The Verge

16 articles
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The lonely death of a godfather of the conspiracy theory movement.

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A profile of Jesselyn Radack, who represents whistleblowers.

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Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?

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In 2009, three followers of an Oprah-endorsed motivational speaker named James Arthur Ray died in an Arizona sweat lodge. Now, after serving two years in prison for negligent homicide, Ray is trying to get back on the self-help circuit.

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Each soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan generated around 10 pounds of garbage per day. Most of that trash—along with used equipment and medical supplies and other wastes of war—was burned in open-air pits, emitting a toxic smoke that many soliders blame for their poor health today.

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The prevalence of online threats against women and why the people who make them go unpunished.

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From the proto-bleep to meta-bleep: how the US government protects us from the profane.

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The story of a face transplant.

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The daily deals company turned down a $6 billion offer from Google and went public. Now its stock is down 80% and its founder/CEO has been fired. On Groupon’s failed strategy and tenuous future.

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The life and work of Aaron Swartz, in context.

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From pinball prohibition in 1940s NYC to Dave & Buster’s, the rise and fall of the American arcade.

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“For the first few days after the surgery, it was difficult to separate out my newly implanted sense from the bits of pain and sensation created by the trauma of having the magnet jammed in my finger.”

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“Transforming into an Administrative Jekyll for a certain amount of time every day limits the amount of time my Creative Hyde can come up with content to market and sell. Luckily, amphetamines have that problem tackled as well: when you’re using them, you don’t have to sleep… at all.”

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The fifty-year battle over where we store our nuclear remains.

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The game’s past, present, and future.

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An exposé of Internet Marketers.