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A Flawed Study Shows How Little We Understand Crispr's Effects

Biotech has been betting big on Crispr, the gene-editing technique that promises to snip away some of humanity’s worst diseases. But last May, a …

Cat Person

<i>Audio:</i> Kristen Roupenian reads.<p>Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She was working behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown when he came in and bought a large popcorn and a box of Red Vines.<p>“That’s an . . . unusual choice,” she said. “I …

Relationships

When Your Body Tells You What Your Brain Won’t

He told me he wanted to marry me in an old city by the sea.<p>All day we had bicycled the cobbled streets of St. Augustine, Fla., a town once invaded by conquistadors. Now the Spanish buildings stood crumbling but beautiful along the water. We had been drinking, which gave him courage.<p>He said he …

Relationships

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Wikipedia, one of the last remaining pillars of the open and decentralized web, is in existential crisis.<p>This has nothing to do with money. A couple …

5 Skills Every Data Scientist Will Need For Their Job in 2018

We asked our newest data scientist what skills, tools, and concepts she thinks you'll need to be a successful data scientist in the coming year.

Data Science

The New Yorker

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What Happened to Myanmar’s Human-Rights Icon?

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya reveals what the world didn’t understand about Aung San Suu Kyi.<p>When Myanmar’s military regime released Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, in 2010, she had been the world’s most famous political prisoner for nearly two decades. Within a few weeks, she received …

The Best Senior Teams Thrive on Disagreement

Most team leaders try to build cohesion on their teams. Through team-building exercises and the careful establishment of norms and processes, leaders aim to create a culture of trust, psychological safety, and good feeling.<p>But should enterprise leadership teams also pursue cohesion? To explore this …

How to navigate the coming A.I. hypestorm

Many machine learning studies don’t actually show anything meaningful, but they spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt.<p>Here's what you need to know …

Meet Kim Jong-un, a Moody Young Man With a Nuclear Arsenal

SEOUL, South Korea — In China, the man threatening to fire missiles at the United States is often derided as a chubby brat. In the United States, a senator recently referred to him as “this crazy fat kid.” President Trump once called him “a total nut job.”<p>But the target of all that scorn, Kim …

North Korea

Episode 1: You're a Piece of Sh*t

Dylan Marron makes popular social justice videos on the internet, so he gets a lot of hate messages. In the first episode of this podcast, he speaks …

Why white supremacists love Tucker Carlson

How Trump's Charlottesville response emboldens white supremacy

Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News Tonight (HBO)

Erlend Loe: A férfiak végre lehetnek irracionálisak és idióták

Fotó: Valuska GáborA Doppler-trilógia záróepizódjában a lázadó címszereplő úgy dönt, az erdőben eltöltött évek után ideje hazamenni. Családja nem …

Woman Burned by McDonald's Hot Coffee, Then the News Media | Retro Report | The New York Times

A füttyögő munkásosztály genderidegen

A világ jobb hely lett, de a melósok nem lettek boldogabbak. Ám a fedetlen combok beszélnek hozzánk.

"Van, hogy egy busz nézi végig, ahogy egy szatír fogdossa egy tinilány melleit"

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Virtual Reality Can Leave You With an Existential Hangover

After exploring a virtual world, some people can’t shake the sense that the actual world isn’t real, either.<p>When Tobias van Schneider slips on a virtual reality headset to play Google’s Tilt Brush, he becomes a god. His fingertips become a fiery paintbrush in the sky. A flick of the wrist rotates …

What Their Reactions to Monday's Attacks Reveal About Trump and Obama

Two sets of statements tell radically different stories about who was being attacked, and why.<p>Monday’s horrors—the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin and the assassination of a Russian diplomat in Ankara—offer a natural experiment. Since they occurred during the brief window every four or eight …

The Limits of Diversity

At what point would you start to express a strong preference for sameness?<p>I recently heard a man on a podcast describe a perfect planet as a place where differences in gender, race, class, sexual preference, and physical abilities are no longer cause for prejudices, “a hyper-accepting place without …

America's Educational Divide Put Trump in the White House

Even controlling for race and income, the concentration of college degrees was the strongest indicator of whether a county would back the Republican.<p>By now, you’ve heard about the great American divide that ushered Donald Trump into office. It’s probably been pitched as a matter of money and …

Can America and Russia Both Be Great Again?

Why the Trump-Putin bromance might not last<p>All signs seem to point to a budding bromance between the American president-elect and the Russian president. Donald Trump has praised Vladimir Putin as a strong leader, proposed reconciling with Russia so they can fight terrorism together, raised doubts …

How Well Can Computers Read Fiction?

Computational tools have the ability to analyze books’ emotional arcs, but it’s unclear what they can really find out about literature.<p>In recent years, literature has been getting attention from an unusual quarter: mathematics. Alongside statistical physicists analyzing the connections between …

Trump, the Autocrat's Preferred Choice

People who’ve fled authoritarianism in Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, are what make America great.<p>“The opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself,” wrote the celebrated Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. As Americans go to the polls today, what does it say about Donald …

Why Republicans Don’t Even Try to Win Cities Anymore

Ronald Reagan visited the South Bronx in the summer of 1980, when Charlotte Street was still lined with vacant lots and the rubble of toppling tenements. The place looked like London after the blitz, he said, and he wanted to do something about it.<p>The Republican candidate for president that year, …

Urban Design

Living in a College Town, and Not Attending School

Caroline Held, a manager at a McDonald’s in Ames, Iowa, talks about taking a job in food service while many of her peers pursued higher education.<p>The decision to go to college is an increasingly popular one, for good reason. People who go to college earn more, live longer, and are more likely to …