The pandemic leads to another summer of anger

Though quieter in the United States than a year ago, this month has seen a dramatic spasm of protest in other parts of the world.

Chevron Q2 FactSet EPS consensus $1.59

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The Takeout": Dr. Leana Wen calls CDC messaging "frankly, very poor"

"The concern is not with the vaccinated. The concern is that the unvaccinated are masquerading as the vaccinated," Wen said.

10 things in tech: Nikola founder charges — Uber vax mandate

Summary List PlacementGood morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go – click here for iOS and here for...

Today's mortgage and refinance rates: July 30, 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List PlacementSome mortgage and refinance rates are up since last Thursday, but the increases aren't drastic. Some rates are down since last month, and...

In A Divided America, Every One Of Nation’s Top 25 Universities Now Requiring Students To Be Vaccinated

With the new academic year beginning soon, all of the institutions ranked among the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report are requiring their students to be vaccinated. But many public...

Will Larry Elder Replace Governor Newsom In California’s Recall Election?

Here’s why Larry Elder, a popular talk radio host, could well become the next governor of California, a very troubled state.

UK lawmakers say conditions for Channel migrants 'shocking'

British lawmakers say they found “shocking conditions” at a facility for people arriving in England on small boats

Wayfair stock price target cut to $285 from $320 at Wells Fargo

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The Ascent': How Long to Beat and Full Quest List

With multiple side quests and optional areas to explore, "The Ascent's" length can vary greatly for different players. Here is a list of every mission in the game.

Moscow cancels glove-wearing requirement as COVID-19 situation improves

Moscow on Friday abolished a widely-flouted requirement for people to wear gloves in public places and shops as daily coronavirus cases in the Russian capital stayed below 4,000, down from over...

NYC Is More Addicted To Fossil Fuels Than Ever. Now It May Make Solar Harder To Build

First, a loophole let fossil fuels eat up funding meant for community solar. Now proposed new fire codes pose new challenges for rooftop panels.

Asian nations impose stricter COVID-19 restrictions due to Delta outbreaks

Detected in some 96 countries, the Delta variant, first identified in India, has become a concern globally, prompting even countries with advanced vaccination programmes such as the United States,...

The Internet Is Just Discovering That Game Boys Had Cameras and Printers

A viral video has shown the vintage console accessories, but some have been left confused by their existence.

Nancy Pelosi Calling Kevin McCarthy a Moron Was Only the Second Best Thing She Did This Week

The speaker is in the House.

International court drops Simone Gbagbo arrest warrant

The International Criminal Court has withdrawn its arrest warrant for the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo

Khachanov advances to gold-medal match in Olympic tennis

Karen Khachanov is into the gold-medal match in tennis at the Tokyo Olympics.

Scarlett Johansson Is Taking Disney to Court Over Same-Day Video Streaming

The actor says premiering "Black Widow" on Disney+ cheated her out of payments based on box-office sales.

First Evacuation Flight Brings 221 Afghans Who Helped The Troops To U.S

“I want to thank these brave Afghans for standing with the United States, and today, I am proud to say to them: ‘Welcome home,'" Biden said.

Disney Removed a Racist Character From Its Parks. Why Are They Still in Jungle Cruise?

The company is stuck between servicing nostalgic fans and audiences who want to live in the present.

This Drug's New Indication in China Will Be a Boost to AstraZeneca

The new approval to treat a form of lung cancer will be pivotal to dominating a massive market.

Haughey wins 2nd Olympic swimming medal for Hong Kong

Siobhán Haughey had already made history at the Tokyo Olympics. Then she went out and burnished her legacy in the pool.

Palestinian man shot dead in violent clashes as 12-year old boy, also killed by Israeli...

A Palestinian man has died after being shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, during large clashes that broke out during the funeral of a 12-year...

San Sebastian Preps Javier Bardem, Alejandro Amenábar, Carlos Saura World Premieres

Fernando León de Aranoa’s “The Good Boss,” starring Javier Bardem, Alejandro Amenábar’s first drama series “La Fortuna,” and Carlos Saura’s “Rosa Rosae. A Civil War Elegy” head a robust Spanish...

Madison Cawthorn is fundraising to bail out mask rule-breakers

The Capitol Police Department said there is "no reason" anyone should be arrested for refusing to wear a mask

I don't like mowing either but this is pants-on-head stupid, bud [Dumbass]

Japan tests teleporting games and "remote cheering"

Japanese telecom giant NTT is using the Olympics to show off a new generation of technologies that can transport the sporting experience to wherever fans are, instead of making them come to...

