Thanksgiving: by the numbers
It’s November and you know what that means. Gorge yourself... on this data about the most American of holidays.
The warped reality of Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
In a recent ‘New York Magazine’ interview, the couple would like you to forget everything you know.
My job is to remember
How will the stories we tell ourselves about who we are change when there’s a lifetime of photographic evidence?
We’re all eating too much meat
And here are some of the numbers to prove it.
So, you made a New Year’s Resolution
Every year, we make promises to ourselves. But how often do we keep them?
New year, new you
Every year, we make promises to ourselves. But how often do we keep them?
The data on Trump and Russia
The numbers don't lie.
Trump’s Russian quagmire by the numbers
Trump and Russia. Russia and Trump. Inside this story, there’s an avalanche of data. What do the numbers say about collusion? What do they say about the people involved?
The Outline Index, November 30, 2017
Data is all around us. But what does it really mean? Let’s take stock. Swipe on mobile or scroll on desktop to see what’s what.
YouTube is not child abuse
Some videos are bad for kids, but it’s nothing a parent can’t handle.
The performative apologies of very guilty men
When saying “sorry” doesn’t mean anything at all
The State Department will start its North Korea travel ban in September
Passports will be declared invalid on the first of the month.
For the first time, researchers have ‘repaired’ genetic disease
Scientists have edited diseased genes in a human embryo.
Area man says his mansion kind of stinks
Sold out by a publication dedicated to the game he loves.
Trump’s Justice Department will target affirmative action next
They’re looking to sue universities.
Netflix is in a lot of debt
The company has borrowed $20 billion, but a new report says its investors aren’t concerned.
Scaramucci set a record for the shortest tenure as White House Comms Director
He’s on a short list.
The Paris Agreement will probably fail
A snowball's chance in hell
Honolulu is the first major U.S. city to ban texting while crossing the street
The city has been plagued by people getting hit in crosswalks.
Travis Kalanick is “plotting a comeback” at Uber
And it’s turning the hunt for a new CEO into a total shitshow.
‘The Emoji Movie’ is a disaster
The critics have spoken... and what they're saying is not good.
Twitter is dying
It’s hard to attract new users to something that isn’t good.
Jury awards Quincy Jones back royalties from the estate of Michael Jackson
Jackson’s estate says it will appeal.
Scientists have edited human genes using CRISPR for the first time in the U.S.
The controversial technique has been called a “WMD threat” by U.S. intelligence.
Trump says Tim Cook promised multiple Apple factories in America
And he says they’ll be “big and beautiful”
Men’s sperm counts are plummeting rapidly, and no one knows why
A new study looked at the fertility of men since 1973 on three continents and saw a dramatic drop.
Having a woman on your team ruins your chances for VC funding
And companies with male CEOs still get 97 percent of all money
Here’s what 26 publicists said when asked about BuzzFeed’s story asking publicists about R. Kelly
A meaningless journalistic exercise.
The U.S. is a worse place than ever to retire
And it probably won't get better next year, either.
Amelia Earhart's disappearance was probably solved decades ago
But the History Channel can’t help itself.
Facebook’s secret rules for deleting racist comments are messed up
And they protect white men most of all.
The creator of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on where the show will go next
A conversation with Bruce Miller on a bonus episode of ‘The Red Center’
Ivanka Trump gives her father’s presidency an A so far
But she won’t grade his Tweets.
Most Americans believe in stricter gun control
But also nearly half of them own guns, too.
Playboy wants to tell you what feminism is
Cooper Hefner mansplains women’s rights.
Guns are the third-leading cause of death in U.S. kids
And since 2007, there's been a sharp increase in teen suicide by firearm.
The Red Center: Episode #8
How does it end?
Almost half of crowd-sourced fundraising cash goes to healthcare
Because our system is so fucked up.
FDA approves generic version of anti-HIV drug
Truvada is used both in prevention and treatment.
This painkiller is so abused, the FDA asked the company to stop making it
It's the first time the agency has ever tried to pull an opioid because of abuse.
The Red Center: Episode #7
Who needs to chill?
The Red Center: Episode #6
Who’s shaving whom?
The Red Center: Episode #5
How does a gun work?
The Red Center: Episode #4
Does anyone like Gilead?
The Red Center: Episode #3
Who’s cucking whom?
The Red Center: Episode #2
Is a hot dog a cult?
The Red Center: Episode #1
What is a feminist, anyway?
Nature is poison
Why our sudden thirst for the “natural” is dangerous
Six Triops: the worst present imaginable
You think you want this. You don’t want this.
