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Power May 25
Sandy Hook dad praises Seth Rich’s family for speaking out

What can you do if you are harassed by trolls after your child is murdered?

Culture May 25
Understanding “ethnic” food trends

When cuisine from immigrant communities becomes trendy, the profits aren’t distributed equally.

The Future May 25
A Russian hacking campaign targeted an American journalist, report says

The latest disinformation tactic is to plant “fakes in a forest of facts.”

The Future May 25
Brain food with Yvette d’Entremont

Episode 93 of 'Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky'

Power May 25
Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, needs new glasses

Three newspapers withdrew their endorsements after a Republican candidate attacked a reporter in Montana

Power May 25
The orb must be smashed

It is not enough to merely impeach Trump.

Power May 24
Justice Dept: Jeff Sessions failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials

The Attorney General met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, then didn’t tell anyone about it.

 
The Future May 24
Why I just sold all my bitcoin

It was a painfully analog experience

Culture May 24
The Red Center: Episode #5

How does a gun work?

The Future May 24
NYC cops: We can neither confirm nor deny that we hacked protesters’ phones

A new lawsuit seeks answers about surveillance technology during Black Lives Matter protests.

Power May 24
A guide to conservative publications

Which ones are trolling you, and which ones are simply bad?

Culture May 24
The National Endowment for the Humanities prepares for the end

Trump's merciless budget calls for the elimination of the 51-year-old organization.

The Future May 24
The fight against racist algorithms

Can we teach our machines to unlearn racism?

Culture May 23
To be a teen on a tiny island

Procida, Italy, spans 1.6 square miles. For some of its young dreamers, that may not be big enough.

The Future May 23
We talked to a troll who made up a fake Manchester victim for retweets

Trolls who invented fake Manchester victims think everyone is overreacting.

The Future May 23
Humanity just lost to AI by half a point

The top-ranked Go player lost his first match against AlphaGo, the Google-developed artificial intelligence.

Power May 23
Mark Zuckerberg will be our downfall

Also his product sucks

Power May 23
How to use the bathroom

A majority of transgender people report avoiding public bathrooms for fear of harassment or confrontation. Still, everybody needs to pee.

The Future May 22
Dubai has a robot cop now

The emirate’s first law enforcement android will start patrolling the streets this week.

The Future May 22
Chemtrail truthers are still waiting for Trump to do something

A new president has renewed hope in the conspiracy community