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Why Are So Many Republicans With No Chance Running for President?

A few are real contenders. The rest are going along for the ride.

How the Deadly Amtrak Crash Can Be Partly Blamed on Bad Wireless Spectrum Policy

The Boy Scouts Are Moving Slowly Toward Gay Inclusiveness—but the Girls Scouts Are Still Ahead

Every Time Tyrion Lannister Drinks Out of Disgust on Game of Thrones

Drowning Kids Don’t Yell. Or Wave. Or Splash.

Here’s what to look for instead.

Science

Soy Is King

How the legume finds its way into nearly everything you eat.

Moneybox

What Fuels the Rocket Man?

A theory of Elon Musk.

You Are Eating Much More Soy Than You Know

Elon Musk Is Not a Comic Book Superhero. He’s Way More Interesting Than That.

The Man Who First Prodded Pro-Lifers to Terrorize Abortion Providers Died Without Accomplishing His Goal

Tomorrowland Reveals That Brad Bird Is Visionary but Not Superhuman

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