In addition to killing net neutrality, the FCC will also shut down states' plans for their own neutrality rules.
Profiles of three polio survivors, who are using what may be the last remaining iron lungs in operation.
Google to derank Russian propagandists RT and Sputnik, but won't go so far as to remove them entirely.
Always useful: Survive a family holiday gathering with tactics from a former lead FBI kidnapping negotiator.
The sprawling shelves of China's new Tianjin Binhai Library hold 1.2 million books, though not all of them are real.
With livers in short supply, foreign nationals traveling to the US for transplant surgery spark anger.
If we must alert extraterrestrials to our presence, better to beam Jean-Michel Jarre recordings than Doritos ads.
A brief history of Britain's brutalist housing complexes from the 1960s and '70s.

Birtherism was not simply racism, but nationalism—a statement of values and a definition of who belongs in America. By embracing the conspiracy theory of Obama’s faith and foreign birth, Trump was also endorsing a definition of being American that excluded the first black president.

For Americans, nationalism allows them to voice their true beliefs without confronting their racism.

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Then-and-now photos of CBGB regulars, and what they've been doing (and listening to) since the punk heyday.
Venmo's lack of transfer fees means no fraud protection—as at least one scammer, "Andy Mai," has discovered.

"I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too."

Charlie Rose, like other harassers outed in recent weeks, apparently can’t help but sound like a total asshole.

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White House Press Secretary asks pool reporters what they're thankful for. "The First Amendment."
Strava updates its global map of human activity, with "a total recorded activity duration of 200 thousand years."
German regulator bans smartwatches for children, describing them as spying devices.
An academic explains how he uses Google Street View to map urban populations for research purposes.
For all the absurdities and hypocrisy, Ross Douthat says Ken Starr was right; Clinton should have been pushed out.
There's only one Rooster in the world who eats turkey: Presenting the Long List for the 2018 Tournament of Books.

This one's for the pop-culture buffs: famed photographer Martin Parr demonstrates that he's an adult who enjoys coloring books, especially his own.