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Is There a Word for That? - Ralph Keyes

Soon after they arrived in America, British settlers got busy with an important task: reinventing their language. This called for repurposing old …

Vocabulary

Leaks and Consequences - Lincoln Caplan

In June, soon after Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified information about the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programs came to light, …

Surveillance

Food fuels Egypt's revolution

<b>Kai Ryssdal:</b> The second phase of Egyptian elections begins today. Votes by overseas Egyptians are going to be counted.<p>Among the many things ultimately at stake in the first democratic elections there in decades is the price of food. High prices -- for bread, in particular -- helped fuel the …

Google Takes Street View Into the Oceans

<i>Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!</i><p>Catlin Seaview Survey<p>In the five years since Google Street View launched in 2007, the feature has been a strictly above-ground experience. Sure, it has occasionally left the comfort of the open road for a river (as when it visited the Amazon) or an icy …

The Fall's Essential Books

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Fall means auburn-colored leaves, a chill in the air — and the finest selections publishing houses …

Steroids, Concussions and Soccer: The Fall's Biggest Sports Stories

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's almost fall, the greatest time of the year to let out our inner beer-drinking, salsa-chugging, …

'Blatant Attack on Press Freedom'

The detention of David Miranda -- partner of the Guardian journalist involved in the NSA revelations -- and the destruction of hard drives in the …

Surveillance

Fake 'Dominatrix' Lures Slaves for Farm Work

Several sadomasochists eagerly responded to an advert posted by an Austrian woman farmer seeking clients. But they didn't get the punishment they had …

Lawn Mowing

Burqini Ruling Was the Right Call

A German court ruled Wednesday that schools can require Muslim girls to participate in co-ed swimming classes. They were right to do so -- but not …

Swimwear

The Story of Berlin's Rotting Amusement Park

With its rusting rides and a Ferris wheel turning idly in the wind, a defunct East German amusement park in Berlin fascinates locals and tourists …