Kim Goodsell had a pair of rare diseases. Doctors didn’t have the time to look for a link. So she taught herself genetics and found it herself.
A tenth of Kannapolis, North Carolina, residents were laid off after the local textile mill closed. A billionaire bought the mill and turned it into a mecca for biotechnology and life sciences research. Now many residents are human research subjects.
Untangling the legend of “Knausgaard-free days.”
A profile of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who has spent her career uncovering a hidden global market in human flesh.
Policing the world of experimental research in the age of TED talks and Freakonomics.
How Korean immigrants in L.A. revolutionized fashion’s production cycle.
“More than a café, the shop is a carpentered-together, ingenious mechanism—a specialized tool—designed to keep Carrelli tethered to herself.”
How violent threats made online go unchecked.
Fifty years ago, 180,000 whales vanished from the ocean. The mystery is not who killed them, but why.
The rise and fall of Intrade, the betting market for world events—elections, hurricanes, Academy Awards—and the death of its CEO near the top of Everest.
A profile of personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, who built his biblically inspired get-out-of-debt empire on the premise “it’s within your power to not take part in recessions and the economic troubles facing American families.”
“The only thing I’m able to conclude after my trip here is that it’s incredibly difficult for a poor country to go about getting un-poor.”
“When it comes down to it, really, genes don’t make you who you are. Gene expression does. And gene expression varies depending on the life you live.”
Rethinking mobile homes as senior housing.
New research upends ideas about culture’s impact on how our brains our wired.
The impact of the oil and gas booms taking place all over the world, and our future on fossil fuels.
On the LAPD’s decade-old cold case division: its detectives, its tactics, and its successes.