Over the course of the pandemic, I’ve been assailed by targeted ads for ‘life-changing’ products – so I put a selection of them to the test
Imagine that someone asked you to come up with a sequence of five words. In any other year, some idiosyncratic combination would likely…
How a respected but peripheral editorial job evolved into a partisan bludgeon for both sides of the American divide
Researchers discover distinct gut bacteria prevalent in people with clinical depression compared to healthy people.
Where there’s sludge, there’s an end user who’s come off worse. Understanding how to remedy sludge comes down in part to understanding the motives behind it.
Joseph Robinette Biden, the 31-year-old Democrat from Delaware, is the youngest man in the Senate, which makes him a celebrity of sorts. But there's something else that makes him good copy:...
Japan, the land of the rising sun, is world-reknowned for its technological prowess. It’s no secret that Japanese always try to come up with...
North Yungas Road in Bolivia was dubbed the World's Most Dangerous Road in the 1990s, thanks to the hundreds of people who lost their lives each year on its twisting narrow path with a 2,000 foot...
Homeowners in the Seattle suburbs have been getting disturbing visits from members of the Moorish sovereign citizen movement.
‘Reprogramming’ approach seems to makes old cells young again.
We didn't intend to be first to put the Max back in the air. But the only way to truly build confidence is by flying it. You don't build that back by sitting on the ground
A change in the White House will mean new policies on content moderation, semiconductors, the H-1B visa, and, yes, TikTok.
Seventy years of disaster, dictatorship and disruption have trained us mentally to expect pandemic-like restrictions, not unlimited freedoms.
A shortage of nurses has turned hospital staffing into a cutthroat competition, but there are unintended consequences.
Nearly a year into her job, Finnish PM Sanna Marin says it's 'everyone's job to identify themselves'.
“Yeah, I was born in that little town… Fort Collins, Colorado. My dad owned a newspaper there, the Fort Collins Express Courier, and I grew up there. It was a very prosperous town. We had banks...
Map created using Google Maps The map above potentially shows one of the world's longest uninterrupted walks from Cape Town, South Africa to Magadan, Russia a distance of 22,387km (13,910 miles)....
Scientists are partnering with brewers to taste test ancient recipes and sip a long-lost past.
Feat. Oscar-winning docs, a Paul Thomas Anderson / Thom Yorke collab & David Lynch interrogating a monkey - the 10 best short films to watch on Netflix now.
The Gobi Desert in China is an ideal place for prospective Martians. Here, along the ragged red landscape, is Mars Base 1, a mock Martian...
The death of Tony Hsieh is the loss of an urban pioneer.
Previous studies showing links between smartphone use and poor mental health are based on flimsy evidence.
Most reviews of this film gobbled up its dark warnings about social media, but as an expert on habit-forming products, I think the film is dangerously wrong.
Most cultured meat is made in a similar way. Cells are taken from an animal, often via a biopsy or from an established animal cell line. These cells are then fed a nutrient broth and placed in a...
An analysis of social media commentary about socialism versus capitalism shows that people are talking past each other, but some are engaging in more nuanced discussions as well.
In which predetermining the success of a few leaves the vast majority neglected and bound for failure.
We're rigged for silent running in the Seawolf, America's newest and fastest attack submarine.
A century-old rivalry between Zam Zam and Victory restaurants has descended into violent chaos.
We now know a great deal about how the man who's often blamed for the AIDS epidemic saw himself and his community. That's important.
2020… how do we even begin to describe this year? It’s safe to say we haven’t experienced anything like it before. The world was shaken by…
A home is seen destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Delta in Creole, Louisiana, October 10, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif