Chronic Stress Makes Captive Orcas Sick and More Likely to Die Young

Chronic Stress Makes Captive Orcas Sick and More Likely to Die Young

28 ViewsA SeaWorld show in San Diego.Image: APDiseases and premature deaths among confined orcas are linked to the tremendous stresses endured by these aquatic mammals as a result of their captivity, according to new research.That orcas don’t do well in captivity is hardly a secret. These cetaceans often die from infections brought on by their …

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Next Stop, Fashion Disney

Next Stop, Fashion Disney

22 ViewsAs the men’s wear season winds down, fashion shows themselves are ramping up, becoming a potentially lucrative new form of mass entertainment. ImageA look from the Lanvin spring 2020 collection.CreditCreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York TimesOf Balmain’s Theme ParkPARIS — A crystal ball prediction: The real money in the future of fashion will be …

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Adam Silver Says the N.B.A Is Flying, and He Is Sort of Right

Adam Silver Says the N.B.A Is Flying, and He Is Sort of Right

27 ViewsImageAdam Silver, the N.B.A. commissioner, said the league was “fairly intensely” studying the addition of a midseason or playoff play-in tournament.CreditCreditStreeter Lecka/Getty ImagesAdam Silver, the commissioner of the N.B.A., has been floating trial balloons.During the past week, he has said that the league is “fairly intensely” studying the addition of a midseason or playoff …

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How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood stereotyping

26 ViewsThough critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated feature had some serious issues with stereotyping. Disney wanted to avoid repeating these same problems in the live-action version of , which came out on May 24. So they sought advice from a Community Advisory Council comprised of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Muslim scholars, …

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Bernie Sanders will use a tax on Wall Street speculators to wipe out $1.6 trillion in US student debt

Bernie Sanders will use a tax on Wall Street speculators to wipe out $1.6 trillion in US student debt

12 ViewsBernie Sanders’s latest campaign promise is a proposal to forgive all outstanding US student debt, and raising the $2.2 trillion needed over a decade to make lenders whole by taxing Wall Street speculators with a 0.5% tax on stock trades, a 0.1% fee on bonds, and a 0.005% fee on derivatives. The debt relief …

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The New Raspberry Pi Is Basically a $35 Desktop Computer

The New Raspberry Pi Is Basically a $35 Desktop Computer

29 ViewsIt’s rare to come across a bespoke gadget or a cleverly hacked device that doesn’t have a tiny Raspberry Pi inside it. It’s long been one of the easiest and cheapest ways to power a custom creation, but the new Raspberry Pi, announced earlier today, packs significant upgrades that could let it finally pass …

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