Sunday, February 8

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Precious Memories

On former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, who died Saturday, and his battle with dementia.

Saturday, January 31

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Ground Control

On the coming age of domestic drones.

Friday, January 30

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Who Lives and Who Dies

"What’s it like to be giving birth at home, and see blood pooling between your legs, and look up at the ashen faces of a birth attendant, a midwife, a spouse? What’s it like to feel the earth tremble and see the roof and walls of your home or school fall towards you? More to the point, in terms of survival: what happens next? It depends. Not just on the severity of the injury, but on who and where you are."

Thursday, January 29

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The Surprising History of Hippy Crack

People have been having fun with nitrous oxide—often in the name of science—since its discovery more than 240 years ago.

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Dying To Be Free

Twelve-step programs treat alcohol and drugs according to the same principles. But heroin changes the way the brain works. If there’s a medication that treats heroin addiction, why aren’t we using it?

Tuesday, January 27

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Wake No More

Living with hypersomnia, a disorder marked by sleeping dozens of hours straight and still never feeling truly awake.

Monday, January 26

Sunday, January 25

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A Gospel According to the Earth

Sown by science, a new eco-faith takes root.

Friday, January 23

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Can the Siberian Tiger Make a Comeback?

In Russia’s Far East, an orphaned female tiger is the test case in an experimental effort to save one of the most endangered animals on earth.

Wednesday, January 21

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"Food Is a Death Sentence to These Kids"

People with Prader-Willi syndrome, caused by a genetic defect, always feel as though they’re starving. How can you condition them to control their appetites when temptation is everywhere?

Tuesday, January 20

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U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit

“Easy care” sheep, crushed piglets, and starving calves. These are the products of a remote research center where scientists are trying to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry.

Wednesday, January 14

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How Intel Gave Stephen Hawking a Voice

Designing technology that allows ALS patients to communicate.