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Montana had the highest suicide rate in the country. Then budget cuts hit.

U.S. news<p>WOLF POINT, Mont. — Mourners in this small town in northeast Montana, where a strip of appliance shops and bars are dwarfed by vast ranches, packed into a church this month to pray for Michael Lee.<p>A week earlier, Michael, a 13-year-old who dreamed of playing for the NFL, had killed himself …

Mental Health

In Defending Trump, Is Giuliani a Shrewd Tactician or ‘Untethered’?

The man identified these days as President Trump’s lawyer seems vaguely familiar. It’s in the way he feigns genuine laughter. How he clasps his hands. How he widens his eyes, as if he’s just been handed a birthday cake with a firecracker for a candle.<p>He is, of course, Rudolph W. Giuliani, whose …

Donald Trump

Good Riddance to the Red Delicious, an Apple That Sucks

The Red Delicious is no longer the dominant apple in American orchards, the U.S. Apple Association said last week, after lasting five decades in the …

Stormy Daniels Isn’t Backing Down

BY THE TIME I knock on the door of Stormy Daniels’s room at the Roger Smith Hotel, a drab brown-brick tower in east midtown, she’s been holed up in New York for 24 hours, waiting to talk to prosecutors in the criminal investigation into President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Lately, if …

Fashion Shows

5 reasons why 3 STDs are roaring back in America

The CDC found spikes in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia — again.<p>We don’t talk much about chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis, in part because it can seem like they’re not big health issues anymore. But it turns out more and more Americans may be quietly suffering from these once nearly …

Public Health

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

Paisley Park, Prince’s Lonely Palace

Six months after Prince’s death, his estate opened to the public. But without its owner it feels like a husk.<p>In 1984, Prince recorded a song called “Paisley Park,” for his seventh record, “Around the World in a Day.” Its lyrics imagine a kind of utopia:<p>There is a park that is known<br>For the face it …

Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Payment to End Deal for Her Silence

The pornographic film actress who says she had an affair with President Trump offered on Monday to return $130,000 she received from Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer in 2016 for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.<p>In exchange, the actress, Stephanie Clifford, seeks an end to her deal to …

Stormy Daniels

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Northern Canada

Watch the S.N.L. Trump Sketch That Broke the Premise of S.N.L.

Jessica Chastain, Kate McKinnon, and the rest abandoned their characters.<p>Midway through the <b>Jessica Chastain</b>-hosted episode of <i>S.N.L.,</i> the actress came out in character and wig as a fictional game show host named Veronica Elders. “Veronica” posed questions about the many outrageous misdeeds—both real …

Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.<p>The toddler had a history of fiddling with the stove in the kitchen of his family’s …

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia - The Secret History of Trollkind

From Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation comes a graphic novel with further adventures for teenage Jim Lake, Jr., and the trolls from …

Protest in St. Louis Turns Violent: Pictures

40-year campaign to exhume baby's body produces empty coffin

Lydia Reid believed that the remains of her son Gary, who died at the age of seven days, were missing. She has been proved correct<p>A mother who campaigned for more than 40 years to find out what happened to her dead baby’s remains has found out his coffin was buried without a body inside.<p>Lydia Reid, …

Police: 2 workers killed by toxic fumes at power plant

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) — State police say two contractors died after inhaling toxic fumes that also injured several other workers in an underground …

The Tom and Jerry Story

<i>Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.</i><p>In 1939, producer …

These Disney-inspired prints are positively enchanting

Your favorite Disney classics have gotten a makeover – and for once, we're not talking about live-action remakes.<p>No, we're talking about a stunning …

Alice In Wonderland

Here Is the Trump Transition Team's Big Plan for NASA

Establishing a permanent presence on the moon, for one.<p>If you feel like NASA's been in limbo lately, you're not alone.<p>"NASA has been kind of stuck for much of the last decade," says Jack Burns, who serves as a member of President Trump's NASA transition team. "After the shuttle stopped flying, …

In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism

If you were a kid with a television in the mid-1990s, or you were raising one, Bill Nye probably needs no introduction. A theme song should do it. That's because <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy</i> was appointment-viewing for kids back then — the highlight of science class for grade school students.<p>Since his …

Critical Thinking

Tony Romo’s retirement cost the Texans the chance to play the Patriots in season opener

The quarterback’s decision to join the broadcast booth had big implications in the NFL’s schedule.<p>The NFL released its schedule for the 2017 season on Thursday evening, and apparently the Houston Texans missed out on playing the Patriots in the NFL Kickoff Game — all thanks to Tony Romo.<p>This …

On Smurf Turf: Remembering the Snorks

In 1958, Belgian artist Pierre Culliford, who went by the name Peyo, illustrated a comic in the magazine <i>Spirou</i> that featured a diminutive supporting …

Non-violence

Doh! What budding animators can learn from The Simpsons at 30

With an impressive 28 seasons under its belt, and a 29th and 30th run recently commissioned, The Simpsons is an incredible example of primetime …

Steve Jobs’ custom Apple I and other historic machines are on display at Seattle museum

Long before the iPhone or even the Mac, Apple was a handful of people working in an industry that was only just beginning to take the idea of personal computing seriously. In the earliest days of those early days, Steves Wozniak and Jobs made their first device together: the Apple I. Few of these …

How Prince Concealed His Addiction: Aspirin Bottles of Opiates

At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizable amount” of narcotic painkillers for which he did not have prescriptions, including some hidden in over-the-counter vitamin and aspirin bottles and others issued in the name of a …

This Family Feud Episode From 1983 Features The Cast Of Batman Vs. The Castaways From Gilligan's Island

Remember when TV shows featured awesome crossover episodes that brought characters from different shows together in fun and funny ways?<p>These cool TV …

Commissioner Starts to Press Cleveland Indians About Logo

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians returned home to Progressive Field on Tuesday for the first time since an agonizing Game 7 defeat to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. They raised the 2016 American League pennant and handed out rings before the focus turned back to the current season.<p>It is a …

The science behind why your shoelace knot is doomed to fail

No matter how tight you tug, it feels like some shoelaces are doomed to come untied.<p>Fret no longer, as new research from the University of …

Venezuela calls Peru's president a 'coward' and a 'dog' subservient to US

Comments by Venezuela’s foreign minister come after Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski called Venezuela ‘a big problem’ during a US speech<p>Venezuela’s leftist government has called the Peruvian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a “coward” and “dog” servile to the United States for his …