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    Mascuzynity: How a nicotine pouch explains the new ethos of young conservative men

    Users of Zyn, a brand of nicotine pouch that’s become a touchstone among right-wing commentators, extol...

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    What two years of AI development can tell us about Sora

    A screenshot of a video generated by Sora, OpenAI’s generative video model. Sora/OpenAI CEO Sam Altman...

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    Alabama’s IVF warning to the country

    Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images One week ago, Alabama’s Supreme Court issued a...

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    Are Skims campaigns the new Vogue covers?

    Before hitting the stage at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, R&B singer Usher graced the...

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    We know how to save these beloved endangered whales. Yet we’re mindlessly killing them.

    The story of the North Atlantic right whale, an icon of the East Coast, should be...

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    How weathering affects Black people’s health

    Getty Images In December 2023, I had surgery to remove my fibroids. Fibroids are benign tumors...

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    Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender is everything fans hoped it would be

    Gordon Cormier stars as Aang in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Robert Falconer/Netflix Reader, you can relax:...

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    Are Ukraine’s defenses starting to crumble?

    Ukrainian soldiers in the outskirts of Avdiivka on February 14, 2024. Vlada Liberova/Libkos/Getty Images This week,...

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    Your brain needs a really good lawyer

    Getty/Paige Vickers for Vox If you take it for granted that nobody can listen in on...

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    Romantic norms are in flux. No wonder everyone’s obsessed with polyamory.

    Getty Images Everyone’s talking about polyamory. You might have read about it, at least if you...

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    Why car insurance rates are soaring

    Cars make their way heading east out of Los Angeles during the evening rush hour on...

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    Why you probably shouldn’t blow up a pipeline

    Seventeen years ago, the British novelist John Lanchester puzzled over a “strange and striking” fact: No...

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    Wisconsin’s new legislative maps are a win for democracy

    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks about funding for the I-535 Blatnik Bridge before a visit by...

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    The US is ready to call for a ceasefire in Gaza. Does it matter?

    Permanent Representative of the US to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield, center, votes against and vetoes...

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    The Alabama Supreme Court opinion holding that embryos are children, explained

    Jens Kalaene/Picture Alliance via Getty Images The moment the US Supreme Court released its decision overruling...

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    Where does the fight for a free Russia go now?

    Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, pictured during her meeting with Belgian...

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    Justice Alito is mad that George W. Bush was too woke

    Former President George W. Bush speaks during the Struggle for Freedom Conference at the George W....

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    How to look at art — and really see it

    “If you tried to reimagine your life without art ... it would look radically different,” says...

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    Jon Stewart is as funny as ever. But the world has changed around him.

    Jon Stewart hosting The Daily Show last time around, on August 6, 2015. Brad Barket/Getty Images...

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    The Supreme Court will decide whether to let civilians own automatic weapons

    A bump stock device, at left, which fits on a semi-automatic rifle to allow it to...

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    An attempt to reckon with True Detective: Night Country’s bonkers season finale

    Kali Reis explores the ice in True Detective: Night Country. Michele K. Short/HBO To be a...

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    I was laid off from a high-paying job. Is it ethical to apply for government aid?

    On the Money is a monthly advice column. If you want advice on spending, saving, or...

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    How NIMBYs are helping to turn the public against immigrants

    If you don’t build housing, they’ll build the wall. Kevin Sullivan/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via...

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    Why we fear uncertainty — and why we shouldn’t

    Jorm Sangsorn/Getty Images One of the things that human beings seem to fear is uncertainty. Most...

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    This Is Me… Now is the most J. Lo thing J. Lo’s ever done

    Jennifer Lopez singing in the film This Is Me... Now: A Love Story. Courtesy of Prime...

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    How to handle the winter blues, no matter where you live

    “I get emotionally down with the short days and feel like hibernating,” says Annabel Lagasse. So...

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    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s death, explained

    A vigil for Alexei Navalny in Krakow, Poland, on February 16, 2024. Omar Marques/Anadolu/Getty Images Alexei...

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    Trump is suddenly in need of a lot of cash. That’s everyone’s problem.

    Donald Trump attending his trial on fraud charges at the New York State Supreme Court on...

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    Can California show the way forward on AI safety?

    Moor Studio/Getty Images Last week, California state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced a landmark new...

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    What’s behind the power of tiny eyeglasses?

    Doja Cat at the 2024 Grammy Awards. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic It was all the way back in the...

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    The looming ground assault on the last "safe" zone in Gaza

    Palestinian children are seen among tents as they struggle with strong winds, downpours, and floods while...

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    Dakota Johnson’s aloof appeal, explained

    Dakota Johnson as Cassandra “Cassie” Webb in Madame Web. Sony Pictures To love Dakota Johnson is...

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    US officials are always talking about "deterring" Iran. What does that really mean?

    US military vehicles in Syria on August 13, 2023. Omer Al Diri/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images...

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    Those evangelical Christian Super Bowl ads — and the backlash to them — explained

    An image from the polarizing “He Gets Us” ad campaign depicts an anti-abortion protester washing the...

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    How the US is preparing to fight — and win — a war in space

    Capt. Even Rogers had the best job at the first large-scale war games focused on space,...

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    What bullets do to kids

    A mourner of the victims of the 2023 mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville...

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    Gun violence in the US: Here’s what experts say can make a difference.

    Mourners attend a vigil at the First Baptist Church of Dadeville in Alabama on April 16,...

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    In The Book of Love, Kelly Link shows that the best romances are ghost stories too

    The Book of Love by Kelly Link. Random House The Book of Love, Kelly Link’s first...

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    Trump’s big day in court

    Former US President Donald Trump sits in the courtroom during his civil fraud trial at New...

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    The Supreme Court will decide if the government can seize control of YouTube and Twitter

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who signed one of the unconstitutional laws before the Supreme Court in...

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    How discredited health claims find a second life on TikTok

    Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Barbara O’Neill, who makes a living as a holistic health...

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    America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

    One person was killed, and at least 20 injured, in a shooting following a post-Super Bowl...

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    Scientists strapped cameras to a bunch of polar bears. The footage is breathtaking — and alarming.

    New footage from cameras strapped to polar bears in Canada reveals what life is like in...

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    How a ragtag band of internet friends became the best at forecasting world events

    The question before a group made up of some of the best forecasters of world events:...

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    How to make your anger work for you

    Anger is misunderstood. Unjustly maligned as a wholly negative emotion, anger contains multitudes: It can be...

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    A prescription for housing?

    A sign indicating the availability of a home to rent stands outside a building in Philadelphia...

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    The moral and strategic case for arming Ukraine

    Ukrainian border guards conduct training on patrolling the borderline in February. Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Anadolu via Getty Images...

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    The race to replace George Santos, explained

    George Santos is gone, and the race to replace him is a squeaker. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg...