Thursday, July 3

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Opium Made Easy

It’s legal to buy poppy seeds in America and it’s legal to plant them—unless you’re familiar with the simple process of turning them into opium, that is. Then having poppies in your garden is a felony.

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Zoo Animals and Their Discontents

Severely depressed snow leopards, obsessive-compulsive brown bears, phobic zebras and the inner lives of other captive creatures.

Tuesday, July 1

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Sunday, June 29

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Who Stole the Water?

How greed is sucking Texas dry.

Monday, June 23

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Linux for Lettuce

The “subtly radical” open-source plant movement.

Sunday, June 22

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Seeing

On what we see and what we don’t.

Friday, June 20

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Porklife

How the modern pig farm came to be.

Tuesday, June 17

Friday, June 13

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Life, After

Living without your left arm.

Thursday, June 12

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Partial Recall

Can neuroscience take the pain out of painful memories?

Friday, June 6

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Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?

How a bipolar diagnosis follows you from the top to the bottom of professional basketball.

Thursday, June 5

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Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient

The railroad foreman’s brain was pierced by a tamping iron. He lived to tell the tale.