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Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong
Illustration by Jon Krause"SPEEK EENGLISH, TACO," THE GIRL with the giant backpack yelled when Maria asked where to find a bathroom. The backpack giggled as it bounced down the hall. It had been…
Length: 8 minutes (2048 words)
The Boys of the Dipper Ranch
On 50,000 acres that they have mostly to themselves (not including their hounds, mules, horses, cattle, chickens, piglets, and parents), Jasper, Trevor, and Tanner Klein live a…
Published: Sept. 1, 2012
Length: 6 minutes (1529 words)
The CIA Burglar Who Went Rogue
The six CIA officers were sweating. It was almost noon on a June day in the Middle Eastern capital, already in the 90s outside and even hotter inside the black sedan where the five men and one woman…
Length: 24 minutes (6072 words)
Development vs. Preservation in Modern China
On our second day, we hiked another six miles, starting in a misty morning along a narrow, rocky trail toward a grassy plateau. A new young guide, Eva Dai, whose family lives in the area, joined us.…
Author: Jane Perlez
Length: 2 minutes (545 words)
The House Where Darwin Lived
Charles Darwin lived with his wife, children and servants in Down House, a Georgian manor 15 miles south of London in the Kent countryside, for 40 years—from 1842 to 1882. Like all close-knit…
Published: Jan. 24, 2013
Length: 13 minutes (3423 words)
Killing the Buddha
At the edge of the West Bank village of Faqqua, an Israeli soldier watches from the other side of the Green Line. Photo by Bryan MacCormack of Left in Focus. It took three vehicles to get to Jenin.…
Length: 13 minutes (3298 words)
Greenland's Melting Ice Sheets: Climate Change's Disastrous Effects
Greenland’s ice sheets are disappearing faster than anyone predicted. Climatologist Jason Box has a radical theory why – and even more radical ideas about upending the global-warming…
Length: 3 minutes (797 words)
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