The Rogue Experimenters

Singles and Couples Are More Divided Than Ever. Why Public Bathrooms Are a Stumbling Block for Reopening.

Toronto Was Obeying Social Distance Rules. Then Came Adorable Baby Foxes.

Canada’s largest city was politely abiding by a strict coronavirus lockdown. But when a family of foxes set up a den in a prime Toronto location, all bets were off.

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8 Things We Do That Really Confuse Our Dogs

Taking a walk in a puppy’s paws can help us understand humankind’s best friend.

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Singles and Couples Are More Divided Than Ever

In quarantine, I’m living my peak singlehood while romantic cohabitators have ascended into the most heightened form of coupledom—and it’s causing tension.

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The Rogue Experimenters

Community labs want to make everything from insulin to prostheses. Will traditional scientists accept their efforts?

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Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

It took Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to answer a long-standing question about a strange knot discovered over half a century ago by the legendary John Conway.

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How an Inmate Serving a Murder Sentence Made a Huge Math Discovery

With a scholarly publication under his belt and about 16 more years in his sentence, Havens has an opportunity to continue to grow his mathematical talents—if he can keep finding the right pen pals.

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The Drug Runners

The Tarahumara of northern Mexico became famous for their ability to run incredibly long distances. In recent years, cartels have exploited their talents by forcing them to ferry drugs into the U.S. Now, with their land ravaged by violence, they’re running for their lives.

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The Need to Go Is a Big Barrier to Going Out. Why Public Bathrooms Are a Stumbling Block for Reopening.

Whether it’s the mall, restaurants, concerts, ballparks or even drive-in movie theaters, Americans are making it clear: They won’t be ready to go out to their favorite destinations until they feel confident about being able to go. To the bathroom, that is.

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