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Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Dangerous Journey Into the Heart of Tornadoes

“He wanted to answer the questions people thought were impossible.” That’s how one friend of Tim Samaras described the storm chaser and scientist who died in 2013, along with one of his sons and a colleague, in an Oklahoma tornado. Fifty-five at the time of his death, Samaras had in fact answered …

Did Rupert Murdoch pull the plug by choice or wake up a man out of time?

It was an empire on which the sun never set, a hoard of media interests controlled by the planet’s most powerful private individual. But with the …

Media Industry

The Real Reason The Williams Team 'Will Close' If F1 Doesn't Get A Budget Cap

Last year, the Williams Formula One auto racing team recorded a net profit of $19 million (£14.1 million) on revenue that accelerated 3.5% to $248.2 million (£184 million). It is especially impressive because F1 teams typically invest all of their income in car development, leaving their profits …

Bigotry stopped Americans from intervening before the Holocaust. Not much has changed

A ruthless dictator unleashes terror on his own citizens. Those fleeing elicit sympathy — but encounter obstacles to entering the United States. Americans learn of mass killings, but their moral revulsion doesn’t easily turn into policy or military intervention. One thing remains consistent: …

Foreign Policy

A Lynching Memorial Forces a Reckoning for a Nation, and a Newspaper

A memorial that opened last week in Montgomery, Ala., honoring lynching victims aims to force a reckoning with one of the United States’ worst atrocities.<p>As the city’s largest newspaper, The Montgomery Advertiser, covered the opening, it found itself in the middle of its own reckoning.<p>In a news …

The silver spoon spy: how Cambridge double-agent Donald Maclean got away with it for so long

Tall, fair-haired and attractive, Maclean maintained a surface allure of charm that eventually failed to obscure the demons wrestling beneath.<p>Back in …

Photography 101: The best YouTube channels for learning about photography- Technology News, Firstpost

When I was starting out with photography, <b>YouTube</b> was only just becoming popular. It was a platform to share videos with friends more than a platform …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

As a doctor, I didn’t think much of acupuncture. Then the opioid crisis arrived

In 1986, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new visual guide for pain management known as the “pain ladder.” Each rung on the ladder represented a different set of pain medications. On the bottom rung were over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, while opioids like morphine appeared …

Acupuncture

A Gun Nut’s Guide to Gun Control That Works

A federal license for possession of semi-automatic firearms could make Americans safer—and more free.<p>I am a gun industry insider, a lifelong gun owner and a vocal advocate for Second Amendment rights. I am a Texan and an American patriot who hauls my family to church every Sunday in a diesel pickup …

These boxes are a billion-dollar industry of homesickness for Filipinos overseas

About three hours before Philippine Airlines Flight 102 leaves for Manila from<p>LAX, the boxes begin to spill onto the curb outside Tom Bradley International Terminal.<p>Packed with gifts such as Kirkland chocolates, hand-me-down clothes and Spam for relatives overseas, the cardboard containers …

Documentary chronicles New York Times' year covering Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Garbus' first day shooting inside The New York Times newsroom was President Donald Trump's inauguration day. Her final day was …

Journalism

Whatever Happened to the Book Herman Melville Wrote After ‘Moby-Dick’?

By June 1853, Herman Melville had taken ‘Isle of the Cross’ to his New York publisher. And that is the last time the finished manuscript was …

At first life without a smartphone was terrifying. Then it was beautiful

<i>In an attempt to try and battle an addiction to my smartphone (I’m sure most of us suffer from this addiction in some measure these days), I took a pretty radical step. I went out and bought a basic Nokia to use outside of work as much as I could. This “dumbphone,” as it’s called, would only allow</i> …

Mind

The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Global Warming

Atlanta spends more than $2 million to recover from ransomware attack

Last month, Atlanta's city government was hit with a ransomware attack that caused courthouse documents and services like payment processing to become inaccessible. The ransom demand was approximately $51,000 but according to the city's Department of Procurement, Atlanta has spent much more than …

Ernst & Young

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

Donald Trump

With Paint And A Camera, She's Forging A New Artistic Vision Of Africa

Many images of Africa in Western media focus on war, famine or other crises that trouble the continent.<p>But Ethiopian artist Aïda Muluneh wants to help people understand that there's more to her country than what they typically see in the news.<p>Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Muluneh spent much of her …

The 25 Best American Screenplays of the 21st Century, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lady Bird’

From the Oscar-winning to the criminally underrated, it all starts on the page for these knockout scripts.<p>You’ll often hear directors say that each …

Finding Nemo

She Tried To Report On Climate Change. Sinclair Told Her To Be More "Balanced."

For three years, Suri Crowe worked for a TV station owned by Sinclair. She clashed with management — including over stories about climate change and guns.<p>Sinclair Broadcast Group executives reprimanded and ultimately ousted a local news reporter who refused to seed doubt about man-made climate …

22 Airport Hacks to Remember Before Your Next Flight

Traveling is always a fun and exciting experience, but getting through the airport can be a struggle. If it happens to be an unlucky day, you'll get stuck with long lines, rude airport security officials, or delayed flights. Luckily with just a little bit of research, there are many ways you can …

In 'Chasing Hillary,' Reporter Chronicles A Decade Spent Covering Hillary Clinton

<i>New York Times</i> reporter Amy Chozick, author of a new memoir, talks to Michel Martin about the media's focus on the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the impact on the presidential election.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>If you turned on any television - any radio at all this week, you probably …

Photo essay: Climate change is a women’s issue

Climate change is a women’s issue<p>Scroll to<br>learn more<p><b>Video:</b> Sky News/Film Image Partner<p>We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve …

World Health Organization

The world’s top wind turbine can power your home in one spin

Wind turbines are getting bigger. Last week, the world’s most powerful wind turbine rose out of the sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. It’s the …

Renewable Energy

Pakistan's Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils

<b>The juniper forests at Ziarat in the Pakistani province of Balochistan are some of the largest - and oldest - in the world.</b><p>According to a report submitted in April 2016 at Unesco by Pakistan's Directorate General of Archaeology, the Ziarat forests are spread over nearly 110,000 hectares. No …

Forests

How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction has real consequences for the planet, making it …

Televisions

Five Asian Countries Dump More Plastic Into Oceans Than Anyone Else Combined: How You Can Help

Indonesia’s Citarum River­, blackened by debris beyond recognition, has been dubbed the most polluted river in the world. The situation has gotten so bad that the army was recently called in to remove the plastic waste — and prevent further dumping in the waterway, according to media reports.<p>It’s …

Pollution

Arsene Wenger didn’t just change English football, he changed the African game too

As Arsene Wenger steps down as Arsenal coach and the longest serving manager in the English Premier League era, a discussion of his legacy will inevitably ensue.<p>In England, introducing new training methods, radically changing dietary and nutrition habits at Arsenal influenced other clubs, grooming …

Soccer

Watch This In-Depth Take on Everything Wrong With The Hobbit Movies

When Warner Bros. embarked on its journey to turn <i>The Hobbit</i> into a big-screen spectacle like its cousin (er, sequel, I suppose) <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> …

Movies