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Book of Lamentations

Vincent van Gogh Corridor in the Asylum (1889) This review is from TNI Vol. 22: Self-Help, out in November. Subscribe now for $2 and get it first. A new dystopian novel in the classic…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 18, 2013
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2662 words)

Ana Montes did much harm spying for Cuba. Chances are, you haven’t heard of her.

PUBLISHED: April 18, 2013
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6044 words)

Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr and the Election of 1800

On the afternoon of September 23, 1800, Vice President Thomas Jefferson, from his Monticello home, wrote a letter to Benjamin Rush, the noted Philadelphia physician. One matter dominated…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 10, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5549 words)

Diving Deep into Danger

Bill Curtsinger/National Geographic Stock A diver exploring a gap in the ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica The first dive to a depth of a thousand feet was made in 1962 by Hannes Keller, an ebullient…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1897 words)

I Was David Petraeus's Bitch in the 90s and I Hated Every Second of It

The author writing out an operations order during the reign of David the Terrible. Over the weekend, the media went into a feeding frenzy over the big, juicy, red-meat news that David Petraeus, the…
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1140 words)

The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus

Harvard researcher Karen King today unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.’” The text also mentions “Mary,”…
LENGTH: 50 minutes (12569 words)

t.co / Twitter

Twitter uses the t.co domain as part of a service to protect users from harmful activity, to provide value for the developer ecosystem, and as a quality signal for surfacing relevant, interesting…
SOURCE:t.co

The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug

Chemistry professor Lee Cronin with the 'chemputer' he has adapted from a 3D printer. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Professor Lee Cronin is a likably impatient presence, a one-man catalyst. "I just want…
AUTHOR:Tim Adams
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2012
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1732 words)

Walking

I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature,…
LENGTH: 48 minutes (12111 words)