The Digg team is taking the day off and letting our very smart, talented friends at the New York Times take a stab at curating the Digg front page. Enjoy, and we'll see you tomorrow!
Science reporter Amy Harmon sorts through some of the most common misconceptions around the GMOs that are a part of our everyday lives.
Slave maps, wage disputes and deaths from disease in the Crimean War: All of these suggest that we’ve been data driven for much longer than you might think. Infographics, it turns out, have a rich history.
Is your wallet the width of a meatball sub? Time to simplify. The Ridge Wallet is a slim, RFID-blocking wallet that will hold up to 15 cards and has a modular design for easy access. They’re made from aluminum, titanium or carbon fiber and, as you can see, look pretty damn sharp.
The Times's cooking section has a vast archive of easy-to-make recipes, and these are foods you should stop paying for immediately and just learn to make.
After the spate of terrorism in France and Germany, Raffaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute, describes how the line between terrorists, who tend to be motivated by ideology, and mass murderers is “becoming harder to draw.”
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The Morning Briefing gets your day started with the most essential and interesting news and information from Times editors.
Last year, Angelina Aucello took 90 flights across the globe. The 28-year-old stay-at-home mom spent close to nothing on trips to the Middle East, Australia, South America, and Asia.
With the Olympics around the corner — they officially open on Aug. 5 — get ready for a deluge of athlete profiles. But in this time of racial turmoil, it is worth spending a few minutes with Ibtihaj Muhammad, a black Muslim woman competing on the American fencing team. You can see and hear her here.
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Can Alzheimer’s be a new beginning? We spent 20 months with one woman on her hunt for possibility after her diagnosis.
Certain politicians are obsessed with poll numbers, but The Upshot brings you in on a little secret: At this point in the election, you can basically discount the polls. (With some caveats.)
Donald Trump uses exclamation points at more than twice the rate of the average Twitter user. Linguists take a look.
Tech reporter Brian X. Chen tackles this never-ending question with the best read of the situation today.
In light of the hacking and leaking of the DNC’s emails, this article by Bloomberg investigative reporters is all the more relevant. It is about a cyberhacker for hire, one who meddled in Latin American elections. It’s a piece of masterly reporting, but it’s also a compelling read on a subject that we all need to think about much, much more than we do.
It’s a desktop application and browser extension that work together to protect your online privacy, unblock websites and remove ads and trackers from your everyday browsing.
Combining Google Trends data and traditional reporting, The Upshot serves up answers to our most universal food question: Is this stuff healthy?
This is one of those stories you read and think, "Why didn't we do this?" David Chang writing for Wired talks about food and why we like what we like, in a way only he can.
A haunting, beautiful examination of the impact of climate change. As one local fisherman put it: “The lake was our mother and our father. Without this lake, where do we go?”
Who doesn't want to improve their coffee game? This story is among The Times's most successful food how-to's for its simplicity and helpfulness.
Finally revealed: Where did this whole Bigfoot craze even come from? A thoroughly detailed and fascinating look at what once seemed like a very basic question.
The New York Times Magazine's chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich goes inside the identity crisis roiling the Republican Party.
A few changes should keep problems out of sight.
Loosening up in the twilight of his tenure, President Obama gave Times reporters unprecedented access to his evening and night rituals shuffling around the White House.
In this thorough report, Science reporter Gina Kolata examines what happens to our bodies when we lose weight — and why our bodies fight back against it.
As someone who cannot carry on even the semblance of a reasonable conversation before consuming a large cup of coffee, I was not surprised to learn that American soldiers have felt similarly when attempting to fight wars. The preoccupation with coffee — and accompanying breakfast grub — among those who fought in the Civil, Vietnam and Afghanistan wars is wonderfully detailed here.
From sloth to burnout, each age remakes exhaustion in its own image.
A multimedia experience that shows you Greenland disappearing before your eyes and leaves you with a very real view into our changing world.
New York is unique among American cities in the way it disposes of the dead it considers unclaimed. This NYT investigation looks at the lives of some of those whose final resting spot is this unmarked island.
If you've never read one of our Modern Love essays before, you're in for a treat.
Burgers and fries have nearly killed our ancestral microbiome. That's not a good thing.
A professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough has studied how using cash creates an emotional connection with what you're buying. And there are several cascading benefits to that.
Donald J. Trump's tone was much darker than Hillary Clinton's. The Times graphics department parsed the twin texts with a visual analysis.
A look at research around gender, identity, personalities and tiaras.
To look deeper at the human toll of terror, NYT reporters around the world profiled every victim they could find.
What it's like to be an ex-Guantánamo inmate: "I cannot live my life regularly. I try, but it is like part of me is still at Guantánamo."