The University of Akron cuts 80 degrees, like graduate physics, to make way for world-largest e-sports facilities.
To appreciate the scale of the Hajj—two million Muslims journeying to Mecca—try aerial photography.
A new book says the 2008 financial crisis never ended—it became the end of the post-cold war order.

Scaring people into selling shares and buying other assets is great for commissions, but it does little to help investors wisely deploy their capital.

US stocks may be poised to enter the longest-ever bull market, but that depends on how you define bull market.

↩︎ Bloomberg

In case you're at the beach and one of these comes lumbering along, don't worry, it's just a "strandbeest."

Among the world's top 10 busiest air routes for 2017, none include New York or London.
Beneath the bullying, Trump's message on NATO is similar to that of every US administration since World War II.

You're playing a style of play you don't want to play and feeding right into how he wants to play. The next thing you know, you've lost 6-2, 6-2 and are feeling like an idiot. 

Different professional tennis players talk about what it’s like to play against Roger Federer.

↩︎ ESPN, the Magazine

Am I even Korean anymore if there’s no one left in my life to call and ask which brand of seaweed we used to buy?

“Crying in H-Mart,” Michelle Zauner’s touching memorial to her mother.

↩︎ The New Yorker
Francis Ford Coppola confirms Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves might be legally married by accident.
The traditional "rat maze" has been replaced—and significantly improved, scientifically—by a milky bath.

As long as you're going to make a sculpture, why not make one that competes with a 747, or the Empire State Building, or the Golden Gate Bridge.

Michael Heizer’s life-long “City” project is possibly the largest piece of contemporary art ever attempted.

↩︎ Double Negative
If you're an adult who has trouble making friends, your problem may start with your own flakiness.
The Pacific Northwest has a smoke problem this summer.
“Fur-ternity leave” is a new HR term for the ability to stay home for a week to welcome a new pet.
Protesters tear down a Confederate statue in North Carolina. In 2017, UNC spent $390,000 on the statue's security.
A collection of archival photos from 1900 to 1910, manipulated into otherworldly images by Peter Franck.
If the moon's ice is water, future explorers may not need to carry as much water, and a lunar base is more feasible.
Women's jean pockets are an average of 48% shorter and 6.5% narrower than men's—but our phones are the same size.