Community Picks

Jim Crow returns
Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American…
Length: 1 minutes (421 words)
Submitted by:
@Greg_Palast 22 hours, 57 minutes ago
100 SAVEs
The New Heroin Epidemic
In a beige conference room in Morgantown, West Virginia, Katie Chiasson-Downs, a slight, blond woman with a dimpled smile, read out the good news first. “Sarah is getting married next month,…
Length: 18 minutes (4682 words)
Submitted by:
@TheAtlantic 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
70 SAVEs
Renters are being evicted for complaining about their poor conditions
Complaining about your electricity, leaky roof, a lack of running water or a faulty boiler can leave you at risk of eviction. As ominous as the term may sound, revenge evictions pose a major problem…
Length: 3 minutes (997 words)
Submitted by:
@Shelter 20 hours, 7 minutes ago
35 SAVEs
How insects could feed the world | Emily Anthes
At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes I’ve eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and…
Author: Emily Anthes
Published: Oct. 30, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4960 words)
Submitted by:
@guardian 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
21 SAVEs
The Decline of Student Activism: Our College Pick
Social media allows us to be passive activists, liking and hash tagging our way to political ideologies or social justice. On college campuses, Twitter campaigns flourish while forums and sit-ins…
Published: Oct. 29, 2014
Submitted by:
@longreads 23 hours, 20 minutes ago
17 SAVEs
Life is quantum
The point of the most famous thought-experiment in quantum physics is that the quantum world is different from our familiar one. Imagine, suggested the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, that…
Source: aeon.co
Length: 9 minutes (2442 words)
Submitted by:
@aeonmag 22 hours, 6 minutes ago
15 SAVEs
The plant crime of the century | Sam Knight
The Princess of Wales Conservatory is what staff at Kew Gardens call a honeypot. The world’s largest and most prestigious botanical garden, Kew receives 2 million visitors each year, and a…
Author: Sam Knight
Published: Oct. 28, 2014
Length: 23 minutes (5973 words)
Submitted by:
@ReadSheet_com 1 day, 23 hours ago
12 SAVEs
Untangling the Knot: My Search for Democracy in the Modern Family
Sabine Heinlein | Longreads | October 28, 2014 | 16 minutes (3,966 words) Download .mobi (Kindle) Download .epub (iBooks) No one has assessed the family’s dark side quite as fittingly as R.D.…
Author: Longreads
Published: Oct. 28, 2014
Length: 15 minutes (3986 words)
Submitted by:
@wordpressdotcom 20 hours, 59 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
Focus on Stroke
It’s estimated to cost the economy £8 billion per year in England. It causes more than 50 000 deaths every year in the UK and leaves hundreds of thousands more people disabled. A quarter…
Published: April 8, 2013
Length: 4 minutes (1114 words)
Submitted by:
@ayasawada 23 hours, 25 minutes ago
10 SAVEs
The Green Monster
Gil Kerlikowske was hoping to make it through at least his first week on the job without being awakened in the middle of the night. President Barack Obama’s new head of Customs and Border…
Published: Oct. 29, 2014
Length: 6 minutes (1746 words)
Submitted by:
@vermontgmg 14 hours, 23 minutes ago
9 SAVEs
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