Renée Taylor

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Mystery of the Missing Mummies Solved at the Cave of the Lost Pharaohs

NBC producer Rupert Barker and crew get an exclusive peek inside Ancient Egypt’s best kept secret - the mountain hiding place where Egyptologists made one of their greatest discoveries.

Archaeology

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

Welcome to Pleistocene Park

In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths.<p>Nikita Zimov’s nickname for the vehicle seemed odd at first. It didn’t look like a baby mammoth. It looked like a small tank, with …

Nature

The Man Who Wants to Unmake the West

Europeans are starting to worry that Steve Bannon has the EU in his cross hairs. Here’s how the White House could genuinely help pull it apart.<p><b>It was the day after Britain voted to leave the</b> European Union in June, and the Western world was still absorbing the shock. With no clear plan for what …

Europe

Putin and Merkel: A Rivalry of History, Distrust and Power

BERLIN — He was skinny in his trim, dark suit, an almost lupine figure, nervous and unexpectedly youthful for a president of Russia. Taking the lectern beneath the dome of the restored Reichstag, Vladimir V. Putin soon shifted to German, with a fluency that startled the German lawmakers and a …

Europe

How the World's Heaviest Man Lost It All

Paul Mason used to weigh close to 1,000 pounds. Now that he’s shed almost all of it, freeing himself from his tomb of a body, he’s facing a question that’s heavy in its own right: How should he spend the rest of his life?<p>In the stagnant country of his little bedroom, on the island of his gigantic …

What the CBO says about the Republican plan, by the numbers

On Monday afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the American Health Care Act, the Republican legislation intended to replace the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.<p>One of the most highly anticipated parts of the analysis was how the CBO would …

Health Care

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language Learning

Rebels with a cause: the female biker clubs reclaiming Delhi's public space

In India’s male-dominated capital where women are often in danger, a group of female bikers are taking to the road to reclaim women’s rights to public space<p>Stalled in a snarl of Delhi traffic, an auto-rickshaw driver cranes his neck to gawp.<p>Clad in tie-dye leggings, pot leaf earrings and a …

India

With Chicago, it's all murder, murder, murder ... but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chicago. Murder.<p>Murder. Chicago.<p>A gorgeous, historic lakeside city known for its world-class attractions, cultural influence and brilliant exports -- from deep-dish pizza and the world champion Cubbies to Chance the Rapper and Barack Obama -- Chicago should be known for other things.<p>Too …

Crime

David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy

Since retiring after 33 years on the late night television, David Letterman has kept a low public profile — aided by the growth of a truly impressive …

Comedy

How the CIA Forgot the Art of Spying

With the war on terror came a new, more militarized way of gathering intelligence. But now, America needs the kind of spooks who can work the cocktail party circuit—more James Bond, less Jason Bourne.<p><b>It was in a CIA station in Europe in 2005 that I</b> realized how much was changing about American …

National Security

The art of conversation, explained by the only artist to get eight US presidents to sit still

Anyone seeking to meet the great artist Everett Raymond Kinstler should be prepared to talk. The art of the conversation is as much a part of his toolkit as his well-worn paints and brushes. An hour into my interview with the 90-year old painter, I realized he had been asking all the questions. …

Art

You’re about to see a big change to the sell-by dates on food

The majority of Americans have no clear idea what “sell by” labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the confusion.<p>On Wednesday, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the two largest …

Agriculture

Trump admin sets stage for mass deportations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.<p>But the Trump administration also emphasizes that it is …

Immigration

The uneasy truth about human-animal hybrids

Merging animal and human forms brought terror to our ancestors – and this fear persists right the way into our modern age.<p>In Greek mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing creature, typically described as having the head of a lion, with a snake as a tail and the head of a goat emerging …

Biotechnology

Killer, kleptocrat, genius, spy: the many myths of Vladimir Putin

Russia’s role in Trump’s election has led to a boom in Putinology. But do all these theories say more about us than Putin?<p>Vladimir Putin, you may have noticed, is everywhere. He has soldiers in Ukraine and Syria, troublemakers in the Baltics and Finland, and a hand in elections from the Czech …

Russia

W.E.B. Du Bois Was A Master Of The Hand-Drawn Infographic

The activist, historian, and prolific author was also a skilled designer of infographics depicting black life post-Civil War.<p>The prominent civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois was also a historian and sociologist—a background that led him to a firm belief in the revolutionary power of empirical …

From Vector To Zoonotic: A Glossary For Infectious Diseases

The world is in a hyperinfectious era. And that means there are a lot of words being tossed around that you might not be familiar with. Or maybe you have a general idea of what they mean but wish you knew more.<p>Here are some key terms and definitions. And yes, there will be a quiz (coming in March …

Public Health

Meet The Longhairs, a Global Community for Guys With… Long Hair

The mission is to advocate, educate, and celebrate men with “epic flows.” (And also to sell hair ties.)<p>“It takes a few years to grow it out,” Chris Healy tells me on a call. “Once you have long hair, it’s a part of your identity.”<p>As the longtime owner of a gorgeous mane, Healy has navigated the …

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari<p>Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely …

The Holocaust’s Great Escape

Shortly after dawn one January day in 1944, a German military truck departed the center of Vilnius, in what is today Lithuania, and rattled southwest …

The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia

In the most abstract sense, there is nothing noteworthy about a government official meeting with an ambassador from a foreign country. When such an interaction becomes important is when that official is an ally of a presidential campaign that’s got a complex set of possibly inappropriate …

Donald Trump

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously expensive, and it doesn't work. Yet at the end of the Obama era, and the dawn of Trump's, isolation is as widely used as ever in the American penal …

He invented the black box, but David Warren may never be a household name

These days, one of the first things investigators look for in a plane crash is the "black box" flight recorder.<p>After a disaster, the search for the …

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday.<p>The first list of its kind, it highlights bacteria that global health experts believe pose the greatest threats to human health. The …

Microbiology

Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED

Inside the Macedonian<p>Fake-News Complex<p>Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex<p>by Samanth Subramanian | photographs by Guy Martin 2.15.17<p>The first …

Journalism