A BUNCH OF HACKS

An Indian hacker promised governments he could supply them with NSA-level technology. But when Mauritania hired him to help spy on its cell networks, things went way, way south.
BUT JOGGING IS STILL A PAIN IN THE BUTT

Many people worry that running ruins knees. But a new study finds that the activity may in fact benefit the joint, changing the biochemical environment inside the knee in ways that could help keep it working smoothly.
NAH, WE WANT OFF THIS RIDE EVENTUALLY

We already doubled the average life expectancy once, from the early 1900s to today. Who is to say that we can’t do it again, especially now that we know so much more about aging? Is it possible that the idea of ending death isn’t so crazy after all?
HOPE HE HAS GOOD PLANS FOR BURN VICTIMS

Tom Price is a Republican physician from Georgia who entered politics in 2004 as a member of the House. Since his nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services, he as faced scrutiny over a series of investments he made while serving in the House. In today's hearing, those questions haunted him. Here are the highlights.
FROM LAME DUCK TO TRIUMPHANT EAGLE

He was supposed to retire to a triumphant post-presidency. Then Trump happened. Here's how Obama is gearing up for a battle he never planned to wage.
DEMS IN ACTUAL DISARRAY

When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. And the party's future remains uncertain.
WE SHOULD FIX GETTING YOUR FIX

As these charts clearly illustrate, alcohol, tobacco and opioids outpace other drugs in number of overdose deaths by a long shot. Meanwhile, there's never been a direct death linked to marijuana. Just saying.
THE ORIGINS OF A SCAM

Long before Theranos became the poster child for Silicon Valley hubris, it was just a promising young startup in search of investors. Axios obtained a confidential pitch deck from June 2006, when the blood-testing company was seeking $30 million for what it referred to as a "pre-IPO transaction."
CAN SOMEONE VOUCHER FOR HER?

For Democrats, Betsy DeVos is the opposite of what they'd like to see in a Secretary of Education candidate. The Republican heiress has no experience in education, and has been a vocal advocate for the charter school system. And Democrats didn't hold back during her confirmation hearing.
A CLEAN START

When Raymond Stansel was busted in 1974, he was one of Florida’s biggest pot smugglers. Facing trial and years in prison, he jumped bail, changed his name and holed up in a remote Australian outpost. Even more remarkable than that? His second life as an environmental hero.