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How the Sausage Is Made

The search for the perfect hot dog – by way of haute cuisine.

Tamar Adler | Vogue | Aug 2015
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Two Trains Derail In India, Killing At Least 24; Floodwaters Blamed

More than 300 people survived, according to local media reports. Just minutes before the crashes, another train had passed safely over the same area.

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One Of The World's Most Famous Free Divers Is Missing Near Ibiza

Natalia Molchanova took a recreational dive on Sunday, didn't come back up and is feared dead. Free divers hold their breath until they surface for air, instead of using breathing equipment.

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The Man Who Found The Titanic Is Not Done Yet

Thirty years ago, Bob Ballard discovered the wreck of the Titanic. He could have stopped there. Yet today, at seventy-three, he remains the world’s most vigorous ocean explorer.

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Metropolitan Opera To Drop Use Of Blackface-Style Makeup In 'Otello'

The Met says it is committed to "colorblind casting" and that its production of Otello this fall will be the first without dark makeup since the opera was first seen at the company in 1891.

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Young Blood

Exploring the possibility that injecting the old with the blood of the young can reverse the aging process.

Ian Sample | The Guardian | Aug 2015
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Family Of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

The federal lawsuit accuses the Texas state trooper who arrested Bland of depriving her of her constitutional rights. Bland was found hanging in a jail cell three days later.

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Returning $230 sheets for a nice purse.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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The Divine Inspiration of Jim Jones

The black messianic leader, known as Father Divine, that Jim Jones admired.

Adam Morris | The Believer | Aug 2015
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Families Of Newtown Massacre Victims Reach $1.5 Million Settlement

Sixteen families who sued the estate of shooter Adam Lanza's mother will receive nearly $94,000 apiece under the deal. The settlement still needs a judge's approval.

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Can We Reverse The Aging Process By Putting Young Blood Into Older People?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans.

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Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

The company that makes Spritam says the 3-D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.

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Did Beijing's Olympics Song Lift Parts Of 'Let It Go'?

Does a Chinese song cross the line between inspiration and imitation? Many commenters online are saying yes.

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The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

Who gets out alive when disaster strikes? The people who can afford it.

Abe Streep | Wired | Aug 2015
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Can We Ever Design The Ideal City?

It might be pleasing to dream of arcologies, mega-cities, and space colonies — but no one can design the perfect human community.

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Circus Tent Collapse Kills 2 During Storm In New Hampshire

"We lost two lives — a father and a daughter — at an event that was supposed to be fun," Gov. Maggie Hassan says. At least a dozen people were injured.

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Imagine Going To Prison For A Crime You Didn't Commit. Now Imagine It's For Murdering Your Child

Meet the lawyers fighting to close the innocence gap.

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Living Without A Sense Of Smell

Losing your sense of smell takes away more than scents and flavors — it can fundamentally change the way you relate to other people.

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In Which We're Up All Night

An essay on insomnia.

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