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- Feb 21 20176 minutes
How a True-Crime Podcast Became a Mental-Health Support Group
Listening to stories of grisly murders allows some people to exorcise their fears, and the community built around the show encourages listeners to take care of themselves.
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The Failure of Race-Blind Economic Policy
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The Benefit of Racial Isolation
The charter schools praised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are notoriously segregated. In some cases, that’s a benefit.
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From The Editors
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Why Are People Losing the Blissful Tingles of ASMR?
In more ways than one, the tingles seem to be fading. Just a few years ago, autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), a puzzling and blissful sensation, became the sudden focal point for a sizable Internet community. Practitioners liken it to a c
- Jan 6 20143 minutes
Not-So-Sweet Home: The Persistence of Domestic Violence
The home is in many ways the basic unity of society, a bastion of shelter and family bonds. It is the means by which the social order is reproduced and the context in which children are brought into the world. Yet for millions of women, children, and
- Oct 24 201313 minutes
The Science of War: How DNA puts a face on the missing.
It’s hard to imagine an encryption machine more sophisticated than the human brain. This three-pound blob of tissue holds an estimated 86 billion neurons, cells that rapidly fire electrical pulses in split-second response to whatever stimuli our bodi
- Oct 22 20134 minutes
A Computer Program That Hacks Language & Exposes US Secrets
To a distraught parent whose child has gone missing, the unique genetic code embedded within every cell of the human body is of particular value. That code, spelled out in A’s, C’s, T’s, and G’s, may reveal that their loved one is among the anonymous
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