A visit to Albania to watch Henry Marsh perform his pioneering surgery where the patient is kept awake during the removal of a tumor and the “brain is stimulated with an electric probe, so that the surgeon can see if and how the patient reacts.”
Thursday, December 31
Sunday, December 27
She was a young plutonium worker whose Honda Civic Hatchback ran off the road and smashed into the wall of a concrete culvert. In her trunk were manila folders full of documents, which immediately went missing.
Thursday, December 24
Checking up on an ambitious, controversial conservation initiative, 20 years later.
Thursday, December 17
Monday, December 14
On the unexpected longevity of a very strange theory.
Wednesday, December 9
Tuesday, December 8
Uncovering the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin.
The life story of Travis the chimp and the family of tow truck operators who raised him like a human child before it all ended in tragedy.
Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, November 25
Websites and apps are designed for compulsion, even addiction. So why aren’t they regulated like drugs or casinos?
Saturday, November 21
Will artificial intelligence bring utopia or destruction?
Thursday, November 19
Bomb makers—including ISIS—have been on a quest to obtain red mercury, a weapon reputed to be powerful enough to “create the city-flattening blast of a nuclear bomb.” They haven’t found it yet. That might be because it doesn’t exist.