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Kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before

Imagine asking a classroom full of elementary school students to draw a scientist. Now try to guess how many of them would sketch a female or male …


20 Best 'Portlandia' Sketches

From binge-watching panic to bird-improved accessories, here are the funniest, most far-out bits from IFC's hit show<p>Goodbye, <i>Portlandia</i>: You've given …


Butcher Paper: Ride a Mile in These Shoes

An ode to sentimental value<p>After boarding the puddle-jumping plane bound for Marquette, Michigan, I collapsed into my seat breathless and on the …

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The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …


The secret to buzzer-beaters? It’s all in the (mental) release

The combination of gathered tension and free unwinding makes the buzzer-beater such an interesting shot to replay. Take Loyola-Chicago’s Donte Ingram, jabbing one foot on the March Madness logo near center court with 2.5 seconds left, and then rising in the air and ruffling the net calmly from 30 …


The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough

It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the kids are piling into a pizzeria booth in Coral Springs, Fla., to plot a revolution. “The adults know that we’re …


14 Passover Dinner Recipes for a Super Seder

Technically, the most important part of Passover is, of course, the seder itself. But no one comes to a seder without expecting to be fed a proper meal, especially after they've drunk all that wine. Passover dinners tend to be marked by firmly entrenched traditions, upheld by even more firmly held …


How Ken Layne Created a Publishing Oasis in a Desert Town of 8,000 People

Ken Layne's quarterly magazine, Desert Oracle, tries to give readers a sense of the profound solitude—and weirdness—of the Mojave Desert.On a clear …


‘Cows carry flesh, but they carry personality too’: the hard lessons of farming

They may be crucial products in a vast industry – but abandoning our relationship with the cattle we keep would mean throwing away something valuable. By John Connell<p>I’ve got my arms in her passage and I’m trying to find the new calf’s feet. As a farmer’s son, I’ve birthed calves aplenty, but …


Trail to Austin bombing suspect combined high-tech and old-fashioned techniques

Three weeks of terror in central Texas ended before dawn Wednesday in a ditch at the side of an interstate outside Austin, with an explosion that killed a young man suspected in a string of deadly bombings across the state capital.<p>That final blast, triggered as police closed in on Mark Anthony …

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These Men Helped Create Cambridge Analytica. Here Is Their New, Very Similar Startup.

Chris Wylie, a data scientist whose work was at the center of a massive Facebook controversy, said publicly that he helped create “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.” Two of his associates who also helped build that tool have been quietly building another company to analyze and influence …

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Getting to Work With Little Miss Flint

On this World Water Day Miss Mari Copeny would like you to know that, among other things, FLINT. MICHIGAN. STILL. DOESN'T. HAVE. CLEAN. …

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He Gambles. He Tips Staff. He Eats Alone. All the While, He’s Stocking His Vegas Suite With Guns.

Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the …

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How gender nonconforming and nonbinary individuals are changing the beauty industry forever

The makeup and beauty industry may be on the brink of a gender revolution. For years, it’s been largely cisgender women who have been at the center …


Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.<p>As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

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14 Recipes To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

You can finally say goodbye to the long, cold night of winter and get ready to see the sun again. The spring equinox officially marks the start of …


What each coach brings to the Sweet 16

Congratulations, coaches of the Sweet 16. You represent the top 4.6 percent of your profession, for now.<p>To commemorate your success, I've put …

College Basketball

Meet the Asian George Washington and Actors Defying Asian Stereotypes

“One of the writers in our cast told me [she wrote a role for me]. The character was a waiter who spoke in a Chinese accent. We are no longer friends.”<p>In the production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's <i>Hamilton</i> that's currently touring the country<i>,</i> George Washington is Korean and Alexander Hamilton is half …

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Postmodern dining with the Japanese art of useless gadgets

The Japanese word "chindogu" covers a delightful range of terrible gadgets. It's about vaguely genius concepts, ruined either in their execution or ambition. If you've seen the baby-floor-mop onesie or the upside-down umbrella for capturing rainwater, you've seen a chindogu. Yo Sushi, arguably the …


Cashing out

Bitcoin’s young investors put their digital currency to work in the physical world<p>In August 2014, a secret buyer contacted the realty arm of Martis Camp, a luxury real estate community in North Lake Tahoe in California, with an unorthodox deal: a purchase of land for 2,739 Bitcoins. At the time, …

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Cherry Blossom Season Blooms Early in Asia: Pictures

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The Beauty of Antarctica in Pictures

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Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.


The Toughest Call of My Life by Jalen Moore

I<p>was three days away from my NBA dream, and I walked away.<p>It was last August, a few weeks after summer league. I had my contract with the Bucks, a …

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Who was Austin bomb suspect Mark Anthony Conditt? 2012 blog reveals views

Investigators trying to piece together a portrait of accused serial bomber Mark Conditt can rely on his own words — including a 25-minute recording that police are treating as a confession and a blog that describes his "conservative" political views on topics from the death penalty to …

Austin Bombings

Women at Work: 'Pre-Apprenticeships' Boost Female Construction Workers

Sara Glascock, an electrician’s apprentice, stands at her job site at the San Francisco International Airport. For women, breaking into construction …

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Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers

How the $36 billion video game industry burns out its best employees<p>In 2012, on a light-drenched stage amid screams and cheers, <i>Star Trek</i> actress Zoe Saldana announced Spike Video Game Awards’ game of the year: <i>The Walking Dead</i>. The win was a huge coup for its relatively small developer, Telltale …

Robert Kirkman

Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change

<b>Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET</b><p>It's 1995, and Chris Cox is on a plane reading a newspaper. One article about a recent court decision catches his eye. This moment, in a way, ends up changing his life — and, to this day, it continues to change ours.<p>The case that caught the congressman's attention involved …

Ron Wyden

The Glory That Was Yahoo

For one brief shining moment, Yahoo was the king of all it surveyed. Then everything went to hell.<p>Everyone knows how the story ends.<p>In July 2016, 22 years after it began as a hobby for Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo agreed to sell its core operating business to Verizon …


Peet's Coffee is Serving Turmeric Lattes: Here's How to Make Your Own

Peet's Coffee is Now Serving Turmeric Lattes: Here's How to Make Your Own<p>You may never look back at Pumpkin Spice Lattes.<p>Recently, it seems like …