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Tuesday, July 8

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The Organ Detective

A profile of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who has spent her career uncovering a hidden global market in human flesh.

Monday, July 7

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Nature’s Most Perfect Killing Machine

How the Ebola virus works.

Saturday, July 5

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Swamp Nurse

In the bayou south of New Orleans, a program called the Nurse-Family Partnership tries to reverse the life chances for babies born into extreme poverty. Sometimes, it actually succeeds.

Friday, July 4

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Behind the Yellow Door, a Man’s Mental Illness Worsens

A family struggles as a 42-year-old husband, father and son becomes increasingly isolated.

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.