Stories Archive

What If I Can´t Afford My Rich Friend´s Wedding?

The Cut - Tracy, 27, is a bridesmaid in her college friend Melissa´s wedding in September. The problem? Melissa is getting married in Tuscany. At first, Tracy figured she´d cobble together the money for it somehow. But now the numbers are starting to get real, and she can´t figure out how she´ll make it work. She´s a teacher in San Francisco and it´s hard enough to make rent as it is.

Beyond Uncertainties, Sandia Sees Growth in Weapons Program

The Independent - The new director at Sandia´s Livermore site anticipates growth in its nuclear weapons program, while dealing with substantial uncertainties in other areas, like the intentions of the Trump Administration, the slow speed of clearance investigations and the high cost of living in the Bay Area.

Stephen Hawking: It´s Time to get the Hell Off Planet Earth

Vox - Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has set a deadline for humanity to save itself. Within the next 100 years, he warns, we need to colonize Mars and other planets. If we don´t, we may not survive climate change, disease, and other versions of doom we´re bound to inflict on ourselves this century.