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Backbreaking labor, vicious beatings, unmarked graves, childhoods lost—five men return to the scene of their nightmares.
What do refund lenders see when they look at poor neighborhoods?
No one is sure what made a 17-year-old poetry-writing cop gun down four Marines.
The wars are winding down. It’s the age of austerity. But nobody messes with the Pentagon budget.
These food hackers think their new faux animal products will win over even the most devoted carnivores.
The Haida artist’s groundbreaking work—now on its first US tour—aims to rejuvenate a once-mighty culture.
A growing body of research shows that urban farms reduce violence.
Imagine serving decades in prison for a crime your sibling framed you for. Now imagine doing it while profoundly deaf.
Can a single committed person save a threatened ecosystem? Yes, she can.
Silicon Valley golden boys like Elon Musk rely on taxpayers to jump-start their businesses. So why do they pretend they did it alone?
Twelve global disasters and one powerful antidote.
Australians are drunks, Americans are hotheads, and other life lessons from my brief career at an Indian call center
How much trouble does climate change mean for agriculture? Just ask the wine industry.
Yes, and a whole bunch of other ailments—and therein lies a major problem for the health insurance industry.
Exposed to poisoned water at Camp Lejeune, these vets may hold the key to a scourge that kills some 40,000 American women—and a few hundred…
When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode.
America’s plains are emptying out. Should we give them back to the beasts?
Maybe it’s the toxic waste dump. Maybe the pesticides, or the diesel fumes, or the arsenic.
By Clive Thompson
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
Smart machines probably won’t kill us all—but they’ll definitely take our jobs, and sooner than you think.
Some scientists are crowdfunding the release of an unregulated synthetic biology project. Here’s what could possibly go wrong.
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