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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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How do you decaffeinate coffee?

Some of us love the taste of coffee but can’t deal with the effects of caffeine. So how exactly do you take the caffeine out of a coffee bean?

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American Farmers Are in Crisis

Falling prices and a trade war mean small farmers are struggling to stay afloat

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The Ethical Dilemma of Highbrow True Crime

In its dignified guise, it has maybe only perfected a method of making us feel less gross about consuming real people’s pain for fun.

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When Your Muse Is Also a Demonic Dominatrix

On the controversial reputation of Salvador Dalí’s wife, Gala.

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In Praise of Defensive Football

In Praise of Defensive Football

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Exploring The Digital Ruins Of 'Second Life'

What’s it like to log into the smash online hit of 2006 in the year 2018? It feels a lot like a dead mall.

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Traumatic License: An Oral History of Action Park

From 1978 to 1996, New Jersey hosted a ride-at-your-own-risk water park that earned it the nickname “Class Action Park.”

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These microscopic mites live on your face

We all seem to have Demodex mites living on our faces. Far from being harmful, these uninvited guests could reveal our evolutionary history

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When the Movies Went West

Scorned by stage actors and mocked by the theater-going upper classes, filmmakers nevertheless developed a bold new art form — but they needed better weather.

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Chasing the Pearl of Lao Tzu

A tale of ancient philosophers, alien abductions, murder-for-hire—and how the world’s largest pearl came to be the centerpiece of an 80-year-old hoax

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Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes

Self-publishing is a shadow industry that obscures any hope of understanding book publishing today.

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You Can’t Handle the Truth About Facebook Ads, New Harvard Study Shows

When you tell people you’ve been tracking them across the internet, they freak out and avoid buying your product, research at the Harvard Business School found.

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The Most Unlikely D.A. In America

He’s a biker attorney who specialized in getting small-time defendants off. He’s considered a gang member by Texas police. And now he’s the county’s chief prosecutor. Can Mark Gonzalez change the system?

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The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.

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The Man Who Cracked the Lottery

When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light - and a trail that pointed to an inside job.

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Can You Overdose on Happiness?

The science and philosophy of deep brain stimulation.

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I Dream of Content-Trash

The Dream Machine, one of several recent temporary exhibitions designed for Instagram, quite literally makes a mockery of our dreams and imaginations.

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The Great High School Impostor

What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.

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