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Metabolism is one of the greatest mysteries of the human body. Vox’s Julia Belluz spends a day in a metabolic chamber and emerges with some answers.

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Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk want a Mars colony to save humanity

The Trump administration’s latest anti-transgender action, explained

To defend journalism, we need to defend the truth and not just journalists

“Hidden Tribes,” the new report centrists are using to explain away polarization, explained

Trump says selling weapons to Saudi Arabia will create a lot of jobs. That’s not true.

Trump’s approval rating is going up — but voters still want Democrats to take Congress

The overwhelming whiteness of genetics research is holding back medicine

Melmoth, from the author of The Essex Serpent, is a lurid novel of sin and redemption

In the age of Instagram museums, what happens to haunted houses?

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NYTimes report shows how Twitter, McKinsey were complicit in helping Saudi Arabia silence critics

This Is Us goes to Vietnam for a poignant, gut-wrenching episode

“It’s not going to create or take away a single job”: why Trump’s excuse on the Saudis doesn’t hold up

The Trump administration reportedly wants the government to revoke civil rights protections from transgender people

Trump says there’s another tax cut on the way. We have no idea what he’s talking about.

13 found-footage horror movies actually worth watching this Halloween

Halloween’s post-credits “scene,” explained

The Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to watch.

How Republicans are misleading voters about preexisting conditions

Alaska’s independent governor drops out of 3-way race and endorses a Democrat

Michael Cohen now wants to get out the vote

Judy Blume’s seminal Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret is becoming a movie

After weeks of lying, Saudi Arabia just admitted Jamal Khashoggi is dead

Vox Sentences: Meddling in the midterms

Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner’s marriage adds new star power — and weirdness — to the Trump family tree

How the Sears catalog transformed shopping under Jim Crow, explained by a historian

Nancy Pelosi just suggested she sees herself as a “transitional” House speaker

Justice Department charges Russian national with conspiring to interfere with 2018 midterms

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Democratic outreach to Latino voters doesn’t look much better than it did in 2016

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Louisiana voters will have a chance to strike down a Jim Crow law this November

The new Halloween reimagines the franchise as a tale of maternal warrior women

Edible cotton now exists — and it could have a big effect on world hunger

Lyft has a new “all-access” subscription plan. But is it really worth the money?

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