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10 Architects You Should be Following on Instagram

There's no shortage of awesome architects to follow on Instagram. The hashtag #architectureporn alone produces more than 5 million posts, many of …

Architecture

Who's Murdering Residents of the Blustery Faroe Islands? Crime Writers

TJØRNUVÍK, Faroe Islands—Detective Hjalti Hentze of the Faroe Islands police force stared at the corpse. Washed up like driftwood in the freezing surf. Peppered with buckshot. He thought of the car he’d discovered not far away, an unconscious man at the wheel. A shotgun on the seat.<p>But Jens Jensen, …

Crime

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

In the early 1950s, the psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp – and tried to make them fight each other. Does his work teach us anything about our age of resurgent tribalism?<p>• Read an extract from The Lost Boys<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods …

Psychology

David Buckel, prominent New York LGBT lawyer, dies after setting himself on fire

Buckel, known for case about murdered transgender man portrayed in Boys Don’t Cry, alluded to fossil fuel protest to New York Times<p>A prominent gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate has burned himself to death in New York on Saturday, reportedly using fossil fuel in a protest against …

New Jersey

Word of Mouth: Napa Valley: Wineries, restaurants, relaxation and the way to get to it all

It's safe to assume that destinations featuring superb wine are acutely aware of the desire for good food that tends to accompany it. California's Napa Valley certainly is. The most prestigious wine region in the United States, Napa draws many for its vineyards, vines and wines stretching along …

Napa Valley

Facebook Exit Hints at Dissent on Handling of Russian Trolls

As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat and the public outcry is resulting in the departure of a senior executive.<p>The impending exit of that executive — Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief information security …

Internet

Chicago Bears: Did Cameron Meredith’s Twitter hint he’s on the way out?

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 24: Cameron Meredith<p>Chicago Bears restricted free agent Cameron Meredith may have let some pertinent information slip via …

Michelle Obama Reveals Her Successful Parenting Strategy: "I Can’t Cherish You to Death"

One of the most emotional moments of Barack Obama's presidency may have been his farewell address when he spoke of his daughters with Michelle Obama.<p>“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and …

Canadian Amateurs Discovered a New Type of Aurora

It’s named Steve.<p>It started as a loose collection of sky watchers, who braved the cold on countless nights to catch the shimmering colors of the <i>aurora borealis</i> dancing above them.<p>It developed into a friendly argument between amateurs and experts, which erupted over beers one evening at a pub in …

Astronomy

Elon Musk and the creator of Westworld made an inspirational trailer for the Falcon Heavy launch

“We’re hoping this is is the trailer for one part of the next chapter of the human story.”<p>A surprise guest joined the cast and creators of HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> at the end of the show’s SXSW panel on Saturday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, a friend of show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, appeared as a …

Falcon Heavy

Dear Dana Loesch: How Do You Sleep at Night?

An open letter to the NRA’s top apologist: You are contemptible. You don’t scare me, and neither do your sick fans.<p>Dear Dana,<p>I live with my family in …

Without Water, the Women of Cape Town Are Redefining ‘Self-Care’

Julia Sullivan hasn’t felt “properly clean and fresh” since December, when she went home to visit her family in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, from her current base in Cape Town, nearly 900 miles south on the country’s west coast. For the past year, the 26-year-old has been taking …

The Wisdom of Keith Richards

I AIN’T GONNA BE around forever—not even me!”<p>Keith Richards, shrouded in an ever-present cloud of cigarette smoke, wheezes a laugh when it’s pointed out that many observers, based on evidence to date, disagree with his sense of his own mortality. “Well, yeah,” he says, “it’s between me and the …

New Albums

This Is How To Make Air Travel Easier On Your Brain And Body

These tips for before takeoff, in-flight, and right after landing, can curb your jet lag and help you avoid getting sick.<p>Flying can take a toll on even the most experienced traveler. If you’re not careful, it’ll zap your energy, disrupt your sleep patterns, and make your digestive system sluggish. …

