Month Archives: April 2018

Rural Kansas is dying. I drove 1,800 miles to find out why
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Rural Kansas is dying. I drove 1,800 miles to find out why

A native Kansan returns home to find that the broken promises of commodity agriculture have destroyed a way of life. Most Americans experience Kansas from inside their cars, eight hours of cruise-controlled tedium on their way to someplace else. Even residents of the state’s eastern power centers glimpse its vast rural spaces at 85 mph,…

WhatsApp cofounder leaves following Cambridge Analytica scandal
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WhatsApp cofounder leaves following Cambridge Analytica scandal

By Sasha Lekach2018-04-30 23:44:01 UTC The man who Mark Zuckerberg says taught him about the power of encryption is leaving the Facebook family. The departure of WhatsApp CEO and cofunder Jan Koum comes after Facebook's biggest privacy scandal to date. And six months after WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton left the company and joined the #DeleteFacebook…

The best weed gifts for a very special Mother’s Day
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The best weed gifts for a very special Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and let's face it — the typical gift of flowers is just boring. Your mom deserves a better flower. Given the recent leaps in cannabis legalization, there's a good possibility your mom enjoys toking up, or at the very least, is open to the possibility. So, this Mother's…

Here’s what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor
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Here’s what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor

By Mark Kaufman2018-04-30 22:59:57 UTC In a March meeting with Bill Gates, President Trump reportedly asked the billionaire philanthropist if he wanted the prestigious job of White House science advisor, a role that's been left unfilled up to this point.  Apparently, without hesitation, Gates declined the proposition, according to Stat News, which recently sat down…

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