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With Merkel poised to win a fourth term as chancellor, much of her appeal is that she advances successful systems over political agendas.

Merkel's popularity is strongest among young voters, who view her handling of the refugee crisis as proof of her authenticity.

A posthumous exam of the brain of former NFL player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide at 27, revealed CTE degeneration at a severity more typical of players in their 60s.

“I don’t know what the officers were thinking. They very well could not have heard everyone yelling around them.” Oklahoma City police spokesman suggests two cops went deaf in the process of shooting an unarmed deaf man.

Mexico and Japan have sophisticated earthquake warning systems. California's is years away, if not nixed by Trump.

North Carolina joins US Climate Alliance; 14 states—the world's third largest economy—are on track for Paris.

The future of Stone Mountain, America's largest Confederate monument, roils Georgia's gubernatorial race.

“My time in Barcelona taught me one thing: radicalization is a local phenomenon. It happens on soccer fields, in parks and cafes. Local authorities cannot investigate every person, but if someone is already suspected, the local officials should know about it.” Lessons learned from neuroscience experiments run on radicalized people in Spain.

The Autumn Equinox is at 4:02 p.m. Eastern Time today, at which point, you guessed it, Mr. Autumn Man will appear.

The algorithm behind Amazon’s “frequently bought together” tool shows a quirk that’s not terrific: It can guide users to the chemical combinations for producing explosives.

Amid an NBA boom, franchises sell for record highs, and yet half the league is losing money, says a new report.

Corporate pot doesn't respect older growers' intellectual property—a double whammy of dispossession and racism.

England says Oliver is the most popular boys' name for babies, unless you count different spellings of Muhammad.

“Full Circles,” a short film by Lily Cole, about dancer Carlos Acosta and his pledge to restore a ballet school in Cuba.

Avril Lavigne is more likely than any other celebrity to have her name mentioned by ads that carry malware.

“The people of airportsmokers.com look out for each other because they need to, but also because they want to.” Apparently the people-who-love-to-smoke community is the “most supportive and kindly corner of the internet.”

A fun, interesting profile of Max Maxey, Chance the Rapper’s onstage translator for deaf and hard-of-hearing hip-hop fans.

Throughout the 1980s, tech ads spread the (confused) notion of a parallelism between psychology and computing.

If you’re planning a trip to IKEA this weekend, prepare yourself with our walkthrough.