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Why FOIA Is Broken, From a Government Worker's Perspective

Last week, Chris Haugh and I wrote a story about historic changes to the Freedom of Information Act, which makes government records accessible to the public—albeit imperfectly. We spoke to a number of folks who frequently make records requests, including an author who waited almost 20 years for one …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

War

Why does ice cream give you ‘brain freeze’?

Delicious frozen desserts come with a sting in their tail. But why?<p>One of the most mind-numbing types of headache comes from one of the greatest desserts ever invented. By some estimates, as many as one in three people suffer from “ice cream headaches” or “brain freeze,” as the phenomenon is …

Headaches

New Eco-Friendly Design Offers More Refreshing Showers While Minimizing Water Usage by 70%

On average, a typical eight-minute shower uses 20 gallons of water. Depending how many daily showers your household takes, this could mean a lot of water down the drain. The new Nebia shower promises to minimize this usage by 70% without compromising water pressure or a refreshing experience. Their …

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