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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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Can technocracy be saved? An interview with Cass Sunstein.

Is the media making American politics worse?

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

Abortions by mail are available now in the US. Here’s what you need to know.

How “America First” ruined the “American dream”

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

Why do millennials love bullet journals? Control.

“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

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

A radio ad invoked lynchings to court black voters. It did not go over well.

5 fascinating stories about Lee Israel, the real person behind Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Social issues YA novels can be terrible. The Hate U Give is a stunning exception.

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

Here’s why Trump threatened to pull out of a 144-year-old postal treaty

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

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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?

Halloween costumes are about dressing as someone else. I decided to go as my own fears instead.

Cage-free, free range, organic: what all those egg labels really mean

Twitter released 9 million tweets from one Russian troll farm. Here’s what we learned.

Julian Assange is fighting the Ecuadorian government over a cat

Watch: Stephen Colbert skewers white supremacists’ weird obsession with chugging milk

Kamala Harris’s new basic income-style bill is so frustratingly close to being great

Report: 300 Pennsylvania Catholic priests sexually abused more than 1,000 children

Polls can be wrong

Republicans won’t admit it — but their tax cuts blew a big hole in the deficit