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Coming Attractions: The Rise of VR Porn

The porn industry may have changed a lot in the digital age, but some things still live up to the stereotype. Like, say, this house in the San …

New Jersey

Jagged Little (Blue) Pill

Released to the public 20 years ago, Viagra changed the way Americans have sex—and the way they talk about it.<p>In April of 2000, Christopher Walken hosted <i>Saturday Night Live</i>. During the show, he would insist that Will Ferrell add “more cowbell” to Blue Oyster Cult’s rendition of “(Don’t Fear) the …

Viagra

MS-13 is a street gang, not a drug cartel — and the difference matters

In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that pursuing the Mara Salvatrucha, a Salvadoran gang also known as MS-13, was "a priority for our Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces."<p>"Drugs are killing more Americans than ever before, in large part thanks to powerful cartels and …

Mexico

How we made 2001: A Space Odyssey

<b>Keir Dullea, played astronaut Dave Bowman</b><p>One day in the early 1960s, I had my palm read at a funfair. The palmist saw a rocket ship in my future. Then my agent called and said I’d been offered the lead in Stanley Kubrick’s next film. When I started reading the script, something felt terribly …

Stanley Kubrick

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Travel Photography

First date etiquette differs around the world — here are the rules you need to know in 11 countries

Keeping up with the rules of dating can be a challenge, even in your own country. Depending on where you are in the world, the etiquette can vary a fair bit.<p>Even if you have worked out all the rules and terms for your home country, you could be lost if you search for love abroad.<p>Language experts at …

Relationships

The Forgotten Everyday Origins of ‘Craft’

A new book explores the fascinating medieval history of a word whose current meaning has little to do with skill or labor.<p>In his new book <i>Craeft</i>, the archaeologist and BBC presenter Alexander Langlands offers a fascinating and surprisingly relevant dive into a subject that might seem niche to …

United Kingdom

The top 10 breakthrough technologies and the key players leading the charge, according to MIT Technology Review

Every fall, MIT Technology Review's editors get together to begin the months-long process of reviewing their coverage. The goal? To create a list of the top ten technological advances from the last year that will have the greatest longterm global impact on consumers.<p>While the editors do give key …

Artificial Intelligence

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Obama Administration

10 Trends That Will Determine Your Drinking In 2018

Have you stopped signing your official papers with 2017 yet? I still haven’t remembered to “switch the calendar” as they (used to) say. So by that reasoning, it’s not too late to offer my top booze predictions for 2018. Does this list cover everything that will trend this year? No. I’m leaving out …

Beer

Why Don’t People Want to Buy Manhattan’s Spectacular Mansions?

Seven E. 88th St. is a 24.5-foot-wide, six-story limestone town house a half-block from New York’s Central Park. Along with its 19 rooms (6 are …

Real Estate

Why wood is back at the top of the tree for architects

Strong, clean and versatile, engineered timber is the ‘new concrete’. With wooden skyscrapers in the offing, could it be the answer to the global housing crisis?<p>There is a miracle building material – one so environmentally friendly that it extracts carbon from the atmosphere rather than adding to …

Engineering

Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

NEW HAVEN — On Jan. 12, a few days after registration opened at Yale for Psyc 157, “Psychology and the Good Life,” roughly 300 people had signed up. Within three days, the figure had more than doubled. After three more days, about 1,200 students, or nearly one-fourth of Yale undergraduates, were …

College & University

A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — meet the 27-year-old mayor behind it

Stockton, California made national news last October when it announced it would host the first US experiment in basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a standard salary just for being alive.<p>The plan, spearheaded by Stockton's 27-year-old mayor, Michael Tubbs, will …

Income Inequality

This is how you can legally bring — and drink — your own booze on a flight

Unless you're flying first class, chances are you're used to only getting one or two complimentary drinks on a flight — or at least having to pay for alcohol, even if it is just those mini bottles of wine available.<p>But, according to frequent traveller and air miles guru Gilbert Ott of God Save the …

