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Will DNA Be the Hard Drive of the Future?

If you can say it in words, you can store it in nucleotides, experimenters have confirmed. And is the new storage medium durable? You bet your Jurassic Park it is.

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The Touchy-Feely Future

Haptic technology is letting us get fresh with our devices. (But no, it’s not ready for porn yet.)

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For Teens Online, Hundreds of ‘Friends’ and No One to Turn To

A tragic suicide underscores just how easy it is for teenagers to find trouble on the Web—and how hard it can be to escape the past.

Book Reviews: How the Wealth Gap Damages Democracy

Two new books explain the rise of economic inequality, and suggestthe rich are different than you or me: they have more political influence.

Facebook: Saving Lives, One Kidney at a Time

Repressed death anxiety leads most of us to avoid becoming organ donors. Psychologists report Facebook may help change all that.

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Television Violence Enticing, But Not Satisfying

New research finds people enjoy less-gory versions of television shows, even when they are enticed to watch by a graphically violent description.

Announcing Our New Name

Miller-McCune is renaming, and relaunching under the new moniker: “Pacific Standard.”

Bitter About Your Life? Blame Facebook

New research suggests heavy Facebook users are more likely to believe other people have happier lives.

Miller-McCune’s Top Stories of 2011

A looming government shutdown, faulty comet theories, clever transit alternatives, and women’s gaydar were among the top topics Miller-McCune readers flocked to in 2011.

Pop Charts Still Dominated by Men

New research finds predictions made in the late 1990s that women were nearing equality in pop music have failed to materialize.

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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