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  1. The Strange Rituals of Silicon Valley Intern RecruitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | The Atlantic

    The Wozniak Lounge, located on the northern side of campus at the University of California, Berkeley, looks like it was decorated by engineers, to the extent that one could say it's decorated at all. The room's sole testament to its namesake - a small collage with images of the Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, old Apple computers, and a retired Apple logo - hangs on a wall at the back, but otherwise the room is plain.

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  2. How Your Social Life Changes Your MicrobiomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | The Atlantic

    Social contact can clearly spread disease: That's why we lean away from snotty hugs, tell sick colleagues to go home, and quarantine people during epidemics. But the germs behind infectious illnesses are but a tiny fraction of our full microbiome - the microbes that share our bodies.

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  3. Chart of the Day: "Low Sugar" Overtaking "Low Fat"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | The Atlantic

    According to Google Trends , people have gradually become less interested in low-fat diets and more into low-sugar diets: The chart was part of a response by Martijn R. Tannemaat and N.A. Aziz from Leiden University to a larger, controversial BMJ article by the journalist Tannemaat and Aziz note that Google searches for "low fat" have declined gradually since at least 2004, while those for "low sugar" have become increasingly common and will probably overtake "low fat" this year. "This is cause for modest optimism with regard to future obesity rates," the authors write, "as recent data indicate that a diet low in carbohydrates is probably more effective in reducing obesity and its associated cardiovascular risks than a low-fat diet." 4 comments

  4. What We're Following This AfternoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | The Atlantic

    A criminal investigation of Chipotle : Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation of the fast-casual chain in connection with a norovirus incident last August in Simi Valley, California, Chipotle said today in an SEC filing . It said it was cooperating fully with the investigation.

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  5. Astronomers Are Finally Doing Something About Sexual HarassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | The Atlantic

    "If it's unwanted, it's harassment," proclaim signs around the American Astronomical Society's 227th conference, held this week in Kissimmee, Florida. The signs and a Tuesday town-hall meeting entitled "Harassment in the Astronomical Sciences" represent a response to a scandal that rocked the field this past fall.

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  6. The People Left Behind in the Fight Against HIVRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2015 | The Atlantic

    A major insurer said recently it would offer life insurance to HIV-positive people because of their rising life expectancies, prompting cheers from AIDS activists. But on the very same day, the nation's top disease control official described an America falling far short in its fight against AIDS.

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  7. Why Humans Care for the Bodies of the DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | The Atlantic

    The ancient Greek Cynic philosopher Diogenes was extreme in a lot of ways. He deliberately lived on the street, and, in accordance with his teachings that people should not be embarrassed to do private things in public, was said to defecate and masturbate openly in front of others.

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  8. When Diabetes Leads to an Eating DisorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | The Atlantic

    At age 15, Sara Pastor discovered that she could use her diabetes to control her weight. All she had to do was stop taking her insulin.

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  9. As the Climate Gets Hotter, Will Everyone Work Less?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | The Atlantic

    In a work culture obsessed with productivity, not even office temperatures can escape study. For example, one study found that employees in colder office temperatures made 44 percent more typing errors than those working in a "comfortable" temperature.

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  10. Rethinking History Class on Columbus DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | The Atlantic

    Factually, when it comes to Columbus, that's pretty much where agreement ends. The lyrics then go into exhaustive detail about the sailors' quest to make landfall, the hospitality of the Native Americans who greeted Columbus and his crew, and the Italian-born explorer's many return trips to the Americas in search of gold, concluding that "Columbus was brave, and he was bright" - all of which has been a source of dispute in recent decades.

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  11. Can Campus Networks Ever Be Secure?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | The Atlantic

    The Internet was built on university campuses. It was built by academics for academics, and without any notion of the new kinds of commerce, crime, and espionage it would enable.

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  12. The Consequences of Sexual Harassment in AstronomyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2015 | The Atlantic

    Geoff Marcy is a superstar astronomer, by any measure. He is a major figure in the exoplanet revolution, which has transformed our view of the universe so profoundly, that some have compared it to the revolution kicked off by Copernicus.

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  13. How People Living at Earth's Extremes Reveal the Genome's Best TricksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2015 | The Atlantic

    Evolution has sculpted the human genome to cope with Earth's toughest climates, inadvertently pointing geneticists towards medically important genes. If I ate an Inuit diet, extremely low in plants and high in fats from oily fish and blubbery mammals, my blood vessels would soon be screaming out for mercy.

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  14. How a New Librarian of Congress Could Vastly Improve U.S. CopyrightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | The Atlantic

    Some claim that he has not been seen in years, that his encyclopedic intellect is now stored in thousands of Laserdiscs kept in an Amazon-owned hangar in Virginia. Others insist that in one of his many descents into the library's special-collection catacombs, he found the Philosopher's Stone, which of course guarantees the owner eternal life.

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