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Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

iOS 11: How to customize Control Center

iOS 11 brings a brand new Control Center and also some nice customization options. Follow along for how to quickly get Control Center tuned to your preferences.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Now that the iOS 11 public beta is available in addition to the developer beta, more and more users are giving …

Beta Testing

How the Death of a Muslim Recruit Revealed a Culture of Brutality in the Marines

<b>It was late</b> at night on March 7, 2016, when Ghazala Siddiqui heard the phone ring and hurriedly reached for it, eager to hear the voice of her son. An indecipherable torrent of words spewed from the breathless</i> …

The Oral History of Lilith Fair, As Told By the Women Who Lived It

Imagine many of the country’s most influential women all gathered together to stand up for gender equality on a national stage. There are stars performing before a massive crowd, Planned Parenthood booths­ (along with protesters), and reporters from news outlets analyzing what this event says about …

The Second Amendment Issue the Supreme Court Can’t Avoid

The court chose not to hear a major case on concealed weapons, but pressure is mounting to remove state barriers.<p>In Harwinton, Connecticut, in the back room of a law office nestled between the Liquor Lady and a plot of weathered gravestones along sleepy Burlington Road, Rachel Baird and Edward …

Concealed Carry

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

6 bucket list adventures you can actually afford

Achieving your dreams before you metaphorically kick the bucket shouldn’t have to mean spending your kids’ inheritance in one fell swoop.Sure, a …

A first-timer’s guide to Barbados

It’s my first evening, on my first trip to Barbados. As I’d imagined for months, I’m drinking a local Mount Gay Rum cocktail, overlooking a white …

Cheap and Deep: How to make Reykjavik, Iceland, a reality

If Iceland isnt on your bucket list, youre doing it wrong. Between fjords, volcanoes, hot springs, Reykjaviks legendary nightlife and its massive …

How to catch the northern lights

Of all the stunning natural phenomena, the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, might be the most spectacular. The northern lights …

iOS 11 on an iPad Pro still won’t replace your laptop

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more …

The Inextricable Tie Between Eating Disorders and Endurance Athletes

Looking back on her early days in her sport, professional climber Angie Payne, 32, is struck by how twisted her definition of health once was. She started climbing at age 11 and quickly became, in her words, “obsessed”: she loved the feeling that when she got on the wall, her body became graceful …

How-To: Install iOS 11 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

As we just noted, the iOS 11 public beta has been released for anyone who is interested in trying iOS 11 before it is officially released later this fall. That means that you don’t have to be a registered Apple developer in order to install iOS 11, as the public beta process affords a …

Beta Testing

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.<p>Hacking Democracy<p>The White House …

Will Robert Mueller Separate Fact From Fiction?

In Washington, the ‘first law of holes’ is one of those shopworn maxims that are so familiar, they need not be spoken. It’s like what you should do …

How to use drag and drop in iOS 11 Maps

Drag and drop is the headline feature of iOS 11 on the iPad, and rightly so — it changes the whole iOS paradigm, integrating a decades-old desktop feature in a way that makes it feel like drag and drop was just waiting for touchscreens to come along.<p>It seems like all of Apple’s own apps have gotten …

What We Know About Trump's 'Tapes' Tease

If they exist, the Secret Service doesn’t have them, and the president still isn’t ready to talk about them.<p>It’s the biggest mystery in Washington—or the biggest tease.<p>Is there a taping system at the White House, did it catch the conversations between President Trump and his ex-FBI director, James …

Highlights From the New Trump Tax Plan — Rates, Deductions, More

Here’s a guide to the tax plan unveiled Wednesday by the White House, highlighting the proposed changes. What does the tax plan propose? The plan unveiled by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn envisions deep reductions in business tax rates and major …

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Atlanta's Controversial 'Cityhood' Movement

Recent border battles have once again redrawn the lines of the metro area.<p>On the Saturday before Election Day last November, Jason Lary, a former insurance executive, crouched on a rough patch of grass at the center of a busy intersection 20 miles outside of Atlanta in DeKalb County. Lary was …

'The Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> by Margaret Atwood is one of a handful of dystopian novels that have seen a boost in sales since the 2016 election. The book tells the story of what happens when a theocratic dictatorship takes over the government and gets rid of women's rights.<p>In 2016, Atwood told us that the …

Magic AI: these are the optical illusions that trick, fool, and flummox computers

There’s a scene in William Gibson’s 2010 novel <i>Zero History</i>, in which a character embarking on a high-stakes raid dons what the narrator refers to as the “ugliest T-shirt” in existence — a garment which renders him invisible to CCTV. In Neal Stephenson’s <i>Snow Crash</i>, a bitmap image is used to transmit …

Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)

SAN FRANCISCO — What if part of your job became teaching a computer everything you know about doing someone’s job — perhaps your own?<p>Before the machines become smart enough to replace humans, as some people fear, the machines need teachers. Now, some companies are taking the first steps, deploying …

Artificial Intelligence

How Hulu and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Revived 2 Careers

On Wednesday, one of the most anticipated television shows of the year, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” had its premiere on the streaming service Hulu. Reviews for the series have been rapturous, and it could provide Hulu with an elusive signature hit.<p>But none of this would have been possible without Danny …

17 Spine-Tingling New Books For Fans Of Dystopia

Our definition of dystopia is a broad one — any vision of the future that could go awry qualifies.<p>The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> ― which will be released as a Hulu show this month …

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.<p>As Christmas approached in 2015, the price of …

Untangling The Mystery Of Why Shoelaces Come Untied

For more than 40 years, Oliver O'Reilly's shoelaces have been coming untied pretty much every day. And for most of those 40 years O'Reilly didn't think too much about it.<p>But then, about a decade ago, his daughter Anna was learning to tie her shoes, and O'Reilly decided his shoelace problem wasn't …

The Best And Worst Cans Of Tuna, Based On Sustainability

Not every can is created equal.<p>We hate to tell you this, but you’re probably picking the wrong can of tuna. Buying a canned tuna isn’t just about deciding between water or oil packed, dark or light meat, expensive or cheap. There’s a lot more that goes into a can.<p>We’re talking fishing practices, …

Why I Take Fake Pills

So here they are,” John Kelley said, taking a paper bag off his desk and pulling out a big amber pill bottle. He looked momentarily uncertain. “I …

The obscure religion that shaped the West

It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddie Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism? Joobin Bekhrad finds out.<p>Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, …

Religion

For Obama, Syria Chemical Attack Shows Risk of ‘Deals With Dictators’

WASHINGTON — When it came time to make his case for the judgment of history, President Barack Obama had a ready rebuttal to one of the most cutting critiques of his time in office.<p>Although friends and foes alike faulted him for not following through on his threat to retaliate when Syria gassed its …