Henri Matisse, 1899
What would it mean to try to see the entire southwest border at once?
Now that single people are such a big share of the population, maybe social scientists will stop ignoring them.
Living Planet Index shows vertebrate populations are set to decline by 67% on 1970 levels unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact
Amazon’s internal market research identified the US market capable of supporting up to 2,000 Amazon Fresh-branded grocery stores.
Two researchers set out to find out why some people might be better at achieving goals than others. The answer, they found, could lie in implicit beliefs.
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A Retro Chick database would not be complete with out adding Hot Lips Houlihan (Loretta Swit). Who hosts this monstrous meta blog post. This issue also celebrates Halloween and space out science
Having too strong a company culture can actually hurt your company
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March 1943. “Freight operations on the Chicago & North Western between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The train going through Clinton to the yard two miles beyond.” Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.
Jim Allison has always gone his own way—as a small-town-Texas kid who preferred books to football, and as a young scientist who believed the immune system could treat tumors when few others did. And that irreverence led him to find a potential cure for cancer.
FCAB railway crossing the 35 kilometers (22 mi) long route over the west side of the Ascotán salt flat, southwestern Bolivia. The train covers the route Antofagasta – Calama – Ollagüe – Uyuni – La Paz, from 0 metres over the sea level in the coastal city of Antofagasta to over 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) in the area where the picture was taken (exactly in Collahuasi) and has a total length of 1,537 km (955 mi). The locomotives have engines EMD GT22CU-3 2406, Clyde GL26C-2 2009 and Clyde GL26C-2 2004 whereas th
The country makes an ideal test case for the proposals that have become a centerpiece of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.
What havoc “a little squib” can cause! Seven decades ago, George Orwell’s Animal Farm was published in the United States. Its publication launch was August 26, 1946, almost exactly a year after its appearance in England. Subtitled “A Fairy Story,” the “little squib”—Orwell’s modest term for the book when he wrote the Russian émigré scholar Gleb Struve—was only thirty thousand words, a brilliantly original hybrid of Aesopian fable, Menippean satire, and historical allegory.
Argentine ants have invaded every continent in just one century. Can they be stopped?
When I began to research the J.C. Brown mystery, I suspected that if any element of Brown’s story was true, there might be something in the historical record–or prehistoric lore of the region–that could help validate his claims.
Marijuana contains roughly 400 compounds, each of which is thought to potentially affect the brain and body in a different way.
Rueben Nsemoh knew only a few words of Spanish — until a head injury made him fluent.
Always text back promptly, even if it’s to let someone down gently. The worst thing you can possibly to do someone is leave them hanging so they can torture themselves with worst case scenari…
We all see familiar buildings in our neighbourhoods change over the years, but what if you photographed them from the exact same spot, documenting them over a time span of over four decades? That’s exactly what Chilean-born photographer Camilo José Vergara did. Focusing on the poorest and most segre
Drinking alcohol mixed with highly caffeinated beverages could have lasting effects on the teenage brain. It’s a lot like doing cocaine.
A man who lived 5,300 years ago wore a mix-and-match wardrobe, including a bear fur hat, a sheepskin loincloth and a goat coat, DNA shows.
Museum curators have identified a sea creature whose remains were recently located on New Zealand’s Waitarere Beach.
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About $40 million has been raised for marijuana measures this year, with the majority going in support of legalization.
Alt-right founder Richard Spencer aims to make racism cool again.
A brief trip to a remote part of Russia, Kamchatka, which is a peninsula that dangles down near Siberia, and is full of bears, volcanoes and funny people.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently announced a $3 billion effort to cure all disease during the lifetime of their daughter, Max. Earlier this year, Silicon Valley billionaire Sean
“I keep getting a recorded message that says, ‘You just kinda wasted my precious time, but don’t think twice it’s all right.’ ”
Learn how to use statistics to understand the significance of the latest political polling results and to keep yourself from being duped by misleading information
Were they ever missing at all?
We’re under attack by a powerful enemy—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.
Are we ready to view our own wars without clear winners or losers?
“When a man is plunged up to his neck into the caldron of war,” Vasily Grossman writes in “Life and Fate,” his epic novel of the Russian experience during World War II, “he is quite unable to look at his life and understand anything; he needs to take a step back. Then, like someone who has just reached the bank of a river, he can look round: Was he really, only a moment ago, in the midst of those swirling waters?”