Alcohol

Animated Short Your Black Friend Is All About the Racism of Silence

In Ben Passmore’s comic <i>Your Black Friend</i>, a black man sits in a cafe and watches as one white person diligently ignores the casual, anti-black racism …

Is one of the infamous 1962 Alcatraz escapees still alive? Letter sparks debate

It's the stuff of San Francisco legend: Three dangerous, cunning inmates held inside Alcatraz's island fortress dig their way out of prison and are never seen again.<p>There have long been rumors that one or all of the escapees made it out alive in 1962. But a handwritten letter, reportedly sent to …

Hollywood's elite $75,000-a-year sex club that claims to have celebrity members is embroiled in scandal after evicting one of its own

A feud is erupting between an elite club's founder and its most notorious member — and it could threaten the privacy of wealthy people who belong to the club.<p>Snctm, a Los Angeles sex club for the rich, is making headlines for kicking out a member and announcing his ban.<p>Phuong Tran — known by his …

Participation

Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?

Humanity has 30 years to find out.<p>All parents remember the moment when they first held their children—the tiny crumpled face, an entire new person, emerging from the hospital blanket. I extended my hands and took my daughter in my arms. I was so overwhelmed that I could hardly think.<p>Afterward I …

Farming

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure.<p>Much has been made of the way the writers of <i>Breaking Bad</i> <i>—</i> which debuted to modest ratings on January 20, 2008, before growing into one of the defining shows of its era — wrote themselves into corners, before …

TV

Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost

Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.<p>The first time Ashley McGuire had a baby, she and her husband had to wait 20 weeks to learn its sex. By her third, they found out at 10 weeks with a blood test. …

Mental Health

Why did passenger pigeons die out?

In the 19th century, passenger pigeons were so numerous that hunters competed to shoot as many as possible. But the last passenger pigeon died in the …

This Stunning Brazilian Residence Takes Cues From Mies van der Rohe

Calling to mind the iconic Barcelona Pavilion, this glass-encased home demonstrates the power of simple geometric forms.<p>Inspired by midcentury master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, the Limantos Residence in São Paulo is constructed predominantly of concrete, steel, and glass, with …

Architecture

Hasselblad's crazy 400-megapixel camera does have a purpose

If you judge cameras by megapixels and dollar signs, then Hasselblad just introduced the ultimate model. The H6D-400c can shoot <i>400-megapixel</i> photos and will cost you $48,000, the price of a well-equipped Tesla Model 3. It does so by combining up to six different exposures from its 100-megapixel, …

Cameras

The Fascinating History of 10 Extra Letters the English Alphabet Used to Have

At 26 letters long, the English alphabet isn’t the most complicated string of symbols and characters to master, even for a five-year-old. But that’s …

Language

The 29 coolest small US cities to visit in 2018

National Geographic has released its list of the 29 best small cities in the US— and it's giving us some serious travel inspiration.<p>The travel magazine worked with branding advisers at Resonance Consultancy to produce a "small-cities index" that drew from statistics and mentions on Instagram and …

South Carolina

Ian Schrager: how we made Studio 54

‘We wanted a mix of rich, poor, gay, straight, old and young … somebody topless could dance with a woman in ballgown and tiara’<p>Ian Schrager, founder<p>New York was on the verge of bankruptcy in the mid-1970s. Danger was in the air, people were getting mugged, but it was also a creative, bohemian time. …

Andy Warhol

In New York, Crime Falls Along With Police Stops

If you grew up in New York City in the 1970s, the number can be hard to get your head around: 291. If you were a reporter in New York City in the …

Law Enforcement

The Great Crime Decline and the Comeback of Cities

Patrick Sharkey, author of <i>Uneasy Peace</i>, talks to CityLab about how the drop in crime has transformed American cities.<p>Two of the most remarkable trends in recent years have been the tremendous decline in violent crime and the comeback of once downtrodden and written-off cities. In his new book,</i> …