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Jeff Wise

  1. boeing
    6 Minutes of Terror: What Passengers Experienced on Ethiopian Airlines Fl. 302In a clear sign something is amiss, the autopilot turns itself off. In the cabin, people are now getting shaken as the plane rolls.
  2. business
    Is the Boeing 737 Max Worth Saving?Even when the Max does get FAA approval to fly again, its troubles won’t be over.
  3. business
    Could the 737 MAX Kill Boeing?The plane is the biggest profit center for America’s biggest exporter — and there’s no telling how bad this crisis will get.
  4. aviation
    The Recent Deadly Boeing Crash No One Is Talking AboutLast month a cargo jet abruptly nosedived to the ground near Houston – an accident even more disturbing in its implications than the one in Ethiopia.
  5. transportation
    After 2 Deadly Crashes, Is It Safe to Fly on a 737 Max?Many nations grounded the 737 Max after Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, but the FAA says it’s safe. Should U.S. travelers relax or switch flights?
  6. crypto
    Bath Salts to Bitcoin: John McAfee’s Bizarre Crypto HustleHow the early internet guru turned international fugitive became crypto’s spokesman.
  7. The Mysterious New Search for MH370Australia’s three-year effort to find the vanished jet was a bust. Now the previously unknown company Ocean Infinity is restarting the search.
  8. science of us
    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution and Achieve Your GoalsTo change your life, consider the easy route.
  9. What the New York Times UFO Report Actually RevealsThe takeaway appeared to be “flying saucers are real.” But a closer reading suggests a murkier proposition.
  10. self-control
    When Pleasure Makes Us Hate OurselvesFrom the viewpoint of classic conditioning theory, this kind of hedonic flip-flop doesn’t make much sense.
  11. self-control
    When Pleasure Makes Us Hate OurselvesFrom the viewpoint of classic conditioning theory, this kind of hedonic flip-flop doesn’t make much sense.
  12. how people change
    To Change Your Life, Learn How to Trust Your Future SelfHow to change for the better, for good.
  13. how people change
    To Change Your Life, Learn How to Trust Your Future SelfHow to change for the better, for good.
  14. Why We Love SpeedThe U.S. now churns out 211 tons of amphetamines every year. We’re hooked on the stuff, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary roots.
  15. Supersonic Underwater Travel May Be Coming SoonThanks to the property of supercavitation, scientists say submarines will eventually be able to rocket through the ocean inside a gaseous bubble.
  16. mysteries
    The Search for MH370 Seems to Be Over. What Now?The two-year, $180 million investigation has failed, and despite the identification of a new search zone, the mystery may remain unsolved.
  17. What Is the Speed of Thought?It takes half a second for sensory information to be incorporated into conscious experience. So, in a sense, the future has already happened.
  18. What Is the Speed of Thought?It takes half a second for sensory information to be incorporated into conscious experience. So, in a sense, the future has already happened.
  19. What Is the Speed of Thought?It takes half a second for sensory information to be incorporated into conscious experience. So, in a sense, the future has already happened.
  20. How Your Brain Controls the Speed of TimeWhy does reality seem to slow down in moments of extreme peril? Can the mind really bend time? Here’s the neuroscience behind the phenomenon.
  21. How Your Brain Controls the Speed of TimeWhy does reality seem to slow down in moments of extreme peril? Can the mind really bend time? Here’s the neuroscience behind the phenomenon.
  22. Why Would a Pilot Let His Plane Run Out of Fuel?The “human factors” that may have played a role in the LaMia crash.
  23. Why Would a Pilot Let His Plane Run Out of Fuel?The “human factors” that may have played a role in the LaMia crash.
  24. FAA Issues Flight Restrictions Near Trump TowerThe directives are intended to protect locations that may be targeted by terrorists. This one is in effect until Inauguration Day.
  25. drugs
    The Obscure, Legal Drug That Fuels John McAfeeThroughout the software engineer’s bizarre downfall and remarkable comeback, his drug of choice has been a mystery — until now.
  26. Did Australia Confirm MH370 Simulator Story?An official statement makes it clear that the FBI has the data and it shows “the possibility of planning.”
