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Pivot from Video
The end of advertising as we know it
Learning from a Prodigy
The Science Behind the Feats of the Greatest Chess Player of All Time
Manoel Cortes Mendez
The Heritage Farmer Who’s Trying to Breed the Perfect Turkey
Sixty-nine-year-old Frank Reese Jr. stands with his hands on his hips and looks out over his barnyard. Today, roughly three weeks before…
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The Surprising True Story of the First Thanksgiving
It didn’t work out quite like how we picture it
Sam Cel Roman
More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
I used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and the…
Childfree Is A Legitimate Choice
By Allyson Shewd and Therese Shechter
Jimmy Carter once sent launch codes to the cleaner, and other scary tales of the ‘nuclear football’
Getting to know the president’s mobile missile command center
Are Programmers Headed Toward Another Bursting Bubble?
A friend of mine recently posed a question that I’ve heard many times in varying forms and forums:
Tyler Elliot Bettilyon
The Nationalist’s Delusion
Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of…
Wednesday Addams is Just Another Settler
Learning to be less isolated on a holiday I can’t trust
Why the Internet Should be a Public Utility
When The Invisible Hand Becomes a Fist
Al Franken, That Photo, and Trusting the Women
From Eve to Aristotle to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a brief history of looking at half the population and assuming the worst.
The Maternal Instinct Is A Myth And We’ve Got The Science To Prove It
“Maternal instinct” pathologizes women who don’t want children, but that “maternal drive” is often cultivated through pregnancy itself.
Are Designers Letting Autonomous Vehicles Shape Future Cities?
Very few architects and urban designers are involved in real-world work with autonomous vehicles
How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives on Thanksgiving
This Thursday many of us Americans will be sitting around a large table with family and friends, laughing and drinking merrily while…
C. Scott Brown
How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a…
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Did You Get a Cake for Your First Period?
Menarche parties have been standard issue in many cultures for generations — so why are we so weird about them?
Hanna Brooks Olsen
What I learned from a year of dumpster diving in Australia
“She’s been stealin’!” That’s what my house mate Derek would playfully yell out every evening when I came home with my rucksack (that’s…
On Trans Day Of Remembrance, I Ask: How Many Have Been Forgotten?
My own experience opens up the terrifying possibility that more trans people than we know have taken their life or tried to.
I Won’t Leave Puerto Rico in the Dark
“At no other point in history has the collective power of 8 million Boricuas been more apparent.”
How will I know if I’ve lived a good life?
Three years publishing this magazine has brought me into—and out of—existential crisis
Alzheimer’s and Women’s Health, an Urgent Call
The Alzheimer’s epidemic
Lisa Mosconi, PhD
The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now