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America’s slow, scary transformation into “The Handmaid’s Tale”

A prominent TV journalist urged others in the media to not compare America to Gilead. This week proved to be a remarkably Gilead kind of week, though.<p>Godwin’s Rule, coined in 1990, submits that the longer any topic is discussed online, the more likely it is that someone will invoke comparisons to …

Rights & Freedoms

In praise of gentrification

GENTRIFIER has surpassed many worthier slurs to become the dirtiest word in American cities. In the popular telling, hordes of well-to-do whites are …

Urban Design

Your “Inspirational” Social Media Posts Are Hurting Your Career

It’s a lot harder to sound thoughtful and articulate than to tweet a Mark Twain quote. Real leaders don’t sound like tear-off calendars.<p>If you’re a leader or trying to become one, some degree of ongoing “personal branding” activity is inevitable. That often creates pressure to post something new to …

Social Media

Pack Your Microscope —Space-Based Medical Research Is Taking Off

Microgravity medical research in space is accelerating—and giving scientists new hope in finding cures for earthly diseases.<p>When the next Elon Musk SpaceX supply rocket blasts off Thursday for the International Space Station, it will be carrying some extra special cargo—hope in the war on …

Space Exploration

Cows are loving, intelligent and kind – so should we still eat them?

Rosamund Young, farmer and author of The Secret Life of Cows, says she is really a ‘ghostwriter’ for her herd, with a mission to explain how they play games, babysit and even judge us. But that doesn’t mean she’s a vegetarian …<p>‘I’ll see who is in the mood for talking,” says Rosamund Young, …

China has been poorer than Europe longer than the party thinks

XI JINPING, China’s president, likes to talk of his “Chinese dream”. He says it involves “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”. To him this …

China

Redditors design worst volume sliders possible

Lil meme going around on Reddit lands right now thought I'd share this meme here on DN. Hope you enjoy consuming this content as much as I did.

American Chipmakers Had a Toxic Problem. Then They Outsourced It

Results in epidemiology often are equivocal, and money can cloud science (see: tobacco companies vs. cancer researchers). Clear-cut cases are rare. …

Alienation 101

There were hopes that the flood of Chinese students into America would bring the countries closer. But a week at the University of Iowa suggested to …

China

How Restaurants in Lima and Copenhagen Became Best in the World

Harvard Business School professors Anat Keinan, Mukti Khaire, and Michael I. Norton deconstruct ground grasshoppers, upscale Peruvian cuisine, and …

Hospitality

Customer Feedback Not on elBulli’s Menu

The world is beating a path to Chef Ferran Adrià's door at elBulli, but why? In professor Michael Norton's course, students learn about marketing …

Customers

D’O: Making a Michelin-Starred Restaurant Affordable

Under the leadership of Chef Davide Oldani, the Italian restaurant D'O balances Michelin-star-level quality with affordable prices. In the following …

Harvard Business School

Harvard researcher creates chemical system that mimics early cell behavior

A Harvard researcher seeking a model for the earliest cells has created a system that self-assembles from a chemical soup into cell-like structures …

print-edition icon

TANG DONGHUA, a wiry 47-year-old farmer wearing a Greenpeace T-shirt, smokes a cigarette and gesticulates towards his paddy fields in the hills of …

Pollution

Watch the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award headline an Audi commercial

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Hugo Awards

Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving

Packing all of your belongings into a U-Haul and then transporting them across several states is nearly as stressful and futile as trying to run away …

New luxury mall in socialist Cuba pits state consumerism against the poor

Military’s business arm has transformed Manzana de Gomez mall into an opulent spectacle that both fascinates and alienates Cubans: ‘I can’t buy anything’<p>The saleswomen in L’Occitane en Provence’s new Havana store make $12.50 a month. The acacia eau de toilette they sell costs $95.20 a bottle. …

The 100 Best Shoegazer Albums/EPs of 2016

1 - Dead Horse One - Season of Mist (2016) <br>http://shoegazeralive9.blogspot.com.br/2016/11/dead-horse-one-season-of-mist-2016_42.html<p>2 - …

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

To scientists' delight, the incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers.<p>The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>.<p>While …

Don’t trust that algorithm

<i>Whether we know it or not, complex algorithms make decisions that affect nearly every aspect of our lives, determining whether we can borrow money or</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Using RNA to Amplify RNA

WIKIMEDIA, LUCASHARRRNA self-replication is a key part of the RNA world hypothesis, but generating ribozymes in the lab that can synthesize, …

We are all just this screwed: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and our muddled, perverted democracy

<b>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Brian Snyder/AP/Keith Srakocic/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Hillary will be the nominee this fall. Time to examine what Bernie achieved and how it might go different next time<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>May 1, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>The consensus is not complete, but it will be …

What’s Wrong With Hillary?

The GOP is fretting about Trump, but the Democrats’ likely standard-bearer could do just as much damage to her own party.<p>When Hillary Clinton began her second run for the White House, it must have seemed that the road ahead would rise up to meet her. This time, there would be no political …

Government

The Great Divide

Clinton, Sanders, and the future of the Democratic Party.<p>On February 8th, the day before the New Hampshire primary, Bill Clinton stepped onstage to introduce his wife at a rally in Manchester. “I have to be careful what I say,” he told the crowd, acknowledging his tendency, over the years, to …

Middle-class

Neuroscience can help you live a healthier life

<i>Follow me at</i> @srinipillayHealthy behaviors clearly make sense from a rational standpoint, but they can be a drag — and difficult to maintain. For …

Amy Goodman meets Bill Clinton - Democracy Now - full 28 minutes

New videos prove crows can make complex tools that only humans have made before

Tiny cameras attached to the birds' tails give a clear view of corvid intelligence.<p>Though we've long known that crows use tools to get food (and …

Why your brain loves procrastination

Tax Day is a horror for many procrastinators.<p>For many people, a little procrastination isn't harmful — like 15 minutes lost in Facebook or putting off doing the laundry for a few days.<p>But then there are things like taxes. And all the people who keep meaning to start saving for retirement, but never …

Allonautilus scrobiculatus: World's 'rarest' creature spotted for only the third time ever

One of the “rarest creatures in the world” has been spotted for only the third time ever off the coast of Papua New Guinea by a US biologist.<p>The …