Restaurants that promise locally sourced ingredients are almost always lying.
Thursday, April 14
A mysterious stone and the complexities of grief.
On the history of content moderation and what it means for the future of free speech.Previously: "The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed"
Wednesday, April 13
Nate Silver is the founder of FiveThirtyEight and the author of The Signal and the Noise.
“I know in a perfectly rational world, if you make an 80/20 prediction, people should know that not only will this prediction not be right all the time, but you did something wrong if it’s never wrong. The 20% underdog should come through sometimes. People in sports understand that sometimes a 15 seed beats a 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. That’s much harder to explain to people in politics.”
How 23-year-old Metro Boomin became every rapper’s favorite producer.
They were florists working in Amsterdam’s largest flower market. They were also members of one of the most powerful arms of the Italian mafia. An investigation into how organized crime has gone global.
Tuesday, April 12
Fat doesn’t make us fat. So why has science led us to believe otherwise?
Susie McKinnon cannot hold a grudge. She is unfamiliar with the feeling of regret and oblivious to aging. She has no core memories. And yet she knows who she is.
How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.
Monday, April 11
Two percent of humans can hear the Hum, a mysterious, low rumble in the distance. It might exist. It might be imaginary. It might be both.
A brazen land grab in Zimbabwe and why it’s getting harder to stop multinational corporations.