How to cook Thanksgiving dinner: You’ve got less than two days—are you ready? Sage advice from Leslie Harpold.
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How to protect the future from radioactive waste: Bioengineer Geiger-counter cats and introduce myths about them.
The share of Americans who believe in the devil is up more than 8% since 1990.
A database of American political campaign logos reveals a sea of sameness—with occasional bursts of weird.

As a parent, you want to give your kids so much. You want to give them all that you have and all that you can get. You want to give them the world, and a better world than the one you’ve got. It’s terrifying to look up in the sky and think about what they’ll inherit.

Mat Honan looks at the fires, and into the future of California.

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The latest in Russian hacking news: A long-dormant, but highly effective phishing group is showing signs of activity.
A former White House counsel says Trump's voting fraud lies undermine voting rights and the Constitution—an impeachable offense.
How many years air pollution can cut from people's lives worldwide—Fresno County, Calif., is the highest in the US, at two years.
We don't know if China or Cuba has sonic weapons, but the US Dept. of Defense is developing one, among other nonlethal devices.
"Provenance has become a political tool." How nations and museums have twisted the original intent for returning war-looted art.

About a handful each of stoned dates, dried figs, shelled almonds and peanuts: chop these and mix them together. A bunch of cannabis sativa can be pulverised.

Here is Alice B. Toklas’s recipe for hash brownies.

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Your appendix isn't an unnecessary organ. Among its jobs is to replenish your gut bacteria after a gastrointestinal illness.
Good news about bad companies: The NRA has stopped giving its employees free coffee, which could mean budget woes.
A deep dive into the brands you find on Amazon. Of course, many are owned by Amazon, but it's not so easy to tell which ones.
Recognizing its tone as too gendered, the Financial Times created a bot to alert its reporters if they're over-quoting men.
The worst year to be alive was 536: With months of no sunlight, crops failed, people starved—and then the plague hit.

This battle is epic and undecided. If we miss the two-degree target, we will fight to prevent a rise of three degrees, and then four. It’s a long escalator down to Hell.

Thirty years after his early climate change reporting, Bill McKibben assesses our extraordinary hubris in the face of extinction.

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Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

A list of emotions people feel but can’t explain. From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

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