Everything You Thought You Knew, and Why You’re Wrong

A scientist and policy analyst examines the systems that rule our world, denounces easy solutions and makes the case for uncertainty. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 7 days ago

Two Twitter Leaders Are Leaving Company Following Musk Deal

An internal memo shared with employees said that the platform’s general manager and general manager for revenue would be departing. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 7 days ago

How to Clean Stuffed Animals and Dolls (Trust Us, They’re Gross)

Watching an adorable kid lovingly curl up with their favorite stuffed animal can be achingly cute … until you think about where that stuffie has been. The sandbox, the car trunk, the dog’s mouth—oh, my! And then, ugh, what’s been on that stuffie (I have observed a kid burying boo … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 8 days ago

I’ve Always Struggled with My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning

A diet app helped me shed my extra Covid pounds — and reminded me that I’m still the same old me. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 8 days ago

Bitcoin Is Acting Like Just Another Tech Stock

The cryptocurrency’s plunging value has mirrored losses in the Nasdaq, a benchmark that’s weighted toward tech stocks. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 8 days ago

Skip the Spotify Car Thing. Get a Car Phone Mount Instead.

I love jamming to electronic lo-fi and the latest Harry Styles tracks as I drive down the California coast in my Jeep Cherokee. But my car is old—from 1998, nearly as old as I am—and it’s no real surprise it has an antiquated sound system. (It has an add-on CD player, for goodnes … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 8 days ago

The Best Balance Bike

A good balance bike helps little kids develop the coordination and confidence they’ll need to ride a pedal bike—things they won’t get with training wheels. We spent about 40 hours researching and assembling 13 balance bikes, and subjected them to a cadre of highly energetic 2- to … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 8 days ago

How to Free Childhood Memories Trapped in Ancient Film

If you have decades of family history stored on old slides and negatives, you can easily convert those pictures to digital photos. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 13 days ago

The Best Shoe Rack

After spending more than 30 hours researching shoe racks, interviewing professional organizers, and assembling 18 racks by hand, we think the Seville Classics 3-Tier Resin Slat Utility Shoe Rack is the best choice for most people who need extra shoe storage in a closet or entrywa … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 13 days ago

A Fight over America’s Energy Future Erupts on the Canadian Border

Power companies, conservationists, local residents and two U.S. states are mired in an acrimonious dispute about hydroelectricity from Quebec. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 13 days ago

Upgrade Your Home With 5 Deals on Smart-Home Gear for Alexa, HomeKit, and More

Smart-home gear can make life a lot easier—but upgrading your space with all-new tech isn’t cheap. Whether you’re setting up a safer space for an older adult living alone or introducing a little more convenience into your day-to-day life, we want to help you save. Here are five d … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 13 days ago

Goodwill Sold a Bust for $34.99. It's an Ancient Roman Relic.

Its 2,000-year journey to Texas remains a mystery, but the buyer is returning it to the German state of Bavaria, its pre-World War II home. Laura Young was browsing through a Goodwill store in Austin, Texas, in 2018 when she found a bust for sale.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

The Tenants Tried to Stop an Eviction. Now They Could Own the Building

When a new landlord bought their building in the Bronx and threatened to raise rents and kick them out, tenants banded together. They never expected how far they might get: the chance to buy their apartments for $2,500 each. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Jill Biden embarks on a trip to Eastern Europe to visit Ukrainian refugees.

May 5, 2022, 5:42 p.m. ET Jill Biden, the first lady, is leaving late Thursday for Eastern Europe, where she will visit with Ukrainian refugees, displaced by the Russian invasion, and tour the Slovakian border with Ukraine, according to her office. The first scheduled stop is on … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Can Covid Lead to Impotence?

Some studies find higher rates of erectile dysfunction among men recovering from the illness. But other factors related to the pandemic, like heightened anxiety, may also be to blame. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Karine Jean-Pierre Is Named White House Press Secretary

WASHINGTON - President Biden on Thursday selected Karine Jean-Pierre, the principal deputy press secretary, to replace Jen Psaki as the top White House spokeswoman, making her the first Black woman to hold one of the most high-profile jobs in American politics.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Trump Proposed Launching Missiles Into Mexico to 'Destroy the Drug Labs,' Esper Says

It is one of the moments in his upcoming memoir that the former defense secretary described as leaving him all but speechless. President Donald J. Trump in 2020 asked Mark T.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

The Best Infant Car Seats

Before you can make that cautious, white-knuckled first drive home with your new baby, you need to be armed with the proper equipment. An infant car seat can be used from birth until a child is around 30 inches or 30 pounds. It varies by family, but the seat will likely be in the … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

What Is Happening to the People Falling for Crypto and NFTs?

Web3, billed as the future of the internet, might create more problems than it solves. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

The Best Running Gear

Running is a refreshingly uncomplicated way to get your heart pumping. You can do it nearly anywhere, and you don’t need much to make it happen (other than the motivation to go). That said, functional gear that speaks to your specific needs can enhance your experience. We’ve spen … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Learning loss is 50% of a year's worth of math when learning remotely

New research is showing the high costs of long school closures in some communities. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife with Misinformation/White Privilege

The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Elon Musk Hates Ads. Twitter Needs Them. That May Be a Problem

Many marketers were already lukewarm on the service. Now, some may move their money elsewhere if the content moderation policies are relaxed. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Signs of an Animal Virus Discovered in Man Who Received a Pig’s Heart

The patient showed no sign of rejecting the genetically modified organ, but suffered numerous complications. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month With These Delicious Asian Snacks

May is Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month. And since it’s customary for people in many Asian countries to greet one another with the question “Have you eaten yet?” we thought it only fitting to celebrate by rounding up some of Wirecutter’s favorite Asian food items. H … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

How to Clean Your Hairbrush

Your scalp constantly sheds and secretes and flakes. It might sound icky, but with that feat of regeneration, lots of those dispelled bits end up in your hairbrush. It’s amazing! It’s disgusting. You need to clean that brush. For insight on tending to your hairbrush, we consulted … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

A Man Tried to Rob a Bank From the Back of a Taxi. It Didn't Go Well.

