The West Coast is finally getting an earthquake early warning system - Engadget RSS Feed

On September 19th, 1985, Mexico City was devastated by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed as many as 30,000 people and leveled buildings across the city, including the 12-story Hospital...

'Vincent' AI transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh - Engadget RSS Feed

Prisma made AI art style transfer fun for the masses, but a new machine learning app has much bigger ambitions. Applying its vast knowledge of art from the Renaissance to today, "Vincent...

The iPhone 8 has a gigabit LTE modem (updated) - Engadget RSS Feed

At first blush, iFixit's tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn't reveal anything particularly notable, besides some different screws and a way to remove the glass backing. So far, so me...

Rick and Morty Creator Dan Harmon “Loathes” the Show’s Sexist Viewers   - Stories from Slate

Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon has blasted his show’s sexist fans in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, calling their behavior “disgusting.” It seems a number of the animated comedy...

Some of the U.S’s Creepiest Anti-Abortion Men Are Running for Office in Alabama - Stories from Slate

When Alabamians go to the polls next fall, they may have more than one extreme anti-choice man to vote for. They are Sam McLure, a nutso adoption lawyer seeking the Republican nomination for attorney ...

Obamacare Repeal Might Be Dead. Trump’s Effort to Sabotage the Law Is Very Much Alive. - Stories from Slate

Obamacare repeal appears to be dead. Again. Maybe. For the time being anyway. But in the meantime, the Trump administration is still moving forward with its backup plan to simply sabotage the law’s ...

The Angle: Death Knell Edition - Stories from Slate

Narrowing paths: John McCain says he’s a “no” on the Graham-Cassidy bill, which means, Jim Newell writes, that the bill is in serious trouble. And rumored plans to buy off Lisa Murkowski would l...

Puerto Rico’s Best Hope for Keeping the Lights On - Stories from Slate

When Hurricane Irma swept through South Florida on Sept. 10, about 4.5 million homes lost power in an extended blackout. In the days afterward, eight people died of heat-related causes at a nursing ho...

Did Wonder Woman Underperform Overseas, or Did It Just Do Really Well in the U.S.? - Stories from Slate

Despite breaking all kinds of box office records here in the US, it appears Wonder Woman has underperformed in overseas markets, as compared to her superhero rivals. Wonder Woman was hands down summer...

More Single Mothers Are Going to College Than Ever. But Very Few Will Graduate. - Stories from Slate

It seems like a no-brainer—if a single mother wants to improve her income and career prospects in the long term, she should enroll in college. More single mothers are going to college than ever befo...

Trump Has No Good Reason to Scrap the Iran Deal - Stories from Slate

President Trump seems determined to wiggle out of the Iran nuclear deal, but all the rationales that he and his top aides have put forth to justify the move are specious and self-destructive. The main...

In 2017, the Triumph of Battle of the Sexes Feels Like a Hollow Victory - Stories from Slate

In 1973, when Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the heavily hyped cross-gender tennis match billed as “the battle of the sexes” and televised to an audience of 90 million viewers, I was a small...

Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.   - Stories from Slate

On Jan. 9, 2012, Sonja Farak—a chemist at a crime lab in Amherst, Massachusetts—pilfered a sample of crack cocaine and smoked it in the bathroom throughout the morning. Then, before lunch, she sto...

John McCain Is a "No" on Graham-Cassidy. The Bill May Be Doomed. - Stories from Slate

This post has been updated. Arizona Sen. John McCain, one of the three votes to kill Obamacare repeal's chances over the summer, might have just buried the GOP's last ditch effort to repeal it, too. &...

The “Alaska Purchase” Is Probably Unconstitutional - Stories from Slate

As Republican leadership searches for the 50th vote in favor of Graham-Cassidy, their apparently randomly chosen vehicle for repealing the Affordable Care Act, rumors abound of a sweetheart deal aimed...

Tom Price Took at Least 24 Private Flights at Taxpayer Expense Since May, Politico Reports - Stories from Slate

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken taxpayer-funded private jet flights at least 24 times since May, Politico reported on Thursday: The frequency of the trips underscores how pri...

“There’s No Office Left to Run For” - Stories from Slate

On this week’s episode of my podcast, I Have to Ask, I spoke with David Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker. Remnick began editing the magazine in 1998; before then, he was a staff writer for the ...

A Mexican TV Network Used a Simpsons Episode to Criticize a Competitor’s Sensational Earthquake Coverage - Stories from Slate

With efforts still underway to rescue people crushed by rubble following Mexico City’s 7.1 magnutiude earthquake, people across the country are outraged by the fact that TV network Televisa devoted ...

Strangers in Their Own Land - Stories from Slate

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Jacob Weisberg, Philip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe are back fo...

London to Uber: Get Out - Stories from Slate

Starting in October, Londoners may have one fewer way to get around town. It will be the first month since 2012 that Europe’s largest city goes without Uber, whose license to operate will expire on ...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Stories from Slate

Blithely misogynist and glibly sociopathic, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was the definition of a problematic fave, an over-the-top sendup that embodied everything it pretended to cr...

Jimmy Kimmel to Republicans Who Want Him to Be Quiet About Healthcare: You Named a Test After Me - Stories from Slate

To quote a not-particularly-great man, you go to war with the army you have, and in the fight against the destruction of the Affordable Care Act, that army is led by Jimmy Kimmel. The late night host ...

Shonda Rhimes Has Conquered Primetime. Can She Master the Art of the Lifestyle Blog, Too? - Stories from Slate

She’s already carved out an entire night of primetime ABC real estate—“Thank God It’s Thursday,” or TGIT, it’s dubbed—and will soon be dominating a corner of Netflix thanks to a recent d...

