On the mountain lions of Los Angeles.
Tuesday, November 19
Sunday, November 17
A recent history of ‘bupe’ Suboxone film, which is described as a miracle cure for opiate addiction but flows freely from for-profit clinics to dealers and inmates, sometimes melted into the pages of smuggled Bibles.
Friday, November 15
An essay on those who don’t get caught by health care’s so-called safety net.
Wednesday, November 13
Tuesday, November 12
Fifty years ago, 180,000 whales vanished from the ocean. The mystery is not who killed them, but why.
Sunday, November 10
The rise and fall of Intrade, the betting market for world events—elections, hurricanes, Academy Awards—and the death of its CEO near the top of Everest.
Saturday, November 9
An unlikely environmentalist exposes the natural gas industry’s leaky infrastructure.
Wednesday, November 6
How the corpses of Hitler’s victims still haunt modern science—and American abortion politics.
Tuesday, November 5
Monday, November 4
An interview with Cleve Backster, a former interrogation specialist with the CIA who used a polygraph machine in the 1960s to develop his theory of “primary perception,” which contends that plants have feelings.
Thursday, October 31
Ending a pregnancy in the most “pro-life” state in America.
Wednesday, October 30
A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.