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Clearing the Clutter
A new app does the dirty work of vacuuming spam from your inbox.
Can Humans Survive?
Five mass extinctions have nearly wiped out life on earth. As Annalee Newitz writes in her new book, the sixth is coming.
Will This Pill Fix Your Sex Life?
Inside big pharma’s campaign to hype—and treat—women’s sexual dysfunction.
Who Lives Longest?
Healthy, wealthy—and famous.
The Tsunamis Are Coming
Are 20-foot waves about to hit the East Coast?
My Oculus Rift Demo
In Newsweek, Brian Ries tests the otherworldly 3-D experience of the forthcoming videogame headset.
A medical journal corrects an obituary from 1858.
First World Problems?
The global importance of emotions and health.
America’s restaurant technology is worse than Polynesia’s.
Why experts know what’s best for your health.
Evolution Bites the Dust
Mites are regressing. Could humans do so, too?
On Shaky Ground
Sometimes nature reminds us who is in charge.
How to Get Ahead on Facebook Without Really Trying
There’s no mystery to how to make the social-networking site work for you. You don’t need a lot of friends. You just need a lot of cash.
Got a great name for Pluto’s satellites?
‘Awash in False Findings’
Is most scientific research factually distorted?
In China, desperate patients are forced to innovate.
The Locals Need to Dig You
When archeologists champion development.
Why watching TV makes a man less virile.
What a Pill
How do you escape the mind’s ‘poisonous fog bank’?
‘Citizen scientists’ classify Africa’s animals.
The Last of His Species
What’s the greatest living Arctic explorer to do when his funding disappears?
The Hunt for a King
Dan Jones on how old-fashioned maps and the latest DNA tests proved the bones were Richard III’s.
Around the World in Six Ideas
An Iranian monkey follows the flight path of a Soviet dog.
French Fries for the Soul
Why economic recessions make us fat.
Kenya’s mobile-phone revolution.
Don’t Tell Mark
The man behind Google Maps and the Facebook search engine on the pleasure of not knowing his way.
Viagra the New Weight Loss Pill?
Is Viagra the new weight-loss pill?
The Tragedy of Aaron Swartz