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The Balancing Act of Arches

As always, I arrived too late. The time to be here, the real sweet spot? I missed it. Try a good half-century ago, I was told by locals, before the place was discovered by the outside world, back when it was still Arches National Monument and not yet a designated park, just a dusty backwater in …

National Parks

So, Now You Want Civility?

Civility? That’s the card you’re pulling now, Trump supporters? That’s where you’ve landed? That’s your go-to play at this stage of the game? It’s a …

Rights & Freedoms

Capitalism Is The Reason Your Employer Is Screwing You Over

The answer: worker cooperatives.<p>Few businesses show the skewed dynamics between employer and employees as clearly as Amazon. Its CEO Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, with his wealth estimated at around $130 billion. He admits the near impossibility of spending these riches and commits $1 …

Middle-class

The Physics of Glass Opens a Window Into Biology

The physicist Lisa Manning studies the dynamics of glassy materials to understand embryonic development and disease.<p>The ebb and flow of vehicles …

Syracuse University

Extremely Large, Extremely Expensive: The Race for the Next Giant Telescopes

It is high noon, again, for astronomers who want to erect a gigantic telescope on Mauna Kea, the grand volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.<p>On June 21, the Supreme Court of Hawaii will hear oral arguments in Honolulu on whether to approve a building permit for the telescope, which would be the …

Telescopes

Free Power From Freeways? China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels

JINAN, China — On a smoggy afternoon, huge log carriers and oil tankers thundered down a highway and hurtled around a curve at the bottom of a hill. Only a single, unreinforced guardrail stood between the traffic and a ravine.<p>The route could make for tough driving under any conditions. But experts …

Roads

In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back

“If everyone’s stomachs are up to it, we can go see the elephants,” said Rian Labuschagne, his voice crackling through my aviation headset.<p>Receiving the thumbs-up from his three passengers, Mr. Labuschagne, who was then manager of Zakouma National Park in Chad, steered the fixed-wing Cessna C180 …

Seattle’s new waterfront design will play to your instincts

Seattle’s new waterfront design will play to your instincts croth Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:00CultureThe designer of New York’s High Line will brings its …

5 High Schoolers and Their College Application Essays About Work, Money and Social Class

Each year, we post a casting call for writers and their college application essays that have something to do with money. Nearly 300 people responded this year. Below, you’ll find five that stood out for their sensitivity, depth of insight and sheer geekiness. Who would have imagined, for instance, …

Mao Zedong

The Best USB Power Banks and Battery Packs

Over the past two years, we’ve considered nearly 300 USB battery packs (also known as power banks) and spent hundreds of hours testing more than 40 …

The Best Travel Pillow

After asking 10 panelists to try on eight travel pillows and after taking four cross-country red-eye flights in window, aisle, and middle seats, we …

The Best Toiletry Bags

After researching dozens of toiletry bags and trying nine top-rated contenders in our most recent round of testing, we think the Sea to Summit …

Backpacking

3 Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed, but Are Worth Buying - The New York Times

It’s easy to forget how far technology has come in just a few years. We went from praying that our CD players wouldn’t skip to streaming music wirelessly to wearing AirPods in our ears. But even some recent devices have made the jump from high-end items for tech enthusiasts to must-haves for many …

Google Home

The Man Who Built His House Out of Stuff He Bought on eBay

Frank Alsema describes himself as a “city maker.” The TV producer lives in north Amsterdam, where his house has become a lab for more sustainable …

Sustainability

Disaster Capitalism and Vulture Charters

Last Monday, hundreds of Puerto Rican teachers marched past San Juan’s Capitol building to La Fortaleza, the governor’s mansion, holding signs …

Caribbean

It wasn't just Greece: Archaeologists find early democratic societies in the Americas

The candidate for political office stood in a plaza, naked, bracing himself against the punches and kicks. The crowd roared, pulsing around him like …

The Proselytizers and the Privatizers

How religious sectarian school voucher extremists made useful idiots of the charter movement<p><i>This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of</i> The …

How to change the course of human history

Art work by Banksy (title unknown). Source: Flickr<p>1. In the beginning was the word<p>For centuries, we have been telling ourselves a simple story about …

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump’s Budget

Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no one expects to become law, but which signals the president’s moral and financial …

A Progressive Revolt Is Brewing in West Virginia

There is a revolt brewing in West Virginia politics. Last Friday Lissa Lucas, an author and celebrated backyard chicken farmer from Cairo, in the …

Middle-class

What Would a Down-to-Earth Economy Look Like?

How did we end up with Wall Street when models for a healthy economy are all around us?

Why 'urban villages' are on the rise around the world

For years, Wayne Trevor was a typical resident of West Norwood, a suburban region in south London. He knew a couple of his neighbors and mostly …

Could Seattle get any whiter than its rating as top hygge city?

Seattle loves coming in No. 1 on any list. The latest is one put together by cities researcher Bert Sperling who tracks “best places” around the …

Dr. Martin Luther King in 1967: “We as a Nation Must Undergo a Radical Revolution of Values”

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> And we end today on this year of Obama’s inauguration coming on the federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who …

The Most Unethical Presidency: Year One - CREW

In the lead-up to President Trump’s inauguration, we at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and concerned people across the United …

Donald Trump

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah — Garry Holiday grew up among the abandoned mines that dot the Navajo Nation’s red landscape, remnants of a time when uranium helped cement America’s status as a …

Grand Canyon

How David Letterman Just Reinvented the TV Talk Show – Again

Never mind the big, bushy beard – whenever David Letterman walks onto a stage and starts talking to an audience, he’s still David Letterman. In the …

Comedy

A naval architect adapts boatbuilding techniques to create an otherworldly lunar lander

Kurt Hughes makes excellent use of space in his Apollo-inspired tiny house — total weight, less than 3,000 pounds; total square footage, 250 — in …

Framing

Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows

Targets included grieving family of Rachel Corrie, environmental activists and local campaigners protesting about phone masts<p>British Airways, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Porsche are among five large companies that have been identified as having paid corporate intelligence firms to monitor …

Surveillance

See Harry Styles Kiss James Corden in Christmas-Themed ‘Carpool Karaoke’

James Corden and <i>Late Late Show</i> bandleader Reggie Watts drive around L.A. in Santa hats and ugly Christmas sweaters belting “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to …

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