The Atlantic

America, Home of the Transactional Marriage Over the last several decades, the proportion of Americans who get married has greatly diminished —a development known as well to those who lament marriage’s decline as those who take issue with it as an institution. But a development that’s much newer is that the demographic now leading the shift away from tradition is Americans without college degrees—who just a few decades ago were much more l
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Cord-Cutting Still Doesn't Beat the Cable BundleCord-cutting is not cheap or easy, and there's not much hope of improvement on either front any time soon.
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The Atlantic

Grizzly Bear Capture the Beauty of Connection The inspiration for “Four Cypresses,” off Grizzly Bear’s spindly and hypnotic new album Painted Ruins , came one night when the singer Daniel Rossen returned to a Los Angeles apartment he’d been renting to find a man sleeping in his driveway. The next morning, he looked out the window and considered the thought of the man looking at the same thing as him: four cypresses in the neighbor’s yard. “T
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Science : NPR

As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India's solar energy production. (Image credit: Julie McCarthy/NPR)
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Gizmodo

Thieves Steal ATM With Forklift in Daring Arkansas Heist GIF It’s a lot harder to “take the money and run” when the cash you want is trapped inside an ATM. But some daring thieves in Arkansas recently used a forklift in their effort to do just that. The thieves crashed an enormous CAT forklift into the drive-thru portion of a bank on Wednesday, August 16th, and made away with an ATM. And police now believe that these criminals might have some ties to t
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Gizmodo

Head Back To School With a Ton of Amazon Device Discounts, Including the Echo For $100 While not nearly as enticing as their Prime Day discounts, Amazon’s back-to-school price drops on their Kindle, Fire, and Echo devices are solid deals if you’re in the market. The best deal of the bunch is easily the Amazon Echo for $100 , down from $180. You can also save $5 on Echo Dots to spread around your house. On the Kindle front, you can save $20 on the e-reader of your choice. As always,
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Popular Science

Permanently delete files from any device DIY Send your trash beyond the point of no return. Just moving a digital file to the trash bin won't get rid of it. Want to make sure your data is gone forever? Here's what to do on computers, tablets, and phones.
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Science | The Guardian

What kind of eclipse are you likely to see? Let our visualizations show you The path of the eclipse is 70 miles wide – meaning most of the US will see a partial eclipse. Mona Chalabi ’s visualization will give you a sense of what you should prepare yourself for Solar eclipse – live A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, the first in 38 years . As the moon passes in front of the sun, a shadow will be cast across all of North America. But the way that will look d
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Science : NPR

In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum. (Image credit: Gokce Saracoglu/NPR)
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Wow, 'Terminator 2' in 3-D Is a Bad IdeaTwenty-six years later, the ultimate action flick is back in multiplexes—but did it need to be baaaaack?
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The Most Extreme Way to Watch the Eclipse? Chase It in a JetSome eclipse aficionados are skipping the traffic and meeting the eclipse more or less half way—from the air.
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Heading Back to School? Download These Study Apps for Android and iOSThese great apps can help keep you on track in school.
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Viden

Klimaforsker anbefaler: 5 bøger til din sensommerlæsningDMI-forsker Martin Stendel har fem spændende værker i ærmet, som du kan læse, mens sommeren lakker mod enden.
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Gizmodo

American Arrested For Using Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico This undated photo provided by the US Customs and Border Protection shows a 2-foot-high drone that a border patrol agent spotted swooping over the border fence on August 8, 2017 near a San Diego border crossing (via AP) President Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border is stupid for many reasons. But one of the most obvious reasons is that it’s really easy to get over the wall using mode
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Science | The Guardian

Why is ketchup so delicious? Science answers the big food questions What’s good, what’s bad and why – five food questions answered by consultant cardiologist Ali Khavandi and science writer Dara Mohammadi Whether you’re a dolloper or a Jackson Pollocker, a plate of chips just isn’t the same without a good squirt of ketchup. But why does it make chips taste so much better? It’s the same reason Iberico ham is more moreish than the boiled stuff and why a sprinkle of
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BBC News - Science & Environment

