematics