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Treat, Don’t Tweet

The dangerous rise of social media in the operating room.

Groove to the Music

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Sex in the Springtime

What impact, if any, do seasonal changes have on romance?

Quick Studies

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When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

Mosaic

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‘You Must Have the Courage of Your Convictions’: A Conversation With Jane Goodall

As Jane Goodall turns 80, Henry Nicholls talks to her about her remarkable career studying chimpanzee behavior, her animal welfare activism, and accusations of plagiarism in her latest book.

ProPublica

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Why Won’t the Red Cross Tell Us How It Spent Donations After Superstorm Sandy?

Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear where exactly the money went.

True Crime

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Mark Wahlberg Is the Missing Link in Bloomberg’s $50 Million Gun-Control Plan

Forget money and the mom-vote—it’s a question of charisma.

Quick Studies

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How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

The Slightly Smaller Screen

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The King Is Dead, Forever

After his character’s death on Game of Thrones, Jack Gleeson is giving up acting. Could this be the beginning of a trend for not-quite-A-list stars?

The Things We Eat

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Why So Many Children of Immigrants Are Going Hungry

Many people who qualify for government assistance are afraid to ask for it.

The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30

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The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Student of Latin American Politics Who Wants to Understand Inaction

For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.

Between the Sheets

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Sex in the Springtime

Do warmer temperatures get us all hot and bothered?

Findings

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Leisure-Time Creative Endeavors Make for Better Employees

New research finds a link between off-hours creative activity and several measures of job performance.

Sociological Images

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Shrugging Off Gender Policing

An effective way to change or eradicate norms delimiting how men and women are expected to behave.

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Quick Studies

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014