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A Warning From 1890: Sex Scandals Make Us Stupid

A surprisingly relevant observation about salacious gossip, applied to the Anthony Weiner era<p>Reuters<p>The seminal essay "The Right to Privacy," published in the December 15, 1890, issue of the <i>Harvard Law Review</i>, contains a passage that does as good a job of any I've ever seen of explaining why it is …

MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

What Do Chinese Students Think of American History?

When a Fulbright scholar arrived in China to teach U.S. history, she encountered students who interpreted the subject in surprising ways.<p>White male privilege, genocide against Native Americans, slavery and subsequent racial oppression, exploitation of immigrants and laborers, repression of women …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Food

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Fresh research adds weight to the notion that certain foods (think empty carbs like bagels and sweet treats) can lead to more intense hunger and overeating.<p>Fast-digesting carbohydrates can stimulate regions of the brain involved in cravings and addiction, according to a study published in the</i> …

Facebook security chief joined NSA in 2010

Max Kelly’s career exemplifies the tangled cyberpower nexus upholding our surveillance state<p>Natasha Lennard<p>June 20, 2013 3:59pm (UTC)<p>The New York Times revealed Thursday an interesting detail about Silicon Valley and government employment history: Facebook's former chief security officer now works …

With $1.9M From Venrock And Others, Trumaker Wants To Bring Made-To-Measure To The Masses

When most men go out to buy a casual shirt, they think of sizing in terms of small, medium, or large. But a new startup called Trumaker wants men to start expecting more from the fit of their day to day shirts, by bringing personalized made-to-measure fitting to the world of casual men’s shirts — …