Thursday, May 2

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First Do No Harm

How OxyContin permeated one small town.

Monday, April 29

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Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

“It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It’s also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave families to face mental illness on their own.”

Sunday, April 28

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The Mind of a Con Man

How social psychologist Diederik Stapel committed and rationalized an audacious academic fraud, and what his lies reveal about the culture of scientific research.

Saturday, April 27

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A History of Like

Marketing research,the pre-Facebook history of ‘likeability,’ and why there will never be a ‘dislike’ button.

Friday, April 26

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Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Why awareness isn’t saving lives.

Monday, April 22

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When the Earth Moved

On the history of Earth Day and the failure of the modern environmental movement.

Thursday, April 18

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Mrs. Kelly's Monster

Edna Kelly’s brain goes under the knife.

Wednesday, April 17

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Why Doctors Can't Give You LSD (But Maybe They Should)

On the renaissance in psychedelic research.

Monday, April 15

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The Martian Chroniclers

A new era in the search for life on Mars.

Friday, April 12

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Refugees of the Modern World

Life in Green Bank, West Virginia, a town without cell signals and a haven people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (a disease that may or may not exist).

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The Tainted Kidney

A serial killer attempts to donate an organ.

Monday, April 8

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Travels in the New Psychedelic Bazaar

Inside the DIY world of synthetic drugs.