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Nov. 18 2013 5:22 PMHow Long Can You Hold Your Breath?The physical effects of training for world records and freediving.
Aug. 9 2013 12:25 PMIs Sunlight Actually the Best Disinfectant?It depends on how much time you have.
July 19 2013 5:29 PMHow Often Do Art Thieves Destroy Their Loot?Basically Never.
July 17 2013 2:43 PMWhy Do We Drink Lemonade When It’s Hot Out?The role of acidity in quenching thirst.
July 15 2013 3:02 PMHow Gross Is the Water That Drips From Air Conditioners?It's like rain on a summer evening.
July 11 2013 3:41 PMHey, You! Get off of My Cloud!How much of the airspace above your home do you own?
July 9 2013 1:37 PMDo Airlines Retire Flight Numbers After Crashes?Asiana Flight 214 is still flying between Seoul and San Francisco.
July 2 2013 2:57 PMWhat’s Life Like in an Airport Transit Zone?Where does Edward Snowden sleep? Can he get a Cinnabon?
June 26 2013 3:09 PMA Rainbow MarriageHow did the rainbow become a symbol of gay pride?
June 25 2013 4:03 PMHow Does SCOTUS Schedule Its Decisions?Do the justices save the big cases for last to create suspense?
June 19 2013 2:29 PMWhich Is Safer: City Streets or Prison?Prison.
June 17 2013 2:19 PMSurprised by the StorkThe realization that you’re pregnant sometimes comes at the same time the baby does.
June 13 2013 3:53 PMWhat Happens When You Defy a Secret Government Order?You have a secret trial and pay a secret fine.
June 11 2013 1:22 PMShould Edward Snowden Have Had a Security Clearance?Everyone knew he advocated online privacy.
June 7 2013 11:55 AMThe Geneva SuspensionStaff Sgt. Robert Bales killed 16 Afghan civilians. Why wasn’t he charged with war crimes?
Nov. 8 2013 10:15 AMWhy Don’t Hurricanes Hit California?Supertyphoon Haiyan is just the latest cyclone to hit the Philippines.
Aug. 5 2013 3:39 PMWhat Happens in Racial Sensitivity Training?How counselors will try to talk the racism out of Riley Cooper.
July 18 2013 3:05 PMHow Accurate Are Juries?Your peers are far from infallible.
July 16 2013 6:51 PMDo Other Countries Have “Stand Your Ground” Laws?Or do they require you to slowly back away?
July 15 2013 3:00 PMWhy Are Air Conditioners So Heavy?It's the copper.
July 10 2013 2:31 PMThe C-Free DietIf we didn’t have California, what would we eat?
July 3 2013 3:00 PMFourth of July, Independence Day, Independent Day ...What are we supposed to call this holiday?
June 27 2013 1:27 PMWhy Don’t U.S. Senators Hold Old-Fashioned Filibusters Anymore?Plus: If you can’t stand up, can you still filibuster?
June 26 2013 2:47 PMIs This What Brown v. Board Felt Like?Comparing public reaction to the gay marriage and school desegregation cases.
June 20 2013 4:08 PMWho Gets to Name New Diseases?The tangled origins of a deadly new virus called MERS-CoV.
June 18 2013 3:45 PMCan You Inhale Calories?The dietary impacts of smoking alcohol.
June 14 2013 5:28 PMDo Tell!What’s the worst that could happen to a member of Congress who reveals secret information?
June 12 2013 4:28 PMInto AfricaHow would a captive chimpanzee fare in the wild?
June 10 2013 4:49 PMWhere Should I Flee to Avoid Extradition?Hong Kong? Iceland? Ecuador? Paris is lovely this time of year.
June 6 2013 4:01 PMPeople v. NSAWho represents the public at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court?

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