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Poor Americans would lose billions under Senate GOP tax bill

Poor Americans would lose billions of dollars worth of federal benefits under the Senate GOP tax bill, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.<p>This is largely because the legislation would eliminate the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to get health insurance or …

Health Care

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig …

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

Singularity

U2 Launches Joshua Tree Tour: Pictures

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of …

Afghanistan

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

After Summiting Mt. Everest, He Returned Home to Face His Demons

Adventure photographer Cory Richards shares his intimate struggles—with PTSD, alcoholism, infidelity—and how he found his way forward.<p><i>On April 8, explorer and photographer Cory Richards—National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year—begins his third expedition to climb Mt. Everest.</i><p><i>As Richards</i> …

Mountaineering

A new pot breathalyzer is on its way but many debate its effectiveness

Researchers from Stanford University have developed a "potalyzer," a device that can detect levels of THC in a human to determine if a driver is too …

Cannabis

Man spent 28 years in prison after his friend accused him of murder. Now, the friend said he lied.

Johnny Small was 16 years old when he watched his life evaporate.<p>What he must have felt in 1989 when the judge sentenced him to life and an additional 16 years in prison for the murder of 32-year-old Pam Dreher is unfathomable. Small maintains to this day that he was truly innocent.<p>For the past 28 …

Crime

50 documentaries you need to see

<b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The Look of Silence (2014), explore the aftermath of massacres in Indonesia. Both were nominated for Oscars.</b><p>Salaam Cinema, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1995<p>For this film, Mohsen Makhmalbaf announces a casting …

Stephen Hawking

How long was 'mummified' German sailor adrift?

A German sailor found dead on a yacht drifting in the Philippine Sea may have become mummified within weeks of his sudden death on board the vessel, forensic scientists have said.<p>Local fishermen discovered the leathery corpse of Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, at the weekend after they boarded the …

Asia Pacific

Top Ten Super Bowl 50 Commercials According To TiVo

So the big game might have been a bit of a yawner last night; but at least the commercials had their usual mix of humor, empathy, and head-scratching. While I thought that Amazon’s Echo commercial won last night (mostly because it was the only commercial in my house other than the <i>Captain America:</i> …

NFL

How Designers Built an Icelandic Cave at MoMA for Björk

Björk’s long-awaited retrospective opened at MoMA, in New York City, and it includes an array of visuals on display. The swan dress, of course. Her …

Design

25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2016

There's a reason that, every January, film producers, film distributors, film critics, film lovers and miscellaneous film folks who'd never be caught …

Robert Mapplethorpe

E-Cigs' Inconvenient Truth: It's Much Safer to Vape

Daniel Walsh was first drawn to electronic cigarettes for the same reason millions of smokers have taken up the devices. "I was a guy who could work …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

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Online Life

Courtney Love, daughter, 'urge judge not to release Kurt Cobain death-scene photos'

A Seattle man wants the photographs released, claiming they will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered<p>Kurt Cobain's widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.<p>…

Pico Iyer's brilliant USC commencement speech on his encounter with Leonard Cohen, turning off technology, and not getting distracted by potato chips

This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone …

Okay Kaya debuts dreamy 'n' wonderful new song Damn, Gravity

Okay Kaya is a new artist. So new, in fact, that the only concrete information we have about her comes from a couple of lines gleaned from her …

New Singles

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Inside the Psychedelic Mind of Björk: A Retrospective at MoMA

The most talked about MoMA show for years offers a glimpse of the Icelandic singer’s magical world.<p>In a mesmerizing video from 1988, Björk, the …