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Don’t Blame Depression for the Germanwings Crash

That’s not what made Andreas Lubitz murder 149 people.

Of Course Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” Law Allows Discrimination. It Was Written That Way.

Christian Bookstores Have Finally Had It With Fake Testimonials About Heaven

Why It’s Not So Unconscionable for Women to Make a Buck Selling Their Breast Milk

Parents Strive to Spend Tons of Time With Their Kids, but That Doesn’t Lead to Happier Kids


Can We Still Trust Guinness World Records?

The zany reference book has evolved into a profit-driven conglomerate serving publicity-hungry clients.

Future Tense

Is This Thing On?

The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.

The Guinness World Records Were Once Awe-Inspiring and Hilarious. Now They’re Just Shady. 

It Could Be a Really Bad Idea for Us to Contact Aliens

Best Laid Plans: She Left a “Rock Star” Job So That He Could Be Close to His Kid

Meet the South African Comedian Who Will Replace Jon Stewart on the Daily Show

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