For the past 18 years, since defecting from North Korea into the waiting arms of the CIA, she's been living an anonymous life with her husband and three children.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Chromebooks are good, Trump's hair is a weave and big waves are scary.
Aluminum revolutionized America’s beverage industry, but at what environmental cost?
Did you know a kid’s cartoon show predicted 3D-printed food in 1962? Check out what else these science-fiction classics got eerily right about today’s technology.
Hydraulic presses have been destroying object after object without pity, but this huge neodymium magnet actually stands up to the big brute.
How one California university faked students’ scores, skated by immigration authorities — and made a fortune in the process.
Participation is booming, but diversity is static in the sport. Why can't the growing sport make room?
My god. Shaking your head as your opponent is trying to spell and then clapping right in the kid's face? That's just raw. Hell yea. (The taunter, Nihar Janga, and the speller, Jairam Hathwar, went on to share the Spelling Bee title.)
Our lack of knowledge of how other organisms cope with time's unstoppable march directly affects our own understanding of human aging.
Memorial day, what with its nice weather, is the first big grilling weekend of the year. Why slave away in a hot kitchen on a beautiful day when you can toil over an open flame in the pounding sunshine for hours? It's the American way!
This homemade contraption looks like it will do a way better job than most mass market traps.
"As a former Marine, I’ve watched the unraveling of Iraq with a sense of grief, rage, and guilt. As an American citizen, I’ve felt the same, though when I try to trace the precise lines of responsibility of a civilian versus a veteran, I get all tangled up."
On the surface, Doom seems like a clean break from the previous games, merely borrowing the same premise: you’re on the surface of Mars and fighting demons from Hell. But there’s evidence suggesting it’s more, and that id Software found a way to connect the series together. Maybe.
"Under Oath" features a bunch of Academy Award winners. And also Sarah Silverman. And boy, the trailer's voiceover guy won't let her hear the end of it.
“Untangling the Web” cites Borges, Frued, and Ovid — and that’s just the preface.
Obama laid flowers at a memorial to the dead before paying tribute to the people of Hiroshima and calling on humanity to learn the lessons of the past to make war less likely.
This metalworker wasn't sure what quite to expect when turning a hardened shaft with a ceramic cutting tool.
Despite the hyperbole, private funding is changing the science of aging for the better.
There might not be a clear cut reason for TSA to not let a prop of a dead body from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” through security. But there's definitely no reason for anyone to ever try that.
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A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman showed the presence of a rare kind of E. coli infection that is resistant to antibiotics, even Colistin, which doctors sometimes use as a last resort when other antibiotics fail.
After a woman live-streamed her suicide, a teenager broadcast her friend’s rape, and a man narrated his standoff with a Florida SWAT team on video steaming services. We are quickly encountering the dark side of a livestreaming society.
Apple hits a new price point with the new SE, but doesn't sacrifice much quality or many features to get there.
With each passing year, more and more facets of popular culture become something like wrestling: a stage-managed “reality” in which scripted stories bleed freely into real events, with the blurry line between truth and untruth seeming to heighten, not lessen, the audience’s addiction to the melodrama.
Jimmy Kimmel sat down with Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday night following a blockbuster of an interview with Trump the previous evening. The two talked about Bernie's policy and personal life but kept returning to the upcoming California primary and Hillary's refusal to debate.
Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain.
Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga were declared co-champions after a roller-coaster finish. Jairam, 13, is the younger brother of 2014 co-champion Sriram Hathwar. Nihar, at age 11, is the youngest winner of the bee on record.
For starters, "'meme" and 'viral' were two separate things."
What a "hip" little number. Some might even say these youngsters are very much "on fleek."
The fast-rapping and electrifying Tony nominee has finally learned how to stand out.
There’s a glaring problem with these and other efforts to go after the younger among us: Millennials aren’t real.
Anti-establishment liberals abandoned their party in 1968, and again in 1980. Could it happen again in 2016?
George RR Martin's popular saga has some scary close parallels to real life events.
After months of controversy surrounding alleged and confirmed sexual assaults carried out by Baylor University football players, Baylor head football coach Art Briles has been fired and Baylor President Ken Starr has been demoted to Chancellor. Here's what you need to know.
At Oberlin and elsewhere, a long-established liberal matrix is crumbling beneath a new wave of student activism.
Nitrogen weaponry is so trendy right now.
That swap of a few words is significant. It underscores the crisis recently facing the bitcoin movement and the rapid rise of a potential competitor network called Ethereum.
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A deep dive into Internet infrastructure, plus a rare visit to a subsea cable landing site.
A new report maps how much the average American has to earn to comfortably afford a modest rental in every US state.