Author Archive

Adrienne LaFrance

Management

The Acrostic as a Form of Bureaucratic Dissent

Hiding a message in a resignation letter is provocative—but also passive aggressive.

Management

Evaluating Trump's Psyche in Public

Inside the ongoing ethics debate over what professionals can say about the president's mental health

Tech

Facebook Data ‘Does Not Contradict’ Intelligence on Russia Meddling

The social platform says it has a problem with government-run efforts to manipulate public opinion.

Management

A Border Wall by 2020? Doubt It

Megaprojects are rarely, if ever, completed on schedule.

Tech

Will Donald Trump Dismantle the Internet as We Know It?

Open-web advocates are preparing for a renewed policy war as net neutrality’s future remains uncertain.

Oversight

A Brief History of Presidential Candidates Standing in Front of Airplanes

Trump didn’t pioneer the use of planes as backdrops. In fact, the classic campaign-trail imagery predates the airplane.

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Oversight

Hillary Clinton, As Defined by 12 Years of Google Searches

More than a decade’s worth of data ranks the roles with which people most associate her.

Management

Meanwhile, in Outer Space

NASA releases more than 1,300 unprocessed images of Juno’s Jupiter approach.

Oversight

A Threat Bigger Than Zika

Members of Congress left for a seven-week recess without agreeing to help fund efforts to fight the virus. Public health officials say the implications of their inaction are staggering.

Management

Juno’s Triumphant Night

After completing a high-risk maneuver, NASA’s spacecraft is officially in the gas giant’s orbit—and humankind is closer to Jupiter than ever before.

Management

Juno: NASA's Sturdy, Sophisticated, History-Making Spacecraft

The spacecraft was designed to make it all the way to Jupiter, then orbit the planet without getting destroyed in the process

Management

WHO: Coffee Is Good For You

New guidelines from the World Health Organization say drinking coffee may prevent cancer, and represent the latest in a long debate over the harms and benefits of a beloved beverage.

Management

Solving the Mystery of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

When NASA’s Juno probe reaches the planet in July, scientists may finally find out what drives the strange phenomenon.

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Management

The Art of Ignoring Things

The brain is better at blocking out distractions than previously thought.

Tech

What the First Presidential Campaign Websites Looked Like

The site made for Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential run is a little jewel in Internet history.

Management

How to Write the Perfect Email

Make your messages short and sweet—but not too short or too sweet.

Management

President Obama's Pending Executive Action on Guns

The president appears poised to bypass Congress, and impose stricter regulations on the purchase and sale of firearms.

Management

Thanksgiving at the White House: The Menu Changes More Than the Silverware

On the president's holiday table, tradition and politics intersect with culture and design.

Management

Is Email Bad for Office Culture?

Overflowing inboxes are wrecking productivity and making people feel guilty.