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3D Printing Is Building Itself Up

Reason checks in on the growing 3D printing industry: The latest breakthrough: For the first time ever, scientists have 3D printed a cancer tumor in order to study how to kill it. Growing cancer cells in a laboratory is nothing new—it’s often how new drugs are tested before they hit clinical trials. But those cultures are grown on […]

Sex, Lies, and Text Messages

A new study reveals that people often lie while exchanging sexy texts with their significant others: “Deception during sexting with committed relationship partners appears to be fairly common,” writes a research team led by MichelleShow More Summary

When The Cover Is The Story

According to @RollingStone cover, John Hancock signed the US Constitution… #Merica #History — Lori (@LoriGGFilmz) April 10, 2014 Jill Filipovic suggests that the Rolling Stone gaffe that has fact-checkers around...Show More Summary

What The Hell Just Happened In Nigeria?

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped some 100 teenage girls from a government school in the northeastern state of Borno on Monday. Zack Beauchamp expects the group to hold the girls for ransom: “Their goal is almost certainly...Show More Summary

A Victory For Transgender Indians

In a landmark ruling yesterday, India’s Supreme Court decided that transgender individuals need no longer identify themselves as “male” or “female” on official documents. The court also called for an expansion of rights: Hijras are deprived of jobs, education and health care; turned away at hospitals, limited by the practice of male and female wards. India had […]

Moore Award Nominee

“It seems the height of privilege blindness to schoolmarm gays about how to engage their aggressors when Friedersdorf, in point of fact, has no idea what omnipresent psychological torture feels like… I realize I’m coming down rather hard on an ally here, but as an ally, Friedersdorf and those like him need to recognize that […]

How Do Ukrainians Feel About All This?

Leonid Ragozin explains why many Ukrainians are disillusioned with both Kiev and Moscow: Southeast Ukraine may be the world’s most difficult and unwelcoming environment for fomenting a genuine protest—stability tops the list of local values and priorities. Show More Summary

Beard Of The Week

A reader writes: I’m surprised that Kristofer Hivju, who plays the wildling commander Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones, has not made it into Beard of the Week. Yes, it has been a lapse. Of all the GoT beards, Hivju’s is easily the Vikingest.

O’Malley’s March To 2016

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley put his signature on the state’s marijuana decriminalization bill on Monday. Katie Zezima sees this as another example of O’Malley “tacking to the left and burnishing his liberal credentials“: WhileShow More Summary

Tiptoeing Toward More Sanctions

Josh Rogin explains why the administration is taking so long to announce new sanctions on Russia in response to its provocations in Ukraine: There is still some internal disagreement inside the Obama administration over whether to proceed...Show More Summary

What Does Bud Do To Young Brains?

Jason Koebler highlights a study linking pot to brain abnormalities in young people: High-resolution MRI scans of the brains of adults between the ages of 18-25 who reported smoking weed at least once a week were structurally different than a control group: They showed greater grey matter density in the left amygdala, an area of the brain […]

Jo Becker’s Troubling Travesty Of Gay History

Journalist Jo Becker has a new book out on the marriage equality movement. The revolution began, it appears, in 2008. And its Rosa Parks was a man you would be forgiven for knowing nothing about, Chad Griffin. Here’s how the book begins – and I swear I’m not making this up: This is how a […]

Le Pen, Farage, Putin

Timothy Snyder, whose historically informed analysis of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is worth reading in full, situates Putin’s ideology within the rising tide of far-right nationalism in Europe: More than anything else, what...Show More Summary

Iraq Is Still FUBAR

Ned Parker previews the April 30th Iraqi elections: For months, suicide bombers have been dynamiting themselves in crowded Shiite markets, coffee shops, and funeral tents, while Shiite militias and government security forces have terrorized Sunni communities. Show More Summary

Your Merch, Your Ideas, Ctd

Our updated poll is embedded below (if you are using a mobile phone or tablet, please click here). Based on your votes, we have removed some of the least popular ideas and added in some more. In addition to many of your submitted slogans, we have added a multiple-choice section where you can indicate your preference for various types of merch (totes, […]

Why Aren’t Gay Men On The Pill? Ctd

A straight female reader chimes in: As I was listening to Dave Cullen discuss Truvada I could only think … well, welcome to my world!  The birth control pill was “unleashed” on women in 1960.  I graduated from college in 1967 and moved to Chicago to work.  When I went to my doctor to get […]

Growing Up In Syria’s Civil War

Syria Deeply is publishing the diary of a teenage girl living in Syria. A moving passage from the first entry: I remember well the day cattle food, or fodder, was smuggled into the city. We milled the animal feed to make dough. It didn’t take us long to get used to the bad taste and weird texture of […]

Obama’s Meep Meep On Health Care

There are plenty of imponderables left on the fate of the ACA, Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. Premiums could still spike later this year; the full data on the numbers with actual, paid-for health insurance via the exchanges is not yet known; the resistance on the right to it is still mighty; in many states, […]

Viruses On The Loose

Martin Furmansky chronicles the history of dangerous viruses escaping from labs. The bottom line: Looking at the problem pragmatically, the question is not if such escapes will result in a major civilian outbreak, but rather what the pathogen will be and how such an escape may be contained, if indeed it can be contained at all. Experiments that augment […]

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