Tuesday, December 17

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The Bear Slayer

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

Sunday, December 15

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The Belly of the Beast

The price we pay for cheap meat.

Saturday, December 14

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Show Dog

“If I were a bitch, I’d be in love with Biff Truesdale. Biff is perfect. He’s friendly, good-looking, rich, famous, and in excellent physical condition. He almost never drools.”

Tuesday, December 10

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There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’

A battle against an invasive breed of ants has begun in Texas. It also might be over already.

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The Nastiest Injury in Sports

On the history, science, and rise of ACL tears.

Friday, December 6

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Sex, Lies and HIV

On the criminalization of nondisclosure.

Thursday, December 5

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23 and You

On recreational genetics, privacy and the new vulnerability of family secrets.

Monday, December 2

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The Big Sleep

On Ambien and the search for the next blockbuster insomnia drug.

Friday, November 29

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The Science of Hatred

A Bosnian social psychologist who studies guilt and responsibility in the collective memory (and denial) of Sreberbica, which is “among the most scientifically documented mass killings in history.”

Monday, November 25

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The Science of Citizenship

A former teacher on what students lose when elementary schools skimp on science.

Sunday, November 24

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The Surge

The fight to vaccinate children in the border regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of an attempt to eradicate polio worldwide.