The two-shot COVID vaccines require two shots for a good reason: study

Some of the vaccines use new technology, so it is unclear if they'll be as effective if not fully administered

15+ People Who Proved That Thrift Hunting for Accessories Is a Separate Kind of Art

If you think you can find gold and diamond pendants and pearl necklaces only in a jewelry store, you probably haven’t dropped by thrift shops for a while. The heroes of our article found a bunch...

U.S. Crypto Traders Evade Offshore Exchange Bans

Hundreds of Americans are trading risky crypto derivatives on offshore exchanges such as FTX and Binance, according a new report that sheds light on how U.S. traders can easily bypass measures...

Big Oil Is Vulnerable to Climate Change. Literally

Energy companies already faced reputation and legal challenges in the fight against climate change. Now they are grappling with their own exposure to unusual and extreme weather.

Israel to offer third Covid-19 vaccine dose to people over 60

Israel's Prime Minister jas announced a program to roll out a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine to people over the age of 60, becoming one of the first countries in the world to make such a move.

Hong Kong protester gets 9 years in first case under new security law

Tong Ying-kit's case sets a precedent for the cases of more than 60 other pro-democracy activists who have been arrested since the law took effect.

NASA and Boeing delay Starliner ISS launch

The Boeing Starliner's trip to the International Space Station has hit another hurdle. The craft was scheduled for a second uncrewed test flight to the ISS today, July 30th, after its first...

Noah Cyrus, PJ Harding Share Live Studio Performance of ‘Cannonball’

The song appears on their collaborative EP People Don't Change

In defense of the mushroom: here's why all your fungi fears are actually wrong

Mushrooms may be among the most misunderstood living organisms on planet Earth. That's partially due to their exotic, almost alien-like look. It's also partially due to their age-old connection to...

Why does “Turn! Turn! Turn!” equal 241217.524881?

Defending BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields Is Hospitalized After A Bad Crash

Fields, who took gold in BMX racing at the 2016 Olympic Games, came down wrong from a jump and suffered a horrific crash. A Team USA doctor says Fields is stable and awaiting further evaluation.

Esther Dingley: Remains confirmed as those of missing hiker

Esther Dingley disappeared in the Pyrenees mountains in November.

USA swimmer Ryan Murphy sparks war of words over doping after Olympic final

Murphy says 200m backstroke final ‘probably not clean’ Winner Rylov of ROC: ‘Ryan didn’t accuse me of anything’A storm broke out at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Friday morning when Ryan Murphy,...

Canonicalization Attacks Against Macs and Signatures

Sgt. Pepper’s to get new Atmos mix because current version ‘doesn’t sound quite right’

The Beatles seminal Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is set to receive another Dolby Atmos mix, after producer Giles Martin, son of the album’s original producer George Martin, admitted that...

Euro zone economy expands 2% in second quarter, rebounding from recession

The euro zone economy expanded in the second quarter of this year as various governments tiptoed around their economic reopening, preliminary data has shown.

The great mask debate is back. The answer depends on where you live

In grocery stores and pizza joints, main streets and downtowns across the country, pandemic precautions range wildly — from nonexistent to 2020 deja vu.The big picture: As COVID-19 cases surge,...

Was It 'Reasonable' To Ship 81 Million Opioid Pills To This Small West Virginia City?

As a landmark federal opioid trial nears completion, West Virginia communities are demanding $2.5 billion in compensation. Drug firms say they acted responsibly in shipping millions of pills.

Eni becomes latest energy major to raise dividend as prices jump

Italian group’s chief executive says renewable business can mitigate any future oil decline

China's Parents Say For-Profit Tutoring Ban Helps Only the Rich

Many families and experts say Beijing’s education overhaul will help the rich and make the system even more competitive for those who can barely afford it.

Sydney McLaughlin already has a world record at 21. Now she wants Olympic gold

The American placed fifth in the 400m hurdles in Rio, but she’s poised to finish on the podium five years laterGiven its unique demands on technique, endurance, and speed, many consider the 400m...

Netflix Sets Racing Champion Michael Schumacher Documentary

STREAMING “Schumacher,” a documentary on champion German Formula 1 racing driver Michael Schumacher, will stream on Netflix from Sept. 15. The film follows his journey from his humble beginnings...

China Stocks Slip to End Wild Week as Traders Price New Reality

China Stocks Slip to End Wild Week as Traders Price New Reality  BloombergHong Kong's Hang Seng ends Friday lower, posts 5% weekly loss after volatile trade  CNBCRegulators reviewing State...

China Stocks Slip to End Wild Week as Traders Price New Reality

China Stocks Slip to End Wild Week as Traders Price New Reality  BloombergHong Kong's Hang Seng drops more than 1% as tech shares decline; Asia-Pacific markets dip  CNBCBeijing seeks to ease fears...

Amanda Knox blasts Matt Damon flick ‘Stillwater,’ claims it’s cashing in on her wrongful conviction

Amanda Knox blasts Matt Damon flick ‘Stillwater,’ claims it’s cashing in on her wrongful conviction  Fox NewsMatt Damon on playing red-state roughneck in ‘Stillwater’: ‘There’s so much more common...

AP PHOTOS: Olympians in motion from above and below

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic athletes can be enthralling from many angles. Some perspectives say more than others.Like an overhead shot of Chinese divers Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi entering the water....

The Washington Post] U.S. flies 200 Afghan interpreters and family members to Virginia, in first...

The Real-Life Superheroes Rescuing ISIS Sex Slaves

Documentaries can be informative, enlightening, enraging, intriguing, and inspiring—but they are rarely edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. Not so with Sabaya. Detailing the work of a few male and...

Let’s Be Clear: Biden’s Confusing the Shit Out of America

What we have here is failure to communicate.I’m talking about the Biden administration’s tendency to issue confusing statements and then walk them back and clarify what they really meant. One...

Are you ready for the Summer? ♬ Are you ready for the sunshine? ♬ Are you ready to cough &...

Simone Biles Has the Twisties. What Are They, and Why Are They So Dangerous?

“She is doing some of the most difficult skills in the entire world, and if you’re not mentally in a great place, or have the twisties, then that can be a matter or life or death,” says former...

Tesla will pay $1.5 million to settle Model S battery throttling complaints

Back in 2019, Tesla pushed an over-the-air update to its Model S sedans following an incident wherein the vehicle caught fire in a Hong Kong parking lot. As CNBC notes, it said at the time that...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia will reopen to tourists on Sunday

Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday for the first time in 18 months after imposing restrictions at the start of the pandemic to curb the spread of the coronavirus.The...

League of Legends' maker Riot Games to 'double down' in China as gaming growth continues

The U.S.-headquartered game maker announced a new studio in Shanghai on Friday with a focus on developing new games for a global audience.

There can be no European Health Union without intensive care medicine

The EU must tear down bureaucratic barriers that prevents ICU professionals from working across member states and learning from one another, write professors Maurizio Cecconi and Elie Azoulay.

No place in modern New Zealand’: government signals conversion practices ban

Proposed legislation would make it an offence to perform conversion practices on anyone aged under 18

Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting

The first group of Afghan interpreters and others who helped Americans during the war will stay on an Army base in Virginia until they are resettled.

Dan + Shay Head to the Dive Bar in ‘Lying’ Music Video

The song will appear on their upcoming album Good Things

French and Spanish economic growth beats expectations in second quarter

Output expansions mark emergence from historic pandemic-driven downturns

The dark art of contact tracing

"I asked for a world class team of contact tracers." In which Australians The Chaser make lemonade from pandemic lemons.

Hong Kong protester handed nine-year sentence in landmark security law case

Tong Ying-kit, 24, was convicted of inciting secession and terrorism for his part during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in July 2020.

Amazon’s Sales Growth Slows as the Pandemic Shopping Surge Eases

Amazon is one of the few retailers that has prospered during the pandemic

Hong Kong: First person sentenced under security law gets nine years jail

Tong Ying-kit is the first to be convicted under Hong Kong's controversial national security law.

Top Gun: Maverick' Star Lewis Pullman Admits He Puked While Filming Flight Scenes

"Top Gun: Maverick" star Lewis Pullman has a weak stomach ... a plausible explanation/justification for puking his guts out while filming his flight scenes. We got the actor arriving at LAX...

20 Pregnancy Outfits of Royal Moms That Prove How Elegant Maternity Styles Can Be

The phrases “maternity clothes” or “pregnancy clothes” can make many of us think of something shapeless and baggy. But believe it or not, modern maternity outfits can be as elegant and fashionable...

30 Things For People Who'd Rather Cancel Their Flight Than Check A Bag

::smugly rolls bag past checked bag counters, around folks struggling with their bags on trains and ferries, and around other tourists on European cobblestone streets::

MasterPluto: Free one on one mentorship. 100+ Mentors. UX, Dev, Startups.

“ “Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice”—Master Yoda. 🐢 Who are we?👋 Hi hunters! My name is Aryan Indraksh and I love to create products with emotional...

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Superstitious Pigeons

How humans find meaning when they can’t find the answers.Continue reading on Snipette »

From McDonald’s to the Olympics: An Athlete’s Extraordinary Path to Tokyo

It wasn’t easy, but the Olympic athlete fondly remembers working at the fast food restaurant and starting her sporting career.

Why Elite Female Athletes Are Turning Away From Major Sponsors

Smaller brands are working with athletes in different ways, like giving them equity or roles in developing products, and are paying more attention to their personal stories.

Hong Kong Police Investigate Booing of China’s National Anthem During Olympics

It happened after an athlete won the city’s first gold medal.

Pawp combines vet telemedicine and emergency vet funds into a new pet insurance alternative

No one needs to tell you the pace of life is increasing. Whether you're a baby boomer, a Gen Xer, a millennial, or even a Gen Zer, you can feel it. Whether you grew up in the '50s, the '80s, or...

Explainer: Major Ethereum upgrade set to alter supply, fix transaction fees

Explainer: Major Ethereum upgrade set to alter supply, fix transaction fees  ReutersView Full Coverage on Google News

A French woman stole $5.8 million worth of diamonds and replaced them with pebbles in an elaborate heist

Lulu Lakatos was convicted for her role in stealing seven diamonds at London high-end jeweler Boodles and replacing them with pebbles.

Metal Church Frontman Mike Howe's Death Ruled Suicide, Cops Say

Metal Church's late frontman Mike Howe took his own life ... according to the cops who found the rocker's body. A spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept. tells TMZ ... Mike's official...

48 civil rights and advocacy groups join in asking the FTC to ban corporate facial surveillance...

The open letter uses Amazon as a case study to argue that corporate surveillance technologies cause immense harm and fall under the FTC's authority to ban.

Biggest Winners and Losers from 2021 NBA Draft Day

Judging an NBA draft—not to mention the wheeling and dealing done throughout the day itself—is a process that takes years to fairly complete. Lucky for us, that process begins now...

RaiQuan Gray's NBA Draft Scouting Report and Nets' Updated Roster

RaiQuan Gray parlayed a breakout junior season at Florida State into becoming the No. 59 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft by the Brooklyn Nets ...

The war has changed."

Internal CDC document urges new messaging, warns delta infections likely more severe (WaPo) The delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and...

This is why extroverts can suck at networking and how they can be better

Networking depends on being competent rather than confident, methodical rather than impulsive or interpersonally assertive, and interested in others rather than being interesting to others. But...

Can You Match The Office Quote to the Correct Character?

“Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.”

What Streaming Service Offers The Best Options This Weekend?

'Jungle Cruise' and 'Outer Banks' take you on vacations this weekend, and so much more. Get the most for your streaming buck this weekend.

Photos of the Week: Wooden Troll, Violin Boat, River Mary

Scenes from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, body painting in New York City, wildfires in Turkey and Russia, a tiger cub in Indonesia, a spacecraft in Earth orbit, migrants crossing the Mediterranean,...

As Afghan interpreters arrive in the U.S., State eyes more flights in August

The 200 Afghans who arrived Friday are part of a first tranche of roughly 700 applicants in the final stages of the process to relocate to the United States over the next few weeks.

Off-duty Border Patrol agent intervenes, helps foil attempted carjacking of a pastor's vehicle

An off-duty Border Patrol agent and a private citizen recently stopped the attempted carjacking of a pastor's vehicle, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.CBP reported that while...

How Biden’s sherpa, Steve Ricchetti, scored the big deal

Senators say the president’s top aide was critical in the close of negotiations. Now, he just needs to clear several more major hurdles.

AMD’s new Radeon RX 6600 XT offers 1080p RDNA 2 gaming for $379

AMD has a new entry-level RX 6000-series GPU: the $379 RX 6600 XT, which is still based on the same RDNA 2 architecture as its beefier cousins, but it offers a more wallet-friendly price point....