  27. interview
    National Report’s Allen Montgomery on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“I think I have a really bad reputation. But I’m a really nice guy! People have bashed me. I’m used to all that.”
  28. interview
    The Marshall Project’s Bill Keller on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The most troublesome tension is the one between the need to file immediately, because a thousand other people are filing immediately, and the time it takes to do real reporting.”
  29. interview
    Slate’s David Auerbach on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The free-content-plus-ads model in general is not working. The rise of clickbait and its ensuing decline is in fact evidence of this.”
  30. interview
    Glenn Greenwald on the Media“The ethos of a corporation is completely different from what a journalistic ethos is supposed to be.”
  31. interview
    Recode’s Kara Swisher on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“Journalists are not immune to business concerns, even if they sometimes act like they are.”
  32. interview
    Kai El’ Zabar on the Media“We were accused of calling the race card, and never even consulted — the police’s word was always taken as fact.”
  33. interview
    Kurt Bardella on the Media“It’s no longer viable or plausible to try and say, ‘Oh, we’re just going to be objective.’ How could you not have an opinion at this point, when your reporter is sitting there and Donald Trump is calling him an idiot?” 
  34. interview
    Michael Wertheim on the Media“I think every media company is trying to figure out ways to defend against the algorithms and also play along with the algorithms at the same time.”
  35. interview
    Michael Hirsh on the Media“If Donald Trump is elected, it will cast a very harsh light on, not the basic functioning of the mainstream media but whether it’s relevant at all anymore.”
  36. interview
    MSNBC’s Matt Bradley on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“One of the things that’s always struck me is that when people talk about the media, they almost always mean television.”
  37. inteview
    Steven Brill on the Media“Just the idea, before [Trump] ever announced his campaign, just the idea that he was known generally as a successful businessperson. That’s the press’s fault.”
  38. interview
    Soledad O’Brien on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“You figure out which battles you’re going to fight, and you keep your mouth shut for some of the other battles. I would argue that’s typical for a black person in any kind of corporate environment.”
  39. interview
    HealthNewsReview.org’s Gary Schwitzer on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“We in journalism have to look in the mirror and accept not all, but some significant degree, of responsibility for the fact that we spend a greater percentage of GDP on health care than anybody on the face of the earth, and we don’t have the outcomes to show for it.”
  40. flight mh370
    MH370 Pilot Flew Suicide Route on Home SimulatorThe FBI recovered the data from a hard drive, but Malaysian authorities have not made the finding public.
  41. Signs Point to a Catastrophic Event in the EgyptAir Disappearance Abrupt loss of contact and a steep descent. 
  42. mysteries
    How an American May Have Found a Piece of MH370The 58-year-old lawyer had been searching the Indian Ocean for the better part of a year.
  43. who shot down mh17?
    Amateur Intelligence Analysts Tie MH17 Shoot-Down to Russian MilitaryA deep social-media dive reveals that the missile wasn’t fired by accident.
  44. technology
    AirAsia Flight 8501 and the Risks of AutomationIf we rely on automation to fly our planes and drive our cars, what happens when those systems fail?
  45. russian plane crash
    What Brought Down the Russian Metrojet Flight Over Egypt?A malfunction or malice — and at whose hand?
  46. About That Airplane Part That Was Supposed to Solve the MH370 Mystery …It’s been a month since that flaperon washed up on the shore of the island of La Réunion.
  47. flight mh370
    MH370: What the Wing Flap Tells Us and What It Doesn’tThe discovery of a Boeing 777 part on the island of Réunion is a major development in the case of the missing airliner. But it also raises some questions.
  48. conspiracies
    With New Batch of MH370 Info, Mystery DeepensDissecting some strange details in part three of the MH370 conspiracy chase.
  49. thinking outside the box
    My Crazy Theory About MH370 Went Viral WorldwideEven the Russians responded.
  50. theories
    How Crazy Am I to Think I Actually Know Where That Malaysia Airlines Plane Is?In the year since the vanishing of MH370, I appeared on CNN more than 50 times, watched my spouse’s eyes glaze over at dinner, and fell in with a group of borderline-obsessive amateur aviation sleuths. A million theories bloomed, including my own.
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