The winners and losers of Mexico's wind power boomIn 'windy' La Ventosa, a village 700km from Mexico City, residents are renting out their land for wind farms.
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The Atlantic

What Obligation Do White Christian Women Have to Speak Out About Politics? By her own estimation, Jen Hatmaker is “low-grade Christian famous.” She has written 12 books, starred in an HGTV series with her family, built a large social-media following , and gone on tour with other prominent female Christian writers. In some circles, Hatmaker is also controversial. Last fall, she told the writer Jonathan Merritt she thinks LGBT relationships can be holy. LifeWay, a large C
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Eclipse watchers will go after the biggest solar mystery: Why is the corona so hot?Usually when you move away from a heat source, it gets cooler. Not so in the sun’s atmosphere.
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Ingeniøren

IC3-tog er stadig plaget af bremseproblemerMeldingerne om ‘varme bremser’ i landets mest udbredte tog fortsætter, selv om DSB hævder at have løst problemet. DSB oplyser ikke bremseevnen for IC3 og afviser at udlevere rapport om problemet.
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Sugars in human mother's milk are new class of antibacterial agentsA new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections, making them a new class of antimicrobial agent.
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Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensorsFrom smart socks to workout clothes that measure exertion, wearable body sensors are becoming the latest 'must-have' technology. Now scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of these multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions. The researchers are presenting their results at th
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Mussel-inspired glue could one day make fetal surgery saferWhether to perform surgery on a fetus is a heart-wrenching decision. This type of surgery involves penetrating the delicate amniotic sac, increasing health risks to the fetus. Now researchers report the development of a glue, inspired by the tenacious grip of mussels on slippery rocks, that could one day help save the lives of the youngest patients. The researchers present their findings today at
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No guts no glory: Harvesting the microbiome of athletesScientists have tapped into the microbiome of elite runners and rowers, and have identified particular bacteria that may aid athletic performance. The goal is to develop probiotic supplements that may help athletes -- and even amateur fitness enthusiasts -- recover from a tough workout or more efficiently convert nutrients to energy. The researchers will present their work today at the 254th Natio
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Sugars in some breast milk could help protect babies from group B strepGroup B strep bacteria remain the leading cause of severe infections in newborns worldwide. Now researchers have found that although the pathogen can be transmitted to infants through breastfeeding, some mothers produce protective sugars in their milk that could help prevent infection and fight biofilm formation -- the first example of carbohydrates in human milk having this function. The research
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Testing TVs and tablets for 'green' screensToday, researchers report preliminary results suggesting that under simulated landfill conditions, quantum dots can leach out of TVs and tablets. But because this happens in such tiny amounts, the team says that in the grand scheme of things, it might make sense to use the more toxic quantum dots that are made with a more eco-friendly process. The researchers are presenting their results at the 25
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Energized fabrics could keep soldiers warm and battle-ready in frigid climatesSoldiering in arctic conditions is tough. Protective clothing can be heavy and can cause overheating and sweating, while hands and feet can grow numb. To keep military personnel more comfortable, scientists are trying to create high-tech fabrics that heat up when powered and that capture sweat. These fabrics could conceivably be used in future consumer clothing. The researchers will present their
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Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum' NPR listeners had lots of questions after our story about diastasis recti, a medical condition of abdominal muscles that's common among new moms. Many wanted to know more about how to fix the problem. (Image credit: Talia Herman for NPR)
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The Atlantic

How Russia Treats Its Ukraine Veterans Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather—a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II—by fighting against “fascists and Nazis.” Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists,
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Science | The Guardian

Newly discovered particles, and what's in them Quarks, basically. But more charming than usual Last month the LHCb experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), reported the discovery of a new particle. While this received a reasonable amount of attention, it didn’t really cause as much excitement as, say, last year’s unconfirmed hints of a new particle from the ATLAS and CMS experiments (also at the LHC), which turned out in the end to
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Viden

