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What does Hollywood's reverence for child rapist Roman Polanski tell us?

It’s 40 years this week since the director and convicted sex offender went on the run. What does his continued success reveal about the film world’s true attitude towards sexual assault?<p>Forty years ago this week, Roman Polanski went from being one of the most celebrated film-makers in the world to …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

There’s a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are So Many People Still Dying from It?

A small purple-and-white sign hangs on the waiting room wall in Highland Hospital’s emergency department in Oakland.In English and Spanish it reads: …

Simple React Patterns

Dealing With Side-Effects In React<p>I've been writing React applications for a few years now, and I've noticed that some patterns tend to repeat …

How to Hire Fake Friends and Family

In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance.<p>Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love—and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is everything. As a man whose business …

What happened: Hillary’s view

Hillary Clinton’s book, What Happened, is one of the few books in America that you must read if you’re to understand just how dire politics in …

I’m Breaking up with Higher Order Components.

Writing declarative, readable and flexible React components using render props instead of HOCs<p>Yes, I’m breaking up with higher order components in …

What I Don’t Tell My Students About ‘The Husband Stitch’

The first story in Carmen Maria Machado’s ‘Her Body and Other Parties’ brings up big questions about who we believe and whyPhoto: Luke BraswellWhen I …

How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself

Jurong Island, a man-made smear of sand, lies just off the southern coast of Singapore. A quarter the size of Nantucket, it is thoroughly given over to the petrochemical industry, so crowded with spindly cracking towers and squat oil-storage tanks that the landscape is a blur of brand names — BASF, …

8 things to learn in React before using Redux - RWieruch

Follow<p>- Edit this Post on GitHub<p>State management is difficult. A view library, such as React, enables you to manage local component state. But it …

Software Engineering

A gentle Introduction to React's Higher Order Components - RWieruch

- Edit this Post on GitHub<p><i>This month, all my articles are sponsored by TRUMPF Laser GmbH. The german company I worked with is using a sophisticated</i> …

Ravens Can Plan for the Future

They join an elite group of animals that includes great apes, but not monkeys or 3-year-old human children.<p>When you’re a scientist who studies birds as inquisitive and intelligent as ravens, doing experiments is easy. “If they find the task interesting enough, they all line up, and almost fight …

No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn’t Cutting It

<i>Editor’s note: This story is for mature bees only.</i>Seducing a honeybee drone—one of the males in a colony whose only job is to mate with the queen—is …

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

by Michael Mark Cohen<p>“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” <i>Chester Himes,</i> If He Hollers Let Him Go.<p><b>On</b> …

How to Solve the Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever - Issue 30: Identity

While a doctoral student at Princeton University in 1957, studying under a founder of theoretical computer science, Raymond Smullyan would …

Mathematics

The Blood Harvest

Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.<p>The thing about the blood that everyone notices first: It's blue, baby blue.<p>The marvelous thing about horseshoe crab blood, though, isn't the color. It's a chemical found only in …

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading

First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and—for the unluckiest few—difficulty breathing, …

How a Theory of Crime and Policing Was Born, and Went Terribly Wrong

Thirteen years after the Zimbardo study, criminologists George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson wrote an article for <i>The Atlantic</i>. They were fascinated …

Transcript of New Orleans Mayor Landrieu's address on Confederate monuments

Just hours before workers removed a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee — the fourth Confederate monument to be dismantled in New Orleans in …

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”<p>You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to …

Books

Inside The Online Community Of Men Who Preach Removing Condoms Without Consent

Research on the practice of "stealthing" explores how victims can seek justice.<p>A new study explores the phenomenon of “stealthing” ― the purposefully nonconsensual removal of condoms during sex ― and how those who fall victim to the practice can move forward.<p>The study, written by Alexandra Brodsky …

Why Japan’s Rail Workers Can’t Stop Pointing at Things

A seemingly silly gesture is done for the sake of safety.<p>It is hard to miss when taking the train in Tokyo. White-gloved employees in crisp uniforms …

Employment

Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, new dinosaur discovery suggests

Tyrannosaurs had sensitive snouts that they may have enjoyed rubbing together while mating, scientists say<p>It made its name by terrorising Earth at the end of the Late Cretaceous, but <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> had a sensitive side too, researchers have found.<p>The fearsome carnivore, which stood 20 feet tall …

Return of the MakeShift Challenge: Dead Car Battery

<i>For the first five years of Make:, we ran a column in the magazine called “MakeShift,” written by Lee David Zlotoff, creator of the iconic TV show MacGyver. As with the show, where science and engineering improvisation were a central theme, each installment of “MakeShift” presented a sticky</i> …

Meet the real-life crime boss who controls what fish you eat

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><b>Update, September 25, 2017:</b> A US district court judge has sentenced Carlos Rafael to …

Japan’s wild, creative Harajuku street style is dead. Long live Uniqlo

To hear photographer Shoichi Aoki describe it, what killed Tokyo’s famous Harajuku style was basically what happens when a glut of factories set up shop at the head of a river that feeds vital waterways.<p>“In Tokyo there is a kind of flow of energy when it comes to fashion,” Aoki explains. “Harajuku …

Queens of the Stoned Age

There are a thousand ways to buy weed in New York City, but the Green Angels devised a novel strategy for standing out: They hired models to be their dealers. In the eight years since the group was founded—by a blonde, blue-eyed Mormon ex-model—they’ve never been busted, and the business has grown …

The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

Intelligence Community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin<p>In a recent column, I explained …

Claims of a ‘Homosexual Agenda’ Help Kill Hate-Crimes Laws in 5 States

<i>Some Christian groups have no problem protecting people from crimes driven by racial or religious hatred. They just draw the line at sexual</i> …

Hate Crimes

Trial Balloon for a Coup?

Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours<p>The theme of this morning’s news updates from Washington is additional clarity emerging, rather than …