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Before Syracuse, There Was Mizzou

Before Syracuse, There Was Mizzou A group of University of Missouri students forced their president and chancellor to resign in an unprecedented feat of student activism — including a headline-grabbing football team boycott after racist incidents on campus. Four years later, here what’s changed — and what hasn’t. Tomi ObaroRead More …

Parasites Are Us

How biological invaders challenge our idea of self and other. Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago. His research on population and evolutionary genetics has been widely published in professional and trade journals and his 2009 book, Why Evolution Is True, established him as a leadingRead More …

How to, Maybe, Be Less Indecisive (or Not)

Spend less time agonizing and more time enjoying. CreditMiguel Ángel Camprubí López Should you order tacos or tikka masala? Stay at the hotel with the free breakfast or the one with all the succulents? Melt into the couch or drag yourself to happy hour? If you’re like me, even the simplestRead More …

The Best Cash-Back Credit Cards of 2019

Let’s talk cash-back credit cards. Many of my friends and family members want to know how I travel so much, but when I start explaining the various strategies of multiple credit cards, transferable points and online shopping portals, their eyes inevitably start to glaze over. Fortunately, many card issuers provideRead More …

7 things Galaxy S10 needs to do to stay ahead of top rival Huawei

Samsung’s next flagship can take a tip from the iPhone XS and Pixel 3, too. A month from now, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 in San Francisco, settling months of rumors about all the new goodies Samsung’s next flagship phone will have. As Samsung’s 10th anniversary Galaxy S phone, the GalaxyRead More …

How black women were whitewashed by art

Where are all the beautiful, powerful, black-skinned females from mythology and history? They were erased by Western art. Clash of the Titans was one of the most popular films of 1981. Its glittering retinue of Hollywood stars told the story of Perseus, the demigod from Greek mythology who kills aRead More …

The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs ‘The generation that camped out at Woodstock is now in its seventies.’ Illustration: George Wylesol for the Guardian As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is overRead More …

Want to ‘Train Your Brain’? Forget Apps, Learn a Musical Instrument

The multimillion dollar brain training industry is under attack. In October 2014, a group of over 100 eminent neuroscientists and psychologists wrote an open letter warning that “claims promoting brain games are frequently exaggerated and at times misleading.” In 2016, industry giant Lumosity was fined $2m, and ordered to refundRead More …

NIKE’S NEW SELF-LACING BASKETBALL SHOE IS ACTUALLY SMART

“I’M GONNA OFFER you a fist bump,” Tinker Hatfield says, holding out his gloved right hand. He took a tumble off a motorized longboard days before, and while a collegiate pole-vaulting career and a lifetime of skiing taught the 66-year-old how to fall, the remote control in his paw stopped him from tuckingRead More …

The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

Is there something in your cupboard that could extend your life? If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested? Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes as well as life-long diseases such as type-2 diabetes. And it helpsRead More …

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