Monday, July 28

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The New Face of Richard Norris

The postscript to a miracle.

Thursday, July 24

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Sequenced in the U.S.A.

A tenth of Kannapolis, North Carolina, residents were laid off after the local textile mill closed. A billionaire bought the mill and turned it into a mecca for biotechnology and life sciences research. Now many residents are human research subjects.

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Brain Games

The world’s leading scientists try to solve climate change.

Monday, July 21

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Survivor No. 3

A day after swimming in an Arkansas water park, Kali Harding was diagnosed with a brain-eating amoeba that kills 99% of the people infects. This is the story of how she survived.

Previously: The Longform Guide to the Brain.

Friday, July 18

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One of a Kind

When a child has a condition that’s new to science.

Thursday, July 17

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Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military's Polluted Legacy

How the Pentagon makes “Koch Industries look like an organic farm” when it comes to toxic water contamination.

Tuesday, July 15

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Why Do We Have Blood Types?

More than 100 years after they were discovered, we’re still looking for an answer as to why blood types exist.

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Sex Without Fear

The debate surrounding Truvada, the first drug approved by the FDA to prevent HIV.

Thursday, July 10

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Rise of the Sea Urchin

From Norwegian waters to European plates.

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.