Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Stories by Tony Dokoupil
The Suicide Epidemic
5/23/13 at 4:45 AM
Why are we killing ourselves? How can we stop it?
Diamonds in the Rough
4/15/13 at 4:45 AM
Can Major League Baseball bring China into the big leagues?
Justice Thinks Again
2/25/13 at 12:00 AM
‘The Staircase’ revisits a jailed man—and the shoddy case against him.
L. Ron Hubbard’s Secret Self
1/29/13 at 12:00 AM
Newly discovered tall tales from the scientology founder’s favorite club.
The Last Dive?
1/14/13 at 12:00 AM
Funding for human expeditions to the watery depths appears to have run aground. As legendary explorer Sylvia Earle says goodbye to the ocean floor, are machines good enough to take her place?
High Rolling in Monte Carlo
12/17/12 at 12:00 AM
Breaking the bank in the playground of kings.
Are Vets Suffering from Moral Injury?
12/3/12 at 12:00 AM
New studies suggest that a soldier’s pain of guilt may be a key factor in the rise of PTSD.
DUSTOFF 73 and the ‘Valley of Death’
11/5/12 at 1:00 AM
The assault targeted a key Taliban training camp in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. The mission was failing. The wounded were dying. The medevac team took off on the perilous mission to save them…
A Return to the Battlefield
11/4/12 at 1:00 AM
The veterans of Team Rubicon plunge into the disaster zone.
High Times in America
10/22/12 at 1:00 AM
Pot use in the United States is rising sharply, and voters may make it fully legal in two states this fall. Smart businessmen are banking on that happening.
The Original Drug Czar
9/3/12 at 1:00 AM
Carter’s top drug cop finds Obama’s pot policy ‘insane.’
The Real Indiana Jones
8/20/12 at 1:00 AM
Forrest Fenn has hidden a million dollars of his treasure—and he wants you to find it.
Going Easy on Joe Pa?
7/30/12 at 1:00 AM
Will an ill-timed bio by feel-good sportswriter Joe Posnanski be too nice to Joe Paterno? By Tony Dokoupil.
Is the Onslaught Making Us Crazy?
7/9/12 at 1:00 AM
The new research into the Net’s negative effects. By Tony Dokoupil.
Is the Internet Making Us Crazy?
6/11/12 at 1:00 AM
Could the Internet bring on a face-eating epidemic?
5/21/12 at 1:00 AM
The cofounder of PayPal shoots for the stars.
Baby, You Can Drive My Car
4/30/12 at 1:00 AM
Pulitzer winner Paul Ingrassia's cruising history looks at how sheet metal helped to shape an era. By Tony Dokoupil.
The Devil in Deryl Dedmon
4/9/12 at 1:00 AM
In a parking lot in Mississippi, he killed a black man with his truck. He’s in jail for a hate crime—but his black friends disagree.
You Got Your Sperm Where?
10/2/11 at 10:00 AM
Meet a 'donorsexual' on the web—and he'll service you anywhere. Plus, key moments in insemination history. By Tony Dokoupil.
Michael Moore, Triumphant?
9/5/11 at 1:00 AM
The filmmaker talks about the vitriol he faced after 9/11, and why he thinks the last decade has proved him right.
9/4/11 at 10:00 AM
The story behind the 9/11 documentary 'Finding Nicholas'
The Bitter Dads’ Club
7/25/11 at 1:00 AM
A new wave of burned-out fathers is coming to screens—and they’re angrier than ever.
Madman in Chief
7/25/11 at 1:00 AM
Was Richard Nixon too normal? Abraham Lincoln exceptionally deranged? Why we should look for a little bit of crazy in our leaders.
The Next Space Race
7/11/11 at 1:00 AM
As NASA's last shuttle takes flight, private companies are rushing to fill the astronaut gap.
Mad as Hell
5/29/11 at 10:00 AM
The anger that fueled the Arab Spring is now boiling over in Europe. Could club-wielding protesters be in America’s future, too?
Navy SEALs: America's Top Soldiers Take Down Bin Laden
5/5/11 at 1:00 AM
With their perfect takedown of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. Navy SEALs proved themselves America's top soldiers. A look at their daring deeds, their deadly skills-and their scandalous past.
America’s Top Liars
4/17/11 at 10:00 AM
James Stewart explains how Barry Bonds, Martha Stewart, and others built houses of deceit—and how America lost the truth.
Can Celine Dion Save Las Vegas?
3/13/11 at 10:00 AM
Sin City has no jobs, and the newly homeless are living in drainage pipes. But it also has its biggest act since Elvis.
Sorry About All the Bombs
2/20/11 at 12:00 AM
William Powell wrote a terrorist bible. Forty Years Later, he revisits his work.
The Last Company Town
2/13/11 at 10:00 AM
There was a time when employers provided everything: houses, hospitals, bars. Such a place still exists—but not for long. Welcome to Scotia, Calif.