Søvnproblemer: Maraton-serier er nikotin for hjernenTimevis med drager og riddere giver specielt unge alvorlige søvnproblemer. Serie-frådseriet er langt værre end at zappe mellem kanaler, viser ny forskning.
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I dag er det Voyager-missionens fødselsdag ...For 40 år siden blev den første af de to Voyager-sonder sendt afsted på en mission, der i dag har gjort tvillinge-sonderne til de menneskeskabte objekter, der befinder sig længst fra Jorden. Her opsummerer vi en af de mest betydningsfulde astronomiske missioner nogensinde.
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Science | The Guardian

When surgery is just a stitch-upWith evidence mounting that many minor operations owe their success to the placebo effect, is it time to call a halt to some routine procedures? What’s the difference between a homeopath and a surgeon? It’s a question that sounds like a joke, and it won’t have many surgeons laughing. Homeopathy is the scientifically implausible idea that diluted substances can somehow treat disease: it has never b
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Science | The Guardian

How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy Crews, an academic, thinks psychoanalysis is an unscientific jumble of ideas, while psychoanalyst Orbach would prefer not to throw the baby out with the patriarchal bias For a century or more, Sigmund Freud has cast a long shadow not just over the field of psychoanalysis but over the entire way we think of ourselves as human beings. His theory of the unconscious and his work on dreams, in particu
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Science | The Guardian

It’s in the deeds: what we do shapes who we are | Brian R Little Personality traits aren’t the only things that define us, says Brian R Little: the projects we choose are also key Did you know that it is virtually impossible to lick the outside of your own elbow? More significantly, how you respond to this piece of information – and how you attempt the pursuit – can offer a glimpse of the stable traits you are born with and that form the bedrock of your person
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BBC News - Science & Environment

How to watch a total solar eclipse: Tips from the Faroe IslandsAhead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.
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The Neurocritic

Smell as a Weapon, and Odor as Entertainment The use of smell as a weapon, or a deterrent, was explored in a fanciful way in my previous post on nuclear threats. While poking around the literature, I found a fascinating unclassified document from the Army Research Laboratory, Olfaction Warfare: Odor as Sword and Shield ( PDF ). The authors provide a sweeping overview of odor, from chemical tactics in the natural world to the use of scents i
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The Atlantic

The Far Right's Day in Boston WOBURN, Mass. — Kyle Chapman was sitting in a dimly lit Irish pub about 20 minutes outside of Boston, where Saturday afternoon’s so-called “Free Speech Rally” had just been shut down by tens of thousands of counter-protesters. “The white man is one of the most discriminated against people in this entire country right now,” he explained. Chapman—a muscly right-wing organizer who went viral earlier
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Ars Technica

Mass Effect: Andromeda officially shuts down its single-player updates Enlarge / Pretend that planet is Mass Effect: Andromeda 's single-player DLC, then look at it wistfully, turn around, and walk away. (credit: Bioware) Anybody who hoped the troubled Bioware game Mass Effect: Andromeda would get some more single-player content should probably sit down. The game developer chose to deliver bad news to fans on Saturday evening via its official blog , confirming that
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Gizmodo

Twin Peaks Actor Takes on the Immortal Question: Is James Hurley Cool? Image Credit: Lynch/Frost Productions James Marshall, who plays wannabe bad boy James Hurley on Twin Peaks, finally had a chance to share his opinion on a debate that has consumed the show’s fandom for decades. Is Laura Palmer’s former beau cool ? James Hurley is one of the first people we meet on Twin Peaks . He’s got a leather jacket, a motorcycle, and he wants you to think he has a bad attitud
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Report: Uber's New CEO Will Likely Be General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt Photo: AP Uber is closing in on a pick to replace its former CEO Travis Kalanick, who departed the ride-hailing giant under a storm of allegations he tolerated a widespread culture of sexual harassment and mistreated drivers. Per Recode , the number one finalist is former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, who could be coming before the company’s board of directors for a final vote in as little as
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Science | The Guardian

