Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?
Life in America without dental care.
Elon Musk’s dreams of colonizing Mars.
"Fuck Earth!" Elon Musk said to me, laughing. "Who cares about Earth?"
On childhood amnesia, or why we don’t remember much before age seven.
At a high-profile Libertarian conference, everyone agrees government should be smaller, but what should replace it is much more contested.
For centuries, a little town in Belgium has been treating the mentally ill. Why are its medieval methods so successful?
Why a cow being airlifted by a helicopter says so much about the Swiss economy.
Frederick Douglass and the specter of slavery in Talbot County, Maryland.
A visit to Star Axis, a desert art installation that connects you to the cosmos.
“In the computer age, it is not hard to imagine how a computing machine might construct, store and spit out the information that ‘I am alive, I am a person, I have memories, the wind is cold, the grass is green,’ and so on. But how does a brain become aware of those propositions? ”
The “naked technological realities” of America’s heartland and how they power a “cosy coastal world of pretend farmers’ markets and happy cows.”
On cushy jobs in web development, deeply un-cushy opportunities in writing, and our assumptions about the value of labor.