Can You Cure Autism? - Stories from Slate

This story originally appeared on Spectrum and has been republished here with permission. From the moment her 18-month-old son Sam was diagnosed with autism, Elizabeth B., or Liz, found it difficult t...

How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the Future - Stories from Slate

I’m a firm believer in the idea that science fiction is about the present, not the future. And yet when I started to write my first novel, Autonomous, I spent a lot of time agonizing over how to con...

MoviePass Is Luring Millennials Back to the Multiplex. Why Is Hollywood So “Meh”? - Stories from Slate

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Given the rage freely flowing from America’s largest theater operator, AMC, toward MoviePass—the controversial, defiantly inexpensive subscription tick...

Bollywood Star Ali Fazal - Stories from Slate

It’s pledge season on Slate podcasts! Show your support for Represent—and get ad-free podcasts, bonus content, and even more great perks—by signing up for Slate Plus at Slate.com/representplus. ...

What Should We Make of the Ending of Mother? Three Slate Critics Discuss in Spoiler-y Detail. - Stories from Slate

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. In this episode, Slate’s movie c...

The New Lost Generation - Stories from Slate

Listen to Episode No. 167 of Live at Politics and Prose: On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, Danielle Allen discusses her new book, Cuz. You can also watch a video of Allen’s appearance a...

Slate News Quiz - Stories from Slate

Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to test your knowledge of the week’s news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging f...

The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autistic - Stories from Slate

Want to listen to this article out loud? Hear it on Slate Voice. Leigh epitomizes the underemployed. The 39-year-old has a master’s degree in library science from a top-ranked school, years of exper...

Corrections - Stories from Slate

In a Sept. 21 Brow Beat, Nate Jones misspelled DirecTV. In a Sept. 21 Future Tense, Mike Smith misstated AccuWeather's estimate for the total cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It is $290 billion, no...

Facebook Agrees to Turn Over Thousands of Russian-Bought Political Ads During 2016 Election - Stories from Slate

Facebook announced Thursday it will turn over to Congress more than 3,000 political ads that were bought during the 2016 president election and linked to Russian accounts. The move, announced by CEO M...

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Responds to Trump, Calling Him a “Mentally Deranged Dotard” - Stories from Slate

On Thursday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un responded to President Trump’s United Nations address in the pair’s escalating nuclear rhetoric, saying in a statement that Trump would “pay dearly...

Today in Conservative Media: Kimmel vs. Kilmeade - Stories from Slate

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. Conservatives focused their fire on Jimmy Kimmel again on Thursday after his response to criticisms of his commentary on Graham-Cassidy by r...

Marketing Day: Social media ad fatigue, programmatic TV & holiday email subject lines - Marketing Day – Marketing Land

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Rise of the strategic marketing operations leader...

No Truth, No Consequences - Stories from Slate

On Wednesday, in a discussion of the latest Republican health care bill, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley told the truth. “You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn’t be considered...

Shakira Monument in Barranquilla, Colombia - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

The statue of Shakira in the singer's hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia bears little resemblance to the pop star. It was built with Colombian iron. German artist Dieter Patt had the iron shipped to ...

Fenway Victory Gardens in Boston, Massachusetts - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

While World War II battles raged overseas, back at home Americans were taking up gardening to do their part for the war effort. Concerned about dwindling food supplies, civic organizations worked to ...

The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek in Melbourne, Australia - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

A mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology is usually found lurking around swamps and riverbeds, but a friendly version, waltzing with his matilda, can be found just outside the State L...

Mona Lisa of Grodno in Grodno, Belarus - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

The fire station in Grodno was built in 1902 to provide the city with a watchtower that was taller than the previous one. At 105 feet (32 meters) above ground, someone would always be on duty keeping...

Potato Shed Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

A solid stack of sacks of potatoes, made of cast stone, looks as though it’s been wedged within a small, random slice of sidewalk off the side of a Boston Highway. A nearby plaque, featuring the wo...

D.C. War Memorial in Washington, D.C. - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

The first letters started a month after the war ended. People were writing the government with the idea of building a monument honoring the more than 26,000 Washington, D.C. residents who had served ...

Fire Services Museum of Victoria in East Melbourne, Australia - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Located at the highest point in Melbourne sits the former Eastern Hill Fire Station No. 1, whose distinctive red and yellow 150 foot high Lookout Tower used to be manned by men looking out for smoke ...

RAF Wainfleet Control Tower in Friskney, England - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

The RAF Wainfleet in Friskney, near Skegness, England, has had a long and distinguished military history. In the 19th century, the weapons range was used for artillery practice, though it closed befo...

Columns of the Temple of Augustus in Barcelona, Spain - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

One of the oldest treasures in Barcelona is also one of the most hidden. Located in the city’s Gothic quarter, four 2,000-year-old columns from the Roman Empire’s Imperial Period are guarded by t...

Marathon of Hope Mile 0 in St. John's, Canada - Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Terry Fox, a young athlete who lost his right leg to cancer, trained to run the length of a marathon (26.2 miles) every day for as long as it took to run across Canada. What became known as the Marat...

Meet Frida, the valiant yellow Lab who's saved dozens of lives in Mexico - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

One of Mexico’s most beloved rescuers wears wide protective goggles, a harness and two pairs of boots. Frida is the star of the Mexican navy’s Canine Unit. Throughout her career, the 7-year-ol...

San Francisco allows fresh fish again at Fisherman's Wharf - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Fresh fish are returning to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Starting this weekend, San Francisco will allow fishermen to sell dabs, sole and rockfish from their boats at the popular tourist...

Filled with distrust, Mexicans aren't counting on the government to rescue them from this earthquake. Who will? They will. - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

In the moments after the earthquake, they didn’t cower, they mobilized. By the tens of thousands, volunteers streamed toward the Mexico City neighborhoods most damaged by Tuesday’s violent tem...




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