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Friday, November 27, 2015

The Lifelong Republicans Who Love Bernie Sanders

Some conservatives are defying expectation and backing the Vermont senator.

Clare Foran

The Missing Black Students at Elite American Universities

Minority college enrollment has skyrocketed, but the black share of the student bodies at top research schools has barely budged in 20 years.

Andrew McGill


A New Way of Approaching Science and Math

By changing the way STEM is taught in the classroom, these inspiring teachers are preparing students for the future

Can Thinking Like a Terrorist Prevent Attacks on Airplanes?

A decade ago, a team of American law-enforcement agents puzzled out how and where an attacker might fire a missile at a civilian airliner. Their insights are still relevant—and urgent.

Micah Zenko

Earth's Atmosphere Just Crossed an Epochal Threshold

Just in time for this month’s climate-change talks in Paris

Robinson Meyer

Why Is Chipotle Off the Hook in the Fight for Better Pay?

Though fast-casual chains have a certain do-gooder appeal, their working conditions aren’t much better than those at more traditional fast-food restaurants.

Helaine Olen

The Myth of ‘Easy’ Cooking

An entire industry has been built on the premise that creating gourmet meals at home is simple and effortless. But it isn’t true.

Elizabeth G. Dunn

The Technology That Created a New Generation of Runners

How fitness-tracking apps have made the sport more accessible

Jennifer Stahl

A Frozen Turkey and a Surprise Medical Breakthrough

How a project to improve frozen birds’ flavor led one scientist to identify the link between trans fats and heart disease

Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Why Primo Levi Survives

His will to bear witness, and record the hellish particularity of the Holocaust, helped save his life in Auschwitz. It also inspired the writing he will be remembered for.

William Deresiewicz

Welcomed to Europe

As politicians debate the status of refugees, volunteers are working tirelessly to provide them with basic care.

Emily Anne Epstein

A 91-Year-Old Skier's Wisdom

 In his lifetime, Henry Bendinelli skied a distance twice the circumference of the earth.

Nadine Ajaka

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