Angel Luis Masdeu, who was sentenced to six years in prison, was "one of the dumbest of the dumb crooks" the police in Hartsville, S.C., have encountered, the department said. In hindsight, it might not have been the best strategy. On Feb.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Death Toll During Pandemic Far Exceeds Totals Reported by Countries, W.H.O. Says

In Mexico, the excess death toll during the first two years of the pandemic was twice as high as the government's official tally of Covid deaths. In Egypt, excess deaths were roughly 12 times as great as the official Covid toll. In Pakistan, the figure was eight times as high.(ny … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 14 days ago

Elon Musk has brought in new investors to fund his Twitter deal, a filing shows

The filing lists a number of investment firms and others backers who will contribute $7 billion to the deal. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

One Tiny German Town, Seven Big Michelin Stars (2013)

There is a very good reason to visit the obscure Black Forest Village of Baiersbronn. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

Smoke and a Sandstorm, Seen from Space

A time-lapse image of smoke from wildfires in New Mexico and dust from a storm in Colorado illustrates the scope of Western catastrophe. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

U.S. Intelligence Is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals, Officials Say

May 4, 2022, 7:40 p.m. ET WASHINGTON - The United States has provided intelligence that has helped Ukrainians target and kill many of the Russian generals who have died in action in the Ukraine war, according to senior American officials. Ukrainian officials said they have killed … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

It’s Time to Rage

We can’t let this country become a hollow theocracy. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

New Jersey Man Is Sentenced to 14 Years in Online Dating Scheme

Rubbin Sarpong and his co-conspirators posed as U.S. service members on dating websites, stealing $1.75 million from more than 40 victims, prosecutors said. A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in an online dating scheme in which he and others, p … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

Text Neck, Pinkie Pain and Other Ways Phones Can Wreck Our Bodies

Health providers say they are seeing more patients than ever with pain and joint ailments in their hands, necks, shoulders and upper backs — and that mobile phones are most likely playing a part. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

May the 4th Be With You: 6 Deals to Celebrate Star Wars Day

It is a dark time for the Wirecutter Deals team. As Amazon Prime Day looms around the corner, inflation and product shortages are increasing prices and shipping delays throughout the galaxy. But the Deals team remains steadfast in its goal: to bring you the best discounts on Wire … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

6 Great Products to Help Fight Seasonal Allergies

It’s allergy season, as some 60 million Americans grappling with sniffling, sneezing, and scratchy throats right now are well aware. (If you’re worried it might be COVID-19 and not seasonal allergies, take a test to be sure). One of the best ways to deal with seasonal allergies i … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

6 Great Products to Help Fight Seasonal Allergies

It’s allergy season, as some 60 million Americans grappling with sniffling, sneezing, and scratchy throats right now can attest. (If you’re worried it might be COVID-19 and not seasonal allergies, take a test to be sure). One of the best ways to deal with seasonal allergies is to … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

Deadly Venom from Spiders and Snakes May Also Cure What Ails You

Efforts to tease apart the vast swarm of proteins in venom — a field called venomics — have burgeoned in recent years, leading to important drug discoveries. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

New York Times Reaches 9.1 Million Subscribers

Aided by the recent addition of the sports website The Athletic, The New York Times Company said on Wednesday that it had added 387,000 net digital subscribers in the first quarter. The company now has 9.1 million subscribers, it said, when including those from The Athletic, whic … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

For Second Straight Year, California Sees a Population Decline

Blame the pandemic, falling birthrates, immigration restrictions and an exodus of residents looking for cheaper places to live. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

Do Americans Support Abortion Rights? Depends on the State.

A majority of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. But the story is more complicated in the states where the future of abortion policy is likely to be decided if - as is now expected - the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.(nytimes.com) | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

Federal Reserve Is Expected to Increase Rates Again as It Combats Inflation

Mortgage rates have climbed nearly two percentage points since the start of the year - the fastest pace in nearly four decades - making it even more expensive for prospective home buyers in an already overheated market. Whether those rates climb further may hinge, in large part, … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

Stanford Gets $1.1B for New Climate School from John Doerr

The billionaire venture capitalist said the study of climate change and sustainability would be the “new computer science.” | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

We can’t let this country become a hollow theocracy. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

Opinion | Overturning 'Roe' Is a Radical, Not Conservative, Choice

Dear Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Barrett, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Thomas: As you'll no doubt agree, Roe v. Wade was an ill-judged decision when it was handed down on Jan. 22, 1973. It stood on the legal principle of a right to privacy found, at the time, mainly in the penum … | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 15 days ago

For Conservative Legal Movement, a Long-Sought Triumph Appears at Hand

For half a century, right-wing legal thinkers have been working toward the moment foretold by a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 16 days ago

In Echo of Soviet Era, Russia’s Movie Theaters Turn to Pirate Screenings

In a Cold War throwback, some venues are showing bootleg versions after Hollywood studios pulled films from the country. Still, viewer numbers have tanked. | Continue reading


@nytimes.com | 16 days ago