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Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.<p><i>How do I know him? Where have I seen him?</i> The Man in the Hat …

Me Too movement
Crime

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Universe
Physics

Sessions Was Advised Not to Disclose Russia Meetings on Security Forms

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials when he applied for security clearance because he was told not to do so by advisers and the F.B.I., a Justice Department spokesman said Wednesday.<p>Mr. Sessions met with Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian …

Donald Trump

Apple's Clips app hits iOS today to make video creation a cinch

Remember that time Apple launched an iOS app called Clips so people could go forth and pepper their social networks with cleverly edited videos? Well, you probably don't, because it hasn't happened yet. Soon, though! If everything goes according to plan, you'll be able to grab it from the App Store …

Kellyanne’s Alternative Universe

Will the truth ever catch up with Trump’s most skilled spin artist?<p>Even in triumph, Kellyanne Conway nursed a grudge. As she reflected on Donald Trump’s November victory, she made clear that she hadn’t forgotten how people treated her back when they thought she was a sure loser. Their attitude …

Donald Trump

Dollar Shave Club and The Disruption of Everything

Probably the most important fact when it comes to analyzing Unilever’s purchase of Dollar Shave Club is the $1 billion price: in the world of …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Smoky Sous Vide Pulled Pork Shoulder

This guide was produced for Serious Eats as part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this information right off your phone or tablet while you're cooking. And, if you've got an Anova …

Scientists find cure for type 2 diabetes in rodents, don’t know how it works | Ars Technica

Despite unexplained mechanism, the new treatment will be easy to try in humans.<p>The cure for type 2 diabetes may be all in your head, a new study in …

Machine Bias

ProPublica• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>Bernard Parker, left, was rated high risk; Dylan Fugett was rated low risk. (Josh Ritchie for …

Fort Lauderdale

Everything You Need to Know About the Theranos Saga So Far

In the beginning, Theranos was called Real-Time Cures. Corny? Sure. But Elizabeth Holmes was barely 19 when she came up with it, a Stanford dropout …

Geology Is Breaking Apart Over When the Americas Came Together

When Carlos Jaramillo started digging for fossils along the Panama Canal, he didn’t expect to rewrite the history of the Americas. Just like every …

What Do We Really Know About Osama bin Laden’s Death?

Mark Bowden was watching a ballgame — the Phillies versus the Mets — on the night of May 1, 2011, when the network cut away to President Obama in the East Room of the White House. “Tonight,” the president said, ‘‘I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has …

Journalism
Physics

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Mechanics

Opinion: Apple won yesterday’s FBI hearing 7-5, but also scored the knockout punch

There were a few face-palm moments in yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, from committee members who appeared not to know what encryption is to Apple’s lead lawyer Bruce Sewell having to make a hasty switch from his iPad Pro to paper when the device apparently failed. (Some suggested it …

St. Paul’s Before and After the Owen Labrie Rape Trial

There are two very different accounts of what happened the evening of May 30, 2014, at the elite prep school between 18-year-old scholar-athlete Owen Labrie and a 15-year-old freshman girl. One thing is for certain: two lives have been irreparably damaged. Alumnus Todd S. Purdum investigates his …

Celebrity Gossip

At Theranos, Many Strategies and Snags

Elizabeth Holmes’s blood-testing ambition has long collided with technological problems<p>The night before a big meeting with a Swiss drug company in 2008, Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and a colleague sat in a Zurich hotel, sticking their fingers with a lancet.<p>They drew drops of their own …

Theranos

Nobody Knew How Big a Deal the Cloud Would Be—They Do Now

Ten years ago, Amazon unleashed a technology that we now call, for better or for worse, cloud computing. As it turned out, the cloud spawned a …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The Fake Double Exposure Photography Trick

Mark Wallace has been traveling around the globe for several months now, and every now and then he comes up with an amazing tip or tutorial for …

The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield

Anna didn’t want to keep her feelings secret. As far as she knew, neither did D.J. In recent weeks, their relationship had changed, and it wasn’t clear when or how to share the news. ‘‘It’s your call,’’ she said to him in the lead-up to a meeting with his mother and older brother. ‘‘It’s your …

Empathy

Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up

On a late-summer morning, Terry Gross sat before a computer in her office — a boxy, glass-fronted room at WHYY in Philadelphia — composing interview questions. Gross, who wore a leopard-print scarf knotted at her neck, was typing rapidly, occasionally pausing to refer to a memoir open beside her. …

Living Rooms

Macro Photography Workshop

Nadav Bagim is an Israeli photographer who loves doing macro photography; he’s in love with the world of bugs, insects, and all sorts of other life …

The Long Search for Elusive Ripples in Spacetime

This month, one of the most elusive quests in physics began ... again. A century ago, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity predicted the …

Online Dating Made This Woman a Pawn in a Global Crime Plot

Audrey Elaine Elrod was in rough financial shape as the 2012 holiday season drew near. She’d been out of work for a year, ever since quitting her …

Sexbots with a “detrimental effect on society” should be banned, say researchers

A robotics researcher at the UK's De Montfort University has called for sex robots—or <i>robostitutes</i> as they're more commonly known—to be banned …

How to Create A Realistic HDR Panorama

HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range,” meaning that the method is supposed to increase the dynamic range that one image can have as if the sensor had …

Tutorials