- Thanksgiving | [a few nice articles]
- White House says true cost of opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504bn
- It’s the Kultur, Stupid | by Timothy Garton Ash [German populism]
- lots of goodies here
- Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change
- How to Tell If You’re a Jerk
- Kate’s Still Here
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
New study puts cost at more than six times previous estimate, factoring in illicit opiods like heroin as well as prescription drugs
In a poll shown on German television on election night, 95 percent of Alternative für Deutschland voters said they were very worried that “we are experiencing a loss of German culture and language,” 94 percent that “our life in Germany will change too much,” and 92 percent that “the influence of Islam in Germany will become too strong.” Feeding this politics of cultural despair is a milieu of writers, media, and books whose arguments and vocabulary connect back to themes of an earlier German right-wing culture in the first half of the twentieth century. This is a new German right with distinct echoes of the old.
Dana Nuccitelli: After months of intense hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, a survey finds a record number of Americans worried about climate change
Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, am I a jerk? It seems like a reasonable question.…
Source: How to Tell If You’re a Jerk
Deloy Oberlin didn’t know how much time his wife had left, but he knew he wanted to spend their final days fulfilling her last wish.
Source: Kate’s Still Here
“Five years from now, we won’t be debating whether ‘e-tailers’ are taking share from brick-and-mortar retailers, because they are all the same.”
“The strangest tomb in America, if not in the world, is that which rest the remains of Lon Dorsa in Nevada, Mo. It is so constructed that the widow can look upon her deceased husband at will.”
Five years after Superstorm Sandy, we see how disadvantaged social groups suffered more from the storm before and after – much as we’re seeing in Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.
Source: The Serial-Killer Detector
A new study in Heliyon suggests that Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer in Spain than we thought
Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia — what is now Spain — long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research published in Heliyon.
It’s a bleak finding, but other research suggests adolescent hyper-connectedness isn’t all bad.
An Argentinean artist goes by the pseudonym of Al Margen. This artist reveals the worst sides of our society, making us stop and think about it.
Monuments don’t get much more metal than these three giant viking swords planted in a Nordic hill.
Why does the US have so many mass shootings. A criminologist turned to data science for an answer, comparing the US with 170 other countries. #
Not that he’s sweating it: “I’m not interested in playing the wizened Jedi in your tentpole.”
We live in extraordinary times. The largest animals ever to have lived on Earth happen to be alive today. Blue whales are larger than any mastodon, dinosaur, or mega-toothed shark ever was.
Shorpy Vintage HD Photo Archive
Can the active cannabinoids in cannabis be an effective treatment for itchy and painful psoriasis? We look at the evidence in this article.
We can’t guarantee these are ethical.
Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in both the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking’s harmful effects. Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy season or at any other time?
Let Alexa do your ordering, and tell you a Thanksgiving joke.
Over many centuries, hundreds of ships sank along what is now the coast of Israel. Report from a cruise on a replica of the oldest found so far
The tintype image was purchased for $10 but might be worth millions
A rare peek in vivid Kodachrome, filmed the day the camp was closing down
[At the recently concluded 2017 General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, American bishops unanimously approved pursuing the cause for canonization of Nicholas William B…
At Prospect Hill in Mississippi, people came from as far as Liberia for an unlikely gathering that led to a scene of visible emotion – with ‘a lot to talk about’
A new series of books from the University of Nebraska Press seeks to define the Great Plains, a region that encompasses million or so square miles.
Archaeologists’ study appears to confirm theory rooted in ancient texts that the Essenes, a strictly socialist Jewish sect, settled the area some 2,200 years ago
Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’
By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness
On paper, there’s next to nothing we can learn from squirrels. Barring an appetite for nuts, there seems to be precious little we have in common – but it’s this sense of difference which may offer an unlikely lifeline to stroke patients.
In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, we’ve curated a list of new and old favorites for every reader to revisit again and again.
Hidden for centuries.