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The News 042516


In this file photo, members of the Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Addis Ababa in 2005.

“Across the board, if we have more players who can potentially participate, fewer barriers to entry, the rules aren’t rigged, then you get more people trying to get your business and you get better products at cheaper prices,” Obama said.

You Can Go Home Again: The Transformative Joy Of Rereading

Cate Le Bon's fourth album, Crab Day, was released April 15.

“It went from my mother saying ‘turn it down’ to my kids saying ‘turn it down'”

‘Implied Consent’: The Complex Phrase At The Heart Of A High Court Case

Flat Earth Theory

the importance of wrongness

“getting atoms really, really cold and they do weird quantum things!”

“The literature on how to do this stuff is a giant mountain of goo.”

Carl Wieman


Michael Dolan

The common misperception is that everything is being listened to. It’s not only impractical, it’s impossible.

Should texting be allowed at some movie screenings?

Adam Aron

The "starchip" would be about the size of a postage stamp, Yuri Milner says, and the sail would be about a yard across.

“The first time moving my hand — that was really just like that flicker of hope,”

Robert Kirsch

Hannah Miller

Jacob Thebault-Spieker

Zhenan Bao, a chemical engineer at Stanford University, is working to invent an artificial skin from plastic that can sense, heal and power itself. The thin plastic sheets are made with built-in pressure sensors.

Ina Jaffe

I know that this is treacherous ground we walk on and that time is of the essence. We wake up to the juxtaposition of joy in another day together and terror at what may come.

“to take this jumbled puzzle-piece of Post-it notes and ideas and thoughts and put them together into something that is like, ‘Oh! OK.’ ”

There just aren’t enough tissues in the box.

suggested topics include meatballs, darkness and feminism.




I am Myself I am a Wife Blessed with love I am a Mother Endowed with divinity Through the power of creation I am a Daughter Brought into this world With unending hope And the promise of the future I am a Sister Made fierce and strong While forged with kindness Protector and protected Spiraling together forever I am a Nurse Holding out the hands of healing And offering the sick comfort And the dying love Knowing that through this All things are healed and made whole I am a Writer Creating myself and world Sharing the inner depths of humanity Bringing together the divine And the humble mortal I tell the story of the Goddess And am remembered forever

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