The Purple Bear That Took ChinaHow a small lavender farm made a stuffed bear so popular that the Chinese government got involved.
The Time to Start Hoarding Lobsters Is NowThe Maine lobster population is in the midst of a steady decline.
What if a Single Protein Could Make Our Organs Repair Themselves?Forget growing ears in labs.
The Things You Find When You Mine in AustraliaThe curious chemical composition of putnisite, our newest mineral.
How Do Harmless Bacteria Become Deadly?Scientists are analyzing different strains in an attempt to find out.
The (Robotic) Sex Industry of the FutureEletronic red-light districts and stripper bots are upon us.
The Things You Learn When You Give a Dog an MRIThey really are sensitive to their owner’s state of mind.
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The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
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Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
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You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”
Syria’s “Moderate” Rebels Are Realizing That U.S. Airstrikes Help Bashar al-Assad, Not Them
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“I Didn’t Want to Build the Next Twitter for Cats” Search funds are the quiet, dependable, risk-averse sibling to the startup.
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“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Watch a Crowd Go Wild When Steve Jobs Moves a Laptop in This 1999 Demonstration of WiFi
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.