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05/29/2016 - 11:00am

    As if we didn't have enough to worry about already, here comes a new issue: The Great Cheese Glut of 2016. The Wall Street Journal reports that as of March 31, 1.19 billion pounds had accumulated in commercial cold-storage freezers across the United States, the largest stockpile ever.

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05/27/2016 - 6:00pm

    Sometimes, people do terrible things because they have a tragic misunderstanding of what it means to be good. Sometimes we do regrettable things because we aren't strong enough to be as good as we would like. Fortunately, emerging neuroscience suggests that we will...

05/27/2016 - 4:00pm

    When I first tried to start a club for the study of transhumanism at Yale, I was astounded by the university's response. The chaplain intervened and vetoed the request. An email to me explained that there were already enough atheist groups on campus, assuming...

05/27/2016 - 3:00pm

    National anxiety over the decline in middle-class living standards is driving this year's presidential contest like no other issue.

    Donald Trump promises a return of manufacturing jobs as the solution,...

05/27/2016 - 2:00pm

    CRISPR is a controversial new technology for genetically engineering cells and making those changes heritable. It and other new gene-editing technologies have both raised hopes of speedier biomedical breakthroughs and concerns that they could eventually enable the...

05/27/2016 - 9:00am

    The airlines could do something today that might ease your wait in airport security checkpoint lines tomorrow: Stop charging fees for checked baggage.

    Up until now, the wrath of air travelers has been...

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