Teenage girls can and should have over-the-counter birth control pills
Adult women, too!
Big Little Lies and bad little men
Women who have it all still can’t live.
Why is Pedialyte shilling to Spring Breakers?
The baby flu remedy is suddenly this season's hottest hangover helper
What if you could eat chicken without killing a chicken?
And can lab-grown meat and poultry actually fix the planet?
YouTube has a fake Peppa Pig problem
Brands are not our friends. But sometimes, they can be our allies.
What will a library do with Lou Reed’s archives?
And what is all that paper for these days, anyway?
Mothers don’t strike
Being a parent isn’t a job, but in America, it sure feels like one.
Twitter finally cracks the egg
Letting users mute “egg” accounts could have a big impact on safety.
Tired teenage boys are much more likely to commit crimes as adults
It contributes to anti-social feelings, too.
Naked is normal... unless it’s a vagina
A new direction for Playboy leads us somewhere weird.
Rising ocean temperatures could set off a chain reaction that threatens our food supply
New research indicates big, bad changes are coming.
There were more than 6,000 oil and gas spills from fracking in just four states
A new report found that up to 16 percent of fracking wells rupture and spill each year.
“Natural” teething tablets might be killing babies, but the FDA can’t stop it
And why has it taken the government so long to act in the first place?
The executed witches of Salem are finally getting a memorial
Plans for a memorial at the execution site first emerged in 1892.
Republicans want to make it legal to kill hibernating bears
They just voted to overturn a federal law that protects them in Alaska
Let’s not kid ourselves: Sexual harassment is rampant in Silicon Valley
A former Uber employee’s tale should be an anomaly in the tech industry. Unfortunately it’s the norm.
Air pollution and premature births have an unnatural connection
Another good reason to care about the environment
PewDieLie: YouTube’s darling says the media is out to get him
But really, they’ve had plenty of nice things to say.
The brain bank needs more brains
PTSD and depression studies require gray matter, and lots of it.
Washington Supreme Court: Florist who refused to sell flowers to gay couple guilty of discrimination
The decision was unanimous.
Do you want to answer the president’s nightmare quiz about the media?
He’s got questions. He’s also got answers. Don’t choose the wrong answers.
Hey, do you have any idea what lipstick Dakota Johnson is wearing in Fifty Shades Darker?
Where does the spon begin and the con end?
Robert DeNiro will pay you $100,000 to make science not exist
The actor and Robert Kennedy Jr. are offering money to anyone who can refute decades of research.
This woman’s cells are the foundation of modern medicine. Now her family wants payment.
Johns Hopkins University took a small piece of Henrietta Lacks in 1950.
Trump’s stupidity about autism is dangerous
Here, enjoy an uncomfortable word salad about a critical topic.
Anti-abortion government man rudely suggests that fetuses are parasites
They’re not, really.
People only like selfies of themselves
A new survey finds that people love taking selfies, but they don’t really care for yours.
Enough chemicals to make one billion ecstasy pills were seized in the Netherlands
Police says it's their largest seizure ever.
When children shoot themselves or someone else, who is to blame?
A mostly American phenomenon that we seem unwilling to address
E-cigarettes are better for you than regular ones, but they can lead to... smoking
New research should make those trying to quit feel a lot better about vaping.
Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing. 1/3 of Americans don’t know that.
You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?
Almost all Americans are pro-vaccine, so why is Trump catering to quacks?
A new poll finds that nearly 90 percent think the benefits outweigh the risks.
Trump thinks all negative polls are “fake news”
He’s clearly unhappy with his numbers these days.
The length of your fingers can predict how much money you’ll make
And it’s determined before birth.
Fast food packaging might be just as bad for you as the food
New research found dozens of toxic chemicals that can leach into the food.
Another drug company is price gouging
This time, it’s over Evzio, a drug for opioid addiction.
There’s an easier way to steal an election
It’s called “voting.”
Gold Standard: Queen Helene face masks
These are the best face masks on the planet Earth.
Tom Price, Trump’s pick for Department of Health and Human Services, is not an anti-vaxxer
He says the science suggests vaccines don’t cause autism.
Is Donald Trump actually a baby?
Reports from Trump’s inner circle make him sound less like a leader and more like a child.
The CDC canceled next month’s big climate change summit with no explanation
Take a guess why...
Kellyanne Conway isn’t here to clear anything up for you
Her role in Trump’s White House actually seems to be muddying the waters.
