Jesslyn Miller

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How prenatal maternal infections may affect genetic factors in autism spectrum disorder

For some infections, such as Zika, the virus passes through the placenta and directly attacks the fetus. For others, such as the H1N1 influenza, the …

Hugh Jackman can’t keep it together as Patrick Stewart tells a delightful NSFW story

Late-night TV interviews are rarely great. The skills of the host aside, the entertainers who usually frequent the guest chair are often on a …

New Jersey

A new generation gets a taste of the intoxicating power of protest

The lead-up to Saturday's post-Donald Trump inauguration Women's March on Washington, and the many marches that took place around the world in support of that event, was predictable. There were many reports, in tones that ran the gamut from gloomy to gleeful, that there were some disagreements …

Final goodbye: A (long) list of some of the prominent people who died in 2016

Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba’s revolutionary leader and Thailand’s longtime king, but also took away royals …

Madonna getting brutally honest about sexism is 100% inspiring

"I stand before you as a doormat...Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer."<p>From her opening lines, Madonna clearly intended to use her speech at the …

David Bowie

Big data shows people's collective behavior follows strong periodic patterns

New research has revealed that by using big data to analyse massive data sets of modern and historical news, social media and Wikipedia page views, …

Big Data

Take note — how Moleskine succeeded in a digital age

While paper use may have shrunk in certain areas since the introduction of digital communications, in other uses and purposes, paper’s emotional, …

It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

GIF Animations

'We Can’t Do Much Worse Than the Men'

In 1920, the Yoncalla, Oregon, city councilmen proved they weren’t up to the task of governing. So an all-female government took over, spurring national headlines that warned of the coming feminist revolution.<p>On November 2, 1920, the citizens of Yoncalla, Oregon, got a big surprise as the ballots …

City Politics

In words – and now actions – a new Cold War dawns

There have been many moments in recent years when Moscow and Washington's aims have been in conflict. But not since the 1980s has the hostility between East and West bubbled over on so many fronts at the same time. A new Cold War, often declared by analysts and often denied by both governments, …

Russia

Requiem for Civility: This Is Already Trump's America

I just had a surprising and disappointing experience on an airplane. Upon immediate, in-the-moment reflection, I realized that I have no good excuse to be surprised.<p><i>A cultural movement: The reality-competition genre took over television over a decade ago, and barely an episode of any given reality</i> …

Presidential Debate

The tragedy at Tofino, B.C.: Inside the sinking of Leviathan II

The Leviathan II whale-watching ship capsized last October, killing six. For the first time, the survivors and rescuers recount how the tragedy …

The foreign buyer issue is a misdirect; we must loosen housing supply

<i>Brian Lee Crowley is managing director and Sean Speer is a Munk senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.</i><p>The secret to most magic tricks is misdirection: The magician works tirelessly to make you look in one place while the trick is actually being accomplished elsewhere. Politicians in …

Don’t blame Bee: No, Ross Douthat, cultural liberalism isn’t responsible for Trump’s rise

To suggest that journalist-comedians like Samantha Bee and John Oliver gave rise to Trumpism is ludicrous<p>First, a trigger warning: Today we are discussing a Ross Douthat column.<p>I feel compelled to offer this warning to Salon’s readership because the underlying conceit of Douthat’s column is to …

Political Science

The Poetry of Mining Beautiful White Italian Marble Captured in a Short Film

Did anyone ever truly <i>want</i> to be a coal miner? The work was dirty, dangerous, and poorly compensated, the workers exploited and their unions blocked …

Body Language

Why Star Trek’s “The Inner Light” is a sci-fi masterpiece

Star Trek: The Next Generation "The Inner Light"<p>“The Inner Light” is not only one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it’s also …

Women are told to ‘ignore’ online trolls, but that only feeds them

Historically, women have been extremely good at taking lemons and making lemonade, not to mention lemon-meringue pie, lemon gin and enough lemon cupcakes for the entire third-grade class (plus teacher).<p>On the face of it, the harassment that women face online and on the streets could seem like a …

‘Downton Abbey’s Anna Robbins On Costuming The Final Season: “The Cast Coveted A Few Pieces”

When costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins was brought onto <i>Downton Abbey</i> in its fifth season, it was, she says, “To really bring it right into the …

Downton Abbey

This Impressive Supercut Shows Why Props Matter

Hollywood is currently experiencing a philosophical split between those who believe in the power of practical fx and those who don't see the problem …

X-Men

On the Tragically Hip's final tour, and enduring illness on stage

Spirit of the West’s Geoffrey Kelly on watching his own bandmate make it through a final tour—and how much fun it was to watch the Hip one last</i> …

Gord Downie

Pride Toronto head steps down in wake of heated dispute with Black Lives Matter

The executive director of Toronto’s most visible LGBTQ rights organization resigned Wednesday, just over a month after he became embroiled in a …

From Ford Nation to Trump Nation: ‘They are the same people’

Toronto City Councillor John Filion, a self-confessed U.S. political junkie, is in Cleveland to soak in the atmosphere around the chaotic Republican National Convention. He also stopped by a local bookstore to give a talk to a small group about his 2015 book, <i>The Only Average Guy: Inside the</i> …

Health Canada approves drug doctors call cure for hepatitis C

But he drug comes at a high price – $60,000 for a 12-week course. Or more than $700 per pill.<p>Health Canada has approved a drug being touted as a cure …

Medicine

People who are tone deaf are teaching scientists something fascinating about the brain

To an estimated 4% of the world, that's what the stuff we call music sounds like.<p>These people are tone-deaf, a disorder more accurately called congenital amusia. People who are really tone-deaf aren't just bad at karaoke: They can't pick out differences in pitch, the quality of music we're …

The Brain

Why Beaumont-Hamel is so close to our hearts

On July 1, 1916, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment suffered a massive military tragedy—and changed Canada’s newest province<p>On July 6, 1916, a terse …

Green Bay

New species of bacteria found to cause Lyme disease

<b>BOSTON</b> — A new species of bacteria is causing Lyme disease, adding to worries that the infection will continue its relentless escalation across the …

Environmental Health

Echoes of Ancient Cosmology Found at Prehistoric Native American Site

A curious prehistoric site on a hilltop in northern Ohio may reflect the spiritual cosmology of the ancient hunter-gatherer people who built the site …

Gael García Bernal Is The New Masked Man In The Futuristic Zorro Reboot ‘Z’

Since his first appearance in 1919, Zorro has been brought to life through dozens of books, a touchstone Disney television show from the 1950’s, 3 Mexican films, 11 American films and 32 European films (along with a plethora of less notable Zorro television shows and animated series). We haven’t …

Antonio Banderas

13 Live-Action Fairytale Movies That Miraculously Don’t Suck Fairy Balls

In a couple of days, Hollywood will unleash its latest fairytale movie on the world. <i>The Huntsman: Winter’s War</i> is the followup to <i>Snow White and the</i> …