The Big One
• March 15, 2013 • 4:00 AM
A weekly roundup of the best of Pacific Standard and PSmag.com, delivered straight to your inbox.
August 27 • 4:00 PM
A journalist says he was singed by a flash-bang fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse a crowd, raising questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.
August 27 • 2:00 PM
An experiment on users of the dating site OKCupid found that members judge both looks and personality by looks alone.
August 27 • 12:00 PM
A new study links oxytocin, the hormone most commonly associated with social bonding, and the one that your body produces during an orgasm, with muscle regeneration.
August 27 • 11:05 AM
When it comes to educational access, young Syrian refugees are becoming a “lost generation.”
August 27 • 9:47 AM
But people are anxious about losing their phones, even if they don’t do much to protect them.
August 27 • 8:00 AM
For all the crystal balls and beaded doorways, some psychics provide a useful, non-paranormal service. The best ones—they give good advice.
August 27 • 6:00 AM
Our involuntary gestures take on different “accents” depending on our cultural background.
August 27 • 4:00 AM
Respected expert economists like Paul Krugman and Edward Glaeser are confusing readers with their poor grasp of demography.
August 26 • 4:00 PM
Another danger of militarizing the police: Marching in lock step doesn’t just intimidate opponents. It impacts the mindset of the marchers.
August 26 • 3:03 PM
A few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement.
August 26 • 2:00 PM
Almost one-fourth of all children in the United States are now living in poverty, an increase of three million kids since 2005.
August 26 • 12:00 PM
Noah Davis talks to David Sally, one of the authors of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong, about how uncertainty affects and enhances the games we watch.
August 26 • 10:00 AM
Recent research on honor culture, associated with the American South and characterized by the need to retaliate against any perceived improper conduct, goes way beyond conventional situations involving disputes and aggression.
August 26 • 8:00 AM
How witnessing inmate executions affects those who watch, and how having an audience present can also affect capital punishment process and policy.
August 26 • 7:15 AM
For those who feel guilty about watching TV, a new study provides redemption.
August 26 • 6:00 AM
How single-use injectable contraceptives could change family planning in Africa.
August 26 • 4:15 AM
Coming to terms with growing old can be difficult in the gay community. But middle-aged men are inventing new strategies to cope.
August 25 • 4:00 PM
The postmortem by Michael Baden is only the beginning as teams of specialists study the body of an 18-year-old African American killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
August 25 • 2:00 PM
Are we asking the right questions about smart drugs? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us—and what they can’t.
August 25 • 12:00 PM
Our human minds are incapable of truly answering that question.
August 25 • 10:31 AM
A new study confirms that surgery is the safest way to deliver a breech fetus.
August 25 • 10:00 AM
Hurricane Katrina wrought havoc on New Orleans but, nine years later, is there a silver lining to be found?
August 25 • 8:00 AM
To a surprising degree, as voter turnout goes down, public employee compensation goes up.