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Why a storm surge can be the deadliest part of a hurricane

Why we say “OK”

How Janette Sadik-Khan built New York City’s bicycle renaissance

Pro wrestling is an art form

Why obvious lies make great propaganda

How a cricket superstar became Pakistan’s prime minister

Stop peeing in the pool. Chlorine doesn’t work like you think.

Michael Cohen: sex, lies, and campaign finance

How Brexit could cause a crisis at the Irish border

Pinball isn’t as random as it seems

The gospel according to Aretha Franklin

How ID laws can put trans people in danger

How Juul made nicotine go viral

How reliable is fingerprint analysis?

Why the street gang MS-13 is an American problem

Why there’s a ring of natural disasters around the Pacific 

Road diets: designing a safer street

The (mostly) true story of hobo graffiti

How your split ends can help clean oil spills

France produces the most World Cup players. Here’s why.

Does the USA need a new national anthem?

It’s time to put down the Hemingway and accept that the Running of the Bulls is horrifying

How one typeface took over movie posters

It’s not you. Date labels on food make no sense.

Why Americans suck at soccer (well, the men)

How Islamist militant groups are gaining strength in Africa

The voices of children separated at the border

Dungeons & Dragons, explained

Trump invented a fake spy scandal. People will still believe it. 

Why 350°F is the magic number for baking

Trade wars, explained

How noise pollution is ruining our hearing

Why so many sitcoms look the same

Why chronic floods are coming to New Jersey

A genetically modified organism could end malaria and save millions of lives — if we decide to use it

The culture war between midwives and doctors, explained

Why people are buying cartoon cats on the blockchain

Why it’s not a British royal wedding without fancy hats

The royal weddings that shaped European history

How British royals plan a wedding