A trip to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.David Samuels on the Longform Podcast
Friday, July 24
What is the sickness that leads inhabitants to sleep for days?
Wednesday, July 22
Joe Namath believes hyperbaric oxygen treatment can reverse the brain damage he and others suffered playing football, so much so that a treatment center carries his name. The science, however, doesn’t support his claims.
Tuesday, July 21
Al Seckel held legendary parties in the 1980s and 90s, with attendees ranging from Slash to Francis Crick. He later became a collector of optical illusions and gave a TED talk on the topic. He may have also misled and defrauded many of the people he came into contact with.
Saturday, July 18
Life as a halal butcher in New York.
Friday, July 17
One rancher has a plan to save the endangered rhinoceros: domesticate them.
Wednesday, July 15
A short but comprehensive history of solanum tuberosa.
Tuesday, July 14
For a time, NGOs thought they’d eradicated the disease. But now it’s back.
Monday, July 13
A giant earthquake is coming to the Northwest. Unfortunately, no one knows when.
On mirror-touch synethesia, the power (or curse) of knowing exactly how others feel.