Elizabeth Mall

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The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Restaurant noise levels are climbing. Here’s how to fight back. - Vox

“I can’t hear you.”<p>When the Line Hotel opened in Washington, DC, last December, the cocktail bars, gourmet coffee shops, and restaurants that fill its cavernous lobby drew a lot of buzz. Housed in a century-old church, the space was also reputedly beautiful.<p>My first visit in February confirmed that …

The Chicken Controversy Causing an International Uproar

Getting eliminated from MasterChef UK has to be tough, a real blow to the ego. But having an entire country—including its Prime Minister—come to your defense, and protest your elimination, must be a pretty solid consolation prize.<p>This is exactly what happened to Zaleha Kadir Olpin, who, up until a …

Masterchef

The white flight of Derek Black

By Eli Saslow<p>Eli Saslow<p>Reporter on the National desk<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Their public conference had been interrupted by a demonstration march and a bomb threat, so the white nationalists decided to meet secretly instead. They slipped past police officers and protesters into a hotel in downtown Memphis. …

White Nationalism

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

By the time it crashed, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 would have been just about ready to land. Beverage carts stowed, seat backs upright, tray tables locked. The 29 people on board would have just heard the engines change pitch and felt the nose dip slightly, seat belts tugging at their …

J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Three New Books About Hogwarts

*Still holds out hope for that dang encyclopedia.*

Books

M.I.A. - Bird Song (Diplo Remix/Audio)

Diplo

Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Schools Stephen Colbert

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made a quick stop at <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i> to go “en garde” with the host himself before she flew off to …

Lizzie Borden: Why a 19th-Century Axe Murder Still Fascinates Us

It didn’t take long after Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother for the public to start obsessing over the case. Newspaper …

This Smithsonian scientist’s death was a mystery; 150 years later, his skeleton helped solve it

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The last anyone heard of Robert Kennicott was his cheerful hum as he strolled into the Alaskan wilderness early on the morning of May 13, 1866.<p>It was good to hear the scientist sing. It had been a long and punishing winter …

Smithsonian

Inside the 2016 Man Booker Longlist

The authors in the running for Britain's most prestigious literary award include three debut novelists.<p>On Wednesday morning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced its 2016 “dozen,” a longlist of 13 authors vying for the prestigious literary award. The £50,000 prize is open to authors of any …

50 Best Albums of 2015

50<p>Bomba Estéreo, ‘Amanecer’<p>Colombian electro-cumbia duo Bomba Estéreo ramp up the bass tenfold on their major label debut, delivering an …

The World's Best-Designed Hotels 2015

This stately barrier-island resort has hosted a few <i>Downton Abbey</i>-themed weekends, and no wonder: Even if the exterior of the main building is …

10 Benefits of Green Smoothies

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

the top destinations of 2013, part 3

We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best 'Value for money' destination). More than 3000 people responded, and the results are now in.<p>In this post we look at the …

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