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Democrats May Have Finally Found The Candidate To Take Down Scott Walker

Can a wisecracking, occasionally cringe-inducing black firefighter finally capture the Democrats’ Wisconsin white whale?<p>SUPERIOR, Wis. ― It was a little early for a drink, but that wasn’t going to stop Mahlon Mitchell.<p>It was a Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Superior, a port city of 30,000 in Wisconsin’s …

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Weekend with Jacques

One of the most famous chefs in the world, Jacques Pépin wrote the book on French culinary technique — literally. In October, the culinary legend is …

Fear of a Black France

You want to troll French fascists? Tell them the truth: the most French man in the world right now is a black kid called Kylian Mbappé. Kylian …

Are Avocados Toast?

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Chris Sayer pushed his way through avocado branches and grasped …

People are obsessed with booking their vacations through Costco — and now there are even more benefits

Costco's travel service is fast becoming one of its biggest assets.<p>The retail giant has been offering members deals on hotels, flights, cruises, and rental cars since 2000.<p>While it might not sound like the most glamorous way to book a trip, its customers can't get enough of it — including Business …

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Vacation seekers flock to Central American tropics as an alternative to Caribbean, Mexico

Richard Cummins | Getty Images<p>Many vacationers have passports bearing the seals of a Latin American or Caribbean country. Now, an increasing number …

How Hard Do Professors Actually Work?

A recent Twitter battle revealed that faculty members themselves can’t agree on an answer.<p>If there were a “10 Things That Piss Academics Off the Most” list, ranking near the top would be the perception that academic life is easy and relaxing. Professors get annoyed at having to explain to their …

Contemporary Home in Chile Built Around Native Trees: Fray Leon House

<b>57Studio</b> have designed the impressive <b>Fray Leon House</b>, located on the east side of Santiago, Chile. The residence was built around native trees an in …

University Research Park wants to add coffee shops, companies and camaraderie

The 34-year old technology hub has adopted a long-term plan to change its style.

‘Revolutionary’ Cornell Tech campus in NYC dedicated | Cornell Chronicle

Computing & Information Sciences<p>Cornell Tech Dedication<p>News & Events<p>New York City<p>jjc338@cornell.edu<p>607-882-1777<p>Cornell has been called the first …

Life magazine, 1948

<b>-37-</b><p>At the time, the magazine’s editors admitted it was “somewhat brash.” They were referencing the attempt by Life — arguably the most prominent …

University of Wisconsin approves protest punishment policy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a policy Friday that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations, saying students need to listen to all sides of issues and arguments.<p>The Board of Regents adopted the language on a …

Rennie's soda fountain

<b>-99-</b><p>They weren’t pharmacies then, they were drug stores. Yet the more plainly descriptive name belied the different role they played once upon a time …

Holy Guacamole: How the Hass Avocado Conquered the World

Looking for a sign of the apocalypse? Consider this: Our global obsession with guacamole and avocado toast has helped spawn record avocado prices, …

The Myth of Robert E. Lee And The "Good" Slave Owner

Because of the current controversy surrounding Confederate monuments, Robert E. Lee’s connection to slavery crops up repeatedly, as it did most …

Robert E. Lee

Facebook Wins, Democracy Loses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — On Wednesday, Facebook revealed that hundreds of Russia-based accounts had run anti-Hillary Clinton ads precisely aimed at Facebook users whose demographic profiles implied a vulnerability to political propaganda. It will take time to prove whether the account owners had any …

What We Wear in the Underfunded University

Whenever I catch a glimpse of my reflection during late-night lecture writing or midway through a mountain of marking, I recall, with dismay, a line …

When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

When Samantha Deffler was young, her mother would often call her by her siblings' names — even the dog's name. "Rebecca, Jesse, Molly, Tucker, Samantha," she says.<p>A lot of people mix up children's names or friends' names, but Deffler is a cognitive scientist at Rollins College, in Winter Park, …

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6 ways this Ivy League university is acting like a PR firm for junk food, GMOs and pesticides

<b>FILE - This Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, shows the Monsanto logo at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Monsanto reports financial earnings. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) (AP)</b><p>Consumers lose when professors get their marching orders from Big Ag and Big …

The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language

When Gen Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the Basque Country fought to keep it alive.<p>From my car window, I watched Spain transform. From Madrid in the country’s centre to the coastal north, empty land and grazing cows turned to misty green mountains and …

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Madison property values increase 10 percent in 2017

MADISON, Wis. - Property values in Madison have jumped more than 10 percent in 2017, helped along by a 16.6 percent increase in commercial property …

Make a Spanish Tortilla in Just Ten Minutes With Potato Chips

Traditional Spanish tortillas usually start with potatoes that have been cooked in olive oil until soft—which can take over half an hour—but you can …

Midwest Driverless Car Sites Selected by US DOT

The US Department of Transportation has selected 10 sites across the country that will be used to test autonomous driving vehicles, including a …

USDA Scientists Have Been Put On Lockdown Under Trump

The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees in its main research division from publicly sharing everything from the summaries of scientific papers to USDA-branded tweets as it starts to adjust to life under the Trump administration, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>The ban …

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Lost in Trumpslation: An Interview with Bérengère Viennot

<i>WHEN PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP takes office on January 20, many lives will change, and change mostly for the worse. This will be true, of course,</i> …

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Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …