Mar. 12th, 2017

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The Real American Pie

Physicists design a device inspired by sonic screwdriver

The Unsung Delight of a Well-Designed Endpaper

Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time

A chronology of early nonbinary pronouns (Absolutely fascinating!)

10 Trailblazing U.S. Law Women

The Day St. Louis Went From Spanish to French to American in Just 24 Hours

Sensory links between autism and synesthesia pinpointed

Welcome to Pleistocene Park

The curious case of whistled languages and their lack of left-brain dominance

Rabbit hole leads to 700-year-old secret Knights Templar cave network (OMGWTF)

Google's Algorithm Is Lying to You About Caramelized Onions and Blaming Me for It

Sneaky beetles evolved disguise to look like ants, then eat them

What Happens When an Archaeologist Challenges Mainstream Scientific Thinking?

Going underground: inside the world of the mole-catchers

The Making of a Mexican-American Dream

Found: Thousands of Man-Made Minerals—Another Argument for the Anthropocene

Pollens Found in Grave of Bronze Age Woman Paint Picture of Bygone Scotland

On the eve of the Civil War, a nightmare at sea turned into one of the greatest rescues in maritime history. More than a century later, a rookie treasure hunter went looking for the lost ship—and found a different kind of ruin.

This Is Your Brain on Poverty

AI figured out the word people text when their suicide risk is high

The Horrible Fate of John Casor, The First Black Man to be Declared Slave for Life in America

Strangers in a Cruel Land

A Man and a Woman Switched Names at Work, and Predictable Awfulness Ensued

Looking at How Abortion Restrictions Endanger Women’s Lives

I was a Marine. I can’t be silent about the sexual harassment I faced anymore.

Where did the money go? How Greece fumbled the refugee crisis

Laziness isn’t why people are poor. And iPhones aren’t why they lack health care.

Liberia asks as UN leaves: Who will pursue war's atrocities?
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Also... has the Washington Post always had a banner on its articles saying "Democracy Dies in Darkness?"


In Big Win For Big Cats, China Approves National Park Larger Than Yellowstone

Making Athens Great Again

Church cops? Congregation eyes its own unusual police force ("You've got to have some presence here," said Jeff Siren, 61, who has worshipped at Briarwood since 1998. "Anyone can wander in here unchallenged at any time." Well, yes. Because it's a church!)

The Seismic Change in Police Interrogations: A major player in law enforcement says it will no longer use a method linked to false confessions.

For Some Americans Of MENA Descent, Checking A Census Box Is Complicated

Imagine finding out your biological father wasn’t the man you thought he was. Imagine finding out he was your mother’s fertility doctor.

Why hurting the poor will hurt the economy

White Evangelicals Believe They Face More Discrimination Than Muslims (oh, ffs)

The Forgotten Prisoner of a Spyware Deal Gone Wrong

Raped, beaten, exploited: the 21st-century slavery propping up Sicilian farming

The most striking thing about the WikiLeaks CIA data dump is how little most people cared

Refugees Fleeing Violence in Central America Hope for Asylum in Mexico

Afraid of Jail? Buy an Upgrade!

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

America Gets a D Plus for Infrastructure, and a Big Bill to Fix it (So, what else is new?)

Republican Report Accidentally Proves Trump Lied About Voter Fraud

Sessions asks 46 Obama-era U.S. attorneys to resign

A Portable Panic Button for Immigrants Swept Up in Raids

U.S. Ethics Official To White House: No, These Rules Definitely Apply To You

John McCain tells Trump: present wiretapping evidence or retract the claim

New Republican bill would gut class actions, not improve them (This article is old, but it provides context. It just passed the House.)

Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

Trump supporters in the heartland fear being left behind by GOP health plan

Paul Ryan admitted he has no idea how health insurance works

Conservatives cheer EPA cuts that activists fear 'will be borne by lungs'


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