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06. Mar/Apr 2013

Features

Is Sugar the Next Tobacco?

It will be if Robert Lustig has anything to say about it.

We Aren’t the World

Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.

The Deluge

Rapidly advancing technologies are opening up astonishing sources of oil and gas all over the world. We are entering a new era of fossil fuels that is reshaping global economics and politics—and the planet.

Can Australia Keep Beating the Economic Odds?

While the rest of the rich world stumbled from crisis to crisis, Australia’s economy has steadily grown. Is the nation just blessed by geography—or have its leaders figured out something we haven’t?

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Holy Holi

Inside one of the world’s most colorful festivals

(PHOTOGRAPH: PORAS CHAUDHARY)

Your Granddaddy’s TiVo

Inventors have been trying to find a way to silence ads since way before Spotify, Pandora and Grooveshark

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Saving Sergeant Nickel

They survived Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the challenge is keeping traumatized vets out of jail.

(ILLUSTRATION: MÁGOZ)

The Big One

Our look at the little things in life that loom large

Body Language

An athlete and gourmand, mugged by reality

(ILLUSTRATION: DANIEL STOLLE)

Best Tweets in the House

In a desperate attempt to engage with younger audiences, arts organizations are scrambling to make their productions more interactive. But who really is more engaged: A live-tweeting audience member, or someone staring silently at the stage?

(ILLUSTRATION: SÉBASTIEN THIBAULT)

Can Australia Keep Beating the Economic Odds?

While the rest of the rich world stumbled from crisis to crisis, Australia’s economy has steadily grown. Is the nation just blessed by geography—or have its leaders figured out something we haven’t?

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Guide to a Sizzling Planet

Not everyone is a pessimist when it comes to predicting the impact of climate change. Too bad the optimists aren’t nearly as convincing.

The Casino Pier Star Jet roller coaster submerged in the sea on January 13, 2013 in Seaside Heights, NJ. (PHOTO: GLYNNIS JONES/SHUTTERSTOCK)

Why Americans Don’t Save— and What We Can Do About It

Five studies on American’s dwindling savings

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Missing Pieces

Africa’s genital-stealing crime wave hits the countryside.

(ILLUSTRATION: MÁGOZ)

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