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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

The Sun Just Fired Off A Massive Flare, And It’s Headed Toward Earth Right Now

“Strong geomagnetic storm watch” is in effect.<p>It’s one of the biggest solar flares in years, and it’s coming this way.<p>NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images on Wednesday of the most powerful flare recorded since at least 2008, when the current solar cycle began.<p>The space agency said …

Astronomy

The Atlantic on Twitter: "The First White President, by @tanehisicoates https://t.co/mjv5eJwQAd… "

New conversation<p>New conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>cdhthegreat</b> @<b>TheAtlantic</b><p>I did. When I saw this line I was taken aback. Yes slaves did …

Betsy Devos sued by 18 states for rescinding rules to protect students from for-profit college scams

<b>Betsy DeVos (Getty/Mike Theiler/AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The lawsuits accuse the secretary of education of illegally delaying regulations aimed at predatory colleges<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>July 7, 2017 12:37am (UTC)<p>Since taking the helm at the Education Department earlier this year, heiress …

AlphaBay, Biggest Online Drug Bazaar, Goes Dark, and Questions Swirl

SAN FRANCISCO — The largest online black market for drugs, AlphaBay, has been down for nearly two days, raising questions about whether it was seized by law enforcement authorities or taken down in a swindle.<p>The administrators of AlphaBay have posted on the social network Reddit that they are doing …

RED is selling a $1195 'holographic' phone for filmmakers

RED is one of the biggest names in professional film cameras, but now the company is branching out… into smartphones. Specifically, a $1,195 modular smartphone coming out next year, with virtually no known specs. Umm, okay then.<p>Pretty much the only important spec we know about the RED Hydrogen, as …

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

Globalization

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Watch All the 2017 Super Bowl Movie Trailers Right Here

Super Bowl spots don't come cheap.<p>If you're Hollywood, you're shelling out $5 million for one spot -- a very expensive chance to get a lot of eyes on your (hopefully) next big blockbuster. 2016 gave us some uh-mah-zing TV spots for films like "Jason Bourne" and "10 Cloverfield Lane."<p>What does 2017 …

Can History Prepare Us for the Trump Presidency?

Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.<p>The 45th president had already broken many norms when he took the oath of office: Donald Trump is the first commander in chief never to have served in public office or the military; he enters the …

Here's How Newspapers Around The World Covered The Women's March

"Hear them roar."

CIA Publishes Nearly 13 Million Pages of Declassified Documents Online

In response to calls for more transparency, the Central Intelligence Agency published nearly 13 million pages of declassified records online Tuesday. …

The MLK History Forgot

During his last three years on Earth, Martin Luther King went through hell.<p>In January 1966, Martin Luther King Jr.—founding president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Nobel laureate and the nation’s most prominent civil rights activist—moved his family into a squalid tenement …

Black History

Tom Hardy on Bond Rumors and the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sequel(s)

The incredibly talented actor discusses fatherhood, his drama school classmate Michael Fassbender, and the potential of a Christopher Nolan-directed …

A new book shows the true financial cost of leading a creative life

In August 2014, Roxane Gay released a series of essays called <i>Bad Feminist</i>. It debuted as a New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller and spent another seven weeks in total on the list. When Gay had negotiated her advance, Harper Perennial paid her only $15,000. That’s about a third of what a …

Books

Read the letter George W. Bush's daughters wrote to Obama's daughters

Former President George W. Bush's daughters wrote a letter to President Barack Obama's daughters offering them advice on life after the White House.<p>In the letter, which was published by Time, Bush's daughters, Barbara and Jenna, congratulated Sasha and Malia Obama on living "through the …

Batman and the Flash Are Teaming Up to Uncover DC Rebirth's Watchmen Mystery

When DC Rebirth kicked off, Batman found the blood-dripped badge of the Comedian embedded in the wall of the Batcave, leaving him <i>very confused</i> but …

Here's the Trailer For the Movie That Made People Vomit at Film Festivals

Can you make it through this two-minute clip of Raw?<p>As they say, all art should make you feel something. And grotesquely ill is definitely a feeling, right? To be completely honest, <i>Raw</i>, from acclaimed French director Julia Ducournau, actually looks pretty awesome—even with the cannibalism, skin …

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

Star Wars

11 new trailers you should watch this week

I usually use this space to write a little something about what I've been watching lately, but this week I kind of just want to ask: why on Earth did every movie studio suddenly decide to release a trailer for its biggest upcoming films? This week has been filled with blockbuster after …

Spider-Man

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Theory of Connectivity<p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

Silicon Valley wrote its “concession speech” to Trump this week

Just one week ago, Silicon Valley presented a united front opposing Donald Trump, now the president-elect of the United States. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt was leading Hillary Clinton’s digital efforts. Technology workers had given 60 times more cash to Clinton compared to Trump, and 94% of …

The New MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA Cinematic Trailer Promises a Beautiful Game

<i>Mass Effect</i> fans are well aware today is N7 Day, celebrating the anniversary of the science fiction game series. The first three games came out in …

Watch (Almost) All the Trailers for Movies Coming Out This Holiday Season

'Tis the season for SO MANY MOVIES.<p>In fact, the sheer volume of movies coming out during the holiday season makes it real hard to stay informed as to what is being released and when. Is "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" that super-sad Casey Affleck movie? Is Ezra Miller being visited by …

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Breaking down the good, bad, and awkward parts of Doctor Strange

Back in 2013, when Marvel Studios first confirmed that a Doctor Strange movie would be part of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe story, fans reacted with the usual mix of celebration and cynicism about whether the Sorcerer Supreme would work on film. Plans for a Doctor Strange movie have …

Work in progress: Warriors wobble ahead behind newcomer

PHOENIX -- The Golden State Warriors closed out the Phoenix Suns 106-100, but again, the results were less than impressive, given the talent …

Experts warn of 'larger aftershocks' in wake of Italy's devastating earthquake

Seismologists have urged caution in the wake of a devastating earthquake due to the likelihood of powerful aftershocks. Italy has witnessed its …

Natural Disasters

Eagles vs. Cowboys: Score and Twitter Reaction for Sunday Night Football

After overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, Dak Prescott led the Dallas Cowboys to a 29-23 overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.<p>The rookie quarterback threw a game-tying touchdown to Dez Bryant with three minutes remaining in regulation and followed it up with a …