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“Yes Means Yes” Becomes Law

On Sunday, Jerry Brown signed California’s controversial affirmative-consent bill. Amanda Marcotte welcomes the news: This means that during an investigation of an alleged sexual assault, university disciplinary committees will haveShow More Summary

Face Of The Day

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pierson is giving an account of an incident involving a security breach at the White House after a man jumped […]

Nature Is Free

Well, that’s not quite right. But as of next month, the journal’s sister publication Nature Communications will be. In light of the news, The Economist deems the rise of open-access academic publishing “unstoppable”: All seven of Britain’s research councils, for example, now require that the results of the work they pay for are open-access in […]

A Warm Welcome For Narendra Modi, Ctd

A reader writes: The United States should feel some pressure to enhance relations with India and Prime Minister Modi. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India this month andsigned signed three pacts meant to boost trade and investment between the two nations. Setting aside the economic impact, the visit indicated a significant trend in two ways: […]

Foodies Are Fools

The evidence mounts: Paying $27 for a burger might seem extortionate. But the chefs behind the most expensive burger in Washington, D.C. – a wagyu skirt steak burger at BLT Steak – can take comfort in new research suggesting that inflated prices can translate into inflated enjoyment: A new paper, forthcoming in the Journal of […]

A Sunny Energy Future

Rebecca Leber spotlights two reports suggesting that “the world could be largely powered by the sun, instead of coal, within decades”: The reports come from the International Energy Agency (IEA). It focuses on two kinds of solar—the kind that’s commonly seen installed on homes and businesses in the U.S. (solar photovoltaic) and the kind that […]

China vs #OccupyCentral

Beijing’s censors have been working overtime to scrub coverage of the Hong Kong protests from social media: Weibo censorship hit its highest point this year at 152 censored posts per 10,000, according to Weiboscope, an analytics project run by the University of Hong Kong. (“Hong Kong” and “police” were the day’s top censored terms.) To […]

Going Viral

Kalev Leetaru considers the role that online data – even blogs – could have in halting diseases like Ebola: It turns out that monitoring the spread of Ebola can teach us a lot about what we missed — and how data mining, translation, and the non-Western world can help to provide better early warning tools. […]

Parody For Profit

David Hajdu charts the rise of the satirical music video: Song parodies now generate more revenue than official videos, according to YouTube data provided in the 2014 Annual Report of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI), a music-recording trade group. Show More Summary

Fluid Dynamics

Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart objects to describing women as more “sexually fluid” than men: There is some evidence that women experience arousal in response to a wider range of visual stimuli than men do. There’s also a great deal of evidence that females can go from having female partners to male ones, or vice versa. But […]

The State Of The Secret Service, Ctd

It turns out White House fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez made it far past the mansion’s front door. Adam Baumgartner created the above animated GIF of Gonzalez’s route based on the following description from Carol Leonnig: After barreling past the guard immediately inside the door, Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife, dashed past the stairway leading a […]

Is John Oliver A Journalist? Ctd

Several readers comment on our praise of Last Week Tonight: My brother and I have fallen into something of a Monday-morning ritual where we rave about how great John Oliver‘s expose-of-the-week had been the night before. Not because the extra 8 minutes have afforded him the equivalent of brutally delivered “long-form comedy-news journalism”, but because […]

Doubling Down On Afghanistan

Historic signing of Bilateral Security Agreement in Kabul today–underscores our enduring commitment to #Afghanistan. — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) September 30, 2014 Today, Afghanistan and the US signed an agreement...Show More Summary

The American Realm vs The British Republic

My old friend, Jesse Norman, is an MP in the British parliament and noted something odd in the recent war debate in the Commons: During the past decade or two, a convention has started to develop that, except in an emergency, major foreign policy interventions must be pre-approved by a vote in Parliament. The idea […]

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #224

A reader is aghast: YOU PEOPLE ARE MONSTERS. Another wonders, “Are you sure you didn’t mix up the daily VFYW and contest photo?” Another gave up in about 20 minutes: Clearly you decided to put up an easy one this week. What with the Ents in the distance, I know I won’t be the only […]

Is The HIV Divide Now Over?

What are your options today as a gay man with a sex life in America? You live in a community where a deadly virus has killed hundreds of thousands and is still resilient in the gay male world as a whole. It has no external or visible symptoms most of the time. Many people have […]

Will The Hawks Come Around On Rand?

Ryan Lizza’s lengthy profile of Rand Paul is making the rounds. McCain, of all people, had kind words for Paul: John McCain, one of Paul’s longtime critics, told me in August, “I see him evolving with experience, with travel, with hearings on the Foreign Relations Committee. I see him having a better grasp of many […]

“I’m Here So I Can Sleep At Night”

For those just tuning in, Fisher does a good job summarizing why Hong Kongers have taken to the streets: Today, the territory’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying asked Occupy Central to disband the demonstrators, casting the disorder as a threat to public safety, but the protest leaders are demanding a face-to-face meeting with Leung and threatening […]

The Case For Microwave Dinners, Ctd

Sarah Kliff interviews Sarah Bowen, one of the researchers behind the home-cooking study we covered earlier this month: SK: Was there anything in doing this research that surprised you? SB: How much people were cooking. We hear all of the time that Americans have stopped cooking. A lot of the families in our study were […]

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