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  • Jo Ann Towle: Can we talk about alcoholism and Anthony Bourdain?

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Jo Ann Towle: Can we talk about alcoholism and Anthony Bourdain?
    I didn’t know Anthony Bourdain, but felt like I did in one small important way. In him, I saw a drinking alcoholic with a front-stage vigorous attempt to do it successfully. His was a fantastic life-embracing show, with drinking taking a prominent r
  • Immigrant Children Say They Were Beaten & Abused At Virginia Juvenile Detention Center

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT


    A new court filing says immigrant minors claim to have been abused while being detained at a juvenile center in Virginia. The extremely disturbing report alleges children as young as 14 were handcuffed, beaten, and locked up for long periods in solitary c
  • Why We Need a Congress that Cares About Foreign Policy

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT


    The U.S. Congress has power over two very important things: money and information. It can, in theory, and practice, end a war by refusing to fund it. It can — and has — compelled the leading architects of American foreign policy — CIA di
  • Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy
    Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations’ economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday, reports the Thomson Reuters Foundation. An analysis of econo
  • Here’s the ice cream we love best in the Twin Cities

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Here’s the ice cream we love best in the Twin Cities
    Ice cream in the Twin Cities is in a golden age of sorts. We’ve always had awesome local shops, but in the past few years, a whole lot of new ones have popped up, and there are still more on the way. With the temperatures the way they have been, it&
  • St. Paul arts group will give an old Frogtown car lot a $5 million upgrade — then move in

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    St. Paul arts group will give an old Frogtown car lot a $5 million upgrade — then move in
    Springboard for the Arts’ new home on University Avenue in St. Paul will have front-door access to the Green Line, neighbors it’s been working with like Little Mekong and Rondo, lots of natural light and a rooftop view of the Capitol dome. But
  • Faye Flam: Pollution in polar ice is live-blogging human history

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT


    By the dawn of the 20th century, when the first humans set foot on Antarctica’s seemingly pristine ice cap, pollution had beaten them there. Lead and other heavy metals quickly amassed in the ice in 1888 and beyond, leaving a record of the industria
  • Cass Sunstein: USDA is right: Biofoods don’t need labels

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT


    Should a federal agency issue a regulation that will impose up to $3.5 billion in costs next year, and billions more in the coming decade — while delivering essentially no benefits? That sounds crazy. But a few weeks ago, the Department of Agricultu
  • Brian Murphy: Vikings’ LGTBQ symposium a victory for Chris Kluwe

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Brian Murphy: Vikings’ LGTBQ symposium a victory for Chris Kluwe
    Reconciliation can be a fool’s errand in the cutthroat NFL, where recyclable players are discarded like junk mail and cultural scandals leave everyone desperate for a bath. But somehow, something constructive has emerged from one of the most sordid
  • Snapchat Lenses bring coral reefs to your neighborhood

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Snapchat Lenses bring coral reefs to your neighborhood
    How do you make nature exciting to a generation growing up with Snapchat and Instagram? The California Academy of Sciences has an idea: bring the nature to the apps that generation is using. It just trotted out a series of augmented reality Snapcha...
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  • There's a race to discover dark matter, and it's deep underground

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    There's a race to discover dark matter, and it's deep underground
    In the heart of an Italian mountain, scientists are building a machine. Deep in a former gold mine, tucked in the Black Hills of South Dakota, another team is doing the same.They're looking for a signal: a spark of light and free electrons. Evidence of da
  • Is Marijuana Addictive? A Neuroscientist Sets the Record Straight

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Is Marijuana Addictive? A Neuroscientist Sets the Record Straight
    With the legalization of recreational marijuana in full swing, one of the most common questions I hear is whether the Schedule I drug is addictive. As someone who's been smoking weed regularly for the past five years, I've personally never felt like I ev
  • You May Want to Stop Drinking Protein Shakes After Workouts - Here's Why

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    You May Want to Stop Drinking Protein Shakes After Workouts - Here's Why
    You may want to reconsider your favorite post-workout protein shake. A recent study found that people who consume protein supplements as a snack in between meals may have a harder time managing their weight. Researchers found that the consumption of prot
  • The real hero of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' was this cute headbutting dinosaur

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    The real hero of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' was this cute headbutting dinosaur
    Spoilers ahead, but they're very small, like Compsognathus. Chris Pratt has the abs, smile, and square jaw. But the real hero of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is Stiggy the Stygimoloch. Yes, the adorable dinosaur headbutted its way into our hearts by sav
  • Reddit launches a ‘News’ tab into beta testing

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Reddit launches a ‘News’ tab into beta testing
    Reddit is rolling out its “news” tab into beta, the company announced this week. The expansion follows on Reddit’s initial test of a news-related feature that began this May, when an alpha version shipped to some users of Reddit’s
  • 10 Clean-Eating Cookbooks That Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    10 Clean-Eating Cookbooks That Every Healthy Kitchen Needs
    Healthy eaters, green chefs, and those looking to clean up their diets have an insatiable desire for new, wholesome recipes to try out. What better way to keep things fresh in the kitchen than with a hard-copy collection of your favorites? Clean-eating co
  • Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced
    Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised £1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, i
  • Startup Battlefield is coming to the Middle East and North Africa, apply today

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Startup Battlefield is coming to the Middle East and North Africa, apply today
    TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition for entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North Africa! We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to the region for a long time, and now thanks to our sponsor Facebook, TechCrunch is bringing the Startup
  • Science Says Screaming Is Good For You

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT


    There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming is bad, but here’s why science says it’s good for you. “For the first
  • Top 10 Scientific Inaccuracies in Jurassic Park

    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:35 GMT

    Top 10 Scientific Inaccuracies in Jurassic Park
    Probably should have "spared no expense" on the research budget. From the velociraptors' size, to the T-Rex's vision, to the lifting strength of pteranodons, the Jurassic Park franchise definitely prioritizes science fiction over science fact. WatchMojo r