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Google’s new Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee

For the latest Google Doodle, the search giant is honoring an award-winning chemist whose research in organic chemistry had a profound impact on how plants are used for medicinal purposes.<p>This award-winning chemist also happened to be a woman. Asima Chatterjee was the first female scientist to earn …

Google

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Go on a Weekend Bender

You knew binge drinking was bad for you. But you didn't know it was this bad<p>You hit it hard last night, and you feel like a pile of dog crap this morning. Normally you’d take it easy tonight and have a few beers with your buddies, or at most, enjoy a night in front of the TV. But you’ve got a …

Alcohol

Jeff Bridges Will Be “The Dude,” Now and Forever

Jeff Bridges will always be known as The Dude, and at age 67, he’s okay with it. More than okay with it, even. GQ’s Caity Weaver visits the famously relaxed actor for an appropriately chill hangout.<p>Photographs by<p><b>It's</b> been nearly two decades since <i>The Big Lebowski,</i> a tale about an emphatically …

Condé Nast

What is it like to drive an ice cream truck? Often you’re frozen out of the American Dream.

<i>Corrections: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Mitch Berliner as a co-owner of Berliner Specialty Distributors; he is a former co-owner. The story also incorrectly characterized a dispute between one driver and Berliner Specialty Distributors over purchasing ice cream at</i> …

Sierra Leone

How To Fake Humility (And Why You Sometimes Should)

Psychologists have found that even the most effective leaders benefit from being self-deprecating.<p>We’re generally quick to celebrate arrogant, egotistical people, especially when they’re clearly talented (Kanye, anyone?). But what if–like most people–you’re not extraordinarily capable? The answer …

Leadership

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer

Until 3:35 <i>P</i>.<i>M</i>. on June 15, 1977, Maryann Gray was happy. She was twenty-two, and had just decided to take a leave of absence from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she was pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Graduate school had been her mother’s idea, and Gray was unpleasantly …

Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood

When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.<p>They are in good company, according to a new study showing that teenagers are increasingly …

Parenting

Inside the Shadowy World of Revenge Hackers

Companies are hacking back against cybercriminals to try to prevent—or at least limit the damage of—Equifax-style disasters. One problem: It’s not all that legal.<p>The plan was to hack the hackers. Cybercriminals had targeted a global bank’s customers with phishing emails to break into their …

Security

The Advantages of Test-Tube Tuna

As edible, affordable lab-grown meat remains out of reach, a tiny start-up might have found a faster route to dinner tables.<p>Most people who follow food are aware that scientists and tech companies are trying to grow meat in labs. When they’ll see it and what it will look and taste like—those are …

Biology

Bringing It Home

The behind-the-scenes story of the Astros' fight to bring hope -- and a first World Series title -- to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.<p><i>A</i> …

Baseball

An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

When Alexia Boggs was applying to law school, she initially considered all the big specialties, but none of them seemed quite right.<p>"I was looking for a field of law where none of my family could ever seek my help," she says, sarcastic but also not really joking.<p>She found what she was looking for …

Space Law

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in New England

Each of New England’s six states offers a different version of fall bliss, whether you're hiking northern Maine’s remote wilderness or Land Rover road-tripping Vermont’s Green Mountains. Here’s a state-to-state rundown on fantastic foliage-fueled journeys.

Road Trips

Shazam for Birds: Three Apps That Recognize Bird Calls

“Shazam for bird calls” is a compelling sales pitch, and a difficult technical proposition. It’s much harder for an algorithm to identify animal …

Birds

Billie Jean King Plays to Win

Sep 19, 2017<p>Billie Jean King once said this:<p>Ever since that day when I was 11 years old and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a …

Tennis

‘It’s two different games’: Why college football is more fun than the NFL

Kevin Wright, the head football coach at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., opened a video on his computer screen and chuckled. It had been recommended by a friend who coaches a youth team of kids with necks barely strong enough to bear the weight of a helmet. It was an odd place to find the roots of …

College & University

Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kids?

Silicon Valley veterans are ditching fast-track careers and going all-in with their time and money as they reimagine education for their children.<p>Six-year-old Tiana had just gotten her ice cream machine working for the first time, and she was triumphant. Wrapped in hot pink decorations and duct …

Education

15 Secretive Places You Can Now See on Google Earth (And 3 You Can't)

Photo Credit: CNES/Airbus/Google<p>Slide 1 of 37<p>Blurred out and pixelated<p>The advent of easily-accessible satellite imagery in the form of Google Maps …

Google Earth

These Women Are the Last Thing Standing Between You and Nuclear War

As tensions rise between the United States and North Korea, an elite squad of Air Force officers wait for the call the world hopes never comes.<p>The capsule is the size of a shipping container. At one end is a single bunk sectioned off by a red blackout curtain. At the other is a stall with a toilet …

North Korea

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms

Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, …

Bernie Sanders

There and Back Again

What J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit still has to offer, 80 years after its publication<p>“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So began the legendarium that dominated a genre, changed Western literature and the field of linguistics, created a tapestry of characters and mythology that …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users with offensive terms like “Jew hater,” Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s chief operating officer, apologized and vowed that the company would adjust its ad-buying tools to prevent similar problems in the …

Facebook

What is a 'Dotard'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had some choice words for US President Donald Trump Friday, accusing the American leader of "mentally deranged behavior."<p>But it was Kim's use of the term "dotard," that has set the internet alight. While not widely used today, the insult is centuries old, …

North Korea

Indie Bookstores Embrace the Side Hustle

A rebounding industry is finding success by doing what Amazon can’t. So grab a drink, make some friends, and stay awhile.<p>Donna Paz Kaufman has grown used to hearing the melodramatic doom and gloom soundtrack around bookstores. “Every decade I’ve been in this business, somebody has said bookstores …

Publishing

More Than 1,200 Museums Will Be Free to Enter This Weekend

The 13th annual Museum Day Live has your weekend all planned out.<p>Cancel your weekend plans, because the Smithsonian Institution is giving Americans the perfect excuse to be tourists in their own cities. On Saturday, September 23, more than 1,200 museums around the country will be offering free …

The Arts

There Are 100 Days Left in 2017. Here's How to Achieve Your Most Important Goal Before the Year Ends

One hundred days is the perfect time period to achieve a big goal. Here's how to make it happen.<p>There are 100 days left in in the year. How are your 2017 goals coming along?<p>For most people (me among them), there are things you wanted to accomplish that you haven't even started yet. Fortunately, 100 …

Productivity

How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Where to send your money<p>Puerto Rico this week was rocked by Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm and the strongest to hit the area in 80 years. Maria …

Hurricane Maria

A Heroic Woman Chartered a Plane to Rescue 300 Animals from Hurricane Maria

"I did it because it had to be done."<p>In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we've certainly seen some heartwarming animal rescue missions. But one Virginia …

Hurricane Maria

Vietnamese Egg Coffee Is the Best Thing You'll Try All Year

You might think that a macchiato made with turmeric is a wacky by-product of our Instagram-obsessed U.S. food culture, but over in Hanoi, the capital …

Coffee

The Horrifying Devices People Use To Beautify Themselves

Face slimmer or medieval torture device?<p>The internet has given rise to a slew of weird beauty products: eyelid trainers straight out of <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>. Face-slimming masks that look like torture devices. Suction lip plumpers that recall dentistry tools, rather than Kylie Jenner’s smoochers.<p>The …

Beauty