Ken Berg

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Venezuela’s Crack-Up Is Accelerating

What happens when the country with the world’s largest oil reserves becomes its latest failed state? As Venezuela’s government grows increasingly despotic, a crack-up is accelerating — and despite plenty of warning, the world remains unprepared for the consequences.<p>Recent headlines read like the …

Venezuela

Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.<p>There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes.<p>Yet there’s …

Archaeology

Trump ‘Coffee Boy’ George Papadopoulos Helped Prof Who Knew Of Hacked Emails Get Away From FBI, Mueller Says

Russia Investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller says in a court document that George Papadopoulos lied repeatedly to the FBI, seriously impeding …

Donald Trump

The boy who was bullied in school who grew up to be a bodybuilder

He was bullied as a child for his appearance and for being gay - but he wasn't going to let other people's words get to him.<p>Now, eight years on he's …

Bodybuilding

The Best Nintendo Switch And 3DS Eshop Deals This Week (US Only)

Unlike Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has no official weekly sale that begins and ends at pre-determined times. That said, Thursdays tend to be when the most game deals appear for Nintendo Switch and 3DS. This week finds a few new notable discounts, plus some good deals still hanging on from weeks …

Nintendo Switch

Diablo III Will Run at 60fps in Both Docked And Handheld Mode on Switch

Attention all frame-obsessed folk: <i>Diablo III</i> looks like it's going to run super smoothly on Switch.<p>The iconic dungeon crawler is heading to …

Here is why Republicans’ disturbing romance with the racist Confederacy is so troubling

Among the historical ironies of our current era is the defense of Confederate monuments and southern white “heritage” by Republicans. The curious …

Rights & Freedoms

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

Forget Amazon: These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Seattle

Puget Sound, the Space Needle, and plenty of strong startups.<p>Seattle is home to more than just giants like Amazon and Starbucks. There are rising software companies, health services, and media startups. The Emerald City has also become the West Coast mecca for advertising and marketing firms. …

Startups

The Tragic Case of a 25-Year-Old Man Stuck in the Body of a 12-Year-Old Boy

25-year-old Tomasz Nadolski, from Wroclaw, Poland, suffers from a rare and cruel disease that has not only made his life a living hell, but also left …

Organic Chemistry

Anti-student agenda at Education Department under DeVos is Trump's most radical move

The Trump Education Department is operating like a K Street lobbying firm. Betsy DeVos now wants your tax dollars to fund for-profit colleges that defraud students.<p>A week ago, on a sleepy August Friday in Washington, Betsy DeVos took what is her most radical step yet. The Education Department …

Education

German Potato Pancakes Recipe

"These are a nice change from regular pancakes. They make a great dinner meal when served with bratwurst sausage. I spread mine with cranberry sauce …

Recipes

Amazon River pirating water from neighboring Rio Orinoco

The Amazon River is slowly stealing a 40,000-square-kilometer (25,000-square-mile) drainage basin from the upper Orinoco River, according to new …

Geophysics

99-million-year-old beetle trapped in amber served as pollinator to evergreen cycads

Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as their pollinators. But, before the rise …

Dental Care

Scientists make key discovery about ancient apocalypse which wiped out a civilisation

The Bronze Age is a pivotal era in early human history when mighty cities sprung up across the Mediterranean before a mysterious ‘collapse’ plunged …

Geology

Lincoln’s funniest jokes

Abraham Lincoln told jokes as a tonic, an ice-breaker and a political weapon. From biting put-downs to bawdy quips, Richard Carwardine celebrates the …

Jokes

What if English were phonetically consistent?

Japanese is a hard language to learn, but one of the easy parts is its generally phonetic consistency. English is also hard language to learn, and …

Language Learning

Senate Republicans Promise There Will Be Plenty Of Time To Review Kavanaugh Writings When They Become Law Of Land

WASHINGTON—Denying that any attempt had been made to withhold information relevant to the Supreme Court confirmation process, Senate Republicans …

Republicans

Shocking 106-Year-Old Newspaper Article Predicts Global Warming

If you think the climate change debate is a recent issue, think again. For the past few years, an image of a 1912 article proclaiming that coal consumption can have a negative effect on the climate has circulated online. The image in question is from the August 14, 1912 issue of the New Zealand …

Climate Change

How to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle

Everything you need to know about how to train, what and when you should eat, and the importance of a better night's sleep.<p>When most people talk about trying to lose weight, what they are really trying to do is lose fat.<p>The problem is, that requires <i>not</i> losing muscle—which your body naturally does …

Exercise

The Best 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Weight Loss

Most quick cardio regimens for weight loss involve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that leaves you gasping for air. And while they’re …

Exercise

Genomes and Epigenomes

Nature Communications | Article |<p>open<p>Functional genomics data from many studies are widely shared publicly for their value in biomedical and disease …

Nature Communications

The world’s oldest pterosaur may have had a pouch like a pelican

In patch of Utah desert no larger than a living room, scientists working a decade ago discovered a late Triassic treasure trove: 18,000 bones from …

Dinosaurs

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Pence Calls Space Force Necessary to Protect U.S. from Gay Aliens

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Making a major announcement at the Pentagon on Thursday, Vice-President Mike Pence said that the proposed United States Space Force was necessary to defend the U.S. from gay aliens.<p>“I stand before you today to say that this country is under attack from outer-space …

Mike Pence

Okami and Minit are Both Sides of Zelda on Nintendo Switch

Part of me is afraid we’re never going to get another game on Nintendo Switch quite as great as launch title <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>. …

Breath of the Wild

Smash Ultimate Seems to Be Teasing Some Kind of Boss Mode

Today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct was chock full of exciting announcements and reveals. But while new fighters like Simon Belmont …

Monster Hunter

"Traditional" Family Values Were Invented in the 1950s

Think of the American "traditional family," and you probably imagine the Cleavers from the 1950s sitcom "Leave it to Beaver" — or at least the …

Great Depression

Study shows global forest loss over past 35 years has been more than offset by new forest growth

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, the State University of New York and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has found that new …

Climate Change