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10 Hours in Ferguson: A Visual Timeline of Michael Brown's Death and Its Aftermath

Also see our report: How police desecrated Michael Brown's memorial that night. Below is a visual timeline detailing the events of August 9, from the time a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown until about 10 p.m. Show More Summary

Robyn: Rökysopp's New Album Is "Fucking Amazing"

Under the harsh fluorescent lights in the basement of a suburban DC concert venue, as they picked at a pre-show dinner of salmon and rice—I interrogated Swedish superstar Robyn and her Norwegian collaborators, the electro-pop duo Rökysopp, for details about their upcoming releases. Show More Summary

More Audio Surfaces Fom Dan Page, the St. Louis County Police Officer Suspended After Racist Remarks

More controversial audio has surfaced from Dan Page, the St. Louis County Police officer who pushed CNN's Don Lemon in Ferguson on Aug. 18, and was put on administrative leave after video surfaced of him talking about being "a killer," calling President Obama "undocumented," and disparaging Muslims. The additional audio, found and highlighted on Aug. Show More Summary

Why the Scientific Case Against Fracking Keeps Getting Stronger

On the political right, it's pretty popular these days to claim that the left exaggerates scientific worries about hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." In a recent National Review article, for instance, a Hoover Institution researcher...Show More Summary

Anonymous' "Op Ferguson" Says It Will ID the Officer Who Killed Michael Brown

The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, says he is withholding the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, out of concern for the safety of the officer and his family. But that might be easier said than done. Show More Summary

The Men's Rights Movement and the Women Who Love It

When many people think of the men's rights movement, the image that springs to mind is lonely men lurking in chat rooms and railing against women. But in recent years, a group of brash, witty female activists has taken up the cause. And some of them are emerging as the movement's leading voices. Show More Summary

A Man-Made Famine Is Looming In South Sudan

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Out by the swimming pool and the well-stocked bar, every table is packed with people. Slightly bleary-eyed men and sun-kissed women wear Santa hats and decorations in their hair.Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. the Anti-GMO Crowd, Round 2

Last week, we (and many others) posted a viral video (embedded below), in which Cosmos star Neil deGrasse Tyson is shown sounding off about genetically modified organisms. Tyson tells GMO critics to "chill out" because, as he explains,...Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells GMO Critics to "Chill Out"

Cosmos star Neil deGrasse Tyson is known for defending climate science and the science of evolution. And now, in a video recently posted on YouTube (the actual date when it was recorded is unclear), he takes a strong stand on another...Show More Summary

Contact: Gene Ween Grows Up

Ween co-founder Aaron Freeman in Brooklyn. Jacob Blickenstaff Puss n Boots Holly Williams Ben Watt Joe Henry Gabriel Kahane Jolie Holland Rodney Crowell Jill Sobule Benmont Tench Leyla McCalla Keith & Tex Declan O'Rourke Michael Daves As...Show More Summary

Contact: Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper's Super-Laid-Back Supergroup

Puss n Boots at the Jalopy Theater. Jacob Blickenstaff Holly Williams Ben Watt Joe Henry Gabriel Kahane Jolie Holland Rodney Crowell Jill Sobule Benmont Tench Leyla McCalla Keith & Tex Declan O'Rourke Michael Daves Puss n Boots might...Show More Summary

2008 Obama Would Have Slammed 2014 Obama for This Case

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama hammered George W. Bush for expanding government secrecy. Obama promised that his would be the most transparent and open administration ever. In particular, Obama criticized the Bush administration's use of a legal loophole known as the state secrets privilege. Show More Summary

Designer Butterflies, See-Through Frogs, Giant Neural Networks…and Other Works of Modern Art

American artist Deborah Aschheim makes the "invisible visible": In one series of works, she created room-size installations that allowed art lovers to walk through a nervous system, with each subsequent installation becoming "smarter" than the previous one. Show More Summary

Don't Call Them "Climate Deniers." Call them "Climate Optimists."

This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Las Vegas is parched. A 14-year drought has left Lake Mead, the local water source, dangerously low. It has dropped 100 feet in the past decade. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Runs Away From Paul Ryan

Three years ago, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was a huge cheerleader for the controversial budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) that would have partially privatized Medicare and slashed social spending programs. Show More Summary

Contact: Country Music Heiress Holly Williams Waves Her Flag of Independence

Holly Williams in Brooklyn. Jacob Blickenstaff Ben Watt Joe Henry Gabriel Kahane Jolie Holland Rodney Crowell Jill Sobule Benmont Tench Leyla McCalla Keith & Tex Declan O'Rourke Michael Daves As the granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr....Show More Summary

Kool A.D.'s Bizarre Pop-Culture Carnival

A lot of musicians can't run fast enough from their first big hit. Led Zeppelin wouldn't play "Stairway to Heaven." Madonna hates "Like a Virgin." And if you ask Radiohead to play "Creep," Thom Yorke might tell you to fuck off (if he...Show More Summary

Baby Catapulting and Other Batshit Hypotheses That Teach You How Science Works

There's nothing quite as satisfying as a really good joke. Someone has made a clever new connection between two mundane things that we've all encountered—and suddenly we have a lovely "aha" moment. We find it funny. That sense of revelation...Show More Summary

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