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This Plug-And-Play Utility Bike Lets You Gear Up As Needed

Our team–composed of Huge Design, 4130 and PCH Lime Lab–came together to create the quintessential commuter bike. From the beginning, the passion and …

San Francisco

How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics

Comics histories sometimes reduce the Golden Age to the Superman Age: an era of lily white, squeaky-clean, manly-man heroes punching bank robbers and selling World War II propaganda. But the raucous variety of early comics is much more complex. For a weird, wild, 15-year span beginning in the late …

Graphic Novels

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.<p>In the summer of 1914, Americans began reading news accounts of a conflict that would soon be called the Great War—and that would draw the United States in three years later.<p>But it was <i>National …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Gun Control

Behind The Wizardry: Our Interview With Stern Pinball

Last week, I posted a story about Stern Pinball and the company’s thoughts on digital pinball. It was pulled from a much larger conversation I had …

How tech tracks missing people

The case of missing Oregon mom Jennifer Huston has shone a spotlight on technology’s crucial role in locating missing people -- as well its limitations.<p>While cellphone location technologies can quickly find people, the trail effectively ends when a device is out of power.<p>Communications expert John …

NYPD Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

The death of a Staten Island man who was put into an apparent choke hold by the New York Police Department was ruled a homicide today by the city's …

Delivery drone carrying marijuana, cellphones and tobacco crashed outside a S.C. prison

By Abby Phillip<p>, Reporter<p>Police are seeking one man and have arrested another who they believe tried to smuggle contraband into a South Carolina prison by way of drone.<p>On the morning of April 21, officers discovered a small drone that had crashed in the bushes outside the Lee Correctional …

Sex Guide Returned To The New York Public Library 54 Years After Its Due Date

The book, Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique, did not help the borrower save his marriage, his family confirmed in an apology note to the library.

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