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The brands we choose dictate the identity we perform, says Wayhd Vannoni. Photo by Flickr user ed Yourdon. Editor’s Note: How many of us are guilty of buying a certain brand of jeans or sneakers because we liked the way they made someone else look?...
A view of gloves and boots used by medical staff, drying in the sun, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou, on April 1, 2014. Photo by Seyllou/AFP/Getty ImagesThe doctor leading the fight against the world’s deadliest Ebola...
Bats are the only other mammal, other than humans, known to be able to perceive polarized light. Photo by Flickr user Noel Reynolds Bats navigate the evening sky using patterns of polarized light, according to a new study. Researchers from Queen’s...
Drivers on Interstate 580 approach the MacArthur Maze interchange in heavy traffic near Oakland, California, in this 2007 file photo. Photo by Noah Berger/APWASHINGTON — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a...
President Obama’s low approval rating could hurt his party’s chances in the Senate. Photo by Getty images.One key factor in any election is the popularity, or unpopularity, of a president. An unpopular president can drag down his party...
Atiljan and Tiffany, 2011, New York. Photo by Richard Renaldi/Aperture If you’re being approached by a photographer with a large, antique-looking camera, who is asking you to pose with a stranger, it’s probably Richard Renaldi. The...