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Spotify’s Joe Rogan Deal Is Said to Be Worth Over $200 Million

Signs of a Cultural Divide Management of the crisis in the United States may have been further complicated because Spotify’s headquarters is nearly 4,000 miles away, in Sweden, where Mr.…

SmartWater: The forensic spray helping keep women safe

The victim, in West Yorkshire, is one of over 200 women across England who now have the forensic deterrent packages in their homes. The packages include a hand-held canister for…

Indian tea start-ups search for an exotic edge

That is what husband and wife, Ranjit and Dolly Sharma Baruah are hoping for. They started their tea firm, Aromica, in 2018 and source tea from smaller plantations and then…

The Paradox of the Lizard Tail, Solved

When choosing between life and limb, many animals willingly sacrifice the limb. The ability to drop appendages is known as autotomy, or self-amputation. When backed into a corner, spiders let…

COVID’s Uneven Toll Captured in Data

By telling the story of COVID-19 in real time, data visualization has taken on new importance in our daily lives. Early in the pandemic, we watched circles multiply and swell…

Expecting the Western Drought to End Soon? Not Likely, Forecasters Say.

Dry conditions across the West that have dashed hopes for a respite from relentless drought are expected to continue across the region into spring and beyond, forecasters said Thursday. Dan…

We have lost 90 per cent of the original copies of Medieval literature

A statistical tool borrowed from ecology suggests that there were originally 40,600 copies of stories about King Arthur and other western European heroes – but only 3648 survive Humans 17…

Why Podcasts Are Becoming Netflix

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. Whether you listen to podcasts or not, it’s worth appreciating something odd about them.…

Wordle: New York Times changes upset fans

One of the joys of Wordle was that it was not too hard. It was a brief respite of feeling like things in the world were actually solvable. And the…

How Tech Can (and Can’t) Help You Fight Soaring Energy Bills

The Department of Energy and utilities like PG&E and Consolidated Edison recommended setting the thermostat at 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. So I programmed the Nest for 68 throughout…