Thursday, July 9

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The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

Two pairs of identical twins mismatched in a hospital happen upon each other in their twenties.

Susan Dominus on the Longform podcast.

Monday, July 6

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Boy, Interrupted

A drug derived from cannabis was the only thing that could control a young boy’s seizures.

Saturday, July 4

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Sky High

On fireworks, and the “pyros” who practice the art.

Thursday, July 2

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The Lonely End

Looking after the kodokushi – the elderly who die alone – of Japan.

Wednesday, July 1

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“SHARK!”

“Irrational behavior has always been man’s reaction to the presence of sharks.”

The article that inspired Jaws.

Tuesday, June 30

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Metal-Mouths

Eighty percent of North American teenagers are in the care of an orthodontist. On our obsession with perfect teeth.

Monday, June 29

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

Juries trust DNA. But should they?

Sunday, June 28

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Tuesday, June 23

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What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah?

A midwife, a rash of stillbirths and miscarriages, and a town whose economy depends on fracking.

Thursday, June 18

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Aneurysm

The intricacies of a delicate operation.

Excerpted from Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Tuesday, June 16

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Flight Pattern

Tracking the humble hummingbird down to Belize.

Sunday, June 14

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American Hippopotamus

A hundred years ago, in the midst of an American food crisis, two spies who had once sworn to kill each other came together with a plan to feed America: hippo meat.