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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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What Makes You Neurotic?

A new study gets to the root of our anxieties.

Fecal Donor Banks Are Possible and Could Save Lives

Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.

How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

The Big One

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