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Some countries have experimented with alcohol prohibition during the pandemic to keep hospitals emptier. What was the impact?
Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
By tracking amphibian songs, citizen scientists are helping us understand what's happening to our environment
Most adults retreat into a personal, quiet world inside their heads when they are reading, but we may be missing out on some vital benefits when we do this.
How we perceive the senses changes in different historical, political, and cultural contexts. Sensory historians ask what people smelled, touched and tasted – all to learn more about the past.
Pieter Kroonenberg, a Dutch statistician, discovered a nonexistent paper that had been cited more than 400 times.
A global hacking collective known as APT41 has been accused by US authorities of targeting company servers for ransom, compromising government networks and spying on Hong Kong activists. Seven...
Once again, the Brazilian Amazon is in flames
You don’t have to sanitize your apples anymore, but you do have to wear a mask
In this set of 10 facts, Wendy Edelberg, Kristen Broady, Lauren Bauer, and Jimmy O’Donnell assess the extent of these economic damages and provide an overview of existing policy interventions.
Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone. Thanks to HBO Max, and their new show raise...
So many of us externalise the need for calm, peace and simplicity by romanticising about escaping to a “cabin in the woods” that even photographs of such idealised idylls have become big business....
Adding a few paragraphs and photos can boost revenue by £100,000 for small cities
Emma Pickles This young girl has found a novel way to eat more fruit while encouraging her creative side. Twelve-year-old Emma ...
A recent examination of media bias on Facebook caught our eye here at AllSides.
Likely survival rates for these men were judged to be as low as 12 days, which may be why OBs were sometimes referred to as 'Suicide Bunkers'.
Had any other attorney general given the speech Barr gave this week, nobody would have noticed. In the context of his recent actions, Barr’s words amount to a defense of politicized justice.
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A VICE survey of 4,000 people around the world suggests that we may be having less sex, but we're more communicative—and falling more deeply in love.
You probably recognize these right off the bat: Andrew, Katrina, Sandy and Sally. But when and why did we start giving hurricanes names?
Amazon bans injectable drugs, but enforcement failures have led to a swell of listings for unproven performance enhancing peptides
Our feline friends are killing billions of birds every year. A fan of both animals believes there are humane solutions.
When cybersecurity reporter Danny Palmer found his card was apparently used on another continent, he set out to discover more.
Experts have been warning for years that this would happen
*Filmed before the pandemic* VICE’s Carla Parmenter meets the Dutch Franquista, Tom De Groot who has turned his home in Amsterdam into a shrine to the Spanis...
In order to better understand the blast and thermal effects of a nuclear bomb, the US dropped a 16-kiloton bomb on a fake town in the middle...
Metro centers in the Northwest and interior of the country have the greatest potential for localization.Large portions of the population along the Eastern Seaboard and the southwest corner of the...
Lockdown and remote work have meant hours of staring at our own faces on video calls – and prompted interest in going under the knife.
Animation is one of the only sectors in the entertainment industry that hasn’t been forced to shut down during the pandemic, leading to a boom for a format that was already on the upswing.
On a bright, clear day in mid-June, Andry Kohut, director of the State Archive of the Ukrainian Security Service, stood in front of the sarcophagus of Chernobyl’s reactor Unit 4 wearing sneakers and…
Growing up, I thought everyone’s parents told them bedtime stories about being chased by the secret police and dodging bullets. As an adult, I started to wonder just who Dad really was.
The thief was someone he never expected.
You think you just ordered pizza from a mom and pop, but it might be from Chuck E. Cheese
As profound as the COVID-19 crisis seems to us now, it pales in comparison to what previous generations faced. Unlike in the past, however, today's biggest threats must be addressed at both the...
Scientists identify neurons that skew our perception.
Given the scientific and political luminaries who have fallen under the axe, it’s not beyond possibility that Charles Darwin himself may undergo a “reevaluation,” with people disc…