When Milton met Galileo: the collision of cultures that helped shape Paradise Lost A transformative visit to Catholic Florence inspired the Puritan poet to write his epic masterpiece, a BBC documentary reveals It is an epic poem with a daunting reputation that has struck fear into the hearts of many a student of English literature. Recounting the fall of man, and Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost cemented the reputation of its author, the staunchly
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Science | The Guardian

Why this total solar eclipse is our best chance to discover mysteries of the sun As millions watch the total eclipse sweep across America on Monday, an army of ‘citizen scientists’ will provide a trove of information Solar eclipse – live Around 9am on Monday, observers standing on the coast of Oregon will notice a small black spot that will appear on one side of the sun. As the morning progresses, this inky imperfection will grow until, by about 10.15am, it covers the entire
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The Atlantic

'Free Speech' Event in Boston Met by Massive Counter-Protest A crowd of counter-demonstrators estimated in the thousands showed up in Boston on Saturday to protest a controversial “free speech” event, scheduled a week after a white-nationalist rally in support of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to fatal violence, including the death of one woman. The Boston rally concluded earlier than anticipated and was declared officially over b
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Gizmodo

Civilian Team Finds Wreck of USS Indianapolis, Lost in 1945 With 880 Crew The USS Indianapolis in 1945, taken just 20 days before she was lost with nearly 900 crew members. Credit: US Navy A team of civilian researchers has discovered the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, a US Navy cruiser which Imperial Japanese forces sunk in July 1945 to the loss of nearly three quarters of its crew. According to a statement from the Navy , two Japanese submarine torpedoes struck the s
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Watching This Prospector Descend Into Darkness Might Make You Reconsider Your Gold-Diving Career #BeringSeaGold | Fridays at 9p Zeke dives in search of a submerged prehistoric beach where he believes gold might congregate. But his hunch leads him down a deep, dark path. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/bering-sea-gold/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeringSeaGold https://www.facebook.com/Di
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Netflix's Death Note Creators Don't Really Understand the Whitewashing Criticism Image Credit: Netflix Last night, Netflix’s Death Note adaptation premiered in New York City, and the screening gave its creators a chance to respond to the widespread criticism of the film’s whitewashing of Japanese characters and context. Their responses aren’t exactly encouraging, but at least they’re talking? When news of Netflix’s Death Note adaptation surfaced earlier this year, it met a lo
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Ars Technica

Four book series that are shaping the future of science fiction on television Enlarge (credit: Who Fears Death ) If recent Hollywood deals are any indication, science fiction on TV is about to get even more interesting and complex. The trend started with the surprising announcement in late 2016 that Lin Manuel-Miranda's next project—after completing his run on Hamilton and writing the music for Moana —would be to adapt Patrick Rothfuss' cult fantasy series The Kingkiller C
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Seeing One Solar Eclipse May Not Be EnoughDavid Baron, author of the new book American Eclipse, talks about how seeing his first total solar eclipse turned him into an eclipse chaser. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Alt-Light Goons Humiliated After Boston 'Free Speech' Rally Swarmed With Counter-Protesters Photo: AP Last week’s violent, unhinged white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which culminated in a terror attack which killed Heather Heyer and wounded dozens of others, seems to have left the digital far-right in a sorry state indeed. A “Free Speech Rally” in Boston which days ago was making city officials nervous it could be a repeat ended in total embarrassment on Saturday. CN
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Paleo Profile: The Hiding HunterOverlooked bones reveal a new dinosaur species. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Watch The Brown Kids Give One Last Howl As They Leave Browntown #AlaskanBushPeople | Fridays at 9/8c Departing from Chichagof Island, the Brown kids marvel at all they have accomplished, and howl one last time into the silence of the Alaskan bush. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaskan-bush-people/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alaskanbushppl https://www.
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