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The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

How the author writes best-selling non-fiction books without the ability to leave her house.

Friday, December 19

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Host in the Shell

Immune systems don’t make for clean narratives, even as we expect them to keep us pure.

Wednesday, December 17

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The First Year

A baby’s brain needs love to develop.

Tuesday, December 16

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Playing Chicken

Antibiotics made modern farming possible. But as “societal drugs,” their use by any individual affects us all.

Monday, December 15

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Climate Change Takes a Village

Citizens of Shishmaref, Alaska are watching their beaches disappear and their homes fall into the sea. Is it too late to relocate?

Monday, December 8

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Cold Comfort

The president of Kiribati goes to Norway to bear witness to climate change.

Saturday, December 6

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Why Doctors Fail

Opening up about medical mistakes.

Friday, December 5

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My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her.

75 years ago, Marguerite Perey unearthed an element while working as a technician in Marie Curie’s lab. Her achievement came at a great cost.

Wednesday, December 3

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The Golden Quarter

Why the boom in scientific progress stalled.

Tuesday, December 2

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The Wanderers

Why do people with dementia become lost?

Monday, December 1

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Money ≠ Happiness. QED.

The old axiom that more is better is no longer true.

Sunday, November 16

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A Father's Scars

Virginia state senator Creigh Deeds, a year after his mentally ill son stabbed him multple times before committing suicide.