What not to do at the Holocaust Memorial
Yolocaust makes art out of shaming Holocaust Memorial visitors’ selfies.
Our evolving understanding of poverty’s effect on the brain
Much research suggests that being poor decreases our brain’s ability to function.
Abortion numbers hit a historic low
Mostly because of increased access to birth control
Most of the world’s primates are threatened with imminent extinction
New research contains little good news.
Google image search results for “teen” are pretty fucked up
It assumes you want something... very specific
Why does everyone in Hollywood want me to smoke?
The fact that they’re prop cigarettes doesn’t help me much.
CVS is selling a super cheap EpiPen alternative, but will people buy it?
Even minute differences can matter in an emergency, right?
Gold Standard: the Bic Cristal pen
This is the best pen on planet Earth.
Robert Kennedy Jr. and Donald Trump don’t know anything about vaccines
You know what won’t “Make American Great Again”? A measles epidemic.
Scientists identify a new organ in our bodies
Life is truly a mystery.
The United States dropped a lot of bombs last year
More than in 2015
Repealing Obamacare is going to be really expensive, guys
According to a new report...
Fewer people are dying of cancer than ever before
The number of deaths peaked in 1991.
Most Americans don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned
Research also suggests there is growing support for abortion rights.
If you send an email to France on the weekend, does anybody read it?
A new law makes it unlikely.
Dinosaur eggs took a lot longer to hatch than we thought
And this factor probably contributed to their extinction.
Mattel’s new baby monitor reads to your kid at bedtime
So you can go back to pretending you don't have kids
Will women in the US ever get over-the-counter birth control pills?
And why don’t we have them already?
France begins opt-out organ donation
Studies show that more than 90 percent of people donate in opt-out nations
Too bad if you’re into regular cauliflower
Experts say purple cauliflower is the power vegetable for 2017.
Scientists finally know why champagne is delicious
And now the world will know too.
Nearly half of states will increase their minimum wages in 2017
But not by nearly enough.
The polio vaccine shortage threatens worldwide campaign to end the disease
The campaign to end it is already 17 years behind
Obama creates two new national monuments
Bears Ears National Monument and Gold Butte National Monument cover more than 1.65 million acres.
Scientists can now detect 17 diseases by smell
Cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and more all have distinct "breathprints."
The US sold more weapons than any other country in 2015
Depression is on the rise in adolescents
A new report also finds that the number who seek treatment is flat.
High school should start later
Research backs up what all teens know: school starts way too early.
There's a lot of plastic being dumped into the Great Lakes
A new estimate based on census data is not encouraging
The project to revive abandoned Wikipedia pages has been abandoned
Do you want to bring it back?
Using the internet in class can mean lower test scores
According to a new study of college-age students
College football brings billions to host cities
A new report focuses on the economic impact of bowl games
Do you want to know about ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’?
A Christmas classic that is both the best... and the worst
Millennials said they'll spend more on holiday gifts this year than last
According to a new survey.
There is a vaccine for ebola that works extremely well
A trial started in Guinea in 2015 finds it is 100 percent effective.
People are rushing to sign up for Obamacare
Especially in states that Trump won
Don’t eat your placenta
This recent fad has no basis in science.
Forty-eight dead in Russia after drinking methanol
The common practice of drinking household products for cheap alcohol can be deadly.
Female doctors are less likely to kill you
Male doctors are, statistically, more deadly to their patients.
Britain approves procedure to make babies from three parents
Opening the door to genetically modified newborns
Gifts for Very Serious People
The kinds of things your grandma might already own
Gifts for a serious person
A very serious gift guide for very serious people
New report finds no evidence food allergies are on the rise
You’re probably not allergic to that.
There are more opioid-addicted newborns than ever
They increased five-fold in 12 years.
The asteroid is always coming
But it never arrives...
Your food processor was almost certainly recalled
That thing where you thought metal shards might shoot into your food? Yeah, that.
Our longest-serving woman in Congress is retiring
When she started, women weren't allowed to wear pants to work.
Ann M. Martin on feminism in The Baby-Sitters Club
Inspiring young girls in business for three decades
A place on the internet where people will help you
Quitting smoking is hard, but lurking on a forum can ease the pain.
Farm animals have developed resistance to last-resort drugs
And researchers aren't sure how it happened.
Trump’s victory is encouraging anti-vaxxers
And there's no vaccine for fake news
Target and CVS sell you fake aloe because no one is checking
Want to know what’s in the stuff you buy? Demand a stronger FDA.