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Extractions

The Plan to Build a Gold Mine on a Seismic Fault in Greece

“The problem is that we can never predict when an earthquake can strike.”
Sarah Souli
2.1.18
Border Lines

The Mexican Border-Crossing App That Suddenly Disappeared

“What would stop Border Patrol agents from signing up for this also?”
Brian Anderson
1.25.18
Double Takes

Do We All See the Woman Holding an iPhone in This 1856 Statue?

For a good century and a half, "The Indian Girl" solely depicted a Native American woman holding a crucifix. At some point, that changed.
Brian Anderson
1.18.18
Bitcoin

I Bet My Bitcoin Like a Gambler, and It Made Me Scared for the Future

I haphazardly dove into the world of bitcoin cloud mining to see if I could grind a profit.
Ed Zitron
1.5.18
Facebook

A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center for Deleting Content

Our tour of one of Germany's new content moderation centers gave us a look at Facebook’s content moderation—and what it means for the people who have to enforce its deletion rules.
Max Hoppenstedt
1.2.18
flat earth

Flat Earth Is the Ultimate Conspiracy

Inside the burgeoning movement.
Rajiv Golla
1.2.18
On Edge

I Turned the Stress of Living In New York Into a Science Experiment

I enlisted a team of experts to hack my own stress, while understanding what makes New York a vibrant and difficult city.
Ankita Rao
12.7.17
Away Messages

DMs From Beyond the Grave Are Changing How We Grieve

“When you experience those feelings and memories, it’s a little bit like losing someone all over again.”
Michael Waters
11.28.17
rsvp

I Unknowingly Went to a Trump Protest Organized by Russian Agents

My understanding of protests changed after recently discovering the origins of a “Not My President” march I attended a few days after Trump’s election.
Caroline Haskins
11.22.17
Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
Hacking

Meet the Hacker Who Busts Child Pornographers on the Dark Net

Einar Otto Stangvik talks with us about online child pornography, self-developed hacking tools, the police who ran the abusive sites—and why he comes up with the best ideas while dreaming.
Daniel Mützel
11.8.17
crypto currency

We Talked to the Family Who Sold Their Belongings for Bitcoins

To live life to the fullest, this family put everything in one basket and pawned away their belongings for a bit of cryptocurrency.
David Schmidt
11.7.17
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