Friday, January 17

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This Is What It’s Like to Be at War With Your Body

One man’s quest to have a healthy leg amputated.

Monday, January 13

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Death Dust

It comes from the soil of the desert Southwest. Inhaled, it can cause incurable, even fatal illness. And, thanks to global warming, valley fever is spreading fast.

Saturday, January 11

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The Downfall of India's Kidney Kingpin

How a self-taught doctor from Delhi cornered the black market in kidneys, building one of the world’s most lucrative organ-trading rings, until it all came crashing down.

Friday, January 10

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The Geel Question

For centuries, a little town in Belgium has been treating the mentally ill. Why are its medieval methods so successful?

Saturday, January 4

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Blood in the Sand

Investigating the murder of a Costa Rican conservationist.

Friday, January 3

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Tuesday, December 31

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The Madness of the Planets

Space is only getting weirder.

Monday, December 23

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The Case of the Missing Ancestor

A cave in Russia, a long-lost tip of a pinkie bone, and the discovery of a new kind of human being.

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Surviving Anxiety

”I’ve tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s what helps.”

Tuesday, December 17

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Cows Might Fly

Why a cow being airlifted by a helicopter says so much about the Swiss economy.

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The Sculpture on the Moon

The tale of the only art exhibit in space.

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The Bear Slayer

On Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s lust for blood-sport.