Almost Every Speed Limit Is Too Low

1. Almost every speed limit is too low. By Alex Mayyasi in Priceonomics 2. We could soon see the NCAA of video games. By Rollin Bishop in the Outline 3. Why exercise? Soon...

What It’s Like To Use Microsoft’s Gorgeous New Surface Laptop

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the Surface Laptop: the company’s first device that’s meant to be a standalone clamshell-style notebook rather than a hybrid laptop-tablet device. Aimed at college students and...

How to Wake Up To Your Creativity

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. Sleep is, as ancient maps once labeled uncharted territories, where the dragons...

5 Ways Sleep Can Help You Get Slim

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. When you want to slim down, the plan probably looks a bit...

How Dream Therapy Can Change Your Life

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. The first time I dialed up my dream therapist, I didn’t realize...

The 9 New Sleep Rules

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. Anyone who has nodded off on the subway, faked alertness in a...

Dear White People Creator Justin Simien on ‘Navigating Other People’s Guilt’

“Dear White People” began as a Twitter account that writer Justin Simien used to satirize issues about race. Simien used the account to mine ideas for a screenplay about...

5 Waterproof Speakers You’ll Want For Your Next Beach Trip

As temperatures rise, people’s thoughts turn from snow skis to water skis, and sun worshipers put their tanning beds in the closet and go outside for the real thing. Beach...

Nintendo Just Announced a Surprise New Handheld System

Meet the New Nintendo 2DS XL, the newest member of Nintendo’s handheld gaming family, stealth-unveiled by Nintendo late Thursday night. The most salient takeaway: it’s rather pretty. It’s also not...

Dog Noses Can Help Us Diagnose Cancer

1. Super-sensitive dog noses could improve how we diagnose cancer. By Kathryn Bowers in Slate 2. Do psychopaths really make good CEOs? By Farah Mohammed in JSTOR Daily 3. Here’s how to close...

The Day Israel Banned My Book

At 8 a.m. on December 31, 2015, I found myself in the studio of Israel’s Channel 2 morning show. Despite the coffee and the adrenaline, I felt sleepy, almost...

Review: ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ Is a Powerful Elegiac Mystery

Speaking to the American writer and academic Richard Burgin in 1967, Argentinian writer and essayist Jorge Luis Borges relayed a story in which his father analogized childhood memories to...

The Other Side of Confederate Memorial Day

There are distinct difficulties with crafting remembrance strategies for failed causes, some of which are revealed in the choice of April 26 for Confederate Memorial Day, which is still...

Review: ‘Pinstripe’ Is a Harrowing Trip Through Hell You Have to Play

In auteur Thomas Brush’s surrealist adventure Pinstripe, out for PC on April 25, players guide a lanky wisp of a man named Teddy through a hell of a different...

See Some of the Nerdiest Signs From the March For Science

One March for Science protester has a message for President Donald Trump: “Scientists invented your spray tan!” Thousands of scientists gathered in Washington, D.C., and around the world to celebrate...