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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Swimmer Collects Data On Microplastics

NPR All Things Considered - 2 hours 46 min ago

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with environmental advocate Ben Lecomte, who is swimming through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The Ridiculous Fantasy of a ‘No Drama’ Relationship

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
Online, that’s what men say they want from women. Do they know nothing about life?

State and Local Taxes Are Worsening Inequality

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
Most states lean heavily on lower-income families. An Illinois referendum is a step toward correcting the problem.

How Democrats Defeat Donald Trump

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
Stop talking so much about the America that he’s destroying. Save your breath for the America you want to create.

The Lessons of a Hideous Forest

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
The insistence of wild growth at Fresh Kills Landfill should make us rethink nature.

The Sublime Grandeur of Apollo 11

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
The peak of American greatness lies 50 years in the past.

Quarterly Reports on the Phases of the Moon

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
Good news for investors: It is likely not only to appear, but also to rapidly increase its share of the night sky.

The Spy Business Is Booming and We Should Be Worried

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
Spyware and hacking know-how are more available than ever, making our data more vulnerable and the world more dangerous.

The Four Ordinary People Who Took On Big Pharma

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
They tried to warn us about the dangers of OxyContin. Almost two decades later, we’re finally listening.

FaceApp and the Savage Shock of Aging

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
In the mirror is someone we never thought we’d become.

What I Learned Photographing Death

NY Times - 2 hours 52 min ago
Documenting the final moments between critically ill children and their families helped me come to terms with my cancer diagnosis.

Shinzo Abe Declares Victory in Japan Election but Without Mandate to Revise Constitution

NY Times - 3 hours 2 min ago
Mr. Abe’s governing coalition won a majority in the upper house of Parliament, the public broadcaster said, but failed to win enough seats to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution.

Schiff, House Intelligence chair, says he first learned of Russian attacks on Senate campaigns at a security forum

Washington Post - 3 hours 10 min ago
The California Democrat recalled his surprise when a Microsoft representative said at a conference last year that three Senate campaigns had been attacked by what seemed like the same Russian government-linked group that interfered in the 2016 election. “That should not be the first time the Intelligence chair is hearing that,” he said.

Texas police officer answers noise complaint call and ends up riding a mechanical bull

CNN - 3 hours 17 min ago
A noise complaint call turned into a memorable moment for partygoers over the weekend in east Texas.

Shannen Doherty to guest in 'Riverdale' tribute to Luke Perry

CNN - 3 hours 25 min ago
CW's "Riverdale" has recruited a special guest to help the show pay tribute to late cast member Luke Perry in its upcoming season premiere.

Private Surveillance Is a Lethal Weapon Anybody Can Buy

NY Times - 3 hours 30 min ago
Is it too late to rein it in?

The Joy of Hatred

NY Times - 3 hours 30 min ago
Trump and “his people” reach deep into the violent history of public spectacle in America.

The Flaws of the Great Justice Stevens

NY Times - 3 hours 30 min ago
Fine personal qualities do not always translate into judicial virtues.
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