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Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America | Planet Money

Listen to the story:<p>By Chana Joffe-Walt<p>In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. …

Social Security

Apparently This Is What Aliens Use To Look Like In The 1930s

Even today there is so little we truly understand about our universe, it's untapped mystery and the existence of extraterrestrial life. So you can …

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

A look back at the man who changed the way people move<p>© Ken Garland, courtesy of London Transport Museum<p>You won't find Harry Beck's face on any coins or postage stamps, but his fingerprints are all over London. Born in 1902, Beck was an English engineering draftsman who sparked a small revolution …

Marc Chagall

The Wolverine | International Trailer #2 HD | 2013

The Master

A charismatic teacher enthralled his students. Was he abusing them?<p>When I was in high school, at Horace Mann, in the Bronx, in the nineteen-seventies, everyone took pride in the brilliant eccentricity of our teachers. There was an English teacher who slipped precepts from the Tao Te Ching into his …

Dol (First Birthday) | Short Film

An extraordinarily personal, subtle, and moving film, Andrew Ahn’s 2012 Sundance-selected short, <i>Dol,</i> is one of my favorites of 2012, and I’m happy to …

8 New Stills From The Wolverine Arrive

Previous snaps from <b>The Wolverine</b> have avoided showing us anything but ol' Logan himself, but this batch of eight new stills from Entertainment Weekly …

Comics

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Why British critics don't get The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon, the much-applauded musical from the creators of South Park, officially opened in London last week – and like the grinning, …