Mom gives birth in front seat of her car, son gets it all on camera

A Nevada woman gave birth in the front seat of her car while driving to the hospital — and her 11-year-old son caught the whole thing on his cellphone. Rudy Naper was two weeks away from her due date and going to the hospital for her final check-up last week, with all three of her Read more about Mom gives birth in front seat of her car, son gets it all on camera[…]

Trump announces escalating tariffs on Mexico over migrant surge

President Trump said on Thursday that his administration will impose tariffs on Mexico until the country somehow stops the flow of migrants coming across the US-Mexico border. Trump said on Twitter that the tariffs will go into effect in a matter of days and the levies could get more severe over time if the immigration Read more about Trump announces escalating tariffs on Mexico over migrant surge[…]

#MeToo tomes front and center at BookExpo

Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey, comedian-actress Jenny Slate and Jennifer Weiner were all drawing long lines as the BookExpo moved into high gear at the Javits Convention Center Thursday. Pilkey’s new children’s book from Scholastic, “Dog Man for Whom the Ball Rolls,” is due to hit in August and was a lighthearted reprieve from many Read more about #MeToo tomes front and center at BookExpo[…]

The Glorious, Almost-Disconnected Boredom of My Walk in Japan

The jazz cafe was tiny, with a few polished wood tables, a record collection on display, and two beautiful speakers. The owner, in his 70s, wore a porkpie hat and a sleeve garter. I’d stumbled into this place during a long walk through a stretch of rural Japan. I had a coffee while listening to Read more about The Glorious, Almost-Disconnected Boredom of My Walk in Japan[…]

The Wagon Wheel Effect Shows the Limits of the Human Brain

Ask any movie nerd about Stagecoach, the 1939 western that launched John Wayne's career, and they'll tell you it's one of the most influential films in cinematic history. But the movie holds another, more esoteric place in the hearts and minds of neuroscientists, for containing an early example of one of the most widely experienced Read more about The Wagon Wheel Effect Shows the Limits of the Human Brain[…]

Distant Neutron Stars Could Reveal the Quirks of Quarks

Raimond Snellings studies quarks, one of the smallest building blocks of matter. For reasons that physicists don’t fully understand, quarks exist in our universe mainly in groups of threes, to form, for example, protons and neutrons. In his research, Snellings conducts experiments to break up groups of quarks—to figure out why and how they bind Read more about Distant Neutron Stars Could Reveal the Quirks of Quarks[…]

Amazon Debuts a New Echo Show Amid Alexa Privacy Concerns

Amazon has just released another Alexa-enabled home device. It’s the third generation of its countertop smart display, the Echo Show. But today’s launch of this new product coincides with the rollout of something many would consider more valuable: a seemingly more privacy-aware Amazon. The new Echo Show 5—called this because of its 5.5-inch diagonal display, Read more about Amazon Debuts a New Echo Show Amid Alexa Privacy Concerns[…]

Watch Robert Mueller’s Statement on the Russia Investigation

At 11 am ET on Wednesday, Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller will break his silence, following his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Click Here: The rare appearance marks Mueller's first public statement since the release of a redacted version of the 448-page report his team spent two years compiling. The Read more about Watch Robert Mueller’s Statement on the Russia Investigation[…]

Why Women Are Called 'Influencers' and Men 'Creators'

Being a "social media influencer" has nothing to do with the size of your audience or the nature of your work. An influencer used to be someone with a giant, million-plus following to sell things to, but marketers have since expanded the term, piling on prefixes like macro-, micro-, and even nano-influencers, who can have Read more about Why Women Are Called 'Influencers' and Men 'Creators'[…]