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Upstract Will Open Soon ▶︎ Final Chance for an Invite!

Upstract is my next small thing in the news space — made for those who miss the days when Digg 1.0 was fun, Reddit less of a political play, and content discovery all about genuine affinity and...

The Deadly Viruses That Vanished Without Trace

Scientists are only just starting to unravel why some viruses disappear, while others can linger and cause disease for centuries.

How Celebrity Bodyguards Are Trained

Bodyguards go through intense training to be ready to protect celebrities, CEOs, and politicians. Security firm Global Threat Solutions has protected the lik...

Best Sellers Sell the Best Because They’re Best Sellers

Publishing is becoming a winner-take-all game. Nobody dominates it like Madeline McIntosh and Penguin Random House.

Hiding a 10,000 Year Clock Inside a Mountain

It ticks once a year, the century hand advances once every 100 years, the cuckoo comes out on the millennium, and it will keep time for the next 10,000 years. In the belly of a Texas mountain,...

Global Preparation: How Different Countries Planned for the Second Wave

Lockdowns brought temporary relief to some, but everywhere testing and tracing is key

33 Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

Take them, adapt them, and apply them to your life

Indonesia Fish Exports Continue to China After Virus Discovered

Will the Universe Ever Run Out of Energy?

Is the "big freeze" our inevitable fate, or can dark energy save us?

A Coronavirus Winter: How the U.S. Can Survive the Pandemic

The coming months of the pandemic could be catastrophic. The U.S. still has ways to prepare.

A Water Dog and a Herding Dog Run Into a Lake

The Challenge of a Job That Doesn't Meet Your Needs

Covid-19 has left many people underemployed – in temporary jobs or on reduced hours. How do you make a success out of a job that isn’t what you wanted?

How Creativity Changes as We Age

As Turner lay dying, he asked to see sunlight. Renoir demanded a pencil. For many artists, the final chapter is the most creative

A Rare Day-By-Day Document of Life Aboard a Slave Ship

The logbook is written from the white perspective, and its horrors are plain to see.

Study Links Rising Stress, Depression in US to Pandemic-Related Losses, Media Consumption

Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic—such as unemployment—and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms...

Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earth

Little can compare to the healing power of silence

Billionaire Chuck Feeney Achieves Goal of Giving Away His Fortune

Irish-American mogul’s philanthropic foundation runs out of cash after 38 years

Face Mask Vending Machines Are Becoming a Reality in the U.S

The company behind them, Keen, is including artwork from the late Jerry Garcia.

Water Enters Futures Market, Allowing Buyers to Lock in Prices

Buying futures contracts may help businesses reliant on water keep prices down.

Why Are Teenagers Drinking Less Alcohol Than Before?

Far fewer adolescents in big cities are drinking alcohol. Four out of ten 13- to 17-year-olds reported being drunk in 2002. In 2015 that percentage had declined by half. A big part of the reason...

What Is the Sound of Thought?

Reading linguistic thought directly from the brain has brought us closer to answering an age-old question — and has opened the door to many more.

Binge Watch: Tiny Kitchen Videos

The Covid Story That Sports Media Won’t Tell

Despite heavy coverage of every positive test, remarkably few serious cases have been recorded among pro athletes.

The Impact of Banning Alcohol During Covid-19

Some countries have experimented with alcohol prohibition during the pandemic to keep hospitals emptier. What was the impact?

Ray Dalio on Capitalism’s Crisis

Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.

What Frogs Can Teach Us About the State of the World

By tracking amphibian songs, citizen scientists are helping us understand what's happening to our environment

Why You Should Read This Out Loud

Most adults retreat into a personal, quiet world inside their heads when they are reading, but we may be missing out on some vital benefits when we do this.

Can't Unsee: Surgery on Fruits

Emma Pickles This young girl has found a novel way to eat more fruit while encouraging her creative side. Twelve-year-old Emma ...

The Economist’s Analysis of Facebook Media Bias Misses the Mark

A recent examination of media bias on Facebook caught our eye here at AllSides.

My Cucumber!

What Bill Barr Said and What It Means

Had any other attorney general given the speech Barr gave this week, nobody would have noticed. In the context of his recent actions, Barr’s words amount to a defense of politicized justice.

What Smells Can Teach Us About History

How we perceive the senses changes in different historical, political, and cultural contexts. Sensory historians ask what people smelled, touched and tasted – all to learn more about the past.

Small Group of Rich Nations Have Bought Up More Than Half the Future Supply of Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Contenders

Unintended Consequences: The Perils of Publication and Citation Bias

Pieter Kroonenberg, a Dutch statistician, discovered a nonexistent paper that had been cited more than 400 times. 

APT41, the China-Based Hacking Operation Spanning the World

A global hacking collective known as APT41 has been accused by US authorities of targeting company servers for ransom, compromising government networks and spying on Hong Kong activists. Seven...

The Worst Forest Fires You’re Hearing Nothing About

Once again, the Brazilian Amazon is in flames

The Most Likely Way You’ll Get Infected With Covid-19

You don’t have to sanitize your apples anymore, but you do have to wear a mask

Ten Facts About COVID-19 and the U.S. Economy

In this set of 10 facts, Wendy Edelberg, Kristen Broady, Lauren Bauer, and Jimmy O’Donnell assess the extent of these economic damages and provide an overview of existing policy interventions.

Labeled “Research” Chemicals, Doping Drugs Sold Openly on Amazon.com

Amazon bans injectable drugs, but enforcement failures have led to a swell of listings for unproven performance enhancing peptides

How Kodak Detected the Atomic Bomb

Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone. Thanks to HBO Max, and their new show raise...