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The Darkest Town In America

GERLACH, Nev. — Here in the desert, the Earth boils and stars fill the sky. By day, you can see plumes of geothermal steam rising in every direction, …

Inside Chuck Schumer’s Plan to Take On President Trump

Politics<p>Search<p>SpainSpain to Begin the First Ever Franco-Era 'Stolen Babies' Trial<p>TelevisionHBO Website Is Down in China After John Oliver Skewers Xi …

Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm

On Aug. 18, 2010, a police lieutenant in Gary, Ind., received an e-mail, the subject line of which would be right at home in the first few scenes of …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

How to use Activity Monitor to make your Mac faster

Activity Monitor for Mac<p>Activity Monitor is a little know gem of an app hidden in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. It can look daunting when you first launch it but once you look past the information overload and find out what to focus on it can become an invaluable tool to make …

Beyond Fitbit: 'Neural dust' puts invisible cyborg tech deep inside you

Monitoring your heart rate and VO2 max (maximum oxygen volume) with the latest fitness tracker is nifty, but researchers are developing new, tiny tech to keep track of just about any organ, nerve or muscle in real time. If that's not futuristic-cyborg-cool enough for you, the so-called "neural …

12 Burger Recipes to Help You Win at July 4th

We live for culinary experimentation, but in our humble opinion, no Independence Day celebration—or warm-weather outdoor gathering of any kind—is worth its salt unless burgers are on the menu. It doesn't matter if it's made from beef, lamb, or black beans—if it's in patty form, comes off the grill …

Going on a Road Trip? These Podcasts Will Make You (and Your Kids) Smarter

You're gonna have time on your hands. Download these now, and thank me later.<p>It's summer, and that means road trips. My wife and daughter and I have at least 12 or 15 hours of driving in front of us this weekend, as we head from the New York City area to New England and back.<p>What keeps us sane on …

The Islamic State: 10 of the Best Books on ISIS to Read Now

My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State<p>Nadia Murad<p>Nadia Murad lived a quiet life in a small village in Northern Iraq with her brothers and sisters, always dreaming of where her future would take her. But when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, everything she knew, and hoped …

In The Trenches With America’s Fast-Food Workers

By Mark Wilsonlong Read<p><i>The Cheesy Gordita Crunch button. Where the hell is the Cheesy Gordita Crunch button?</i><p>It’s an absurd question that I’m asking …

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Why Has the First Medical Tricorder Come from Scanadu?

At the Dublin Web Summit last week, I met Sam de Brouwer, co-founder of one of the most interesting startups of the past couple of years, Scanadu.<p>Following its successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Scanadu’s Scout tricorder is set to go to market in March 2014. The aim is to get one of …