The racist history of the spirometer, revelations about German cars in an Icelandic volcano, a week eating foods that appear as emoji, and more...
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August 30, 2014
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program
For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. An Atlantic exclusive.
Alexis C. Madrigal
How Racism Creeps Into Medicine
The history of a medical instrument reveals the dubious science of racial difference.
Hamza Shaban
Why I'm Ending My Boycott of German Cars
Revelations occur in strange places, including in the magma chamber of a dormant Icelandic volcano.
Jeffrey Goldberg
My Week on the All-Emoji Diet
Fifty-nine foods are immortalized as emoji. Can someone eat only their real-life counterparts--and survive?
Kelsey Rexroat
Acting French
It's hard to learn a new language. But it's way harder to learn a new culture.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
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