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[NyTimes] : "Comb jellies, or ctenophores, are wildly different from humans and, in fact, most other animals. They're not even in the same group as common jellyfish. These gelatinous, hermaphroditic sea creatures come in various shapes — eggs, ribbons and bells — and can be as short as a grain of rice or as …"
[NyTimes] : "Arianna Huffington, who helped found The Huffington Post in 2005, is stepping down as editor in chief of the publication.<p>In a note to employees on Thursday, Ms. Huffington said that she would be focusing on her new venture, a health-and-wellness start-up called Thrive Global.<p>“I fully expected to be …"
[NyTimes] : "What do literary tourists look for when they visit the British Isles? Often it's the quaint, old-fashioned bookshops that provide the perfect excuse to browse uninterrupted and to disconnect from the world. Until recently, the trend for barista-made coffee and high-speed Wi-Fi was considered by …"
[NyTimes] : "Walmart's $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com, an online retailer, and Unilever's $1 billion acquisition of Dollar Shave Club, a company that mostly sells razor blade subscriptions online, were home runs for brilliant entrepreneurs (and, of course, their backers).<p>The unanimous takeaway has been that …"
[NyTimes] : "Facebook is out to upend the traditional student-teacher relationship.<p>On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network with headquarters in Silicon Valley, announced that nearly 120 schools planned this fall to introduce a free student-directed learning system …"
[NyTimes] : "People who grew up in coastal New England know this trick: To coax a periwinkle snail out of its shell, hum to it.<p>I learned about humming to snails from my sister, who learned about it from a student she was teaching in Freeport, Me.<p>“If you are patient,” she said, “it works every time.”<p>The common …"
[NyTimes] : "When early humans discovered how to build fires, life became much easier in many regards. They huddled around fire for warmth, light and protection. They used it to cook, which afforded them more calories than eating raw foods that were hard to chew and digest. They could socialize into the night, …"
[NyTimes] : "As the music world eagerly awaits the inscrutable R&B singer Frank Ocean's sophomore album, “Boys Don't Cry” — which could arrive digitally at any moment via Apple Music — it's worth considering how we got to this point of nail-chewing uncertainty about big records' release dates.<p>These days, …"
[NyTimes] : "Two years ago, Kenneth Goldsmith, the University of Pennsylvania poet and conceptual artist, taught a creative writing course he called “Wasting Time on the Internet.” Students would do just that, probing the tedium of the internet. But thanks to in-class use of social media, the class also became …"
[NyTimes] : "Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon have created something of a watershed moment in the stock market.<p>They became the four most valuable companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index at the close of trading on Aug. 1, according to S.&P.'s official tally. That meant that tech companies, by one …"
[NyTimes] : "A small California start-up has received the green light from the federal government to do something that NASA has not done for more than four decades: land on the moon.<p>Moon Express, based in Mountain View, Calif., announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Federal Aviation …"
[NyTimes] : "Owning a car in a congested city like New York or San Francisco can mean more hassle than happiness, what with traffic snarls, limited street parking and expensive garages.<p>But Curtis Rogers has figured out a way to turn those psychic costs into a source of profit. The less he drives, the more he …"