White House voter commission publishes names, numbers of worried citizens

Enlarge / Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach (right), is one of the top officials on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images reader comments 117 Share this story Shortly before the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is set to have its first meeting on Wednesday July 19—which […]

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Defense of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop offers case study on how to sell snake oil

Enlarge / Gwyneth Paltrow attends book signing at goop-in@Nordstrom on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Gety | Phillip Faraone reader comments 166 Share this story This week, Gwyneth Paltrow’s high-profile lifestyle and e-commerce site, Goop, gave birth to a beautiful gift to the Internet—and it wasn’t a moon-powered vagina egg that invigorates our […]

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Law banning filming Utah slaughterhouses ruled unconstitutional

reader comments 61 Share this story [embedded content] A federal judge on Friday overturned Utah’s so-called “ag-gag” ban on filming private agribusiness and slaughterhouse operations without permission. US District Judge Robert Shelby said the measure, enacted in 2012, violated the First Amendment. The named plaintiff, Amy Meyer, in 2013 faced up to six months in […]

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Audi manager charged in diesel scandal

Enlarge / Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images Getty images reader comments 39 Share this story The US Justice Department announced criminal charges against former Audi manager Giovanni Pamio late last week. The 60-year-old manager was on a team concerned with thermodynamics in Audi’s diesel engine department between 2006 and 2015—the years when Volkswagen, Audi, […]

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Incurable gonorrhea is lurking—and we may not see it coming, WHO warns

Enlarge / A scanning electron micrograph of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. NIH reader comments 54 Share this story At least three people in three different countries have turned up with cases of completely incurable gonorrhea—and it’s unclear what happened to all of them and if they’re spreading the infection to others, officials at the World Health Organization […]

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