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The famed biologist seeks to save a park in Mozambique—and to save humanity.
Is one of America's closest allies in Afghanistan guilty of mass murder?
How a company’s mix of high-tech (wireless scales) and low-tech (regular toenail-clipping) strategies is transforming health care
An inside look at the unsettling perils of cloud computing—and how to avoid them
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Why would a California convict opt for a death sentence? With few executions and better living conditions, why not?
If you build a shiny new performing-arts center, will the creative class come?
A Moscow apartment block’s tenants turn over, one vodka binge at a time.
The first openly gay U.S. political candidate works to save a slice of gay history.
A taste of cocktail Americana comes in from the cold.
Rather than attracting slackers or ironic celebrants, a camp for bowlers reveals the American ideal.
Is lifelike synthetic speech finally within reach?
Are members of Congress guilty of insider trading—and does it matter?
The secret of Modern Family’s runaway success: it’s just a sitcom.
New York's crime drop; T. S. Eliot's dark days
Count Harry Kessler dined with Diaghilev, fought for Germany, and penned one of the greatest diaries ever published.
Our cover story is the latest installment in a conversation dating back to 1859.
Responses and reverberations
What not to say about a friend’s fiancée, and other advice