What makes some of the hardest problems in contemporary physics so difficult? Turbulence.
Trump has spent one-third of his presidency, 120 days, at Trump-branded properties.
An artist finds inspiration in “The Negro Motorist Green Book” (1936-66), a travel guide to safely navigate the US.
At least nine heads of private K-12 schools in New York City earned total yearly packages topping $800,000 in 2015.
In another immigration news, a Dutch animal-rights activist is denied a Swiss passport for being "too annoying."
A neuroscientist who studies aggression visits a "rage room" in Manhattan and finds it's not exactly therapeutic.
A big new media study finds that 60% of Republicans trust Fox News and basically no other source of information.
As of Friday morning, a survey of the dynamics finds it's more likely than not the government will shut down.
A beautiful, terrifying graph of the average world temperatures since 1850.
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Done with pharma's shortages and gouging, four major US hospital systems join together to make their own generics.

“A lot of people were coming in and saying, ‘Now that Donald Trump is president, I’m scared and I want to do everything I’ve been putting off.’”

Nicole Pasulka’s on-the-ground report on the transgender community’s fight for health care in Ohio.

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NOAA says 2017 was the third-warmest year in recorded history—and the warmest on record without an El Niño.
Fascinating, if inscrutable: Gene crucial to learning produces virus-like protein that influences neighbor neurons.
Facial recognition systems give China's government "the level of control over people's lives it aspires to."
A map of Sam Beckett's leaps throughout the entire run of Quantum Leap.
In areas like mental health and genetics, the left is as susceptible to nonscientific belief as the right.

The great irony of losing The Awl to brainless data and centralized platforms is that John Herrman wrote so well there about losing our best media to brainless data and centralized platforms.

A look back at the best of The Awl, and why it mattered.

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If Mars missions are like Apollo, schedules and supplies will determine which tasks are attempted or abandoned.