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• October 08, 2012 • 10:31 PM
• October 08, 2012 • 10:31 PM
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October 24 • 2:00 AM
Don’t take population numbers at face value.
October 23 • 4:00 PM
The polarized legalization debate leads to exaggerated claims and denials about pot’s potential harms. The truth lies somewhere in between.
October 23 • 2:00 PM
Newly released documents describe “contractual relationships” between the NSA and U.S. companies, as well as undercover operatives.
October 23 • 12:00 PM
Noah Davis talks to the proprietor of I Quant NY. His methodology: a little something called “addition.”
October 23 • 11:02 AM
Discovery suggests humans adapted to high altitude faster than previously thought.
October 23 • 10:00 AM
An FBI agent offered up confidential information about a political operative’s enemy in exchange for cash—and they both got caught. What were they thinking?
October 23 • 8:00 AM
What it means to feel a little excited about the prospect of a horrific event.
October 23 • 7:04 AM
A lot of men just don’t read fiction, and if they do, structural misogyny drives them away from the genre.
October 23 • 4:00 AM
New research from Canada finds trained musicians more efficiently switch from one mental task to another.
October 22 • 4:00 PM
Is the United Nations’ #HeForShe campaign helping feminism?
October 22 • 2:00 PM
Baker Mitchell is a politically connected North Carolina businessman who celebrates the power of the free market. Every year, millions of public education dollars flow through Mitchell’s chain of four non-profit charter schools to for-profit companies he controls.
October 22 • 12:00 PM
U.S. technology giants have constructed international offices in Dublin in order to take advantage of favorable tax policies that are now changing. But Ireland might have enough other draws to keep them there even when costs climb.
October 22 • 10:00 AM
Why there aren’t enough veterans at America’s top schools—and what some people are trying to do to change that.
October 22 • 8:00 AM
We should embrace the fact that there’s no single recipe for English. Making fun of people for replacing “ask” with “aks,” or for frequently using double negatives just makes you look like the unsophisticated one.
October 22 • 7:04 AM
A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.
October 22 • 6:00 AM
Whether it’s a morning cup of coffee or a glass of warm milk before bed, we all have our habitual processions. The way they become engrained, though, varies from person to person.
October 22 • 4:00 AM
New research from Germany finds greater cognitive skills are associated with more spiteful behavior in children.
October 21 • 4:00 PM
When you make it easier to report assault, people will come forward.
October 21 • 2:00 PM
There’s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police.
October 21 • 10:00 AM
When hard science isn’t enough, what can be done?
October 21 • 8:00 AM
Refining our policies and teaching social and emotional skills will help us to generate sustained prosperity.
October 21 • 7:13 AM
Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you’ve (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.