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Predicting earthquakes is not possible. Yet

ONE OF THE questions most frequently asked of the United States Geological Survey is whether earthquakes can be predicted. Their answer is an unconditional “no”. The relevant page on the agency’s website states that no scientist has ever…

Parenting by the Numbers | The New Yorker

“It’s a terrible underwear design,” Oster said.We talked about their weekend plans, and about a Japanese restaurant where they’d recently eaten.“You sit on a tatami mat,” Penelope told me. “It’s a thing where you sit on the floor, and…