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How 2 Million People Loved MoviePass Nearly to Death

Since paying the $9.95 monthly fee for the movie-a-day service in January, Wolfe has seen Black Panther and most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Best Picture nominees. Twelve films in total, at no additional cost to her....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-25

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pasta salad with roasted carrots and sunflower seed dressing

Cook carrots: Heat oven to 500 degrees. Cut the tops off the carrots (wash and reserve some green tops for dressing) and scrub or peel. Toss with oil, salt, and pepper and spread out in on layer on a large baking sheet....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-25

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Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.

James Priest couldn’t make sense of it. He was examining the DNA of a desperately ill baby, searching for a genetic mutation that threatened to stop her heart. But the results looked as if they had come from two different infants. “I was just flabbergasted,” said Dr....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-25

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Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

Six months ago, Melissa Nichols brought her baby girl, Arlo, home from the hospital. And she immediately had a secret. Across town, first-time mom Candyce Hubbell has the same secret — and she hides it from her pediatrician. "I don't really want to be lectured," she says....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-25

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What Happened in Vegas

The days, weeks, and months after the worst mass shooting in modern American history The California Sunday Magazine It is Monday evening, less than 24 hours after Stephen Paddock — an isolated, shadowy 64-year-old retired tax auditor and postal worker from Mesquite, Nevada, a high rol...

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-25

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How the Math Men Overthrew the Mad Men

Once, Mad Men ruled advertising. They’ve now been eclipsed by Math Men—the engineers and data scientists whose province is machines, algorithms, pureed data, and artificial intelligence....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-25

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How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood

When Boots Riley was done writing the screenplay for his comedy, he figured he needed several name actors and a budget of a few million dollars to actually get it made. He spent decades working as a community organizer, activist and as the frontman of a leftist hip-hop group called the Coup....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow her. She wanted to show him something. They stepped outside the lab into an area of open office space where other employees had gathered....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Deadly Chinese Fentanyl Is Creating a New Era of Drug Kingpins

Among the 5,000 apartments, on a high-rise’s 20th floor, lives Yan Xiaobing, a chemicals distributor with short, spiky hair. His wife, Hu Qi, operates an English tutoring business....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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The Force Is Strong With This ‘Star Wars’ Subculture

On the weekend after the January weather that exposed the Northeast to new synonyms for “storm,” the external temperatures in New Brunswick, New Jersey, could have killed a tauntaun. Inside the Hyatt Regency hotel, though, Conference Room C was sweltering....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Ignore the hype over big tech. Its products are mostly useless

It’s years since Silicon Valley gave us a game-changer. Instead, from curing disease to colonies on Mars, we’re fed overblown promises Back in 1999, Google hit 1bn searches a year. Wifi began to make an impact about two years later....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Darius Foroux on making time for useful work

Darius Foroux doesn’t like to be busy, but he sure gets a lot done. How does he do it? With a time management technique he read about in college that he has since expanded on and made his own....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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The enduring mythology of the whiz kid

The story of innovation, as it is typically told, is one of rule breakers, stay-up-all-nighters, people who are sharper and shinier than everyone else–whiz kids. And those whiz kids all look the same. Young. Male. Techies or policy wonks or numbers geniuses....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Gillian Jacobs talks to Alison Brie about the highs and lows of being an actor

BRIE: You did? What college? JACOBS: After my freshman year, I went to Harvard, and then University of Chicago....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Email Is Dangerous

Electronic mail as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. One week ago, a group of European security researchers warned that two obscure encryption schemes for email were deeply broken....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Shared housing startups are taking off

When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Here are the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend, and last night, the organization announced the winners of its prestigious Nebula Awards. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky won the award for best novel....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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A dozen years after near-death, Star Trek’s future may be stronger than ever

On May 13, 2005, Star Trek: Enterprise ended its four-season run with the controversial two-part finale, “These Are the Voyages… ” The finale infamously brought in cast members from The Next Generation to tell the final chapter in Enterprise’s story, and it was viewed by some as a...

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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The One Emoji That Means True Love

Emoji hearts are hard to read but there’s one that beats them all. There’s no more universal sign of love than a heart. The traditional red heart has become the default signal of approval on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and countless other apps....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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What Democracies Can Learn From Malaysia

Sometimes the real promise of the system is simply the power to remove leaders. What is democracy for? This might seem like an obvious question. Yet disagreements over democracy’s ends are multiplying in the West, including in the oldest, most advanced democracies....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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The Physics of a Tesla Model X Towing a Boeing 787

This is pretty cool—an electric car pulling a full size commercial aircraft, apparently for the first time ever. In particular, it is a Tesla Model X pulling a Quantas Boeing 787. There are a million reasons this is cool, but I think we should just jump to the coolest ones: the physics questions....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Essays That Make Sense of the Infinite and the Infinitesimal

In his 2012 book, “Why Does the World Exist?,” Jim Holt invited a noisy swarm of physicists, theologians and novelists to stare into the abyss with him....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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How Ryan Reynolds Found ‘Deadpool,’ and Also Himself

Ryan Reynolds’s introduction to superhero movies, and our introduction to Ryan Reynolds in superhero movies, is clichéd, and obnoxious, and close to perfect....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Harry and Meghan Look to the Future, but Some Royals Never Change

Well, that was fun. A good time was had by all. In the words of one well-placed source, “the ceremony was over very quickly, in about fifteen minutes. Then everyone hit the dance floor. It seemed they all just wanted to party.” No, wait....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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These Lizards Are Full of Green Blood That Should Kill Them

They somehow seem to have evolved this weird trait several times. In 1969, two biologists wrote about three lizards from New Guinea whose insides were green. The color ranged from a deep blue-green to a vivid lime hue, and it was everywhere....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Why The NBA Abandoned Roy Hibbert

INDIANAPOLIS — Five years ago tonight, the Pacers needed a hero....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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How to Be a Middle-Aged Rock Star: An Appreciation of Maynard James Keenan

Sunday night, the strangest and most magnetic frontman in recent rock history stood onstage in a soccer stadium in Columbus, Ohio, dressed in full riot gear, bathed in shadow, gesticulating like a maniacal puppet, and singing, as he has for 22 years now, of his fervent wish that Califor...

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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A Death in Slow Motion

James “Lee” Lewis had waited years for a new heart, praying for the day he would be free of the mechanical pump doctors implanted in him in 2015....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study

Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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Dig Up Dinosaurs at These Family-Friendly Paleontology Sites

Looking for a fun, educational summer activity the whole family can get in on? How about digging up actual dinosaur bones and other fossils! Here are a few of the best dig sites across the country that welcome newcomers who want to learn about paleontology....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-24

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HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 turns a warning about media into a tirade against tech trends

Dystopian stories are often described as warnings, but they can also be Rorschach blots. Readers dive in with specific fears — about technology, society, or the future — and find an allegory to validate them....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-23