Friday, April 18, 2014

These cities are killing the most pedestrians

The US has more biker and walker deaths than many European nations. And the worst offending cities aren't as obvious as you might think.

These cities are killing the most pedestrians

The US has more biker and walker deaths than many European nations. And the worst offending cities aren't as obvious as you might think.

Marquez wrote the greatest opening sentence, ever

Here is the legendary opening sentence to "100 Years of Solitude."

Marquez wrote the greatest opening sentence, ever

Here is the legendary opening sentence to "100 Years of Solitude."

Obamacare's lesson: it's horrible to be uninsured

After a catastrophic launch, Obamacare still signed up 8 million people. That's because being uninsured is worse than using HealthCare.Gov.

Obamacare's lesson: it's horrible to be uninsured

After a catastrophic launch, Obamacare still signed up 8 million people. That's because being uninsured is worse than using HealthCare.Gov.

This new planet could be just right for alien life

The planet, 500 light-years away, is the size of earth and might have liquid water

This new planet could be just right for alien life

The planet, 500 light-years away, is the size of earth and might have liquid water

Coming out as a porn star

Fifteen porn stars tell Vox the story of how they told their family, friends and partners about their career.

Mammograms save fewer lives than you think

You probably think mammograms save more a lot more lives than they actually do.

Here's how Ukraine's crisis could become a war

A full-on war between Russia and Ukraine is one of the four most-likely ways this crisis could end.

White House: 8 million signed up for Obamacare

The number comes after HealthCare.gov's botched rollout, which led to few sign-ups in the fall.

Is Easter about Jesus or bunnies? Both, actually

The origins of the holiday's non-religious traditions

The dubious science of beards

A new study supposedly shows beards are going out of style — but there's a problem with it

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How legalized pot would change America

Mark Kleiman – author, blogger, professor, and drug policy adviser – discusses the future of legalized pot with Ezra Klein. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Why are the Bucks worth $550 million? Inequality

Suddenly the worst team in the NBA is worth half a billion dollars. The story of how that happened is the story of rising economic inequality in America — cartels, crushed unions, and soaring wealth that also serves as a form of consumption.

15 charts that show our health prices are insane

The same heartburn medication costs $215 in the United States – and $23 in the Netherlands. And that's only the start of the problem.

How real is the threat to round up Ukrainian Jews?

A flier says pro-Russian Ukrainians are forcing Jews to register in East Ukraine. But the document's authenticity is far from clear.

Is China finally losing its appetite for coal?

If so, that would make a huge difference for global efforts to slow the pace of climate change.

Sexy and you know it...and OK with inequality

A new study suggests that if you like how you look, it can cause you to also like inequality

The Heritage Foundation's misleading tax chart

Accurate information framed in a way that's calculated to mislead can lead people to think that the tax code is dramatically more progressive than it really is.

No, this study doesn't show pot wrecks your brain

A new study found casual marijuana use correlates with differences in a person's brain structure, but the findings don't show the drug will wreck your brain.

The problem with the latest Obamacare conspiracy

Imagine if the White House had done what the critics want and actually intimidated the Census Bureau.

New Game of Thrones twist: inspired by history

"People are still debating it a thousand years later."

12 million US adults are misdiagnosed each year

And about half those misdiagnoses could harm the patient.

India's next ruling party auto-spams 7,000 tweets

Here are the three letters that will get you tweeted at by a major Indian political party.

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