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Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Credible sources say the Las Vegas shooting was a one-man job. But a small band of former government insiders is propagating a wild alternative theory—with dangerous consequences.

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Marvel Icon Stan Lee Leaves a Legacy as Complex as His Heroes

Stan Lee supercharged Marvel Comics into one of the most important cultural forces on the planet. But how much credit does he really deserve?

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The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome

Unexplained brain injuries afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies. What happened?

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What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?

New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect — possibly opening a Pandora’s box for Western medicine.

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CBD, the super-popular cannabis compound, explained

Is your CBD latte a scam?

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The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’

I went to as many Instagramable “museums,” “factories” and “mansions” as I could. They nearly broke me.

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Sissel Tolaas goes nose-on with the whole world

Sissel Tolaas is a star in the world of smells. Her methods are not always subtle.

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The Last Format

Streaming capitalizes on the utopian hopes attached to the mp3

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How the Chile Pepper Took Over the World – Airbnb Magazine – Medium

Until 500 years ago, the spice was confined to Central and South America. We track the heat wave through Jamaica, Hungary, and Thailand.

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The FBI of the National Park Service

The 33 special agents assigned to the Investigative Services Branch handle the most complex crimes committed on NPS land. 

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The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?

Sorting people by ‘merit’ will do nothing to fix inequality

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The Queen West Voyeur

His friends and tenants thought he was a great guy, until they discovered he was filming them in their most private moments

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All In: The Hidden History of Poker and Crypto

Online poker and crypto have an intertwined history that goes back to the first bitcoin code.

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Meet the Animals That Go Wild for Your Pee

A surprising number of creatures—from reindeer to locusts—have a known affinity for human urine. And for some species, this craving for our minerals has dramatically shaped their behavior.

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Johnny Depp will not be buried

Aggrieved, aggressive and vulnerable, by turns it’s all these things. He spoke, we listened and here is the truth Johnny Depp wants you to hear

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The Enduring Scam of Corporate Tax Breaks

Why these deals have remained popular in Washington despite the overwhelming evidence that they don’t work

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How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music

An in-depth history of the most important pop innovation of the last 20 years, from Cher’s “Believe” to Kanye West to Migos

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What Termites Can Teach Us

Roboticists are fascinated by their “swarm intelligence,” biologists by their ability to turn grass into energy. But can humans replicate their achievements?

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The Great Endumbening

IQ scores look to be on the decline. Is there a complicated explanation, or are we just getting stupider?

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Ranch Nation

How one creamy, peppery salad dressing became America’s favorite flavor.

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