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Vince Beiser

Vince Beiser
Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles, California. Follow him on Twitter @vincelb.

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Prairie Home Companions

A homecoming in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

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Into the Eyeballs of Syrian Refugees

Is it really a good idea to scan the irises of thousands of vulnerable people?

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When Crime Labs Go Criminal

Annie Dookhan, the forensic scientist sent to prison last week for falsifying evidence, is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Why Don’t We Just Shoot Condemned Inmates?

If we’re going to kill people, there’s only one good way to do it.

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Why Disasters Like the Typhoon in the Philippines Will Keep Getting Worse

It’s not just because of climate change—it’s population growth, too.

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Sentenced to Die in Prison for Stealing Tools?

Why are more than 3,000 inmates serving life without parole in state and federal prisons across the United States for non-violent offenses?

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Kids and Guns, Parents and Drugs

Journalists are misrepresenting a new study about the number of children killed every year by firearms.

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How Lou Reed Showed It’s OK to Be Gay

He may have been the world’s first out bisexual rock star—but what really matters is that everyone thought he was.

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Hot Growth Industry: Kidnapping

Killings are down in Mexico—but kidnapping is way up.

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The Free Market Is Abandoning Clean Energy

What happened to all of those investments in renewable energy technologies?

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Quick Studies

Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

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.

The Big One

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