Estimates show immigration can lower the Social Security deficit by offsetting record numbers of retiring boomers.
Trump flip-flopped in his definition of a "great job" on border arrests; though by either measure, Bush and Obama outpaced him.
UCLA and Cal State LA quarantined hundreds of students and faculty after discovering people infected with measles had visited their campuses.
Breaking the 2014 record, the measles outbreak is now the largest since the disease was effectively eliminated in 2000.
At a summit with Putin in Vladivostok yesterday, Kim Jong-un blamed the US for the collapse of February's Hanoi summit, accusing the US of acting in "bad faith."
There’s an alternative narrative of the Violence Against Women Act that is also part of Biden’s legacy: It bound vital supports for domestic violence victims to an endless expansion of the carceral state. As Biden launches his 2020 bid, “there’s no empirical evidence that the criminal justice interventions of VAWA made women safer.”
In the history of the Boy Scouts, there may have been "as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers."
A searchable database of more than 30,000 records of law enforcement officers who have been banned due to misconduct.
After announcing it set aside $3 billion for a fine over its privacy practices, Facebook's market cap shot up $40 billion.
From an analysis of data about Twitter users: The top 10% are responsible for 80% of the tweets created by all US adults.
To avoid losing Medicaid, many disabled Americans are getting divorced—or never getting married in the first place.
Some scientists are making big life choices in response to climate change, such as not having children or no longer flying.
See also: A map of US counties rated for solar panel efficiency.
An account of life in Pripyat, Ukraine, the day before, and the morning after, the Chernobyl disaster.
A conversation with the Long Now director, who's trying to understand how to create an institution that will last 10,000 years.
The more time spent looking at these shield‐bosses, necklaces and pins (and not least a debonair and alarming scramasax—a wonderful word for a long knife), the more clear it becomes that this was a highly sophisticated, confident civilization. The early 1940s were a lot darker than the so-called “Dark Ages.”
What we learned today: "You can see Saturn during the day if you know where to look."
When I taste things, I also hear music, mainly chords—sugar and desserts almost always in major key and chocolate and coffee are particularly complex sounds, with overtones and harmonics. What it’s really like to have perfect pitch.
Some videos from TikTok of people making things.
A journey through a strange world made of cut-up photos from contributors' phone uploads.