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The desire of parents to be truly original has had a perhaps unintended effect.
The environmental toll of Bitcoin could be even higher this year than last.
When you stick ink-filled needles into your skin, your body’s defenders respond accordingly. Scientists aren’t sure if that’s good or bad for you.
Not much is stopping a catastrophe like the one in East Palestine from happening again.
GPT-4’s facility for standardized exams will re-entrench the tests’ power and influence.
The deworming drug is central to an improvisational, alternative medical subculture that was forming even before the pandemic.<strong> </strong>
Twitter verification was first a tool for vanity.
Fake images of Trump getting arrested may not fool anyone—but the next thing cooked up by AI might.
How retailers hide the costs of delivery—and why we’re such suckers for their ploys
The surprising persistence of the mail-order business
Umbilical blood can be a valuable treatment for rare diseases. But that doesn’t mean you need to pay thousands of dollars to bank your baby’s.
Carson Block uses covert techniques to uncover fraud for profit. Now he’s under investigation himself. Is he the hero of Wall Street, or the villain?
This emergency is not about to end.
One of the most crucial pandemic questions is deceptively hard to answer.
The human brain has a way of creating logic, even when it’s drifting from reality.
What happens when everyone first gets immunity to the coronavirus as a very young kid?
Hint: It’s not just the screens.
Jenny Odell’s latest book asks an urgent question: What happens when our emergencies become banal?
Catherine Lacey invents the ultimate fun-house novel for her exploration of biography and art.
Ordinary photos and stories can connect you with your roots: Your weekly guide to the best in books
The phrase <em>if it please you</em> has been shortened and shortened over time—until it’s become more brusque than courteous.
When you’re feeling stuck, focusing on the things you hate can help.
Intelligence can make you happier, but only if you see it as more than a tool to get ahead.
Yes, love requires some labor. But that shouldn’t define the relationship.