Politics and History

Attica Prison entrance

The Attica Prison riot is remembered as one of the bloodiest and savage of its kind, but a new history is challenging that ...More

Twitterstorm of bots

Computer scientist Filippo Menczer has evidence of a bot campaign targeting one of Twitter's biggest power users: President Trump.More

Black hole

Psychedelic drugs show remarkable promise for treating addiction and end-of-life anxiety.More

Barbed wire

Most of us will never know what life in prison is really like. It’s mostly off limits to the public and to many in the press,...More

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment....More

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.More

Mubin Shaikh

One of the biggest misconceptions about extremists is that they're fundamentally different from everyone else. Self-described former...More

College Students

Free speech advocate Greg Lukianoff believes universities are coddling students in the name of emotional well-being, with damaging effects to students' mental health.More

Estee Lauder

What do Steve Jobs, Estee Lauder and Ted Williams have in common? They were driven by individual compulsions.More

Fire eating

For decades, Todd Robbins has been entertaining audiences with his sideshow act, first at Coney Island and later with several off-Broadway shows. He demonstrated a few tricks of his trade.More

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