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With the help of new data aggregation tech, gerrymandering is now more precise than ever.
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American schools have a long history of teaching students misinformation in health class.
David Sedaris offers some pertinent advice to aspiring writers.
Imagining the future is indispensable to human life and society. But how do we do it, exactly?
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Watch a passage from Kurt Vonnegut’s short story about a businessman’s bizarre idea to use bees as carrier pigeons.
Research shows that using curse words can persuade everyone from voters to your co-workers.
Under the moon’s shadow, humans have created both grand myths and scientific breakthroughs.
The intellectual meme for a garbage economy
To understand the changes taking place in the Republican Party now, it helps to go back to the last time the party went through a major transformation.
The president claims regulations are hurting economic growth. The data shows otherwise.
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Does social media make all friendships last forever?