Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking after attack, agent says

“The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York. Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries, but fellow author Aatish Taseer tweeted in the evening that he was “off the ventilator and talking (and […]

UK economy contracts as households cut spending

The UK economy contracted in the second quarter, with households cutting spending as the cost of living crisis began to bite and health sector output falling as Covid cases and testing declined. Gross domestic product, the measure of the quantity of goods and services produced, fell 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of the […]

Opinion: I saw the terrifying attack on Salman Rushdie, a man who lives with danger and chooses to thrive

Opinion: I saw the terrifying attack on Salman Rushdie, a man who lives with danger and chooses to thrive

Minutes later, Rushdie and Henry Reese walk onstage, set to discuss the US as an asylum for writers and other artists in exile as part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series. The audience rises, clapping. I realize Rushdie will be seated with his back to me, so I move to get a better view, starting down […]

6 questions to ask before moving in with your partner

Though marriage rates are steadily declining in the United States, the number of people who cohabitate continues to trend in the opposite direction. In 2010, 49.2% of adults cohabitated at one point in their life, and 47.4% had been married, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Fast forward 10 years and the gap continues to […]

Lewandowski, right, shoots past Rayo's Florian Lejeune

Barcelona 0 – 0 R Vallecano

Robert Lewandowski’s Barcelona debut ended in a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou in their first LaLiga game of the season on Saturday. It was a frustrating night for Barca whose fans showed up at an almost sold-out stadium to see their new team headlined by Poland striker Lewandowski, the twice […]

Grayscale lithograph of K Street in the city of Sacramento, California — during the Great Flood of 1862. The flood affected the Western United States, from Oregon through California, and Idaho through New Mexico.

The Great Flood of 1862 could repeat itself

New research suggests climate change increases the likelihood of a massive California “megaflood,” akin to the Great Flood of 1862. That disaster, brought on by more than 40 days of constant rain, led to the death of 4,000. Flood waters in that disaster created an “inland sea” 300 miles long and 60 miles wide in […]

Can Europe avoid the energy bill apocalypse?

This article is an on-site version of our Disrupted Times newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox three times a week Good evening from a sweltering London European governments continue to search for ways of weaning themselves off Russian power before huge increases in energy bills hit households over […]

A Flaw in the VA’s VistA Medical Records Platform May Put Patients at Risk

Though the United States Department of Veterans Affairs runs some interesting technology programs, it’s not known for being a flexible and nimble organization. And when it comes to electronic medical records management, the VA has had a slow but high-stakes drama playing out for years.  The department’s records platform, VistA, first instituted in the late […]

Underscored editors' favorite products that bring them joy

Underscored editors’ favorite products that bring them joy

Editors’ Picks Sometimes, everyday products our editors use don’t make it into our in-depth, long-form comparative pieces in which we vigorously test similar products head-to-head. That’s where our Editors’ Picks come in — where we highlight everyday products we personally stand by and use on a daily basis, and think you should too. Sure, we’re […]

Two women use fans to fight the scorching heat during a heatwave in Seville on June 13, 2022. The city recently got the world's first named heat wave.

A heat wave gets a name (Zoe) – in Spain

This summer, Seville, a city in southwestern Spain, has experienced temperatures higher than 106 degrees Fahrenheit for about two weeks. During this period, scientists identified a heatwave and named it Zoe. Zoe is the first-ever heat wave to be named like hurricanes. After temperatures reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit in Spain, scientists for the first time […]

Parents who make these 3 mistakes are more likely to raise narcissistic kids, says parenting expert

As a neuroscientist who studies narcissistic personality disorder, I’ve found that a child’s family dynamic is one of the most significant predictors of narcissistic tendencies, including superiority, grandiosity, entitlement and lack of empathy, in adulthood. To be clear, children and teens are naturally more selfish, not narcissistic, because their minds are still developing. So it’s […]

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