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[NyTimes] : "ANZA BORREGO, Calif. — A cactus in bloom is pure poetry — particularly that famous line by Walt Whitman: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself.” ¶ In the desert here, the thick, spine-studded paddles of a beavertail cactus look as surly as always, ready to smack you into next …"
[NyTimes] : "For months, Uber has paid a public price for some of the questionable tactics it has used to conquer the transportation industry. Now another company is experiencing some of the fallout for working with Uber.<p>Slice Intelligence, a data firm that uses an email management program called Unroll.me to …"
[NyTimes] : "LAFAYETTE, La. — A pole-vaulting runway extends about 125 feet from the side of the Duplantis family's Acadian-style home, under a gate and into the backyard, where it ends at a foam landing pit, floodlit by a light made for an oil rig.<p>It was, until recently, the training site for the family's …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Before Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google, they wrote a research paper as doctoral students at Stanford University in which they questioned the appropriateness of ads on search engines.<p>“It could be argued from the consumer point of view that the better the search engine is, …"
[NyTimes] : "CLEARLAKE, Calif. — On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.<p>Kitty Hawk's flying car, if you insisted on calling it a “car,” looked like something Luke …"
[NyTimes] : "This interview with <b>Leila Janah</b>, founder and chief executive of Samasource, an antipoverty nonprofit, and LXMI, a skin care line, was conducted and condensed by <b>Adam Bryant</b>.<p><b>Q. Tell me about your early years.</b><p><b>A.</b> I was born in upstate New York. My parents came here in the late '70s from Mumbai, but my …"
[NyTimes] : "After the lunch plates were cleared away and the tape recorder was switched off, Sally Field turned to Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer in the history of American Ballet Theater, and quietly said, “You may think you're fighting for a select group of women — for girls and …"
[NyTimes] : "The March for Science started with a few scientists on social media who felt their community was threatened under the Trump administration. Now, thousands of people are expected to demonstrate in Washington and in smaller events around the world on Saturday, which is also Earth Day. Here's what you …"
[NyTimes] : "VERBANIA, Italy — The last time Emma Morano left her apartment, she was 102 years old. Fame came late in life — after she hit 110. Last year, she was feted as the oldest person on earth. She had fans the world over. The mayor of her Italian town thanked her for putting it on the map.<p>Ms. Morano, the …"
[NyTimes] : "The Internal Revenue Service is about to start using four private debt-collection companies to chase down overdue payments from hundreds of thousands of people who owe money to the federal government, a job it has handled in house for years.<p>Unlike I.R.S. agents, who are not usually allowed to call …"
[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — Barack Obama's extended post-presidential vacation is about to end. After spending weeks in French Polynesia — including time on the yacht of the movie mogul David Geffen along with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey — Mr. Obama will return to Chicago on Monday for his …"
[NyTimes] : "A prime planet listing has just appeared on the cosmic real estate market, possibly the most promising place yet to search for signs of life beyond the solar system, the astronomers who discovered it say.<p>It is a rocky orb about one and a half times the size of Earth, about 40 light years from here. …"
[NyTimes] : "I started first grade at an all-black elementary school in Chester, Pa., a deeply segregated factory town near Philadelphia, in 1957 — three years after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional.<p>The crisply dressed first graders who moved …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN JOSE, Calif. — Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has long rued the day that Apple and Google beat him to building smartphones, which now underpin many people's digital lives. Ever since, he has searched for modern computing's next frontier and how to be a part of it from the …"