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Early Climate Scientist:
'Where Did I Go Wrong?'
Nov 26, 2023 9:00 AM CST
Early Climate Scientist: 'Where Did I Go Wrong?'
Australia's Graeme Pearman, 82, now laments that so little action was taken decades ago
- "I often wonder: where did I go wrong?" Graeme Pearman tells the
. "Why didn't people respond? Is that my responsibility?" In the early '70s, Pearman rang the alarm about what he saw as an impending climate crisis as part of CSIRO, Australia's government agency...
Maybe Our Money Should
Have an Expiration Date
Nov 25, 2023 2:45 PM CST
Maybe Our Money Should Have an Expiration Date
Noema explores the concept put forth by a long-ago German economist
- It's a novel thought experiment: What if our money had an expiration date? In Noema , Jacob Baynham explores the idea and how it would transform the very idea of what money is, or should be. As Baynham explains, a German economist named Silvio Gesell proposed the idea more than...
He's an Appalachian Trail
Legend—but a 'Polarizing' One
Nov 25, 2023 9:00 AM CST
He's an Appalachian Trail Legend—but a 'Polarizing' One
'Outside Online' profiles Warren Doyle
- When it comes to Appalachian Trail legends, Warren Doyle's name has a place at the top of the list. The 73-year-old set a fastest known time of 66 days five decades ago, has hiked all 2,198 miles of the trial 18 times, has coached other AT record setters,...
The Phony Will Worked—
Until His Ex Got Suspicious
Nov 19, 2023 12:50 PM CST
The Phony Will Worked— Until His Ex Got Suspicious
'Toronto Life' unravels story of ex-cop, his mistress, and the money they stole from a dead man
- In one sense, the story by Katherine Laidlaw in
recounts a straightforward, depressing crime: When an elderly man with dementia died without a will and seemingly without relatives, a couple successfully schemed to illegally obtain his estate of more than $800,000. They pulled it off because Adellene...
but Necessary Group
Nov 19, 2023 8:33 AM CST
School Principals Form Unwanted but Necessary Group
A deep dive into the Principal Recovery Network, a support group for leaders at schools affected by gun violence
- Frank DeAngelis used to belong to a lonely club of one. Now, he's got nearly two dozen companions in that club, but it's one he wishes didn't exist. In fact, DeAngelis—the former principal of Colorado's Columbine High School, where a 1999 mass shooting left 12...
What Happened When Chicago
Gave Her $500 a Month
Nov 19, 2023 6:01 AM CST
What Happened When Chicago Gave Her $500 a Month
A look at how one woman's life was impacted by the yearlong Resilient Communities Pilot
- You hear about them every so often: pilot programs that give a select group of people a guaranteed income for a specific amount of time in a quest to see if such an approach can make a difference in the fight against poverty. In a deep dive for
How Things Came Undone
for a Famed Tennis Family
Nov 18, 2023 2:40 PM CST
How Things Came Undone for a Famed Tennis Family
The 'NYT' shares the story of David Lewis and his daughters
- Everyone in the New Zealand tennis world knows David Lewis, writes Matthew Futterman for the
New York Times
. They also know "what happened to his family." Lewis was part of a trio of tennis-star brothers—himself a pro, another losing the 1983 Wimbledon men's singles final to...
How Did Little Tokelau Become
a Cybercrime Hub? Think '.tk'
Nov 12, 2023 9:30 AM CST
How Did Little Tokelau Become a Cybercrime Hub? Think '.tk'
'MIT Technology Review' unpacks the inadvertent twist for Pacific territory
- Unless you're a geography buff, you may never have heard of the tiny Pacific territory of Tokelau. It's no wonder: As Jacob Judah explains in the
MIT Technology Review ,
Tokelau is made up of three small atolls, has only about 1,400 inhabitants, and didn't even get...
The Rare Kit Kats Made It to
the US. Then Came the Scam
Nov 12, 2023 9:01 AM CST
The Rare Kit Kats Made It to the US. Then Came the Scam
'Strategic theft' is on the rise. This was one instance of it
- As far as scams go, it's a strange and confusing one—and on the rise. The
New York Times
delves into the world of "strategic theft," which it describes as "part identity theft, part extortion," with a real-world case involving 55,000 unusually flavored Kit...
Lululemon Founder Investing
Fortune to Cure His Disease
Nov 12, 2023 7:30 AM CST
Lululemon Founder Investing Fortune to Cure His Disease
Bloomberg profiles Chip Wilson and his fight against form of muscular dystrophy
- The founder of athleisure company Lululemon has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and he's spending millions to find a cure before time runs out. Bloomberg details Chip Wilson's story, from becoming an entrepreneur in the outdoor and fitness realm (when he was first diagnosed in the late...
