Wednesday, May 15

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Some of My Best Friends Are Germs

Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we’re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.

Thursday, May 9

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The Missionary Movement to 'Save' Black Babies

How a network of evangelical Christian crisis pregnancy centers turned the complex reality behind black abortion rates into a single, fictional story.

Wednesday, May 8

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Who Would Kill a Monk Seal?

An endangered-species murder mystery in Hawaii.

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.