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A Plane of Monkeys, a Pandemic, and a Botched Deal: Inside the Science Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

In May 2020, a plane full of monkeys, intended for COVID-19 research, was supposed to depart Mauritius. But it never did. So, who purchased the monkeys? What lab was their final destination? When Jackie Flynn Mogensen began to investigate why the flight didn’t take off as planned, she discovered a whole lot more about the […]

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Loans Got Me Into Journalism. Student Debt Pushed Me Out.

Carrington J. Tatum, a first-generation college graduate who’s passionate about reporting that makes a real difference in the lives of marginalized people, decided to walk away from journalism because of his student loan debt. My journalism degree was more expensive than my wealthier classmates’ degrees because I couldn’t afford to pay in cash. But that’s […]

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Notes from Lviv

In a series of diary-like dispatches, Matt Gallagher shares a riveting on-the-ground account of training civilians for combat in the Ukrainian city of Lviv. All-day lane rotations between trainers on urban movement, dismounted recon ops, and advanced room defense. They’re getting better. Petro’s a leader. So is Symon, the law student. So is Ivan, a […]