New alarms over the Delta variant as L.A.'s coronavirus surge worsens

Public health experts are hoping L.A. County's reinstated requirement that people wear masks in indoor public places can help slow the spread.

Snapchat says a technical issue has impacted some users after ~125K users reported problems on...

AG Merrick Garland threatens legal action if Texas Gov. Abbott does not rescind executive order...

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday threatened legal action if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) does not rescind an executive order that Garland characterized as "both dangerous and...

The Best Sunglasses For Sport, Sweat, and Instant Style

You only get two eyes in this lifetime, so it’s important to keep ‘em as healthy and stylish as possible. On those supremely bright and sunny days, that means putting on a pair of trendy...

What I’ve Learned In A Year On Substack

This thing is for real. The incentives are right. And the community is the key.Continue reading on Medium »

Shasta County D.A. considers PG&E 'criminally liable' for deadly Zogg fire; no charges filed yet

Shasta County's top prosecutor has decided Pacific Gas & Electric is "criminally liable" for its role in sparking the Zogg fire, which killed four people, destroyed more than 200 homes and burned...

12 Best Couches & Sofas That Look As Good As They Feel (According To Reviews)

Buying a couch is a commitment, and so many smaller decisions factor into the purchase. You've got your four styles (patio, traditional, sectional, and loveseat), five common fabrics (leather,...

How Biden Got the Infrastructure Deal Trump Couldn’t

The early success of the deal vindicated the president’s faith in bipartisanship. If he can keep it on track, it will help affirm the rationale for his presidency.

Cannabis Completely Transformed My Sex Life, And I Am Not Alone In That

From how cannabis interacts with your body, to exploring the medical studies that have been done, to how users incorporate cannabis into their sex lives and why...let's discuss it all!

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The Coolest and Craziest Looks from the 2021 NBA Draft

The draft suit has gone fully turbo.

Lady Gaga And Adam Driver Do Their Best Italian Accents In The Trailer For ‘House Of Gucci’

Gaga finally follows up 'A Star is Born' in the first of two films from Ridley Scott due before the end of the year.

Divided states of america: texas gov. abbott issues executive order prohibiting cities from...

Cade Cunningham Unmotivated After Zero Teams Pass On Him In NBA Draft

BROOKLYN—Shrugging and deciding it would be nice to get some ice cream right now instead of vowing to destroy rival players, former Oklahoma State point guard Cade Cunningham was reportedly...

Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed warship

The fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard marked the maritime branch's worst warship blaze outside of combat in recent memory. The amphibious assault ship burned for more than four days. Estimates to...

Officers Who Defended The Capitol On Jan. 6 Don’t Have Faith That Congress' New Investigation...

“We’ve seen it all before,” one officer told BuzzFeed News this week.

Partisan attacks over mask mandates, vaccines underscore deep divide over COVID

Roughly 2.7 million civilians working for the federal government now have a big choice to make about COVID-19 shots as President Joe Biden moves to require federal workers get vaccinated or face...

How DaBaby's Homophobic Comments at Rolling Loud Set Off a Firestorm

The rapper's remarks during his performance last weekend are still reverberating.

Quinn Brett Is the First Adaptive Cyclist to Complete the Tour Divide

The former pro climber became paraplegic after a bad fall on El Cap. Now she wants to raise awareness for how accessible the outdoors can be. The post Quinn Brett Is the First Adaptive Cyclist to...

Scarlett Johansson Files Lawsuit Against Disney Over 'Black Widow' Release

Politics Podcast: What Americans Think About Vaccines, Masks And Shutdowns As Covid Cases Spike

The number of covid cases in the U.S. is surging, largely due to the Delta variant. Earlier this summer there were 10-15,000 reported cases per day, but that number is now up to 60,000 and rising....

The Dam Is Breaking on Vaccine Mandates

Hopes for a “normal” fall have been dashed by variants and low vaccine uptake. Businesses and the White House think requiring shots can turn things around.

How to Find Childcare When Everything Is Booked Solid

School is about to start up again, which means that, once again, working families have to scramble to find childcare to fill the gap between school hours and work hours. But this year is looking...

Are Sumo Deadlifts Cheating?

A deadlift, in which you grab a barbell from the ground and stand up with it, is both one of the simplest barbell lifts and one of the heaviest. But what happens if you do the lift with your feet...

