Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

This is why I’ll never shop at OfficeMax again—even if everything is free

reader comments 0 I’ve often remarked to anyone who would listen that robots are becoming more like humans, and humans are becoming more like robots. When it comes to the latter, nowhere is that more true than in my recent … Continue reading

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Set an alert: Do not miss The Farthest on PBS

Enlarge / An icon of exploration. reader comments 1 I’ve made no secret that the Voyager probes’ journey through the outer Solar System was a major influence on my childhood. So I was shocked to find out that I had … Continue reading

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Is ‘Natural Flavor’ Healthier Than ‘Artificial Flavor’?

Pick up any packaged, processed food, and there’s a decent chance that one of its listed ingredients will be “natural flavor.” The ingredient sounds good, particularly in contrast to another common and mysterious ingredient, “artificial flavor.” But what exactly does … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Fear House Republican Tax Bill Would Hurt Charitable Giving

A bell ringer with the Salvation Army dances in New York City in December 2014. Nonprofit groups estimate that the new tax bill proposed by House Republicans could reduce charitable giving by $13 billion annually. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Becomes 1st State To Ban Bump Stocks After Las Vegas Massacre

A bump stock device, (left) that fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption George Frey/Getty Images A bump stock device, (left) that fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the … Continue reading

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‘Weinstein effect’ ripples around the world

The British defense minister. The head of news at NPR. The co-author of “Game Change.” The head of Amazon Studios. The star of “House of Cards.” Every day there are disturbing new allegations about prominent men abusing their power. Every … Continue reading

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Finnair has begun weighing passengers

This is not quite business as usual. Finnair has just begun a new program where it weighs passengers before take-off to help the Finnish airline collect more accurate data about weights on its flights. Paivyt Tallqvist, director for media relations … Continue reading

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