- This is what quantum physics looks like in real time. Updated 3d ago
- Researchers used ancient starlight in an experiment and still found quantum entanglement.
- Tangled up in q? Why our certainty around entanglement recently increased by a factor of "ten million billion."
- While Brazil's corruption scandal engulfs Latin America, Olympics stadiums get vandalized. Updated 4d ago
- The death of a Korean businessman slowed Duterte's killing spree.
- Trump is still embarrassingly connected to his businesses. Here's an overview of his most environmentally hazardous properties.
- Engineers and environmentalists saw issues coming for Oroville. Now a "nightmare scenario" is in play. Updated 5d ago
- Wild footage from a California Highway Patrol plane.
- As climate change progresses, expect many more Oroville Dam disasters.
Sinkholes swallow cars in Los Angeles.
You'll have heard the weather in Southern California is a little wet, even deadly. And none of it's going to help the Oroville disaster. But what got our attention this morning were images of sinkholes.
Mr. Trump causes severe distress rather than experiencing it and has been richly rewarded, rather than punished, for his grandiosity, self-absorption and lack of empathy. It is a stigmatizing insult to the mentally ill (who are mostly well behaved and well meaning) to be lumped with Mr. Trump (who is neither).↩︎ New York Times
Terrorist attacks and deaths-by-ladder should not be compared.
Terrorism is different. There are small incidents, but there are also huge ones in which hundreds or thousands of people die. It’s a fat-tailed distribution, in which outliers are really important. It also isn’t stable: Five or 10 or even 50 years of data isn’t necessarily enough to allow one to predict with confidence what’s going to happen next year. It’s a little like housing prices -- the fact that they hadn’t declined on the national level for more than 50 years before 2006 didn’t mean they couldn’t decline. Meanwhile, the widespread belief that they wouldn’t decline made the housing collapse more likely and more costly.
- The conflict in Yemen won't be fixed easily, and Trump's botched military raid certainly didn't help matters. Updated 6d ago
- Chemical agents and disinformation were integral to Assad's retaking of Aleppo.
- America's longest-running war, full of nuance, demands patience to grasp. Huh.
- A great short video on the workings of ingroups, outgroups, and social identity theory. Updated 1w ago
- Your Friday brain juice: How ordinary people can become trolls.
- Tennis great Roger Federer is known for his grace. Here's someone who learned to match him move for move.
Announcing the 2017 Tournament of Books
It’s been a long, turbulent sleep, but now the Rooster wakes. Introducing the shortlist, judges, commentators, and Zombie poll for the 13th edition of The Morning News Tournament of Books.
Albums of the Year
The Top Albums of 2016
The best music from 2016 meant more than usual this year.
Closing the Door
The Year That Was and Wasn’t
The past year has been bad—but what made it bad, more or less? To find out, we asked a group of writers and thinkers: What were the most important events of 2016, and what were the least?
- According to the FBI, white supremacists operate at ease within law enforcement and defense. Updated 1w ago
- The factions represented by Timothy McVeigh, however marginalized, are a bulwark of support for the new president.
- An actual Bowling Green massacre was stopped just before it took place.
- A flawed reading of an old Senate rule allows Republicans to tell Elizabeth Warren to shut up. Updated 1w ago
- Here's the King letter that "impugns" Jeff Sessions.
- McConnell's ploy likely was suggested by the Heritage Foundation.