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Playing Chicken

The agriculture industry has known for 40 years that using antibiotics can create superbugs. Only one company has taken the science seriously.

Tuesday, May 17

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The False Promise of DNA Testing

Once viewed as a forensic “silver bullet,” DNA evidence is coming under fire.

Monday, May 16

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The Secret History of Bioluminescence

On the longstanding human fascination with a light source we could borrow but not share.

Friday, May 13

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Butterfly on a Bullet

A 6-part investigation of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Tuesday, May 10

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Feel Me

On the science of touch.

Sunday, May 8

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Friday, May 6

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"You Want a Description of Hell?"

Purdue Pharma’s marketing materials say OxyContin works for 12 hours. It doesn’t. And this problem, long-denied by the drugmaker, is what makes it highly addictive.

Thursday, May 5

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The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community

A cloud enthusiast becomes an advocate for a new type of cloud.

Tuesday, May 3

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Cruising Through the End of the World

What increased tourism means for the people of the Northwest Passage.

Eva Holland is a Longform editor.

Monday, May 2

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The Cure For Fear

A single pill could take the sting out of our memories of trauma.

Sunday, May 1

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Fraying at the Edges

One woman’s hunt for possibility after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Saturday, April 30

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Inhaling the Spore

A trip to the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.