Authorities didn’t know what they were running toward—or what they might have been running from.
Source: ‘Bizarre as Hell’: The Disappearance of the Yuba County Five
New marvelous portraits by Kai Böttcher, multi-talented photographer and digital artist, who currently studies Virtual Design at Kaiserslautern, Germany. Kai shoots gorgeous beauty and lifestyle portraits with great colors, incredible bokeh, amazing tones and lights. Pretty awesome! “People o
Source: Marvelous Female Portrait Photography by Kai Böttcher
She holds a scythe in her right hand—or in some cases, the scales of justice. In her left, she holds the world.
Source: The Narco Saint | Ann Neumann
Key to Fred Rogers’ approach was the idea that a healthy child should be allowed to play, feel, and inhabit a Land of Make-Believe.
Source: Long Live Mister Rogers’ Quiet Revolution | JSTOR Daily
As the list of endangered animals worldwide grows longer, society may soon be faced with an impossible decision: which ones to take off life support.
Source: Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out?
As I emerged from alcoholism, I had to face down a terrifying question.
Source: Does Recovery Kill Great Writing?
Fake news, white supremacists, military parades, Mueller, McCabe, Comey. As Republicans in the United States Congress bow to President Donald Trump, there are echoes of pre-World War II Germany, Adolf Hitler, the good Germans and the Third Reich.
Source: As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself
Inside Germany’s high-stakes operation to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders
Source: The Refugee Detectives
Could extreme winter storms in the United States be driven by conditions in the Arctic?
Source: Bomb Cyclones, Nor’easters, and the Messy Relationship Between Weather and Climate
American corporate power has never been stronger. It’s not just the Trump administration’s crusade to gut government regulation; the federal courts have increasingly been granting corporations liberty rights once held only by individuals. In his new book, We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, UCLA constitutional law professor Adam Winkler traces the history of how corporate America has successfully waged a civil rights movement on its own behalf since the country’s earliest…
Source: New book unmasks hidden history of how US corporations gained legal personhood that trumps your rights
The Voice of Silence, 1928 – René Magritte
Back-and-forth exchanges build the brain’s language center and verbal ability
Source: Talking with—Not Just to—Kids Powers How They Learn Language
There’s a decent chance your doctor didn’t study biology, chemistry, or any other science when they first got to college.
Source: A surprising number of doctors were undergrad English majors — and it’s not just about GPA
Researchers reveal how FoxO proteins are important for joint health, and how increasing the levels of these proteins could prevent or treat osteoarthritis.
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The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.
Source: Stephen Shore’s MoMA Survey Shows a Restless Reformer as a Master of Photography
A new study suggests that early humans mated with the mysterious Denisovans in two separate waves.
Source: A Twist in Our Sexual Encounters With Other Ancient Humans
Before Americans turned to Buddhism for life hacks, they treated it like a dangerous cult.
Source: Modern mindfulness is rooted in a racist history
How Stephen Hawking used his recognition to highlight challenges and existential threats for humanity.
Source: Hawking’s warnings: What he predicted about the future
Discoveries in eastern Africa shed new light on the often murky story of when our ancestors first started acting like modern humans — and why environmental change was a key factor.
Source: Evolve or die: Why our human ancestors learned to be social more than 320,000 years ago
Tatiana Mertsalova a.k.a. notename is a talented 26-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher and educator currently based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Tatiana graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Service and Economics in 2014. Mertsalova focuses on portraiture, she shoots marvelous
Source: “From Russia With Love”: NSFW & Beauty Female Photography By Tatiana Mertsalova
In a new, detailed international comparison, the United States looks a lot more like its peers than researchers expected.
Source: Why Is U.S. Health Care So Expensive? Some of the Reasons You’ve Heard Turn Out to Be Myths
Scientists are trying to develop drugs to counteract an “undruggable” genetic variant that’s responsible for about 30 percent of all cancer cases. It’s high risk — high reward research.
Source: The 30-Year Quest To Tame The ‘Wily’ Cancer Gene
25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.
Source: Opinion | Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned
A new project from Northeastern University traces the journeys of 80 women who attempted to escape Europe and find new lives in America during World War II
Source: The Forgotten Women Scientists Who Fled the Holocaust for the United States
You’re not doing yourself any favors if you’re in the 26 percent of American adults who haven’t read even part of a book within the last year.
Source: Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science
From former CIA directors to journalists, it’s now popular in Washington to say the “Nuremberg defense” is legitimate if used on behalf of Gina Haspel.
Source: Washington Breaks Out the “Just Following Orders” Nazi Defense for CIA Director-Designate Gina Haspel
They formed the basis of the so-called Doctrine of Discovery, which shapes U.S. Indian policy to this day and haunts Indians’ well-being, the group says.
Source: American Indian teens head to Vatican, hoping to overturn historic papal decrees
Easter Island’s demise is a lesson for the world.
Source: Opinion | A Parable of Self-Destruction