The agriculture industry has known for 40 years that using antibiotics can create superbugs. Only one company has taken the science seriously.
Thursday, May 19
He is 69. He is no longer a virtuoso politician. He has been marginalized within his wife’s campaign. Nobody knows what what his role will be if she wins, but everyone agrees that he’s desperate to find out.
A woman picks up her father's ashes at a funeral home.
Wednesday, May 18
Robin Marantz Henig, the author of nine books, writes about science and medicine for The New York Times Magazine.
“I have my moments of thinking, ‘Well, why is this still so hard? Why do I still have to prove myself after all this time?’ If I were in a different field, or if I were even on a staff, I’d have a title that gave me more respect. I still have to wait just as long as any other writer to get any kind of response to a pitch. I still have to pitch. Nothing is automatic, even after all these years of working at this.”
How artist Petr Pavlensky uses his body and the Russian legal system as canvases.
Tuesday, May 17
Once viewed as a forensic “silver bullet,” DNA evidence is coming under fire.
Did Afghan forces target the M.S.F. hospital?Previously: Mattheiu Aikins on the Longform Podcast
“Fast food and hedge funds. That’s where we’re going.”Previously: Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast
Monday, May 16
On the longstanding human fascination with a light source we could borrow but not share.