Jon Mooallem

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Why 85-year-old Jacques-André Istel established a town (population: 2) on 2,600 acres in the middle of the Arizona desert (but not before becoming a sky diving legend, among other things).

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A battle against an invasive breed of ants has begun in Texas. It also might be over already.

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Inside Brigham Young University’s successful animation program.

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An endangered-species murder mystery in Hawaii.

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Digging for Return of the Jedi set remnants in the desert.

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On a business that sells packaged pre-sliced apples as snack food.

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Freedom, the GOP, and a rhesus macaque on the loose.

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The origin story of a now-ubiquitous celebration.

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The science of same-sex relationships in the wild.