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Make It Reign: How An Atlanta Strip Club Runs The Music Industry

To call it a mere strip club means you don’t get it. It’s more like hip-hop’s ultimate proving ground — a legendary hive of hustlers and dreamers. Magic City is a place where fortunes rain from the rafters, where women with impossible bodies call the shots, and where a DJ who spins your track can make you a star.

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Inside The World's Slowest Newsroom

Staff at Granma, the official newspaper of Cuba’s Communist Party, are facing a new challenge — how to embrace the openness of the internet while still pleasing ruthless censors. Karla Zabludovsky visited its newsroom in Havana to find out.

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You Consist Of Trillions Of Tiny Machines

We are used to thinking of ourselves as composed of billions of cells, but as Paul G. Falkowski points out in his new book, we also consist of trillions of electrochemical machines that somehow coordinate their intricate activities in ways that allow our bodies and minds to function with the required reliability and precision.

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The Woman Who Smuggled Herself

Inside the endless gate-crashing saga of “serial stowaway” Marilyn Hartman.

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The Mob's IT Department

How two technology consultants helped drug traffickers hack the Port of Antwerp.

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The Father Of The Emoticon Chases His Great White Whale

Dr. Scott Fahlman invented a playful keyboard shortcut that is now used more than six billion times a day. But he hopes to be remembered for something a bit more substantial than a smiley face.

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Childhood, Disrupted

Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults.

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Why Does The Mob Want To Erase This Writer?

When he took on the Mafia in his best-selling book, “Gomorrah,” they took out a hit. So for almost ten years now, author Roberto Saviano has lived in disguise, on the run, protected by his wits and a security detail. Now he’s zeroed in on his next target — the worldwide cocaine trade — and he’s left to wonder: Who will be coming for him next?

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Can Pot Treat PTSD? And Will We Even Be Able To Find Out?

Can researchers cut through the politics to find out whether weed works?

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What Happens When A State Is Run By Movie Stars?

The frenzied, fanatical politics of Tamil Nadu, India.

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How Do We Really Know What Time It Is?

​A second before midnight on June 30, an extra second will be added to the Earth’s official clock by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service. These “leap seconds,” added every few years, are part of a long-running effort to create a universal time of day.

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Do Plants Actually Respond To Sound?

In this episode of “Gastropod”: Can sound help us keep Florida’s citrus groves alive, make Brussels sprouts even healthier, and put livestock in charge of their own welfare? (Also, a cameo by the Digg team).

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Why Nobody Wants Their MTV

Viacom is missing TV viewers, hit shows and its leader.

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Chris Christie: A History Of Dick Moves

Sure, you’ve heard of Bridgegate, but Chris Christie’s entire career is a veritable litany of ruthlessness. Now, as the bully who would be president jumps into the 2016 race, we’ve gathered his victims’ stories. Presenting an abridged guide to the petty abuses and calculated skullduggery of the biggest jerk in politics.

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The Misfits Of Reddit Aren’t Leaving

A vocal minority of Redditors are threatening a mass exodus of the site after the banning of five totally indefensible subreddits. This is why they’re probably not going anywhere.

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Camming Is Not Like Any Other Kind Of Sex Work

Live, interactive, and relationship-based, camming is changing sex on the Internet.

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Marrying A Monster

He was a 32-year-old inmate who bludgeoned his own mother and sister to death. She was a 60-something mom with a successful life on the outside. What could have possibly made her fall for him?

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How To Hunt For Black Holes

For two weeks, Volcan Sierra Negra, an extinct 15,000-foot volcano in southern Mexico, was the nerve center for the largest telescope ever conceived, built to take the first-ever picture of a black hole.

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The Complex Power Coupledom Of Chris Hughes And Sean Eldridge

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and political activist Sean Eldridge were once the ultimate team, but Hughes’s controversial purchase of the New Republic and Eldridge’s failed run for Congress made the once-heroes villains.

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The Story Of Our Obsession With Dinosaurs

They made the Victorians shudder with awe, but before long dinosaurs were loved mostly by cartoonists and children. Then came a series of discoveries that began a dazzling chapter in the history of science and which leaves “Jurassic World” trailing far behind.

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