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The future of democracy may well be decided in a drab office building on the outskirts of Vilnius, alongside a highway crammed with impatient drivers heading out of town. I met Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya there this spring, in a room that held a conference table, a whiteboard, and not much else.
Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts in December 2020 to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that Trump lost, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the scheme.
It looks unassuming, but the 1975 anthropology book holds a lot of teachings and knowledge, explains Danard, who is Anishinaabe and a member of Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nations. “I wanted this book for a really long time. But it’s US$1,400,” she says.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
As featured today in the New York Times, our latest research reveals the severe negative impact of employers excluding the talent pool of workers who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) instead of through a bachelor’s degree.
Although the debate over the value of security certification programs is hotly contested, they are still one of the top ways employers screen job candidates and assess an interviewee's baseline knowledge.
Thanks to climate change, temperatures in Kuwait could become too hot for people and wildlife in decades. How is this rich nation facing an uncomfortable future? Sign up for our Middle East newsletter and follow us @middleeast for news on the region.
If you weren’t already convinced by the epic snowstorm, fatal heat dome, horrific flooding, apocalyptic fires, and terrifying IPCC report of 2021, let’s make one thing clear: Climate change is here, now, today.
Here in Minnesota, we’re lucky to live in close proximity to many impressive architectural wonders.
One subset of conservatives expressed the greatest tendency to promote false news stories. Here’s what it means for the fight against misinformation. Asher Lawson is a Ph.D. student in management and organizations at Duke.
When the first wave of Covid hit the U.S., it became clear that the majority of patients being placed on ventilators had a series of underlying conditions. Among those were metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, both of which have been surging in the U.S. over the past few years.
Have you had enough? It's less China's Great Leap Forward, more America's Great Leap Outward.
The California Public Utilities Commission is poised to kill off much of the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) industry in California, which will result in the use of more polluting natural gas and biomass electricity as well as dirty electricity imported from out of state.
It is fascinating to watch Walmart slowly implode. I am not sure people realize just how fragile their business model... Lots of people have predicted the demise of Walmart. Mostly it is wishful thinking; people who dislike Walmart are inclined to think it has no future, despite signs that it does.
Temperature departures from average in degrees Celsius during 2021. (Berkeley Earth). Global warming became local to a new and devastating extent in 2021, with the year ranking as the sixth-warmest on record, according to new, independent data from NASA, NOAA and Berkeley Earth.
Cindy Wilbur has spent over 20 years working for Fred Meyer, a big-box supermarket that is part of the Kroger family of grocery chains, and for the first 18 of them, she was happy. Back then, she was employed as a food price changer and making decent money working 48 hours a week.
Nearly 300 scientists and doctors have signed an open letter to Spotify asking the audio platform to take action against podcaster Joe Rogan, who they say has a "concerning history" of broadcasting misinformation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biggest draw at Moraine Lake is the sheer variety of hiking and walking trails, the most popular of them all being The Rockpile Trail. According to Greek legend, Melissani is known to be the Nymph’s cave. It has a striking looking lake in addition to lush trees and thriving forests.
The loan servicing giant Navient has agreed to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debts owed by roughly 66,000 borrowers, as part of a settlement announced Thursday with 39 state attorneys general.
Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right extremist group Oath Keepers, was arrested on Thursday for organizing a detailed plot to storm the Capitol last January 6 and prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election.
“Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it,” researchers wrote in a meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies.
On New Year’s Eve of 2019, revelers gathered around the globe to ring in a new decade. Many jubilantly attended “Roaring Twenties” parties, adorned in elegant evening wear, cloche and Panama hats, and knickerbockers, harkening back to an exciting, culturally vibrant era of economic prosperity.
Cracked homes, buckled roads and ruptured pipelines are likely to become common in and near the Arctic as warming temperatures cause frozen ground to thaw, new findings say. Five million people live on Arctic permafrost including in Russia, North America and Scandinavia.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin came under fire Saturday after The Washington Post reported that the West Virginia Democrat "does not currently support" passing even his own recent $1.8 trillion counteroffer to President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda. "Sen.
Within 12 hours of New York City’s deadliest fire in decades, which killed 17 people in the Bronx on Sunday night, officials were willing and able to apportion blame.
