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Jordan Lite

Jordan Lite
Jordan Lite, a freelance journalist in New York, previously held staff positions at The Associated Press, the New York Daily News and ScientificAmerican.com. Her work has been published in Newsweek, The Nation, Wired.com and a variety of other magazines and online publications.

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ARCHIVE Says Home Is Where the Health Is

Peter Williams, an architect turned advocate, touts an unacknowledged connection between design and well-being.

 

When Facebook Is Your Medical Record

Emerging research suggests kids’ social network postings reflect their real-life behavior. Should that information be used in their medical care?

 

Fifth Period: Life and Death Decision-making

Ethical quandaries at the nexus of science, technology and society are making it into high school curricula.

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My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

Unlocking Consciousness

A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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