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The Behavioral Sink
How do you design a utopia? In 1972, John B. Calhoun detailed the specifications of his Mortality-Inhibiting Environment for Mice: a practical utopia built in the laboratory. Every aspect of…
Length: 9 minutes (2330 words)
The Bravest Woman in Seattle 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner: A woman testifies about her rape and the rape and murder of her partner: "She understood, sitting up there on the witness stand, why people…
Length: 2 minutes (583 words)
The Blind Man Who Taught Himself to See
Steve Pyke The first thing Daniel Kish does, when I pull up to his tidy gray bungalow in Long Beach, California, is make fun of my driving. "You're going to leave it that far from the curb?" he asks.…
Published: March 22, 2011
Length: 2 minutes (734 words)
The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr: A Decade-Long Internet Cancer Hoax Unravels
On the evening of May 13, Mother's Day, a Canadian woman named Dana Dirr was hit head-on while driving to the Saskatchewan hospital where she worked as a trauma surgeon. She was 35 weeks pregnant,…
Source: gawker.com
Length: 13 minutes (3484 words)
The Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill
“Now I have to worry about this, too? Really? This shouldn’t be what they need to do to get where they want to, ” said Dodi Sklar, after listening to her ninth-grade son, Jonathan, describe how some…
Published: June 9, 2012
Length: 13 minutes (3494 words)
The Visionary
One day in June, Jaron Lanier was lounging barefoot in the living room of his house in the Berkeley hills. Stretching back on a worn sofa, he began musing about the connection between Representative…
Published: July 11, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (976 words)
No safe haven: the global Secret Service hunt for three hackers
Dave & Buster's store #32 in Islandia, New York—a restaurant and electronic funhouse for adults—seemed an unlikely target for an international credit card theft ring. Certainly no…
Published: Aug. 1, 2012
Length: 7 minutes (1780 words)
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San Francisco magazine Story: How Much Tech Can One City Take?
David Talbot | Photography by Peter Belanger | September 19, 2012 Shaken by the latest digital gold rush, San Francisco struggles for its soul.  Photo Illustration by Peter Belanger Last year,…
Length: 3 minutes (874 words)
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