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In the video, a first-grade class sits cross-legged in a circle on a brightly colored rug. One of the girls has been asked to explain to the class how she solved a math problem, but she has gotten confused.
She begins to count: “One… two…” Then she pauses and looks at the teacher.
The teacher takes …Teaching
A team of scientists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
That faint rising tone, physicists say, is the first direct …Physics
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STEPHEN CURRY DIDN'T know if he'd wake up owning a dead …
It's that time of year again. Time when your local market entrances are flooded with Girl Scouts selling boxes of Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints. But one 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco and her mother made a rather business-savvy decision to sell cookies outside of a medical marijuana …Marijuana
The Warriors star is the embodiment of basketball’s analytics revolution.
The Golden State Warriors are now some 15 months in to their turn as one of the best teams in basketball history. Last season, they won 67 games, the most in the NBA in eight years, and secured a championship in June against …Stephen Curry
How Derek Norris suddenly got good at defense.Framing
The cartoonist Edward Steed spent the summer in Japan and, with nothing better to do, ended up going to a lot of baseball games. He brought his sketchbook along, too.
Left-handed pitcher Minako Uemura.
Mika Miyahara, Hyogo Dione.
Minako Uemura, Kyoto Flora.
Makoto Moriyama, …Asia
Guys, I did it. I did it! I’m caught up! I experienced every show, movie, webisode, album, book, webcomic, podcast, video game, Twitter feed, Tumblr, …Lena Dunham
Four years ago, out of morbid curiosity, I clicked on the homepage of a stranger who had been saying aggressive, repulsive things to me on Twitter, and found my way to his personal YouTube channel. I was relatively new to blogging on a national platform, and struggling to get my bearings in the …Feminism
I am a hypochondriac. In the back of my head I rationalize this as an evolutionary advantage. And in fact, it may have just saved my life.
I work long …Standing Desks
Can Chris Thile—or anyone else—ever take Garrison Keillor's place?
Like Guy Noir, private eye, Garrison Keillor is preparing to turn out the light on the twelfth floor of the Acme Building and slip into the dark night of a city that knows how to keep its secrets. The longtime host announced Monday …Garrison Keillor
Marquette King remembers being astonished the first time he stepped onto an N.F.L. field. Even though it was only preseason, there seemed to be about a million more people in the stands than he had ever seen at his tiny alma mater, Fort Valley State University, in Georgia. Trying to remain calm, he …
If you want newly invented ice cream flavors to show up at your home each month, you can get a subscription for that.
Ditto for toilet paper, clothing and, in some parts of California, marijuana. Charities, music services and, yes, newspapers, are also happy to regularly bill your credit card.
So it …Experian
Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru (1952) was the first film I saw after I moved to Japan in 1987. I recall how, whenever I’m asked why I left my secure-seeming …Akira Kurosawa
DEMARYIUS THOMAS HAS just sent his mother a picture of the most unlikely Super Bowl ticket of all, the one intended for her, and now Katina Smith has …Prison
Upvoted, an online publication from Reddit featuring the most compelling content from their site, recently republished this “classic” piece …Internet
When you read about entrepreneurship, you can get the sense that there is only one type of company. Invent some new technology, get hundred million …
I’ve spent the last few years rather flippantly stating, “Technical debt doesn’t exist.”
What I was trying to say was, “I’m deeply uncomfortable with …
Approaching Homebrew’s one year anniversary at the end of April so expect some ‘reflective’ posts on my first 12 months in venture capital.
I've become rather fascinated by all the people trying to unbundle Yelp for restaurants. People trying to unbundle Craigslist do so with modern UX, …
TO: Park Slope Parents Listserv
SUBJECT: Re: Rules of Park Slope Parents’ Fight Club
Just sending a friendly reminder to all parents after SOMEONE left a roll of medical gauze in the rec center last Thursday!
FIRST RULE OF FIGHT CLUB: You MUST be a resident of Park …Millennials
"How can you be a professional basketball player and miss over half your free throws?"
As the "hack-a" strategy becomes more widely adopted in the NBA, that question gets asked more and more often. The answer is surprisingly simple: because they can be.
The scene is as familiar as it is numbing. An …NBA
About five years ago, I heard a Brooklyn butcher with an M.F.A. describe the look in his neighborhood as “country gentleman.” He meant: elaborately antiquated facial hair, tweed, monocle or pocket watch, top hat or hunting cap, somewhere on the spectrum between Willy Wonka and D. H. Lawrence’s …Hipsters
“This” is now more than a pronoun. In the online realm of social media, “this” is a statement, a proclamation, a call to action. Written often in caps, or as a hashtag (#THIS), “this” means “I second this sentiment,” “This is great” or “Read this.”
Now, “this” is a social network, This.cm, which …Silicon Valley
TWO of our most vital industries, health care and education, have become increasingly subjected to metrics and measurements. Of course, we need to hold professionals accountable. But the focus on numbers has gone too far. We’re hitting the targets, but missing the point.
Through the 20th century, we …Health Care