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Matthew Crawford on Overcoming Our “Crisis of Attention”
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Semi Truck Crash Spills Spectacular Number of Bees Across Highway
A Midcentury Map of American Wildflowers
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The impressively prolific alternate identities of Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World.
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Kashmir’s Heroin Highway
The war-torn region has become a major narcotics trafficking route, sparking a new Indian drug epidemic.
The Evolution of the Movies’ Most Famous Lion
How Avengers: Age of Ultron Handles Destruction Better Than Man of Steel
How Large Would the Spacecraft in Interstellar Need to Be for Simulated Gravity to Work?
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How Obama Abandoned Iraq
Why the rise of ISIS and the fall of Iraq weren’t inevitable.
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Muslim Passengers Throw Christians Overboard on Mediterranean Migrant Ship
This Leaked Campaign Launch Ad Could Be Bigger Than Hillary at Chipotle
What the Brits and the Americans should teach each other about elections.
New York City’s Brave New Police Policy
Every city should copy it.
From the “Runaway Metaphor” to the “Smarm Geyser,” a Taxonomy of “Time 100” Blurbs
In 1965 there were a ton of deserving No. 1 songs on the Billboard charts, and two silly novelty ones.
Last Known Male Northern White Rhino Requires 24-Hour Protection
The deeply emotional Star Wars sequel we actually need.
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Jameis Winston Sexual Assault Accuser Files Civil Lawsuit
Ben & Jerry’s Will Begin Serving Ice Cream Burritos on 4/20
How to Speak Uber
Brag about all the jobs you’re creating. Ignore the fact that they’re not actual jobs.
Washington State Auditor Indicted for Being Intentionally Bad at Auditing Himself
ISIS or al-Qaida? An Indictment in Ohio Reveals How Wannabe Jihadists Choose Sides.
Why Astronomers Hate iRobot’s New Robotic Lawnmower
David Hasselhoff Made the Weirdest ’80s-Inspired Music Video You Will Ever See
Is the “I’d Bottom for Hillary” Meme Good for the Gays?
My Son, the Statistic
If I had to do it over, I would vaccinate him again.
Robert Durst Biographer Matt Birkbeck on What The Jinx Got Wrong
This Poignant, Beautiful Ad for Irish Marriage Equality May Bring Tears to Your Eyes
NFL Officially Reinstates Adrian Peterson After Suspension Over Child Abuse Case
How the Bush Administration Pointlessly Screwed Over Student Borrowers
L.A. School District Terminates iPad Program and Seeks Refund From Apple
Rihanna’s Music Video for “American Oxygen” Is a Big Mistake