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‘Lost in Space’: Where Is the Original Cast Now?

Netflix’s reboot of the campy sci-fi classic <i>Lost in Space</i> has become a major hit. It turns out, people love it when families get stranded on hostile …

TV

A black woman says she was removed from a plane because flight attendants believed she had a contagious disease — and she's accusing the airline of racism

A black, French-speaking woman from Edmonton, Canada, was removed from an Air Canada flight from Halifax to her home city on April 22 because the crew believed that she had a contagious disease.<p>Passenger Jeanne Lehman told INSIDER she was diagnosed with shingles a few days before her flight, but …

Air Canada

Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold

For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet ever closer to warming beyond levels that scientists and the international community have deemed …

Climate Change

5 movies that explain why documentarian Frederick Wiseman is a living legend

Cardholders at thousands of public libraries across America can now stream the master filmmaker’s half-century of work for free.<p>Frederick Wiseman is a legend among filmmakers, a documentarian who’s been chronicling American life and institutions with a keen eye. His 41 winsome, thoughtful, and …

High School

Talking to the Women Behind Reddit's Most Popular Porn Site, Gonewild

"I used to post my face for a short bit, but I got too popular and I had a couple of friends recognize me."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Once you get underneath its meme-filled homepage, Reddit becomes incredibly expansive. It’s the kind of website where you can source the latest …

Fanfiction

NASA built and tested a 'truly astounding' nuclear reactor that may help astronauts travel longer, farther, and faster in space

While nuclear power plants across America are shutting down, NASA is perfecting a new type of fission reactor.<p>The device, called Kilopower, could enable unprecedented exploration of the moon, Mars, and elsewhere in the solar system. Researchers announced on Wednesday that a prototype has …

Space Exploration

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Astronomy

The hypocritical moralizing of Bill Cosby

Cosby spent years criticizing black communities.<p>The conviction of Bill Cosby is fueling a new round of assessments about the comedian’s tarnished legacy — and how that legacy was long wielded as a cudgel against poor black Americans.<p>Last week, Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated …

Comedy

Inside the State Where the GOP’s Authoritarian Streak Has Run Wild

North Carolina's power-grab politics have been replicated all over the country.<p>In December 2016, North Carolina’s Republican-controlled General Assembly convened a special session. The stated purpose was to pass an emergency relief bill in response to Hurricane Matthew’s ravaging of the eastern …

Government

Patients face expensive ER bills even when they don’t receive treatment - Vox

Vox’s emergency room database shows that patients can face steep bills even when they decline treatment.<p>On October 19, 2016, Jessica Pell fainted and hit her head on a nearby table, cutting her ear. She went to the emergency room at Hoboken University Medical Center, where she was given an ice …

Health Care

One of The World's Oldest Scientists Just Turned 104, And He Has an Important Message About Death

"I greatly regret having reached that age."<p>Champagne bubbles danced in fancy glasses and birthday candles burned atop a cheesecake marking 104 years …

Assisted Suicide

Insect-Borne Diseases Have Tripled. Here's Why.

The year 2004 was a simpler time to be an infectious disease doctor in the US. Zika and chikungunya hadn’t yet emerged. Mystery RNA viruses weren’t …

Public Health

The growth of a huge ‘anomaly’ over the South Atlantic could be bad news for humanity, scientists warn

The growth of a massive and mysterious ‘anomaly’ over the Atlantic could show that Planet Earth’s life-protecting magnetic field is set to weaken in …

Magnetism

Nobody knows how far off useful quantum computers are: Here's why

When will the world see a useful quantum computer system? That’s arguably the most interesting question in technology. A rash of recent breakthroughs has many experts convinced the quantum computer is imminent, while others remain skeptical they’ll ever arrive.<p>The truth is, nobody knows because …

Quantum Computing

Underwater robots just discovered the world's biggest dead zone

Underwater robots exploring off the coast of Oman made a devastating discovery this week: the largest dead zone in the world, covering at least the …

