“Easy care” sheep, crushed piglets, and starving calves. These are the products of a remote research center where scientists are trying to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry.
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Chérif and Saïd Kouachi’s path to the Paris attack at Charlie Hebdo.
Laurie Sperring’s Staten Island nightmare.
Those who survived tell the story of twenty three ISIS hostages’ shared months of brutal captivity before some were ransomed and some executed.
A Jamaican cricket legend bowls in Brooklyn.
How a Canadian used a Mohawk reservation’s lakes to smuggle tons of marijuana to stash houses in Brooklyn and Staten Island, resulting in nearly a billion in profits, which he laundered through the Sinaloa Cartel.
On the cult founder, business magnate, pseudonymous internationally shown artist and ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in the brush amidst empty liquor bottles.
An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.
A rookie firefighter confronts his first test.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Fire.