The postscript to a miracle.
Thursday, July 24
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.
Monday, July 21
A day after swimming in an Arkansas water park, Kali Harding was diagnosed with a brain-eating amoeba that kills 99% of the people infects. This is the story of how she survived.
Previously: The Longform Guide to the Brain.
Friday, July 18
Thursday, July 17
How the Pentagon makes “Koch Industries look like an organic farm” when it comes to toxic water contamination.
Tuesday, July 15
More than 100 years after they were discovered, we’re still looking for an answer as to why blood types exist.
The debate surrounding Truvada, the first drug approved by the FDA to prevent HIV.
Thursday, July 10
Tuesday, July 8
A profile of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who has spent her career uncovering a hidden global market in human flesh.
Monday, July 7
Saturday, July 5
In the bayou south of New Orleans, a program called the Nurse-Family Partnership tries to reverse the life chances for babies born into extreme poverty. Sometimes, it actually succeeds.