What It's Like to Be a Water Judge

Sitting onstage at the Country Inn of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, I, once again, felt a bit puzzled by the crowd gathering in the event space. Who knew that water judging was a spectator...

Rick Astley Rolls Into A Billion YouTube Views

The song, released 34 years ago this week, found new popularity with the rise of Rickrolling, an internet prank where people are tricked into clicking on a hyperlink that leads to the video.

Simone Biles Doesn’t Need to Look Invincible

Simone Biles was expected to be the story of the Tokyo Olympics because of her long series of jaw-dropping performances up to now. Instead, she’s become the story of these Olympics because she’s...

These Photos Of The 1964 Tokyo Olympics Are Just Super Fun

Over 50 years ago, Tokyo hosted its first modern Olympics. It looked very different from the games today!

Tumanyan Matchbox Label Museum in Tumanyan, Armenia

While a handful of museums exist dedicated to matchboxes, the only museum in the world dedicated to the labels of matchboxes is located in the small town of Tumanyan, halfway between Yerevan and...

MTV Turns 40

Simone Biles and the Unprecedented Olympic Pressure

The Tokyo Games has taken a unique psychological toll on all of the athletes.

Act on Climate Emergency Now to Prevent Millions of Deaths, Study Shows

The human toll of carbon emissions will vastly magnify climate change’s economic costs-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Infrastructure Deal Whittles Down Climate Spending

President Joe Biden speaks at Mack Truck Lehigh Valley Operations on July 28, 2021 in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

What’s in the new infrastructure bill

The bill would genuinely impact many people’s lives. Not many people wake up thrilled at the possibility of a federal bill on infrastructure. But news of a $1 trillion infrastructure agreement...

When Comic Books Sold Live Monkeys

Kids thought they were buying an adorable little pet when they ordered a monkey from their favorite comic book. What they got was a wild animal that pooped everywhere and attacked their mothers'...

8 home decor upgrades that are easy and affordable

From peel-and-stick wallpaper to a modular bookcase that grows with you. I love the blank slate of a new apartment, but as a renter there are two major rules when redecorating. First: The...

Bugging Out

The industry that fights bed bugs is growing, but the only real winners are the pests themselves.

Is Merrick Garland letting Trump’s people off the hook?

The debate over the attorney general’s reckoning with Trump’s legacy, explained. Trump critics’ anxiety over Attorney General Merrick Garland is mounting. The former federal judge has promised to...

This Property Contract Sheds New Light on James Smithson's Gift to the Smithsonian

The 1787 Hungerford Deed, donated to the Smithsonian in 2019, offers a glimpse into the family dynamics that shaped the founder's decision

Smell You Later: The Weird Science of How Sweat Attracts

Smell is often dismissed as the least important sense. But it’s the funk that draws us together.

Inside the Decision-Making of a Tour de France Team

Israel Start-Up Nation’s physiologist Paulo Saldhana explains the data—and the feelings—that determine who attacks when in a cycling race The post Inside the Decision-Making of a Tour de France...

CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under Trump

Records released by the Department of Justice provide new details about Trump’s campaign against whistleblowers and leakers. The post CIA Drove Spike in Media Leak Investigation Requests Under...

GOP Could Retake the House in 2022 Just by Gerrymandering Four Southern States

Before Georgia voted for Joe Biden, the biggest upset in recent state politics came when Democrat Lucy McBath became the first Black person to represent Newt Gingrich’s former congressional...

What’s the True Cost of Shipping All Your Junk Across the Ocean?

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Take a look around your home and you’ll likely find plenty of goods that traveled by...

How An Olympic Climber Manages Her Anxiety To Get In The Zone

Sport climbers have a lot to worry about during competition: the difficulty of the climb, the risk of falling, the distractions from spectators and the speed of their opponent. But Olympic climber...

Why businesses use so much jargon

The reasons behind management gobbledygook

This Sponge Fossil May Be the Earliest Record of Animal Life

The 890-million-year-old relic predates periods of extreme cold and the planet’s second oxygenation spike

House’s Resolve to Curb Surveillance State Faces Biggest Test Since Trump Presidency

The House is set to vote this week on a measure to rein in extrajudicial searches of Americans’ private communications under Section 702 of FISA. The post House’s Resolve to Curb Surveillance...

China’s techlash gains steam. Again

Online-education firms will not be the last victims