To hit its recruiting targets, the US military would need to lower its conviction, education, and health standards.
This intricate, exhaustive diagram depicting the history of alternative music is worth staring at for a while.
In Southwest Australia, the indigenous calendar has six seasons—now it's Djilba, first spring, season of conception.
Speculative journalism: It's 2190, and black Houstonians are redlined into neighborhoods exposed to rising seas.
The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors is a DMT-inspired temple/artwork by a couple who met and dropped acid together in 1975.
Live in Oakland? Sign up for a sociological study on how people share public space daily.
Ruling that Pastafarianism isn't a religion, a Dutch court says a follower can't wear a colander in ID photos.
Austere, symmetrical images of synchronized swimmers, by photographer Mária Švarbová.

To move from speaking standard, which is to say white, English to employing black linguistic patterns or slang successfully is a sonic journey for which there are few, if any, shortcuts.

How Sorry to Bother You and BlacKkKlansman are raising the question of what it means to “sound” black.

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After funding setbacks, a Colorado school district moves to a four-day schedule, which could save $1 million a year.
To see how Republicans will defend a possible Trump n-word tape, recall wha they did after Access Hollywood.
Since 2001, the Thai government's "gastrodiplomacy" has helped its cuisine surge in the West.

It is your right as an American to read what you will, to write what you think, and to publish what you believe. The press is neither the enemy of the people nor its ally, but rather its possession.

Today, as throughout American history, press freedom is under attack. It’s yours to save, or not.

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Utilizing multiple Wi-Fi antennas, researchers were able to detect dangerous objects inside bags with 99% accuracy.
When seemingly innocuous art and architecture Twitter accounts turn out to be hotbeds of white supremacy.
"Abrazos no balazos": López Obrador wants to demilitarize Mexico's approach to drugs.
Where Feynman failed, MIT mathematicians succeed in breaking spaghetti in half: Twist, then bring the ends together.
America has a physician shortage. One solution: let students complete school and see patients earlier.

Just 500 farmers in one Arizona county may decide the fate of the entire Southwest.

One county’s $1 billion farming economy is loath to renounce upstream rights as the Colorado River slows to trickle.

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