May 2016 Archive

4 Healthy Ways to Survive Being "Ghosted" by a Friend

You may have heard of ghosting when it comes to dating but it also applies to friends. It happens when a good friend disappears from ...

Heart Attack Survivor Crosses Race Finish Line 50 Days Late

A Virginia man celebrated the completion of a race he started 50 days ago on Sunday.  Bill Hughes had participated in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue ...

Manhattanhenge Photos Through the Years: Which Is the Best Year?

If you tried to catch “Manhattanhenge” this weekend only to see clouds instead, you may find some comfort in these pictures of the visual phenomenon ...

'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have ...

From Sequels To Reboots, Familiar Faces Return To The Multiplex This Summer

NPR’s Bob Mondello has a selective preview of summer movies from superhero blockbusters to music documentaries and everything in between.

The lobster and its amazing noses

Many humans might consider smell to be a less than essential sense. To the lobster, though, interpreting chemicals using its 12 ‘noses’ is the difference between meeting a compatible ...

The invention of the paper bag was a triumph of feminism

We carry stuff in them ­– groceries, clothes, gifts, trash and booze. I carried my lunch to school in one until the fourth grade because ...

How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt

We live in an age of truthiness. Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word to describe the Bush administration’s tendency to fudge the facts in its ...

Noam Chomsky on Whether the Rise of Trump Resembles the Rise of Fascism in 1930s Germany

No matter where you are in the world, you must by now be well-acquainted with the political chaos in the United States. No one can ...

Socialism for the Uninformed

Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric,…

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