Todd Macauley

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The Finest Surf Contest Coverage Ever?

Cintra Wilson ain’t your typical surf scribe.<p>Cory Lopez’ EOS page went up last week. When Lopez famously vanished into that spinning black grindhouse …

'What ISIS Really Wants': The Response

A survey of reactions to The Atlantic's cover story—from think tanks to jihadist Twitter<p>My cover story in <i>The Atlantic</i>’s March issue asked, as simply as possible, <i>What does ISIS believe, and what are its ideological roots?</i> I read every ISIS statement I could find, including fatwas and tweets and road …

Islam

Breathe easy; Kelly Slater will be at Snapper Rocks this year

<b>At the start of every year we all pretend like we’re unsure whether Kelly Slater will show up to Snapper Rocks for the first event of the World Tour</b> …

Current Treatment Strategies in Pediatric Alopecia Areata

1. Safavi KH, Muller SA, Suman VJ, Moshell AN, Melton LJ., 3rd Incidence of alopecia areata in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1975 through 1989. Mayo …

Everyone Can Sing

Very few people are truly tone-deaf. Most just need to practice, a new study finds.<p>Many universities have performance choirs, but the one at Morley College, an adult- education school in London, has an unusual caveat: It’s a chorus for people who can’t sing.<p>For the past 15 years, the school has run …

High School

Time's 'Person Of The Year' Is Feeling Kind Of Lost

"And now," the public health officer murmured apologetically, "here is the bad news."<p>I did not need any bad news.<p>For the past six weeks, I'd faced daily deaths in the Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone where I'd been working as a nurse, a seemingly losing battle with the disease and colleagues …

Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Megan Rice celebrated her 85th birthday last week — in a high-rise detention center in Brooklyn. The Catholic nun is serving nearly three years in prison for evading security and painting peace slogans on the walls of a nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn.<p>Rice is far from the only religious figure …

The Prius as an Oddly-Shaped Status Symbol

Hybrid cars are more or less functionally the same, but one came to dominate the market because of its purposefully weird design.<p>The mid-2000s Toyota Prius was a weird-looking box of metal: Viewed from the front, it sloped upward with swollen curves. From the back, it was chunky and pug-nosed.<p>But …

Electric Vehicles

The Attention Machine

A new brain-scanning technique could change the way scientists think about human focus.<p>Human attention isn’t stable, ever, and it costs us: lives lost when drivers space out, billions of dollars wasted on inefficient work, and mental disorders that hijack focus. Much of the time, people don’t …

The Brain

This 88-year-old doctor treats the poor out of his Toyota Camry. Mississippi wants to punish him for it.

In small-town Mississippi, where poverty is endemic, transportation is limited and a trip to the emergency room can lead to financial ruin, an alternative exists for those in the know.<p>His name is Dr. Landrum — Carrol Frazier Landrum — and, even if your pockets are empty, the 88-year-old physician …

Ricardo Dos Santos shot; In critical condition

<b>At 9am this morning in Brazil, Ricardo Dos Santos was shot three times in the stomach.</b> Witnesses have recalled the shooting occurred after Ricardo …

From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

Despite the buzz about paleo and raw food diets, a new ranking of the 35 top diets puts these two near the bottom of the list.<p>Why?<p>The <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> rankings are based on evaluations by a panel of doctors, nutritionists and other health experts. For each diet, the experts evaluated …

If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated?

Some economists are pushing for "open borders"<p>What if there was a program that would cost nothing, improve the lives of millions of people from poorer nations, and double world GDP? At least one economist says that increased mobility of people is by far the biggest missed opportunity in …

Painful Virus Sweeps Central America, Gains A Toehold In U.S.

Most of us will remember 2014 as the year Ebola came to the U.S. But another virus made its debut in the Western Hemisphere. And unlike Ebola, it's not leaving anytime soon.<p>The virus is called chikungunya: You pronounce it a bit like "chicken-goon-ya."<p>Although the illness is rarely fatal, it's by …

How Facebook Designs the 'Perfect Empty Vessel' for Your Mind

Tussling with the philosophy that's structuring a billion social lives<p>One day in March, I was sitting across from Facebook's design director, Kate Aronowitz, at 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park when she told me, "It takes a lot of work to create the perfect empty vessel." In this near koan, lay a design …

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

When Priscilla Graham-Farmer went to get her hair done in Newark, N.J., recently, she noticed the elevator in the building was broken, so she took the stairs. And that's when Graham-Farmer saw him: a young guy sprawled out, not breathing.<p>"He was literally turning blue," she says. "And everybody was …

After Year Of Atheism, Former Pastor: 'I Don't Think God Exists'

At the start of 2014, former Seventh-Day Adventist pastor Ryan Bell made an unusual New Year's resolution: to live for one year without God — this reflecting his own loss of faith. He kept a blog documenting his journey and had a documentary crew following him.<p>After a year, Bell tells NPR's Arun …

Ebola in Africa: the end of a tragedy?

<i>UPDATE: Just one day on from the publication of this article, the World Health Organisation has confirmed a new case of Ebola as the cause of a death</i> …

Gilead offers Egypt new hepatitis C drug at 99 percent discount | Reuters

CAIRO/LONDON (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences, facing mounting criticism over the high price of its new hepatitis C pill Sovaldi, has offered to supply the medicine to Egypt at a 99 percent discount to the U.S. price.<p>While the drug will still cost $900 for a 12-week course of treatment, that is a …

Namibia

Indar Unanue, Natxo Gonzalez, Adrian Fernandez de Valderrama, and David Bustamante at Skeleton Bay. Certainly not household names, but without a …

The Photo That Took Surfing Worldwide

The artistry of photographers Ron Stoner and LeRoy Grannis (among others) contributed mightily to the boom in surfing in the 1960s. Their Technicolor …

'Tis The Season