Geophysics

Cops Called On Black Former White House Staffer As He Moves Into New Apartment

“Can’t go nowhere without the cops following me,” said Darren Martin after police received a call about someone “trying to break into the door.”<p>A black former White House staffer is speaking out after someone in his new neighborhood reported him to police for armed burglary while he was moving into …

Justice

How prison changes people

Longer and harsher prison sentences can mean that prisoners’ personalities will be changed in ways that make their reintegration difficult, finds Christian Jarrett.<p>Day after day, year after year, imagine having no space to call your own, no choice over who to be with, what to eat, or where to go. …

Psychology

Nursing schools are rejecting thousands of applicants -- in the middle of a nursing shortage

There's an acute nursing shortage in the United States, but schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants as they struggle to expand class size and hire more teachers for nursing programs.<p>In America, experienced nurses are retiring at a rapid clip, and there aren't enough new nursing …

Health Care

We Just Tracked The Spin of One of The Strangest Stars We Know, And It's Weird

Lifetimes in each turn.<p>It's one of the strangest stars in the known Universe, but new observations of the stellar oddity called Przybylski's star …

Magnetism

Want to remember your dreams? Make sure to take *this* vitamin before bed

If you’ve had one too many dreamless nights lately—or maybe you just tend to forget them the instant you wake up—there might be a way to start …

Wellness

These free apps will help you type faster

Type faster from home row all the way up that tricky "Q."<p>With so much of our time spent tapping away at a keyboard, a boost in typing speed can make you more productive in almost any line of work—whether it's powering through our inboxes, writing up reports, or staying in touch with team members on …

Apps

This Repair Adhesive Is 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix can fix almost anything.<p>Things fall apart — they just do, and you have to find a way to deal with it. No matter how careful you are with …

Home Improvement

This Is How to Get Started With AI When the Only Thing You Know Is the Acronym

AI integration can't happen overnight, and it won't happen at all unless you initiate the process.<p>7 min read<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the buzz around artificial intelligence. So it might surprise you to learn that, according to a 2017 survey published by McKinsey Global …

Artificial Intelligence

The stock market under Trump vs. Obama

My Tuesday column looked at how the economy has fared so far under President Trump, who has made claims such as the following:<p>And so on. If you actually look at the data, the economy is doing well, but you’d be hard-pressed to describe it as “booming” or “raging,” particularly if you never …

Stock Markets

Revealed: 10 Simple Guitar Solos

78<p>SHARES<p>YouTube user Alex—a.k.a. guitarist6494—has put together a list of his Top 10 Simple Guitar Solos. While it’s a varied list of songs that …

Guitar

New Evidence Shows The True Extent of The Biblical Kingdom of David

The legends might have been true after all.<p>Beyond the Biblical legend of David versus Goliath, historical records concerning a far reaching Israelite …

Archaeology

Is This the Documentary That Can Take Down Trump?

How Jack Bryan parlayed rich-kid know-how into Active Measures, the very first feature-length doc about Trump and Russia.<p><b>Jack Bryan</b> was your average Upper East Side-raised son of a millionaire trying to get his filmmaking career started when <b>Donald Trump</b> began persistently popping up in his life. In …

Donald Trump

The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.<p>In this excerpt of <i>Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats</i>, author Maryn McKenna chronicles the rise of the …

Agriculture

How to take long exposure iPhone photos [Quick Tips]

They say the best camera is the one you have with you. And when isn’t the iPhone with you? iPhone photography has created a whole new generation of amateur photographers. While you may be looking for the next great app to help produce some stunning photos, did you know you can easily recreate a …

Mobile Photography

Sex addiction: 'Five times a day wasn't enough'

<b>Sex addiction divides expert opinion, but for some people it is a very real condition that can be shameful and even "life-destroying". As relationship charity Relate calls for help to be made available on the NHS, two sufferers speak about the impact it has had on their lives.</b><p>"At its worst, even …

Mental Health