Cajun Turtles' Biggest
Threat: Illegal Hunters
Nov 12, 2023 6:33 AM CST
Cajun Turtles' Biggest Threat: Illegal Hunters
'Texas Tribune' explores the fate of alligator snapping turtles in Texas and Louisiana
- Alligator snapping turtles have long been a Cajun delicacy, so much so that the prehistoric-looking creatures' numbers are dwindling. As the
explains, Texas has strict laws to protect the freshwater turtles—which can easily top 100 pounds and live longer than the researchers who study them—but Louisiana...
A Risky Hernia Procedure
Is Gaining Popularity
Nov 5, 2023 4:25 PM CST
A Risky Hernia Procedure Is Gaining Popularity
'New York Times' takes a in-depth look at component separation
- Some doctors are learning how to perform a complicated and risky medical procedure that has recently gained popularity by watching online videos or attending quick trainings. And the
New York Times
reports that in a growing number of cases, patients are being left painfully disfigured after going under the knife....
He Entered NBA
With No Red
Piled Up Fast
Nov 5, 2023 1:25 PM CST
He Entered NBA With No Red Flags. They Piled Up Fast
ESPN looks at the troubles of superstar Ja Morant, whose career is on the line
- The NBA's Memphis Grizzlies have begun their new season, but superstar Ja Morant has to watch from the bench for the first 25 games. The 24-year-old is serving the league suspension—which amounts to him forfeiting $7.7 million in salary—after he showed up on social media posing...
A Maligned, Centuries-Old Test
Is Still Used in Murder Cases
Nov 4, 2023 4:30 PM CDT
A Maligned, Centuries-Old Test Is Still Used in Murder Cases
ProPublica digs into the criticisms of the 'lung float' test in regard to stillborn babies
- It's called the "lung float" test, and, as ProPublica explains, the name is an accurate one. The test first emerged centuries ago as a way to determine if a baby was born stillborn or murdered. The infant's lungs would be placed in water and if they floated—...
Are Being Stalked
Nov 4, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
Increasingly, Professors Are Being Stalked
The Verge takes a look at the growing problem of the harassment of faculty members
- The problem of stalking on college campuses is a disturbingly common one. As Erika Hayasaki writes in the Verge , 17% of students have reported being victims in some fashion, with the reported stalkers running the gamut from classmates to strangers and even nonstudents. The story, though, looks at a different...
Oct 29, 2023 4:40 PM CDT
Two Scientific Words Explain Fascination With Horror
'Predator inspection' serves an evolutionary purpose, according to 'Scientific American'
- Halloween season is in full swing, with people subjecting themselves to haunted houses, scary movies, and ghoulish costumes. And why? Not to take all the fun out of the festivities, but two researchers in
have two words to explain this fascination with—and even embrace of—horror: predator...
The World Is Burning.
'Tell Me About Your Mother'
Oct 29, 2023 2:10 PM CDT
The World Is Burning. 'Tell Me About Your Mother'
'New York Times Magazine' explores how climate angst is changing the world of therapy
- Not too long ago, if somebody walked into a therapist's office and described their existential dread about what's happening to the climate, the patient might have been considered a crackpot. Today? With mind-boggling heat, rampant wildfires, related smoke pollution, flooding, etc., not so much. In fact, Seattle therapist...
It Was One of the Internet's
First Crash-and-Burn Stories
Oct 29, 2023 11:20 AM CDT
It Was One of the Internet's First Crash-and-Burn Stories
Narratively takes a deep dive into 'Kony 2012,' which captivated the world briefly, then fizzled
- A blast from the internet's viral hall of fame,
, is back in Narratively's in-depth look into how the sensation-turned-cancellation came to be—and what has happened in the 11 years since the video promising to change the world ripped through headlines. In the piece, the visionary...
Possible Descendant Wants
Harvard's Early Slave Photos
Oct 22, 2023 1:40 PM CDT
Possible Descendant Wants Harvard's Early Slave Photos
Tamara Lanier sued university unsuccessfully to reclaim images she believes depict her family
- Thirteen years ago, Tamara Lanier underwent a quest to understand her lineage, resulting in a lawsuit to reclaim photos from a Harvard museum that she believes depict her enslaved ancestors. ProPublica unfolds the moving story that begins with an African-born, enslaved man named Renty. Harvard professor Louis Agassiz, who subscribed...
Trans Teen, Family
'Run Out of Town on a Rail'
Oct 22, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Trans Teen, Family 'Run Out of Town on a Rail'
'New Yorker' piece dives into how laws in Tennessee, and in South in general, have affected LGBTQ youth
- Tennessee has passed nearly 20 anti-LGBTQ+ laws since 2015, among the highest in the nation, per the Human Rights Campaign. For Kristen Chapman, that number is more than just a statistic—it proved to be the death knell for her family's future in the Volunteer State, as her 17-year-daughter,...
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