The Disappearing Borders of the Middle EastThey were drawn incorrectly in the first place.
The “Executive Function” PuzzleNew research suggests kids who direct their own activities have better outcomes.
Your Sriracha Is SafeAfter months of apocalyptic headlines, the famed hot-sauce factory has reached an agreement with its hometown.
Gordon Willis’ Enduring Mark on HollywoodThe legendary cinematographer of The Godfather and Manhattan has died.
The Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 4The “sometimes they’re stoic while killing people and sometimes they’re stoic while stealing babies” edition.
The Reddit ReckoningOne year after turning up false clues in the Boston-bombing manhunt, the site’s users have done some soul-searching.
Lawrence of Arabia, the Man What the movie gets right and wrong about the enigmatic antihero.
Where’d You Get Your Grass?The “first chimp fad” suggests primates want to be fashionable, too.
Our New Memory PlaygroundResearchers show they can erase and then reintroduce memories, at least in rats.
Is Robert Dear Another John Brown? One pro-life activist made that comparison. It’s actually worth considering.
Cards Against Humanity Asked People to Give It $5 on Black Friday for Nothing in Return. The Stunt Worked.
Hang Up And Listen
The “Violating His Amateur Status” Bonus Segment The Hang Up and Listen hosts cover speedcubing—from the algorithms of Rubik’s Cubes to the sport’s record-breaking competitors.
Can We Trust the Hacker Philanthropists? We now rely on tech billionaires to solve our most pressing problems. That’s a problem, too—and it’s our fault.