Could weed be the next COVID-19 drug? According to a new study by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University, compounds found in cannabis can prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from infecting human cells.
The omicron-driven surge has sent COVID-19 hospitalizations skyrocketing across the U.S., reaching a new pandemic high this week with 145,982 patients hospitalized.
For exclusive access to all of our fitness, gear, adventure, and travel stories, plus discounts on trips, events, and gear, sign up for Outside+ today. In Artemis, our Airstream, Jen and I have put thousands of miles of road beneath us since August, crisscrossing the Rockies again and again.
We never publish new content here at Strong Towns from mid-December through the start of the new year, so we missed the opportunity to update our readers on a story that broke out of New Zealand in December. I'm also not sure New Zealand is a place we've ever covered here at Strong Towns.
If you walked up Eighth Avenue from Central Park in the early 1980s, some of the storefronts and brownstones on Harlem’s side streets looked like they’d recently been hit by a bomb or natural disaster.
Paula* had not been living in her retirement apartment for very long when I arrived for our interview. She welcomed me into a modern, comfortable home. We sat in the living room, taking in the impressive view from her balcony and our conversation unfolded.
Compared to other Big Tech companies, Apple has been the poster child of privacy protection.Unfortunately, a recent announcement has breached that trust.
Given the extent to which school shootings have become the norm in America, I was deeply saddened but not surprised by what occurred in Oxford, Michigan, last month, when a 15-year-old boy is alleged to have unleashed gunfire on his fellow students, killing four of them and injuring several other pe
When Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Solar Roof in 2016, it was the first that many people had heard of solar shingles. But the idea of a roofing product that can both generate energy and blend in with regular asphalt shingles has been around for decades.
This article was originally published by our sister site, Freethink. During the hypnagogic state, your muscles relax, and while you’re still aware of what’s going on in the room around you, you might also start to imagine sounds or visions.
The future, my mom used to say, belongs to those who wake up early. L’avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt. She’d say this as we drove to early ice skating practices on those cold winter mornings growing up in Quebec.
Demand for housing has risen very sharply this year, and that has affected prices. According to the carefully followed S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, home prices nationwide rose 19.1% in October, compared to the same month last year. In several markets, the figure was over 25%.
In mid-2020, after the pandemic had settled in, I wrote in a TIME cover story that the stars had aligned to make 2020 and 2021 the “last, best chance” to keep the world from experiencing the worst impacts of climate change. Temperatures have risen more than 1.
In the weeks leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a handful of Americans — well-known politicians, obscure local bureaucrats — stood up to block then-President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn a free and fair vote of the American people.
Covid-19 experts on which treatments hold up against omicron and which ones to ask a doctor about if you get sick. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the coming omicron wave, but there’s one thing we can be pretty sure about: A lot of people are going to get sick.
This article is an installment of The Future Explored, a weekly guide to world-changing technology. You can get stories like this one straight to your inbox every Thursday morning by subscribing here. The system will begin rolling out on select vehicles, including on the Volvo XC90, in late 2022.
Scientists have another solution for the notorious "French paradox" - the riddle of how a nation of alcohol-quaffing, croissant-munching gourmands stays healthy and slim, while a disproportionate number of health-obsessed Americans are obese and at cardiovascular risk.
Immune responses to viruses like SARS-CoV-2 may affect mental health, and vice versa. Doctors are uncovering exactly how.
Spanning the wilds of upper Washington, the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20, if you want to be boring about it) is an encapsulation of the mysterious, sprawling allure of the Pacific Northwest. It's an outdoor wonderland of stunning mountain vistas and lush coniferous jungle.
GARDEN CITY, Kan.—A century after the Dust Bowl, another environmental catastrophe is coming to the High Plains of western Kansas. The signs are subtle but unequivocal: dry riverbeds, fields of sand, the sound of irrigation motors straining to pump from dwindling aquifers.
Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, referred to now as the “Doomsday” glacier, may melt in three years, causing sea levels to rise dramatically. Thwaites is the widest glacier on the planet, measuring roughly 80 miles across and 2,600 to 3,900 feet deep.
“I like dressing up and taking pictures with my sister,” Abi says. “I have been doing it for a long time and my mom told me that one day I will be on billboards all over the world.
Madeline Pendleton explains how business owners are choosing not to pay employees and keeping all the profits for themselves.
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