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The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

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These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Five years ago, the Affordable Care Act had yet to begin its expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans, but Jeff Brahin was already stewing about it.<p>“It’s going to cost a fortune,” he said in an interview at the time.<p>This week, as Republican efforts to repeal the law …

President Trump is considering pardoning himself. I asked 15 experts if that's legal.

“The fact that we're even talking about it is a measure of how far we've fallen under Trump."<p>President Trump’s lawyers are exploring the potential uses of presidential pardons — including whether the president can pardon himself — as part of an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s …

The body in the Buddha

Is the mummified monk who disappeared from a Chinese village 22 years ago the body in the Buddha that turned up unexpectedly in Amsterdam? John …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.</i> <i><br>Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your</i> …

A New Leaf

Seaweed could be a miracle food—if we can figure out how to make it taste good.<p>I stared for a while at the placid face of Long Island Sound before I could make out Bren Smith’s farm. It was a warm, calm morning in September. Sixty buoys bobbed in rows like the capped heads of synchronized swimmers. …

Farming

26 Breathtaking U.S. Sights You Need To See Before You Die

Lonely Planet's top travel experts share their favorite spots around the world in Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See... Ranked. Here are the ones you can visit without leaving the U.S.

Follow Pope Francis’ First U.S. Trip with Flipboard Topics

Pope Francis, often referred to as the “people’s pope,” will arrive in the U.S. Tuesday for a six-day trip. This is his first visit to America since he was elected pope in 2013. The 78-year-old Argentine, who completed a historic trip to Cuba over the weekend, is expected to meet with President …

The Week in Review: Religion, Front and Center

For three of the world’s biggest religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism, this past week was one of great significance with great implications. The annual (and this year deadly) Hajj pilgrimage took place on Thursday, Pope Francis made his first trip to the United States this week, and Jews …

Science, Chance, and Emotion with Real Cosima

<i>Maud Newton</i> <i>| Longreads | June 2015 | 24 minutes (5,889 words)</i><p>BBC America’s <i>Orphan Black</i> seems so immediate, so plausible, so <i>unfuturistic,</i> that Cosima …

The Supreme Court Cases That Could Change America In The Coming Year

The justices still haven't said what they're doing on two big issues: marriage and Obamacare. Several other big cases — from workplace discrimination disputes to the future of the Fair Housing Act — are already set to be heard by the court.<p>WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court justices meet on Monday …

Stephen Colbert on the Nature of Grieving

PLAYBOY: It’s been almost four decades since it happened. Does the grief dissipate?<p>COLBERT: No. It’s not as keen. Well, it’s not as present, how …

No Time

How did we get so busy?<p>In the winter of 1928, John Maynard Keynes composed a short essay that took the long view. It was titled “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” and in it Keynes imagined what the world would look like a century hence. By 2028, he predicted, the “standard of life” in …

17 Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

In a world of tourist traps, letdowns, overrated destinations and just plain crowds, it's no wonder we've become victims of some major travel burnout.<p>It's time to freshen your bucket list with the planet's up-and-coming spots that are <i>more</i> than ahead of the tacky tourist curve. Visit these rising …

Reading List: Leslie Jamison, Author of ‘The Empathy Exams’

<i>“When people ask what kind of nonfiction I write, I say ‘all kinds,’ but really I mean I don’t write any kind at all: I’m trying to dissolve the</i> …

Writing

How a Barista Deals With Bad Customers

Over at The Awl, Molly Osberg examines the service economy and recounts her experience working as a barista at various coffeehouses. Here, she …

Coffee

How to Make the Best Meatless Burger (in Less Than 20 Minutes)

<i>By Parisa Soraya</i><p>Meatless Monday followers, rejoice. This black bean burger reveals that there is such a thing as a vegetarian meal that can satisfy all the things you want a burger to be: thick, juicy and full of flavor. In under 20 minutes, you can make enough patties to serve to your friends or …

Obama Appears To Soften His Stance On The NSA, Edward Snowden

When the NSA scandal first broke six months ago, President Barack Obama was forceful in defending the government's surveillance programs, while criticizing Edward Snowden.<p>At his year-end press conference on Friday, the president's defense of NSA and condemnation of Snowden appeared weakened. …

10 Books You Need To Read Before Graduating High School | Teen.com

In high school there's a lot of required reading.<p>Read more on www.teen.com

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