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The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality
Cambridge, Mass. Illustrations by Harry Campbell for The Chronicle Review In the basement of the Northwest Science Building here at Harvard University, a locked door is marked with a pink and yellow…
Length: 20 minutes (5140 words)
Misguided Nostalgia for Our Paleo Past
The Kobal Collection, Hammer Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C. (1966) The first thing you have to do to study 4,000-year-old DNA is take off your clothes. I am standing with Oddný Ósk…
Author: Marlene Zuk
Published: Feb. 18, 2013
Length: 16 minutes (4001 words)
The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble
At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel.The three-day trip had been billed as…
Published: July 20, 2014
Length: 39 minutes (9791 words)
The myth of the good war | Geoffrey Wheatcroft
This year has been such a miserable and violent one in so many parts of the world that it can scarcely end too soon. But for many Europeans, it has also been a year of remembrance: the centenary of…
Published: Dec. 9, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4957 words)
The Tragedy of the American Military
In mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to…
Length: 41 minutes (10373 words)
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