Wellness
Guns

The Shape of Ancient Dice Suggests Shifting Beliefs in Fate and Chance

Roman dice were often visibly biased, but that might not have mattered to someone who believed in divine intervention.<p>Dice, in their standard six-sided form, seem like the simplest kind of device—almost a classic embodiment of chance. But a new study of more than 100 examples from the last 2,000 …

Mathematics

A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”<p>When Josiah Zayner watched a biotech CEO drop his pants at a biohacking conference and inject himself with an untested herpes treatment, he realized things had gone off the rails.<p>Zayner is no stranger to stunts in …

Genetics

Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers Contract Is A Win For Both Sides

The details on Jimmy Garoppolo’s new contract with the 49ers are available for scrutiny, and it’s hard not to notice how beneficial the terms turned …

NFL

Trump's Inauguration: Record Spending Leaves Little For Charities

<b>Updated Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump's inaugural committee raised twice as much as any of its predecessors, but its final filing with the IRS shows it spent most of the money on events that were significantly scaled back from past years.<p>The Trump committee raised $106.8 million, roughly …

Donald Trump

Barry Bennell: the predatory Pied Piper who made stars and shattered lives

The former Manchester City and Crewe coach exploited his status to abuse potentially hundreds of boys, employing gifts, a sheep’s head and haunted houses to subject his victims to unspeakable horrors<p>Andy Woodward, one of the boys lost and brutalised during Barry Bennell’s decades of preying on …

Sociology
Afghanistan

Common Errors When Buying Insurance

Consumers can make smarter choices—and plan sponsors and the government can help<p>When it comes to picking health insurance, many consumers make choices that are detrimental to their financial health and that can cost them hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year.<p>This appears to be true whether …

Stock Markets

The Secret to Midcareer Success

Why are some top professionals able to maintain peak performance throughout long careers, while others who may be even more talented quickly fade and fall behind? And why do some lesser performers suddenly take off in midcareer and accomplish astonishing things? Two successful tech leaders offer …

Employment

Jack Johnson descendant seeking posthumous pardon for racially motivated 'immorality' conviction

In Jim Crow America, it's no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation.<p>The first black boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Johnson humiliated white fighters and flaunted his affection for white women, even fleeing the country after an all-white jury …

Here's what's behind the rumors of an affair between Nikki Haley and Trump

Nikki Haley, the US's ambassador to the United Nations, has been the subject of heated debate in recent days over flimsy rumors that she had an affair with President Donald Trump.<p>The controversy has been escalating for days but came to a head on Thursday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when Mika …

Donald Trump

Seldom seen, rarely heard: Melania's tenure is most notable for her absence

Melania Trump appears to have little interest in being first lady. But she’s in good company – many ‘weren’t very keen’ on coming to the White House<p>The most notable thing about Melania Trump’s tenure as first lady so far has been her absence: it took her five months to relocate from New York to the …

Donald Trump

Ben Rhodes: ‘Obama has a serenity that I don't. I get more exercised’

He spent 10 years as Barack Obama’s right-hand man. As a new film puts him in the spotlight, he talks high-stakes diplomacy and the chaos of Trump’s White House<p>In his final foreign speech as president, Barack Obama spoke to a crowd in Athens. “As you may have noticed,” he said, “the next American …

Foreign Policy

10 CEOs Predict What We’ll All Be Talking About A Year From Now

We asked CEOs across a wide range of industries to put on their futurist hats and predict which issues and ideas we’ll be debating by this time next year.<p>2017 was full of surprises–some of them more welcome than others. There’s no reason to expect this year won’t also hold its fair share of …

CEOs

US woman battling cancer dies hours after hospital wedding

A photo of a US woman joyfully celebrating getting married in her hospital bed just hours before she died of cancer has touched hearts around the world.<p>Heather and Dave Mosher wed a few days before Christmas surrounded by family and friends crammed inside a small chapel at the St. Francis Hospital …

Weddings

Supreme Court clashes with Congress over 'gibberish' in laws written by legislators

WASHINGTON — On the same day in late November, the Supreme Court came face to face twice with a familiar nemesis: Congress.<p>In the first of two oral arguments, Justice Samuel Alito, still nursing his morning coffee, denounced as "gibberish" a law Congress passed in 1998 to make federal courts the …

Anachronistic