To prevent a devastating flu pandemic, the government is relying heavily on vaccines and antivirals. Some experts say that both are quite possibly useless.
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Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer question the effectiveness of the H1N1 vaccine; Wayne Curtis on the houses of the future; Brave Thinkers—twenty-seven people with courageous ideas; Nadya Labi on the business of retrieving abducted children; Benjamin Schwarz on Mad Men; and much more.
In New Orleans, a new kind of house is rising from the ruins of Katrina. Cheap, green, and radically hip, it may change architecture for a generation.
Twenty-seven people with courageous ideas—from relocating endangered species to hiring autistics to printing loads of money—that are shaping our future. The first installment of an annual feature.
When Todd Hopson wanted to get Andres, the 9-year-old boy he'd raised from infancy, back from his biological father in Costa Rica, he called Gus Zamora, who retrieves internationally abducted children for a living. Hereâ€™s what happened next.
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Our man in Beijing returns home, with lungs only somewhat the worse for wear.
A wild menace invades Houston.
Guam’s surfers fret about the impact of a billion defense buildup on their island.
Will Greenland become the Nigeria of the Arctic?
How a Lebanese mullah found happiness in Paraguay
For fans of the legendary cocktail writer Charles H. Baker, the contents of a drink are less compelling than the story behind it.
A thrill seeker surrenders to South America’s scariest nation.
How an emerging technology could threaten civility
What’s wrong—and what’s gloriously right—with AMC’s hit show
Is leading one’s own troops to slaughter ever justified?
Alice Munro's way with women; the obstetric dialectic; and more
Will the Great Recession finally end our misguided obsession with gross domestic product?
The addictive appeal of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Celebrity Rehab