Kathy Neiley

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What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Journalism

When Residents Take Ownership, A Mobile Home Community Thrives

<i>This story is the second in a two-part report on conditions at mobile home parks in the U.S. Read part one here.</i><p>If you had strolled one Saturday afternoon through the Park Plaza neighborhood in Fridley, Minn., you might have thought you were at just another block party. The residents were milling …

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

How Mental Illness Makes Some Executives Stronger

The very term “mental illness” carries such a stigma that even acknowledging this headline out loud was a risk. The euphemistic or politically correct term for a mood or personality disorder might be “carries a diagnosis.” But any way you look at it, the issues of mental illness in the workplace …

Monsanto's plan to take over the world's food supply

"I'm told by some of those working on all of this that they had a group of states that were seriously interested," says Dr. Peter Carstensen, a …

Ice Bath Update

What can we learn from a negative study?<p>In pharmaceutical research, one of the big problems is that negative studies sometimes don't get published. This may be partly to due nefarious conspiracies, but it's also a simple function of human nature: "We failed to find any effects" just isn't that …

FPSRussia, One Of The Most Popular YouTube Channels Ever, Will Start Blowing Up Stuff Again

Nearly four months after being the subjects of a surprise raid by federal agents, and almost seven months after their co-founder was mysteriously killed in his Georgia office, the makers of one of the most popular YouTube channels of all time are ready to get back in the saddle.<p>"We'll start filming …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Why Are Kenyan Distance Runners So Fast?

New study of Kenyan youth suggests it might be their extreme thinness.<p>If you were parent to a 14-year-old American boy with a BMI of 15.5, the neighbors would whisper about neglect, and possibly report you to Child & Family Services. In Kenya, on the other hand, your home might be considered an …

How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at …

Periodic Table

Three Reasons to Love Lactate

When you're fit, your body actually prefers lactate to glucose as a fuel.<p>2005: Argh, I hate the burn of lactic acid in my muscles after hard workouts!<p>2010: What's that you say? Lactic acid doesn't cause muscle soreness? And it's actually "lactate," not lactic acid, that accumulates during hard …

'Muscle power truths' revealed

<b>Scientists have discovered a new truth behind big muscles, turning 50 years of knowledge on its head.</b><p>Bulging biceps get their power from a mesh arrangement of cells rather than long ropes, detailed studies reveal.<p>As muscles flex, tugging filaments fan out in a lattice, say the University of …